EcoTour Adventures partnering with Phone Skope & Swarovski Optik

Guest blog written by Kelsey Wellington, EcoTour Adventure Guide “No way, this is so cool,” a guest says as I press record on my phone’s camera. “Kids, c’mere, check this out!”  The father excitedly waves his three children over, and I step back to give them space to see my phone’s screen.  The phone is attached to a Swarovski Optik … Read More

Get Relief in the Field with Phone Skope’s Bino Bandit

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that scouting and hunting are hard work. Yeah, while my wife may roll her eyes at the notion, it’s true. Indeed, spending hours in the fields, woodlots, and mountain ranges around the world can be a grind. They often involve a lot of walking, sweating, and patience, all to find game animals … Read More

Phone Skope Field Trips: Leveraging Early Season Whitetail Patterns

Few events cause anticipation like deer season, especially during that last week of the preseason when the excitement reaches a feverish pitch. It’s during these days that final touches are being made for the first treks to the tree stands and blinds of North America. While equipment checks and sighting in of weapons are at the top of the list, … Read More

Utilizing the Golden Hour for Digiscoping

Antlers. Silhouettes. Golden horizons. The first bird chirp in the semi-darkness. Ask any hunter and they’ll agree that such sights and sounds are as treasured as cool fronts and leaf changes. Here is a scenario.  Looking up the gradual ridge 200-yards out, you see early-afternoon movement, You see a slight glimmer of light. As your binoculars focus, you notice a … Read More

The Discovery of Birding

It may sound contrived, but I can honestly say that my first view through a spotting scope absolutely changed my life (maybe even saved it) forever! Flashback to a simpler time before the internet, a time with no digital photography, image stabilization or auto-focus, and a time where every phone was connected to the wall by a chord! I was … Read More

Steady Now: Free-Hand Digiscope Scouting

Scouting and hunting whitetails and other big game have come a long way. Let’s face it, there are more gadgets that you can count these days – some of them essential and others, well… not so much. Optics have long since been considered part of the former group. Whether a solid rifle scope or handy spotting scope on the ground … Read More

Gear You Can Bank On: The Phone Skope Solar Power Bank

One commonality among outdoorsmen and women is that they love their gear. It’s undeniable. Hikers, campers, hunters, and climbers take their gear bags seriously. Often, the main goal is to be toting a ton of utility while maximizing space and weight. It’s a real balancing act. The same goes for the preparedness-minded. Indeed, serious adventure-seekers and survivalists alike are always … Read More

Don’t Fence Me In: Digiscoping Fence Lines for Whitetail Success

I sat down, flipped open my laptop, and let out a huge sigh. It was time to take a closer look at my current hunting property. With a handful of mature bucks already caught on camera, I had yet to connect on one.  Among other things, I had no real idea what direction they came from.  These bucks had largely … Read More