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HuntStand vx OnX

PEEJAY

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SH Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2019
Messages
310
Location
In a van down by the river
Onx hands down, it gives me the confidence to hunt areas, especially public I never hunted before. This is the first year I ever hunted out of state and I gained that confidence via Onx Hunt. I highly recommend it. Although I have had minimal to no issues accessing my information online "live" if you will, you save an area/map while you have access under "Off Grid" and then later IF you are having trouble accessing your saved info., just access it from Off grid and you can see everything you saved, your waypoints etc. I always carry a GPS and a compass when hunting large tracks of relatively unknown public but I rarely have needed to use them if at all. It is a great resource. I went with the Elite with the THP discount.
i actually got lost on MD public land this winter. my phone died and my flashlight went out on the hike back and i was only about a half mile from my truck when it died. not sure where i went wrong but i have never got so turned around in my life. regret not having a compass, extra light, or a handheld gps. it was below freezing and the only time ive ever been freaked out in the woods hunting (a couple acid trips in college probably topped it). took me an extra hour to get back to my truck
 

LoadedLimbs

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SH Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2020
Messages
88
Location
Central Connecticut
I think anyone who hunts large forests and has gotten turned around or lost learns immediately how important it is to have a backup navigation method - preferably a low tech one like a map & compass. The handheld gps is a great backup, but your batteries can still go dead and the gps itself can die independent of the battery, in which case your spare batteries still don’t help. (That happened to me once - thank goodness I had a map & compass!)


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woodsdog2

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Jun 28, 2019
Messages
496
I think anyone who hunts large forests and has gotten turned around or lost learns immediately how important it is to have a backup navigation method - preferably a low tech one like a map & compass. The handheld gps is a great backup, but your batteries can still go dead and the gps itself can die independent of the battery, in which case your spare batteries still don’t help. (That happened to me once - thank goodness I had a map & compass!)


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I should have added in my previous post, to have a reliable power cell when relying on electronics for navigation in relatively unknown areas. @Nutterbuster reviews one on his YouTube channel recently.
 

ricky racer

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SH Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
1,724
Location
Niles/Buchanan, MI
How is the coverage of Huntstand in regards to property boundaries? I'm primarily interested in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
 

MEB

New Member
Joined
May 23, 2019
Messages
19
I use OnX when in the field. My biggest gripe is that they updated their map for my area, and the new images were taken during the summer, so you can hardly see anything through all the green, at least for e-scouting. I wish they had a feature similar to google earth, allowing you to scroll through different dates
 

Jrybicki

Active Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2019
Messages
119
A few years ago I was bouncing between huntstand and scoutlook before settling with scoutlook. I had played around with onx a few seasons ago via trial version and didn't really understand what all the hype was about. After scoutlook merged with huntstand, it seemed to get really clunky and didn't update location/position information well while in the woods. I did really like how easy it was to get weather information and the scent zone thing was kinda cool. But the clunkyness drove me away. I ended up purchasing onx this past season and transferring all of my waypoints. Weather updates and wind speed/direction a bit less user friendly to get to but are available and the offline maps improve reliability in the field for position/location updates... still not getting all the hype on onx, it works but isn't as user friendly and seemed to lack the things I enjoyed about scoutlook, so the search continued. I stumbled on Gaia maps and though it isn't geared as much for hunting, and lacks weather/windspeed, I found that it provides all the maps onx does including property information and position/location information was more accurate and quicker to update even online than onx does for a lot cheaper. I ended up using/testing both all season... unfortunately neither fulfill what I really want out of them but both have pros and cons. I find myself using Gaia more frequently knowing its limitations and only opened onx for windspeed/direction or while at home comparing maps between the two apps on the computer.

It all comes down to personal preference as everyone wants something slightly different out of a hunting app. Use the trial versions for a while and see what works best for how you hunt/plan/navigate. Good luck
 

DanielB89

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SH Member
Joined
Nov 17, 2017
Messages
996
Location
Monroe, LA
It’s overkill, but I always use a hand held and onx. I love the onx, but I can’t swap out the batteries In My phone so I always use the gps as my primary. Plus it tracks every where I go and I love that feature.


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