onX Hunt Adds Seven New Features for the Upcoming Season

Additions include expansion into Canada, markup folders, exaggerated 3D, and more

Since last season kicked off, onX Hunt has launched seven new enhancements to help sportsmen and women find more success in the field this fall. New additions include the app’s recent launch into Canada for Elite members, markup folders, optimal wind, updated crop and tree layers, as well as 3D on Android and exaggerated 3D on desktop. Whether you’re busy with summer scouting or already gearing up for those early season tags, these new features provide you with some of the most detailed field intel yet.

Expansion into Canada

onX Hunt now extends north of the border into Canada for Elite Members, illustrating hunting units, government land data, historic wildfires, crop distribution, drought conditions, and additional specialty hunting layers. Users can access core mapping information as well, such as aerial imagery, topographic basemaps, contour lines, roads, water, trails, and recreation sites.

Markup Folders

Folders are a new way to keep your maps organized as you add more customized content like waypoints, tracks, lines, area shapes, and other markups throughout the year. This feature allows you to create, move, or delete content in one or multiple folders. Folders can then be turned on and off, so you only see the markups you need. For hunters using onX Hunt for multiple seasons and species throughout the year, this is an especially useful feature. Users can also share a folder that contains multiple pieces of content with others via text, email, and more.

Optimal Wind

Optimal wind makes choosing the best tree stand location easier than ever. Whitetail hunters know that wind is everything, especially when you consider a whitetail’s sense of smell is 500-1,000 times more acute than a human’s.

When planning your hunts around being upwind, the optimal wind feature makes visualizing wind across multiple locations simple. For example, if the best wind directions at your stand are south, southwest, and west, you can select those directions and onX will pull weather data to show how favorable the wind at that location currently is. You can also look at the wind calendar to view a week-long wind favorability forecast for that tree stand waypoint at sunrise, midday, and sunset.

Updated Crop Layers

The most recent data has been added to crop layers, providing a high-level look at what food sources exist in a hunt area. Whether you’re scouting for big game, whitetails, waterfowl, or upland birds, food sources are critical to finding game. onX Hunt makes scouting cropland easy by color-coding 19 of the most important crops for game, and by allowing users to turn them on and off for easy visualization.

The updated data shows which crops were planted last season, giving you a general idea of the food sources in the area. In regions with heavy corn and soybeans, hunters can expect many farmers to rotate to whichever crop wasn’t planted last year. For example, if a field was planted in corn last year, it will more than likely be planted in beans this year and vice versa.

Tree Species Layers

Tree species layers are another recent addition to the onX platform. Tree species layers allow you to evaluate forest composition, including forest diversity, tree species, and other habitat types such as wetlands. This means you can pinpoint places on the map where forest or habitats funnel or concentrate game, transition zones, and diversity in food sources.

Six different tree species maps are built into the app, including thermal deer cover, acorn-producing oaks, young aspen forests, deciduous vs. coniferous forests, coniferous tree distribution, and deciduous tree distribution.

Updated 3D Maps

onX has also launched 3D mapping for Android, allowing users to see the topography of their hunt area like never before. This is the most comprehensive 3D mobile platform ever designed for hunters to use on their Android devices, and iOS users can expect a similar updated experience later this year.

On desktop, onX has enhanced its 3D experience with elevation exaggeration, which allows users to accentuate the terrain using a sliding scale from less to more exaggerated 3D. This is especially useful in areas with less elevation change, where it’s harder to recognize low-lying ridges, hills, basins, and creek bottoms. Whether you’re checking out a new property in Midwest whitetail country or exploring ground for upland birds on the rolling high plains, 3D elevation exaggeration shows you the lay of the land from a new perspective.

To learn more about these new features and how to use them, check out onX Hunt 101 webinars. There are recurring onX Hunt 101 webinars throughout the summer and fall, as well as other webinars on topics ranging from western big game to whitetails, waterfowl, upland birds, and more.


Molly Stoecklein

Growing up in the east, Molly’s first claim to fame was a 1998 New York State Ski Ballet Championship title. Since, she’s never lived far from the mountains and now calls Bozeman home. When she’s not heading up PR and Communications for onX, she’s out exploring on skis or bike, or with fly rod in hand.