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Get Ready for the Hunting Season with Schnee’s

With the General Big Game season underway here in Montana and much of the west, thousands of residents and non-residents are heading into the mountains in hopes of filling a tag or two. Whether you plan on heading out into the mountains on your own or with the service of a qualified outfitter, be sure to visit Schnee’s for all of the backcountry essentials before your next hunt!

Traversing the Rockies in search of big game requires footwear that will provide the proper amount of support, traction and protection to tackle the rugged terrain found across the western US. This may include side-hilling on slippery shale, crossing mountain streams or post-holing through thigh deep snow to get to where your quarry is. Schnee’s Hunter II series of boots have been the go-to choice of boots for outfitters, guides and sportsmen taking to the mountains every fall for over 23 years. Designed for comfort and built to last, the Hunter II is available in 10”, 13” and 16” heights and features Schnee’s exclusive Advantage™ rubber outsole for maximum traction in any condition.

Schnee's Hunter II

During your hunt, stay comfortable whether you are in the saddle, around camp or on the mountain with the Schnee’s Rifleman’s Shirt™. Introduced into the Schnee’s line last Fall, the Rifleman’s Shirt™ has quickly become a favorite among western sportsmen. Combining the fit, feel and warmth of fine wool with the wicking and drying properties of a synthetic, the Rifleman’s Shirt is sure to become your favorite. Available in 4 heathered colors and beautifully trimmed with a genuine leather collar stand and leather button holes on the front pockets, the Rifleman’s Shirt™ also features a generous bi-swing back for a comfortable range of motion.

Schnee's Rifleman's Shirts
Schnee’s Rifleman’s Shirts

Finally, don’t forget the little things. Schnee’s carries a wide assortment of invaluable accessories for your hunting season. From premium leather conditioner, canvas quarter bags and binocular suspenders to custom made hunting knives, Schnee’s has you covered.

Hunting Essentials

Before you set out on your next hunting hunting adventure, let the experts at Schnee’s help you prepare for the hunt of a lifetime. All of these great products can be found by visiting our retail stores in historic downtown Bozeman or online at www.schnees.com.


Schnee’s Pac Boots – 23 Years in the Making

For over 23 years, Schnee’s has been manufacturing their legendary line of Schnee’s Pac Boots right here in the mountains of Montana. Created out of necessity for a product that just didn’t exist, the Schnee Pac has become the boot of choice for sportsmen, ranchers and outdoor enthusiasts from the Rocky Mountains to the Adirondacks.

Beginning with premium hand-selected US leather hides, the boot upper is cut and crafted to provide optimal fit and maximum support surrounding your ankle and calf. Many boot manufacturers us a generic “stove-pipe” upper design which results in poor fit and uncomfortable flexing and bunching, Schnee’s insists upon using a “split” backstay design and signature flex-notches for an improved fit and minimal bunching.

Schnee’s rubber bottoms are crafted from hand-laid pieces of real rubber and vulcanized for rugged, waterproof support.  Our rubber bottoms also feature thermal plastic heel counters as well as steel shanks to provide the fit and support of an all-leather boot as well as a cushioned inner sole for added comfort. Most of our boots are also offered in your choice of a Tire Tread outsole which is great for shedding mud and snow or Schnee’s exclusive air-bob Advantage™ outsole for maximum traction in any condition.

Schnee’s Pac Boots are available in Insulated and Uninsulated models for year-round use. Our insulated boots feature removable quilted liners that utilize a three layer construction for optimum combination of warmth and moisture-wicking comfort. The inside of the liner is made from a durable layer of Cambrelle to help pull moisture away from your feet. The middle layer of the liner holds a layer of 400 gram Thinsulate™ Insulation for significant warmth without any unnecessary bulk. The outer layer of the liner is made from 3mm of wool felt which creates an added layer of warmth and moisture wicking comfort.

