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Hunting Apps...?

Hi guys- I'm new to the forum but I wanted to introduce myself shortly.

Grew up hunting New York and continue to do so whenever I can. I recently came across ScoutLook Weather in another blog and I've been using it ever since to plan before I hunt.

It gives pretty accurate weather information, tools, etc and the two creators are avid hunters themselves, which means all the information has been very useful to me.

I recently went bowhunting last weekend and using their ScentCone feature I knew where I should place my treestands. I like a challenge for sure, but weather is not one I want to bother with. Their app just came out (if you have a droid or iPhone) and I like that as well just so it's handy when I'm out in the field. 

Where do you guys like to hunt? How do you prepare for the weather? What are some of your favorite hunter-friendly apps?

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First of all, welcome to the

First of all, welcome to the site!  There is lots of good information on here, so be sure to browse the forums, and we'd like to see you throw up some photos and stories of your hunts.  I grew up hunting just across the lake in Vermont.  Depending on which part of the state you are from, we probably have some similar experiences.

As for hunting apps, I have only one that I use on a regular basis.  It's called TimeToHunt.  It gives an overall rating for the day, primary and secondary movement times, sunrise, sunset, and a couple of other things.  I just started using it this year, and seems to be okay.  I have seen deer some times when it said I should, but I have also seen deer outside of those hours. I guess it's 6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other.  If you find one that works, stick with it.

Stick around, let's see some photos!

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Apps

I saw that in hunting mag and was wondering if it was any good.

 

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Welcome to the forum..great

Welcome to the forum..great place to hang out.  I have searched for a good hunting app and have yet to come across anything that really does what we hunter want it to do.

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I'm watching this with

I'm watching this with interest as I hope to step up to the present with a phone that can actually use this stuff in february when my current contract expires. 

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  First - welcome to the web

 

First - welcome to the web site.  Stick around and your hunting learning curve will be more like a stright line.  There are some very knowledgeable hunters here and they share their ideas easily.

I think the only real phone app that I would like to see is one that tells you exactly when 1/2 hour before sunrise is and when 1/2 hour after sunset is - exactly where you are standing.  The weather app could be okay for those hunting in the mountains and a snow storm comes out of nowhere... but even so you should be prepared for any weather - especially in Colorado high country hunting.  I can see no other app that would work for a hunter in the field.

 

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