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Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby Stanley » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:54 am

There have been a lot of questions on topos and what they will do/not do, for the scouting part of hunting. So I though I'd start this thread on how to read topographical maps. Some guys might find this elementary but the new guys might find it informative so the seasoned topo readers bear with and feel free to add.




[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsQoY48i6z0[/BBvideo]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsQoY48i6z0


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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby exojam » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:21 am

I liked it, thanks for posting it.
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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby Edcyclopedia » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:58 am

Thanks Stanley!
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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby Edcyclopedia » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:17 am

I'd love to have an example from a MAP Guru like Autumn Ninja or Dan (or many others) taking this to the next level as a 1, 2, 3 Guide when specifically looking for Mature Buck bedding and wind/stand ambush points?
Even to a level as to what Doe's would bed in also, helping select rut spots and such...
I know there would be a massive assumption for food sources and other variables but that could be semi-figured out based on an aerial showing different edges of vegetation/forest etc...

The narration and screen examples are a slam dunk!!!
Dan, is this something to look for in your next DVD?

So hurry up and fill your tags you have some work to do :lol:
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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby Stanley » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:37 am

Edcyclopedia wrote:I'd love to have an example from a MAP Guru like Autumn Ninja or Dan (or many others) taking this to the next level as a 1, 2, 3 Guide when specifically looking for Mature Buck bedding and wind/stand ambush points?
Even to a level as to what Doe's would bed in also, helping select rut spots and such...
I know there would be a massive assumption for food sources and other variables but that could be semi-figured out based on an aerial showing different edges of vegetation/forest etc...

The narration and screen examples are a slam dunk!!!
Dan, is this something to look for in your next DVD?

So hurry up and fill your tags you have some work to do :lol:


I agree Ed, I do not have the skills to put together a presentation anywhere near this quality, in a short period of time. So the obvious was to filch this one, for the benefit of the members.
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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby Hodag Hunter » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:10 am

Edcyclopedia wrote:I'd love to have an example from a MAP Guru like Autumn Ninja or Dan (or many others) taking this to the next level as a 1, 2, 3 Guide when specifically looking for Mature Buck bedding and wind/stand ambush points?
Even to a level as to what Doe's would bed in also, helping select rut spots and such...
I know there would be a massive assumption for food sources and other variables but that could be semi-figured out based on an aerial showing different edges of vegetation/forest etc...

The narration and screen examples are a slam dunk!!!
Dan, is this something to look for in your next DVD?

So hurry up and fill your tags you have some work to do :lol:


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11849&hilit=buck+circuit

I like this post for multiple reasons but Autumn Ninja posted some good exapmles of maps in this post. Maybe can pick up some pointers? I did.
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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby Edcyclopedia » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:39 am

Hodag Hunter wrote:
Edcyclopedia wrote:I'd love to have an example from a MAP Guru like Autumn Ninja or Dan (or many others) taking this to the next level as a 1, 2, 3 Guide when specifically looking for Mature Buck bedding and wind/stand ambush points?
Even to a level as to what Doe's would bed in also, helping select rut spots and such...
I know there would be a massive assumption for food sources and other variables but that could be semi-figured out based on an aerial showing different edges of vegetation/forest etc...

The narration and screen examples are a slam dunk!!!
Dan, is this something to look for in your next DVD?

So hurry up and fill your tags you have some work to do :lol:


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11849&hilit=buck+circuit

I like this post for multiple reasons but Autumn Ninja posted some good exapmles of maps in this post. Maybe can pick up some pointers? I did.


Yes a VERY good post. (I did contribute my sarcastic rants to add spice to it this post :whistle: )
I printed his maps and put them into my binder for future reference.

I think the aspect of video w/narration would be a real winner!
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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby kwaldeier » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:28 pm

Very helpful!!!!

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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby tmarbut » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:28 pm

Thanks Stanley! A great help for me! Much appreciated.

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Postby Riverdeer » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:02 pm

THANKS A MILLION!!!!! you helped me a ton man
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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby beartruth2 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:14 am

very helpful

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Postby SofaKing » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:12 pm

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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby AntlerAddiction » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:32 am

Good video. x2 on dans input for bedding and ambush points. Keep them coming! :clap:
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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby Missionshooter » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:33 pm

great thread!
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Re: Short tutorial on reading topo maps.

Postby chasemukluk » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:59 am

Thanks!

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