One eye closed with a bow. Right handed left eye dominant.
I used to be like this^^^. Last winter I shot with a Double Vision Blocker on my sight for all of the indoor shoots. I don't know exactly what happened but now I can shoot with both eyes open without the DBV and it is so much better. Acquiring the target and watching the shot is so much easier, be it 3d or hunting.
Agree. Having both eyes open has made shooting more instinctive, rather than calculative when you are closing one eye. I used to shoot with one eye closed but taught myself about 6 years ago to shoot with both open and have become a better shot because of it.I shoot both eyes open for all weapons. Target acquisition, along with depth perception and target tracking are wayyyyyy better. I cannot stress this enough. If you can shoot with both eyes open I really suggest you do it. When I hunt ducks with my shotgun having both eyes open makes for much easier shooting.
When I started shooting years ago I would close one eye. Taught myself to shoot with both eyes open. Much better target acquisition in the field and better depth perception as well. I have a real hard time closing one eye now to shoot my bow. I will however shoot a scoped rifle with my left eye closed. Shotgun and red dot scoped weapons are both eyes open too.
I believe there was an episode on Bowhunter TV a few weeks back where Randy Ulmer address the issue and I believe he recommended shooting one eye closed.
I think he was probably promoting both eyes open... Randy is actually the one who convinced me to shoot with both eyes open. He shot with a blinder in tournaments throughout his entire career. Here's why:
For your eyes to properly meter light you need both eyes open. Closing one eye will actually cause both pupils to dilate slightly (letting too much light into your open eye). This may be why your visual acuity in each eye is measurably better with the other eye open. For target archery I used a blinder to block my view of the target with my left eye. This allowed me to keep my eye open which maximized my vision, but eliminates any issues with eye dominance. I also felt this increased my ability to focus on the spot. I have also seen some glasses wearers place a small piece of scotch tape (opaque) over the part of their glasses where their left eye would normally see the target while at full draw.
You just trained your other eye to be dominant. I shoot a shotgun both eyes open right handed. Never taken the time to do it with a bow, I should but just haven't.