|Screen shot from ScoutLookWeather.com indicating|
stand locations, expected deer movement, and scent cone.
The orange arrows were added by me to show movement.
A couple of weeks ago, I was offered the opportunity to test and review a website and smart phone application called ScoutLookWeather. It seemed interesting enough, so I agreed. Before downloading it on my Android based phone, I checked the website: ScoutLookWeather.com. The website was easy enough to get a grasp of without a lot of instruction. After the download, the application worked the same way as the website. Also, I noticed it had immediately synced between the website and the phone application.
|Blood soaked arrow does|
not mean easy to trail!
ScoutLook is not only good for the application I tested it for, but it offers a set-up style map for waterfowl hunting, it can be used for hiking and other outdoor activities, it has a drift-point for fishing, and even has a golf mode to help with wind direction on the links. It provides a cache for photos while in the outdoors, and it will have a log book style feature in the future. One feature I did not have to use on ScoutLook is a radar map of your area. This is great for when inclement weather is in the forecast. It will allow you the opportunity to enjoy your activity until the very last moment.
|Screen shot of inclement weather on ScoutLook.|
|Your results may vary!|
Bill Howard writes a weekly outdoors column for the Wilson Times and Yancey County News and the blog site Bill Howard's Outdoors. He is a Hunter Education and International Bowhunter Education instructor, lifetime member of the North Carolina Bowhunters Association, Bowhunter Certification Referral Service Chairman, member and official measurer of Pope and Young, and a regular contributor to North Carolina Bowhunter Magazine.