Have you considered the Leica Geovids. They are the be all of binocular/rangefinders.
I haven't looked at anything yet, wanna get some leads before going out to look. When I went shed hunting, the guy we were with had a nice pair of swarovski's, but I imagine those were in the 600-800 range which I'm only looking to spend 200-300
yes i agree with scott. i just bought a bushnell yardage pro legend and am very happy with it . i kept my binos also, but now i dont think i'll be needing them. the yardage pro legend and scouts are just one eye operated and have a 6x magnafication. did some scanning today out to 500 yards and had no problems at all. that little red fox looked pretty clear to me!
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.