Hot Gear: Cut Scouting Time in Half with OnXMaps

Everyone understands that a successful hunt is often the result of good scouting and preparation. But that all takes times which is usually at a premium. Let technology help. Save time by downloading the HUNT App to a smartphone or tablet and scouting potential hunting spots quickly and efficiently from home.

A before-and-after comparison of maps with the OnXMaps technology that provides more information for your traveling and hunting.

A before-and-after comparison of maps with the OnXMaps technology that provides more information for your traveling and hunting.

Save the maps, and any markups you’ve added, to your smartphone or tablet and take it into the field with you. With the GPS already built-in to your phone and with the maps on the HUNT App, you’ll also always know your location relative to public and private property boundaries, and can easily view land owner names and hunting district boundaries. State-specific HUNT Apps are available for purchase at for $29.99, and a free 7-day trial is available to download on both iOS App and Google Play stores.

“Many people don’t realize that the GPS on a smartphone does not need to be in cell range to work. It’s satellite,” said Matt Seidel, onXmaps HUNT Product Manager. “You can study maps and look at access points and review public versus private and hunting district boundaries all from home, and then simply save the maps on your phone and take your phone to the woods with you and have all the data at your fingertips.”

onXmaps HUNT App features:

Layers  (all savable for offline use and multiple layers can be on at the same time)
— Government and public lands
— Landowner names with property boundaries
— Possible Access Lands (PALs) – BMAs, Access Yes!, Timber Company, etc. (varies state to state)
— Hunting Areas – general species and state specific

— World Imagery
— Topo
— Aerial Imagery
— Imagery + Topo
— Topo + Trails
— OpenStreetMap
— World Topo
— World Streets
— USA Topo Maps
— Ocean BaseMap
— Gray Canvas

— Custom HUNT Waypoints
Photo Waypoints
— Text
— Point
— Line & Polygon

Sync to Devices
— Markups
— External Mapping Files (KML and XML)

— Measure Line
— Measure Area

Searchable Landowner Names, Latitude and Longitude, and more

Field Mode Functionality
— Automatically loads saved cached maps for offline use
— Saves on battery life

In-App Video Tutorials

Device requirements:
— Minimum of Android version 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) on Android device
— Minimum of iOS system 5.0 on iOS devices 3rd Generation and higher


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