The Best Binoculars for Bowhunting Whitetails
Hunting gear is a very personalize and divisive topic among hunters. You can find five different people with five different opinions, but since we’ve narrowed down the use of binoculars to bowhunting for whitetails, mostly done from a tree stand, you’d think we’d have a consensus here. Well, you’d be wrong. That being said, I think we can pick a good choice for the best binoculars for bowhunting whitetails.
Best Deer Hunting Binoculars
Depending on what area of the country you’re in and what your budget is can really dictate what type of binocular you’re going to use. Brands aside, most bow hunters typically need to be able to see in fields and through or into heavy cover. An 8 power glass is really good for hunters who are hunting in thick cover because it allows them to quickly find the deer in the binoculars and determine what it is.
Best Binoculars for Bowhunting
If you tend to hunt a field edge or large marsh area, you may want to lean towards a 10 power glass. I personally choose a 10X42 optic so that I can see out just a bit further than with an 8 power. In the Southern Midwest, a 10 power allows hunters to see deep into cedar thickets, marshy areas and along large ag fields so that they can get a good bead on a buck before it comes in close.
Here in Wisconsin, we have an abundance of large ag fields in the South part of the state and thick woods everywhere. Big marshes are around as well, so it’s nice to be able to see further. When hunting in a tree stand though, most of the time you’re only going to need to see a few hundred yards in front of you. Any 8 or 10 power optic should be able to do the trick in these situations.