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CWD to Tree Stands: A Look at onX’s Best 2018 Content

As we move into 2019, we’ve paused a moment to reflect on 2018. Thanks to everyone who read through our blog posts; we have grand plans for 2019 and look forward to serving up a variety of content geared toward both Eastern and Western hunters. From tree stand hacks to landlocked public lands, here’s a look at our most popular content from the past year:

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How Many of the 5+ Million onX Waypoints Saved in 2018 Were Yours?

We love hearing your stories: what you tackled with the onX Hunt App, how many miles you logged and epic tales of successful seasons. Here’s a look at what the onX community accomplished with the Hunt App this year:

– 84 million landowner names delivered

– 5+ million Waypoints
– 5+ million miles tracked (the equivalent of traveling to the moon 21 times)

– 350,000 shared Waypoints

– 3.8 million off-grid sessions

– 1.2 million saved maps
– 427 years combined time spent in-app


Hunting in a Known CWD Area: What You Need to Know

As hunters around the country draw nearer to their respective hunting seasons, it’s inevitable that we refocus on our hunting regions and conservation issues. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a term many hunters are vaguely familiar with, but how much do you actually know about the disease and its spread throughout the U.S.?


onX and TRCP Partner for Landlocked Public Lands

Americans are locked out of 9.52 million acres of public lands—so we’ve partnered with TRCP to help increase access. onX’s GIS team (geographic information system; the people who ensure the data on your app is as up-to-date and accurate as possible) has worked to pull together the numbers for the report, revealing a startling 9.52 million acres of public lands—from forests and prairies to riverbanks and foothills—across the Western U.S. that are inaccessible.


How to Hunt Whitetail Deer Using the onX Hunt App: Part 1

The onX building in Missoula, Montana, is filled with passionate hunters from a variety of backgrounds. Whether we’re out chasing spring turkey, spending our summers in the backcountry setting trail cameras, sighting in rifles at the range or hiking tents into backwoods drop sites in anticipation of the season, we are always comparing, contrasting and seeking the best ways to chase game.
In this two-part series, we shared our top tips for hunters using the onX Hunt App in their pursuit of whitetail. From food plots and stand location to getting landowner permission and access easements, we’ll help you make the most of your season.


Trading Cameras for Shotguns: Two onX Staff Get Their First Sharptails

Two of onX’s in-house creatives traded cameras for shotguns and shot their first birds.
Some days stick in your memory for a long time. Most of us remember catching our first fish, the first night we spent outside or some random moment we simply stopped and paused in awe of the sheer size of the places where we spend our time outside. Sometimes the things we remember are nights spent drinking around the campfire with good friends or quiet early morning drives to our favorite hunting spot.


Jess McGlothlin

Before taking the role of onX Communications Writer, Jess McGlothlin worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the outdoor and fly-fishing industries. While on assignment in the past few years she’s learned how to throw spears at coconuts in French Polynesia, dodge saltwater crocodiles in Cuba, stand-up paddleboard down Peruvian Amazon tributaries and eat all manner of unidentifiable food.