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bruisernilssen

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1st time hunting WY this fall and with all the private land, I'm looking into purchasing a GPS unit that will allow me to gain access to public land without getting into trouble with landowners. Anyone have any suggestions or preferences for such a unit, including what card I need to show private ranches? Any and all information would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

sneakypete

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I have a garmin Oregon 600, with hunt on x chips. I have Montana and Colorado chips. The Oregon is very easy to use, and you Should buy the Wyoming. Hunt on x chip. You won't regret either purchase!
 

bruisernilssen

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Thanks for the fast responses and kinda the way I was leaning but wanted some feedback from those who've owned one. I see there are various models of the Oregon 600. The 600, 600T, 650 and 650T. Anyone have ideas of which one is the best bang for the buck?
 

sneakypete

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There's no sense buying the 600t when you purchase the hunt on x chips it has topo!
 

VAspeedgoat

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Garmin etrex 20 will most likely be the cheapest unit that will handle the chip. I bought mine refurbished for half price and it has done well for me. As mentioned the oregon is a great unit as is the rhino if you need a built in walkie talkie. My etrex 20 saved my butt from trespassing a lot. Good luck.
 

sneakypete

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VA, isn't the grass always greener on the other side, especially during the draught!
 

bruisernilssen

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I see the Oregon 600T is on sale at Cabela's for $269.99 while the Oregon 600 is priced at $399.99. Wonder why the more advanced version is $130 cheaper?
 

VAspeedgoat

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VA, isn't the grass always greener on the other side, especially during the draught!

No kidding. First year I went after pronghorn my brother in law made a stalk on a group in a pivot irrigation alfalfa field. It was just over the walk in line. There ended up being close to forty pronghorns come in that evening. Not a single one came from or stepped foot on the the public side of the fence. So yes it was definitely greener on the other side under the irrigation.
 

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