Free OnXmaps HUNT App Offered to RMEF Membership

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is excited to announce that onXmaps is offering a free 12-month membership of their premium HUNT App for mobile devices to RMEF members.

“This is an incredible offer from a sponsor-partner that provides a tremendous benefit to our members,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “Even more than that, this advancement of our relationship shows the commitment that onXmaps has toward RMEF and our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.” 

“One of the reasons this partnership is so important to us is because RMEF shares the same core objective of increasing the opportunity for hunters and outdoorsmen to enjoy elk country,” said Matt Seidel, marketing director for onXmaps. “RMEF achieves this through improving and conserving lands most important to wildlife, while onXmaps gives its map users the best information for finding and navigating the right hunting and recreational lands.” 

The HUNT App essentially turns mobile devices (iPhone, iPad & Android) into dedicated GPS units. It allows users to view color-coded customizable layers of public lands, private lands, hunting units and other information on satellite, topo or hybrid basemaps right from their phone or tablet. The app also allows for the caching of maps for offline use even in areas where there is no cellular coverage. Users can also use markups to create waypoints with hunting icons and photos, identify land owner names and ranch boundaries, toggle between basemaps and easily determine their position in relation to public or private property boundaries. 

“I downloaded the app several months ago when it was first made available and I find it more convenient than what is on my GPS,” said Decker. “It has a whole lot of functionality beyond just the layers of ownership. And from an elk hunter’s perspective, it’s a valuable tool.” 

The Hunt App is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and HuntingGPSmaps.com. RMEF members receive a free redemption code by logging into the ‘My RMEF’ section of www.rmef.org.

“Our supporting (or annual) membership is $35 so for onXmaps to offer this $34.99 app for free for one year is pretty amazing,” added Decker. 

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 200,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 6.4 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.

 

NSSF SHOT Show Part 2

For my second year in a row, I teamed up with the Outdoor Channel on line bringing the latest and greatest from SHOT to the Outdoor Channel.com community bringing you the latest and greatest products in the industry. Check out what is HOT and NEW from Swarovski Optik, Hunting GPS Maps and MagPul Dynamics.

 Swarovski Optik

Hunting GPS Maps

Magpul Dynamics

 

Talking Ground Sausages with Crosman

NSSF SHOT Show Part 1

January marks the beginning of trade show season; a time where manufacturers launch the exciting new products that they have spent the past year(s) developing and perfecting. As a consumer, this time always leaves me feeling a bit like a child anxiously waiting for my turn to open Christmas presents. Vivid images fill your head of what exciting new technological advances or industry changing product lines will be unveiled, ultimately helping you fill your tag turning your upcoming dream hunt into a reality.

SHOT show was busy as usual, my feet taking me around the outdoor world so to speak to some of the best manufactures; Swarovski Optik and their latest and greatest modular spotting scope system, Under Armour with some exciting new additions to the women hunt line, Realtree launching their new camo pattern Xtra and Xtra Green, Eberlestock backpacks new Team Elk pack, the list goes on and on.

Working with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, I filmed segments for the new “Hunt Planner” portion of the RMEF’s newly redesigned website that will feature interactive information for the elk hunter geared towards before the hunt, during the hunt and after the hunt. I filmed segments at SHOT featuring Browning rifles, Nosler bullets, Buck Knives, Eberlestock’s new Team Elk backpack, Hunting GPS Maps, Under Armour and Federal Premium Ammunition.

For my second year in a row, I teamed up with the Outdoor Channel on line bringing the latest and greatest from SHOT to the Outdoor Channel.com community, filming segments including Eberlestock and the new Team Elk backpack, Hunting GPS Maps, Under Armour, Swarovski Optik, Magpul Dynamics, Weatherby’s Team Gen X including Chad Mendes and Brendon Clark.

Somewhere in there I even managed an appearance at the Crosman booth. After that, I stopped by the OTIS booth and was honored when American Hero Dick Marcinko, founder of Navy Seal Team 6, Red Cell and author of New York Times best selling title “Rogue Warrior” and conservative talk show radio host “America on Watch” and Medal of Honor recipient Jon Cavaiani, took photos with me and autographed a pictures for my collection.

At the Under Armour “Ridge Reaper” television show premier Aaron Lewis rocked the house!!! The teaser for the upcoming show left everyone on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the new series set to premier in the 3rd quarter on the Outdoor Channel.

By week’s end, I was limping between appointments, regretting not bringing along my Cabela’s Lady Hunter boots for my travels. Please check out the videos below to watch some of the videos that were filmed at SHOT. The remainder, you will be able to find on RMEF’s Hunt Planner website.

Eberlestock Team Elk Backpack: Under Armour Women Hunt: Brendon Clark Team Weatherby: Chad Mendez Team Weatherby: Chad Mendez Team Weatherby Favorite Hunt