Here at Backroad Mapbooks, the spring hunt is an exciting time to get out and explore the backcountry of Canada. While many of us have our tried and tested go-to hunting spots where we know every backroad, bluff and cut block by heart, it can be just as fun to get out and discover someplace new – there is certainly no shortage of land to explore in our beautiful country. Wherever we are headed, one of our favourite navigating tools for hunting is a BRMB TOPO map. Here are a few reasons why.
Our large-format topographic maps are available for any part of the country that is covered by our Backroad Mapbooks, including endless wilderness and backcountry areas. With over 1,500 maps to choose from, you can find the exact area where you plan to hunt, whether it is for wild turkeys in BC, spring bear hunting in Ontario moose found deep in the forests and swamps of Newfoundland.
Large Format and Durable
Printed on 34″ x 46.25″ paper, these maps are BIG, lightweight and easy to read. With map scales starting at 1:50,000, our industry-leading shaded relief and contour lines are even clearer than they appear in our Backroad Mapbooks. The BRMB TOPO maps can be printed on regular paper and, new as of 2019, on a more durable, waterproof paper. These maps can come folded so they easily fit in your pocket or backpack as well as flat so you can hang them on the cottage wall or lay them on the kitchen table to help plan your outing.
Clearly Labelled Hunting Zones
Our TOPO maps have clearly defined Hunting or Wildlife Management Zones for each province. These include Wildlife Management Units (WMU) in Alberta, BC and Ontario, Wildlife Management Zones (WMZ) in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, Game Hunting Areas (GHA) in Manitoba, Caribou and Moose Management Areas (CMA, MMA) in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Deer and Moose Management Zones (DMZ, MMZ) in Nova Scotia. So wherever you are hunting, you know exactly which region or unit you are hunting in. Since rules and seasons can change from one Unit, Zone or Area to the next, knowing what zone you are in and checking the corresponding regulations should lead to a hassle-free hunt.
Adding to the mix are Crown Land and/or private land areas in most provinces (BC, Northern Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia). We also show non-hunting areas like national and provincial parks, ecological reserves, protected areas, First Nations reserves and more.
Endless Road Networks
From highways to rural roads, logging roads and even deactivated roads, we have you covered when it comes to accessing that hard-to-reach hunting spot. We know that the best hunting areas are usually found deep in the bush, which is why our TOPO Maps feature the most extensive road coverage of any recreation or topographic map available on the market.
Tons of Trails
To get you even closer to that trophy animal, our TOPO maps contain thousands of kilometres of hiking, ATVing and snowmobiling trails, as well as paddling routes complete with portages and clearly marked trailheads. Whether you are stalking a cougar or setting up a bird blind, these maps will get you exactly where you need to go.
Points of Interest
Looking to turn your day of hunting into an overnight adventure? Our TOPO maps have clearly marked campsites and recreation sites, so you can find the perfect place to base camp for another day in the backcountry. We also mark boat launches, scenic viewpoints, waterfalls and other natural and manmade features, so you know exactly what to expect from an area, even if you have never hunted there before.
Our TOPO maps are also available for downloading onto your mobile device through the Avenza Maps, Locus Map, Topo Maps+ and ViewRanger mapping apps, giving you all the details of our award-winning topographic maps PLUS handy tools like GPS tracking, adding waypoints, zooming into land features and more. To learn more about our mobile TOPO maps, check out this link.
Of course, there is only so much we can write about our TOPO maps. To truly appreciate all that these industry-leading maps bring to the table, get your hands on a map of your own – you can easily order one from our website. Simply choose your province, mapbook region and the specific area, and you’re good to go.
Limited Entry Hunting
In addition to our regular TOPO Maps, we now offer BC Limited Entry Hunting maps. The current LEH boundaries in BC can be added to any BRMB Topo map for an additional fee. We can also create custom hunting Topo Maps in all provinces covering the entire WMU or GHA area, or even the particular hot spot you want to explore. To order a custom hunting Topo Map, email firstname.lastname@example.org.