Hunting Safety

As a hunter and hunter-education instructor, when I think of “safety equipment,” eyes and in-ear hearing protection come to mind — as well as safety harnesses. Just like first-time gun owners at the range, new hunters may not be willing to make the same level of investment in protective gear as a longtime participant. (Think of Jaeger’s comment above on the buyer progression.)

This concept applies to passive versus active in-ear protection. Simple plugs, such as the SureFire EP3 Sonic Defender may suffice for a new hunter, but as they become more experienced they may want something with a better fit. They want something that doesn’t dig in, yet doesn’t jar loose when they’re shooting or hiking.