A Look at the Duck Hunting App Duckr

Hunting technology has done a pretty good job over the years with staying up to date. Mostly this is due to military research, etc. One part that the outdoors field has lacked on is apps. If you look for hunting, or fishing apps for that matter, you will not come across a big selection. There are a lot out but most are lacking real features that can be used easily from one place. Other hunting/fishing apps are not reliable. So today, we will take a look at an app that is trying to step up the game in this field. It is called Duckr which is specifically designed for duck hunting though the company has plans to expand the features to include goose, deer and fishing.


So, let’s go over the features

Save, comment and share each hunting spot

duck blindWhen out scouting and find that perfect spot, Duckr has an option to save this spot. Using your GPS, you are able to save and find your spots when needed. You can leave comments on each spot like, “swampy” or how many ducks you seen while there or hunting notes. You can also share these locations with friends and other hunters (this is where we will be, see you at 6am).

So why are these options good? Well, you probably have more than one hunting spot or find potential places while out. This makes it easy to mark those spots and leave notes for type of hunting days. You could leave comments on good morning spots, etc. It is also easy to find your spots in the dark if needed. I’m sure we have all been a little lost trying to find a blind at one time or another. It is also an easy way to share exact blind locations with buddies.

Sharing photos and chat with friends

If you have had a good day of hunting, of course you want to share your kills. Duckr makes it easy to do just that. This app gives you an easy way to share photos and even chat with friends. Why is this good? Well, if you and your buddies are hunting different blinds or you just want to show ff a little, it always comes in handy. You can also send reports to friends how the hunting is.

Weather reports and

We have all been out and stuck in the rain. Duckr features weather reports and the dawn/dusk times. I know what you are thinking, there are weather apps for that and you would be correct but, just another option in one place. It is always nice when you don’t have to keep searching for apps when you can have it all in one place.

Duck sounds

I know many people will say mouth calls work best. I don’t agree or disagree with you here. I just know that has never been a gift I have had. It is a cool options to have authentic calls at the ready. The down side may be the volume you can get out of your phone but I have used deer calls that have worked like a charm. I suggest checking local laws before using this option because it is considered an electric call which is illegal in some states.

Social and groups

Duckr is a community, it makes it easy to connect with other duck hunters worldwide and local. You are able to join/create groups. Maybe you are also into hunting dogs, there is a group for that! Just another way to connect, update and get updates from other local hunters. It’s kind of like a Facebook for duck hunters.

There are other features that I did not mention that can be found on their website doc.kr.

So my final thoughts on Duckr

Duckr looks like it is going to be a very feature heavy app which will cut down on the need of multiple hunting apps. It is also specifically designed for duck hunters which is pretty awesome if I say so myself. I’m really looking forward to the deer hunting app since I hunt a lot of public land. So, I’m all in on this app and can’t wait for the release in the Fall of 2016.

Duckr App Photos


How to Choose a Fish Finder

fish finder

There are a lot of choices when it comes to fish finders today. How do you know which one to get? It comes down to understanding the differences between the different types available on the market. This is of course in conjunction with quality on each band.

The measurements of reflected pulses are displayed on fish finders, thereby allowing the fishermen to interpret data and to locate underwater debris, fish and the water depth.

Working of a fish finder

Fish finders are an important tool for anglers, whether fishing tournaments or sport. These instruments send a sonar signal beneath the water, which then bounces back off fish and other objects present under the surface. This signal that comes back will alert and notify whether a school of fish is present, the current depth and other information, even water tempture on some models.

The best fish finders come full of latest technologies and patterns that include high definition color screens, with features like sonar imaging and customized mapping.

Portable fish finders are also available that have GPS facilities as well.

Choosing the best fish finder

To choose a suitable fish finder, one needs to consider the unit type and specifications like:

  • Whether it needs GPS and a boat wide network
  • The size of the footprint of a fish finder
  • The image size of the display
  • Power requirement needed for transmission
  • Best frequencies that will work in the environment like coastal, inland or deep-water.
Photo by: marineelectronicshq.com

Photo by: marineelectronicshq.com

Make a choice

Mostly three fish finder choices are there, which include:

  1. Standalone fish finder
  2. Combo fish finder
  3. Network fish finder

Below mentioned are some of the reasons to choose among them:

  • Standalone fish finder- As the name suggests, it performs no other function apart from its major task. It helps us to see what is there below the surface. These dedicated fish finders give the best performance and biggest display for the least costal environment. These are preferred when the size of the boat is small or particularly for fishing small inland lakes on a limited budget and lower costs.
  • Combination fish finder/chart plotter- In the case of a middle sized boat, combo units are the best options to choose from. These include a combo of GPS for navigation, a big split screen etc. A chart plotter can be turned into combo units with the introduction of transducer in between them.
  • Networked system- All the major suppliers supply fully networked system that supports a wide range of information sources that involves radar, raster, video, vector charts and XM satellite radio.

Most of them allow Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and can even be controlled from iPhone or android phones. They are greatly used in case of a medium sized or big vessels having capabilities that increase every year.

To select power and frequency range

The power or the strength of a fish finder is expressed in root mean square. Power is directly proportional to the quality that can be seen in slit-laden water that helps to see up to greater depths. A 500 watt fish finder comprises of a plenty of power for most of the coastal applications.

Fish finders can be operated using a single frequency, dual frequencies or a multi frequency transducer system.

In general, a higher frequency gives the finest resolution with the least background noise and the best view from a faster moving boat.

Style and Shape of a fish finder

Fish finders are available in various sizes and shapes, such as:

  • In-hull: These types of shapes are glued inside of the hull through silicone.
  • Trolling motor: Permanently installed inside of trolling motor are present in of the most popular fish finders.
  • Thu-hull: It provides the best quality signals, but most of us face challenges to install this style. It consists of temperature and depth sensors along with a speed paddle wheel.

I hope the above tips helps you in selecting the fish finder that works perfect for you.