Hamfe6 - Best Phone mapping app in existence
Now I will add to my review, that after posting this initial review I received an email response instructing me how to perform a task I didn’t know was possible. And I noticed a newsletter email detailing the same information. It is obvious the OnX company is devoted to doing their best work. Thanks OnX, please never go away.
This app eliminates the necessity of a handheld unit for a lot of people. And the ability to share everything is tremendous. I can send tracks & waypoints to a guide who has never been to my ranch before and trust they’ll find their way. The OnX company constantly looks for ways to improve and innovate. I thank y’all very much for this. This app has allowed me to do my job more efficiently and to explain things to existing and new landowners more thoroughly. Thank you. My only request at this point is to have a desktop version. But I understand that’s not really what this app was built for. Anyhow thanks for the great product. Please keep up the good work. Seriously recommend for anyone wanting to setup a hunting ranch, or use for their own hunting or adventures.
VERY IMPORTANT! Some people believe Google Earth is better. I have used Google Earth for 14 years. I still am forced to use it for some of my work. However Hands down OnX has changed the game. GOOGLE EARTH’s app never works half as good and doesn’t have near as good location capability.
Crypnotique - Best Hunt Mapping App
The features available on OnX are better than any other hunting and mapping app I have used in the past. Excellent array of mapping layers to select from, even including NOAA nautical charts, logging and burn data and federal land. Very good property ownership data, though I wonder how often it is updated, as I have noticed some parcels that are currently labeled incorrectly just based on knowing the current owner. The vast selection of possible waypoint markers, the ability to track your movement and save the path, and the ability to share those data points with other users of the app is great. They recently updated the satellite imagery to more recent imagery, which has been helpful in many cases, but therein lies my only complaint I can think of at this time. I would like the ability to choose between a small number of satellite imagery layers from different dates to display the map in. I often use OnX to e-scout for waterfowl hunting and the satellite imagery from before the update was taken in the winter, allowing me to better see creeks and marshes which flow under tree canopies. The latest imagery makes it harder to see into those possible duck holes. The ability to switch between winter and summer imagery would be very beneficial for that purpose and many other hunting and angling pursuits. Overall, love the app and all of the available features.
Lee2476 - Great product, great customer support
I have been using the onXmaps program on my iPhone for over a year here in Montana. It has become an indispensable tool for me. As in many states, Montana can have some very confusing land ownership patterns. There are places where the fences and mix of private and public land are so confusing that I refused to hunt them. Now I can go there with confidence. I had an issue recently with my saved for offline use maps. It was probably my fault. Still, I couldn't resolve it so I contacted onXmaps support. Right away I got an email with step by step instructions for resolving the issue which worked. So, great product, great customer support. I have told everyone that I know about this great product. If you hike, fish, hunt, backpack, you should buy this.
Update: I have been an enthusiastic user of the hunt app for years now. The app just keeps getting better and my uses for it continue to expand. I and my hunting partners have used the app to scout new areas among many other uses. This last season, we hunted a private ranch that had been broken into units on which the public could hunt in limited numbers. Before we hunted there, we put the boundaries of the partitioned ranch on our offline maps. We hunted that place with confidence. This is a great product and a great company.
Hurleybird Johnson - Only needs one thing to be perfect
Absolutely wonderful when compared to all other apps in its market segment, and although 3D maps are becoming a thing I’ve found them to be very slow and not so useful (topo tells the same story and doesn’t lag like most 3D maps do; I still just use Google Earth if I want a quick look). The only thing I notice between all apps is a less-than-accurate trails layer, and this is across all of them. But I know that’s asking a lot. MVUM and local hiking trails maps are still your best bet for accurate info there. The onX Hunt is the best all-around and most reliable app of all, meaning when you go offline you don’t suddenly have issues with the layers not being there or things of that nature. The only thing it could improve on is a layer that shows springs/creeks/rivers. Would help narrow down a place quickly. To date, there isn’t a one-stop-shop when it comes to e-scouting, but onX is by far the closest thing to it. I still use onC and goHUNT and Google Earth, but all my Waypoints are saved using onX & it’s the one I use when in the backcountry. This is a rapidly-evolving market segment however, so we’ll see what 2022 brings to the table.
CDiAKing - Gratitude
I have been using OnX for several years, both as a scouting tool and as a live tracker/GPS in the field. As an app I have never been disappointed in its performance nor have I had any need to reach out to their support staff, which I hear is world class. This app has only ever been a powerhouse for me in times of need and I lean on it heavily.
OnX truly has become indispensable to any outdoors trip I do. The battery usage in offline mode is very reasonable, and the features they add with each update make it continue to improve on itself over time. It makes navigation in the dark significantly easier, has extremely detailed maps with customizable overlays and pins, locates your position with pinpoint accuracy, and you can take meticulous notes from every situation.
In fact, I consider it so important to my loadout that I also carry a sizable power bank to ensure that I can keep the GPS working, in case a trip takes a negative turn. I solo hunt often and OnX is my constant companion in the wild. I am glad to renew this service yearly as well as to support the team behind this incredibly useful app. Great product and thank you from a grateful customer.
