ripper7 wrote:Last week I went out deer hunting in the rain with leather boots.After a while they became thoroughly wet. Any recommendations on types of water proofing I should use. I am concerned about leaving a scent trail that would alert the deer to my presence This years deer budget is tapped out for major expenditures ( new HHS safety vest) I am trying to make do with the equipment currently have.
Waterproofing leather is easy and hard. You could oil the leather, but they would be very cold. You can use snowseal(silicone) but it will be smelly and cold, but very dry. You can bag your feet in grocery bags (which I have done) but they will still be cold. If you use wax, it is low odor, but to get a good seal you will need to heat it with a hair dryer or a plumber's torch, and again it will be dry, but cold.I have tried and done all of these. (yes, I am a cheap bastard) I found the best use of my money was to hit walmart or target for closeout, or clearance boots that were camo, insulated, waterproof(garrenteed) and cost me about $35. and they have NO scent. Name on them was Winchester I think, I will check my gear if you wish.
The only real difference between a good tracker and a bad tracker is observation. All the same data is present for both. The rest is understanding what you are seeing.