Don't spend a whole weekend on a state fish and game website filtering through all the draw odds and harvest data to try
to find the best hunting land to apply for. Find the hunting unit that is right for you in LESS THAN 30 MINUTES using a color coded
map that ranks each unit according to trophy potential and hunter success.
- State maps of game management units that are ranked using a cold-hot color scheme.
- Visually see which hunting units have the highest harvest success and trophy potential.
- View each unit's harvest statistics and B&C record book statistics in simplified tables when you select the unit on the map. (Easily compare different units)
- Understanding the State Drawing and Point System
- Application Costs, Tag Costs, & Non-Refundable Costs
Partial Screen Shot of a Google Earth Map of Idaho Elk Hunting Areas:
Look at how easy it is to pick out the 'Hot Spots' for Trophy Potential and Harvest Success. (The area color represents the Trophy Potential
and the marker color represents the Harvest Success). Also, check out how simple it is to compare the harvest & draw statistics between each area
that you can apply for.
Find Trophy Hunting Areas by Browsing the Interactive Map for Trophy Potential and Hunter Success 'Hot Spots'
The whole idea behind KMLers' maps is to allow hunters that are looking into new hunting areas to be able to quickly
narrow their search to a few areas that have the best potential for meeting their hunting goals. The hunter will then be able to
easily compare these areas by looking at the most useful statistics right on the map. To accomplish this, the areas are color
coded from Cold to Hot for hunters to be able to quickly and easily
determine which areas have the highest trophy potential and the highest hunter success. The areas have been ranked
from very high, to high, to medium, to low based on the actual numbers provided by the state fish and game department.
Next, these numbers were crunched and attached to the maps in tabular form, which allows for easy comparison of the most
Add another Powerful Weapon to your Scouting Arsenal
KMLers.com has Virtual Earth / Google Earth maps of hunting area boundaries and the corrsponding harvest, draw, & trophy potential statistics for each big game
management unit. Each state map is specific to a certain species of big game and a certain method of take, so there is no filtering through unwanted data and
information. Simply pick what, where, & how, and you'll get a map with information specific to how you hunt. These maps can be used to help you find and compare
places to hunt and determine which areas are suitable to meet your individual
hunting goals. Whether you are looking to bag a record book big game animal, or just wanting to harvest a mature animal, KMLer's maps rank each
area using a color coded map & provide a breakdown of all of the most meaningful hunting statistics for each hunting unit. With KMLers.com you can
easily visualize your next successful hunt using our "Hot Spots" method for finding great hunting areas.
How the Big Game Hunting Statistics Map can help me:
Each map can help you understand which hunting area is right for your hunt within minutes by comparing all areas in the state right on an ineractive
map, right on your computer screen. The hunting units are color coded from Cold to Hot based on their trophy potential & harvest success,
so the best area for you can be determined in a matter of minutes. Once you have an idea of where you want to hunt, you can then select the unit to view
the most important statistical numbers that you need to know to make an educated decision about which area would best fit your hunting goals (Check out
the Screenshot of the Pop-Up Window Below). Once you have narrowed your search to a few units, then you can go to the state's website and begin to do
extensive research on where and when you should hunt.
Map Basics - Visualize your next trophy hunt!
We have analyed each state's hunting statistics and rated each hunting area using a 'Hot Spots' 'Cold Spots' coloring scheme. The area color is a rating for
trophy potential, and the hunting area marker color is a rating for hunter success. Red is a hot spot, which represents very high trophy potential or a success rate
of 75% or above. The colors then cool off as trophy potential / hunter success decreases (Red to Orange to Yellow to Green to Blue). Look for the hot spots!
If you are looking for a mature animal or a record book animal, compare the statistics for the hunt areas colored in orange or red. If you are looking to just
harvest an animal, you will want to mainly consider the color of the placemark icon. Look for
red, orange, or maybe even yellow areas for higher hunter success rates.
Using Google Earth to Find Public Hunting Land
Once you have narrowed down the search to a few of the best hunting locations, you can then use various google earth layers to help you find
public land, access points, trails, bedding areas, game travel routes, and other helpful information. Check out the screenshot of the map below:
For more information, see the Google Scouting page.
Understanding how the state drawings work
Each map also contains detailed information on the following (where applicable):
- how the state's drawing system works
- how to play the preference point or bonus point system & which system is set up in each state
- how the draw works with the bonus or preference points
- the number of preference points needed to draw
- License Costs
- Non-Refundable Costs to apply for tags
- Season Dates
Using the Trophy Hunting Stats Map
More Information on How to use the Map
New to Google Earth and Google Maps?
- Decide what type of animal you are looking for. Record Book or Bust! - OR -
A Respectable Mature Animal - OR - Just Wanna Get One
- Browse the map for 'Hot Spots'. Either look for Hot Spots for Trophy Potential (area color) or
for Harvest Success (marker color)
- Compare a few hunting areas by selecting the marker to view tables of Draw Odds, Harvest Statistics,
and Number of Trophy Animals
Check out the following links;
Google Earth v4.3 is necessary to use the kmz file that you can download using the link above.
Don't have Google Earth yet - Download the most powerful scouting tool for free NOW!
To view the maps in Earth be sure to go to the 'Tools' Menu, then select 'Options', and set the 'Labels/Icons size' to Small.
Turn off all other Layers by unchecking them in the 'Layers' menu on the left side of the screen. If the map doesn't display like the image shown on this webpage update to the newest
version of Google Earth and check the 'Graphics Mode' setting. Find more information about the graphics mode you should use at
Google Earth's Viewing Preferences and our Frequently Asked Questions. Mac user's must use the 'OpenGL' setting.
"In doing my research to choose which deer hunting unit of Wyoming to put in for I came across KMLers.com. I downloaded the Harvest Statistic Map of Wyoming. The information
on deer harvests, trophy potential, and draw odds was essential in choosing my hunt unit. The map is easy to read and saved me hours of work on the Wyoming Fish and Game site.
I highly recommend KMLers to all the avid hunters out there."
-Kyle Fry of Auburn, WA
"I was planning a hunting trip to Wyoming and used the color coded Antelope Any Weapon overlay map which visually identifies draw odds and harvest data for each Hunt Area.
This map was most helpful in selecting which hunting area to apply for because all the data is available in a visual format to help simplify the decision process. Thanks!"
-Jeff Lorge of Austin, TX
"I'm scouting a new area to hunt this year. Getting this data helped with my research on the limited license draw in Colorado. Thanks"
"The map is awesome. I will be in touch. Thank you."
-Brian Cooper of Green Brook, NJ