Can a left-eye dominate person accurately shoot a bow right-handed?

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Interested in learning how to bow hunt but I am right handed and left eye dominant. Most professionals that I ask recommend learning to shoot left handed because I am a new shooter, is it impossible or unethical to try shooting a bow right handed, or is there a good way to train your ocular dominance?


I’ve known a few folks that were left-eye dominate that could accurately shoot a bow right-handed. However, they are in the minority.

You’ll certainly have to close your left eye completely.  Most folks are much better off to learn to shoot left-handed. It feels awkward at first, but many have succeeded!  Whatever technique you use, make sure and practice and limit your shots to a distance that you are proficient! 

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