Congrats on your bear Len. I wear double protection at the range (plugs and electronic muffs.) I try to always wear something when hunting. Has anyone had any in the ear electronic plugs they didn't like?
AMEN, Mr.Backus. I also wear an 'in-the-ear' electronic product, and fail to understand why this argument continues. Given the cost of all the other gear we use for hunting, the modest price tag of these devices should not pose any obstacle.
Last week I killed a 6.5 foot black bear in the Wyoming mountains. It was a combination of spot and stalk during the days and then sitting 574 yards from a bait for the last few hours of the day.
I wore SoundGear electronic plugs continuously and comfortably from 10am to 9 pm for 2 eleven hour hunt days. My kill shot was made just an hour before dark on the second day.
I never had to compromise my hearing health or my hunting ability. gun)
I never have, but this year, I got a new 300wm with a brake on it and there is no way we are not using hearing protection this year. Ended up buying the ear muffs below, which have both noise cancelation and amplification technology. I've got to say that after going out to the range a few times with them, I bet I would have had a few more deer and elk added over the years because they do a pretty amazing job of amplifying sounds in the environment. Nothing is going to sneak by us this year! For less than $50, must say I'm impressed.
Amazon.com: Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff: Home Improvement