A couple of us were just having a debate about hearing protection and hunting. I was talking to them about the new Pro Ears Predator Gold hearing protection and how I really have enjoyed being able to hear while on the range and in the field while hunting whether it was for bear, goose, duck, dove, and deer.
Several of the hunters standing around the BBQ stated that they just did not like the idea of wearing ear muffs to protect their hearing while in the field. They could understand it while on the range but they did not like the idea of wearing it in the field because they did not want to look goofy in the field. This cracked me up and as well as a couple of women at the party who chimed in that while hearing protection may not look cool while on the head but hearing was pretty sexy. None of these women wanted to have a husband who was constantly saying “Huh” all of the time.
Hearing Protection all alone may not be sexy but hearing itself and enhanced hearing is pretty sexy. It was enhanced hearing that allowed me to be aware of the big chocolate bear that circled around behind our stand for an hour before finally stepping out and giving me the opportunity for the shot. It is enhanced hearing that allowed me to hear the geese coming into the field on Tuesday night so we could move off to the edge and allow them to land and put on a stalk.
Is hearing protection sexy? Frankly…No but success in the field is pretty sexy and i will wear my Pro Ears Predator Gold Hearing Protection in the field every single chance I get. When I get old, I want to be able to hear my grand kids squeal with laughter and the sweet sound of deer sneaking through the oaks on opening morning.
Check out Pro Ears and remember that while hearing protection may not be sexy, Hearing is!!!