Grass Seeds

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by dmyers, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. dmyers

    dmyers AH Senior Member

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    Quick question: are sharp cling-on grass seeds working into socks and shoes a problem everywhere in the hunting areas of Africa?
     

  2. AustinL

    AustinL AH Veteran

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    I can’t say for everywhere but we had no issues with them on our recent trip to the northwest Province. Of course i wore only long pants with mid height boots
     
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  3. JPbowhunter

    JPbowhunter AH Enthusiast

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    Just get an oversock protector and never think about it again
     
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  4. Red Leg

    Red Leg AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    Part of it is time of year and the rest is location. Central Namibia and the bushveld of South Africa are the worst in my experience - particularly fall/ winter. Never an issue in the areas I hunted in Mozambique. The ankle top stalking gaiters really solve the problem. The seeds will also work their way through some of the modern synthetic hiking boots - particularly the tongue and ankle cushion. Leather and short gaiters solve it completely. The really exciting experience is stepping on an acacia thorn.
     

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