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Best Gps for hunting?

Postby Boone 58 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:13 pm

I am seriously looking into one and I want a really awesome one. Lets hear it and ease of use would be key also. I find these super useful in areas like lbl, and Eagle creek.........22,000 acres. I had one years ago and never really used it, lost it......................I want one that is advanced, large screen and easy to use. Please help.
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Best Gps for hunting?

Postby smalljawbasser » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:07 pm

The best gps for hunting in TN is your smartphone. Not even close. OnXHunt and you are good to go. I've had mine in the most remote areas of Cherokee NF in carter county you can get and zero issues.

Come home, log in the website and see every place I went. Overlay sat, topo, you name it. Mark it up on computer and walk right back to it with my phone.

See something you like, take a pic of it geo tags it and files it.

Tells you how far you went, how much elevation you gained, etc etc.

Pay the ~$25/year and it shows you private land and who owns it.

It can't be beat.


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Re: Best Gps for hunting?

Postby Boone 58 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:10 pm

In LBL there are issues with reception on my smart phone including all of Eagle Creek, and Laurel Hill wma....................not sure how you can work that.
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Re: Best Gps for hunting?

Postby LanceS4803 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:57 pm

Boone 58 wrote:In LBL there are issues with reception on my smart phone including all of Eagle Creek, and Laurel Hill wma....................not sure how you can work that.


With using your smartphone as a GPS, you aren't going off the cell towers. (In fact, put it on airplane mode to converse battery.)
It is going off saved maps and your phone's internal GPS.
I'm experimenting now with a few apps, haven't got OnXhunt yet, but from everything I've read, it is the best.
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Re: Best Gps for hunting?

Postby TNRifleman » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:46 pm

I have used multiple varieties of Garmins, from the eTrex, to the Oregon to the 64S which I have now. I really liked the Oregon and the 64s I have now is every bit as good.
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Re: Best Gps for hunting?

Postby Nsghunter » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:35 pm

I always wanted a Garmin Montana 650t. but they are very pricey. I have never used on though.
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Re: Best Gps for hunting?

Postby Nsghunter » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:13 pm

LanceS4803 wrote:
Boone 58 wrote:In LBL there are issues with reception on my smart phone including all of Eagle Creek, and Laurel Hill wma....................not sure how you can work that.


With using your smartphone as a GPS, you aren't going off the cell towers. (In fact, put it on airplane mode to converse battery.)
It is going off saved maps and your phone's internal GPS.
I'm experimenting now with a few apps, haven't got OnXhunt yet, but from everything I've read, it is the best.



What types of cell phone are you using?

My ANdroid phone doesn't seem to do this. I know my Iphone did. Is there an option where I save the maps to my phone?
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Re: Best Gps for hunting?

Postby Boone 58 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:50 pm

I have the Samsung Galaxy S6...........sorry for the delay in answering.
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Re: Best Gps for hunting?

Postby smalljawbasser » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:42 pm

Nsghunter wrote:
LanceS4803 wrote:
Boone 58 wrote:In LBL there are issues with reception on my smart phone including all of Eagle Creek, and Laurel Hill wma....................not sure how you can work that.


With using your smartphone as a GPS, you aren't going off the cell towers. (In fact, put it on airplane mode to converse battery.)
It is going off saved maps and your phone's internal GPS.
I'm experimenting now with a few apps, haven't got OnXhunt yet, but from everything I've read, it is the best.



What types of cell phone are you using?

My ANdroid phone doesn't seem to do this. I know my Iphone did. Is there an option where I save the maps to my phone?


Yes. Great help section or support for onxhunt.

If I'm going to be somewhere with sketchy cell coverage (which I am a lot), I turn off my cellular data and whatnot to save battery life.

I have an iPhone but the app works the same on android.


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Re: Best Gps for hunting?

Postby smalljawbasser » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:44 pm

To add - don't get me wrong. Dedicated gps units are nice. But the gap has been closed, and since most people have a smart phone anyway, I can't imagine a reason to spend the money on a gps.

If I was going out west, I'd spend the money for some solar battery chargers or something.


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Re: Best Gps for hunting?

Postby LanceS4803 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:56 pm

Nsghunter wrote:
LanceS4803 wrote:
Boone 58 wrote:In LBL there are issues with reception on my smart phone including all of Eagle Creek, and Laurel Hill wma....................not sure how you can work that.


With using your smartphone as a GPS, you aren't going off the cell towers. (In fact, put it on airplane mode to converse battery.)
It is going off saved maps and your phone's internal GPS.
I'm experimenting now with a few apps, haven't got OnXhunt yet, but from everything I've read, it is the best.



What types of cell phone are you using?

My ANdroid phone doesn't seem to do this. I know my Iphone did. Is there an option where I save the maps to my phone?


Old iPhone 4S that a co-worker gave me. Doesn't even have cell subscription.
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