Menus and Colors
The Hunter Tracker app gives you the choice of two color schemes, Woodland Camouflage or Hunter’s Orange. The color scheme is set using the settings page.
There are two menus to choose from, Icons Only or Text and Icons. This is set by tapping the small icon in the upper right-hand corner of the menu.
The features of the compass are pretty straightforward: a compass image points to the standard compass needle points, a digital readout displays the exact bearing in degrees, and alphabetic symbols display the compass needle heading.
To use the game tracking feature, simply find the first sign of the animal's trail and tap the MARK GPS POSITION button. A coordinate will pop up on the screen. Move on to the next blood drop or broken twig and mark that location.
In the event that you lose the game's trail, simply tap one of the coordinates. The screen will show your CURRENT COORDINATES and the DESTINATION COORDINATES. Below that, you will see the DISTANCE TO DESTINATION and BEARING TO DESTINATION. Your CURRENT BEARING will be shown in red. Simply turn toward the destination bearing until both the BEARING TO DESTINATION and the CURRENT BEARING turn green. Then you just walk until the DISTANCE TO DESTINATION reads 0.
Of course, not all mobile phones have the same accuracy when it comes to their GPS capabilities, so keep that in mind when you are tracking. Test out your phone's GPS ahead of time and be aware of its capabilities and shortcomings.
Add as many locations as you choose. Many hunters even add the location of their vehicle just in case they get turned around in the woods. When you tap the ADD NEW HUNTING AREA button, a screen with two tabs will appear:
The BY LOCATION tab prompts you to either choose the location you are at or to type in an address. Once the GPS coordinates have been determined, simply type in a descriptive name and save the location.
Using the BY MAP tab allows you to zoom in on a specific area. Once you have found your desired area on the map, simply hold your finger on that area until the scent indicator appears. Then, just type in the descriptive name for that location and tap the SAVE LOCATION button.
Tapping a location on the list brings up a menu with four choices:
Show location on map will bring up the map of the location. If the scent indicator is not in the precise position of your choosing, just hold your finger on it until it is draggable, then drag it to the exact location. The slider at the bottom of the map can be dragged to display the wind speed and direction for any specific time during the next 5-day period. You can tap the button at the bottom to cycle through a choice of Street, Hybrid, or Satellite view.
Get directions to location will bring up a screen showing your CURRENT COORDINATES and the DESTINATION COORDINATES. Below that, you will see the DISTANCE TO DESTINATION and BEARING TO DESTINATION. Your CURRENT BEARING will be shown in red. Simply turn toward the destination bearing until both the BEARING TO DESTINATION and the CURRENT BEARING turn green. Then you just walk until the DISTANCE TO DESTINATION reads 0.
Delete the location will delete whatever location you tapped on. Delete all locations will delete every location you've saved. It will not affect your saved tracking coordinates, however.
There are three tabs on the weather page:
The CURRENT tab displays the current weather in either standard or metric, depending on what you've chosen on the settings page. Notice the SCENT INDICATOR, the same one you'll see on your HUNTING LOCATION page. By tapping the DOWN ARROW in the upper right corner, you can choose which location you'd like the weather to show.
The FORECAST tab displays the forecasted weather in either standard or metric, depending on what you've chosen on the settings page, over a 5 day period in 3 hour increments.
The LUNAR tab displays the lunar activity in either 12 or 24 hour time format, depending on what you've chosen on the settings page.
Combined together, this data is a great indicator of game activity and the probability of seeing movement.
This feature allows you to photograph such things as scrapes, rubs, kills, and put them in the hunting log along with the date, time, location, etc. Hunting log photos can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Hunting Log Photo Editing
The photos you save to your Hunting Log can be edited in the photo editor by simply tapping a log entry and choosing View/Edit Photo.
Photos can be rotated, cropped, and annotated with both text and shapes of multiple colors and sizes.