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BC Public Lands Subscription

iHunter BC offers an annual subscription to display 7 different layers to show General Use Crown Land, Private Land, Conservation Lands, No Hunting Zones, Crown Lease Land, Municipalities and Parks.

First buy the app from the app store on your device, then add the Public Lands Layers for only $9.99 per year and get the following information:

General Use Crown Land

94% of British Columbia is made up of public land, and the vast majority of this land is publicly accessible. By taking the land boundaries of BC and subtracting out the boundaries of all private land, conservation land, parks, protected areas, reserves, leases, and other federal land, we derived the ‘General Use Crown Land’ Layer.

There may be additional access restrictions on this land that are not documented in openly available GIS layers, and it is the users responsibility to obey all posted restrictions in the field. Although we have done our best to ensure this is accurate, discrepancies may exist. This layer should be used as a guideline only.

These areas are shown in a forest green color, with crown icons filling the areas on the map. Each time a new area of the map is viewed, or a new zoom level is looked at, that portion of the layer needs to be downloaded (requiring cell or Wifi service). Once downloaded, those tiles are cached on device for future offline use.

Private Land

Although making up only 6% of land in BC, private land is important because permission is required to access it. Knowing the size and shape of a piece of land makes it easier to discuss with a landowner, and being more informed could help with obtaining permission.

These areas are shown in a grey border with a semi-transparent white filling the areas on the map. Each time a new area of the map is viewed, or a new zoom level is looked at, that portion of the layer needs to be downloaded (requiring cell or Wifi service). Once downloaded, those tiles are cached on device for future offline use.

Conservation Land

Many parcels of private land are owned by Conservation organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Nature Conservancy of Canada, The Nature Trust of British Columbia, Central Okanogan Land Trust, and the Denman Conservancy Association. This layer maps and lists these private conservation lands in a searchable manner, and provides links to access conditions for those lands. Public access varies from organization to organization, and the user is responsible for determining access using the links provided.

These boundaries are shown in pale orange on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give additional information about the selected conservation land.

Crown Lease Land

Crown Land Lease is a type of land tenure issued under the Land Act. A Land Act Lease is issued where long term tenure is required, where substantial improvements are proposed, and/or where definite boundaries are required in order to avoid land use and property conflicts. The tenure holder is granted the exclusive use and enjoyment of the area. The tenure holder also has the right to exclude or charge the public for use of the land and/or improvements, when this is consistent with the terms of the lease. Generally speaking, permission is required for access and should be treated much the same as private land.

These boundaries are shown in teal on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give additional information about the lease type.

Municipalities

Municipalities have the authority to enforce shooting and hunting restrictions within their jurisdictions. By having these boundaries mapped, you can assess whether you are within the municipal boundary and subject to its bylaws.

They are shown in dark grey on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give municipality name and type.

No Hunting Areas

Some land designations forbid hunting by definition. Those area designations included in this layer are Ecological Reserves, National Parks, National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries.This is not a complete listing of every parcel of land the dis-allows hunting, as that is an impossible task. It is merely a visualization of the defined no hunting areas as listed above. No-hunting zones described in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations, which do not have digital boundaries published by the province, are NOT included in this layer.

They are shown in black on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give the area name and designation.

Parks and Protected areas

This layer includes the boundaries (and in some cases addition information about) Provincial Parks, Protected Areas, Recreation Areas, Conservancy Areas and Wildlife Management Areas. Specific rules for both access and hunting may exist, and are described in the Wildlife Act (hunting synopsis) or Ministry of Environment webpages. When possible, links are provided for the areas to read more.

They are shown in pale green on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give the park name and some other details.

Ontario Public Lands Subscription

iHunter ON offers an annual subscription to display 5 different layers to show General Use Crown Land, Private Land, Huntable Public Parks, Hunting Restricted Public Land, and Municipalities.

First buy the app from the app store on your device, then add the Public Lands Layers for only $24.99 for the first year and $39.99/year after that. You will get the following information:

General Use Crown Land

87% of Ontario is made up of public land, and the vast majority of this land is publicly accessible. By taking the General Use Public Land boundaries of Ontario and subtracting out the boundaries of all private land, parks, protected areas, reserves and other federal land, we derived the ‘General Use Crown Land layer’.

