Colors on a topo

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Colors on a topo

Unread postby kenn1320 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:05 pm

Normally a topo is white with green indicating tree's. Im looking on and lots of it has purple areas and brown areas. I dont see a ledger, anybody know what the various colors mean? Very hard to see the topo lines due to this.

Also I think I have a handle on spotting the bumps to locate buck bedding, but what do doe beds look like on a topo? Are they larger flats on a point typically? Trying to determine locations for the rut.

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Re: Colors on a topo

Unread postby Crazinamatese » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:24 pm

I use military scale maps and never seen purple ever, or brown areas. A map without reference to its odd colors would be junk to me. An official map is supposed to show what that means.
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Re: Colors on a topo

Unread postby backstraps » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:46 pm

I have seen topos with brown and purple on them. The ones I seen, brown indicated strip mines, and the purple indicated swamps.

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