With so many outdoor apps now available, it can be a daunting task to pick the ones that work well—and do exactly what you need. Here are six useful apps that offer hunting advice, video, maps and more.
Works With: Android, iPhone.
Key Features: Point-to-point navigation with GPS and topo maps; collect waypoints, tracks, photos, videos and audio clips in the field; access weather forecasts, trip stats and ballistics info.
The Promise: “Works without phone or data signal.”
Works With: iPhone.
Key Features: Uses phone’s GPS to pinpoint your location’s peak feeding and activity times for fish and game; calculates local sunrises and sunsets; works worldwide.
The Promise: “There’s no easier way to get solunar data.”
Key Features: Detailed illustrations of scat, tracks, gait patterns and other sign for 150 animals; organized by species, track and scat types; free backyard version.
The Promise: “Recognize what critters went before you.”
Key Features: Practise more than 20 realistic game calls for elk, deer, predators, turkey, waterfowl and more; simulates Primos’ box, shaker, hand-blown, can and slate calls.
The Promise: “Improve your skills for bringing in prey.”
Key Features: Photos and audio for identifying waterfowl; migration and population data, sunrise/sunset calculator and more than 300 videos on hunting, calling, dog training and more.
The Promise: “A valuable resource for waterfowl hunters.”
Key Features: Input factors such as wind speed, temperature and sight-in range to calculate drop, drift, trajectory, point of impact and more for Winchester’s full suite of loads.
The Promise: “View the ballistics of your favourite load.”
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