1. Where do you get your information?
Practically all of the information comes from State and Federal biologists that work in the area being mapped. They are professionally trained and accumulate considerable knowledge through time by observing wildlife and talking to hunters. Some of our information also comes as feedback from return customers.
2. Why should I purchase your maps?
What you would really be purchasing is hunter information. If you have tags for an area unfamiliar to you, you face this tough question. Where do I hunt? Our hunting maps face this question head on by providing you with area specific information. The circled areas shown on each map represent good habitat and these are the areas that big game prefer. Hunting areas are color coded on the map into popular and quality areas. Briefly, the popular areas are those where the habitat is good and where some hunters are successful. You’ll often see more hunters in these areas due to the ease of access. Quality areas also have good habitat however, they typically lack vehicle access. In addition to being more remote, they could have steep topography and tough vegetation to hunt. Quality areas offer more solitude and more difficulty in getting in and out. You can use the information displayed on each map to develop a hunting strategy and plan that works for you.
3. Are your maps the same as the National Forest or BLM maps?
We use the National Forest or BLM maps as a base map to add hunting information. The information added includes hunting unit boundaries, popular and quality hunting areas, and many times a map will show migration routes.
4. How long have you been in business?
We have been in business since July 1990. Since then, we have exhibited at several sportsmen’s shows each year.
5. Do your maps show all the roads?
Usually not. Most federal agency maps do not recognize informal roads, routes or trails often established by hunters.
6. Do all of your maps show migration routes?
No. Some maps have very detailed migration information while others have little or no migration information. In some cases, we just haven’t obtained the information and in others, migration is not a factor in that particular herd.
7. Is all the land public land?
While most of the land is public, individual maps will vary. Our principle focus is “where to hunt on your public lands”? So we select areas with larger blocks of public lands that you can access. Even then, you can run into private lands intermingled throughout so it something to watch out for.
8. Do your maps show private lands?
The National Forest and BLM maps easily distinguish between private and public lands. Private lands will always show as white on these maps. Rarely, we use a USGS topographic map when BLM is out of stock. USGS maps do not show land ownership.
9. How do I order a map?
You can order a map or maps in one of three ways. The first is on this website via the Order Maps page where you can add maps to your Shopping Cart, then proceed to checkout. The second is to download and complete the order form available on the Order Maps page, then send to us with a check. The third method is to call us at the number available on the Order Maps page and we can assist you with your order. For all orders please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
10. How often do you up-date your maps?
Maps are up-dated on an as needed basis and as we receive new information about an area. The typical up-date involves adding information such as new areas or migration information.
11. What areas are included in your California Wild Pig & Turkey Maps?
Unlike maps for deer, elk and antelope both wild pig and wild turkey are compiled as individual packages covering specific geographic areas. Each package includes a narrative on how to access each area and shows specific geographic areas recommended for hunting. Included are two types of maps; one showing where each area is on public land and another which shows topographic lines and features. Most maps are color copy. Individual packages are as follows:
Northern California Wild Pig - This package covers 23 areas on public lands north of Sacramento. 74 pages
Central California Wild Pig - This package covers 28 areas on public lands south of Sacramento. 115 pages
San Diego County Wild Turkey - This package covers 42 areas in San Diego County on public lands with most areas within the Cleveland National Forest. 66 pages
Central Coast Wild Turkey - This package covers 48 areas on public lands from Los Padres National Forest to Camp Roberts Military Base. 115 pages
Central Valley Wild Turkey - This package covers 46 areas on public lands in the Sierra Nevada foothills from the Sequoia National Forest north to Melones Reservoir along the Calaveras and Tuolumne County line. 101 pages
North Coast Wild Turkey - This package covers 41 areas on public lands from the Mendocino National Forest south to Lake Berryessa. 132 pages
North Valley Wild Turkey - This package covers 63 areas on public lands between New Melones Reservoir on the south to Tehema State Wildlife Area on the north. It also includes several boat-in areas along the Feather, Sacramento and American Rivers. 165 pages
Northern California Wild Turkey - This package is under preparation.
12. Some of your maps on the index show combined species such as mule deer and elk (MD & E) while others show mule deer or elk (MD or E). Explain the difference.
Maps which show mule deer and elk (such as Colorado) provide information for both species on the same map. Maps which show mule deer or elk provide information for one species only so its important to select which map you want. If you want both species you will need to order two maps, one for each species.