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6 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Upland Bird Hunting

Get the low down on these downloads and level up your bird hunting game.

6 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Upland Bird Hunting

OnX Hunt mobile app.

On-X Hunt

On-X has evolved beyond just a brand and achieved a mindset mentality. As both a noun and a verb, On-X has become deeply engrained in the hunting community whether you pursue big game, small, game, birds, or fur. The GPS-based mapping app has completely revolutionized the way we scout and hunt. Clear and definitive property boundaries and property owners eliminate any uncertainty and provide us with confidence going into every hunt. You can set custom waypoints, track your route, view topo maps, and share secret coverts just to name a few functions. Annual membership plans are available by individual state or for the entire country.

1 State Yearly $29.99 or 50 States Yearly $99.99 |

Garmin Explore

Garmin Explore mobile app

From the legendary leaders in GPS technology comes the Garmin Explore app. Designed to take you farther away while knowing exactly where you are, the all-in-one mapping, tracking, and trip planning navigation system allows the user to sync and share maps and data between their computer and digital devices, including Garmin handhelds and wearables. The Explore app brings connectivity and communication through inReach devices, letting you stay close to friends and family when you go to get away from it all. Cloud-based storage lets you confidently go off-grid while safeguarding your trips, tracks, and texts. Oh, and your Garmin dog training/tracking GPS handhelds, yep, the Explore app works with them too.

Free (mobile app only, satellite subscription required) |

Try Upland

Try Upland mobile app

With so many newcomers welcomed into the uplands, many continue to lack the support and encouragement from a proper mentor to show the ropes and address the finer points of our feather-fanatic lifestyle. Try Upland was created to recruit new hunters, build connections, educate, and promote mentorship within the bird hunting community. This all-inclusive app features push notifications, private messaging, regional chatrooms, a bird dog talk forum, and a buy-sell-trade bulletin to fire off a few feathers in its cap. Additional updates to equip and empower users are coming soon and include integration with state wildlife agencies and conservation organizations. Sign up now to complete your profile as a mentor or mentee and make a positive change in the bird hunting community in your own unique way.

Free |


HuntWise mobile app

Although not a newcomer to the hunting app scene, HuntWise is diving deeper into delivering more useful functionality for uplanders. Now with over 250 layers including a new drought monitor layer, hunters can properly prepare for their out-of-state outings and quickly pivot plans as conditions change. Another exciting evolution is the HuntCast feature, which uses a propriety algorithm to predict peak bird movement based on wind, weather, moon phase, and other environmental conditions. Setup custom controls to get notified when a weather system is moving in and don’t miss any opportunities. Create and share your hidden honey hole with entrusted allies in real-time using the HuntAreas feature. Elite members, take advantage of discounts up to 50% with top brands in the outdoor industry—flock yeah!

Elite Membership $119 per year |

All Trails 

 All Trails mobile app

All trails lead to adventure, but to get you started, the All Trails app offers users a detailed collection of over 200,000 trail maps to help you find and follow your next hunting haunt. Whether your wild wanderings go by boot, bike, boat or other means, the app turns your cell phone into a GPS unit and logs the details of your trek. Share your forays with friends or shield your secrets for a future solo soiree with your bird dog.

Free (PRO Membership $30 per year) |

Primos Wind

Primos Wind mobile app

If you’re a little more cerebral in your wingshooting wanderings and try to hunt without the assistance of digital directives, but keeping your dog working into the wind is imperative, the Primos Wind app is a simple solution. Displaying wind direction and wind speed, the app presents a satellite view of your location or turn the map off for a digital compass, both of which respond in real time to the direction you are facing. Tap the weather icon for a quick peek at the current conditions and get your eyes back on the prize.

$0.99 | Primos Wind

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