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Old 10-10-2014, 03:41 AM
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I just moved and will soon be hunting white tail in northern Alabama, in a large unfamiliar area that is heavily wooded, with mountains and deep ravines.
Although I have been scouting all summer, I know I can get turned around and lost in a heartbeat.
What reliable, affordable hand held GPS can you people recommend for a simple in and out walk, without breaking the bank ?
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:34 AM
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Plus easy to USE!
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:54 AM
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I can see this is not the place to ask a question.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:07 PM
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Garmin is always a good bet ........................
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:07 AM
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Garmin Etrex 2
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:07 PM
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I have a Garmin 72H Waterproof Handheld GPS. It doesn't have any maps, which I don't need anyway. I find it very easy to use.

In the last couple of months I used it to explore 300 acres of wooded area, and it works great for me.

I use it along with Google Earth to mark locations for rubs, scrapes, places I jumped deer, etc.
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Old 10-15-2014, 06:15 PM
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A top end Garmin.

I have a 5 year old version of such a Garmin unit and it is a great tool, however don't forget a GPS unit can fail to triangulate in heavy cover, and batteries can go dead, or the unit just "die" .... also carry a quality, accurate map and compass. I like to use a topo and a "Google Earth" view of where I hunt. The combination works great for getting around. Laminate them and you'll have a durable map that will last for years.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:30 AM
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If you have a smartphone, just download an app.

Trimble GPS Hunt & Fish
www.gpshuntfish.com
There is a free and paid-for version.
Pros:
  • Able to track your paths
  • Able to mark waypoints, take pictures of waypoints, and have meaningful icons on the waypoints
  • Show Sunrise/ Sunset times
  • Able to view your waypoints and paths online
  • Able to create multiple 'hunts'

Cons:
  • Doesn't show landowner boundaries / info, but available for $99
  • Doesn't show public lands, but available for $99

Onx Maps
I mainly use this to find new areas to hunt and identify landowners.
www.onxmaps.com

Pro: The paid-for version will show you all the landowner info and public lands. I believe this is $34 / year.

Cons: The app doesn't have any track capability and the waypoint functionality is pretty rudimentary.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:41 AM
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I would say a Garmin Etrex also. I have had mine for years now and mark my stands, rubs, scrapes, and so on with it. gets me back to my truck with in 15 feet. not fancy but all I need to do what I want to with it.
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