Welcome to the Big Game Logic app, the ultimate scouting tool for whitetail deer hunting. We built this app to compliment the features of our website so that you can update your camp information from the field. Using the GPS on the phone, you can locate and plot stands, trail cams, deer sign and sightings right from the field. No other app allows you to manage every aspect of your camp right in the palm of your hand. This is just the start, we are constantly upgrading the app to keep it up to date with ideas of our ever changing website.

  Our app was built to compliment the website. Every time an icon, sighting or feature is added to the app, it is saved on the phone. If you currently have internet/3G/4G access, the data will immediately push to the website. If you don’t have internet access, then the data is saved and will be pushed when you do have access. If you add data and you don’t immediately see it on the site or ap, it’s because you don’t have the access to update. As soon as you get in range, you will see the information you have added.

  If you are new to Big Game Logic and had to register, then you will now also be registered to the website. Anything you add to the app will be available on www.BigGameLogic.com.

Here is the walkthrough of our BGL app to help assist you guys in the field. If you have any feedback, please use the contact feature on the app. We are always up to the task of using your feedback to make this more useful.

BGL App Main Screen

You have three options on this screen. My Wall, Camps, and Trophy Room.

My Wall will take you to your social summary which is a summary of all activity on your wall from the website. Each time someone in your camps or a friend updates a sighting, adds a photo, or posts on your wall, you can view that here. As of right now, you can’t post or reply on your wall but this feature will be added at a later upgrade

Camps will display all the camps you have created on the Big Game Logic website or on the app. You can also create a new camp from this page. This is explained in another section

Trophy Room is a summary of all the trophies you have accumulated in all your camps. The features on the trophy room will be explained in another section


Deer Sign

We are now on the Deer Sign entry screen. You can see that the current date and time is the default. To change the date and time that you found this activity you just simply click on the field and choose the correct data.

Once you have set the date and time, click on type to determine the type of sign you are noting. You have three options: Shed, Rub, and Scrape.

You can either use the current location which will use the GPS coordinates from the phone or you can place at any location on your map.
Sometimes you might want to update your map when you don’t have access to your computer. We allow you to do this on the phone. Just simply tap on the User Current Location to toggle the GPS off and Click the Map button that pops up. This will take you to your camp map. Just simply locate the area of the sign and tap on the phone. Click done to take you back to the Deer Sign screen. When you are done, click save.

NOTE: Remember that this app is used to communicate with the website. If you do not have any internet access, you can still load the data using the GPS location. If you used the current location, your information will be saved on the phone and pushed to the website when you do have access. Once the website is updated, you app data will be synced on the map. If you don’t see the data saved immediately on the map, please be patient as it will load when you have access.



Add Items Menu

Here we have the screen to add items to your camp. This is similar to the Add/Edit Items on the BGL website.

At the top are the coordinates for your current location.

Below the coordinates you have the options for editing your camp. They include Sighting, Food Plot, Trail Cam, Harvest, Tree Stand, and Deer Sign.
Sighting will take you to the screen to add a deer sighting using a photo or just a plain field observation.

Food plot allows you to add and view food plot information.

Trail Cam allows you to add a trail cam icon to the camp map

Harvest is used to enter a deer kill. You can tag a notable deer, use a photo, and enter a buck’s score to add to your trophy room

Tree Stand will take you to the screen to add a tree stand

Deer Sign is used to locate and track deer activity such as sheds, scrapes and rubs

 

 


Add Tree Stand

This the Add Tree Stand screen. From here you can add a stand to your camp map.

Tap on the name text box to name your tree stand.

Tap on type to choose from a list of tree stands. (ie hanging, permanent etc…)

Tap on brand to choose from a pre populated list of the most popular tree stands. If you don’t see your stand, just choose other.

Sometimes you might want to update your map when you don’t have access to your computer. We allow you to do this on the phone. Just simply tap on the User Current Location to toggle the GPS off and Click the Map button that pops up. This will take you to your camp map. Just simply locate the area of the tree stand and tap on the phone. Click done to take you back to the Add Tree Stand screen. When you are done, click save.

NOTE: Remember that this app is used to communicate with the website. If you do not have any internet access, you can still load the data using the GPS location. If you used the current location, your information will be saved on the phone and pushed to the website when you do have access. Once the website is updated, you app data will be synced on the map. If you don’t see the data saved immediately on the map, please be patient as it will load when you have access.



