Walker Game Ear Quad Connect $299
At Cabelas $229
All Walker Game Ear on Amazon
I’m sorry that I didn’t get this out quicker for those of you who have deer season kicking in this week in your state. This product, the Walker Game Ear, shocked me when I got to test it this summer, and I had in mind that I should run the story before deer season, because it is an absolute secret weapon. If you haven’t tried these things, they have super sensitive microphones embedded in them, so they not only protect your ears from your eventual gunshots, they also allow you to hear like…well, a deer.
What shocked me was how much noise I make just walking around, even without a fresh leaf fall. You wonder why you can set everything up perfect for deer season, bait, licks, cams, etc., and still fail. Not only do you stink. To a deer in the woods, you are a loud and bumbling oaf. We all are its aweful!
It reminded me of how my father taught me to deer hunt 30 years ago. He said to take one step at a time, and look and listen after every step for a while. I never took to it, but you know, he got a deer every year. It was good advice. They can hear you but you can’t hear them. If you stop, look and listen, it gives you an edge on your inherent disadvantage.
This version of the Walker Game Ear is the most feature filled and expensive that they make. I found them on Cabelas for $229, which is $70 under MSRP. But if you browse through the company website, you’ll see that they make ears for every budget, and all of them are very highly rated on Amazon.
My angle on these ears was to be able to listen to music while I’m out working on guns at the range. I spend a lot of time walking back and forth to targets, and trying to get decent pictures of guns, ammo, and targets. These muffs will also connect to your phone, so you won’t be without contact to your family out in the woods. The last thing you need is your phone going off, and the spouse is never really happy when you shut your phone off. Walkers has a great reputation for quality, and these muffs will probably give you a lot of years of enjoyment, which for some will justify the high pricetag.
I have now used these muffs for two afternoons and they work as they should. It was easy to connect my phone to them, and the music isn’t as loud as I like, but I like music really loud. Each ear adjusts independently, and has its own amplifier and battery.
If you want to hear like a deer, these muffs will give you a competitive advantage in the field like nothing I have ever seen. Without the Bluetooth, Walker Game Ears are available for a fraction of the price of these muffs, and they’ll ship free 2nd day with Amazon Prime. Again, sorry to cut it so close on deer season, but I didn’t want to let it go entirely.