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In the past decades, the idea of using hunting apps to assist you while out in the woods would have been entirely unheard of, but now it’s a common thing. The age of technology has made it easier with the development of apps designed to help with location, survival, hunting connections, and more.
Having a survival or GPS app installed on your phone could keep you out of a seriously dangerous situation if you were to get lost. Thus, let’s look at some of the top-ranking hunting apps, and the features that they have to offer.
As one of the highest rated navigation apps, GPS Tracks allows you to track your outdoor activities and save all your favorite destinations. The app features a built-in compass and gives you the option of drawing lines between coordinates, giving you precise distance and arrival time.
Additionally, it tracks your speed and takes GPS static observations, and then imports them to multiple file sharing applications such as Dropbox. The developer also offers numerous packages as well as a GPS Tracks Pro version.
When hunting, animal calls can be a priceless tool to have at your disposal, and thanks to the iHunt by Ruger Hunting Calls app, you can have over 750 calls for over 55 species. Ruger also gives you the ability to create your animal call playlist.
Outside of hunting calls, the iHunt app provides you with a basic compass, activity log, user photos, access to the Ruger’s website for shopping, weather, solunar times, and more. You can use the app with your phone’s speakers, though it is designed to work best with Ruger’s iHunt Bluetooth speaker.
The best-selling SAS Survival Guide has made its way to an app form, making it easier for survivalists of all levels to get their hands on. The app provides you with impressively elite training techniques and features the full version of the book, formatted for mobile use.
Included in the app is 16 videos that give nothing but the best survival information and informative photo galleries of animal tracks and plants. Also, the app offers a brief look at certain snakes and sea animals, as well as a section devoted to surviving in extreme climates. There is also a test that is inclusive of 100+ questions that you can answer to see if your survival skills are already worthwhile.
HuntStand is a custom mapping app that lets you build and edit your hunting property with 67 custom icons that include food, ponds, roads, shapes, and scouting marks. You can also sync the maps you made with your friends, create a personal profile, and even find your friends using the friend-finder feature that comes with the app. It also has the patent-pending HuntZone technology, which shows the speed of wind, direction, and distance, letting you know where your scent is going to be at a particular time.
The iSolunar hunting and fishing app is one of the best apps known for providing peak activity and feeding information for fish and wildlife. It includes custom mapping, moon rise and set times, sunrise and sunset times, weather, tide tables, and more. Also, this app works anywhere in the world, which is a significant benefit for those who like to travel. Experienced hunters always say that timing is everything, and the iSolunar Hunting & Fishing Times app provides precise timing information and other features such as automatic GPS, five-day weather forecast, and a calendar for advance solunar data.
The five hunting and survival apps are just a few of the wide range that is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Depending on the type of hunting, hiking, and other outdoor activities, you could find the app of your dreams in this guide. Happy hunting!
Jen loves the outdoors and enjoys exploring a wide-range of activities. A mother of 3 whose seen far too many friends suffer from cancer, she believes Pink Crossbow reflects a sport for LIFE. It's a reminder that archery belongs to everyone regardless of age, size, or gender...and real enthusiasts aren't afraid to wear pink!