Re: spotting animals at long range.
I was telling my brother about this site and after checking out my post he politely reminded ("hey stupid") me that I had neglected to mention one of the most important tips. This may seem obvious, but is part of planning to glass. Put youself in a position so you are glassing toward the west in mornings and toward the east in the evenings. The sun will help you immensely if it is at your back and it is very hard to glass effectively into the sun.