Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06
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.