Years ago, I found myself on a hunt listening to the horrifying sound of bullets flying over my head. I was in the middle of a big parcel of private land in Wyoming. There should have been NO ONE there, yet as I searched for the source, I found a couple of hunters below working on an antelope in between us. Thinking that they were on BLM land, they made a pretty grave mistake.
MAPS FOR SCOUTING AND A WHOLE LOT MORE
Good maps are essential to hunters. More than simply keeping us from getting lost or wandering onto the wrong property, maps are primary scouting tools. It would be nice if we could put boots on the ground to scout at every location we planned to hunt, but often that’s not possible. Distances are too great and time is too short. But with the quality of maps and satellite imagery available online today, 90 percent of scouting can be accomplished at your computer, on your smartphone, or with GPS in hand.
GAME WARDEN APPROVED: ONXMAPS SOLVES CONFUSION IN THE FIELD
As a Colorado Game warden I am expected to know my district inside and out. This includes 4WD roads and foot trails as well as property boundaries, access points and the layout of the land in the remote areas in between. I have spent many days in the field over the past 11 years marching property lines in order to provide insight to hunters before they make a serious mistake. It also means I know when people are lying to me about how they accessed certain areas.