I use my GPS reciever to track wounded deer if there is no blood trail. I take a back bearing with my magnetic comp [no swearing please] on the last place I could see the deer. I create a waypoint on my reciver at the spot I shot. Then I set a "GO TO" for that waypoint. Now the when bearing on the reciver matches the bearing on the comp [no swearing please] I know I am looking for blood in the right spot. I once found a deer that went 150 yds with no visible blood trail like that.Posted: 19 Oct 2005 5:38 PM
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I was reading up on my gps, doesn't have anything to do with bloodtrails but some gps you can line up two lines and sight an object, hit a button and it will mark its approximate location. Seems like a good way to mark the last seen location of a deer you shot so you don't forget where it last was when you get out of your stand.
you need a new GPS recieverPosted: 11 Jan 2006 4:19 PM
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I would never use my GPS for bloodtrailing because I personally don't trust my GPS when it comes to being accurate; less than 30 feet. I'd go with toilet paper if I needed to mark something.
Well said HP, the GPS is the best tool to come along in many years. One should still master some map and comp [no swearing please] skills.230grain hollowpoint= you need a new GPS reciever