Walker's Archer's Ear Digital HD Hearing Enhancement Aid
Changed my hunting experience
I bought this over the summer for the Missouri deer season which runs Sept 15 to Jan 15. Earlier in the season, I hunted a lot of cedar thickets where the deer were very quiet. But I could still hear fawn bleats and a lot of other sounds that before I couldn't even start to hear.
Now that I'm hunting hardwood timber and the leaves are on the ground, I can't tell you how much this has changed the game. In the past, I had trouble hearing a deer walking 20 yards from my stand. Now I can hear a buck's antlers brushing limbs as he walks by at 60 yards. A possum walking by at 45 yards sounded like it was on top of me. I also could hear my arrow squeaking on my rest, something I never heard before.
I should note, the battery it comes with didn't last a single trip and it was already indicating it was low on the first use. I replaced the battery with an Energizer and it has already been used over 16 hours in the stand.
I should note that there is a drawback. When using a game ear like this, the receiver is on the outside of your ear, and so you can't tell what direction the sounds you hear are coming from. This past weekend I watched a buck to my left, and it sounded like I had another deer to my right a bit and behind me. But then I started to notice that the sound I was hearing was matching up with his movements. It took a bit, but I realized I was hearing the deer I was looking at, even though he was 50 yards away! This is something that takes some getting used to. It is kind of like watching a person on a podium speaking with a speaker located behind you.
I saw over 32 deer in my last weekend hunting, and I know that at least half of those, if not more, would have walked by me without me noticing had I not been able to hear them using my Walker Game Ear.
January 27, 2015
moms very happy
I got two of them for my mom to replace the $2400.00pieces of junk she got from belltone! They work great she can hear 10 times better now and the batteries last ten to twelve days which saves her even more money.
February 11, 2013