GPS and Long Range Hunting
Yesterday we did some long shooting in the CWD reduction area and had several deer down in a fairly short time frame near the end of the day. Did the pickup in reverse order to the shooting, The sun was dropping fast. Last couple of deer had to be looked for in the headlights. Was over a half hour until we got back to the retrieve the initial critters. All the deer where dead on the ground, just had to find them, terrain was an alfalfa field cut fairly short and pasture land.
Went to the shooting location, did a waypoint on the trusty Garmin and since we knew that the shots were at 705 yards, took a bearing at the rough location and headed across the big field. GPS has a compass, kept us moving in the right direction and the Garmin told me when we were approaching 700 yards - had the deer in minutes.
Intend to use the Garmin more, that was slick and saved a lot of search time.