I started hunting big mule deer without much more than a dream and a few extra dollars. Dad had set me up pretty good with the essentials: a good rifle, a good truck, and a back built for working. Beyond that, the rest was up to me.
When I got really serious about hunting big bucks, I was in my early twenties and in college but with an aversion to borrowing money. I had to figure out how to buy good gear for cash but still have enough left to hunt all fall. I made it happen and while I looked a lot like Elmer Fudd, I was comfortable enough to pull off any hunt I set my mind on. It was during those years that I learned quality gear–even if it’s not “cool”– is a good investment.
Finances are better than back then but there’s still no money tree growing in the back yard. I’m still squeezing the dollars for all their worth.
One category that I learned I can save money in was pac boots. I started using Schnee’s Hunter II back in 2007. These are a high-quality rebuildable boot that add value to your original purchase.
So before you forget all about cold-weather hunting until the snow flies next fall, check out this 1-minute video review of my second rebuild. If you’re in the market for a good pac, you might also read my written review. Links are below the photos.
Video Rebuild Here: Schnee’s 1-Minute Rebuild
Written Review Here: Schnee’s Hunter II Pac Boot
Read about essential gear for the mule deer hunting in my book, Hunting Big Mule Deer