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Hunting Industry Pioneer Bob Walker Dies

Hunting industry pioneer Bob Walker, the founder of Walker's Game Ear, died this week.

Walker died at the age of 62 on Tuesday morning, according Deer & Deer Hunting. He was a renowned deer and turkey hunter from Forksville, Pa who founded the popular hearing aid company Walker's Game Ear. He was a licensed audiologist who developed the first line of hearing aids for the hunting industry. His hearing aid products have allowed many disabled hunters to get back in the field to enjoy their sport.

After 17 years of running Walker's Game Ear, he sold the company to GSM Outdoors. Walker's innovative designs are still some of the most popular hunting hearing aids on the market.

"The hunting world is a lesser place today," said Ray Eye, legendary turkey hunter and callmaker, in the Deer & Deer Hunting piece. "The hunting industry has lost one of our own, my hunting brother and friend Bob Walker is now hunting up in heaven, until we meet again my friend."

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Walker also co-hosted "Sportsmen's Outdoor Strategies," a program that aired on Fox Sports Net and Versus, and recently helped launch Slayer Crossbows.

Have you used Walker's Game Ears? How have they helped? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Hunting Industry Pioneer Bob Walker Dies