It’s a huge advantage for professional shooters to be able to see a target long before they can see it. And one of the easiest ways to achieve this is by selecting a high-quality pair of hunting binoculars—preferably with a large field of vision and crystal clear picture replication so that you can find your prey no matter the environmental conditions.
Healthy hunting binoculars should give you a crystal clear view of anything you look at, whether it’s 10 yards away or 1,000 yards away. They’re not meant to fog quickly. They’re not meant to cause your eyes to hurt after a day’s use. They should be free of sunlight, even though you use them in the evening while the sun is low to the horizon. They should have enough depth of concentration, which ensures that you’re not continuously shouting at the focal button every time a deer takes a few steps closer or farther away from you.
Spotting the Target: The whole point of using binoculars for hunting is that you can see prey from far enough away that it doesn’t see or hear you and thus, isn’t likely to run away.
Identifying Target: If you have good long-distance eyesight, you might be able to see the general outline of your prey in the distance, nor can you distinguish it? It’s definitely not. This is where the binoculars come in.