Hunting season is back and it's the perfect time to get out and enjoy the beauty of Oregon—but make sure that you've got the best hunting boots for your type of hunting. Whether you prefer big game or game bird hunting, we've got the right products for you.
Start with gear that will keep you warm but wick away moisture, while camouflaging you in the woods. We like the Sitka or Rivers West products because they wear like iron. Then, add the right socks. Consider the weight, padding, and material the socks are made from. All these things will affect your comfort. If you're out there for four or five days waiting to bag the big one, socks make a big difference. You can't go wrong with a merino wool sock from Filson, plus they're made right here in the Northwest.
Finally, get a boot that is comfortable from the get-go like the Danner Pronghorn. This boot is lightweight and does great on rocks and rugged trail. Add an insole— we prefer Superfeet because they don't break down— and you'll be set!
We get a lot of questions about whether to go with insulated or uninsulated boots. It's something to think about for sure. It really depends on where you're hunting and what you're hunting for. If you're going to be moving a lot, as in grouse or quail hunting, then an uninsulated boot like the Danner Grouse Boot with a synthetic sock makes a lot of sense.
If you're going to be in freezing or very wet weather, then insulated boots are going to be the way to go. Kenetrek makes a good waterproof boot that will last you many years such as the Mountain Extreme 400.
Whatever you're looking for, we can help at Baker's Boots & Clothing— for more info on Fall season hunting gear, or to speak to a fitting specialist, call us today.
Gene at Baker’s Boots