Shooting sticks have been used in Africa since the Golden Age of Safari, in India during the days of Shikar, and are and are proving an ever-growing presence on hunts in North and South America.
And for good reason...
Work very well.
A proper pair of shooting sticks can not only provide a steady rest from which to shoot and or glass with binoculars or a spotting scope, but they can also be used as rest, to hang camp equipment.
I've used a variety of shooting sticks in my decades as a hunter and outdoor writer.
I've used sticks crafted from bamboo and tire tubes and I've used sticks made from mahogany that cost an arm and a leg.
The best I've ever used came from African Sporting Creations.
And I'm not alone.
Famed outdoor writer Craig Boddington loves African Sporting Creations' Shooting Sticks as do the thousands upon thousands of hunters who have purchased a pair from the company.
I've got two pairs of sticks from African Sporting Creations; one I use while hunting. Another that I turned into a lamp that's in my trophy room.
Give shooting sticks a try on your next hunt.
Once you master their usage you'll wonder how you ever got along without them.