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Deer Hunting with the iPhone Part 2: Apps

6 October 2010 by , No Comments

Now that you’ve equipped your iPhone on the outside with the right equipment , you’re going to need some programs to run on it. The first thing you need to do is to make sure the day has started and you can take your deer hunting rifle out into the field. Shooting Hours can be set to vibrate when it is officially sunup or sundown so you don’t shoot something at the wrong time.

The iSolunar Hunting & Fishing app determines the best hunting times for any date or any location in the entire world.

It can increase your odds of finding that trophy deer by putting you in the field at the right time.

If you’ve forgotten that perfect place where you put your deer stand, Where’s My Tree Stand is the right app for you.

Hunting Life Weather brings you the latest, detailed weather information.

It uses your phone’s GPS to show your location on the map so you can see any incoming weather conditionas. You can also look up locations by name as well. It will overlay potentially hazardous conditions such as ice, fog, storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, tropical storms, wind, winter frost, and snow.

Now you need to attract the right game.

The Deer Tactics app provides deer hunters with 12 deer calls and sounds including:

  • Contact Call
  • Doe Grunt
  • Doe Bleat
  • Doe Estrus Bleat
  • Breeding Bellow
  • Buck Grunt
  • Buck Bawl
  • Tending Grunt
  • Tending Click-Grunt
  • Snort-Wheeze
  • Sparring
  • Rattling

It also comes with tips and tactics for each to make sure you’re using them correctly.

Next week even more iPhone apps to help you hunt better with your deer hunting rifle.

Deer Hunting With the iPhone Part 1: Accessories

28 September 2010 by , 1 Comment

An iPhone is a great piece of deer hunting gear to take with you into the woods. With its thousands of apps and accessories, it gives it gives you an incredible array of options when you are out in the field or on the deer hunting stand with your deer hunting rifle. You can use it navigate to your favorite hunting places, keep you entertained on the stand with music or hunting podcasts, allow you communicate with fellow hunters where legal , and serve as as emergency communication device to call for help in case something goes wrong. Perhaps the most important use of the iPhone is to keep some connectivity with the office. If the boss doesn’t know you’re on the deer hunting stand, you can still make it look like you’re working.

Today we’ll be looking at some of the accessories that you can add to your iPhone to make it more suitable for hunting. If you don’t have a case for your iPhone it’s probably one of the first things you should add. Add the minimum, you should at least put a Skinit backing to help break up the outline of your phone. Its available in both hunting and digital camo whatever your preference is.

If you’re a fumble fingers like me and want a little more protection, the OtterBox line of Defender cases is an excellent case for your phone. It offers three layers of bump, scratch and drop protection and is available for both the iPhone 3G/3GS and iPhone 4.

The standard OtterBox Defender is not waterproof, but there is version used by scuba divers that should protect your case in the harshest of weather conditions and still let you use it.

The Otter Boxes don’t come in camo, but if you put on a little camo tape on the back to make them blend in better.

Camo Tape

The Simplism Dock Strap for the iPod/iPhone is also a handy piece of deer hunting gear to have. It let’s you hang your iPhone around your neck and keeps both hands on your deer hunting rifle.

If you’re one of the unlucky people like me who’ve seen their battery life go down with the release of iOS 4, you know that you’re going to need an extra bit of power to make sure that you last the whole day. There are two solutions, the first is a specialized rechargeable battery by Duracell.

The second is a solar powered cell by Solio. I’ve got this one and it’s pretty nice. You probably won’t be able to charge as fast it in the fall, but when you’re outdoors in the summer it’s pretty handy when you can’t plug in.

Next week I’ll review some essential iPhone apps for deer hunting.