It's not that I have eagle eyes. Just the opposite actually. As some of you know I still hunt the timber. Some hunters will use low power binos for still hunting, but over the years ive gotten pretty good at spotting parts of game showing behind tress, rocks etc. with my eyes only.
So, i'm always in iron sight range. If I can't spot the game with my eyes. I sure can't hit it with iron sights.
Sorry, to be off topic. I just thought i'd mention the other side of glassing.
I don't Break the rules, I Modify them.
Some things are stuck way back in our minds, and we forget where we got them. Then again, my dad never used binos, so i'm sure it came from there too.
I'll use binos to find and spotter to judge. Sometimes pick apart cover with the spotting scope as well. I wouldn't say there's a set distance, it really depends on the backdrop and how well things are blending in.
I use my optics to glass everything and as far as possible as well as close. Sure, you may not be able to get to a big ole muley in the same day you spotted him but tomorrow is another day. I'm looking for big animals no matter how far away they are and I'm gonna try and do what it takes to get to him. Finding him is half the battle and optics are the tool to find them. fatrascal.
More hiking, and less glassing might make you skinnyrascal.
Just kidding. I'm the forum clown. Welcome to the forum.
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I'd rather fly around in a helicopter & drop in close to get a good look at them than walk. That whole walking thing is WAY overrated