HUNT Montana for Garmin [v13.1]

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HUNT Montana for Garmin by onXmaps

We've combined BLM, Forest Service, USGS Topo Quad, and PLAT book maps to give you HUNT Montana for Garmin GPS, the most informative GPS map of Montana ever created! This microSD Chip gives you a color-coded map of Montana showing public & private land boundaries with land owner names, hunt districts, topo information, roads, trails, and much more. Map data is collected from multiple sources and organized in a way that makes our HUNT Montana Map intuitive and helps you reduce map clutter and get back to hunting! Endorsed by numerous State and Federal agencies, including many Game & Fish Departments, HUNT Montana for Garmin GPS by onXmaps is the most reliable source for Montana land ownership maps on the market!

HUNT Montana for Garmin GPS Map Kit

HUNT Montana for Garmin Advantages

  • Pinpoint private land owner names and property boundaries in Montana* so you can request access permission (if you want regional maps without land owner names, check out our HUNT Regional Maps for Garmin GPS)
  • Discover little-known, seldom-hunted public land
  • Navigate confidently around private lands you're not allowed to hunt
  • Quickly view hunt district boundaries
  • Easily identify changes in land ownership with straightforward color-coded parcels
  • Access roads — (hwy, city, back-roads, trails, etc.)
  • Discover water — (lakes, rivers, creeks, springs, etc.)
  • Map your best route with 24K topographic functionality
  • Much more — every feature you will ever need in the field!

Looking for Mobile Device maps? Take a look at the HUNT App for Mobile Devices!

Take advantage of all the information right on your mapping device! A legend is unnecessary on all digital hunting maps since all the data is easily accessible right on the map.

*Private land ownership information may not be available for all counties but is updated frequently. Check out our Plat Coverage Map for more information. It is important that you update your HUNT Montana Map yearly to get the most up-to-date information available.

HUNT Montana for Garmin Feature List:

  • Land owner name appears on parcels within the state*
  • Montana-specific
  • Color-coded land ownership data
    • Bureau of Land Management
    • Block Management Areas
    • State Land
    • State Parks
    • County Land
    • National Park Service
    • WMA, WPA, NWR, etc.
    • US Forest Service/National Grasslands
    • US Fish & Wildlife
    • MT FWP Land
    • Indian Reservations
    • National Parks (Yellowstone included)
    • DOD — COE-US Gov
    • Bureau of Reclamation — BOR
    • Timber Company Lands (Plum Creek, Stimson)
    • Local government
    • Much more!
  • Hunt District boundaries
  • Big Game Hunting Districts — Deer, Elk, Lion
  • Antelope Hunting Districts
  • 24K topographic features (20 ft contour intervals ~ 1:24K Equivalent)
  • State sections — School Trust Land - DNRC
  • Section lines and numbers (T24N R34E 12)
  • City parks, county open space
  • Roads — city, hwy, county, forest service, back-roads, trails
  • National Forest roads, trails, and recreation sites
  • Campgrounds
  • Geographic names (cities, creeks, manmade features, etc)
  • Water data (creeks, rivers, lakes)
  • Lake Depth Contours — mostly on Western Lakes
  • Fishing access sites (boat ramps)

Version 13.1

Released on: Aug 23, 2013

Changes:

Added 2013 Block Management Areas!
Combined many roads and trails data sets to create the most comprehensive and detailed backroads dataset ever created for Montana! Updated the roads and trails layers to clean up doubled up roads and trails.
Added names to most rivers and other waterbodies.
Added Custom Waypoint symbols for Hunting.

