4 Ways 3D Maps Give You The Upper Hand
3D Maps for Scouting
Let’s face it, most of us have families and work which equate to limited time for activities such as
scouting. The time we are lucky enough to get off is usually allocated toward the actual hunt. E-scouting using 3D maps will give you a head and shoulder advantage over someone using 2D map apps or paper maps. Open BaseMap 3D on mobile to find not only routes you will want to take during the hunt, but to find pockets where big bucks and bulls will likely be. This will help you utilize your limited time wisely by having multiple areas and routes already pre-selected. Here’s a tip: if you already know where a big buck or bull is, find a pocket not visible by a road, trail or 2D maps and mark that as a secondary area where the animal could flee to for safety once the pressure of the hunt begins. Couple that with pinpointing different areas where animals live at different times of the year depending on date and elevations and you should have one killer plan!
3D Maps to Move Efficiently & Effectively
Part of a good hunting plan is laying the groundwork for getting in, and out, of a hunting area. The way you enter and exit your hunting spot is a basic principle, but something important others fail to consider. We all hear stories of hunters watching other hunters move through a basin in the worst possible way and watching those bucks head over the ridge never to be seen again. If you want to move undetected and increase your chance of success, use BaseMap 3D in these ways as you move in and out of your hunting spot.
3D Maps For Route Decisions
3D Maps for Scent Control
Being able to play the game of hiding your scent is one of the most important aspects of killing big bulls and bucks consistently. The biggest advantage big game has over the hunter is its nose. Making predictions about your scent based on BaseMap 3D maps is where this app can really shine when planning your entrance and exit strategies in your hunting area.
Using 3D maps allows you to see the macro (large scale) and micro (fine-scale) topography. Upslope and up valley winds occur during sunrise morning hours as valley air heats and rises. Downslope and down-valley winds occur during the sunset in the evening when cooling air sinks.
3D Maps Give You The Upper Hand
Getting in and out of your hunting area is something few hunters consider. Using BaseMap 3D maps to consider your path to and out of your hunting area can be part of a well-executed plan and might just give you the upper hand over someone who hasn’t thought it through.