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Old 04-07-2013, 10:46 AM
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Re: Whats the best map chip for garmin?

Just a simple question and that is why it's so important for you to have the names of the land owners? Is it so you can ask them to hunt their property as that's the only reason I can think of? If that's the case, you can always go to the Register of Deeds at the County Seat and get all that information. I did that for the county I hunt in Wyoming a number of years ago before these GPS chips were available. For a few bucks the lady put together copies of maps showing who owned what on the entire east side of the county. That's why I bought the chip last year that only shows property boundaries and not the owners.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:29 PM
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Re: Whats the best map chip for garmin?

Basically is some ranches I hunt I want to know when I'm on their propery I'm not crossing on someone else's place, and yeah so I know who owns it so I can ask permission if need be.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:38 PM
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Re: Whats the best map chip for garmin?

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Basically is some ranches I hunt I want to know when I'm on their propery I'm not crossing on someone else's place, and yeah so I know who owns it so I can ask permission if need be.
Which counties do you need? Some of the SD counties have parcel shapefiles I can download. If it's the right counties, I'll try to put together a GPS map for you next week.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:57 AM
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Re: Whats the best map chip for garmin?

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Just a simple question and that is why it's so important for you to have the names of the land owners? Is it so you can ask them to hunt their property as that's the only reason I can think of? If that's the case, you can always go to the Register of Deeds at the County Seat and get all that information. I did that for the county I hunt in Wyoming a number of years ago before these GPS chips were available. For a few bucks the lady put together copies of maps showing who owned what on the entire east side of the county. That's why I bought the chip last year that only shows property boundaries and not the owners.
Speaking as a Realtor and Appraiser since 1974 who has been using public records and land ownership records since way back before there were any public records available online or via GPS or other mobile device, I can tell you that ANY mobile device that brings you ownership, contact info, or property boundary info in a GIS overlay type data in the field, is INVALUABLE to the professional or traveling hunter in the field.

If you ever intend to travel to any areas that you don't have the time or resources to research thoroughly in advance, then simply carrying a GPS device with all that data preloaded in it and that fits in your shirt pocket and enjoy the hunt rather than struggling with bulky maps and other not so portable data.

In this constantly evolving world of digital data I find a lot of freedom in pocket devices such as my iPhone and advanced GPS devices that give me mountains of data at my fingertips at any time day or night to be incredibly useful.

Some of us prefer the stone club and cave type experience and that's OK too... YMMV.

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Old 06-13-2013, 08:04 AM
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Speaking as a Realtor and Appraiser since 1974 who has been using public records and land ownership records since way back before there were any public records available online or via GPS or other mobile device, I can tell you that ANY mobile device that brings you ownership, contact info, or property boundary info in a GIS overlay type data in the field, is INVALUABLE to the professional or traveling hunter in the field.

If you ever intend to travel to any areas that you don't have the time or resources to research thoroughly in advance, then simply carrying a GPS device with all that data preloaded in it and that fits in your shirt pocket and enjoy the hunt rather than struggling with bulky maps and other not so portable data.

In this constantly evolving world of digital data I find a lot of freedom in pocket devices such as my iPhone and advanced GPS devices that give me mountains of data at my fingertips at any time day or night to be incredibly useful.

Some of us prefer the stone club and cave type experience and that's OK too... YMMV.

Bob
No argument that the GPS with chip are invaluable to keep you from trespassing on private property. However, even if you buy the chip with the landowner names, you still need to do a followup like I mentioned to get their contact information, so it will take some time. The good thing is that you may be able to do it over the phone or by mail before you get out to wherever you're going to hunt so you have it all set when you get there and don't waste time during the trip.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:22 PM
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Re: Whats the best map chip for garmin?

I used the huntinggpsmaps.com for Wyoming in 2012 and my father and I took two antelope from a 1 sq mile piece of state trust land that other hunters drove right through not knowing it was hunt able. This year I am going to Idaho and I will be hunting forest land where the need to know BLM and state trust from private land will not be an issue. I am leaning towards the huntinggpsmaps.com map again, but I was wondering if anyone has used the Garmin 24K topo maps? The benefit of the Garmin map is that it covers three states.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:42 PM
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I used the huntinggpsmaps.com for Wyoming in 2012 and my father and I took two antelope from a 1 sq mile piece of state trust land that other hunters drove right through not knowing it was hunt able. This year I am going to Idaho and I will be hunting forest land where the need to know BLM and state trust from private land will not be an issue. I am leaning towards the huntinggpsmaps.com map again, but I was wondering if anyone has used the Garmin 24K topo maps? The benefit of the Garmin map is that it covers three states.
***The 24K are okay for what you're talking about, but I really like the chips if you are hunting an area where there is any amount of private land mixed in. I have one for Wyoming and my Wyoming buddy has one for almost all of the other western states.
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