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Glassing with Binoculars
Jerry Martin
See that buck before it sees you.
Jerry Martin

Most of us see a big buck after it has seen us and is running away. The trick is to see that buck before it sees you. A good set of binoculars can be your best piece of hunting equipment.

Glassing with binoculars helps you see not just game but game trails and beds. They can also help you judge antlers and identify movement.

8x42 and 7x35 are your best choice for all-around use. For open country though, 10x42 is best. Compact, inexpensive, and bulky or heavy binoculars should be avoided.

As you glass, look nearby as well as far away. Look for a patch of white hair or antler, look for a horizon line out of place in a vertical woods, etc.

Search intensively with your eyes and binoculars and youll be able to spot more deer before they spot you.

Jerry Martin is a member of the RedHead Pro Hunting Team and co-host of Outdoor World Television

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