I agree with you. I have a pair of Mucks for close to 8.5 years. I wear them throughout the year (in the summer I dig out/tend the garden) and the are in fair condition. Nothing is wrong with them except the outside color is meh!
Welcome aboard and thank you for your service. NY gun laws suck as for the hunting.....some bases let you hunt. When I was stationed in Little Creek Va, I hunted in fort AP Hill. Good luck either way!!