 Camp Map

On the camp map you will find a lot of features and I will go through each one. There are a couple features that I would like to mention on the map separate from the icons and functions. On the top right you have the wind vain showing the direction of the wind. On the very top you have the current weather conditions for your camp location. Both of these can be toggled on and off to make more room on the camp map. You will also see all your icons on the map. Each of the different features has its own icon. These are pretty obvious so I will spare you the time to go over each one. The food plot is outline in the green border and has the food plot icon in the center. Past sightings will be shown using the heat signature as it is on the website. By tapping on the icon, the information for that icon will be displayed. This includes the name and GPS coordinates of the icon. Food plots and trail cams have additional features. All icons on the map can be toggled on or off by clicking on the “peel back” icon on the bottom right. This is useful if you have too many features on the map and only want to display certain icons.

In Summary:
Food Plots: Shown in the green shaded areas. Click on the icon to bring up name and coordinates. Tap on label to bring up food plot data. Data includes food plot name, crops and their information, maintenance log and it’s information, and any photos that you have saved. Click on the red X to delete

Tree Stands: Shown as a tripod icon. Tap to display name and coordinates. Click the red X to delete.

Trail Cams: Shown as a camera icon. Tap to display name and coordinates. Tap on label to bring up all photos loaded to that camera. Tap on the picture to show the zoomable photo. This is basically the album for the trail cam. Tap the red X to delete

Deer Sign: Has a different icon for each type of activity. Shed shows an icon of an antler. Rub shows an icon of a buck rubbing a tree. Scrape is an icon of a tree branch and scrape ground underneath. Tap to show coordinates. Tap the red X to delete.

Here is a breakdown of each of the icons at the bottom of the screen with it’s functionality.
Journal Entry – Tap this icon to journal your hunt or to add notes for the day. This is the same feature as on the website. This will not be used as a sighting or observation. These are just notes or memories of your hunt. This will be pushed to the site. Any data that you have previously entered on the website will also be shown on the app

Post on Camp Wall – This allows you update your camp members while on the field. You will be able to enter any notes or text that will automatically load to your camp wall on the website. For example, you can write “In corner stand waiting for a big buck” and your friends at work can view that on the camp wall.

Photo Album – This is currently under construction. When available, you will be able to view and create photo albums for your camp. This will also feed from and update the website camp.

Food Plot – Tap this icon to list all the food plots on your camp. Tap on the particular food plot to view the information on that plot

Add Deer Items – This icon will take you to the meat of the sight. This is where you will enter a food plot, tree stand, trail cam, sighting, harvest and deer sign

Trophy Room – This will display all your trophies for this particular camp.


Camp List and New Camp Option

When you click on camps, it will take you to a screen with the list of camps as seen on the screen shot. Just tap on the camp you want to enter. On the top right, you will see the option to add a camp. This will be how you add new camps. This will be explained in another area. Any camp that you have created on the website will be brought over to your app. Any camp that you create on the app will be brought over to the website. Remember, the app communicates to the website anytime you have access to the internet.

When you tap on the new camp option on the camp list, you will be re-directed to a web page that is a part of the parent website Big Game Logic. You must have interest/3G/4G access to create a camp or it won’t save. The first screen is where you enter your camp name and a description. Camp name is required but the description field is optional. Click on next and you will be taken to the next camp creation screen. If you have a Facebook page or another website for your camp, you can enter that here, but it’s optional. Just click next and you will be taken to another screen. Just click next and you will be taken to the location screen. Fill out the information for your location and click Finish. This will then take you back to the app and to a location on the map. By default, it will take you to somewhere in Nebraska. Navigate around on the map using the typical Google Map features until you find your exact location. Once you find your exact camp area and have the exact zoom level, tap and hold for one second to place a pin at one point on your camp boundary. Repeat this step all the way around the border of your camp until the outline has captured your entire camp. Make sure that you go in a counter clockwise or clockwise order. If you go out of order your border will be misplaced and you will have to either delete pins or tap on remove all. Once you have your desired boundary set, click save to finish. This will take you back to your camp list. To view your camp, tap on the camp from the list. If your camp zoom level shows the entire North American content, kindly click back and re-enter the camp. Sometimes it takes a moment to communicate this update to the website and then back to the app.
To Delete a pin that has been misplace, tap on the pin that you want to remove and it will be deleted.
If you have really misplaced your border, you can click on remove all to start over. 

For a better understanding, click on Help.


Adding a Food Plot

To add a food plot:

Enter the name of the food plot to help identify the plot

Tap on soil type to choose from a list

Tap on drainage to choose from a list

Now navigate and locate the area on the map where you want to mark the food plot. Tap to enter a pin at a point on the boundary.

Now repeat around the edges of the food plot until the line for the border is around your food plot. Click Submit.

This will now push the update to the website.

NOTE: Remember that this app is used to communicate with the website. If you do not have any internet access, you can still load the data using the GPS location. If you used the current location, your information will be saved on the phone and pushed to the website when you do have access. Once the website is updated, you app data will be synced on the map. If you don’t see the data saved immediately on the map, please be patient as it will load when you have access.

