While enduring a long, slow, all-day hunt this past November, I remember spending a few minutes at mid-day scrolling through recent updates on Twitter, when I came across a real gem of a tweet.
An online comedian wrote, “Give a man a deer and he’ll feed his family for a year. Teach a man to hunt, and he’ll sit in a tree playing on his phone all day.”
Wow. I immediately laughed out loud and realized that he had me pegged!
It’s true, the smart phone has become a constant companion for today’s hunter. On the one hand it can be a dangerous distraction, keeping you from focusing on the potential deer movement around you. But if used carefully and in moderation, the benefits of the smart phone and mobile apps for today’s hunter are plentiful.
That said—and to make sure you’re getting the most out of your smart phone—here are 10 of the best mobile apps for the whitetail hunter.
- <h2>AccuWeather</h2>For a quick view at the weather and wind direction at your hunting property, it’s hard to beat the <a href="http://www.accuweather.com/" target="_blank">AccuWeather</a> app. Both hourly and extended, 15-day forecasts are available in this visually pleasing weather application, and each includes your usual details such as temperature, wind, precipitation, barometric pressure, etc. <p></p> Additionally, you can view current radar conditions for your area in real time. With all the weather and wind information you could need in the palm of your hand, the days of checking the flag blowing outside your window for wind direction are long gone. <p></p> <strong>Cost:</strong> Free
Mark Kenyon runs Wired To Hunt, one of the top deer hunting resources online, featuring daily deer hunting news, stories and strategies for the whitetail addict.
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