I just got back from a scouting trip, and like most of my other outings, I didn't use my spotting scope, even though I hauled it in. I end up using my binoculars. How many people pack in a scope and tripod and use them regularly?
So it sounds like a lot of you guys are using spotters to locate animals? I like to hunt/scout high, open country, and I use my spotting scope a ton, but I dont know that I have ever used it to locate. The scope doesnt come out until I have found the critters with my binos, then I use it to figure out just what I am looking at, and get a few pictures or video through the spotter. I guess the exception would be: I find a deer with the binos and then get the scope on him, and then start picking up his buddies bedded around him.
My question is, Am I missing something by not using my spotter for actually looking for animals? I guess it seems like the FOV would be too small to make this productive, even on 20X. What are your thoughts?