There may be additional access restrictions on this land that are not documented in openly available GIS layers, and it is the user’s responsibility to obey all posted restrictions in the field. Although we have done our best to ensure this is accurate, discrepancies may exist. This layer should be used as a guideline only.

These boundaries are shown in pale purple on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give additional information about the selected land.

Private / Lease Land

Although making up only 13% of land in Ontario, private land is important because permission is required to access it. Knowing the size and shape of a piece of land makes it easier to discuss with a landowner, and being more informed could help with obtaining permission. This layer also includes all the “Patent Land” which is crown land leased out for exclusive use.

These areas are shown in a grey border with a semi-transparent white filling the areas on the map. Each time a new area of the map is viewed, or a new zoom level is looked at, that portion of the layer needs to be downloaded (requiring cell or Wifi service). Once downloaded, those tiles are cached on device for future offline use.

Huntable Public Parks

This layer includes the boundaries (and additional information about) Provincial Parks, Wilderness Areas, Conservation Reserves, Forest Reserves, and Far North Protected Areas that allow hunting. Specific rules for both access and hunting may exist. When possible, links to additional content are provided for the specific areas.

These boundaries are shown in pale green on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give additional information about the selected conservation land.

Municipalities

Municipalities have the authority to enforce shooting and hunting restrictions within their jurisdictions. By having these boundaries mapped, you can assess whether you are within the municipal boundary and subject to its bylaws.

They are shown in dark grey on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give municipality name and type.

Hunting Restricted Public Land

Some land designations forbid hunting by definition. Those area designations included in this layer include some Provincial Parks, Crown Game Preserves, National Parks, National Wildlife Areas, Migratory Bird Sanctuaries, and Other Federal Protected Areas. \n\nThis is not a complete listing of every parcel of land the dis-allows hunting, as that is an impossible task. It is merely a visualization of the defined hunting restricted areas as listed above. No-hunting zones described in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations, which do not have digital boundaries published by the province, are NOT included in this layer.

They are shown in pale red on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give the Park name and designation.

Enhanced Management Areas

Enhanced Management Areas is a land use category that has been established in order to provide more detailed land use direction in areas of special features or values. A wide variety of resource and recreational users can occur in EMAs. In some areas, specific uses may be subject to conditions that are designed to support the values that make the area special. Enhanced Management Areas may lead to modifications (e.g., timing, location, method, access) in resource-management practices in order to recognize other land use values. In the detailed view of each EMA, you can see whether public access to roads, hunting, fishing, and other activities is permitted

They are shown in orange on the map, and are built into the app and can be used even without cell coverage, however the detailed view of each EMA requires cell coverage or wifi.

Licenses of Occupation

Thousands of parcels of Public Land in Ontario are subject to Licenses of Occupation (LOC). An LOC gives the licensee certain rights and responsibilities, such as:
– gives the right to use the land for up to 20 years, but does not give ownership of the land
– no extensive and/or valuable improvements to the land can be made
– no future financial or environmental liability is anticipated as a result of the intended land use
– rights granted are transferable, with ministry consent, but there is no right of renewal

In most cases, these LOCs do not prevent other valid land uses. However, we map these regions as there may be other non-recreational activities taking place. Additional care should be taken if accessing one of these areas, and all signage should be obeyed.

They are shown in pale pink on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give the disposition number, tenure number, or OGF ID.

Federal Lands

The Federal Lands layer includes Military Bases, Airports, Weather Radar Sites, First Nations Settlements, and Dams. These lands are not publicly accessible for hunting.

This is not a complete listing of every parcel of Federal Land, but is the most accurate data available publicly. Some small island parcels are not included in this layer due to size and performance constraints.

They are shown in navy blue on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give the land name and type.

Saskatchewan Public Lands Subscription

iHunter SK offers an annual subscription to display 5 different layers to show Provincial Forest, Fish and Wildlife Development Fund Land, Huntable Public Parks, No-Hunting areas, and Municipalities.

First buy the app from the app store on your device, then add the Public Lands Layers for only $9.99 per year and get the following information:

Provincial Forest

This layer shows approximate boundary of the Saskatchewan Provincial Forest. Most areas of the Provincial Forest allow hunting and recreational access.

Be aware that there are pockets of private land, provincial parks, agricultural lease land, reservations, and other land types that may prevent access. Always use other sources of information such as on-site signage, fencing and other maps to make decisions on acess. Use this boundary as a guideline only, as the Province is currently updating this boundary to be more accurate.

