Not trying to jack this thread or anything, but elkohlic got me thinking. Are using snowshoes during hunting practical? The snow was really bad this year (the kind of snow that you think you might stay on top of but end up falling through 95% of the time). I got home and thought snowshoes would have been nice. Never done it before so I wouldn't have a clue if it would be good for hunting or not. Just sounded good. Can you walk in them without the poles? Thoughts?