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.
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.