Hunt&FishVA - Best hunt map app! Easy to use!
I’ve used a couple other apps in the recent past that were recommended by friends, but none of them were really user friendly or had all of the options that I was looking for. Then I found OnX. SO much easier to use than the other apps. It’s now my go-to-app when I’m at home looking at my maps or in the field marking game sign and scouting new areas for stands or blinds. I’m sold for life; OnX is perfect for my hunting map needs. Highly recommended!
**Update after 4 months of use**
The onX app continues to be one of the most useful hunting tools in my arsenal! I have completed mapping our 1200 acres of private hunting land using onX, including mapping all of the trails and marking locations of more than 110 tree stands. Throughout the process, I have learned more about the land that we hunt than I ever could’ve imagined. Thanks to onX, learning the (complete) lay of the land was so much easier than I thought it would be. I’ll definitely have the app open every time I go in the woods! Being able to share way points with friends has been super helpful. If you’re considering trying out onX, do it with confidence! The app is great!!
Dccycleworks - Most useful app I have
I was hesitant to try this app after some other ones came up very short, but after a few friends recommended it I tried the free trial. I was hooked the first time I used it! For once there is an app that actually does what it advertises. Just today it was well worth the yearly subscription, I had hiked about 7 miles into the woods along a game trail and it was getting very hot and I was very tired, I decided to open OnX to see how much further I had to go if I stayed on the trail to intersect the road, when I opened the app I saw that I had just started paralleling the road but the intersection was another two miles away, but as the crow flies I was only a half mile from the road, so I just hiked the half mile and was back on the road I had parked on saving me probably a couple hours. Also customer support is great! I was having an issue with the app when off grid sometimes, I emailed them about it and they responded quickly stating they were aware of the issue and it had already been fixed in the update that got released that same day, I updated the app and it has been flawless ever since! Best app ever
Court Reyn - Great product, great people, that’s a company I can get behind.
OnX is simple to navigate and a great resource. I use the app primarily for fly fishing. I love being able to customize waypoints to differentiate where I have fished, and the new spots I’m scoping out. Downloading offline maps is another awesome feature. It brings ease in locating spots I’ve scoped out and maintaining awareness of public/private land to avoid accidental trespassing, regardless of whether or not there is cell service. I use a few apps with a similar purpose, however, none come close in comparison to the capabilities, clarity, and user friendly nature of OnX.
To top it off, I had the opportunity to meet multiple OnX employees while working at a local coffee shop in Bozeman. I was no longer working in coffee when I got into fly fishing, but when someone recommended I look into the app, I remembered the fun group that I used to serve espresso to daily. The people I met were so memorable, this tied with my new found love for the app, only furthered my support for this company.
A great product created by great people, that’s a company I can get behind.
JimMarcantel - Excellent technical support
Being that I am, from time to time, technologically challenged, it come to me as no surprise that I often cause myself trouble. A week or so ago, I noticed two separate charges to my credit card for OnX Hunt. After sending an email asking about the nature of this double charge, I promptly received an email clarifying that I was charged twice because I had created two accounts; one account subscribed to Elote services on a monthly basis, and another account subscribed to elite services on an annual basis. Acknowledging that the error was mine, I replied thanking the technician for helping me understand the cause of my problem, and asking them to please cancel the lesser used account, which was the annually renewed account. To my surprise and satisfaction, not only did the technical staff cancel the account, but they refunded my annual fee for the account I cancelled. Even though the error was my own doing, they refunded my money. Besides that, the app is great when outdoors, whether hunting, fishing, or just being in nature. I never leave home without it!
Arizelkhunter - Definitely a Fan
I have been using the app now for approx. 3 years now. I have had a number of Garmin GPS units which helped to keep me on track in unfamiliar territory. None provided the amount of info that OnXmaps delivers and I was always having to work through bugs with them. I found myself using OnXmaps more and more and eventually only carried the GPS in the holder on my Ranger. Last year I found myself in a dispute on some land that was listed as US government trust land but was apparently being leased to an unnamed Native American tribe. The told me I couldn’t hunt on the land and called law is enforcement. Law Enforcement upheld my position and said that they also use OnXmaps.
The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars is that it only works in the vertical position on my IPad and doesn’t rotate. Yes, I admit that all of the landowner info isn’t up to the minute accurate, but last time I checked I’m not right 100% of the time either. If there is a piece of property I want to hunt on that’s private, I don’t take it for granted that it’s okay to hunt on, I try to contact them. If I can’t contact the landowner, I hunt somewhere else. Simple enough.
Highly recommend. Good luck in your adventures.
Mr. Frantz - Solid Conservationist App
The versatility of this App is second to none in regards to the realm of conservationists.
Being able to see all public, private, leases, wilderness areas, weather reports, etc. all from one app AND being able to ping places you’ve hunted so you can remember them for the next time is just too handy. That paired with the unbelievably reasonable subscriptions there truly isn’t anything to complain about, a service like this I was expecting to pay $$$/ month.
