WHAT DO YOU SEE? Good vision is key in great shooting. Whether hunting, or knocking out a few rounds of trap, skeet or sporting clays, being able to see the target clearly is a big part of the battle. We share some vision tips in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Line of sight. Keep safety glasses clean and check them before each round. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: 7/13 – Another nice one. Hi 87, Lo 62, Wind S@7.
Tomorrow: 7/14 – Chance of rain late. Hi 89, LO 65, Wind S@13, G20.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:02AM Sunset: 9:35PM
Moonrise: 6:40AM Moonset 10:13PM
Overhead: 2:30PM Underfoot: 1:58AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (1% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30-7:30AM. Take sunrise and calm conditions for the best bite of the day during the Edge Hour.
DRINK UP. Your eyeballs are mostly water, and staying well-hydrated keeps things in focus. Drink a glass or two of water before any shooting to keep eyes (and body) at peak hydration and targets at their best focus.
CLEAN LENSES. Whether it’s your contacts, glasses or shooting lenses, make sure to give them a once over with a cleaning cloth before taking the stand. Dirt, dust and smudges can decrease visual acuity, so take the time to make sure all lenses are in good shape – even if that means swapping in a new pair of contacts prior to shooting.
KEEP WATCH. Focus on other shooters’ targets and think of their trajectory and how you’d intercept and bust them. Mentally preparing for the shot, by watching others’ play out – especially on repetitive courses of sporting clays – can help you up your shooting sports average.
Focus In and Stay Sharp!