Posted By Xfithunter on 23 Oct 2012 09:41 PM
I don't mean to hi-jack the thread but I have a few questions too.
1) how small of an area can you usually pinpoint as a scouting location with the maps(Does it help narrow down thousands of acres to 10, 50, 100 acre possibilities or can it be more specific than that?). My family has access to several small parcels of private land that I know from physically scouting, but when I look at them on maps I don't see any distinguishing characteristics.
2) My main hunting land is FLAT farm country where the only woods are usually swamps. This means that the contour part of the maps don't change at all. I have been trying to use Google maps to follow tree lines and the like, but may be looking at too narrow of chunks of land. Should following the woods line and that type of thing be useful and I am just looking at too small of an area or am I doing it right, and just need to keep practicing and physically scouting.
I would suggest (only because it's what I know about) using MyTopo (www.mytopo.com) and Google Earth (download/install).
Split these over two virtual consoles, with mytopo in your web browser of choice, and Google Earth in the other virtual console,