Before going to Africa, I read that most PH's require you to shoot off "shooting sticks". Never having done this, I went out and picked up a monopod and did some shooting off of it. I didn't particularly like it. When we got to Africa, our PH gave us a short course on using the sticks and told us we would do much better using them. He used a bi-pod and carried it everywhere we went. I shot two animals off those sticks.
When I got home, I picked myself up a nice bi-pod and really do enjoy using it. The only problem I find with the sticks is carrying them all day out in the field. I have yet to find a way to tie them on my pack or do something to keep them out of the way yet handy.
Has anyone out there had the same experience I'm having? What do you do to carry it all day long? Is there an easy way? I'm looking for answers as I do believe that in open country, they are a ton better than shooting off-hand.