Today on the show we are joined by map making expert Ben Harshyne to discuss exactly how maps can make you a better deer hunter.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– Who Ben Harshyne is and how he became a map making guru

– How Ben’s first hunting season in Iowa went

– What terminology hunters need to understand to best utilize maps

– The differences between how you use aerial vs topo maps

– High level thoughts on how to use a map as a hunter and how macro vs micro views are important to consider

– What to look for on maps when it comes to funnels and how to use them

– The importance of edge

– How to identify saddles, ridgelines, benches, draws, ditches, swales and much more on maps

– How deer use all the features listed above and how we as hunters can use that information to properly place our stands

– And much, much more!

Show notes, resources, links:

– To learn more about the maps Ben is making at Hunterra, visit Hunterra.com

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