The customer service is beyond exceptional. I originally got signed up in Texas and use only the Texas OnX maps, I am now moving to Wyoming and when reaching out to support to see if I could get my states changed over there was no hassle. No, “well we can’t really do that” no, “well you have to pay a fee” no nonsense. I asked if that was something they could do and within 5 minutes they emailed me back politely letting me know that my request had been completed. Every conservationist in my family uses this, I would and do recommend this app to every conservationist I come across.
Thanks for the awesome service OnX!
Nubbbbb - Best app I have ever used
This is my first review. Ever. I have been using OnX Hunt for a few years now. I cannot stop recommending this app to everyone I talk hunting with. I mark everything. Trails, tracks, rubs, scrapes, roosts, kills, sightings, treestands, blinds, trail cameras.... everything. At first I used it to keep inventory of my gear and where it was left. Now I share a few hunting spots and hunt some friends ground as well. They are now able to see where the trail cameras, stands and blinds are and can hang theirs accordingly. If I need or want them to check a cam? No problem. I can show them exactly where it is. From satellite and topo maps I am able to scout a lot from the air before I ever step foot on the property. And having landowner info is AWESOME when bow season is over and we change gears and start predator hunting. I measure, figure areas, scout, drop waypoints for everything. Best. App. Period. I will continue to pay for this app and will continue to recommend it to anyone that truly takes their hunting seriously. Thank you for creating an app that is, in my opinion, one of the best tools a hunter can have in his pocket.
AZ Nikko - The BEST Outdoor Map and UI Experience!
Almost a year ago I had the opportunity to try OnX at a reduced rate annual subscription and figured that as an avid outdoor enthusiast I could not go wrong.
Since then, I have made OnX my premier map interface solution for ANYTHING outdoors. Whether I am hiking or driving, OnX allows me to chart the path, or if I am feeling bold, explore new territory which complete confidence of where I am and who owns the property I am on. Setting up waypoints and tracking my travel could not be easier or more customizable than what OnX offers. I am able to share my information with others to allow for geolocate tools or cross-reference to finer detail in Google Earth.
What makes OnX really shine is the ability to download areas directly to your phone for non-service use. All smartphones have built-in GPS that allows for satellite (not daw tower) usage to continue tracking your location. This is critical when you are in areas where service is unavailable. In addition to this are overlays unique to your area based on a plethora of data sources. This could be fire history, drought history, etc.. The layers are nearly endless, but each add a unique value that can be toggled on or off.
There are dozens of incredible features and functionality that surely one person couldn’t even take full advantage of in one year. I am still learning more and more about the app through their Live Q&A sessions. You do not want to pass on this one!
86435692 - Not good offline and having to constantly re-download
Same story different version of the app. The offline maps take forever to download, they don’t download at the same quality. I have major issues when I can scout from my phone or computer but download the map section (yes at the highest quality) and all I see in the field I blurry objects. It takes a lot of time and energy to download large portions of maps for offline storage and half the updates ONX comes out with deletes the saved maps you have stored. You have to turn on every layer to actually download that data which i guess isn’t the end of the world and maybe some guys don’t download all data to save room on their device? Not sure just make a button to click to download all available layers so you know your covered. I have always liked and used ONX but I could be so much better. They do a lot for land access and certainly have made a good name for themselves. Hopefully someone like basemap can put out a functional offline mapping version so those of us who utilize the offline version especially across multiple states and/ large portions of states for different species can easily download and access the data later.
Aitch2483 - Ok
App is ok. Satellite imagining is just ok compared to other apps that do the same service. Every other app is a lot cheaper also. I have been an on x user since they released the app. In my opinion they pull some shady things when it comes to billing. Most apps remind you before they automatically bill you for the coming year. OnX doesn’t. They send you tons of marketing emails but nothing to remind you your billing is going to renew. On top of that, if you already have a subscription, don’t bother taking advantage of any sales or one of the discounts they offer on multiple social media/podcasts. If you’re current subscription is still active the new subscription will just replace the current one. So really you just lose months of already paid for service if you renew before your subscription is up. All of this was figured out by trial and error which is fine but customer service and or more transparency would be nice. From a long time user, who has relied on this app for a lot… there are a lot better apps out there now that offer the same or more for a lot better price.
JGutch - Property Ownership Updates Slow
Based on my direct experience using the app as well as providing correct land owner information to OnX, they are very slow to update land ownership changes. I would venture to say that the land ownership is one of the most if not the most important map layer that hunters want to see. For the price that users pay for this subscription, this is the information that needs to be as current as possible, especially when the app is showing a property as open to the public when it is actually privately owned.
I own property that was shown on the app as open to the public when I purchased it nearly a year ago. The app showed the property that was previously owned by a University Foundation as open to the public even though the foundation had it posted as private. I alerted OnX to this error and provided them all of the information they requested but the error still remains today. This land was never open to the public.