Version 13.0

Released on: Jun 26, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed many data errors and land swaps. Here are a few of the larger ones of note:
    • T21N R17W 5 – Unknown Parcels are now USFS
    • T23N R33W 1 and some others nearby are USFS and not Private
    • Some sections near Swan River State Forest are now State Land instead of Private
    • T22N R14E 6 and surrounding lands were changed to BLM management instead of State Lands
    • Dyrdahl WPA land management agency changed from BLM to US Fish and Wildlife.
    • T15N R3W 18 was colored as State Land but it has swapped to Dearborn Ranch, LLC.
  • Removed Well numbers
  • Many Roads and Trails added to Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest
  • Fixed Subdivision Roads near Columbus, MT

Version 12.0

Released on: May 24, 2012

Changes:

  • Updated Land Ownership data to April 2012 dataset
  • Changed the map display so Ranch boundaries and other large property boundaries are easier to determine
  • Updated Hunting District Boundary Data
  • Updated Fishing Access Points
  • Fixed some state land coloring in Missoula county
  • Changed display of Section Lines to make them lighter
  • Changed display of GMU boundaries to make them easier to see
  • Changed the color and line style of the closed roads to clean up the map in areas with many old roads. These roads are now a light gray dashed line instead the thicker white and brown colored line.

Version 11.2

Released on: Sep 15, 2011

Changes:

  • Removed Block Management Areas at the request of the Montana FWP

Version 11.1 (Released Sep 01, 2011)

  • Added 2011 Block Management Areas with BMA numbers
  • Added Yellowstone National Park
  • Added New Trail Data
  • Removed Conservation Easement Boundaries

Version 11.0 (Released Jun 27, 2011)

  • Updated private and government ownership to 2011 data
  • Updated Bighorn National Recreation Area boundary
  • Cleaned data to run smoother and faster

Version 10.4 (Released Mar 03, 2011)

  • Updated map display to make National Forest Roads, Backroads, and Trails more visible on Oregon, Dakota, Colorado, and Nuvi GPS units
  • Updated Hunting District Boundaries
  • Display is now much cleaner on Nuvi units
  • Returned elevation values to the Topo lines
  • made Hunting District numbers easier to see which HD you are in
  • Road and Trail Names and numbers now display more prominently
  • TRS info now shows on the computer version of the map

Version 10.3 (Released Oct. 2, 2010)

  • Added Roads and Trails
  • Changed Map Identification

Version 10.1 (Released Aug. 12, 2010)

  • Added a waypoint in the middle of each section to display Township, Range, and Section Numbers when user zooms to the middle of a section
  • Removed Legal Description from Parcel Lines to simplify the map

Version 10.0 (Released June 18, 2010)

  • Updated ownership to 2010 - Ownership current to Dec. 2009 through May 2010 depending on the county
  • Waterbody Data East of Missoula fixed
  • Added National Forest Wilderness Area Boundaries
  • Added Legal Description to Parcel and  Section Lines to show Section Numbers and Lot Numbers
  • Included Parcel Data and ownership within the major cities
  • Added Lake Depth Contours
  • Added Conservation Easements Coloring
  • Added Many more Trails throughout the State

Version 9.4 (Released March 8, 2010)

  • Montana Deer/Elk/Lion Hunting Districts added to the map - (double greeen line)
  • Added Fishing Access Sites
  • Changed section/parcel line naming & coloring for clearer display on Dakota, Colorado, and Oregon series
  • changed map identification

Version 9.1 (Released Nov 2009)

  • Number of Topo Lines increased - now 20ft contour intervals when zoomed in (contour lines represent 20ft of elevation gain or loss). This allows you to more easily tell where subtle rises and falls in the landscape are.
  • Updated Land Owner Data to July 2009
  • Rural Roads now load at a higher zoom to help plan travel routes easier. (Data loading zoom levels can also be adjusted in the Map Setup Menu by changing the Map Detail Level to 'More' or 'Less')

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Customer Reviews

(Posted on November 2013)

Great Product

Review by Brandon
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Great product. Only thing I would change is the color of some of the roads as they blend in with the topo lines.
(Posted on November 2013)

Endless Opportunity

Review by Jason
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I was on an elk hunt in southwestern Montana when I spotted a herd of cows sitting on a bluff, right next to a large area of private cattle land.

A local to the area stopped and chatted about the cows, he made the comment that its all private land and its a waste of time to try and go after them. WELL...I looked at my GPS, using my Hunting Maps GPS software of noticed that the elk were near a large section of state land.

Thanking the hunter, he left and I went after them. I parked, hiked in, and walked up on three good sized bulls. Well, since I also had a general tag I ended up getting the first bull of my lifetime, a beautiful 5x6.

