How to Shoot a Bow with Both Eyes Open

Learn how to shoot a bow with both eyes open from the pros at Queens Archery in this Howcast video.

All right. As we had discussed before, in another segment, eye dominance plays a big part in archery. One of the reasons that eye dominance does play a big part is because usually it’s advisable to shoot a bow with both eyes open, and your dominant eye is the eye that’s doing the aiming.

So, if you’re right-handed and you’re right eye dominant, then we have no problem, because you’re only seeing out of your right eye to begin with. If you bring the bow up and you aim it, and you pull back and you anchor, both eyes are open, but she’s only seeing the aimer out of her right eye. If I close this eye off, it wouldn’t change anything in her picture.

If you are left eye dominant, and you shoot the bow with both eyes open, being a right-handed shooter, if I shut your left eye off, which is the eye that you were looking through to aim, your bow would actually move over this far away from the line of aim. So, shooting a bow with both eyes open is advisable only if you’re shooting with your dominant eye.