If this is the speed at which the company handles a critical map error, as a user I would not pay the extra for “elite” membership. Just my personal opinion as a hunter and subscriber.
Copper614 - Great app for hunters and cops
Honestly the app is great. It takes a little time to figure out some things, like adding layers so that the user can view private land ownership. I really feel that this should be a default layer that you shouldn’t have to hunt for and add since it’s one of the most important features for determining whether customers purchase it or not. Once you figure out how to add it though, things are great. I had to contact customer service twice but fortunately those guys are on top of their game and helped me very quickly: once to figure out how to add the private land layer and once because I was just a dummy and tried to log in with the wrong email address. Overall, I’m really satisfied with the app. It’s useful for more than just hunting season too. I work in law enforcement and frequently have to contact land owners. This app makes traveling to or calling the county appraisal district obsolete. It’s really been a handy tool.
Beid72 - App improvements in the future? Maybe? I hope!
The great Support team understood what I wanted in see in their app. First, my suggestion is when the live tracking is turned on your phone, your home computer with this application of Onx should instantly see you. It’s all web based. You shouldn’t have to save tracking first to have your home computer see where you have been. It’s a great safety feature that needs to be incorporated with app. Secondly, I would like to see new tracks start with a different color when you first use it. It helps seeing easier where you started and stopped during a good week of hard hunting. Currently you have to save track and then change its color. Cumbersome.
I hope onx will listen and get these features for others to use. It’s a great app that I will continue to use. They are kind and considerate and always willing to listen to new suggestions.
Modizzledaddy - Great app, lacking in a few places
I love this app so far, but one gripe.
The downloadable maps should be more customizable, or at least give me more options. I’m locked into low/medium/high res maps for offline use. The high and medium res maps have amazing detail, too much for my uses, and only lets me download a certain size (5 or 10 mile wide) plot at a time. If I wanted to download a 100 mile square I would have to download 10 different maps. Not the hardest thing in the world to do, but tedious when compared to other offline gps app like Gaia(onxhunt and Gaia are very different, Gaia/off-roading navigation and onxhunt I use for hunting).
The low res covers practically all of Colorado, and is close to detailed enough, but not quite. If they could make an offline map download option that was in between the low and medium res options, this app would be everything I could hope for. I could download 4-8 maps and cover the entire state, and never have to worry about not having service when I want to check my location.
~King55~ - Amazing hunting app
Best hunting map by far. I really love the app the only problem I have is when saving maps offline the icons stay big and you can not see pass them. This is the only reason why I gave 4 stars I will change my rating when fixed.
Update. After messing around with the layers on the map I figured out the problem. The problem is one of the layers as soon as you take it off it will make the problem go away. So you have to delete the layer with the trail and recreations. Then re add them. Solved the problem and hasn’t happened anymore. I must admit customer service is amazing and fast but they couldn’t figure out the problem. But A+ customer service. They did offer some solutions but none of them worked but greatly appreciated.
Overall this is the hunting map to get. It’s great for trying to figure out where property line start so you won’t trespass. I would highly recommend to any hunter. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ App
JyeungTV - Deserves 5 stars but will only give it a four.
Compared to HuntStand this map app is more user friendly on my iPhone 13 mini running iOS 16.
Now what I love about this app is that it:
1. Shows the accurate property border lines.
2. The maps are pretty clear when zooming in.
3. The directional pointer is large and clear to see, making it easy to know which direction you are facing.
4. Easy to access offline maps and modes.
5. Using the folders for easy organization and sharing.
Now here are what I think should be improved compared to HuntStand:
1. Monthly updates of property. I don’t know how HuntStand was able to do it but it was accurate when getting boots on the ground. Only downside is that there monthly updates of the property isn’t clear when zooming in.
2. Adding the ability to share your maps with your friends and showing them to also make edits.
3. Accuracy of location or slow updating to find my exact location. For some reason HuntStand does not have my location moving all over the place when using their maps they seem to have it pin pointed exactly where I am but when I use OnX location i see my location moving all over so it’s hard to get an exact location of where I am and where i place my pins for trail cameras and stands. Offline mode does work. But with full service and using both apps. Not sure why HuntStand would have a more accurate location service.
Swimmobile - Great for location, too many crashes while tracking
I really loved this app for both of the features in my title, but now only one works. When tracking, the app appears to close now when the iPhone screen is turned off. It may pick up the track by drawing a direct line from where it stopped tracking, to current location. Or the track will have been lost. Shucks. I really liked this app, I’m hoping the developers can figure out this issue. Perhaps it could be my iPhone, but since this is the only app with challenges, I’m guessing it’s not.
UPDATE: developer responded with tip on how to recalibrate iPhone compass, which led to discovery that the app only had access to location services when using it. Changing this permission to “always” should allow it to work more consistently when it’s running in the background. So I’m happy, thanks for the response!
