Do you shoot with both eyes open

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Shooting a bow with both eyes open takes some practice just like anything other eye hand co-ordination

As a hunter seeing the whole target before zoning into that one spot I find shooting with both eyes open quicker and more accurate.

Think about it,,,with your dominant eye focused on your pins and the farthest from the target with your front eye closed you’re losing about 40 % of the view, Try hol up a finger and aim with one eye closed, now try it with both eyes open.


Big difference right?

It’s not for everyone but certainly worth the time to practice shooting with both eyes open next time your at a 3D event or just shooting in your backyard.

For years I shot with one eye closed  when using any firearm or archery equipment. I often saw the experts and pros shoot with both eyes open so I decided to try it.

I used a modified approach were I started with one eye closed, squinted with it then opened it as my sight picture became clear and focused.

Try it and it just might OPEN YOUR EYES!

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As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.