A shooting support
is a handy item to have when moose hunting; it provides a steady
rest for your rifle, will help reduce gun movement in windy
conditions and some models can also double as a walking stick.
Different types are available Ė tripods, bipods and sticks. I went
with a Vanguard Quest M62 shooting stick with the U-shaped yoke
because itís a smaller package and lighter to carry than the bipod
or tripod models.
The Quest M62 is well built with a foam grip, quick flip leg locks,
a wide U shaped yoke with rubber fins and has a karabiner to attach
to your back pack. It also has a hand strap for easy carrying. The
Quest M62 extends up to 62Ē in length so itís great for just about
any terrain and standing shots. It compresses to 26Ē for easy
The Quest M62 retails for about $55 at Outdoor Pros (not a sponsor).
There are several brands of shooting supports/sticks available but
get a sturdy one if you decide to get one. I had a less expensive
model from another manufacturer but it didnít last very long. The
leg locks broke in the cold after only a few uses.
Cheers, A. Bassan