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Using a decent pair of binoculars is essential to deer management. The proper use of binoculars allows you to assess the quarry and choose suitable beasts for culling. But there is more to using binoculars effectively than buying the first pair you try, and scanning your hunting ground with the glasses glued to your eye.

What objective power do I need? This is probably the most commonly asked question in determining which pair of binoculars to choose. Magnification averages from 7X to 16X for most manufactures, with larger magnification models available. I personally like the magnification of a 10X binocular. Some hunters who primarily hunt dense brush or thickets don’t need that much magnification, while other hunters out west need magnifications greater than that while glassing distant ridges for big game. Most archery hunters don’t need more than 7X or 8X best night vision binoculars, but if you are also a rifle hunter that extra little bit of power can be a tremendous help. Magnification is also dependent on the size of your objective lens for how well they will perform during those early mornings, late evenings, or cloudy days.

Field of view in binoculars is determined by their magnification, that’s indicated by the first number followed by the x as in 8×32; the higher the power, the narrower the field of view. I’ll talk about the narrower field of view in a minute. With higher power, you can see things farther away. That dot becomes a recognizable bird with the proper magnification.

Knowing our maximum eyes pupil size helps us in selecting the best-suited binoculars relative to the ratings of the binocular. We should begin by evaluating binoculars with an exit pupil rating equal to or smaller than that of our eye’s. If the binoculars rating is larger (i.e. 5.0 mm) than our eyes (i.e. 4.0 mm) some of the light will not be detected by our retina and the image being viewed will be dimmer.

Bird & Animal Watching Clubs: Binoculars will obviously go down well with such clubs. You can give them away to promote your business to the members or perhaps use the binoculars as a prize.

The first difference is that there is no center focus wheel. Each rear ocular eyepiece is individually adjusted to focus on each eye. View some object at a distance from you.

A digital camera makes a great accessory as well. You can capture the images of the amazing fish you see in the water. For the best results get a digital camera that securely fastens to your fishing binoculars. You want to make sure it is going to hold up to the various elements as well including salt water.