I have spent a lot of time looking at topo and satellite maps to figure out how the contour of the land may create good funnels and also to find any "openings" that may be in the woods. This specific area I want to look at is about 1-1/2 mile wide by 6 or so miles long. I have gone over the different entry points and such, but what I really would like is to somehow see where there may be "thick" areas of either mountain laurel or anything else that may help define a bedding area a little better before heading in. We can certainly cover the area in a day, but it would put us much farther ahead if I can isolate where we expect the best bedding to be so instead of flying though everything, we can take our time and really pick through smaller areas to better get a feel for exactly what it looks like.
As I said, I have a couple specific spots I want to look at based on topo showing good funnels and also some small openings that I would like to see how they may be used, but I really want to find some bigger buck sign to know that it is indeed an area that we have a good chance of seeing better bucks if we play our cards right. I know this area has good bucks as I see and hear about a couple really good ones that come out of that area in rifle season when the hoards of people drive it out. They have to be there in archery and I want to be there with them.
So, are there any mapping options that give one a better chance at seeing where there may be thicker patches/areas? When I look at the satellite imaging on onX, its all trees with leaves on. Thanks for any help
There is a button towards the top with an arrow and a clock. Click that and go from there!
Also interested in other ideas if there are any
Good luck in md! I hunt it some as well, but struggle to find what you are looking for in regards to public grnd
If I can't find a good photo on GE I'll check bing and caltopo, occasionally that will get me one. I'm pretty sure Terraserver you can find current satellite imagery but I don't really want it badly enough to pay for it, I can usually find something serviceable for free.