Thursday, June 30, 2016

Girls with Guns Clothing – Huntress, Non-Insulated Mossy Oak Hunting Boots

By Lora Gene Young

GWG Huntress Boots – Spike camping on a beach in Northern Territory Australia
These are an awesome boot I am really enjoying wearing around the Australian Outback. Long, hot days need a light weight boot that keeps my feet comfortable and cool even in the scorching sun. This boot is mid-height which provides ample ankle support but is not tall enough to be hot and chafe my ankles or calves. The boot is water proof for getting through wet, muddy areas or for washing up heads, but still breaths to help keep my hot, sweaty feet comfortable and dry.

Unfortunately, there are no easy aide pull on tabs to help with putting them on in the morning. Also, if you are against pink in your hunting wardrobe, there is some pink on these boots. The pink is limited to the logo, laces and a bit near the sole. Most of this gets dirty and covered very quickly! They are a great Mossy Oak pattern for the rest of the boot.

Overall, the Girls with Guns Huntress Boot is a great boot for hot weather and moderate terrain. I love them for use in Australia and would recommend them for Texas and similar hunting environments

Friday, June 24, 2016

What Not To Wear

By Lora Gene Young
Huntress View Team Member

As hunters we know the contents of our pack can be crucial to our hunt or our survival. What you pack on your international hunting experience is no different. This not only applies to your equipment, but also applies to your clothing.

I am not going to lecture (in this blog) about knowing your weather conditions, terrain, etc. The focus here is being culturally appropriate for the country you are visiting. There is an emphasis on visiting. Though you are a hunter, you are also a visitor to the country where you are hunting. It is only proper to show some respect to their cultural norms, especially if you plan to vacation outside of your hunting experience.

Cultural respect is not limited to those countries with widely known extreme cultural differences. For example, in New Zealand camo is not the black. You will see few people wearing camouflage to hunt and even fewer wearing it in public. If you plan on touring after your hunt, or simply visiting a nice restaurant of a nearby town during your hunt, bring clothing. If you are concerned with baggage size and weight, there are some great options in hunting clothes that are not camouflage.

KUIU offers some great hunting pants in both gray and tan. These are listed as men’s pants, but are flattering and comfortable for females as well.

KUIU Attack pants – Great on the mountain, tan color blends in in an urban setting as well. 
Girls with Guns clothing offers a great down jacket that is reversible. You can quickly go from hunting in the field with Mossy Oak to a gray suitable for coffee with the girls and guides.

GWG Reversible Puffy Jacket – Great for those cold mornings in the field – Mossy Oak
GWG Reversible Puffy Jacket – Perfect for site seeing – Gray and Pink

Having appropriate clothing is definitely important if you are travelling after your trip. Wearing clothing that signals you are a tourist can open you up to scammers and other criminals. You want clothing that not only keeps you safe in the field, but also in town. The key to packing well and being culturally responsible is good communication with your outfitter. Talk to them, and to past clients, about what is best for your hunting/vacation trip. This is your hunt of a lifetime, every minute should be safe, fun and create wonderful memories. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Muck Boot Company - Women's Pursuit Stealth Boots - Product Review

By Andrea Haas

One of the most important items a hunter should have is a good, quality pair of boots. I can think of a few times that not having the right pair of boots for the hunting conditions sent me home early from a hunt, or at least caused a lot of unnecessary discomfort. Rain, snow, wind, and temperature are all things that we cannot control, but having the right pair of boots can help us deal with these elements and stay in the field longer and more comfortably. 

This turkey season I tried the new Women's Pursuit Stealth Boots by Muck Boot Company. I have always been a big fan of Muck Boots and was excited to put these to the test this spring. Below are my results.

Performance In The Field


Spring is known for being wet and rainy and this turkey season was no different. The Pursuit Stealth boots are 100% waterproof and kept my feet nice and dry. 


The outsole features "agressive gripping" and I could not agree more with those terms. While walking through the woods trying to sneak up on birds, the last thing I need is to slip and fall. I will say, this does happen to me a lot due to the amount of flat shelf rocks we have on our property, and possibly because I'm a little less than graceful. Add some rain into the mix and those rocks can get extremely slick. Thankfully this was not a problem for me this spring.

"Aggressive Gripping" Outsole

They fit great and were very comfortable. The angled topline and flexible notches (highlighted in pink) make them easy to move in, which is perfect for spot-and-stalk turkey hunting. I had to crawl on my stomach a couple times to sneak up on a group of turkeys without being seen and these got a big thumbs up from me! 


The Pursuit Stealth boots have a lining of Neoprene and fleece to keep your feet warm during cold hunts, but I found they worked great to keep my feet cool in the warmer weather too, thanks to the ETC Sockliner that reduces heat buildup. 


  • Insulation: 5mm of Neoprene with Fleece Lining
  • Upper: Spandura® with Optimal Flex Points highlighted in Pink
  • Camo: Realtree® APG
  • Outsole: Aggressive Gripping
  • Insole: Etc® Sockliner

  • Height 12”

  • Weight 4 lbs

Sizing & Fit

In my every day shoes I normally wear a 6.5 to 7. In my other Muck Boots I have always worn a 7 and that is what I ordered in the Pursuit Stealth boots. They fit great and I actually preferred how these boots fit compared to my other Muck Boots, the Woody Max. While I love my Woody Max boots as well, I liked the fit of the Pursuit Stealth boots better because they were not as tight on the tops of my feet, making them more comfortable and easy to move in. 

Price and Options

The Pursuit Stealth boots retail for $209.99 and are available in women's sizes 5 to 11.
They are available in Realtree APG and Realtree APC (pink)

Overall I was very happy with how well these boots performed. They were comfortable, easy to move in, and had great traction and thermal regulation, which is exactly what I needed for spring turkey hunting. They are engineered for warmth as well, which will be great for deer hunting this fall and winter. I highly recommend the Pursuit Stealth boots to any female hunter, as they were a game changer for me. Like I said before, we can't control the elements, but having the right hunting gear can help us withstand them.

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