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Hunting in Montana: Online Resources and Mobile Apps to Enhance the Field Experience

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015 01:27 PM

More than 30 million acres of land, or about one-third of the Montana’s total area, are available for hunting in the state. This can make planning the perfect hunt quite a chore. Numerous online resources and mobile apps are available to aids hunters in Montana.

“At a minimum you will need a good set of maps and some time to spend for scouting to determine available habitat and game populations,” the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said.

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Here are four resources that hunters in Montana can use to enhance the field experience.

1. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Official Website
This is an essential guide for anybody who wants to hunt in Montana, regardless of experience level. The site includes instructions about how to apply for a license along with detailed assessments of the local wildlife’s habitation patterns.

2. Montana Geographic Information Clearinghouse
This service of the Montana State Library provides a comprehensive collection of data about Montana’s geography, climate and local ecology. This massive wealth of documentation includes aerial photos, geographical fact sheets, land use data, climate station mapping applications, soil spatial data and hydrography studies.

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3. Montana FWP Maps
The Montana FWP offer extensive and in-depth maps services that hunters can access on their mobile devices. There are maps for every practical hunting purpose, including fishing guides, hunt planners, Wildlife Management Area maps, Critical Area Planning Systems and even maps for Biologist Responsibility Areas.

4. OnXmaps Hunt App
Hunt App is a produced by a private company, OnXmaps, and is available on both Apple and Android phones. Hunt App consolidates the most current map data from numerous resources, providing hunters with a dense offering of information in one map.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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