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Not the site, I found mine at the Gander Mountain in Thornton. It is a series of CDs that contain georeferenced layers you can place over and fade in and out of Google Earth aerial photos, and it still allows you to tilt for 3-D view. You can probably get it from the DOW, but I bet there are other sporting goods stores that have it. Not cheap, but worth its weight in gold.

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Just added some very nice maps to the site. Elk, Mule Deer, and antelope migration routes and seasonal ranges.

http://www.kmlers.com/ordermigrationroutesmap.html

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tim wrote:
yes, i have used it, but i am not tech savy enough for all that you are saying.

tim

Tim, I just uploaded an ebook on my website that gives you step by step instructions for the Fast, Easy, and FREE way to use google earth to create personalized topo maps and create photo journals.

It describes how I use google earth as a scouting and hunting journal. I also talk about geotagging photos using your GPS to bring back and overlay on 3D maps in Google Earth.

Looking at the 3D images in Google Earth is one thing, but overlaying the path you traveled and photos where you took them adds another dimension to your increased spatial awareness.

Please check out the page for more information.
Hunting and Scouting Tips for GPS and Google Earth Maps

-Eric

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Oddhunter,
Where did you get the seasonal mule deer ranges and migration routes? I have the CDOW's elk seasonal ranges and routes but I haven't seen the mule deer info.
One other thing, on a previous post, i saw you had data on trophy potential. Is that from Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young data, or do you have access to other information?

I've developed my own measure of trophy potential through data slicing, but I'm curious about yours.

Thanks. You can PM me if you'd rather not openly share your data sources

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I don't have any data for Colorado seasonal ranges.

As far as trophy potential goes, I look at the record books and also some states have data for # of points on harvested animals. For example, for elk I look at how many bulls were 6pts or greater.

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Ok, that makes sense. All very useful. What states do you have mule deer seasonal range info for? Elk?

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