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Posted By: alaska viking

ONX hunt app - 11/04/19 05:16 PM

Does anyone here use this app?
Looking for a useful nav. app that will work off-line.
Posted By: white17

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/04/19 05:22 PM

I've used it in WY. Very good !!
Posted By: thedude055

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/04/19 05:37 PM

I use Onx for hunting trapping and at work actually. I am an engineer for a local utility company and it really helps me in identifying property lines and home owners. Trapping wise it is golden for all of the free range public land i trap. I know who the neighboring people are and how far i am from them. Out here there are a lot of property lines you will never see with the naked eye. Fencelines don't mean much legally. It is critical for scouting for me. Over half of the state of Wyoming is public authorized hunting land of one sort or another. The app tells me which is which and also what district i am in for pronghorn and deer hunting and what not. IT also distinguishes between public land and Reservation land which is legally important also. The reservation in my area is very large and vast open range right next to BLM and public ground. The map app helps me stay legal when i would otherwise have no clue.

I am going to start adding trap locations as waypoints just to keep track and for any legal implications like a game warden questioning something but i just haven't yet. My phone kinda doesn't like cold weather at all.
Posted By: watarrat

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/04/19 10:50 PM

I use it all the time,, you can see the shallows in the lake and clearings in the timber. The property ownership lines are helpful too.
Posted By: strike2x

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/04/19 11:20 PM

I use it but don't know about offline. If I am in a bad signal area it may not work
Posted By: Scout1

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/05/19 12:00 AM

I believe you can save a certain size grid for offline use. I use it and it seems spot on.
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/05/19 12:41 AM

Thanks, everyone. I will give it a try.
Posted By: white17

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/05/19 03:12 AM

Just curious what you want to do offline ??
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/05/19 04:33 AM

Our cell service here is not great. Too mountainous.
My main trapline has no service, and places I hunt and fish are iffy.
Posted By: thedude055

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/05/19 02:53 PM

If you do not have service hten you can save the map for your area onto your phone and use it just fine. I am not 100% on the size of area you can save but it works for me. Cell service is horrible in a lot of places here as well and it works just fine once you figure that part out. My biggest problem is that my phone doesn't function in the weather that i trap in lol. t doesn't like the cold at all.
Posted By: white17

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/05/19 04:59 PM

Seems to me the GPS in your phone should work whether you have cell service or not. When I used it in WY it was in a GPS rather than a phone
Posted By: martentrapper

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/05/19 08:21 PM

How did you use it in a GPS, Ken
mt
Posted By: EurekaTrapper

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/05/19 09:00 PM

I used it for a while but switched to the Basemap app. The maps are better for my area. Onx maps had cloud cover where I needed them most. I saved my entire trapline to my phone because there is no cell service at all on my line.
Posted By: EurekaTrapper

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/05/19 09:02 PM

Originally Posted by white17
Seems to me the GPS in your phone should work whether you have cell service or not. When I used it in WY it was in a GPS rather than a phone

The gps will work but you have to save the map for the area you will be in if there isn't service if you want to see satellite images.
Posted By: GROUSEWIT

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/05/19 11:40 PM

A Garmin gps will work a lot better than a phone in the cold, especially if u put lithium batteries in it. It will also be more precise when u mark your sets. Found out the hard way. When ever i really need the phone there is no signal or connection or battery almost dead. Gps gets busted just take card out and put in another (backup).
Posted By: white17

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/06/19 03:04 AM

Originally Posted by martentrapper
How did you use it in a GPS, Ken
mt


It was about 10 years ago Mike. Back then you had to buy a sim card for each state that you wanted. Just replace the normal sim and you're good to go. Cost about 90 bucks at the time
Posted By: Castor Gitter

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/06/19 04:33 AM

I use the card in my GPS unit, the app on my phone occasionally, and then the website on my laptop. I spent the money for the card for the GPS and then you get the rest for free, at least when I did it. There are so many layers that you can modify the maps that it's fantastic! I use Google Earth and then look at the ONX website on the same ground, world of difference for the places I look at- much better than Google Earth in my opinion.

Worth the money!
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/06/19 03:15 PM

One reason I am looking for a new app is the poor resolution of Google Earth in these parts.
Posted By: thedude055

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/06/19 03:32 PM

I am not for sure but i believe ONX uses Google base maps. I haven't looked at the information but i am making an assumption there on that. So if resolution is poor on google then it would be on onx as well. I might check on that though. I have been known to be wrong on a dialy basis.
Posted By: thedude055

Re: ONX hunt app - 11/06/19 03:36 PM

answers to my thoughts provided on their website. In Alaska it seems ONX uses Esri base maps which are likely a little better than Google for you.

Satellite Imagery Data Sources

In the lower 48 states -
•Zoomed in lower than 200 ft: Google Earth
•Zoomed out higher than 200 ft: NAIP
•In Offline mode: NAIP

In Hawaii and outside the US -
•In Online mode: Google Earth
•In Offline mode: ESRI

In Alaska - All zoom levels, online, offline: ESRI
Posted By: We-Sa

Re: ONX hunt app - 02/02/20 11:57 PM

Another satisfied OnX user here. Cell service is spotty or nonexistent in the creek bottom I trap. Like others I've saved a Map of the area I trap and use the app "offline" until I get back to my truck.
Posted By: Wild_Idaho

Re: ONX hunt app - 02/03/20 02:38 AM

I use it in Idaho and it's one of the best hunting and trapping tools I have, besides traps and guns.
Posted By: ApocalypticGoatH

Re: ONX hunt app - 02/03/20 05:57 AM

It's well worth the cost and I use it at work and when afield pursuing other activities. Great tool and one I wish I had 20 years ago. I'd get the SIM card for your GPS unit. Especially if you don't need property owners names to be current. That's what borough mapping is for.

I have the yearly online subscription for my phone. The subscription allows me to access the app on my computer which is useful if I want to input coordinates from recorded plats. I like the convenience of a keyboard and large screen.

Close the app on your computer, and waypoints and paths input on the computer will now be on your phone.
Posted By: Blueticker1

Re: ONX hunt app - 02/04/20 02:38 AM

My onx was hit or miss whether or not it worked last may and june in southeast Alaska. That was with a GPS and phone. In all honesty I only used a little bit because most of the places I was were a ways from private.
Posted By: bulldozerjoe

Re: ONX hunt app - 02/12/20 03:27 AM

Iv had it for 2-3 years, i some what like it, but wish they’d update the property owners.... I sold a house 2 years ago and my name is still on the property
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