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Does anyone use a property lines map app for iPhone when they hunt? I hunt all on private land upstate and our borders are hard to tell exactly with plat maps but I have seen people use some kind of app that runs on GPS via smartphone. I’m willing to pay for it so I can at least know for sure and remember where the lines are. Thanks!
 

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I use GAIA GPS. Not sure why I chose it but like it. They have a free and paid version. The paid versions allow you to overlay maps, including land boundaries. I don't have cell service where I hunt to just have to download the map to my phone before hand. Even though you don't have service, your phone GPS still works.
 

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Thanks guys HuntStand is awesome! Real life changer for me. One property I have permission for is much larger than I thought so that will open up some more tree stand ideas for my group. Explore some new areas I always thought were off limits. Thanks again.
 

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So where so these "apps" get their info from if not from the tax plot maps ?
 

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I have OnX and learned that some counties are plotted better than others. I own a piece of property in SW PA and was using it to find my property lines. I found a pin on the corner of my property within 1 foot of where the app said the corner was. Now at my hunting camp in NC PA, its a different story. Some of the properties are not even close to being correct. I think it all depends on how accurate the info is that is provided by county tax office. BTW, I wish I would of purchased OnX sooner. It is a huge step up from using a handheld GPS.
 

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My neighbor used Onyx to figure out his property lines. Had I not came to camp that weekend, I would have a new driveway and perc test done on my property. He was off by over 70 yds. I couldn't figure out why my posted signs were torn down and what all of the different colored ribbons meant. We got a copy of my deed and measured from the neighbor on the other side. She was just surveyed. Came out exactly were I said the line was. He was correct on the other corner. He apologized and bought me new signs.
 

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Yeah I understand, I’m sure they aren’t exact but I do have a plat map from a long time ago and the shapes match up. I had previously measured those as best as possible with google earth and suspected that the one property was larger than I thought, and this confirms my exact notions about that land. I’m only using it as a rough guide and it does match up with the plat map lines I have.
 

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I use Huntstand and from time to time they run specials for the paid version for the year usually on Black Friday or Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving. I paid 17 dollars for the year and that gives you unlimited number of states.
 

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I use OnX. I started out using the free version of Hunt Stand for a few years. I like the GPS features of OnX better but I am now using the subscription version which is $30 for the year.
 

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Just remember these property lines aren't always right on these apps. Not sure where they get the lines but huntstand cuts about 30 acres off our farm.
Same here. I've had to chase several guys off my property and they've used thes apps. I've taken them and showed them the surveyor spikes. These apps are garbage.
 

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Just remember these property lines aren't always right on these apps. Not sure where they get the lines but huntstand cuts about 30 acres off our farm.
Same here. I've had to chase several guys off my property and they've used thes apps. I've taken them and showed them the surveyor spikes. These apps are garbage.
Maybe, but where I’m at they seem pretty exact. We still have some old survey markers on trees from years ago and they match up perfectly with huntstand. This is in Susquehanna county. And they also match the old plat map I have from the 90s. I’m sure it depends on each county.
 

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Maybe, but where I’m at they seem pretty exact. We still have some old survey markers on trees from years ago and they match up perfectly with huntstand. This is in Susquehanna county. And they also match the old plat map I have from the 90s. I’m sure it depends on each county.
Guess its not a county thing. Must be just individual errors because I too am in Susquehanna Co. I would not rely solely on these apps.
 
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