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Google Earth #6717703
01/05/20 05:36 PM
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Central, SD
Law Dog Offline OP
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Looked over that new ground I picked up the other day using Google Earth handy for finding the pinch points in the draws and you can measure the distance even from a known point, very useful in the rough country. It makes it easy to see what flows into what so you can set the best areas.

Even the flat areas you can see the lay of the land and how it lines up to the adjoining properties.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717711
01/05/20 05:45 PM
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Very handy.

Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717718
01/05/20 05:51 PM
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I use it alot.

Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717725
01/05/20 05:57 PM
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Very helpful in assessing spots for otter sets.

Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717731
01/05/20 06:05 PM
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N/E Il. NOT Chicago!!
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N/E Il. NOT Chicago!!
I have used it going to other states hunting turkeys. Looking at contours and edges, I know where to start on the first day at daylight without ever having been there.

Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717743
01/05/20 06:14 PM
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Maine, Aroostook
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I use it for pinch points for deer hunting all the time. The imagery can be dated but it's handy for locating beaver flowages, too.

Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717770
01/05/20 06:33 PM
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http://findpondsize.com/nonmobile.php

This, at least for me, has a clearer picture than Google Earth does.


My name ain't Keith
Re: Google Earth [Re: Sullivan K] #6717771
01/05/20 06:35 PM
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You don't have to enter an address if you don't know it, you can just enter a town nearby and drag to your area.


My name ain't Keith
Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717791
01/05/20 06:56 PM
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Yep pretty handy.


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Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717794
01/05/20 06:58 PM
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Not a expert several options on loading it, search the options until you see the earth on the screen I think it knows where you are ďscaryĒ. LOL When I went back it went back to the spot I was at last.

I still have lot to learn about it I just follow a roads to get to the areas I want to find Iím sure there is a easier way.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
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01/05/20 07:45 PM
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I use it to find the location of new customers, very helpful.


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Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717857
01/05/20 08:02 PM
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Itís a huge time saver while scouting. Can see what roads go where and how they connect and what locations look worth scouting on foot. When pushing into new territory itís a huge savings on gas and time, donít have to waste time learning the roads and scouting worthless areas


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Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717859
01/05/20 08:03 PM
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Northern Nevada, 31 yrs old
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Iím planning to move to Nevada this year and Iím using it to start mapping out a trapline there already.


"I have two guns, one for each of ya."
Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717870
01/05/20 08:12 PM
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I use it in my classroom quite a bit. I love my onX hunt app as well.

Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717880
01/05/20 08:16 PM
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Yep Goggle Earth and Onx is greatest thing since sliced bread,use it for trapping and hunting all the time.

Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717883
01/05/20 08:19 PM
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Use it quite a bit when it comes to bear hunting season if I need to place new baits and also before the trapping season to help find pinch points in new areas.

Re: Google Earth [Re: Law Dog] #6717903
01/05/20 08:31 PM
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I've used it some for that, but have been on the same patch of dirt for 12.5 years and know the open country pretty well. It does come in very handy down in the brush though. The coolest thing that I used it for though was with my granddad. I work on a ranch, as did he, and my dad as well, for the most part. My granddad did other things in life but it pretty much revolved around punching cows, and the same with my dad. Dad does run crane now which pays better than punching cows, hahaha!! Anyways about 2 years before my granddad passed somebody bought him one of those tablets. He had never been to where I live, due to my grandma's health, so we had google earth downloaded on it and he could see all the country that I take care of, and had all kinds of questions about fences, pens, land marks, etc. It was just like he was in the truck with me and really meant a lot to him because he had always wanted to see this country. He had been through some of it back in the late 70s because he was cowboying on a ranch that is about 60 or 70 miles SE of where I am now. That app is handy for a lot of stuff but that use of it really made technology important

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