GPS for hunting
Knowing where your dog is has never been easier!
In this category, we have collected a collection of quality and convenient GPS for hunting dogs. Having a GPS strap allows you to know where your helper is, even if you can't see them in the woods. Whether you are hunting for birds or wild boar, a dog tracking system is extremely useful. Choose waterproof collars with a GPS tracker or GPS with Bluetooth that will help you locate your dog with ease while chasing game. Here you will also find satellite training collars for dogs, as well as accessories for the batteries of the devices.
TR-Dog® Dog Collar Device30678 EUR 24542 EUR
TR Dog Tracking and Training Device Houndmate 100/R5071581 EUR 61355 EUR
TEK SERIES 2.0 ADD-A-DOG® GPS COLLAR32972 EUR 45096 EUR
TEK SERIES 1.5 GPS TRACKING SYSTEM79500 EUR 68354 EUR
TEK SERIES 1.5 GPS TRACKING + E-COLLAR SYSTEM88856 EUR
Any hunter who works with a hunting dog on a stand knows the importance of today's dog GPS tracker. Having a GPS tracker means having the perfect tool to communicate with your sidekick, even when it's far ahead of you. Read how to operate the device and what we offer at Favia Hunting Store.
GPS tracker - the story
From the time that training the hunting dog working a stand when hunting ground birds began, hunters have been able to understand that when hunting in congested areas, there must be something to indicate that the dog is on a stand. And so, the first primitive GPS tracker for a dog turned out to be the bell. When the dog moves in congested sections, the bell makes a steady sound, and when the sound stops, the hunter realizes that the dog has stopped in front of the game. At the time, they preferred dogs working at closer range, so the bell did a good enough job for its time.
Later, an audible notification device, the so-called beeper, appeared. It has the option of announcing the location of the search dog at intervals with an audible signal. When the dog stops in front of the game, the beeper produces a steady melody without pause, which may be the same one we have with pause, or another, depending on the device.
As technology advances, an advanced beeper one has emerged that is equipped with a remote control. This allows us to completely control the sound we choose, and the vibration and sound of the remote gives us a signal when the dog is on stand. It is these devices that gave the idea for the making of today's GPS tracker.
What is a GPS tracker
A GPS tracker is a device that gives us information about a dog's location and movements within a radius of 20 km. When we have it, we can afford to work with dogs at a greater distance and work outside the sound barrier of the bells, which is no more than 30 m.
On the screen of each GPS tracker you will see all the information about the direction and distance to the dog's location, as well as whether the dog is moving or on stand. Modern TEC2 systems are now fitted with a voice notification that the dog is on a stand, also telling you the distance to the location in meters.
Application of the GPS tracker for hunting ground birds
A GPS tracker may be your most indispensable assistant when hunting ground birds, after the dog, of course. The main purpose of the systems, which have become increasingly popular over the last 15-20 years, is to be an essential accessory when hunting snipe, pheasant, partridge and other ground bird species. The GPS tracker is a tool that informs you exactly where your helper is at any given moment. The vibration or beep indicates exactly where the dog is on stand. With a GPS tracker, you get the ability to see at any moment at what distance the dog is and what part of the area it has searched. A good hunting dog should search 80% of the hunting area. There are different types of GPS tracker on the market and they all have identical functions, but with the TEK 1,1.5 and 2 dog GPS tracker we can observe when the dog cheats the game (culling). The display indication on your GPS tracker will be an arrow when moving and a circle when standing. When they alternate, it means that the dog is not blocking the game or that the game is on the move.
Applications of a GPS tracker in congested areas
The other application of the GPS tracker is when chasing game from dense areas (forest, bushes, reeds). In such cases it is convenient to have a GPS tracker for a hound dog. When the dog chases the game, thanks to the GPS tracker we can track it at a distance of up to 20 km. When the dog holds or finds a big game (mostly pigs) and barks on the spot, our GPS tracker signals us that the dog barks on the spot. On the screen of our dog GPS tracker we will see both the direction and the distance to the dog. The GPS tracker is primarily used by so-called chasers.
Calibration of the GPS tracker
In the case of the TEC models 1,5 and 2 GPS tracker, the device must be calibrated before each outing. You will see on your GPS tracker an integrated circuit that shows 3 circles. When rotating our GPS tracker, we calibrate these 3 points so that they stand in a line. When we do this, we wait 3 to 5 seconds until we hear a beep. It is proof that our GPS tracker is calibrated. Then in the home panel of our GPS tracker we will see the distance between us and the dog correctly.
This is done whenever possible whenever we go out hunting, because usually any GPS tracker is uncalibrated and may give us the opposite direction. It is therefore advisable to always check the calibration option after switching on the device.
This is done by going into the menu of the respective GPS tracker and going to the compass option. Then, with the joystick arrow on our GPS tracker, we go to the right. There we have 3 options, the last one being calibration. Again, with the joystick, we move to the right and we go to the calibration integrated circuit on the GPS tracker. Those 3 circles we described above should be in a line. This way our GPS tracker will work correctly every time.
How to work comfortably with a GPS tracker
When working with a GPS tracker, it is advisable to wear an outer garment (hunting vest). It should be of signal colors and have convenient pockets for carrying the device. We recommend that you choose outerwear models with large pockets so that it is easy to put on and take off your GPS tracker.
GPS tracker from "Favia"
In the hunting shop "Favia" you will find selected models of GPS tracker of popular manufacturers. All of them are of proven high quality. You can also get waterproof caches with GPS tracker or GPS tracker with bluetooth, which will be useful to you. You can also add satellite dog training collars to the GPS tracker kit, as well as accessories for the batteries of the devices.