Jim and Eva Shockey give field tips on optics in this quick interview with Cabela’s Deer Nation.
Have a look as Jim and Eva Shockey give field tips on optics from hard learned experience from their hunting adventures to Cabela’s Deer Nation.
Optics are one of the most important pieces of gear for successful hunting. There is a tendency to think a good set of binoculars are only necessary for wide open hunts such as you find in the west. This however is oversimplifying the need to have quality optics in all hunting situations. Even at fairly close ranges, such as found in most eastern whitetail hunting areas, being able to use binoculars to locate deer is still critical. Good optics allows you to penetrate through vegetation and pick out telltale signs of deer, such as a tine, or just the partial outline of the deer behind bushes and trees and make the decision to make the shot or not.
We have all had the experience of being surprised by bedded down deer or the stealthy approach of a whitetail and know the need to be able to spot them before the jig is up, this is where a good set of binoculars allows you to seek them out. It is also an important safety tip, and good etiquette, not to use your rifle scope for general scouting, use binoculars or a spotting scope and once the target is acquired that is the time to put the rifle scope on the animal.
A good set of binoculars is one of the most important pieces of gear for your hunting so make sure you invest in a quality set.
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