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Where to find OR Maps?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Joe13, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I think of myself as fairly tech savy but I'm having the darnedest time finding a map for my hunt in OR this year (found maps for my WA hunt at sportsmans).

    I called sportsmans in bend and was told that they don't carry local forestry maps.

    I have found every manner of downloadable maps (not sure if they can just be taken to a print shop and printed) but can not find a place to just order a map of the area (se bend - Evan Wells Quad on the forestry site).

    If someone has a quick fix that isn't an exorbitant cost, then that would be a huge help.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The online source for the 7.5 minute quad is store.usgs.gov. PDF download is free, outdated maps are $8. A PDF printout on Legal paper works nicely for some quads.

    For hunting, I find the Big Sky (Ram) Unit maps good if they cover your unit. Unlike most public USFS maps, they include topography and better road detail. Green Trails maps are nice but only cover the Pacific Crest trail region.
     
  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Great Thanks!
     
  4. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp oregon Active Member

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    156256Hunter Fairview-ish Active Member

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    That's strange the Bend Sportsmans doesn't have the GMU (Game Mgt Unit) maps. The one in Clackamas/Johnson Creek does.
     
  6. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    At a store called Nature of the Northwest located downtown Portland! Oregon Department of Geology. Selected topographic geologic maps of Oregon and Washington. Has every National Forest map and most Ranger District maps. The RD maps are the most reliable road detail Ive used and include topo lines.

    You can also order from them on line, but if your not familiar with what you want its hard to see what your buying as there is no map preview. http://www.naturenw.org/qs3/products.php?catid=3&category=Maps
    What also makes it confusing is they changed some of the names of the Oregon National Forest maps.... so if your looking for the Willamette National Forest map it is now called "Willamette Cascades"... Siuslaw National Forest map is now called "Oregon Central Coast". The Mt Hood NF map says it includes the Willamette NF map is BS too, just FYI it doesnt.
     
  7. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  8. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Koda
    Thanks for the find. Hillmap bookmark will be in my camping folder.
     
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  10. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sportsmans hillsboro has Oregon game unit maps. Which unit you looking for?
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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  12. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Paulina I think it's called. Or Deschutes Nat. forest - I'm not sure what the unit number is / it's not my tag so I'm just going off what the guy I'm going with told me.
     
  13. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Shoot i may be hunting with you after all . or at least in the same neck of the woods.

    I would have to stop by your camp to argue how the 30.06 is a better all around hunting round but i'll be hunting with my .308 o_O
     
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  14. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ha, nice;).

    If you see a guy out there without a rifle, it could be me lol.
     
  15. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    If you see a guy dragging a deer out of the woods, it could be me.
     
  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ditto on the Metskers! Used them for years.