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    Default Hunting and outdoor related smart phone apps

    So I just picked up a new Swarovski scope and it has a ballistic program app and it got me thinking about other hunting/outdoor related apps that are out there and what some other people are using? I've been real curious about some of the smartphone GPS apps but have yet to get one. Are there any AK specific apps out there? Let's here it guys and gals.
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    Trimble gps hunt pro. Had it for a couple years now and love it. $5 or $6 for the app gets you a lot and there is a membership you can get for around $30 a year gets you a lot more on it. A little pricey but well worth it. Not Alaska specific but most everything works here.

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    I like Mil Dot Ballistics.

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    Avenza PDF Topo Maps App. Let's you download topo maps of anywhere for FREE. Let's u measure distances, drop crumb trails, GPS coordinates, works as a true GPS when OUT OF CELL PHONE COVERAGE AREA. Oh yeah, did I mention it's FREE?!
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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    DeLorme Inreach GPS and texting with bluetooth from your smartphone. Works when sat phones don't.

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    For a newbie like myself, there is the skin a buck app that has field dressing instructions. Appears to be sufficient but haven't used it yet.

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    Google MyTracks. Works Great for a free gps. even out of cell service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seinerman View Post
    DeLorme Inreach GPS and texting with bluetooth from your smartphone. Works when sat phones don't.
    This app doesn't require the paid subscription to work?
    I've heard it is almost impossible to unsubscribe or cancel their service once you sign up. Any input on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cod View Post
    Avenza PDF Topo Maps App. Let's you download topo maps of anywhere for FREE. Let's u measure distances, drop crumb trails, GPS coordinates, works as a true GPS when OUT OF CELL PHONE COVERAGE AREA. Oh yeah, did I mention it's FREE?!
    Hey thanks for recommending that app!
    I was reading and seen your post
    Absolutely AWESOME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCryHounds View Post
    This app doesn't require the paid subscription to work?
    I've heard it is almost impossible to unsubscribe or cancel their service once you sign up. Any input on this?
    I have had two of the Delorme inreach units. The first Gen and now the new one, I had to change plans from the old to the new ND it was as easy as a phone call to cancel one and start another. I have been really happy with mine and have had zero problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcatcher541 View Post
    Hey thanks for recommending that app!
    I was reading and seen your post
    Absolutely AWESOME!
    Thanks. Let me know if u need any help with it. I guess some folks were having problems finding how to find/download the topo maps. That feature exists right on the app if u know where to find it. Cake.
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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    Try scenicmapAK. It works without GPS. It's my favorite for up here.


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    Not quite what your thinking of, but the app i use the most in the field while hunting is 'shooter'. A ballistic app

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    Quote Originally Posted by ar15rifle View Post
    Try scenicmapAK. It works without GPS. It's my favorite for up here.


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    I use use this app as well. Turned it on while flying to eagle last summer. When I went back to see the track it showed the track in the air. Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_cowboy View Post
    Google MyTracks. Works Great for a free gps. even out of cell service.
    I use this one just about every weekend out on the trapline. Got lost in snow storm this year and it got me back on my route. I absolutly love it!

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