 

 


 

Peel Back Option on Map

 

 

When you tap on the peel back icon the camp map you will be taken a screen with a bunch of toggle buttons. Each one of these toggle buttons will allow you to remove certain icons on the map. This is useful if you just want to focus on one or two types of icons on the map. Toggling a icon to off will remove it’s view from the map. You can also choose to use different types of maps.
To go back to the map, just tap on the peeled back portion of the map.

 

 

 

 


 

Trail Camera


Use this screen to add a trail camera to the camp map.

Tap on the name field to enter a name for this specific camera location

Tap on the brand field to select from a list of popular trail camera brands

Tap on the model field if you want to be specific as to what model of camera you have at that location

Sometimes you might want to update your map when you don’t have access to your computer. We allow you to do this on the phone. Just simply tap on the User Current Location to toggle the GPS off and Click the Map button that pops up. This will take you to your camp map. Just simply locate the area of the trail camera and tap on the phone. Click done to take you back to the Add Trail Cam screen. When you are done, click save.

If you have any images saved to a trail camera from the Big Game Logic website, you can view them on your iPhone. Just click on the trail cam from your camp map that has the images. This will display all the images that you have saved as a sighting for that camera. Tap on a particular photo if you want to see a zoom able photo.

NOTE: Remember that this app is used to communicate with the website. If you do not have any internet access, you can still load the data using the GPS location. If you used the current location, your information will be saved on the phone and pushed to the website when you do have access. Once the website is updated, you app data will be synced on the map. If you don’t see the data saved immediately on the map, please be patient as it will load when you have access.


Adding Sightings

To add a sighting:
You can either add a sighting by just noting an observation or actually using a photo taken from your iPhone.

 To add the observation, the sighting will default by choosing the current date and time. To change, just tap on the field to bring up a list to choose from. Once you have set the date, you must choose the rut phase. Tap on the Rut Phase field to bring up a list of the different phases. Use your best judgement to choose the rut phase.

 If the observation you are reporting was that of a trophy/notable you are following, tap on the notable field to tag the observation. This will be used to help track the movement for that notable

On the second screen shot, you will see the last two fields. Here you enter the number of bucks and doe you had observed. Just tap on the field to choose the data from the list

Sometimes you might want to update your map when you don’t have access to your computer. We allow you to do this on the phone. Just simply tap on the User Current Location to toggle the GPS off and Click the Map button that pops up. This will take you to your camp map. Just simply locate the area of the sighting and tap on the phone.

Click done to take you back to the Sighting screen. When you are done, click save.
To add a sighting using a photo, simply tap on the choose file button. You can either use an existing photo or take a new one. The new photo will use the current date and time. If you choose an existing photo, the date and time stamp from the photo will be used. Once you have selected the photo, follow the previous steps to finish the sighting setup.

Sometimes you might want to update your map when you don’t have access to your computer. We allow you to do this on the phone. Just simply tap on the User Current Location to toggle the GPS off and Click the Map button that pops up. This will take you to your camp map. Just simply locate the area of the trail camera and tap on the phone. Click done to take you back to the Add Sighting screen. When you are done, click save.

NOTE: Remember that this app is used to communicate with the website. If you do not have any internet access, you can still load the data using the GPS location. If you used the current location, your information will be saved on the phone and pushed to the website when you do have access. Once the website is updated, you app data will be synced on the map. If you don’t see the data saved immediately on the map, please be patient as it will load when you have access.

 


Adding a Harvest

To add a Harvest:
You can either add a harvest by just noting an observation or actually using a photo taken from your iPhone.
To add the observation, the harvest will default by choosing the current date and time. To change, just tap on the field to bring up a list to choose from. Once you have set the date click next to go to the next screen.
Next you must choose a sex or notable. Tap on the Notable/Sex field to choose from a list. If you just tagged a trophy you have been tracking, scroll through the list until you find the notable and tap. If this was a random deer that you haven’t been tracking, tap the notable/sex field and choose either buck or doe depending on what sex your harvest was.
Next choose the sex
Then choose the method
Now click Next. If it was a buck you have harvested, you can enter your score here. You can leave this blank or partially fill this out if you haven’t had time to score the buck. You can always go back to the website to update and edit the score.
Click save. This trophy will now be saved to your camp trophy room and your overall trophy room.
To add a harvest using a photo, simply tap on the choose file button. You can either use an existing photo or take a new one. The new photo will use the current date and time. If you choose an existing photo, the date and time stamp from the photo will be used. Once you have selected the photo, follow the previous steps to finish the harvest setup.
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