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GPS? #6638975
10/13/19 06:42 PM
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I never really paid much attention to prior posts on this, but now that it seems my steel trap mind has gone from a Newhouse #6 to a rusty #1 victor jump, I'm thinking of stepping into the future some and buying a GPS. The thing is, I want it ultra-simple to operate. All i want it to do is mark trap locations with one simple push of a button and remove them set locations when I pull the traps with another simple push of a button. I'm not interested in paper maps or notebooks, been there done that and its just a mess in short order. When setting road lines I'll set 150 locations maybe and pull and move up to 50 of them a day often times. Its tough to recall them and I hate to miss one!

If anyone can give a specific one to check out, I'd sure appreciate the help.

~ADC~

Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6638979
10/13/19 06:48 PM
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I actually really love marking set locations with a GPS. When I haven't had enough coffee and drive by a set, or when I drive off the road and break my leg, someone else can use the GPS to retrieve my traps (and fur) and it leaves no marks on the ground. In answer to your main question though, ADC, I really have no recommendation, as I use one that's got all the bells and whistles, and isn't really user-friendly, Sorry. I'm with you on the 330 Conibear turning into a Woodstream mouse trap, however.

Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6638980
10/13/19 06:49 PM
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just bought a garmin 30x from costco for 130.00 and looking for the same answer as you.

Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6638982
10/13/19 06:52 PM
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I have a small yellow Garmin e-trex that does exactly what you want without all the other stuff. I think I paid under 100.00.

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Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6638994
10/13/19 07:15 PM
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For just marking trap locations, laying out a trap line, and always having a birds eye view of the area I think it would be hard to beat ONX hunt , and a whole lot cheaper. Plus they are always updating and improving ONX, so you donít get stuck with an out of date GPS in a few years. This of course is all just my humble opinion from a guy that runs many traps over multiple lines. Of course if you donít have an iPad, a smart phone or something to view ONX Hunt on, disregard the above.

Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639004
10/13/19 07:34 PM
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As Osky said, the Etrex will do what you want. I have purchased them off Ebay for $35 to $50. May have a few rubs or marks, but they work just fine. Gave one to a hunting buddy because he was always getting turned around in the timber.

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Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639013
10/13/19 07:51 PM
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I don't leave home without the Garmin 64st. Tough booger and you need that with what we do ADC!
The cheap ones die young.

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Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639022
10/13/19 08:10 PM
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I love using GPS to mark my sets. I use the one on my hounds track and train system.
Not sure how many way points you can mark with ONX. As yotegiter said easy for others to find your sets for you just in case. Heck I've even gave the wardens my coordinates a couple times to help bust people stealing and messing with my sets. They found ther sets right away

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Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639026
10/13/19 08:23 PM
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Thank you for the info thus far. I'm not too concerned about the money but I know if you spend a lot they will likely get more complicated. I know if its not simple and easy to use I'll not likely use it like I should. I'll start researching based on what you have said thus far, but more info is very welcome especially from experienced users.

Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639027
10/13/19 08:23 PM
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You are looking for one with a mark button. The etrex ( at least mine ) ain't it. I don't know if there is one with an un-mark button. Generally you have to scroll through your waypoint list to delete them ( or maybe zap them off your map). My old Garmin GPS 45 had the mark button, it lays in the bottom Donkey Creek these days.


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Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639031
10/13/19 08:29 PM
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The e trex will work but it is a lot slower than the ones with more stuff on it if you over 50 they are all a pain to learn. I met you at the NTA a few year back so I'm guessing it will be a pain to learn lol

Re: GPS? [Re: concrete man] #6639043
10/13/19 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by concrete man
The e trex will work but it is a lot slower than the ones with more stuff on it if you over 50 they are all a pain to learn. I met you at the NTA a few year back so I'm guessing it will be a pain to learn lol


Hey now I'm no where near that old. Only 49. lol

Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639057
10/13/19 08:55 PM
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Gaia GPS app for your smart phone. It does what you want and has a lot of basemaps you can load including topo, satellite, nav charts, etc. The maps can be loaded ahead of time so you don't need a cell phone connection to use the app. You can add waypoints or routes. It will create tracks that show where you've been. The only feature it doesn't have that you mentioned is one button deleting of waypoints. It's probably 3 or 4 button presses. I think I paid $17 for a year's subscription.


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Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639076
10/13/19 09:10 PM
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I don't know much about them, in my research I decided I would like to go with the Garmin 64st. It seems to do all I want and will be out of cell range at times and won't have to worry about it. I also personally would like to get the Garmin mini two way satellite communicator in case I get in trouble. But both is pricey.


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Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639125
10/13/19 09:46 PM
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There is a free app called iGotrapping. You might want to check it out. Can be used on your phone etc. Iíll be trying it out myself this year. Looks promising.

Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639134
10/13/19 09:56 PM
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I have a Lowrance fish finder mounted to my truck dash. Has a map screen with road maps installed. Nice big screen that you can mark waypoints. I use that for a road line. I'm not dinking around with a hand held unit. And when not using it, it goes on the boat. Also works if your using it in the boat for a river coon line. Or ATV.


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Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639169
10/13/19 11:09 PM
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If you have an iPad or smart phone down load avenza app and have Chancey make you a custom map for it. Doesnít require cell service and is quick and easy.

Re: GPS? [Re: ~ADC~] #6639208
10/14/19 03:34 AM
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avenza maps for a smart phone or tablet with some kind of global positioning,download free maps from your state
and you can add and subtract waypoints easily.

Re: GPS? [Re: maintenanceguy] #6639237
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Originally Posted by maintenanceguy
Gaia GPS app for your smart phone. It does what you want and has a lot of basemaps you can load including topo, satellite, nav charts, etc. The maps can be loaded ahead of time so you don't need a cell phone connection to use the app. You can add waypoints or routes. It will create tracks that show where you've been. The only feature it doesn't have that you mentioned is one button deleting of waypoints. It's probably 3 or 4 button presses. I think I paid $17 for a year's subscription.

I have this app on my phone. I don't use the paid subscriptions and for what it is, it's pretty dang accurate. I am up in Wisconsin grouse hunting now and I am trying it out as a backtracker, setting waypoints, and the map is amazingly detailed. I'm starting to like it better than ONX. I also have a garmin e trex the yellow one. It's a great backtracker. You can load waypoints, but map is not very detailed. But it does take a few minutes to get satellites. The biggest thing with whatever you get is to practice, practice, practice!!!!!! Try out Gaia!!


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Re: GPS? [Re: Mark June] #6639270
10/14/19 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark June
I don't leave home without the Garmin 64st. Tough booger and you need that with what we do ADC!
The cheap ones die young.

Mark


I have the Garmin Astro 220 which I think is the 64 with the dog tracker and never had a problem in this century except when putting 4 wheeler key thru screen right after setting 80th trap! The better ones have micro SD card in them that I could take out and put in another one and I was good to go again. I was 2000 mi from home too!


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