hey going to be headed out west some were hopefully for mule deer 2012 . I am from ohio and alot of friends that have came out there said they cant justify spending a ton of money on a spotting scope . well i think that it would be a great asset to have . we are planning a DIY stay out under the stars public land hunt . so here is the real question is there a spotting scope that doesnt cost a arm and a leg and is still worth hauling around . we all have good optic binos and great scopes . so one of our dads said why do you need a spotting scope. I kinda agree but when it comes to looking all day i feel a spotting scope would help. any input would be great guys . also any info on Mt south east area would also be great