As a guide & experienced western hunter, it's super frustrating when you see people (who are hunting with you) refusing to pull out a tripod to glass with because they say it takes too long. I don't have my tripod out every second I am out in the field, but that's because when I am not using it, I am probably in tight on a stalk, calling elk or hiking to the next glassing point. Those are typically the ONLY moments I may not have my tripod hooked up to my binoculars. If I am going to be glassing for any length of time (10 minutes+) or I really feel it's critical to glass a certain piece of country thoroughly, it's mandatory to glass with my binoculars attached to my tripod. 100% MANDATORY!
While looking over some footage from this hunting season, I watched the time code at the bottom and it validated why I get frustrated. I wasn't timing myself or trying to break any setup speed records, I was simply setting up to glass a canyon.
The Outdoorsmans entire system is super quick and easy!
If you don't have the entire Outdoorsmans system, pulling out a tripod still only takes a few minutes at best. So, next time you stop to glass, but don't want to take off your pack to get out your tripod, remember, 60 seconds and some effort, could be costing you the trophy of a lifetime.
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