I have been hunting for numerous years in CA and AZ for deer and elk. I have a question pertaining to what size type of binoculars you would use for more open areas (without a large amount of thick scrubs like manzanita) for spot and stalk. There is generally lots of grade to haul up gear...
My backpack hunts have been a mixture of:
getting away from it all,
putting my feet back on the earth
seeing as much nature as I can
a little bit of a lot of adventure
and hopefully getting some venison or bird.
I really enjoy hearing the wind in the trees and coyote choruses late at night.