I hunt differently with a spotting scope than without one.
WITH- Find a Vantage point and stay there until dark. Usually to determine where I am going to go the next morning in the dark. This is the "Finding" portion of the hunt. I may do this from Camp or within 2 miles of the trail back. Not as concerned with concealing my presence. If I spot something in range of a stalk, I'll probably leave my pack and scope there.
WITHOUT- Working smaller pockets. Still with a good view, but glassing down into the bottom of draws, and moving more often. I may have spotted some deer or elk from afar and I'm looking to relocate them. Now I'm "Hunting" and I expect to see critters on my side of the mountain. Not looking out of my Stalking range..