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Unread postby michiganbirdman » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:02 pm

What is one of the best GPS units to buy for scouting? I have a Garmin Legend but am looking up upgrade if there is something out there better. Thanks.


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Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:25 pm

Check out Garmin's Oregon or Dakota series. Simply awesome!
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Unread postby Ack » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:45 pm

You can use mine if you want! :lol: :mrgreen:
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Unread postby Black Squirrel » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:06 am

I have tried a few different brands, and would stick with Garmin. They are the most user friendly IMO.
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Unread postby chadhaucke » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:17 am

Myself and most of my friends have the lowrance I Hunt and we all absolutely love them. I would suggest it to anyone. It has a large screen and bigger buttons which makes it nice when you have gloves on. One thing I can say about it is that it chews batteries quite fast. Ive been using mine for three years now and not a problem.
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Unread postby AC Rider » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:31 am

I have the Garmin (I think Legend HCX?) It seems to work good. It would be even better if I were a techy and was comfortable downloading and plotting maps from the PC.
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Unread postby Indianahunter » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:05 am

I have Garmin Dakota 20 and it is fantastic, great satellite reception, excellent battery life and one of the best investments I have ever made when scouting.
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Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:24 am

chadhaucke wrote:Myself and most of my friends have the lowrance


Me too, I've used it for a number of years. I have topo chips for the northern US and Canada, very nice. Also, I take the depth contour mapping chip out of my Lowrance unit on my great lakes boat and put it into my hand held unit in the winter- for ice fishing it goes in a RAM mount on the handlebar of my quad. During the summer it is a backup unit on my boat. Hunting/fishing I'm using the same handheld unit.
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Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:44 am

Indianahunter wrote:I have Garmin Dakota 20 and it is fantastic, great satellite reception, excellent battery life and one of the best investments I have ever made when scouting.


I have the same unit brother! It is awesome isn't it! :D
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Unread postby Indianahunter » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:15 am

I don't think it can beat beaten for intermediate price range, touch screen shaded contoured topo maps, waterproof. It is awesome. I did a lot of research on these things prior to the purchase and it really paid off. Hey and if we ever hunter in the same area I beam you a signal and you would know exactly where I was at : )
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Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:54 pm

Indianahunter wrote:I don't think it can beat beaten for intermediate price range, touch screen shaded contoured topo maps, waterproof. It is awesome. I did a lot of research on these things prior to the purchase and it really paid off. Hey and if we ever hunter in the same area I beam you a signal and you would know exactly where I was at : )


I know that wireless data transfer is amazing! Did you buy your topo maps or download them for fee. I downloaded mine free and they work fantastic. Are you going to get the unlimited aerial downloads for $29 a year from Garmin? I think I will for sure.
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Unread postby Swampthing » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:15 pm

I have a Garmin Etrex Vista HCX. I love it ,it has a electronic compass so you don,t have to be moving for the compass to function. It also has expandable memory ,where you can download lake maps or public land boundaries
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Unread postby Indianahunter » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:37 am

SNAP!!! No I paid like $100 bucks for the SD card regional topo map. Where did you get it for free? and I will have to check in to the $29 per year thing, I didn't even know Garmin was doing that.
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Re: GPS

Unread postby AC Rider » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:05 am

Indianahunter wrote:I know that wireless data transfer is amazing! Did you buy your topo maps or download them for fee. I downloaded mine free and they work fantastic. Are you going to get the unlimited aerial downloads for $29 a year from Garmin? I think I will for sure.

What's the easiest way of downloading? I'm not a techy and when I tinkered with it I found it to be way over my head. Did I make it more complicated than it is?


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