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Public Lands, On the Line

By Cavan Williams—onXmaps Content Editor 18 days ago 8107 Views No comments
The Battle for Public Lands - Montana Rally

The Capitol building in Helena, Mont. was a sea of camo and blaze orange during the rally for public lands on Monday afternoon, January 30, 2017.

Hunters, cowboys, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts packed together, elbow to elbow, with signs and banners all condemning the sale of federal public lands...

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A Montana Twofer

By Rex Wolferman—onXmaps Pro Staff 2 months ago 5714 Views 3 comments
A Montana Twofer

The bull was over 500 yards away, trailing a small herd of cows. Too far for my rifle. I swapped rifles with Dylan, knowing his 7mm would get the job done.

I pulled the bipod legs out and laid prone in the dirt...

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The Reality of Expectations

By Cavan Williams—onXmaps Content Editor 2 months ago 2348 Views 3 comments
Photo taken by Nicole Belke

Dad has a patience for deer and the woods unmatched for society and crowds. I was beyond excited when he bought his tag for Montana. I had not hunted with him in five years and would finally get to show him what the snow covered peaks of Montana had to offer.

He walks slow in the woods. A kind of slow which only comes with age and experience.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Top 10 Gift Ideas for Hunters

By Cavan Williams—onXmaps Content Editor 3 months ago 7891 Views 1 comment
Holiday Gift Guide: Top 10 Gift Ideas for Hunters

The holiday season is rearing its daunting head, which means planning gifts for the hunters in your family. Gift planning doesn’t have to be an arduous journey through shopping centers and online advertisements, however.

We have compiled a list of 10 gift ideas for the outdoorsmen and women in your family.

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Wild Game Thanksgiving Recipes

By Cavan Williams—onXmaps Content Editor 3 months ago 1300 Views No comments
Thanksgiving Wile Game Recipes

Hunters were the providers for the first Thanksgiving and to commemorate their contributions hunters should try and stay out of the grocery store this year and look to nature’s pantry for an authentic feast.

Luck permitting of course.

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HUNT Holiday 2016 Deals

By onXmaps 3 months ago 31080 Views 2 comments
HUNT Holiday Promos

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Top 6 Staff Picks for Warm Winter Gear

By Cavan Williams—onXmaps Content Editor 4 months ago 1429 Views No comments
Top 6 Staff Picks for Warm Winter Gear

Whether shivering in a duck blind while watching a flock work its way in, or studying a hoof track in the glow of a headlamp after a fresh snow, the cold is a necessary ingredient to the hunt.

onXmaps’ staff know how to deal with numb toes and frost nipped fingers and listed below are some of their essential gear choices for dealing with hunting in a deep freeze.

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Poach and Pay: A Look at Higher Poaching Fines

By Cavan Williams—onXmaps Content Editor 4 months ago 4959 Views 2 comments
Poach and Pay: A Look at Higher Poaching Fines

Most hunters work their entire lives for the chance to merely lay eyes on a trophy class animal. To see one poached leaves a sour taste in a legitimate hunter's mouth, and the utterance of words too explicit for the ears of children.

To help curb poaching across the country the Boone and Crockett Club is looking to implement a system of fines based on the Boone and Crockett scoring method of trophy animals.

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Smartphone Battery Saving Tips for The Field

By Yana Robertson—onXmaps Creative Director 4 months ago 6790 Views No comments
Cellphone Battery Saving Tips for The Field

Below I’m going to let you in on a few tips and tricks I learned while living out of a Tipi the last few days on how I saved my phone’s battery life. Using these methods I only had to charge my phone 3 times in 10 days.

My phone never went fully dead once and that includes a few all-day excursions where I was taking a lot of photos and using my HUNT App a lot!

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Bear Spray vs. Bullets: How to Stay Safe in Grizzly Country

By Cavan Williams—onXmaps Content Editor 4 months ago 9392 Views 1 comment
Bear Spray versus Bullets

Todd Orr looked like he'd been through hell, only worse. Staring into the camera of his phone Orr was streaked with blood, with large chunks of skin hanging from his head. Orr was hiking in the mountains near Ennis, Mont. when he came upon the bear in a meadow.

The fury of a bear protecting her cubs charged through the cloud of bear spray Orr let out and was on the man's back, clawing and biting.

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