Bow Dot Reticle

I’m using Bow Dot Reticle mod [enabled in Vortex], among other mods, but in practice it doesn’t work.
The default yellow dot goes away when I take aim with the bow in combat.

I could just execute "wh_pl_showfirecursor=1 in a command line, but I’d rather have a working mod
do that for me, while in the midst of combat.
BTW, how DO you bring up the command line while in-game? ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Is there a bug in this mod, otherwise how do I fix this?
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!

on my keyboard ^, the button right under ESC. You can press ESC to pause the game, before opening the command line