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Swamp/Creek Bottom Buck Hunters Advice Wanted!

Old 08-27-2006, 06:47 PM
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Default Swamp/Creek Bottom Buck Hunters Advice Wanted!


I hunt many stands that I need to wade creeks, sometimes a mile at a time, to acces my treestands. I have been using rubber hip waders and changing them when I got about 200 yards from the stand. This is a pain because I have to back pack my other boots in and change the waders, which usually results in me getting sweated up. I don't know about you guys, but rubber waders are a pain to take on and off.

I have been looking at neoprene chest waders that are suitable for icy water for duck hunters. My plan is to wade right in to my stand, climb up, and hunt. I did try this with regular rubber waders and my feet froze off, not to mention my knees hurting from being in the sitting position with the waders on in a treestand.

I don't have any experience with these type of waders, but has anyone tried wearing these types of waders in a treestand? I hunt all day in many cases and I need to stay warm on stand. I see some of the waders are insulated with up to 1600 grams of Thinsulate. Plus, if I get a larger size, I can layer underneath them. As far as camo, I can throw my Leafy Wear on right over top of them once I get to the stand, so that's not a problem.

Any duck hunters or deer hunters that hunt swamps have any helpful info. on this subject?

Any advice/recommendations is greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-27-2006, 09:05 PM
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I think walking a distance in waders would cause you to sweat. Then when you are wearing them in the stand the sweat will chill causing you to be very cold. If you wear your rubber boots in, carry a changing of socks and leave a pair of boots in a plastic bag on your stand so you don't have to carry them in might work better. Either way if you get sweaty, you are going to get cold.
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