How to Hunt
with GPS click here: Smart hunters have been using
topographic maps for years to predict the positions of
Using a GPS for hunting trips:
- allows you to
preplan your routes
- mark the boundaries
on the PC and upload to your PDA or handheld GPS
- mark ranger
- mark power
stations, wires, hazards,
- water access for
yourself or for the game you are hunting
- in the field create
a breadcrumb trail to follow back
- mark good points in
the field in real time for future reference
If you are hunting in
pairs or are part of a larger group, note the importance
of knowing where you are and where your team members
are. GARMIN has introduced the
RINO, which allows to communicate with your
fellow gamesman and see your position as well as theirs
in the field. GPS works to enhance your
experience and improve safety.
Click here for
our feature Terrain
GPS Options for hunters:
Handheld units you can use GPS handhelds for
real-time use for directions, etc.
Garmin and Magellan are the two most popular in field
products. You can combine a handheld unit with the
topo graphic maps of your area and upload it into your Magellan GPS receiver.
Or preplan your trips with Topo Maps, and use the advantages of geo referenced
maps for plotting hunting routes, strategies, emergency
Upload range paper maps into your PC or
Laptop with products like Fugawi which allow you
to use a Palm or Pocket PC in the field with you.
The real time position which is shown allows you to know
your exact position, where the game is, and be aware of
the situation. For GPS add ons for PDAs click here and for laptops please see the PCMCIA card.
Preplan and execute. With GPS, you will know where
you are, where the game is, and how to
get to the game!