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Spring and Summer are on their way and it's time to get geared up. At Baker's we enjoy trout and steelhead drift boat fishing on the McKenzie river. Or heading to the many lakes around Eugene for summer boating fun. Also the hiking trails at Mt. Pisgah and the Willamette Pass area are really nice. Dont forget about the ever popular mountain biking community of Oakridge just 40 minutes from Eugene. A personal family favorite around here is the Bend area in Central Oregon known for the craft beers and outstanding outdoor lifestyle Bend has to offer. Look for our blog specials on our Twitter page at www.twitter.com/bakershoe or email us for our weekly specials.
February 25th, 2013
Thomas J Crowe
Shed Antler Hunting.
Being a kid at heart. I love adventure, hunting , the great outdoors and of course treasure. Shed antler hunting is like treasure hunting. The find being the antler.
Shed hunting to me is a way to get out and be in nature.
Shed hunting takes place between January and March. The majority of sheds being lost the middle of March.
To shed antler hunt you must be in relatively good shape because you will do a lot of hiking. I carry the same equipment that I would when hunting. You can however get by with just good hiking boots, binoculars, snacks & water.
To have a good chance at finding sheds first go out to enjoy the hike because you may not find any. The best chance though is to hit creek bottoms, feeding areas, bedding areas and travel routes. Other spots to look for are things they have to jump over. Logs, fences. creeks, ditches and roads. all stand a real good chance of jarring an antler off. South East facing slopes are also good. Deer like to stay warm.
Shed hunting has become real competitive as of late. The fact that you can make money off sheds has made many people greedy. That means people will go to great length to get the sheds. Like r or elk untll they loose their sheds or die as a result. Please turn these people in to the proper authority. Remember to go out have fun. Take a camera along because there are many photo opportunities. If you find a nice shed you will truly have a treasure.
January 29th, 2013
We’re happy Tony, Mike, Richard and Chad all made it back from Denver. It was great to see those guys after almost 3 weeks on the road. Tony did a great job with the booth this year and organizing all the boots and displays. According to our records it was an even bigger show for us this year than last and last year was a record for boots sold and Pendleton and Schaeffer ranch wear sold at the show. Thankfully there was no snow to deal with and no windstorms like we ran into in Fallon, Nevada in December. See us in Eugene at the Sportsman show and Portland Sportsman show and see our Bigfoot Legends of the Northwest display in the store. Gene at Baker’s.
December 4th, 2012
The Baker and Drew’s team landed in Vegas after driving into a 80 MPH sand storm in the Nevada desert. Mike and Richard hung tough then Tony tried to make it into the store with some wild winds blowing him across the parking lot. It was a crazy start but they ended up in Vegas Sunday night just fine. Brandon flew down Monday night and the crew started putting together the 50 feet of Drew’s booth at the NFR finals rodeo. Also known as the Cowboy Christmas stop by and see our Pendleton authorized selection in the convention center in Vegas. The show opens Thursday the 6th and goes through the 15th of December. Stop by and see us! As they say at the Pendleton rodeo. “Let em buck”! The team at Drew’s and Baker’s.
November 27th, 2012
We are adding a new site under the domain name of bakerboots.com which is coming soon you’ll need to check it out. It will have our build a boot feature plus a Baker club option to join our site for special club pricing so you can enjoy the best deals available all year long! It should be up in a few days so check out www.Bakerboots.com . the crew at Baker’s.
November 9th, 2012
Look for our Drew’s Boots booth at the convention center in Las Vegas this December. The show opens on Dec. 7th thru the 15th. It should be a great show and venue for any western cowboy enthusiasts out there. Stop in and try on a pair of Drew’s Handmade western boots or some nice Pendleton shirts or blankets. Thanks from the Drew’s crew and Baker’s Boots.
November 9th, 2012
With winter fast approaching you might check out our comfy new Sorel winter boots for women and men. Or, see our insulated pac boots for men by White’s Elk Guide and Kenetrek Grizzly. The grizzly or cowboy pacs are really popular by Kenetrek. Or try the Lowa tibet or ranger boots and stay dry this year.
Get warm with Filson wool clothing or Columbia. Its all right here at Baker’s. Also get Free 3 day UPS on our site for the holidays starting Nov. 15th. The team at Baker’s.
August 23rd, 2012
The mornings are crisper and fall is already in the air in Oregon. The new fall styles of Lowa Renegades, Tibet and Hunters are coming in as well. Stock up on plenty of Made in USA socks in the store. Or Woolrich or Filson and Pendleton hats and blankets. It may get cold this year so be prepared to stay warm at Baker’s. Just give us a call or shoot us an email.
Customize your White’s boots on our www.buildaboot.com website you can desigin your own boots. Plus get a can of Oregon Trail free with boot purchase mention our blog boot special.
The Baker Family.
1-800-879-0514 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 11th, 2012
Lowa boots are really comfortable for hiking right out of the box. The Renegade has a soft and light sole. They grip well on dirt or concrete. For all purpose use they are really great boots. And Lowa has the Ranger an uninsulated but Gore tex lined hiking boot that has a slightly stiffer sole than the Renegade. The Ranger boots have been popular in our store because you can insulate with your socks with wool or use cotton socks in the summer. This makes the Ranger an all season boot to be worn in summer or winter. The platform is the same as the Lowa Hunter. If you need insulation the huter is for you with insulated Duratherm. What makes the stiffer platform better for downhill use or sidehilling on mountains. The boots lock you heel in place creating a 4 wheel drive effect for your footwear. Super functional on the trail or for stylish good looks check out our Lowa boots selection. We have one of the largest Lowa selections on the west coast. Gene At Baker’s Boots. Eugene, Oregon. www.bakershoe.com or 1-800-879-0514
May 9th, 2012
Baker’s Boots is well known throughout the Northwest for our White’s Boots selection in the store and online. Some of our boots are custom made for fit or styling. Most are for functional use in the field like firefighting or forest service boots. We strive to have the most popular sizes in stock and ready to ship. Even hard to find sizes like E or EEE widths are in stock.
We are known to go on site and service our customers with our extensive White’s Boots selection. So stop in soon or just give us a call. We know a lot about White’s and we have been a top dealer in White’s boots for many years in the USA. We can also repair your White’s boots with new soles, new eyelets and stitching or more! Just give us a call toll free 1-800-879-0514
April 16th, 2012
Coming soon within a week or two is our new Drew’s site. Its really a nice website. We hope you enjoy it. We took a lot of our demanded boots from the Las Vegas Cowboy Christmas and the Denver stock show and featured them on our new site. Like Boulet, White’s and Nick’s boots. The Drew’s Buckaroo boots are made in the USA. So are all our wildland boots including our drops, Linecutters and Wildlander series. This is a really exciting event. Get signed up for our launch date specials and get in on the givaways at Drew’s. Plus our buildaboot.com site will network with Baker’s and our new Drew’s site. You will be able to customize your very own western boots coming soon to Drewsboots.com stay tuned! Gene and the Drew’ and Baker team.
A special thanks to Trevor Postles who used to work with us at Drew’s for many years in Klamath Falls before we moved to Eugene. Trevor helped us in our boot shop and repairs in Eugene for a few months then Trevor decided to retire from Drew’s. His hard work and dedication was appreciated. Thanks Trevor.