Hand Held GPS

Discussion in 'Washington Flyway Forum' started by SANJUANGLENN, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. SANJUANGLENN

    SANJUANGLENN Elite Refuge Member

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    I am thinking of purchasing a middle of the road hand held GPS Unit.

    Can anyone recomend one to me and where to purchase it other than Cabela's.

    NW Ringneck had one last year and it worked great!!

    How about some tips and do I really need one for hunting

    SanJuanGlenn ;)
     
  2. shotgunr

    shotgunr Elite Refuge Member

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    I bought the Etrex Legend.
    It does allot of stuff I don't know how to do everything it is capable of doing
    I could have gotton a lower grade model for what I use it for but
    my buddy talked me into this one. I bought my at wal-mart a few years back it comes with a cable to hook up to your computer with so you can download all your tracks, longitude and latitudes, waypoints.

    I think I paid around $250 or so but like I said I could have gotton the lower model for what I use it for

    My 2 cents
     
  3. Coho

    Coho Moderator Emeritus Moderator

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    Naw you don't need it Glenn. Just drive around in the dark ramming stuff like everyone else. :l

    I would suggest going out and getting your routes/landmarks before the season starts. They are great for fishing holes! :tu
     
  4. Duckwise

    Duckwise Elite Refuge Member

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    I have an Garmin Etrex cant remember the model its the lower end one. It is great I have all my good spots and parking areas loaded in as waypoints it is alot of fun to go out scouting in the off season and set up the waypoints and tracks. Very handy in the dark and or fog. Takes the guessing out of how far you have to go and how long it will take at your current speed I use mine as a glorified compass pedometer most of the time but well worth the 100plus dollars paid for it.
     
  5. Masterchiefmike

    Masterchiefmike Elite Refuge Member

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    I bought an e trex off of ebay a couple of years ago and have been happy with it. Nothing fancy but I can find the right pothole in the dark alot faster than I used with a spotlight and reflectors.
    Mike
     
  6. LndShrk

    LndShrk Moderator Boats Blinds Gadgits

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    BritBlaster has the Garmin 76S.. Very nice little unit. Does Tides and everything. That is going to be my next unit.

    http://www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap76s/

    I had a Magellan 320 for a few years. It worked well for me. However did not withstand the abuse of the salt. It was water resistant but not water proof :rolleyes:

    You can watch Ebay sometimes one can get them pretty cheap off of there.
     
  7. PJB3

    PJB3 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have an Etrex Legend I'd sell ya.
    I never used it
     
  8. mrbill

    mrbill Elite Refuge Member

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    Lowrance hunt plus, outstanding unit and if you get it at Outdoor Emporium it will be a lot less than you might think especially since it also comes with mapping software and chip. You can literally build your trip route from the computer, load into the GPS and go.
     
  9. Iwade

    Iwade Elite Refuge Member

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    For Hunting, find one whose display can be seen in the dark.
    Make sure it can switch between types of scales, so you can translate from
    maps to gps.
    Also, download capability. Download your trip into your pc and display it
    as an overlay on software product that has usgs maps.

    The units that run on AA batteries are a better buy than those
    that run on AAA. (In my opinion)
     
  10. jpward

    jpward Refuge Member

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    I loved my Garmin III up until I abused it to the point it no longer worked (hint: don't leave it sealed inside a damp boat over the winter :cry ). I have been considering getting a Garmin GPSMAP 60C or CS, the difference being an altimeter and a compass. Searching on the web, Amazon.com had fairly low prices. My hunting buddy used a Garmin GPSMAP 276C and the color display really is nice.
     

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