Although the great outdoors isn’t usually viewed as the best place to bring your smartphone, more and more people are taking them along, especially during hunting season. After all, these devices are useful for more than just accessing the weather report and calling for help in the event of an emergency. Depending on your arsenal of applications, your smartphone can even help you score the biggest kill of the season. Herein are four apps you can use to help you become a better hunter.
This free app is a masterpiece, doing everything but physically hunting animals for you. HuntWise helps you pull off a successful hunting trip by accurately predicting species-specific peak kill times, providing accurate weather and barometric pressure predictions, and displaying thoroughly detailed satellite and topographic imagery. Plus, the app even warns you when you’re approaching privately owned land by showing property boundaries on its map. HuntWise even offers a community feature, where users can log their hunts, chat with other hunters across the country, and even post photos and stories of their best hunting experiences. This app is available on both iOS and Android.
This app is a great resource for hunters who are looking to attract deer. Not only does it provide twelve sounds that can attract both bucks and does, but it also offers features, such as rut phase descriptions, rut phase dates, and tips and tactics to keep you audibly inclined. Deer Tactics & Calls is available on both iOS and Android.
Based on the renowned SAS Survival Handbook, this app was developed to help even a novice survive a night alone in the woods. By purchasing this app, you will be able to access the full text of the original handbook, sixteen videos containing various survival tips; and a photo gallery stocked with pictures of animal tracks, knots, edible plants, medicinal plants, and poisonous plants, sea creatures, and snakes. The SAD Survival Guide app costs $5.99 and is available on iOS and Android.
Whether you’re a newbie or you’ve been hunting for years, this app is the perfect tool to help you perfect your shot. Shot Simulator is a fully interactive 3D simulator that gives you the opportunity to see inside a deer, helping you locate their vital organs and arteries and, in turn, getting a more accurate shot the first time around. Plus, this app also boasts detailed instructions on how to accurately track and recover your deer. Shot Simulator costs $4.99 and is available on both iOS and Android.