huntplanner

Improved Huntplanner Map Center

 

Since we first launched the Huntplanner in 2003 we've received a lot of feedback from hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts.  Along with your bouquets and brickbats, we receive many great ideas to improve the Huntplanner Map Center.

In this release, our third complete re-write of the Huntplanner Map Center, we've focused on adding the most requested features from your letters:

  1. Improved display and interactivity on mobile phones and tablets
     
  2. Transparency sliders to toggle the opacity of layers
     
  3. Create PDF maps for printing and sharing
     
  4. Tools to draw on the map and add notes
     
  5. Placename and coordinate search
     
  6. Measuring tools for distance and area
     
  7. More basemap options
     
  8. Controlled Hunt overlays by Species
     
  9. Areas closed to Hunting
     
  10. Geolocation to show your location on the map
     

We've added all these new features while retaining the existing functionality.

We recognize this is a new product.  There will be bugs to work out and adjustments.  While we're smoothing the rough edges, the classic Map Center will remain available.  We've already received some great feedback from hunters that has helped us improve the new Map Center.  If you have ideas or suggestions to make the Map Center better, please let us know!

 

Visualizing Your Next Hunt

Trails and Campgrounds in the MapCenter

This year we have added two new features to the Huntplanner to enable you to better scout for your next hunt. Google Earth (KMZ) files are now available for each hunt area let you better explore the terrain online and in your GPS. Photographs, campgrounds and trails information help you better understand the landscape and access.

Why isn't the fire closure boundary current?

I LOVE the MODIS interface you are offering with the hunt planner, thank you. However I just wanted to point out that for some fires (Sheep Fire for example), the fire closure boundary that is currently enacted by the USFS is not even showing up on the interface. When the "fire closure" layer is checked, it shows up for some fires (Mustang Complex, Halstead as examples), but not others. FYI, the USFS has closed the entire forest area from White Bird to Riggins, and from US95 to the wilderness boundary. It would be helpful and save some people time/$$ if this was updated.