Hunting and tracking have gone hand in hand for thousands of years, but times have clearly changed, and nowadays you can easily track your route and herds of animals quickly and easily using a GPS.
Bushnell BackTrack D-Tour
This personal GPS tracker from Bushnell is a brilliant little device that allows you to store up to 5 locations at once. It has incredible accuracy, and the weather-resistant design allows you to use it in all conditions.
The GPS will track your course taken, the length of that course in kilometers or miles, your speed, the temperature and the elevation. The GPS can also track up to 48 hours of data, allowing you to easily track back.
Garmin GPSMAP 64st
This GPS by Garmin is one of the more expensive GPS’s on our list, but still well worth the money. It has a sunlight readable 2.6”color display, as well as an expandable internal memory and 160 x 240-pixel resolution.
The GPS is fitted with a dual battery system, allowing you to use both standard AA batteries, as well as the optional NiMH battery pack that can be charged while in the device. You can pair the GPS with ANT+ sensors in other devices, such as heart rate monitors.
Garmin eTrex 20x
The eTrex by Garmin now has an updated and upgraded display which features a 2.2” 65K color sunlight readable screen, with 240 x 360 pixels of resolution. The 3.6 GB of internal memory and SD memory card slot allows you to store even more maps.
This massive amount of memory allows you to store a variety of maps such as TOPO 24K, HuntView, BlueChart g2 and a variety of others. The eTrex can also pinpoint and hold your position even if you are in heavy cover or in deep canyons.
Garmin eTrex 10 Worldwide
This GPS from Garmin is one of the more simpler, but rugged devices on our list. It comes with a preloaded worldwide basemap with a 2.2-inch monochrome display. The device is also waterproof, being protected against splashes and rain.
The WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix and GLONASS support gives you incredibly reliable and fast positioning. The GPS is powered with two AA batteries and can last up to 20 hours.
Garmin eTrex 30x
The eTrex 30x by Garmin is the more advanced version of the Worldwide we reviewed before. It features a 2.2” 65k color sunlight readable display. It also has an increased resolution of 240×320 pixels.
The GPS itself has 3.7GB onboard memory, as well as a microSD slot, giving you ample storage space to load maps such as TOPO 24K, HuntView, and BirdsEye. The device also comes with a preloaded worldwide basemap.
This GPS by Magellan is designed with hunters in mind. It has hunting-specific capabilities and options, and allows you to find hunting zones, hunting specific waypoints, built incredibly tough and is also waterproof.
This GPS is designed with Canadian and American hunters in mind, as it is fitted preloaded GMU’s and WMU’s. It also comes with a hunting calendar, so you know exactly when specific seasons start and finish, to the hour.
Garmin Oregon 650t
This Garmin Oregon is a GPS with a 3-inch touchscreen device with multi-touch capabilities and is sunlight readable. The device also has dual-band GPS/GLONASS satellite positioning which is incredibly accurate.
The device has ANT or Bluetooth capabilities, allowing you to share routes, tracks, waypoints, geocaches, custom maps, and photos. The device can be powered by either 2 AA batteries, or by NiMH battery pack that is charged by the device.
Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS
This compact GPS from Garmin features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix for improved performance and reception, even if you are in heavy tree cover or a deep canyon. You can easily keep track of routes, tracks, and waypoints.
The TracBack feature allows you to quickly and easily retrace your steps in the event of you getting lost. The GPS features a trip computer, sunrise and sunset times, hunting and fishing information, electronic compass and a barometric altimeter.
Bushnell Backtrack Point-3
This personal GPS by Bushnell is more suited for emergency situations or for someone looking for a simple GPS tracker while they are out in the countryside. It is easy to use, and very user-friendly.
It has a sleek and compact design, but it still very strong and durable. The tracking system is also incredibly simple, all you have to do is mark your current position, go anywhere you want to, and then the BackTrack feature will guide you right back to your original spot.
Garmin Montana 610t GPS
This rugged and durable personal GPS tracker from Garmin comes with preloaded with 250 000 worldwide geocaches for you to use, as well as a BirdsEye Imagery subscription, allowing you maximum coverage of any land you may want to travel.
The device has GPS and GLONASS, and with its high sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, HotFix satellite prediction, and GLONASS support, the device fill finds and maintains your position quickly and precisely, even if you are in thick cover or in a deep canyon.
Having a reliable GPS when you are out in the wilderness is the most important piece of gear you are going to need to take with you. We are sure you have found your next one, or first one on our list.