IMHO .. out here in the west,good glass is the single most important item I own for hunting. more important even then the weapon one chooses.Firm believer in using my binocs and when sitting....using the spotter. Could be I spend an hour or two glassing and area could be all day. Could be I’m slowly walking in heavy timber, stopping and quietly looking ahead. Amazing what you can see through the thick stuff. I think, as most would say, your glass is a very important tool in the quiver.
IF I were hunting in the east ,or in dense cover , maybe not so much