Shortly before deer hunting season last year I was in the market for some new waterproof and warm hunting boots. I started asking friends and co workers what they would recommend, some said go the cheap route and others suggested I should go all out and get the most expensive boots around.
There was one response that stuck in my head. One of my coworkers said to me don’t try on any Muck Boots unless you are willing to purchase them. Then he said if you are going to try them on make sure you try onall the other boots you are considering first because you’re going to leave with the Muck Boots. I didn’t think he was serious and laughed at what he said.
I took his advice anyway and tried on a bunch of different boots. After I had tested every boot I could find, the time came to try on the Muck Boots. When I put on the Woody Sport All Terrain boots my mind was made up. I even had to take an extra walk around the store because they were so darn comfortable.
Fast forward a month. It’s opening morning for deer season. I’m all set to walk out to my tree stand and I felt like I was forgetting something. Then I realized I was so use to bringing an extra pair of boots out to the stand so I had one pair to walk through the water and one to keep my feet warm. With the Woody Sports being rated to -20 I didn’t have the need to lug my warm winter boots out to my stand.
When I arrived at my stand I was amazed at how warm my feet were, but I was still very hesitant to sit all morning in 20 degree temps with just a pair of waterproof boots on. Was I ever wrong about my new Muck Boots they are a far cry from just your ordinary pair of knee high boots. After a long cold morning in the stand my feet were still toasty and dry.
After a few days of nothing more than a couple of glimpses of deer I decided it was time to do a little bit of walking to see if I could find any deer. In the past I was always very tentative to do a lot of walking because I would get blisters and extremely sore feet.
This year with my new boots I was sure my feet would stay comfortable. The only thing I was hesitant about was how they would hold up to the diverse terrain. The area I hunt consists of dense woods, thick underbrush, and low swamp land. To my amazement I had no problems at all and the boots still looked brand spanking new after my three hour hike.
The last weekend of my hunt I had injured my wrist and was unable to use a tree stand, so I ended up sitting on a stool. With dense fog, heavy snow, and me being vertically challenged I didn’t see a single deer. I had to go another season with out a deer.
Even though I wasn’t successful in harvesting a deer I was grateful to be able to have purchased the best boots I have ever owned. If it wasn’t for the comfort and durability of my new Muck Boots my deer hunting season would have been so much worse.
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