If it weren't for my gps map, I would have never thought about going after those cows! I have since hunted that area three more times and have harvested three cow elk. My gps map set has changed my hunting game all together!

This product gave me a chance to full fill on of my biggest dreams, shooting a nice bull elk.

I now promote this product to everyone I talk to, probably the greatest hunting tool since the development of the high powered rifle.

Easy to use, easy to determine information on map set, overall awesome product!
(Posted on November 2013)

One Chip Not Enough

Review by Lee
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This is my second HUNT Montana map chip as it seemed one chip was not enough so now I have one for the automobile Garmin Nuvi in the truck along with the same chip in my Garmin Montana.
Both well worth the money as I mentioned in the review of the same chip for the handheld gps, Didn't like taking one out of the Nuvi to put in the Montana. Now the best of both worlds without any changing of chips. If I had one more I could keep one in the laptop too.
(Posted on November 2013)

Best mapping out there

Review by David
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I have used this on my gps's for 3 years now. I would recommend this product to any hunter.
Pros:
I like the fact that you can get a upgrade download each year for a discount.

Great to determine what land your are on Private/ Public

Great for marking waypoint of where you shot your game
and then going back to it.

Color coding for easy viewing.

Easy to transfer from Garmin basecamp to the gps device

Great help videos for learning to use the software.

Great for Real Estate.(Property lines/ Plat books)

Easy to use with base camp to see where you were that last hunt, and plan accordingly for next day.

Cons:
No plat books in Midwest states YET.. They are working on it.

Maps on this download will not work with basecamp and google earth overlay. The google earth overlay is separate.

I have two Garmin rhinos and I would like to put it on both. No can do. With/ out extra cost. Wish they had a buy 2 package

Cost A++++
Usability A++++
Functionality A++++
Hunting districts A++++
Private Vs Public A++++

Telling me where the Elk Are F+ (Good fun)
(Posted on November 2013)

...wish they’d ban sales to deer & antelope

Review by griz326
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I swear the deer and antelope have subscriptions to this GPS add-on. Those critters are always on private property... :)

Great product.
(Posted on October 2013)

Tech and Youth hunting

Review by Burke
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I used the Hunting GPS Maps during the youth hunt in Montana, and my son loved the fact he could see what parcels of land we were on, we could then cross check with the regulations. GPS mapping brings a level of technology to hunting which makes the whole experience for our youth very engaging. Thanks
(Posted on October 2013)

Great Product

Review by Mark
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I bought a new Garmin Rino 650. I compared different map programs and after talking with other users, I went with the Hunting GPS Maps HUNT Montana. A big tipping point for me was the Block Management areas on the map. I do all my hunting on public land and like knowing I'm on the right property. It's also great to locate state lands. I also found access to National Forest land in a new area. I find myself taking the GPS with me on all trips now just to find potential hunting spots.
(Posted on October 2013)

Great chip. Never question where you hunt again !

Review by John
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Never guess about anything. This product has taught me a ton of areas I had no clue I could hunt. The BLM update was great. Only wish updates were free, or they offered a lifetime update option like garmin and most other companies.
(Posted on October 2013)

Great

Review by Rick
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Having both the hunt unit boundaries and the block management information right on your gps unit is priceless! It's about time someone included this valuable information on a gps map. It will keep you away from private land and lots of trouble.
(Posted on October 2013)

Excellent

Review by William
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I won this chip at a RMEF banquet, after recieving it I plug it in to my computer. and I was amazed at how easy it was to navigate. Just showing the names of the property owners is awesome. I cannot wait to use it in my GPS next week on my Antelope hunt.

AWESOME PRODUCT
(Posted on September 2013)

Saved our Hunt

Review by The_Hard_Hunt
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I bought the chip after buying the 62s I bought from REI. We knew the area we had always hunted. My step-father had come down from Alaska to help call, more importantly pack-out, for me. The Elk moved very differently this year do to a hard early snow. We always hunted BLM/State but we tracked them to a private ranch. Used the app to get ahold of the land management company, gave us permission to walk there fence to a isolated spot of State land; right where the elk were.

