6 Top Hunting Apps

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.

Cabela’s Recon Hunt

Cabela's Recon Hunt
Cabela’s Recon Hunt

($3.99) Cabela’s

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.”

Isolunar Hunting and Fishing Times

Isolunar Hunting and Fishing TImes
Isolunar Hunting and Fishing TImes

($4.99) RedSnake Enterprises

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.”

Scats and Tracks of North America

Scats and Tracks of North America
Scats and Tracks of North America

($6.99) FalconGuides

Works With: iPhone.

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.”

Primos Hunting Calls: Speak the Language

Primos Hunting Calls: Speak the Language
Primos Hunting Calls: Speak the Language

($1.99) Primos

Works With: Android, iPhone.

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.”

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited

($0.99) Ducks Unlimited

Works With: Android, iPhone.

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.”

Winchester Ballistics Calculator

Winchester Ballistics Calculator
Winchester Ballistics Calculator

(Free) Winchester Ammunition

Works With: iPhone.

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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