Schnee’s Pac Boots are built to withstand the rigor of everyday wear and to fulfill the demands of the hardworking and harder playing customers that wear them. All Schnee’s boots are rebuildable for years (even decades!) of use, and like all Schnee’s products they are backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

As the fall air cools and winter begins to slip in, now is a great time to look for that perfect boot. Whether you’re running errands in town, handling chores on the ranch or headed into the mountains in search of that trophy elk, Schnee’s has the right boot to fulfill your needs!

Montana Upland Season Is Here!

With the Pheasant opener scheduled for for this weekend, the upland season in Montana  is officially in full swing!  Whether your passion is chasing pheasants through the grain and cover of the plains or working quail and woodcock through the wooded south, Schnee’s has the clothing and footwear that you need to make your upland season an enjoyable one!

Back for it’s fourth season, the renowned Schnee’s Bozeman™ boot is ready to walk the fields and provide all-day comfort through virtually any terrain. Hailed by many a wingshooter as the best upland boot around, the Bozeman continues to receive rave reviews from the field.  Available in 6″ and 8″ heights and featuring an eVent® breathable waterproof membrane, the Bozeman™ will keep your feet dry and comfortable regardless of the weather.

Schnee's Bozeman Boot

New from Schnee’s this year is the Greycliff Field Shirt™. Modeled after the well received Schnee’s Western Plains Field Shirt™, the lighter, 4oz Greycliff Shirt is an excellent choice for those warm early season days afield. Available in Blaze/Stone or Khaki, the Greycliff Shirt retains all of the great features found on the Western Plains Field Shirt including a bi-swing back, hidden zippered chest pockets and our signature shotgun snaps.

Schnee’s Greycliff Field Shirt

Another staple in the Schnee’s family of upland hunting and shooting apparel is the Schnee’s Powder Horn Field Coat™. This best of breed field coat is meticulously crafted from our signature dry waxed Range Cloth™ and trimmed with a premium leather collar and cuffs.  Shell loops in the front bellow pockets, a generous bi-swing back and blood-proof game bag provide function in the field, although once you put this coat on, you are sure to wear it for more than just your days in the fields. Available lined or unlined.

Schnee's Powder Horn Field Coat

Planning the Game with Sitka Athletes Mark Seacat and Jeff Simpson

When the talk turns to hunting whitetails, Montana is probably not the first state that comes to mind for prime whitetail habitat or notable whitetail hunters. Although Montana does boast large numbers of whitetail deer and some incredible habitat to hunt them, the state is definitely more known for the excellent elk and mule deer hunting.

 Tune in below to watch noted Montana elk hunter and Sitka Athlete Mark Seacat pickup a few pointers from whitetail authority and TV Personality Jeff Simpson. Jeff and Mark will be teaming up this fall on some exciting whitetail hunts!


Be sure to visit us as www.schnees.com and check out all of the best clothing, footwear and gear to help make your whitetail season a comfortable and successful one. The latest whitetail inspired clothing from Sitka in the all-new GORE® OPTIFADE™ Big Game Forest is moving fast as is the incredible selection of women’s camouflage from Prois. Schnee’s also carries the finest hunting boots available to keep you warm and comfortable during those long sits in the stand or box-blind.

Schnee’s Brings You The Best in Hunting Footwear and Apparel For 2010!

With the fall hunting season approaching fast, Schnee’s has what you need to get prepared for the upcoming season. Whether you are looking for a new hunting jacket or the best hunting boots available, Schnee’s has all of the greatest new clothing and equipment available from Sitka, Prois, Schnee’s, Badlands and more!

Whitetail hunters need to check out the new line of clothing and accessories by Sitka Gear designed specifically with the treestand hunter in mind. Featuring the all new GORE® OPTIFADE™ Big Game Forest pattern and consisting of the Stratus, Downpour and Incinerator Series, Sitka has optimized this new line for the savvy stand hunter. Sitka has also extended the new Forest camouflage pattern to many of their existing items including the Core and Traverse base layers, ascent packs and the ever popular Sitka 90% Jacket and Pant.

