Why mount your Binoculars to a Tripod?
It's pretty much a given, if you purchase a spotting scope you are going to use it on a tripod. It doesn't matter if you are from New York, Wyoming or Africa, every hunter I meet understands that you can't use a spotting scope, unless it's mounted to a stationary object such as a tripod. Binoculars are another story...
2001 was the first year I mounted my Binoculars to a tripod and I have never questioned why since that first trip to mountains to glass for mule deer. My binoculars were $150 entry level glass mounted to a Bogen Tripod, but the difference in what I was seeing was astounding. Yes, even with cheap glass, the tripod made a huge difference in how long I would glass and what I would see. I have had a quality tripod & bino adapter with me ever since that day.
14 years later, I am now a professional hunting guide which allows me to use the best gear, including the Outdoorsmans Tall Tripod & Binocular Adapter. I am amazed at how many hunters still come into camp without the ability to mount their binoculars to a tripod and often question why we do it. This last week we had x4 hunters in camp and NONE of them had a binocular adapter. I really don't think they knew how important this piece of gear was to our success!
Glassing freehand vs glassing with a set of binoculars mounted to a quality tripod, isn't even a fair comparison; it's literally like taking a knife to a gun fight!
Here is my perspective, which may sound a bit forward, but it's exactly what I am thinking...
If you do not mount your binoculars to a tripod or at least have the products to do so, you are NOT as good as a hunter as you should be. You are missing out on 1 of the single MOST important pieces of gear that has EVER been made for hunters. PERIOD.
So, why mount your Binoculars to a Tripod?
- It stabilizes your view (wind or no wind)
- Physically gives you the tools to glass more effectively
- Mentally gives you an edge to glass longer
- Enables you to relocate animals & landmarks quickly
- Let's you grid up the country with both eyes open
Below is a link which will show you how we use the Outdoorsmans System to mount your binoculars to a tripod: