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iPhone apps for Hunters:ScoutLook

After seeing the Scoutlook website on one of Dodges online advertisements, I decided to take a look at their website to see what the fuss was about. After navigating through some of the basic functions of the site,my heart was warmed with the sight of that beautiful “App Store” logo. After downloading the app (Very reasonably priced at $1.99),I started diving in to figuring it out. Here are some of the main Features:

Scent cone: This is reason enough to download the app. It takes a general wind direction reading (such as weather.com’s app)and rednecks it up. It shows you the direction in which your scent will drift,as well as approximate dispursion. Somthing that is invaluable when planning on which stand site to hunt at your favorite spot.


Set Zone: I’m not a dedicated Duck hunter,but have been a handful of times. This feature basically uses the wind speed/direction information to show you the most likely direction the birds will approach your setup. It really dumbs down the process of setting up your decoy spread,which for someone like me,is perfect.


Detailed Weather: Sure,the weather channel app works fine,and it’s free,which is in everyone’s budget. I’ve used it for several years to plan my hunts with success,but I’ve always wanted more detail. Detail is exactly what you get with ScoutLook’s weather section. Barometric pressure charts,wind speed and direction,and of course the trusty ol’ hourly forecast (Scoutlook actually goes out 72 hours,rather than the 24 hours on the weather channel app).


Solunar Details: This is I’ve been looking for on the iPhone for awhile. Moon phase apps are great,and Peak game movement charts are useful,but this one puts it all into one,easy to read place. If your hunting revolves around food (and in the early and late season,who’s doesn’t?), moon phases are a must for determining when Deer are feeding.


You can get the App HERE. And HERE is the Scoutlook website,in case you want to take a look at things on a bigger screen. 🙂

Enjoy – J-WO

iPhone apps for Hunters: Rut Reporter

Next in line is Rut Reporter by Field and Stream

This is probably the most innovative app I’ve seen for hunters to date. The premise is simple:Have everyone note when they see deer,and what kind of behavior they witness,an input into a very easy to use app (there is a more detailed web version as well). Then display all of that data on an easy to read graph and boom,instant rut report! By integrating their own articles,tips,and videos into the app,they really do give you a wealth of information to plan your next hunt (or kill some time at the office). Check out some screen shots below of the app in action.




iPhone apps for Hunters:GPS Kit

Let’s face it,there is ALOT of down time in the deer woods. Sure, watching every corner of your hunting spot like a hawk waiting for movement will keep your attention for a little while, but getting excited every time a squirrel jumps gets old pretty quick. I’m gonna post up some of my favorite apps that help me pass the time on stand. I’ll start off with my favorite.


GPS Kit iPhone

Simply put,this thing is every hunters dream when it comes to GPS applications. Wanna take a picture of a big buck rub and save it as a way point? Check. Tracking your footsteps down that super highway deer trail in the middle of your property? Piece of cake.

One of my favorite features is the ability to download maps offline,just in case the area your hunting doesn’t have good cell signal.

The only real downside of this app is the learning curve,which can be pretty steep in my opinion, but after watching its built in tutorials, I was up and running pretty quickly. At $9.99,its not cheap, but for someone like me who uses their phone as their main GPS, its worth every penny! You can grab it here. Here are some screenshots.

Map Overview


Data Screen