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Elk hunting Hunting maps

My last couple of maps have been from national geographic. Just curious where everyone gets there maps and if you have a favorite company that you deal with.

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The National Geographic maps

The National Geographic maps are very good high quality maps. I usually buy the standard BLM maps also as they are cheaper to get started with. I get all of mine from these guys.

http://plicmapcenter.org/

They get them to you quickly and you are sure you get the ones you need with the game unit info that they have for every state they carry.

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I like maptrails.com, as they

I like maptrails.com, as they not only have good maps, but also CD-ROMs and chips to put right into the newer GPS equipment.  I have a CD ROM of Wyoming that is invaluable and actually even saved me from getting a trespassing ticket because of the good map I had made from it.  It was sort of ironic because I had bought it from the Wyoming G&F that were the ones prepared to write the ticket until I showed them my map with coorrdinates on it showing that I was on legal BLM land!!!

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I agree with Hunter25 about

I agree with Hunter25 about plicmapcenter.org.  I have now ordered several maps from there, and I have been happy with each order. 

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I use the nat geo maps, but i

I use the nat geo maps, but i also use Rams maps from Bigskymaps.com they are great maps and have held up pretty good so far. they have maps for a lot of the western states, in oregon each map is broken down into indiviual units.

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I just checked out the Big

I just checked out the Big sky site. Those gmu maps look great, hopefully they will continue to expand into other states with these. If I ever make it to Oregon to hunt I know where to get the maps I'm gonna need. I have about 10 new places I want to hunt next year but unfortunately will only have enough money for one.

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I like the National Geographic ones

but since I live on the Front Range, I also go down to the USGS map center in Lakewood, as those Nat Geo maps rarely cover the areas I'm interested in out of state.  

I also have an atlas for nearly every state with significant public land to help with research before I end up applying for a place I know nothing about.  But the Roads of Colorado atlas is far superior to anything Delorme puts out.  Just wish they did more states.

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Maps?

Maps? What are they? I can't ever remember carrying a map while hunting mule deer, elk, mountain goats or moose.  I might have had a map on some bighorn sheep hunts if I was hunting near the unit boundary or next to Yellowstone Park.

I do have Road Atlas's for Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado that I keep in my pickup.

As for hunting in eastern Montana or Wyoming for antelope a land ownership map can be your best friend.  Not all public land is identified on the ground, and some landowners have been known to post public roads going through public land.

All of our antelope hunting is done on public or Block Management land and when we sign up for the Block Management areas, the Fish, Wildlife & Parks have handout maps showing the roads and land ownership.  I do carry one of those maps.

Topgun wrote that a GPS saved him from a trespassing ticket.  Last year while antelope hunting in eastern Montana, one of my hunting partners had a very accurate GPS unit.  It had the land ownership and even the names of the larger landowners.  We used that GPS to locate a herd of antelope on a half section of State land that was unmarked and surrounded on 3 sides by private land.  I was able to guide one of my other partners to a nice buck there.

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  exbioligist,Are you talking

 

exbioligist,Are you talking about the roads & recreation atlas?Thanks

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nope

different map, by Mapsco

http://www.amazon.com/Roads-Colorado-2nd-Mapsco/dp/1569663599

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the best place for maps is

the best place for maps is mytopo.com. they will print you a custom map of the area that you are looking at. Dont forget about google earth. nothing helps you see the lay of the land like google earth.

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