Dogcoyhunter - Slow with blank spots
So far I do like the app. I’m only in the trail period, but so far it’s been a little slow to respond and their are a lot of times their has been blank spots, in other words white spot blocks all over my map when I move in or out. Sometimes they go away after a very long time or they stay and I don’t know what is behind them. The layers have been ok, sometimes a little hard to follow. I wish the whole app would rotate, not just the map. I’m more the likely to get the app. But before I do I will be taking it out and doing some of my testing. But the biggest thing I’m worried about is the slow loading and big areas of white spots. I’m using the app on my iPad.
Update: the white spots have improved a lot. Still a little slow in loading. Now it’s the speed it’s way off or it freezes. It mostly shows the speed faster then I’m going or it’s why below what I’m going. I still would like to see the whole app rotate. I like my iPad in landscape. It’s much easier for me to see it.
Jay Will 789 - Why I cancelled
I was initially excited when I purchased OnX two years ago and found the app helpful. However I will be canceling my membership and going with another service after many failed attempts to have issues corrected. I own a large parcel of land that is used primarily for hunting and fishing and often invite friends and family to hunt. I noticed the property lines on my land had switched to outdated lines from years ago. Also the land owner information was incorrect and displayed the previous owners information. I attempted to contact OnX and tried to tag the land with the updated ownership many times over the last year. It is very frustrating that after a year I have not got any response from OnX. I’m not paying for an outdated app and non existent customer service. I have found other apps that have the correct boundary lines and land owner information so I will be taking my business elsewhere. I will also be canceling the five other accounts I pay for that family and friends use. I am disappointed and frustrated that I have to start over with another app but I can’t justify paying for a service that isn’t correct.
Cgiven94 - Life saver
If you hunt public land, big country, national forest, or if you just want to look and mark things on your own property this app os perfect! I downloaded a map of national forest and me and a buddy took it to the mountains (Miles and miles away from service) and we hiked 10 miles after we left the truck and came to a rock cliff. On the way back down we wanted to avoid the rock cliff in the dark so we swung right and accidentally went 2 draws over and started down the wrong hollow. Pulled out my phone (still no service) and looked at my downloaded map and walked to the truck which i had marked. Not only that but i was able to mark specific sign and leave notes on the map to remind me whats going on for next season to have a game plan. Highly recommend this app to everyone! Only downfall is i wish you could pay for more than 1 state, but not pay for 50 states when you might only need 1-4 states.
Brinton Cary - Essential Hunting Tool
I've used the one state app as a Premium user for my home state of Oregon for a few years. Recently, I upgraded to the Elite package and have used the Offline feature extensively on several out of state hunts this year.
Backcountry is one thing but I may be searching out access near private lands close to town where suddenly I lose service and have found I am saving these maps no matter where I hunt. It could be me, but the opacity/transparency is darkened many times making it difficult to see my layers. That's my only issue.
I suggest watching podcasts featuring the OnX guys to glean more info on getting the most from the app.
After seeing one such episode, I learned about the layers for wildfires and timber harvests where you can see what year and whether it was a thinning or clearcut. This is vital info for hunters in the logging country of the PNW.
Overall, this app has become an essential tool for all of my hunts.
Dybs in Montana - Excellent Customer Service
I had an issue with a map layer covering the Satellite view on my maps as I zoomed in. It prevented me from seeing the landowner layer and land view details.
I could figure out why I could see the satellite view when zoomed out - but lost it as I zoomed in. I searched the FAQ page, no help there. So I contacted Customer Service.
They responded within minutes with the suggestion that I turn off the Forest Visitor Map layer. So, I did. It worked instantly. My maps went back to working to working as I had expected.
I was afraid my problem description was too vague for them to diagnose the problem. Not so. The Customer Service agent knew exactly how to fix the issue and responded much quicker than I had expected. Well trained and experienced Customer Service agents are hard to find. But OnX has done a great job preparing its team.
I really appreciate the team at OnX.
GlobalDriving - Great Hunting App!
I have used this app for the past two years on multiple hunts, in multiple states. Not only has it been great for learning boundaries and a good overall picture of my my various hunting areas, it’s also great for the areas that I’ve hunted for years. OnXMaps is useful for everything from planning my hunts to using it in the field. The tracking feature has worked great, pin pointing waypoints and marking my location have been super valuable. Even the off-grid maps without internet work great. Before this app there were questions as to where property boundaries were. This has made that much more clear and makes hunting new areas more comfortable.
They are constantly adding new features and improving on existing ones. The guys in customer service have always responded quickly with helpful information.
Great app! Keep up the good work!
216Lexilulu - Needs work still
Old version worked well. Newer version has been problematic. Can’t import google earth waypoints (yet)... old version would. Layer transparency has been a big issue. Can’t control the roadless layer transparency offline so you can’t see the dang map underneath. Can’t even turn the layer off which caused a lot of headaches 2 weeks ago in Montana. Hopefully fixed now. Would like to be able to download larger blocks off high detail or custom shape of high detail maps for offline use. Downloads in 5-mile blocks are a PITA and take all day for large areas. Downloads should include all data layers and give user control over layers offline. Instead, if it’s not on when you download you don’t have it. Bottom line is that the new version was released prematurely before bugs were worked out and functionality was verified. And it was released right before bow season... nice timing. It’s a fantastic app when it works right yet incredibly frustrating when you’re depending on it and it doesn’t. Please keep working on it. I know you will get it dialed in soon.
