Whats the best map chip for garmin?

Young-Gun

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It was a great christmas! I got hunting stuff! Including a Garmin 450 Oregon. I am curious what brand map packs you all have used and seem to be good for showing State/BLM or any other public ground to hunt?
 

bigngreen

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I'm really interested in what you come up with, hunting WY is BS without a GPS and map card so next time I plan on having something set up!!!
 

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It still pays to do a little homework as the chip has tryed to send us down some privet roads. I just bought a Garmin 50LM this fall for the truck and through it in my pocket for walkabouts. Best $200($10050LM and $100 chip) you can spend if your hunting Wyoming or other areas with a lot of mixed property=The fence lines dont mean didly!!!!
 

MachV

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Yes the new plat chips have landowner (ranch) names on them along with the hunt area boundrys. Lot of info and piece of mind for $100, sure makes hunting new areas a LOT easier!
 

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The Hunting GPS maps chip that is sold in the LRH Store is the only way to go if you are concerned with current private land ownership and public land boundaries. We've done a lot of research to make these maps the most accurate land ownership maps available. Other products you see out there just toss in a federal lands layer that does show public lands, but we have found there are many errors in the data they are using.

The best shot at avoiding the $120+ trespassing fines is to use the product that is trusted by game and fish agencies across the west - Hunting GPS maps
 

Topgun 30-06

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You betcha it is! I love mine and all the Wyoming Game Wardens now have a Garmin with the chip in them and they are using it to determine trespassing complaints according to the one I've known out there for about ten years.
 

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Young-Gun

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Hi everyone - first time poster here on LRH, I'm a newb :)

Anyhow in response the OP's question, I wouldn't pay for any Public Land GPS chip. You can just about find any type of Garmin map you desire for free at GPSFileDepot - Free Custom Garmin Maps, Ximage hosting, tutorials, articles and more for your GPSr

Or my personal favorite maps, if you're looking for a Montana map is Montana Topo - Public Lands

Enjoy!!
got the maps for MT and ID they look great! only difference I can see from the paid versions is the landowners names.
cant beat the price, still looking for WY maps also
 

bretterath

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I ordered the South Dakota gpshuntingmaps.com and found out when I went hunting they don't have land owner names and who owns it. So that makes that chip no good for me very disappointed in product. When I ordered it it never said that the private land did not have land owner names on it, so make sure you check before u order
 

Topgun 30-06

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They had two versions of the program last year and you obviously didn't read the difference and ordered the lesser priced one that doesn't include the names. They have dropped that one now and only offer the $100 version that has names on it.
 

bretterath

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Well I will have to call and talk to another person because the person I talked to a month ago said that they haven't put any land owner names on it for South Dakota and said there would have to be requests put in by a number of people interested before they would do it. Thanks for the info I will call monday
 

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