One of my favorite times of the year officially started last weekend! The beginning of hunting season is always exciting and gives us outdoorsmen an excuse to spend too much time in nature. While the first weekend of bow hunting season was not fruitful for me due to the moon cycle, I did thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to spend some time out in the wild clearing my head and being one with nature.
One thing that is important while hunting is safety and location. Not only do you need to find your way back to civilization, but you never want to lose the good spots where animals were seen or where you plan to hunt again. Magellan kicks off this wonderful time of the year with two new GPS options complete with TRAX hunting maps.
Here’s more information from Magellan:
SANTA CLARA, CA –Oct. 1, 2012— Magellan, a leader in innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced two new Magellan® eXplorist® Hunter GPS Editions to give hunters a best-in-class solution combining TRAX hunting maps by Kirsch’s Outdoor Products with Magellan eXplorist Outdoor GPS receivers designed for the outdoor enthusiast. Additionally, current owners of Magellan eXplorist 310, 510, 610 or 710 outdoor GPS devices can now download their choice of Kirsch’s TRAX hunting maps at http://www.magellangps.com/Specialty-Maps.
The Magellan eXplorist 310 Hunter Edition includes a lightweight Magellan eXplorist 310 outdoor handheld GPS with a 2.2-inch color screen, rich graphics and a simple user interface. The Magellan eXplorist 510 Hunter Edition features a 3-inch WQVGA transflective touch screen to provide a high-contrast daylight-readable display that will assist hunters to see more areas of a map when navigating and planning their hunt. Also included in the Magellan eXplorist 510 GPS device are a built-in 3.2 megapixel camera for geotagged photos and recording videos, plus a microphone and speaker for voice notes during an adventure.
Available now from MagellanGPS.com and Magellan’s authorized retail and online partners, the Magellan eXplorist 510 Hunter Edition is $329.99 (MSRP), and the Magellan eXplorist 310 Hunter Edition is $229.99 (MSRP).