These boundaries are shown in pale purple on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give additional information about the selected land.

Fish & Wildlife Development Fund Lands

Wildlife lands are not reserves or sanctuaries. These natural areas have been bought with your hunting and trapping dollars, and can be used by everyone. Naturally, hunting is allowed on these lands. Lands are also open to other outdoor nature enthusiasts, including hikers, bird watchers and photographers.

There are four main rules when visiting FWDF lands:

  • Walk-in traffic only (except when retrieving big game during hunting season)
  • Walk-in camping only – no open fires;
  • No littering;
  • and No interference with an authorized management treatment (e.g., haying or grazing).

These boundaries are shown in orange on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give additional information about the selected land.

Huntable Public Parks

The Huntable Public Parks layer is made up of three types of public land that are all accessible and allow hunting: National Wildlife Areas, some Provincial Parks, and some Recreation Sites. Some areas have special restrictions such as firearms limitations or restricted areas, restricted hunting seasons, etc. In general, they all allow hunting in some form.

These boundaries are shown in pale green on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give additional information about the selected land.

Municipalities

Municipalities have the authority to enforce shooting and hunting restrictions within their jurisdictions. By having these boundaries mapped, you can assess whether you are within the municipal boundary and subject to its bylaws.

They are shown in dark grey on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give municipality name and type.

No Hunting Areas

Some land designations forbid hunting by definition. Those area designations included in this layer include Ecological Reserves, National Parks, Migratory Bird Sanctuaries, Game Preserves, Wildlife Refuges, and some Provincial Parks and Recreation Sites.

This is not a complete listing of every parcel of land the dis-allows hunting, as that is an impossible task. It is merely a visualization of the defined no hunting zones as listed above. No-hunting zones described in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations, which do not have digital boundaries published by the province, are NOT included in this layer.

They are shown in black on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give the Park name and designation.

iHunter Pro Tools

 

In addition to all the great tools included with the iHunter base app, you can upgrade to the iHunter Pro Tools for only $5.49.

The upgrade gives you the ability to:

• Track your position and plot your route on the map. Once recorded, you can see a graph of you Velocity and Altitude over time.

• Draw over the map to plan your hunt. The drawing can remain overlaid on your base map and can be emailed out to your hunting partners to ensure you are on the same page. Drawings can also show area and distance measurements.

• Access recently viewed hunting zones and waypoints

• Favorite your most used waypoints, hunting zones and map regions for quick access later

• Set your default map region so the app starts at that location every time it launches

• Add TMS or WMS map layers to the app

Alberta – Public Lands Subscription

iHunter Alberta offers an annual subscription to display various types of Alberta Public (Crown) land that can be accessible for hunting.

First buy the app from the app store on your device, then subscribe the Public Lands Layers in-app for only $9.99 per year and get the following information:

Agricultural Lease Land

There are over 6000 agricultural public land dispositions (leases) that are also available for public access activities such as hunting (subject to restrictions). These lands include Grazing Leases (GRL) and Farm Development Leases (FDL), which typically require users to contact the leaseholder prior to access. Grazing Permits (GRP), Provincial Grazing Reserves (GRR), Forest Grazing Licenses (FGL) and Cultivation Permits (CUP) require basic conditions to be followed, but do not require contact (unless specifically listed). All of these leases have their boundaries shown on the map and are searchable in the Agricultural Lease Land menu. By tapping on the lease you are interested in, or selecting it from the search menu, you can see the leaseholder contact info and any restrictions that are in place.

These areas are shown in a teal color on the map and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage.

The “Green Area”

The Boundary for the Green Area of the province can also be shown. This is primarily public land, but some areas are under disposition (lease) and approximately 1,330 quarter sections and scattered small pockets of private land also exist. The Green Area is provided as a guideline, but does not indicate that you have permission to access all land within it.

The area is shown in a bright green color on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. The boundary is quite large, and enabling it will slow down the app and reduce performance.

Vacant Disposition Land

In addition to the larger tracts of land shown in the other areas, vacant disposition land can also be shown. This includes leased public land like Pipeline Agreements, Easements, and Licenses of Occupation. These ‘Vacant Public Dispositions’ may be accessed by other users, as long as no development is occurring or is likely to occur within 90 days (or the road allowance is locked).

