More is Better: Carrying Multiple Optics on the Hunt

Many traditional whitetail hunters are minimalists. Aside from public land bowhunters, most will head to their stand with their weapon of choice, binoculars, and a headlamp. In some cases, they will tote a bag containing such items as calls, scents, and a barrage of other small accessories. The kicker is, most of them won’t be used and could have been … Read More

Leisure Time and Summer Vacation Means Valuable Digiscoping Opportunities

Anything worthwhile takes time and work. In my experience, this axiom usually holds up. Fine-tuning your digiscoping game is no different. While starting your digiscoping journey is easy, reaping the benefits it adds to your hunting pursuits is cumulative. It only improves by applying it; practicing it. As hunters, we cherish the opportunities to capture game animals in images and … Read More

Improve Your Digiscope Hunting and Scouting with a Tripod

“Steady now.” I can still hear my dad’s whisper as I set my sights on one of the first deer I ever shot. Especially when rifle hunting, I still whisper the same thing to myself before a shot. I’ve come to learn the importance of steadiness when viewing game animals through other optics as well. While routine glassing of deer … Read More

Post-Season Whitetail Digiscoping for Proof of Life

Late winter is a tough time for whitetail hunters. Even though deer season can be taxing, its closing can be difficult. Sure, turkey season is right around the corner, as is fishing. Then there is the list of offseason chores. You know, such things as habitat improvements and securing new areas to hunt. Then there is scouting. It’s amazing how … Read More

Budget Hunting Binoculars: Digiscoping Doesn’t Discriminate

Many hunters will tell you that their optics are the most important equipment in their pack – and for good reason. Clear, reliable binoculars allow for quick recognition of wild game. For deer hunters, this means, among other things, swiftly identifying antler and body characteristics to determine age class. As such, many hunters will stretch their budget when it comes … Read More

Phone Skope Adds Pieces to Your Whitetail Puzzle

Y’all, I’m terrible at putting puzzles together. Well, an entire puzzle that is. I’m really good at finding the corners and I’m decent when it comes to connecting a few more pieces in the middle. But oftentimes, there’s just something that I’m still missing. And when it comes to my whitetail scouting, much of the same can be said because … Read More

Join us in the fight against the Coronavirus

Let’s face it, Covid-19 has turned our world upside down. From social distancing to worrying about the health of our loved ones, to the severe drought of toilet paper, it’s been a scary time. Skoped Industries is not immune to the chaos, but we are doing all we can to keep productions running as normal. We have been blessed that … Read More

How to Conserve Your Phone Battery

Phoneskope how to digiscope for birds

Phone batteries have come a long way in the last few years. It has become one of the top things to consider when looking at a new smartphone. It is also a highlighted selling point for phone manufacturers when they are introducing a new model of smartphone. In our experience Phone Skoping throughout the years, we have seen the batteries … Read More

Dual-Lens Smartphone Cameras, Part 2 : A Closer Look at the 2x Lens

  Welcome to part 2 of the Dual-Lens smartphone camera breakdown. If you caught part 1, you know we discussed the benefits of the wide-angle lens and when it is best used. We also touched on the upside and downside of each lens. In this post we are going to take a closer look at the telephoto lens (Pun very … Read More

Wildlife Watching Tools of the Trade, Safety and Ethics 

Phone Skope Scoping at the Grand Tetons

  In our “Secrets to Successful Wildlife Watching in Grand Teton and Yellowstone” post we outlined Wildlife Watching through the seasons.  Now let’s look at what you need to have the best experience possible.   Tools of the Trade Optics – Yellowstone is a vast landscape, meaning optics are invaluable for spotting and observing wildlife.  We use Lander, WY based Maven … Read More