My dad got REALLY lucky and drew S73 with only 3 + 0 weighted points! Among other things we're looking for is some recommendations on a really light spotting scope for not a lot of money, I think he's looking in the $150 price range.
I have been doing my research and as far as quality relatively cheap spotting scopes currently, the best scope I have tried out has been a Vortex Nomad. Its roughly 350-400, but likely your best option.
You can get a TascoBushnell 3-9x40 for 55.00 from WM that will as well. So will a 20.00 Tasco from the gun show. Sheep dont know that you have a 20 dollar scope or a 1900.00 Niteforce. Congrats on the tag and good luck on your hunt. Dont forget to post the pics neighbor.