Snakes frequently slither their way into headlines. Here are some stories from the past month: A guy in Oklahoma was caught on camera getting bit in the face by a snake at the front door of a friend’s house. Another serpent found its way aboard a fisherman’s boat in Arizona. In Texas, a man reached into his tool box and was struck by a rattler. These snake bite incidents are relatively bizarre and unlikely, but they’re all the more reason to respect the importance of wearing snake boots when you’re frequenting snake country.
Throughout the course of a year, I find myself hunting in snake country at least once or twice. My encounters (thankfully) with snakes have been minimal. I’ve seen very few snakes, and only a couple of venomous snakes. Several years ago, while elk hunting in New Mexico, a small rattler struck my guide’s boot. On a Montana antelope hunt, my uncle unexpectedly ran into a rattler while on a stalk. I almost stepped on a big diamondback while mule deer hunting in Wyoming during late October. I don’t need anymore reminders about the legitimate importance of wearing snake boots in snake country.
In the video above, I share my first impressions of the new LaCrosse Snake Country snake boots. If these Cowboy-style snake boots don’t trip your trigger, LaCrosse has plenty of other options for you to check out right here.