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OHIOCE
 
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Excellent, Free Scouting Resource

Postby OHIOCE » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:33 am

I use many mapping websites but the most useful for me are the local auditors' and this:
 
http://www.digital-topo-maps.com/
 
Just wanted to share, Finding topographic "hot spots" really helps my time in the woods scouting be more effective. The only down side to this site is that you can't print the aerial photos(just the topo map view).

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Goose
 
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RE: Excellent, Free Scouting Resource

Postby Goose » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:25 am

Just got done playing with it, Thanks!
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RE: Excellent, Free Scouting Resource

Postby buckhunter21 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:30 pm

Thanks for the info...I've been looking for a good site with topos.  Will look into this tonight!
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RE: Excellent, Free Scouting Resource

Postby DeerCamp » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:41 pm

Thanks looks like another good one.. I also use www.maps.live.com if you can get the birdseye view of your spot youll be amazed!
"If I pull the hammer and shoot this young buck, he's dead. But if I pass on him, the next hunter might not shoot so straight."

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RE: Excellent, Free Scouting Resource

Postby wiqdma » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:46 pm

Thanks!  This will be useful!

OHIOCE
 
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RE: Excellent, Free Scouting Resource

Postby OHIOCE » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:47 am

WOW!! Is there any way to see contours on the bird's eye?

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RE: Excellent, Free Scouting Resource

Postby cruiserdebo » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:12 pm

that's one of the better sites i've been to....thanx that will be useful!!!!
you go up on that ridge and I'll go down in the swamp....

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RE: Excellent, Free Scouting Resource

Postby wisbooner3932 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:49 pm

Thanks! Those are both great sites. I personally use google earth. The only problem is you have to download it but its free as well.  I especially like it because it has sooo many features its amazing.  You can see the shaded areas when the sun comes up (and goes down), draw lines to outline your hunting property, mark where your stands are, etc.  I feel its worth the space you take up on your hard drive.  I could sit all day on that!
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RE: Excellent, Free Scouting Resource

Postby wisbooner3932 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:51 pm

Here's an example of a peice I did. It took me about 3 hours but this is my first year hunting the land so its worth every minute of it.
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RE: Excellent, Free Scouting Resource

Postby bad faulkner » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:23 pm

Thanks a bunch!

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