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    I see on the AK F&G website there is an app for overlaying the boundary of Game Management Units on a phone. Does anyone know if it's possible to put a map of a GMU on a Garmin e-trex GPS? Thanks.
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    Thanks! Actually, I do have the Alaska chip in my GPS, maybe I just need to figure out how to use it. Either that or buy the download from the site stid2677 mentioned. If all else fails, I could probably get a topo map and figure out the map coordinates of the corners of the area. I drew the DM789 Creamers Field muzzleloader hunt for next winter and I was hoping to find my way around the hunting area this spring while I can still get around on skis.
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    My Alaska and Montana chip has game units on it


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    I've got a GPX file with the GMU on it if all else fails..........

    Also have the haul road 5 mile corridor on a GPX file......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Thanks! Actually, I do have the Alaska chip in my GPS, maybe I just need to figure out how to use it. Either that or buy the download from the site stid2677 mentioned. If all else fails, I could probably get a topo map and figure out the map coordinates of the corners of the area. I drew the DM789 Creamers Field muzzleloader hunt for next winter and I was hoping to find my way around the hunting area this spring while I can still get around on skis.
    For those who want to do quick and dirty GIS on a home computer, here is a quick tutorial:

    Download the DNRGPS software here.
    Use Google Earth to draw whatever you want. Save lines as .kml or .kmz filetypes.
    Use DNRGPS to open the .kmz files and then save them as .gpx files.
    Load the .gpx files on Garmin.
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    Don't forget to get the free app recommended by fish and game and put the maps in your phone also. It serves as a good backup to your GPS. I used it last year on a moose hunt and it worked really well. No cell service is necessary. I gave my phone to my daughter and I held the GPS. It worked well for both of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdekay View Post
    Don't forget to get the free app recommended by fish and game and put the maps in your phone also. It serves as a good backup to your GPS. I used it last year on a moose hunt and it worked really well. No cell service is necessary. I gave my phone to my daughter and I held the GPS. It worked well for both of us.
    That mean.........give a cellphone to your daughter that she can't talk on. I love it!!! LOL

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