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#6624455 - 01/09/17 05:00 PM Hearing protection while quail hunting??
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Anyone use any type of hearing protection? I never have while hunting quail but I'm starting to rethink it. Need something so that you can still hear flushing birds, but after 3 days of shotgun blasts and whistles I think I have auditory fatigue! Lol. Caught a couple of muzzle blasts from my buddies standing slightly behind me that left a lasting impression. You guys that have been at it for a long time suffering any hearing loss from the shotgun?


Edited by pharmvet (01/09/17 05:09 PM)

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#6624468 - 01/09/17 05:17 PM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: pharmvet]
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I laughed at friends for years for wearing hearing protection. Now they are laughing at me because I can't hear.
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#6624477 - 01/09/17 05:19 PM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I laughed at friends for years for wearing hearing protection. Now they are laughing at me because I can't hear.


While bird hunting?
Or things like mowing, tractor, chainsaw etc?
If while hunting, What type of hearing protection were they using?


Edited by pharmvet (01/09/17 05:25 PM)

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#6624562 - 01/09/17 06:09 PM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: pharmvet]
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I use those plugs on a string. Still can hear what I need to with them in.


Edited by Wacm (01/09/17 06:10 PM)

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#6624570 - 01/09/17 06:12 PM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: pharmvet]
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Run one through the tag of your vest and knot it in the middle. Then they are always right there.

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#6624646 - 01/09/17 06:42 PM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: pharmvet]
Barny Topwater Offline
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I bit the bullet and bought the electronic ear plugs, too many buzz worms where my lease is to not be able hear scared
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#6624674 - 01/09/17 06:53 PM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: pharmvet]
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I hunt alone and dont shoot much so no. While duck hunting however hell yes.


Edited by MS1454 (01/09/17 06:53 PM)
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#6625183 - 01/09/17 10:27 PM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: pharmvet]
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#6625330 - 01/10/17 03:29 AM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: pharmvet]
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Get ear protection unless you want your ears to ring 24/7, mine have for 30+ years. P_102
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#6625341 - 01/10/17 05:17 AM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: pharmvet]
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>>> Plugs w/ valve

These are better than nothing and I've always used them. Put them in as you're getting out of the truck. I've always been able to hear fine with them.

Docs are always going to tell you to wear ear muffs, but I've never been able to tolerate those, even the electronic ones. 'Can't wear a hat, etc.
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#6625458 - 01/10/17 07:41 AM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: pharmvet]
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I've been using the Surefire EP3s for many years and they work well for me.
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#6625462 - 01/10/17 07:42 AM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: duckbill]
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Have owned several dogs that used it.

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#6625522 - 01/10/17 08:25 AM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: Chet]
pharmvet Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chet
Have owned several dogs that used it.


Lol

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#6625922 - 01/10/17 12:10 PM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: pharmvet]
Mundo Offline
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I got two pair from Sam's hearing. One pair is a plug with a valve--@125 for a fitting. The other is the noise protection hearing aids they sell with a custom fit earpiece since they aren't digital @500.

I can hear birds with both and I am really hard of hearing. Didn't wear hearing protection when I was young.


Edited by Mundo (01/10/17 12:11 PM)

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#6631786 - 01/13/17 10:29 PM Re: Hearing protection while quail hunting?? [Re: pharmvet]
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I have a pair of Impact hearing protectors that I use sometimes at the clays range.
Never thought of using them to hunt. They are amplified until the gun fires.
They look like these....



Pretty warm too.
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