Prepare For An Elk Hunt by Tanner Kochevar

There are many styles of elk hunting and even more ways to get an elk on the ground and into your freezer. Whether you are hunting 5 miles or 500 yards from a road, “the elk are where you find them.” How you prepare for an elk hunt can make or break your hunt and experience. Prepare For An Elk Hunt … Read More

Trail Camera Tricks and Tips from Tanner Kochevar

Thank goodness we are no longer standing in a Walmart waiting for our 35mm pictures to develop. 12 years ago, I remember talking to the lady behind the counter at the photo section. She looked at my brother and me and said, “How’d you get so close to that bear?” We couldn’t believe it! The first time we had a … Read More

Phone Tripod Mount | Attach Your Phone To Your Tripod

Phone Skope’s new Phone Tripod Mount allows you to attach your phone to your tripod easily, thus giving you the opportunity to take pictures and videos of yourself, a group of people, or even the landscape. How The Phone Tripod Mount Works The Phone Tripod Mount attaches to standard tripod base plates and fits smartphones up to 3.5″ width and … Read More

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter

Phone Skope’s brand new Samsung Galaxy S9+ Digiscoping Adapter is now available. This case is dual purpose, serving as a digiscoping adapter and every day phone case at the same time. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ Phone Case is designed and manufactured in the USA and works with all existing Phone Skope Optic Adapters. Here’s how the case works. Step-by-step Put … Read More

Upgrade Your Phone? | Phone Skope Phone Case

We get this question often – What do I need if I upgrade my phone? Do I need a phone case or a complete kit? Tanner answers the question in this short video. When you upgrade your phone, you only need a new Phone Skope Phone Case for your brand new phone. The Optic Adapter you have from your old … Read More

Bino Chest Pack

Birding Field Essentials What are the essentials that one takes out in the field? Most birders would like to believe it’s just their binoculars and that’s it. Unfortunately, there’s a whole host of things that want to interfere with our enjoyment of the outdoors including mosquitos, poison ivy, and basic needs like hydration. Then there are books, cameras, journals, and … Read More

How To Get Shots of Shorebirds

Shorebirds seem to be a dividing factor for many in the birding community. Some people see the above birds as a meaningful pursuits, while others see them as birds they will never understand and would rather pretend they didn’t exist. I fell into the latter category for years. And then I met a guy named Doug Buri from South Dakota … Read More

Fun With Bird Videos

Some Birds are Hard to Photograph Let’s face it; some birds are hard to photograph. Either they move around too much, or they are in low light, and you can’t get the exposure settings to cooperate on your phone that’s when it’s time to switch to video. I’m a big fan of using video on your smartphone. You can use … Read More

Blizzard Birding

It’s April. It’s Year of the Bird. I made so many plans to really enjoy the birds in my home state this spring. Normally in spring, I’m gone almost the whole season enjoying migratory birds in other states or countries. This was my year to bird the crap out of Minnesota! And April in Minnesota did what April does sometimes. … Read More

Black-tailed Godwit – Pedrickton Marsh, New Jersey

Drop-everything Bird: A bird whose presence within a few hour radius of your location compels you to immediately drop everything and GO. Black-tailed Godwit version. The Most Recent Drop-everything Bird I have a lot of “drop-everything birds” that I’ve always wanted to see, especially in the Philly region: Barn Owl, Painted Bunting, Harlequin Duck, Roseate Spoonbill. But some of the … Read More