Definately would not have tagged out on a nice bull if it wasn't for the chip and info. That all being said, the graphics and detail is amazing. I am buying it for my iPhone as we speak.
(Posted on September 2013)

Indispensable !!

Review by Gary
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My son and I were on a 'bucket-list' trip to Montana for sharptails. I purchased the GPS map and off we went, with VERY little local info to go on. With the handheld GPS in the car and in our pocket we were able to quickly determine where we were, who's land we were looking at, and how large an area it was. The map definitely made the trip easier, simpler, and worry free. I will never go without one of these (wherever we go) again !!
(Posted on September 2013)

Outstanding assessory for your GPS

Review by Tim
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This is an absolute must have for anyone that enjoys the outdoors. I use my GPS for hunting, fishing, trail riding and Geocaching. The detailed maps provide roads, streams, landowner, topographical and now block management information. With this addition to my GPS, I have found new areas to hunt and fish, and have been on roads that I never knew existed.
(Posted on September 2013)

Great Product

Review by Dale
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I have used this while hunting and geocaching . It is a very good product.
(Posted on September 2013)

Simply Awesome!

Review by owen
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This is one of the coolest tools I've ever used! It has given me new ground to hunt on, and keeps me off certain lands that I don't want to be on. It has helped me so much, I absolutely love it, and highly recommend to it to every MT hunter!!
(Posted on September 2013)

Great Addition to Hunting Tools

Review by Lacey
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This has been the best tool that I have used for hunting in Montana. Not only has it helped us keep off of totally private land but has also opened up more areas of hunting that we never knew where around or that we did not know how get to. I never leave house now with out it.
(Posted on September 2013)

One of my best purchases ever!

Review by KEVIN
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I have been scared for years that I may be to close to hunting on private land so I have not hunted in areas that I have wanted. Now I have everything all at my fingertips with the Hunt Montana chip. I can now determine where my boundry's are, where my Block Management areas end, and where all public land is located in my favorite hunting area. I have been able to determine that some of my favorite spots that I wanted to hunt are completley legal! This tool for the hunter has to be up there in priority with a good bow or gun or pack. What I am saying is it is one of the most important tools we as hunters can have with us!
(Posted on September 2013)

Awesome

Review by John
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This is the greatest hunting tool ever made. I discovered a herd of Antelope on public land last year using it and bagged a nice buck. I'm not sure I would have found a place to hunt without it. I never leave home without it.
(Posted on September 2013)

Don't Leave Home Without It

Review by Lee
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Love my Hunt Montana map chip and never leave home without it. Just had my Hunt Montana chip updated to the latest version so I now have Block Management Areas on my GPS along with all the other advantages these chips add to your Garmin GPS. I use mine to let me know when riding our atv or when out hunting where the private property is so I don't get into trouble trespassing. Lets me plan trips outdoors by knowing exactly where I can and cannot go.
(Posted on September 2013)

Great product

Review by Nick
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Awesome hunting tool. We actually bought it to see land boundaries but now use only for hunting. I would recommend it to anyone.
(Posted on September 2013)

Love this map!

Review by Bow Huntress
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This map makes me a very ethical huntress. I always know where I stand and I can HUNT WITH CONFIDENCE!
(Posted on June 2013)

super product

Review by Dean
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these maps are very good for hikers to.

GPS Compatibility for SD/MicroSD Orders

  • Must have a Garmin GPS (color screen recommended)
  • GPS Unit must have expandable memory capability unless you are purchasing the download version (slot or port for SD/MicroSD Chip)
  • recommended unit - Garmin GPSMAP 62s
  • DO NOT send any other map data to the SD card while it is in the unit

Compatible GPS Units

Keep in mind that this is not a complete list. Your GPS unit may be compatible with our maps, although it may not be listed here. A good place to check if your unit is compatible is the Garmin website. Search for your GPS unit then click on the Specs tab to see if it will Accept Data Cards.