Cmt179 - Great app.
Love the app for knowing where you are at and staying on the right property or public land. I sold my Garmin and bought a charge pack for my phone and haven't regretted it. Just a few ideas for developers if they read this. 1st please at a "navigation to" function. It's useable to navigate as is but it would be awesome to navigate to your truck for example and it would keep track of how far and what direction it was. And secondly, would be the ability to just measure a distance from your current location instead of having to mark two location. Also the ability to change units of measure (to yards for example). There have been a few times I've ranged an animal near an unmarked boundary and having to do the math to figure out what side of the boundary it is on is tough in the moment. Both of those are improvements and don't detract from the fundamental purpose. A few small improvements would make it 5 star.
Bob Bingham - Boy Scout Troop Master and an avid hunter.
I have avoided more trouble and confusion on hunting trips thanks to the On X Hunt app. I can see exactly where I am before I take one step or drive over someone else’s real property. Property lines are not always marked with an easy to see fence.
I have had the pleasure of calming down more than one person by asking if they were “Mr Smith, etc.,.” The registered land owner on the property tax records. That simple show of knowledge almost always commands a feeling of mutual respect. I want to make a friend for myself as a hunter. Plus, I want to put the best face forward for hunting in general.
Legal and ethical hunting and the property rights of the various forms of land title or possession are two very different sets privileges of being a Citizen. They don’t have to be at odds with each other. Not when it is possible to know exactly where one property line ends and a new borderline begins.
Lexilove149 - Outstanding
My dad uses this app for hunting and recommended it to me for hot spring hunting. Most of the locations I go to are in extremely rural areas that require traveling for miles on dirt roads with no cell phone service. A lot like hunting, lol. So the ability to select an area and download a surprisingly high resolution offline map is worth the annual cost of this app alone. But I can then use the various map layers to show me trails, public vs. private land, recreation sites, and so much more. You can use the tracker to drop bread crumbs to see exactly what route you have come from, and I use the line distance tool to determine how far I’d need to hike to a hot spring, how far a hot spring is from the road, etc. So this app is useful for far more than hunting, and has really upped my hot spring game. I am stoked to finally track down some hidden gems.
RJKBigSky - Best land map on the market!
onXmaps is hands down the best map on the market! I have used it for much more than hunting and have been thrilled with the experience. The App is completely customizable with numerous layers, to fit whatever needs you may haveI have. I have vast experience in land navigation in the outdoors as a professional on many fronts; athlete, fire fighter, hunter, and overall recreation enthusiast. This App has given me confidence and security when venturing out into the great outdoors! I highly recommend this App to anyone that may need a great land navigation/ land ownership map. My moto use to be, “A paper map and a good compass is all you need”. Now my map and compass stay in my pack, as onXmaps has provided me with an all-in-one tool to get the job done.
P.S. Also, a great company with great people!
Thanks onXmaps! Can’t wait to see what you roll out next in the outdoor industry.
Dgayle60 - OnX Hunt is great!
I don’t like to waste money so i downloaded the trial version of the app on my Colorado Elk Hunt last week. It is fantastic! I used it on my iPhone and my iPad. It is very user friendly and with multiple map modes, Topo, Sat and Hydrid (Topo/Sat combo) it is great for pre-scouting potential target areas, up close and personal, with high resolution photos. The private land function is spot on. I stood on a private fence line high in the mountains with the locator dot on the map exactly where it was supposed to be. The GPS function is very accurate and fast. I left my old GPS in the truck. I bought the Elite package after 2 days!! Customer Service was quick to respond by email when I couldn’t figure out a layering issue, my technically challenged issue, not theirs.
P.S. One word of warning, carry an external battery pack for your device because you will be using this app. A LOT!
JohnnyDezert - Waypoints not accurate
I subscribed to onX hunt for the last three years. In this time, the app has been a rollercoaster, sometimes good and sometimes not very reliable. Several times I have had to close and reopen the app because it freezes. Last year, they discontinued the “landscape” view that I used on my iPad, and upon contacting them, they assured me that it would be restored at a later date, but never was. Most recently, the last straw was on my archery elk hunt. I loaded offline maps before I left home, when I opened the app, it would show I was about 60 miles from where I actually was. I put an arrow in an elk, and immediately marked my position where I stood, and where I found first blood. I started tracking blood spots, and then went to backtrack to find my arrow and where first blood was, only to find that my waypoint was not accurate, and I never did locate the first blood spot. There are better gps apps available, do you’re research before subscribing, I will not be paying for this service anymore.