Elk hunters should really enjoy Sitka’s newly redesigned Jetstream Hunting Jacket. This jacket utilizes GORE™ WINDSTOPPER® soft shell technology for those windy days hiking and glassing in the high country and for 2010 Sitka has added pit zips for increased breathability as well as a hood for additional protection from the elements. Combine the Sitka Jetstream Jacket with the Jetstream Beanie and Gloves, Sitka Ascent pants and the Sitka Flash 32 pack and you are just about ready to hit the mountains in search of that trophy, but don’t forget about your footwear!

Sitka Jetstream Jacket

Tough terrain, heavy packs and long days afield require quality, supportive footwear. Schnee’s has just introduced the new Montana Mountain Boot™ series built specifically with the serious hunter in mind. Consisting of the Granite™, Beartooth™ and Wilderness™ models, this may just be the best collection of elk hunting boots ever made! Crafted in Italy, these boots feature eVent® breathable membranes for 100% waterproof protection. Full-length heavy duty midsoles combined with extra-thick premium leather uppers work together to provide the highest level of support and comfort in difficult terrain.

Schnee's Granite Boot

Schnee’s is also proud to offer a great selection of clothing and accessories for all of the women hunters out there as well. Women who are tired of settling for the baggy, generic fit associated with wearing men’s hunting clothes will be ecstatic when they discover Prois hunting apparel for women. This great collection of quality women’s hunting clothing is designed, cut and built to perform for women by women!

Badlands Packs has added a ladies pack option this year as well with the Kali Pack. This 2500 cubic inch pack has plenty of room for a day on the mountain and features contoured shoulder straps and hip belt for a comfortable fit for women as well as excellent weight distribution.

Badlands Kali Pack

Powder Horn Montana TV is Back! Season II Now Airing!

Season 2 of Powder Horn Montana presented by Leica  is back and airing on The Sportsman Channel. Be sure to tune in for another action packed season bringing you the best in fair chase, western big game hunting from Montana, British Columbia and more!

Jason Matzinger - 2009 Montana Elk

Follow host Jason Matzinger and the PHTV crew this season as they pursue trophy Rocky Mountain Elk, Mountain Goat, Black Bear, Turkey and more.  The action is fast and the incredible up-close and personal footage is sure to get your adrenaline pumping!

Les Hausauer - Alberta Black Bear

This year, Leica and PHTV will also be teaming up with a group of great sponsors to give away a Dream Hunt Package for a fully guided Elk and Mule Deer hunt right here in Montana! The winner and one guest will BOTH experience an elk/deer combo hunt here in beautiful southwest Montana with our host Jason Matzinger. The winner whose name is drawn will also receive a great gear package from Leica Sport Optics, Schnee’s, Sitka and Montana Canvas!

Hosts Jason Matzinger and Jon Edwards with Jon's British Columbia Mt. Goat

If you would like more information on the contest or want to find out how to enter, tune in to Powder Horn Montana airing at 10:30AM MST on Wednesday’s with additional viewings at 5 PM Saturday, 8:30 AM Sunday and 11 PM Sunday!

Montana Boot Camp Event! Saturday June 19th

Join us this Saturday, June 19th for a fun-filled day in beautiful historic downtown Bozeman during our Schnee’s Powder Horn Montana Boot Camp event!  We are closing down the street to make room for great deals and activities that the whole family can enjoy!

Inside the Powder Horn you will enjoy savings of 15% Off on virtually ANYTHING that you can corral into your Powder Horn shopping bag (excluding guns and ammo) as well as the chance to say “howdy” to well-known Montana western artist Rosemary Peterson!

 Outside you will find outstanding values and outlet prices on a great assortment of men’s and women’s clothing and footwear in our Tent Sale while the kids enjoy free Wagon Rides courtesy of the Broken Hart Ranch, a kids BB Gun Shooting Gallery and a special appearance by “Roy”, the magnificent Longhorn Steer! Mom and dad can test their skills on the Roping Dummies or with an assortment of new fly rods and reels available for demo!

This great event is one-day only, so round-up the family and head on down to Powder Horn this Saturday from 10am-6pm! We hope to see you there!