How can you hunt successfully without having an accurate and clear view of your target? This question triggers the requirement that you keep your spotting scope stable during the hunting process as any little movement will cause vibration and thus make the view blurred, or will cause your view to be diverted. All those changes will lead to your missing of the target.
When I first practiced to hunt using a spotting scope, I did not know about this. That’s why I frequently failed to target and hit the games. Gradually, practice by practice and thanks to peer hunters’ sharing, I realize the significance of keeping my spotting scope stable.
The safety in hunting requires you to keep distant from the target animals, so normally, in order for you to view the animals, the magnification is so high. And thus, even a minor movement will result in a long distance. For that reason, keep the spotting scope in a stable position, ideally with a good tripod because it will completely stand still on the ground, ensuring stability and minimizing the vibration when using a spotting scope.
Also, with a good tripod, you can position yourself in the most pleasant place as you can choose. This is extremely important as using a spotting scope for hunting requires you to hold a certain position for a long time. So for a perfect view, a comfortable seat or stand is crucial for any hunter. When it comes to my experience using a spotting scope again, I just paid attention to view the target area, not the position and comfort in hunting at the beginning. And as a result, I got serious trouble with my body, especially my back. But now, due to my focus more on comfort and with the support of a tripod, everything is fine.