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    I'm gonna have to go with leaving the spotter home. The more guys that do, the more game left for me, my family and buddies

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    Ha ah that's pretty good Umpqua, if I can see long distances even if I'm meat hunting I still like my scope. Many times I've scanned the area over and over with my binocs and saw nothing, then I crank up the spotting scope looking at all the hidey holes and find animals I would have never saw with just my binocs


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    Always will, I like being able to get good close up looks on animals and make sure its one I want. I would rather carry the extra weight and be able to see game farther and clearer then not being able too
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    I almost always pack mine. Unless I know I'm going on a quick look at a short distance, but even then it is worth taking. Where I hunt in the plains, a spotting scope is essential, just like hunting in the mountains. We are looking at animals from miles rather than yards so I'll never leave home without it... at least not on purpose.
    Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
    Genesis 27:3 (NKJV)

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    I'm with Hilltop also. Most of the time you can tell if an elk is a bull or not, even then if its a big enough bull to pursue. Moose would be more of a terrain issue. Wide open Alaska is a different game then Shiras moose in Colorado or Wyoming. Game like trophy mule deer and antelope where ever inch matters and you need to save your legs, then a spotter is a necessity.

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    My spotter is an 82mm objective and currently gets left back at camp on a fairly regular basis. I'm typically hunting pretty dark timber for elk when that happens, although I have left it behind on a deep backcountry solo hunt for elk that did have some open terrain simply because of the weight. I was loaded up pretty heavy.

    For those of you that have a 65mm scope, does it make it in the pack more often than if you had a larger one?

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    I always have my spotter. It is a little bulky but worth it in my opinion. I just bought a new leupold compact for my pack and I really like it. It fits nice and does not have as much weight as a regular spotter.

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    Spotter is always with me. Jumping up to 15x power to pick apart patches of trees and bedding areas is huge!

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    A good spotting scope is next on my list. For now I use a set of 10 x 42 and 15 x 56 binoculars.

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    I have slightly revised my opinion on this topic because of a new method I have been trying and has worked really well this hunting season. Instead of taking my heavy and bulky spotting scope (which stays in the truck just in case) I take my 10x42 binos with a tripod adapter (and tripod of course) and I have found that this is very effective method to glass far away game animals because the tripod holds the binos so steady, it takes care of most glassing needs, saves weight, and is effective.

 

 

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