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Get your gear on: HUNT Chip onXmap

HUNT Chip GPS maps offer detailed information on all types of lands and waterways. (OnXmaps photo)

A friend mentioned these GPS maps earlier this week, saying the HUNT Chip onXmap he recently purchased has become a favorite.

Based in Missoula, Mont., the makers of onXmaps have created a hunting map with color-coded, land ownership designations made for GPS, mobile and computer use. Every parcel of land has a unique color to easily identify a change in ownership, offering the look and feel of BLM, Forest Service and plat book maps.

In a news release, the company said its maps collect data from multiple sources and organizes it in a way that makes the maps intuitive for users of all ability levels. Simply put, the maps have become among the most accurate and reliable sources for digital land ownership on the market.

"GPS devices were game changers for hunters," Matt Seidel, HUNT product manager, said in the news release. "By adding our HUNT Chip to a GPS device or downloading our HUNT App, hunters can now see public versus private land, land ownership details, and so much more."

HUNT Maps include:

• Land owner names with property boundaries.

• Color-coded public and private lands.

• Up to 24K topographical functionality.

• Roads (highway, city, backroads, trails).

• Water data (lakes, rivers, creeks, springs).

• Game Management or Hunting Units.

HUNT Chips, which are compatible with Garmin GPS units, are widely distributed across the U.S and can be found in many different sporting goods stores, including Cabela's, Sportsman's Warehouse and Bass Pro Shops. Hunters can update their HUNT Chip yearly with any new changes in ownership or property access that took place over the year. Prices start at $99.99.


-- Brad Dokken

Brad Dokken

Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 

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