Sasquatch2016 - Let you're glass so the walking
I'm old school, ok not that old, but I believe in letting your glass do the walking for you. OnXmaps has done the incredible by incorporating every desirable aspect of mapping into you're portable device. The ability to easily find public lands and determine where they begin and end is a invaluable tool at home. You can check out the terrain features in detail along with the real time topographic cursor you can see where elevation changes are and more importantly see what you're getting into. Downloading maps on you're device to navigate offline while keeping your location by god is awesome and you can still zoom in and out. The program is incredible and will save you fuel, time and multiply your quality of time spent in the field. It's a must for every outdoors enthusiast, hiker and hunter. Get it now!
Mahana creative - Worth Every Penny
I hunt in an area that runs against two different WMAs and National Forest and I was finding that some of the boundaries were marked in contradictory way. I needed a solid way to keep track of National Forest Boundaries and WMA boundaries. In wanting to know for certain what hunting regulation to follow I spoke with DNR, a game warden, and different offices within the forestry services, the maps I was given were not the same as what was marked on the trees. Long story short, I came to learn that OnX actually had some of the most accurate maps to date and also appreciated have a source that I could use accurate GPS coordinates to keep things straight. Highly recommend for keeping property lines straight. Also the weather and tracking capabilities are extremely beneficial to have all in one app.
DrakeDeerman - New Update/ Serious Issues
Use to be my favorite app on my phone. I do all of my e-scouting through this app and have never had an issue. Since the last couple of updates, the app has been nothing but glitchy. It freezes on me for minutes at a time, whether I’m in the woods or on my couch. Once it loads up (after freezing up, probably taking 3 minutes just to get the app usable) if I ever exit back to the Home Screen or I turn my phone off the whole process starts over. I can’t even do tracks anymore without glitching and just being one straight line from where the glitch started to when it started working again.
Like I said, I’ve always loved the app. But what good does it do for every hunting pin I have to no longer be usable? These issues need to be fixed ASAP!!! And I’ve never had these issues until the last two updates. But since then, I’ve all but voided the app because it leads to more frustration then use.
#donttellmewhattodo - Best App Ever!
I love this app and have used it extensively to scout hunting and off road trails in AZ. It is REALLY good. There are a couple things I’d like to see added/changed to make it even better. If you have used the ‘area shape’ tool to mark out an area, you cannot add a waypoint WITHIN that area because anywhere you click within the area brings up the info/edit dialogue for that area and doesn’t offer the opportunity to add a waypoint. Also, after creating off line maps, there is no indication on the map of WHICH offline map is in view? There is a green boundary around ALL of the offline maps but no ability to indicate WHICH map you’re looking at.
These are minor things that don’t really affect the overall usefulness of this app.
Thanks for your consideration.
TRSancho - Great app, only missing one thing…
This app is really phenomenal. It is extremely useful when hunting backcountry, as well as in areas where public and private land are intermingled.
But where is the Apple Watch app? It’s kind of a glaring omission. Would be great to just glance at my watch and see the direction to a waypoint or identify surface ownership while moving. Would also be great to mark a location on the fly. In stead I have to take my phone out every time I want to use the app. I’m not saying that’s a huge issue, but the watch app seems like such an obvious and useful addition that I’m kind of shocked it’s not already out. Hopefully this gets added before my next hunt in January!
Looking forward to hopefully seeing this addition to an otherwise excellent app.
Roark08 - Idaho Legislature made this app a requirement
It's a great app, but the Idaho legislature, having been heavily influenced by our Of state billionaires, made it so we have to know where private property is in the back country versus private owners having to post their land. Now hunters pay $30 annually just to be sure they make legal kills on public property. To me, if you can afford hundreds of thousands of acres, you either should pay to post your property or you simply own too much land to restrict hunting on it (parcel it up and post), this state's history of public access is too important for this corrupt special interest BS.
Having that been said, this is a good app, now it's a must have to stay legal as a sportsman in Idaho. That's too bad, I feel sad for the older sportsman who are not in possession of advanced technology. Vote them out.
Russ nv - Lacks features
Is ok only for finding private vs public land. lack of on screen lat/long or grid is very frustrating and i am struggling to find more use for it other than that. used a competitor for a while and figured i would try this for the season since the pro or tv hunters all push it. So far i am not a fan. I liked the competitors map layers more and that it showed my my location real time. With out having to go into a sub menu. Also while out scouting the competitor worked with apple car play. Not useful for back country hunting but was a feature i found useful for small game hunting or scouting access routes. 3 month of use so far. Will most likely swap back to the other company for next season.
Update for the developers after contact from them: its that i cant have my location show on the MAIN screen that i dont like i did contact customer support and was told that that feature was removed.
Indians055 - Tool location on Right Side of Screen
I have really used this tool this season. This is my first year with onX and I absolutely love it. It has saved me time and headaches hunting in the Midwest of my home state of Missouri. I have pre scouted lands with the app and found new public ground. I have scouted a lot from the comfort of home. My biggest complaint is the location of the tools along the right side of screen. It never fails you select the location button with your finger or part of your finger when pinching and rolling and scrolling through the map which brings you back to your location. I wish they would move the on screen tools to fix this and make it more users friendly. If my friends don’t have onx I make sure they get it. I love this app but they could make it better by changing this.
