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Postby bigsteve » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:06 am

What kind of GPS do any of you use if any
I have 3 I have a delorme pn 40 with the world map but has booting. Issues in heavy canopy I also have 2 Bushnell hunt tracks each has 25 way points they work pretty good an excellent scouting tool in these big river bottoms when hunting from a boat

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Re: GPS

Postby chadbragg » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:14 pm

I use my phone Steve. I have 2 older handheld but they never see the light of day.

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Re: GPS

Postby saddaddykiller » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:23 pm

use my phones gps and waypoint app....soo much nicer than wut I used to do which was flag stuff off etc but u should still have backup incase gps fails....phone gps works if u have cell signal and even if u don't have any signal at all...
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Re: GPS

Postby triple_duece » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:02 pm

I have garmin 60csx and bought the boys 62c. They never lose service and have way more features than I will ever learn to use. Look online for discontinued models and pick them up around 2 bills. Some of the touch screen models are on sale and they work great also and can find them cheap if your not looking for the next great new model.
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Re: GPS

Postby saddaddykiller » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:46 pm

I use nokia lumia 520 smartphone....(yea NOGO im cheap I already know that) but...has free maps...free gps app called trail buddy.............it gets me back to the waypoints so I don't get lost, that's all I need....50$


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Re: GPS

Postby patinlouisiana » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:54 pm

We have been using hand held GPSRs for about 15 years. Ever since Uncle Sam turned off selective availability and allowed civilian hand held unit to be more accurate. Started with an Eagle Explorer then got a Garmin Legend. Been faithful to Garmin ever since, getting a newer model about every 2 years. Now we both have the Oregon 500 with touch screen and love them. We mainly use ours for Geo-Caching (GPS based treasure hunting).
http://www.geocaching.com
I do have all the deer stands, bridges, roads, trails, creeks .... loaded in my POI and way points.
I love the face that I can walk or ride around a food plot and it will calculate the acreage for us.
Keep us from over estimating seed & fertilizer purchasing. I have used my data and Auto-CAD to draw full scale maps of all of our properties. Then print them on 36 x 48 sheets for "wall paper" in the camp.
Oh and it also come in handy on the highway as I know with my big tires the speedo is off but the GPSR is always dead on with MPH. :ylsuper: :ylsuper: :ylsuper:
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Re: GPS

Postby saddaddykiller » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:59 pm

patinlouisiana wrote:We have been using hand held GPSRs for about 15 years. Ever since Uncle Sam turned off selective availability and allowed civilian hand held unit to be more accurate. Started with an Eagle Explorer then got a Garmin Legend. Been faithful to Garmin ever since, getting a newer model about every 2 years. Now we both have the Oregon 500 with touch screen and love them. We mainly use ours for Geo-Caching (GPS based treasure hunting).
http://www.geocaching.com
I do have all the deer stands, bridges, roads, trails, creeks .... loaded in my POI and way points.
I love the face that I can walk or ride around a food plot and it will calculate the acreage for us.
Keep us from over estimating seed & fertilizer purchasing. I have used my data and Auto-CAD to draw full scale maps of all of our properties. Then print them on 36 x 48 sheets for "wall paper" in the camp.
Oh and it also come in handy on the highway as I know with my big tires the speedo is off but the GPSR is always dead on with MPH. :ylsuper: :ylsuper: :ylsuper:

that's weird cause the other day I was searching about geocaching and I saw a screenname called patinlouisiana and I thought about u..........but that's not u is it?
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Re: GPS

Postby patinlouisiana » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:01 pm

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Re: GPS

Postby patinlouisiana » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:05 pm

https://www.geocaching.com/profile/
don't know if this will work?
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Postby saddaddykiller » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:17 pm

no that don't work...cant believe that was u........how often do u go geochaching?
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Re: GPS

Postby patinlouisiana » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:20 pm

It is almost a daily activity for us as we have several hundred hides thet we have to maintain. We do most of our "seeking" whenever we go out of town for more than a day.


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Re: GPS

Postby patinlouisiana » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:33 pm

saddaddykiller wrote:no that don't work...cant believe that was u........how often do u go geochaching?

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Postby saddaddykiller » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:41 pm

oh ok do they have geocaches hid deep in the woods like on nationalforest and public lands or is it more of a in/around cities thing along roads or whatever?
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Postby patinlouisiana » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:54 pm

Both! they have what are called "Park n Grab" caches that are super easy all the way up to caches where you need scuba gear or climbing gear to reach them.
Here is a map of caches in your area.
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Postby saddaddykiller » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:11 pm

dang they are all around here do u happen to have a map like that that shows adams county ms?
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Postby patinlouisiana » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:35 pm

Not too many up there.
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Re: GPS

Postby patinlouisiana » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:37 pm

Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that's happening right now, all around you. There are 2,727,167 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide.
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Re: GPS

Postby saddaddykiller » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:25 pm

pretty cool...looks like there a bunch in the national forest thanks
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Re: GPS

Postby tensasghost » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:38 pm

If cell phone signal is not an issue, android market has an app called arlean maps that helps me scout.
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Re: GPS

Postby hubtech » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:45 am

I have bad reception at camp. Have an etrex 20 that I don't really use much. It's much more fun to get lost ha


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Re: GPS

Postby bigsteve » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:21 am

We hunt areas where we may or may not have been before out of the boat the GPS is a valuable tool

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Re: GPS

Postby hubtech » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:18 am

Oh I agree. I've got a terrible sense of direction. Limits my stalking. But this year that changes.


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Re: GPS

Postby tensasghost » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:46 am

Treat a compass like American express, don't leave home with out it.
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Re: GPS

Postby bigsteve » Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:25 pm

I learned how to use a compass many years ago long before GPS navigation was utilized I always have a compass on me in the woods

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Re: GPS

Postby terry08 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:39 am

Same here Bigsteve, a compass ain't dependant on batteries or satellite signals. I never hunt where I need either anymore but still carry a compass out of habit I guess.

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