Re: Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?
Between playing electric guitar for nearly 30 years, spending my youth ahooting at ducks out of trash cans burried in the ground and 10 years driving an airboat for work my ears are shot. I wear custom molded earplugs when I do anything slightly loud. Mowing the lawn, vacuuming or hunting my ears are covered. Blowing a duck call with plugs in is never as good as without but being able to hear the ducks in 30 years is more important than hearing the wind in their wings now right before I shoot.
Anyone who thinks they don't have time to plug up when big game hunting is ridiculous. Unless you are on a drive jump shooting there is no reason not to plug your ears. I keep a cheap pair of rubber plugs on a string around my neck deer hunting. Takes 5 seconds to grab them and put them in. Reason I absolutely HATE muzzle breaks is even when wearing plugs and headphones if you are even slightly even with someone shooting a break the pressure wave seems to hit me.
Now it's time fore me to go. The Autumn moon lights my way.