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Crossover GPS guides you on the road or trail.

Eastern Kentucky's elk range is a rugged, rural area with plenty of backcountry to explore. Because the best elk-hunting areas exist on vast, reclaimed strip mines, you'll spend plenty of time driving a labyrinth of unmarked mine roads as well as hiking through timbered ridges and hollows in search of your quarry.

Garmin's Nuvi 500 multi-mode GPS was perfect for helping me navigate during my hunt. In driving mode, the unit works like a regular, windshield-mounted automotive GPS with spoken turn-by-turn directions. But when you go off the beaten path, the Nuvi 500 seamlessly turns into a backcountry navigator complete with pre-loaded U.S. topographic maps, track log and up to 500 custom waypoints. The Nuvi 500 has special navigation modes for hiking, biking and boating, plus a replaceable lithium-ion battery that offers up to eight hours of run time and recharges in your vehicle. When you're ready to leave the truck, you can simply pop the palm-sized, 7.6-ounce, waterproof unit out of the cradle and slip it into your pocket.


Other highlights include a 3.5-inch color touch screen, electronic compass, high-sensitivity GPS receiver, Garmin Lock anti-theft technology and microSD card slot for adding additional map data.

MSRP: $299.99

Contact: Garmin, 800-800-1020;
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Publication:Petersen's Bowhunting
Date:Aug 18, 2011
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