Dawn & Dusk – Making the most of those Peak Hunting Times.…Impaired “night vision” has been a nagging issue for me. Determined to make the most of these peak hunting times, my sweet and thoughtful husband bought me a new scope for my birthday… a Trijicon AccuPoint 2.5.10×56 . The reason for the larger scope is to provide more light through the scope’s eye. It features a MilDot crosshair reticle with an illuminated center dot; illuminated through the use of fiber optics.
Since deer hunting season has come and gone, my next hunt will be a hog hunt. Hogs tend to move around a lot more during the day in the cold months. However, the early dawn and near dusk are the peak hours for the hunt. I am so excited to try out my new scope and I have put together a plan to make the most of it focused on what will increase my accuracy and ability to see at critical times.
To further improve my field of vision, I swapped my ball cap for a hunting beanie so that I have not shaded my eyes unnecessarily. I have experimented with shooting glasses but have not found one in particular that has made a difference. I discussed my issues with my optometrist and we decided we needed to adjust my contact lenses for hunting… that’s right, I have hunting contacts. Since I have mono vision contacts and my right eye (shooting eye) is my reading lense, I reduced the prescription from 3.25 to 2.25 so that I had a longer range with my shooting eye. I have found that in extremely cold weather, my daily contacts are very thin and seem to shrink making it very irritating and uncomfortable I have not been able to figure out how to improve that so if anyone has any ideas, let me know.
Do you have any ideas to improve peak hunting times? I would love to hear from you. Please share!