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Buying Binoculars
Brenda Valentine
Invest in a quality pair and you won't regret it.
Brenda Valentine

I don't care what kind of game you are after; purchasing the best binoculars you can possibly afford is a good investment. That doesn't mean instead of a $30 pair, you buy a $50 pair. It does mean that this is a lifetime investment that will almost certainly improve your hunting, so be prepared to spend hundreds if not over a thousand.

Pocket size binoculars are cute, light and handy, but full-sized binoculars have large objective lenses that allow you to see better in the dim light of dawn and dusk when game is most active.

There are a wide range of powers but anything between 7x and 10x will do the job unless you are looking for game at distances of a mile or more, then I would go with a 12x to 20x. No matter what binocular you choose just be sure to search slowly and thoroughly, with the sun at your back if possible.

You will be amazed at the difference a good set of binoculars will make in your hunting success.

Brenda Valentine is co-host of Outdoor World Television on Outdoor Channel

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