garmin tracker

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by wildcovey, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. wildcovey

    wildcovey 6 pointer

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    anyone use this product? i just bought the astro 220 i am trying to get away from beepers. i tryed it out seems to work good
     
  2. trader rob

    trader rob 8 pointer

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    i have used one for a year i guess. keep updates current and they do very well.
     
  3. grousehunter ky

    grousehunter ky 6 pointer

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    Used one with two collars the second half of this season. I really liked it. I'm still learning how to get the most out of it. I still keep a bell on my dogs as well just so they don't pop up after a bird and get too close to the gunfire.
     
  4. wildcovey

    wildcovey 6 pointer

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    i got the maps for it also but havn't figured that part out yet i am still on the compass but i think it will work better than beepers.how did the collars hold up in the brush?
     
  5. trader rob

    trader rob 8 pointer

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    i have both the dc30 and the dc20 with wire antenna. i can't see much difference in them. my cur crawled through a hillside of brush piles, with the dc20 collar and stiff antenna, worked fine. i would have bet it would have torn up in there, they are pretty tuff.

    i hardley ever use anything other than the compass screen.
     
  6. wildcovey

    wildcovey 6 pointer

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    thats good to know they are tough i thought i was waisting money on the maps but it said you could use it as a turn by turn also
     
  7. hitch

    hitch 10 pointer

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    I have the new one, and love the security of knowing if my dog heads over the mtn. Other then that purpose I rarely look at it, I use a bell and a beeper which I can control from the transmitter. When the bell stops, if i can see the dog a simple push of the button gives me a single beep to locate the dog with.
     
  8. robert

    robert Fawn

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    i have been wanting to try one of the garmin tracking systems if anyone has one that they might sell let me know.
     
  9. woodhippy

    woodhippy 6 pointer

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  10. Birdman

    Birdman Cyber-Hunter

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    Paintsville, KY, USA.
    What's the going price?
     
  11. wildcovey

    wildcovey 6 pointer

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    i paid 550 for the unit and 1 collar, extra collar was 199 and 50 for the maps for turn by turn directions from lion country.
     
  12. hitch

    hitch 10 pointer

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    I paid $599 for mine, I did not get the map chip as I do not have any use for it best I can tell. I know where I am, and really only need to know where the dog is located if he runs over the mtn.
     
  13. Birdman

    Birdman Cyber-Hunter

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    Paintsville, KY, USA.
    They haven't come down any. Usually electrics will drop after being on the market for a few years. This one is staying right where it started.
     
  14. wildcovey

    wildcovey 6 pointer

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    no they havn't came down much at all even the old series are still up in price lion country had the best price and acc for 50% off thats why i got the maps.i've heard good things from hunters who have them so i hope its worth getting.
     
  15. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

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    Jerkwater, KY
    You guys have good luck with the Astro? I have trouble with GPS in general in my area because of the deep hollers. It's fine on the ridgetops but down in the branch it draws a blank.

    I suppose it tells you a compass heading and distance to your dog? Or does it have a small screen with a map, as a regular GPS does?
     

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