Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
sportfish

ONE eye or TWO eyes

12 posts in this topic

Last night I was shooting and I noticed I can shoot both ways. sometimes with one eye sometimes two. and I think thats why my grouping is all over the place mainly at 30-40yards. I steped up to 15yds and shot 2 with both eyes open and they were 2 inchs to the left of the (Contact Us Please). then I shot one with only one eye and it was dead center, so I shot a nother with both eyes and it shot left again so i figuerd I try one more with one eye and dead center of the other dead center -Robin hooded- @$#$$@ . So should I sight in for one eye or two? I think thats why last fall I shot to the left becuse on live game I would use 2 eyes for beter sight on the deer..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is an eye dominance issue. If you do a search of this forum, I'm sure you'll find a few posts on this topic.

Most everyone has a dominant eye. I shoot right handed, but I'm left eye dominant, so I have to shut my left eye to properly aim with my right eye.

The reason your arrows are grouping to the left is because when you have both eyes open your left eye takes over and you’re actually lining up the pin with your left eye.

There is plenty of literature on the subject. Google “Eye Dominance”.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But I'm right handed and right I dominent. What would be best to train my self to do?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Both open

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if ya got 2 use 2 grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

since you are both righ thand and eye dominant, i would suggest shooting with both eyes open! you need to work at keeping the target in your main vission, and bring the sight into it.( it may be blurry at first, but you will be able to pick it out and place it against your target shortly!)they claim if you shoot with both eyes open, you will be more consistant , and you will have better depth perception. del

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Del

You saying one should shoot with both eyes open? Maybe thats why I never hit any deer as I have been shooting with both closed. wink.gif

Seriously, I have shot with only one eye open for years but do believe you might be better off if you use both eyes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I shot with one eye open for years. The biggest problem I had was losing the deer in my field of view when looking through the peep. Its really nice to see the whole target when you are in the woods at dusk or low light conditions. I can now shoot with both eyes open pretty easily and accurately. However, It takes some getting used to. Start aiming with one eye closed and when you have the pin where you want it, open both eyes. You will eventually train your brain to line up the sight with your right eye and you will shoot great and have a full field of view. I can now draw back and aim with both eyes open and I have been much more successful in the fall. This spring I put on a much larger peep sight and that also helped immensly. I swear my old peep had an eigth inch diameter. Good luck, do whats comfortable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yup! grin.gif one can be accurate with one eye, but having both eyes open does help depth perception, and gives you more pheriphial(sp??) vision! ( like when you pull back on a nice buck, and out of the corner of your eye you see an even BIGGER one coming IN! grin.gif) del

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One Eye for me as well.

I do like to look with both eyes until I am ready to shoot and then I focus with one and let 'er rip.

Hit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a 2 eyes dude... when you close one eye, you loose all depth preception...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I keep both eyes open. When I shoot bow, shotgun, rifle, it doesn't matter. I keep them both open. I don't know why. It's a habit, it works well for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • kayakfisherman
      Hi guys!  I used to be on this site long ago (participating mostly in the Mille Lacs forum), and the system wouldn't recognize my email.  So I created a new user name.   I'm planning to spend May and June in Ely.  My project is to autochart and create maps of a few small lakes I like off the Echo Trail, which I'll do via my Helix I have mounted on my bright orange fishing kayak.   I don't need any advice, as I pretty much know the area and what works to catch fish.  I'm just looking to possibly connect with other Ely anglers while I'm up there.  I'm tentatively planning on starting next week, assuming the "wintery mix" and wind in the forecast abates.  I'll be paddling around a bunch of different small lakes, going back and forth and back and forth, listening to either WELY or WEVE on my radio.  So if you see me, stop by and say hey.
    • huntnfish
      First off, welcome to the site. The Red River page gets kind of quiet but if you look back at previous posts there's a lot of good info. I've never fished much for cats but when I have I have always used cut up goldeye. I've also heard frogs are good but I have no first hand experience with that.    1- I feel that the fishery in Fargo is excellent and overlooked by a lot of people. The biggest eyes that I've caught have been on the river.  2,3- I normally use a chartreuse twister tail on the river with a jig head. The main reason for the color choice is because that is what I have an abundance of. I've caught them on white and yellow also. I don't use live bait at all unless the kids are along. They're not really able to do much pitch and retrieve yet and the minnows give them a little better chance I feel.  4- the only thing I've used is cut bait so I'd recommend finding some gold eyes or some suckers and chunk them up for bait.  5- last time I looked the ND NR license was something like $35.    My biggest tip for the river and pitching jigs would be that if you aren't getting snagged once in a while your jig is too light. Hung up too often and you are too heavy. I'm normally in the 1/8-1/4 ounce range. I have also caught a bunch of fish pitching cranks. I wasn't a believer until I watched Ed Carlson fish next to me and reel in fish while I kept on pitching my jig and not getting anything. Try something that's got a nice wide wobble. And if you are going to toss anything into the river be sure to remember that anything thats tied onto that line may not come back. I have donated lots of tackle to the old river gods over the years but I have also been rewarded with a lot of fish and some real dandies. These river fish have a lot of fight in them.     Remember that if you're keeping any walleyes or sauger on the red is that the limit is less than the MN and ND bag limit. I have seen more than one person ticketed at the north dam with their stringer of 4 eyes.     
    • eyeguy 54
      Hit the secret beach on the sippi for a couple hours today with some crawlers. wind was pretty crazy. smally bit first then a sucker. then caught 4 eyes and decided to leave. a young guy came down while I was fishing and was casting a spinnerbait and I asked him what he was after. he said bass so I let him know that it is illegal to target them and eyes till next month and that the game warden watches people in the area quite often. He said he had no idea he could not fish for them, thanked me and said he wont cast anymore. nice young guy. I bet he will be down again with some crawlers. 
    • SkunkedAgain
      I've seen a lot of people dragging raps for "crappies" before the opener
    • monstermoose78
      Bummer Erik