Daddycausingchaos - Indispensable
I’m a licensed falconer in the state of Iowa. We have very little public land locally compared to most of the western states. Getting a wide range of permissions with varied habitat is key to successful hunting from year to year. Finding who owns particular properties and gaining permission to hunt is, without a doubt, the first step to success.
OnX is the quickest, most dependable method I’ve found for tracking elusive property owners. In the first month after downloading the onX app I went from approximately 300 acres of permissions to well over 1000 acres. A year later I have over 2000 acres of permissions within a 50 mile radius of home. That alone is worth the price but when you consider the map tools, such as waypoints and area calculator... I couldn’t go back to a time without it. The app has functioned without a single glitch. Thanks, onX!
Alaska Chuck - Love this App!
Even way up here in Alaska this app comes in real handy. I often use it in my work to find out who owns the property around where I’m doing research. I’ve shared the app/info with several realtors who wondered how I found out everyone’s name in the neighborhood so fast. Out in the mountains the ability to take offline maps with me to pinpoint my location is very handy, especially when I can pre-establish waypoints in the event that the weather turns foul.
However, I have noticed that within Boroughs and Cities, owners are generally available, but State of Alaska / BLM subdivisions usually are not. For instance, there are several privately owned parcels on the east side of Paxton Lake, but info is unavailable. It would be very nice to see who owns some of these remote parcels.
Deuces21 - Almost everything you could want in a hunting map app.
This app does everything you could possibly want it to. I run a predator hunting service so I use it daily. However, I do have 1 complaint. The maps need to be updated. I rely heavily on the map to not only show me the property boundaries, but also what’s beyond those boundaries. Where I’m shooting and what’s behind it is the most important thing. These maps are at least 3 years out of date. There have been a lot of homes, businesses, schools, etc. built in the last few years that don’t show up on the map. That’s going to be trouble for someone eventually. I always have to go onto google maps and pull up the satellite view before I hunt a property just to cover my tail. It’d be nice to be able to do it all from the same app.
Alaska Huntmaster - Game-Changer
When I started using a smartphone, I always said it’ll be great if someday my GPS could be a part of it... many apps have come along, but all have come up short Until onXhunt! I downloaded the app in September 2018… In October we took a great elk and mule deer on a traveling hunt to unknown units in Utah. OnXhunt was spot on. It is essential in navigating the maze of public and private lands and the off grid feature is most useful. It’s saved us time money and helped put us on animals. At home in Alaska, as my son has said, it is a “Game-Changer”... it is opening up many new spots in areas we have hunted our whole lives… Being able to pre-plan and in field navigate has made for many successful hunts. We have also used it to navigate in cities we have traveled to. Keep up the great work onX team.
Wile E. Coyote 123 - Awesome app, could use one added feature!
Very handy app, the tax address makes contacting land owners much easier. There are really only two complaints I have.
1) The landowners displayed on this app are 2-3 years behind on the fields that recently changed owners. Otherwise it works great.
2) One other thing that would be sweet is if they could have land parcels be highlighted/shaded green and red based on either the owner or individual parcel (similar to how the public land is highlighted) so it was easier to keep track of where you have hunting permission over large areas, I use two colors of waypoint pins but that gets very cluttered and messy. When you click on a parcel and the information window pops up, if they could just add a “green”, “red” or “none” shading button so you could easily distinguish whether or not you have permission on a section or individual parcel and where the property lines are from a wide point of view.
(We have a lot of small parcels that make up 1 sq/mi sections so for coyote hunting it can get hard to remember what is a go and what is not especially if certain members of the group aren’t familiar with the area) If those two things could be updated/added this would definitely be a 5 star app!
Sarcasmodo - onX excels in multiple formats
I got onXHunt because a relative was using it and I was helping locate a place to hunt. Impressed, I got the app, even though I, myself, no longer hunt. It’s great for hiking and tracking new trails.
It was after a little more than a year that I found out that onX also has other modalities, including one just for hikers. Concerned that I had just paid for the second year and wondering if I would lose that if I switched (that wasn’t going to stop me, but hey- who wants to pay for what you won’t use?), I found the website and asked around. The support service is second to none.
They not only set me up with the BackCountry modality, but helped me save over all my trails from last year. Very glad I found onX.
Bybyromy - Best customer service
I had an issue with my 3D map update and left an email for customer service. I expected because of Covid it would take a week or two before I heard anything back. LITERALLY the next morning I received an email with some trouble shooting. All it needed was an update and for me to be hooked into my WiFi and bam I had 3D maps. OnX customer service in my opinion is the best. I have never received such a quick response like I did during this weird year. Thank you to the technician who reached out. I’ve recommended this app to family and friends and your will continue to do so. All your tips the past 2 years have paid off, I’m no longer a bow hiker because I know the terrain to look for. Thanks again!
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