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.
I have a system I use in Whitetail hunting during the rut that seems to work for me. When I make a mock scrape in the area I wish to hunt I will place a couple of 35mm
film canisters (film removed of course) in the scrape after I have cleared out all leaves and other debris. The film canisters are filled with cotton balls and saturated with doe in heat urine. This keeps the urine from soaking in the ground and can be refreshed on each trip if needed. I will also use the tarsal gland of the buck...