  • All Garmin Montana Series
  • All Garmin Oregon Series
  • All Garmin Colorado Series
  • Dakota 20
  • Nuvi series
  • GPSMAP 60CSx & 60Cx, 62s & 62st
  • GPSMAP 76CSx & 76Cx, 78s & 78sc
  • Rino 655t,  650, 520HCx & 530HCx
  • Astro 320 & 220
  • eTrex 20 & 30
  • eTrex Legend HCx, Cx
  • eTrex Vista HCx, Cx
  • eTrex Venture HCx
  • Zumo series
  • Street Pilot
  • IQUE
  • Edge 605 & 705

GPS Compatibility for BaseCamp Download Orders

You can download and install the map onto your computer's BaseCamp Software to view the maps on your computer then send the maps to your GPS. See below for requirements:

  • Garmin GPS with color screen
  • USB cable to connect GPS to computer
  • BaseCamp software (free download from Garmin's Website)
  • Windows PC (Windows XP SP3 or higher, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8)
  • Mac Computer (Intel-based running OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) or higher. OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and users without an Intel-based Mac should use BaseCamp 2.1.2 available here.)
  • High Speed Internet REQUIRED
  • recommended units - Garmin GPSMAP 62s

Compatible GPS Units

Keep in mind that this is not a complete list. Your GPS unit may be compatible with our maps, although it may not be listed here. A good place to check if your unit is compatible is the Garmin website. Search for your GPS unit then click on the Specs tab to see if it will Accept Data Cards.

  • All Garmin Montana Series
  • All Garmin Oregon Series
  • All Garmin Colorado Series
  • All Garmin Dakota Series
  • GPSMAP 60Cx, 60CSx, 62, 62s, 62st
  • GPSMAP 76Cx, 76CSx, 78, 78s, 78sc
  • eTrex Legend HCx, Cx
  • eTrex Summit HC
  • eTrex Venture HC & Cx
  • eTrex Vista HCx, Cx
  • eTrex 20, 30
  • Rino 520HCx, 530HCx, 610, 650, 655t
  • Astro 220, 320
  • Nuvi series
  • Zumo series
  • Street Pilot
  • IQUE
  • Edge 605 & 705

SD/MicroSD or Download Option?

  HUNT SD/MicroSD Chip HUNT Download Product

Advantages

  • Easy to use! Simply plug the memory chip into the memory chip slot on your GPS and go.
  • No downloading software and messing with the computer.
  • The CHIP can also be used to view the map on your computer through Garmin's FREE BaseCamp software (for Advanced Users). View the map on your computer to help find areas to hunt or scout before you hit the ground.
  • Easily update your Chip directly through our website each year.
  • Download version allows you to view the map on the computer, and then send the map to a GPS. View the map on your computer to help find areas to hunt or scout before you hit the ground.
  • Customers will receive one unlock code and can purchase additional unlock codes to add the map to other family member's GPS units.

Disadvantages

  • Some GPS units don't take MicroSD or SD chips, so you will have to use our HUNT Downloadable Product.
  • Downloading and installing all the maps and necessary software can be difficult and time-consuming (but we do have instructions!)
  • For Advanced Users only
  • High Speed Internet required for these large file downloads
  • Priced higher than our SD/MicroSD product as we have a customer service team to lend support if you run into any trouble with the installation.

  • You will be able to see your position relative to public and private land boundaries. For example, if you are on a BLM section, your current location will show up on a yellow background. If you are on private land, your GPS will show your current location on a white background
  • Wherever you go you have a Statewide Ownership and Topo Map compacted down to a device that fits in the palm of your hand and weighs less than a pound
  • Easily Compare to your Paper Maps to quickly figure out your location on that Paper Map using section lines and property ownership coloring as a reference

We concentrate our efforts to providing the most current and accurate property boundaries and ownership available. These maps are for reference purposes only. Always obey property postings and use common sense to visually verify boundaries. Data is taken from the most current state and national government agency's land survey data. Because of the data compilation methods used by state agencies and onXmaps, the data is subject to error. No representation is made or warranty given as to its content or usability. User assumes all risk of use. These data do not constitute a legal survey; when seeking the definitive description of real property, consult the deed recorded at the local county courthouse or official land records in the respective Federal or State agencies.

You can read more about Garmin GPS Unit accuracy on the Garmin website

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