Noise Amplifying Headphones - who uses?

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  1. Rugger

    Rugger Weekend Warrior

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    Was talking to a buddy of mine the other day - he's primarily a Sika deer hunter and mentioned how they are exceptionally quiet even by deer standards.

    I told him that as a relatively new bow hunter, but even with gun experience, my #1 most valuable piece of gear are the noise amplifying headphones I wear. I told him about it because Sika love swamp and I thought he'd make great use of a tool like this that would help him hear water sloshing way, way out.

    I can't tell you how many times I have heard deer well before i could see them, from long distances, with these things on; distances that are not possible with the human ear.

    I'd say that where I primarily hunt (hardwoods) I can consistently hear a deer slowly walking at 100-150 yards out, sometimes more. As a gun hunter is isn't as helpful because you can shoot at range and dont have to move much. However, as a bow hunter these extra seconds to get into position are invaluable.

    Right now I use an over the ear pair meant for shooting, but they help keep me warm in the cold months. I think next year I'll get an in-ear pair. Hopefully there's some out there that can blank out the sound of wind.

    Who else is with me?
     
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  2. elkguide

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    Sounds interesting.

    'Cause my ears do get cold and this "maturing process" isn't very helpful either.
     
  3. Xoutdoors

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    I find that cheating for deer hunting. Its like jacklighting at a deer. It also defeats the purpose of deer hunting to everyone.
     
  4. sethf11

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    What brand and model do you have? My hearing isn't the best and I always see the deer before I hear them. My eyes are locked on due to my bad hearing. Let me know. Thanks.
     
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    check out the howard leight electronic earpro. i have them for when i go shooting and they are fantastic. it definitely makes you feel like an animal cause it sharpens your hearing like crazy lol.
     
  6. KjKlump

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    I used electronic headphones when I rifle hunted, but that was just to protect my hear.
    Squirrels are loud enough, I don't need to give them a set of speakers on top of it.
     
  7. Jay Pope

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    So if a person wears glasses or uses binos he's "cheating"??? :)

    You're either a young whipper-snapper or haven't lost any of your hearing. As a person who has to wear hearing aids just to carry on a conversation with someone I find your post laughable.

    I hope you're only using a long bow with wooden arrows you made and only wear a loin cloth when you're stalking deer. :nana:
     
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    I bought my son a pair of these to protect his hearing. They also allow us to communicate while hunting. Very affordable & they work great!

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