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Old 09-12-2012, 07:16 AM
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I was just curious if any of you use topo maps or aerial photos of your property for scouting and helping determine stand location.


If you do where did you get your maps and do you feel it has helped you?


My family and I have just purchased 125 acres in S. Indiana and I was thinking about getting aerial photos to help me start scouting.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:08 AM
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Just like they told you on the Indiana website - Google Earth.

If you don't want to download the program, you can use the web based Google Maps.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:16 AM
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Where at in Southern Indiana, I am hunting in Vanderburgh county/ Posey county
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:20 AM
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haha thanks 36fan! Can't ever have to much information.


I hunt in Ohio county. about 10-15 minutes SW of Rising Sun (near Aberdeen)
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by hunter_ludda View Post
Where at in Southern Indiana, I am hunting in Vanderburgh county/ Posey county
Tyler? The only "Ludda" I know?
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by henson59 View Post
I was just curious if any of you use topo maps or aerial photos of your property for scouting and helping determine stand location.


If you do where did you get your maps and do you feel it has helped you?
Yes. For any new property, I ALWAYS study a map before scouting. I really like using Bing's maps. Very crisp imagery.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:33 PM
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Henson, using google maps is a good tool to use for satellite imagery, but I get my topos & terrain maps from Acme Mapper.

You can print your own maps if you use the PRINT SCREEN button on your keyboard & then open PaintShop & paste the map image there, you can edit, crop, & print your maps to add to your gear. Some maps I've laminated, others I've had blown up to poster size, which you can do at Kinko's. But all in all I like to have my maps & a pencil or grease marker on me while afield so I can take notes on deer habits, travel corridors, bedding areas, water, etc.

If that isn't for you, you can always order maps from the USGS website for a fee.

Hope this helps.

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:15 PM
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Oh yea don't leave home without them!!!

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Old 09-14-2012, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by 36fan View Post
Just like they told you on the Indiana website - Google Earth.

If you don't want to download the program, you can use the web based Google Maps.
X2 Google Earth.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:50 AM
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we have maps with color coded dots for stand placement...we have double stands a certain color, ladders a certain color and singles a color...helps when determining wind direction, deer we have on cam etc...
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