Check below - as these are the most frequently asked questions we receive about our apps.
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- Tips for marking Property Boundaries and Food Plot Boundaries
Marking property boundaries:
Drop a pin/marker. Click for pin details, and set category to "Property Boundary".
Mark next pin, or boundary location. Mark in an outline, in order. Meaning, rotate around your property boundary in a clockwise or counter-clockwise fashion dropping pins in order as you move around the perimeter. Once you set the first pin to "Property Boundary" the next will automatically be set to that category to provide easy mapping of the perimeter. Repeat until the entire perimeter is marked.
The first pin after you are done will default to "Property Boundary". Simply change that category to stop the auto-setting for boundary marking, and you will be able to continue marking non-boundary points on your map.
Marking Food Plot Boundaries:
Drop a pin/marker. Click for pin details, and set category to "Food Plots".
Mark next pin, or boundary location. Mark in an outline, in order. Meaning, rotate around your Food Plot in a clockwise or counter-clockwise fashion dropping pins in order as you move around the perimeter. Once you set the first pin to "Food Plots" the next will automatically be set to that category to provide easy mapping of the perimeter. Repeat until the entire perimeter is marked.
The first pin after you are done will default to "Food Plots". Simply change that category to stop the auto-setting for Food Plot marking, and you will be able to continue marking non-boundary points on your map.
To Avoid moving Property Boundaries and Food Plot markers, go to "Filter Map" in the bottom menu.
Set "Property Boundaries" and "Food Plot Markers" to "OFF". This will make the pins disappear on the map, but continue to show an "overlay" on the map. To view their details, simply turn them back on, and click any pin for acreage details and to edit pin locations, notes and details.
- I can't seem to get a reading from RangeFinder... What gives?
- Click on the Settings tab at the bottom of the screen.
- On the lower section of the settings screen click on one of the five numbered "Stands". They might be called "Unnamed >" to start with.
- This will bring you to a screen where you can name your stand and put in a "Height" value.
- Once you fill out that information press the "<-Settings" button on the top of the screen to go back a page.
- Once back on the "Settings" page you have to choose an "Active Stand". Click on the "Active Stand" label on this page.
- This will bring you to a screen that will allow you to choose the stand you want to use. Select the stand you just setup. A checkmark will confirm you selected it.
- After you select the stand you can now go back with the "<-Settings" button on the top of the screen.
- Now that you have an active treestand setup, just press the "HOME" icon on the bottom of the page to begin using the app.
- On the main home page you should see the name of your stand just above the "HEIGHT" label to know you are on the correct stand (since you can have up to 5 setup).
- Tap the screen to begin the calculations and again when you are ready to freeze capture.
If you ever want to switch stand locations, just flip back to the settings page and change the "Active Stand" to a different one.
There are many tips in the guide which aid in use of the app too. Check 'em out!
- How can I aim more accurately using RangeFinder?
Hold and aim your device like a handgun. Hold the device horizontally, aim it by looking down the spine from front to rear. Level it out so that you don't see too much of the front, or too much of the rear - and aim at your target.
IMPORTANT ACCURACY NOTE: Aim at the point where the target meets the ground. For example - If it is a deer, aim at it's feet. If you are ranging to a tree - aim at the point where the trunk meets the ground. You'll get the most accurate reading if you do this. Take a few readings in a row. Average them out and use that as your guide to shoot from.
There are diagrams in the Guide, included in the app. Open the app, and select "Guide" from the bottom menu.. You'll find this, and other useful tips in there.
- Sunrise and Sunset times seem reversed. How do I fix this?
If your Sunrise times seem to be in the PM, and sunset times in the AM - give these a whirl:
Within Shooting Hours app, set "Manual Coordinates" switch to "Off".
It is also possible that you answered "Don't Allow" to the question first posed to you when you opened the application and therefore the app is unable to determine your current GPS location and only retrieves values from your manual coordinates entered in the options screen.
In order to re-enable the app to use your current GPS values you must do the following:
- Close the app and find the icon on your device entitled "Settings".
- From within settings click on the "General >" choice.
- From within the general view click on the "Reset >" choice (near bottom).
- From within the reset view click on the "Reset Location Warnings" button.
- Press the red "Reset Warnings" button that 5. pops up.
- Close the settings page and re-launch the shooting hours application.
- When shooting hours prompts you to use your current location be sure to answer "OK".
Kill Zone, Knot Wars, Range Finder, Shooting Hours, Property Manager:
- My App Doesn't Show in my device. How can I fix this?
For iPhone users:
Double-check that you have properly synced the app from iTunes to the device. Sometimes, manual sync is selected, in which case, you'll need to plug the device into your computer, and then select "My iPod" (or whatever your device name is). Check to see that in your list of apps for that device, you have this new app selected in the list, and click "apply". Wait for the device to sync again, and you should be set.
For Droid users:
Ensure that you have successfully purchased the app and the transaction has processed. Sometimes outdated card information, wrong digits or security mis-matches can cause a purchase to fail - in which case, your new app will not install or run on your device.
Kill Zone, Knot Wars, Range Finder, Shooting Hours, Property Manager:
- iPhone/iPod/iPad Beta Software Installation
Instruction on how to install beta apps on your iPhone/iPod:
- Unzip the AppName.zip file onto your desktop.
- Copy the beta.mobileprovision file to your desktop.
- Open iTunes and plug in your device. Wait for backup/sync to finish.
- Drag both files from your desktop into iTunes on the left-side under “Library” (see screenshot)
- Sync your iPhone (make sure option to sync new applications is checked).
- Detach phone from dock and test application.
- I See a 4 Hour Credit for Hunter Safety and Utah/Florida Permits... What's This Mean?
We are not quite sure why ISP is offering 4 hours of credit for these classes. Not because their training isn't worth credit, but because they only allow us to teach an 8 hour or 16 approved cirriculum. If we were to take a class of mixed students with mixed credits from another state carry permit and hunter education, the overlap would be substantial. The result is that we feel it's best to provide the entire 16 hours of training. The information is well worth the time to be a part of the full class. 2 - group-up with other similarly trained individuals and take the course together as a private class at a discount. Please contact us for details.