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Location: League City, TX
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GPS hunting maps

Hey everyone. I've been lurking around here soaking up as much knowledge as I can find as my buddy and I prepare for our elk hunt later this year.  This site seems to have an enormous amount of resources and helpful people that regularly contribute.  One question I have is:  what mapping software do most people use for their GPS?  I have a Garmin Oregon 450 and would like to download a 1:24,000 topo map that I can use in conjunction with my USGS paper map. I would prefer a map I can mess around with on my computer (add points and trails) and be able to move that info to my GPS.  Thanks in advance.

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Location: Western Colorado
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I actually found a Garmin

I actually found a Garmin last year that had the chip from Hunting GPS Maps already installed in it and from what I have seen it does a lot of different things. I did have to purchase a adapter for it to fit into the SD slot on my computer but from what I understand the adapter comes with the mapping chip when you purchase it.

You might want to check them out


Location: League City, TX
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Thanks critter, that might be

Thanks critter, that might be just what I'm looking for!

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Check out Trimble GPS Hunt and Fish website. Maps synched with my Android phone with Public land overlays allows me to see exactly where I am in the field. No data connection needed. It works with the phones GPS. Combined with "hard copy" maps it helps navigate thru public/private checkerboard with confidence. Has a lot of other applications I haven't used yet. But for me it was a great option as the year subscription - $30 or so, was a lot less than a new GPS.

Location: League City, TX
Joined: 05/27/2014
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Thanks Aaron, that may be a

Thanks Aaron, that may be a way to go too. For only $30 it's definitely something I might mess around with at least. 

Joined: 08/23/2013
Posts: 18
Check out

Check out caltopo.com


overlays, easy upload to garmins and hardcopy print.

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