I do glass when creeping around, but I meant that I only rarely try to find a significant vantage point to glass elk, then decide how to close the distance. Most of the places I've hunted you'd have to go way out of your way to get a decent view.
I never really glass the thick stuff because the bino's I use are 12 power most of the time, and it seems that I would not get the visual of something moving on the sides that I am not glassing. Maybe I should reconsider and give it a try.
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...