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Author Topic: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?  (Read 1411 times)

Offline Viking1204

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What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« on: September 14, 2011, 12:47:03 PM »
Ok, there's a lot of talk on here about apps for Smart Phones that help you with Hunting.  Let's make this thread the one stop place to compare the different apps.  If you have a Smart Phone with a Hunting App installed that you've used please tell us it's name and list all the features that make it a good Hunting App.  This will help those of us who have yet to purchase an app get the right one without waisting money on the wrong app that doesn't do everything we want it to.       
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 01:10:16 PM »
Bubba had a list of hunting apps on another post just a few days ago that I saw, I was gonna go back and find it, just havent gotten that far yet, this woek thing keeps getting in my way.   ##$%#1118
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 01:54:53 PM »


there are a few i am waiting for our sponsor to have there app for the Andriod i want to check it out!
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 03:27:37 PM »
Bubba had a list of hunting apps on another post just a few days ago that I saw, I was gonna go back and find it, just havent gotten that far yet, this woek thing keeps getting in my way.   ##$%#1118

I saw the list Bubba had but I want more than just a list.  A lot of them cost money to download and it sucks to download an app only to find out later that there is a better one out there.  I'm hoping people will list apps they've had experience with and list the features of them and their likes and dislikes! 
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 03:21:53 PM »
I'm waiting for any input on this myself - good idea, Viking !
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2011, 03:45:57 PM »
Okay I have purchased the Cabelas Recon App for the iPhone. Features include gps mapping, ballistics info, maps much like google earth, a neat blood trail feature, moon phase info (but does not show major/minor periods...just phases, sunrise/sunset etc), compass.  You can use it to keep a journal and even load videos and pics into different functions. I'm sure I'm missing some things but so far I'm pretty impressed with it. IMO it would be complete if it had peak hunting times (major and minor moon info). Well worth the $5.99 IMO.
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2011, 04:19:02 PM »
Okay I have purchased the Cabelas Recon App for the iPhone. Features include gps mapping, ballistics info, maps much like google earth, a neat blood trail feature, moon phase info (but does not show major/minor periods...just phases, sunrise/sunset etc), compass.  You can use it to keep a journal and even load videos and pics into different functions. I'm sure I'm missing some things but so far I'm pretty impressed with it. IMO it would be complete if it had peak hunting times (major and minor moon info). Well worth the $5.99 IMO.

Thanks Russcat, I just read up on it on Cabela's site.  I'm curious though as how the GPS aspect of it works without any data or cellular signal?  Where I hunt is remote and there's no Cell signal.  If you get a chance check out this feature and let us know how this works.   
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2011, 07:55:05 PM »
I marked several waypoints yesterday with no cell signal and it all worked. You have to turn the tracking function on to do this.  I'm still trying to learn it but it seems to work as advertised.
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2011, 08:04:17 AM »
I have the Cabelas one, Scoutlook and Track Back.  Scoutlook and Track Back were $1.99 each and Cabelas was $4.99.  Cabelas seems a little too much but I really am looking forward to using the tracking feature of it. 

Track Back is real nice as it is really just designed to mark locations and then "track back" to them.  You can set your base camp and all your stands.  I think it will make finding stands in fog or total darkness a lot easier.

Scoutlook I did not do much with yet.  Looking forward to playing with it more as well but the season has just started.

All of these require GPS only.  Data is only needed to download the app.  Once you have it you should be able to use it anywhere although sometimes in thick woods the GPS signal is not the best.

Anybody know when the deer diary droid app is coming?  I wanted that to start the season but so far nothing.  I have tried to email them from their website contact us link and everything gets returned.
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2011, 11:50:49 AM »
Good topic, I am wanting to hear what the good and bad ones are before I buy.
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2011, 12:41:12 PM »
I have the Cabelas one, Scoutlook and Track Back.  Scoutlook and Track Back were $1.99 each and Cabelas was $4.99.  Cabelas seems a little too much but I really am looking forward to using the tracking feature of it. 

Track Back is real nice as it is really just designed to mark locations and then "track back" to them.  You can set your base camp and all your stands.  I think it will make finding stands in fog or total darkness a lot easier.

Scoutlook I did not do much with yet.  Looking forward to playing with it more as well but the season has just started.

All of these require GPS only.  Data is only needed to download the app.  Once you have it you should be able to use it anywhere although sometimes in thick woods the GPS signal is not the best.

Anybody know when the deer diary droid app is coming?  I wanted that to start the season but so far nothing.  I have tried to email them from their website contact us link and everything gets returned.


I asked on Facebook and they told me the Droid App of Deer Diary will be out THIS WEEK!
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2011, 12:20:14 AM »
I have a great App. It finds the best place to hunt within 100 miles of your house, drops a pin, shows you where the trails, feeding and bedding areas are, points out the best ambush sites, picks out the best place for a brush blind,finds all the scrapes and rubs in the area, emits and electrical wave that draws in only B & C size bucks, it can be programmed to fire any cal. bullet that you want at any vel.,locates the nearest deer processing place and contacts them for you, they come out and field dress your deer then take it and butcher it, you can even pay for it with your iphone. You can find this at:
www.technigeek/lazyguy/wannabehunter/.com  Oh yeah, and it's free!!
Come on guys, a hunting App? Really? The day is going to come when the only muscle left on a human being is the index finger!
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2011, 08:59:31 AM »
I think Denvan would be happy with only a spear and a slingshot  @--0--0105
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2011, 02:22:17 PM »
I want something that I can mark locations and make notes with for future reference.  All I'm looking for is something to replace using a hand held GPS and then having to write everything down.  I have a ruggedized smart phone so why not use it to make taking notes on hunting locations easier.  Pen and paper work great until you're out in the woods in the rain.  My phone on the other hand is water proof. 

I figured out my phone also has a GPS receiver in it that has to be turned on to work in areas where there is no cell signal so answered my own question there!  It track location by one of two options, by Verizon's cellular location services or by GPS.  They recommend if you're in an area that has a cell signal to use the cellular location services as that uses less battery power than the GPS service.  Sounds like the competition might be down to the Deer Diary app and the Cabela's app.  I'll be interested to see how those two compare. 
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Re: What is the best Hunting App for Smartphones?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2011, 03:35:18 PM »
I think Denvan would be happy with only a spear and a slingshot  @--0--0105
russcat, you couldn't be more right! I would rather see hunting go back to throwing stones than to see it evolve into all of this hi-tech gadgetry that is stunting the abilities of people to figure things out by using their brain instead of their index finger. You are right if you think I am an old fart, that I am and proud of the fact that I learned to hunt old school. When I started bow hunting, the state of the art bow was a recurve, you learned to find your way around the woods with a compass and by paying attention to landmarks, there was no such thing as trail cameras, we had to go look for scrapes and rubs and trails etc. The gadgetry is cool, but learning how to become successful at deer hunting with nothing more than the intelligence that God gave you is better! But that's just my opinion, what do I know?
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