Walking through the PheasantFest Convention every year, I look for products that fit my needs. I only want something in my kit if it is absolutely necessary and provides me joy. I stopped at the Burr Paw booth and immediately knew that this was a product that would bring me joy. I bought it on the spot.
Last season, I struggled with burrs. I hunted a lot of CRP fields and I was always on the move from one field to the next. I wear Sitka Gear for its comfort, warmth, and ventilation and while it is some of the best and quietest gear you can wear, it does pick up burrs. Coming home from each hunt, I hand-picked burrs off my pants. I knew there had to be a better way. I used a washcloth, but it only pushed the burrs deeper in to my pants. I also tried rubbing my pants with a pumice stone designed for burr removal, but I was not happy with the damage it did to my gear so I quickly threw that out.
Needless to say, I was keenly interested in the effectiveness of the Burr Paw. The Burr Paw is a rough, scratchy mitt that picks up burrs like a magnet. Not only does it work well on my hunting gear, it gets out burrs from my cat’s fur and I even used it on the neighbor’s dog to get burrs out of the dog’s long tail. The Burr Paw can be used either folded up or like a mitt over your hand.
The Burr Paw comes with the paw, a good set of instructions, and a burr removal card that scrapes the big burrs off the mitt. It folds up well and slides into one of my cargo pockets. Removing burrs from the mitt is easy with the removal card or simply by rubbing the Burr Paw against itself. If your hunting areas contain cockle burrs, stick-tights, beggars lice and other common burrs and you are looking for a solution bound to bring you a little bit of joy, then the Burr Paw is the best twenty dollars you will spend.