Rural System, Inc., a systems-based land-management enterprise, has just released the Bag ‘n’ Brag app for social hunters. Bag ‘n’ Brag allows hunters to share details of their bags with friends and family. This free app is now available on iTunes and Google Play.
Bag ‘n’ Brag lets users record their White-tailed deer hunts, upload and share pictures, and connect with Facebook and Twitter with the #bagnbrag hashtag. Bag ‘n’ Brag also features a built-in weight calculator, allowing hunters to simply enter a girth measurement to estimate their bag’s weight. The upgrade Bag ‘n’ Brag Pro is coming soon, and includes the options to track hunting stats and to develop a Trophy Case of the best bags.
“Bag ‘n’ Brag’s ranking system is based on standard facts about a bag, giving hunters an impartial means of comparing kills.”
The inspiration for Bag ‘n’ Brag struck the Rural System team as they were discussing “deer tape.” Deer tape is a basic ecological tool used by wildlife managers to estimate a deer’s weight. It allows a hunter or manager to measure the girth of the deer’s chest and, using a mathematical formula, estimate the deer’s live weight.
“Such a tool is extremely useful because carcasses are often dressed in the field making it hard, if not impossible, to get an accurate weight later,” explains Risa Pesapane, M.S., Bag ‘n’ Brag’s designer.
The team decided deer tape could be easily incorporated into a scoring system for recording and sharing hunting success. Bag ‘n’ Brag has since expanded to allow users to collect other useful data about their hunt as well as personal statistics.
“We’re excited to offer hunters an on-the-go, social way for hunters to learn how their bag measures up to other kills. Bag ‘n’ Brag’s ranking system is based on standard facts about a bag, giving hunters an impartial means of comparing kills,” says Dr. Robert H. Giles Jr., Rural System’s founder.
Bag ‘n’ Brag is available now for White-tailed deer hunters in anticipation of the upcoming fall hunting season.
For information on upcoming White-tailed deer hunting seasons and regulations for Virginia and other states, visit this page.
About Bag ‘n’ Brag
Bag ‘n’ Brag (TM) is a product of Rural System, Inc. Bag ‘n’ Brag was developed by Vision Point Systems and published by Handshake Media, Incorporated. The concept originated with Rural System founder Robert H. Giles, Jr. The functionality, original graphics and user experience of Bag ‘n’ Brag were designed by Risa Pesapane.
For more information, please see www.bagnbrag.com.
About Vision Point Systems
Vision Point Systems is a creative, expert technology and engineering firm driven by intense customer service focus, rigorous process management, and an unwavering determination that solves customers’ most difficult problems resulting in strong, long-lasting business relationships.
For more information, please see www.visionpointsystems.com.
About Handshake Media
Handshake Media, Incorporated is a communications technology company specializing in public relations services and mobile technologies to generate market awareness and market action for its business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients. Handshake Media, Incorporated is based in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, and is a member of VT KnowledgeWorks.
For more information, please see www.handshake20.com.
About Rural System
Rural System, Incorporated is a land management enterprise with a vision to improve the social, economic, and environmental health of regions through optimal use of resources. It proposes for-profit, citizen-owned entities of multiple, small, natural resource-related enterprises generated for each region through systems-based prescriptive software using GIS analysis of site-specific traits.