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Old February 14th, 2016
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I am looking into getting a gps, and wanted to see what you guys use/reccomend for public land hunting. I don't want all the bells and whistles, just maily looking for a simple to use way points and path tracking. Basically something to mark several stand locations without leaving an orange highway for other hunters.

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I have a Garmin 60CSx and I love it because it is so easy to use. I do not have any of the TOPO maps but I'm sure someone on here has the same unit I have with detailed maps, which I've heard are awesome. My can always get good service cause when I was looking at buying I went to Cabela's and was able to get decent service in the building and figured I would get better service outside which I do. I bought mine off of Walmart.com because all the local stores wanted a lot more. Good luck.
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Padoo u can get plenty good free state topo maps at gpsfiledepot.com. I've used them for years on my 60cxs. You'll have to read up there on how to download and use.

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Padoo u can get plenty good free state topo maps at gpsfiledepot.com. I've used them for years on my 60cxs. You'll have to read up there on how to download and use.

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That site is great! Especially for kisatchie, got a layer with all the trails and roads and all which is really really helpful since there at so many


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I started using a garman montana 600 this year. I love it! Very easy to use. I downloaded the birds eye so it is identical to google earth. Has a base camp feature so you can save all your tracks and waypoints to the computer as well. Being able to mark all the sign you find scouting then see the big picture on the computer has transformed the way I hunt. You can really see how they are traveling. Good luck.
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Old February 17th, 2016
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I am looking into getting a gps, and wanted to see what you guys use/reccomend for public land hunting. I don't want all the bells and whistles, just maily looking for a simple to use way points and path tracking. Basically something to mark several stand locations without leaving an orange highway for other hunters.

TIA
I prefer Garmin over any other brand, because they are generally more user frendly for a new GPS user. I have the vista hcx. Works great, but screen is fairly small. You can add any kind of mapping chip. I use it for fishing and hunting.
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Garmin 60CSx here too!


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I have the Garmin 62S... It's almost the same as the 60 that others have mentioned. I get the Birdseye subscription every year because I never seem to have all the maps I need.
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Old February 18th, 2016
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Garmin Montana 600, easy to use, great GPS!
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Old February 18th, 2016
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Dakota, Oregon or Montana. Touch Screen & SIMPLE; I highly recommend. I have the Oregon 550T.


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