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Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

 
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:00 PM
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Re: Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

Good, me too.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:18 PM
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Re: Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

I am new to the forum but not new to shooting. At 46 my hearing is at best...bad. I blame it exclusively on way to much bird hunting with no thoughts to what might happen when I get older. I do not let my kids pull the trigger without proper ear protection on any gun.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:11 PM
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Re: Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

I see that this post went from (while hunting) i think and not always a user of hearing protection as a younger non beleiver that my ears would never suffer i went on ,last night there was that "f" ringing in my ears again. I can see that the one or two stores that sell ammo ,i will try to post a warning that shooting does lead to hearing lose and maybe some will get the message maybe some of the products sold would come with some foam protection i bought myself soundgear for my xmas present and i couldn't be happy'er ,well i could but not on this site,chainsaw 6 hrs per day/equit. Nosie all day,the wife, what a great product

what can i say

problem is forms don't get to the younger ones too get them started
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:05 PM
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Re: Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

Maryland Hunter and Grizzly Valley,

Us old guys usually wake up sooner or later to the fact, that no one hears
that loud whistle in your ears. The birds have all gone south and the crickets
don't chirp any more. Oh yes the bullfrogs aren't as loud as they once were.

There are a lot of hearing aids on the market, running from fifteen to over
five thousand dollars. The batteries in most of them won't last a full day in
in the field. Then there is The loud muzzle blast you need hearing suppressors
for. In the field I wore hearing aids and carried ear plugs. You can never remember
pocket you put them in, unless of course you put them on a string and put it
around your neck, of course that's along with a couple of cow calls and a buck
grunt call.

The new Electronic muffs seem to be catching on. They suppress the blast of the
firearm, while amplifying sounds you really need to hear. Like range commands
Bugling Bulls, chirping crickets and your wife.

My birthday is the end of this month, I have made a few suggestions for a birthday
present. Just maybe I will get a set of the new electronic muffs.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:16 PM
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Re: Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

Always at the range but not so much hunting.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:17 PM
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Re: Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

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Originally Posted by 1oldbowguy View Post
Always at the range but not so much hunting.
Always say what you mean that way people will always know you mean what you say.
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:11 PM
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Re: Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

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Originally Posted by 1oldbowguy View Post
Always say what you mean that way people will always know you mean what you say.
Well, unlike the politicians of today and those who must be politically correct, I
do say what I mean and mean what I say,

When I am bow hunting I don't need ear plugs. Being an old bow hunter, I am far
more concerned with being able to hear the critters and what ever noise I make.

I do go on an occasional rifle and shot gun hunt and spend some time at the
rifle range. In that venue I need to hear and still have sound suppression at the
same time.

Practice, Practice, Practice
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