10 Great Upland Hunting Boots for This Season
August 04, 2014
Deer hunters sure have it easy. A short walk to a tree stand, a few hours of sitting in a comfortable blind followed by a chip shot at a buck feeding in a bean field. Bird hunters? Not so much. Pheasants, grouse and chukars don't come to usâ€”we have to find them. That usually means mile upon mile of plodding over steep, rocky slopes, endless prairies or the damp woods of a New England forest.
Getting to those birds requires footwear that can stand up to the punishment that comes with a typical upland hunt. It has to be light, tough, waterproof and it has to protect us from blisters and twisted ankles. A good pair of upland hunting boots also has to last a few seasons.
Thankfully, boot makers are hunters, too. They know what bird hunters need from a boot and they put careful thought into the features that help us find more birds.