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Old 11-13-2018, 07:49 AM
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My wife has some bad eye sight but she loves to hunt. Hunting in an open field she sees deer and is a great shot. In the woods she has a hard time deciphering deer. Are there any tips of products that could help her with this. I know there are thermal imagers but they are too expensive. Any other pointers are appreciated.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:52 AM
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I used to use a small pair of 7x30 Swarovskis for picking deer out in the woods and brush, etc. It's more of a spot and stalk type of tactic than still hunting through the woods. Is her eye sight correctable with glasses? If so, maybe she could get some non-reflective glasses to eliminate that issue.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:55 AM
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She wears contacts, and it helps. I think its just harder for her to pick out the deer because they do not contrast enough.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:08 AM
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Hunt in open country. Problem solved.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:15 AM
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Thanks for the great bit of advice...well thought out. She doesnt always have that opportunity
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:16 AM
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I would get a good eye test done, maybe she has issue's with certain colors, and if so, maybe wearing a colored lens might help her see things better
that and try to get her to focus more on movement then and NOT just look for a DEER
once she finds movement, have her use binoculars to ID things better than!

and I woudl also make sure she is 110 % sure of any targets and what's behind them before shooting
poor eye sight can be dangerous when holding a weapon!
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:20 AM
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I don't know where you live but few states if any would allow thermal imaging for big game.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:24 AM
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Good to know about thermal imaging. she hunts on private land and shoots in a direction no one is.
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:51 AM
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My dad doesn't really have bad eye sight but he hunts with a yellow tinted pair of sunglasses. Says it helps him see better in the woods

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My dad doesn't really have bad eye sight but he hunts with a yellow tinted pair of sunglasses. Says it helps him see better in the woods

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