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Well its sad to say but I might have to step into the 21st century. Can anybody shed any light on a good GPS. Thanks Gunslinger

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I am looking for the same. How much do you want to spend?

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I'm not really sure simple to use long batterie life and able to down load waypoints onto a topo map program would be nice

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Well I'd say you are already in the 21st century, using the internet to connect with other hunters to discuss what GPS unit to purchase. Wink

I don't own a GPS unit. However I have used a few garmin's with no complaints.

http://www.garmin.com

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bitmaster isn't that the truth :smile: Thanks for the input. Gunslinger

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I've been looking at the Magellan 315 on the low end of the $$$ spectrum and the Lowrance Global Map 100 on the higher end. The Garmin GPS 12 is another inexpensive option.
The 315 has a "best fish and game calculator" to tell you when the odds are in your favor.

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Gunslinger338,

Something to consider. If you have a palm pilot, you can get a GPS receiver attachment then use software like this:

http://www.gpspilot.com/

to overlay the GPS data with real/topo maps. They also make GPS receivers for notebook computers. Some of the receivers reside in the mouse!

I have not used these products, but if you have a palm/pda or notebook they might be something to look into.

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Get a cheep one they are easier to use, and work just as good as any.

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OK I bought my GPS unit. I bought a garmin 12 XL Simple to use, works well. Why spend anymore money for opions I won't use. Flew over my goat area last week marked waypoints. Now when I go in on the ground I know which direction to head :smile: at least thats the plan

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Gunslinger,

Sounds like you are mapping out the area pretty good for your hunt. After 25 years of waiting for the tag, I think it is pretty smart to plan ahead and map it out.

Where did you end up getting your Garmin?

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Picked it up over in Spokane WA. Took the family over there for the weekend and to do some school clothes shopping. While they were clothes shopping I found a great sporting good store; and spent alot of money.

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