Yes indeed, stiefelhose aus leder are very appropriate! They are also so comfortable! I still wear a pair I bought over 35 years ago when garrisoned in Wittlich in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Mine are in red stag (elk) leather, and they are so soft and they fitted themselves so well to my body that it is like wearing a tailored pair of pants. Congratulations on also carrying the rifle the korrekt German/Austrian way. Do not know if you do it all the time of just because you were in Austria, but I find it by far the most practical... Ah but the boots! LOL. Can't recommend enough the Meindl Bordeaux GTX... Congratulations on a great hunt and pleasing writing.