Benefits of Mixing Up Hunting Targets

No matter how long you’ve been hunting, if you’re like most of us, you need to practice. Whether you’re a newbie, a longtime weekend hobbyist or a lifelong hunter, you can benefit from mixing up your hunting targets when you practice.

The biggest benefit of mixing up your hunting targets? Improved accuracy.

You might say, “But I’m already pretty accurate!” Maybe so, but when you practice, what kind of target are you using? If it’s always the same target, your accuracy might suffer in real-life hunting situations. Many hunters get comfortable using a particular kind of target and neglect to mix things up.

If you always use the same target, your vision will degrade when you switch to a less frequently used target.

This has nothing to do with the mechanics of your shot, and everything to do with your brain getting distracted once you switch your vision to an unfamiliar target. As you undoubtedly know already, real-life hunting situations rarely look exactly alike from animal to animal. Switching up your hunting targets trains your brain to deal with the distraction of new visual stimuli, improving your overall shooting accuracy.

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