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GPS options for public private

My 11 year old son and I wen for third season and didn't connect on any elk, sadly only had a OTC bull tag and watched hopelessly as a cow trotted by broadside at 100yds. This happened while dragging out a 4x4 muley, so we still had a great time. It was my first time out in 18 yrs, his first ever.Got the CDOW brochure this week, it's fun to start thinking ahead, especially with a 12 yr old now.

One challenge we faced hunting on public land was making sure we weren't accidentely crossing the wrong fence on to private. We were in the 28/37 GMU's. I know this is an age old common challenge, and we did ok with BLM/FS maps, compass and some google earth print outs.

We ran into a guy that had an app on his I-Phone that worked with the GPS in his phone, and would pin point his location using an overlay similar to the Colorado Hunting Atlas tool on the CDOW website. Should have asked him at the time what it was, but didn't. So, I am just wondering what anyone has used an app like this...I think it might be one from Cabela's. Or any other GPS tools that might help without having to spend arms and legs. Thanks for any input.

 

 

 

 

 

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I don't know of one for a phone, but this one will work in a GPS. Hunting GPS Maps. com. i am buying one for MT.

Kevin

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http://www.huntinggpsmaps.com/ is where you want to go if you have a Garmin GPS with a color screen.   You can buy a microSD chip for Colorado that shows land ownership or one that even shows the landowner name.  I just got one for Wyoming and it's great.  They also have downloadable ones for your computer that you can then load onto your GPS,

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Thanks topgun So as long as

Thanks topgun

So as long as the Garmin, or whatever GPS unit, has a color screen I should be OK?

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Aaron77 wrote:

Thanks topgun

So as long as the Garmin, or whatever GPS unit, has a color screen I should be OK?

 

Aaron77

i am pretty sure that it only works with a Garmin GPS ?. you can check there web site to be sure.

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Aaron,

Huntinggpsmaps.com is the way to go. The landowner maps work great on Garmin GPS and I know that a lot of the DOW officers are actually using them as well (at least Colorado).

We have found that fences and signs are sometimes way off the actual property lines. Anyone that has ever built a fence can understand why they just built them in straight lines years ago, but property lines are sometimes far from straight. We were surprised at how much land we were missing for years until we learned the actual boundries and found access to 'hidden' public land.

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Hey guys, I don't want to

Hey guys, I don't want to hijack the thread but what would your recommendations for model on a Garmin GPS be.

 

 

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ducknbuck15 wrote:

Hey guys, I don't want to hijack the thread but what would your recommendations for model on a Garmin GPS be.

 

 

 

I just bought the Garmin Oregon 450T, and i love it, it is super easy to use, i am electroniclly chalanged, and it only took me a couple of minutes to figure it out, and learn how to manually put way points from my old GPS in it. one of my friends has the Dakota, and he likes it too.

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ducknbuck - i use a Garmin GPSMap 60CSx. It's a few years old, and I'm sure there are newer ones available, but I can't think of how they could improve on what I have.

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Do you guys have iPhones?

Do you guys have iPhones?  There is an app called accuterra that you download maps to your phone.  It shows public/private/trails/creeks just like the national geographic maps.  It'll run about 8-10 hours if you're tracking your route, so the battery life isn't the best, but for 30 bucks it is amazing.  You can also plot points, etc.

I just found out that it can be used on an old iPhone that DOES NOT have phone service as well.  

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I have heard to many bad stories about Iphones locking up, and the battery life sucks, When my life may depend on it, i will stick with a GPS.

Kevin

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