The are shown in purple on the map (when turned on), but do not have additional information other than the boundaries. They are not usually large tracts of land, but help with finding cutlines and other utility clearings. If they overlap other disposition types (like agricultural lease land) the restrictions of the overlapping lease take precedent. These boundaries are not built into the app, and are downloaded (and cached locally) as the area of the map is viewed.

Huntable Public Parks

The Huntable Public Parks layer is made up of three types of public land that are all accessible and allow hunting: Natural Areas, Wildland Provincial Parks, and Wilderness Parks. Some parks may have special restrictions such as firearms limitations or restricted areas, but in general they allow hunting. Natural areas may overlap with Agricultural Lease Land, and are subject to the access restrictions of the lease.

They are shown in dark green on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give additional information or restrictions within the park.

Restricted Access Lands

Although there are vast expanses of public land in Alberta, some parcels are used by the province or leased out for other purposes (mining, exploration, airstrips, etc). This layer maps out those parcels of Public Land that do not allow public access or have access restrictions (for the purpose of hunting, or otherwise). The Disposition Identifier listed can be used to discuss access restrictions with the Alberta Environment and Parks.

They are shown in dark red on the map, and are built into the app. They can be used even without cell coverage. Tapping on the area will give information on the restrictions of the boundary.

Alberta – Land Ownership Maps

 

iHunter Alberta offers select county land ownership maps for sale within the app. First, buy the app here:

iOS   Android
Then add individual county maps between $9.99 and $30.99.

Select Your County

Alberta is split up into numerous counties, which each produce their own land ownership maps to show who owns which parcels of land.

Confirm the County Boundary

Turn on the switch for “Show County Boundary” and then tap Zoom to map bounds to make sure that it’s a boundary that you are interested in.

Make the Purchase

Landowner maps are sold on a county by county basis (not by WMU) and purchases work just like a paper map – you get the version you purchased for as long as you want to use it. Once a new map is available you can purchase that to get the latest information.

Available Maps:

  • MD of Acadia (2016)
  • Athabasca County (2017)*
  • Barrhead County (2016)*
  • Beaver County (2017)
  • Big Lakes County (2017)*
  • MD of Bighorn (2014)*
  • Birch Hills County (2016)*
  • MD of Bonnyville (2017)
  • Brazeau County (2018)
  • Camrose County (2017)
  • Cardston County (2017)
  • Clear Hills (South) (2016)
  • Clearwater County (2015)
  • Cypress County (2015)*
  • MD of Fairview (2016)*
  • Flagstaff County (2017)
  • Foothills (2014)*
  • Forty Mile County (2016)*
  • Grand Prairie County (2016)*
  • MD of Greenview (2016)*
  • Kananaskis Improvement District (2009)
  • Kneehill County (2016)*
  • Lac La Biche County (2015)*
  • Lac Ste Anne County (2017)
  • Lacombe County (2018)
  • Lamont County (2016)*
  • Leduc County (2018)*
  • MD of Lesser Slave River (2015)*
  • Lethbridge County (2018)
  • Mackenzie County (2017)*
  • Minburn County (2016)*
  • Mountain View County (2016)*
  • Newell County (2016)*
  • Northern Lights (2016)*
  • Northern Sunrise County (2016)
  • Paintearth County (2016)
  • Parkland County (2017)*
  • MD of Peace (2017)
  • MD of Pincher Creek (2017)*
  • Ponoka County (2017)
  • MD of Provost (2016)*
  • MD of Ranchland (2016)*
  • Red Deer County (2017)
  • Rocky View County (2017)*
  • Saddle Hills County (2017)
  • Smoky Lake County (2016)
  • MD of Smoky River (2016)*
  • Special Area No. 2 (2016)*
  • Special Area No. 3 (2016)*
  • Special Area No. 4 (2016)*
  • MD of Spirit River (2016)*
  • St Paul County (2016)*
  • Starland County (2016)*
  • Stettler County (2017)
  • Strathcona County (2016)*
  • Sturgeon County (2017)
  • Taber County (2018)
  • Thorhild County (2015)*
  • Two Hills County (2017)*
  • Vermilion River County (2015)*
  • Vulcan County (2017)*
  • Wainwright County (2016)
  • Warner County (2016)
  • Westlock County (2017)*
  • Wetaskiwin County (2016)*
  • Wheatland County (2018)
  • Willow Creek County (2016)*
  • Woodlands County (2017)
  • Yellowhead County (2017)*

* Developed by the iHunter team independently