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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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My brother and I have recently started a trap line that has grown rather long. Wondering if anyone has any advice on a good GPS that I can log each trap onto and success rates. Any advice would be helpful.
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I use the Garmin nuvi 500. I like it because you can use it as a hand-held GPS and traveling in a car, snowmobile or ATV. It comes pre-loaded with street navigator and topo maps. I found a website for garmin GPS's that give you free downloads that are state specific such as higher grade topo maps. I loaded one for Pennsylvania and it's great! I have mine mounted on my ATV and can be easily removed to walk in to trap sets.




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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: Trapline GPS

How much do they cost?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 07:04 PM
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How much do they cost?
Brand new you are looking at $300.00. You can find better deals on ebay or amazon.

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Re: Trapline GPS

just get something with a good heavy cover review. i use an etrex legend on my lines and loose signals all the time.

it drives me nuts, but running 100 to 180 traps on a few lines i need it.

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I forgot to mention, the nuvi 500 is water proof (I know that for a fact) and supposed to be shock proof. Mine took a beating at the Hatfield-McCoy trails in southern WV and did great. I also have not had a real issue with losing a signal also, can't say that it won't happen though.

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Use your iphone/smartphone.?
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Re: Trapline GPS

Do they make any other GPS models for in a vehicle (Garmin / TomTom) that has the Topo maps like this one?
Look for the most detail as possible with a dash mounted GPS.
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I could not tell you about any other make outside of garmin. But, you can easily load topo maps into any garmin vehicle unit. I use the nuvi 500 because it's water proof and shock proof. Your other vehicle garmin units would not be. I loaded a topo map on my garmin nuvi 700. All you need is garmin mapsource or basecamp on your computer. The link below will take you to a place where you can load free topo maps from all over the country.

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/

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