You can also click again on the ‘Hunting’ tab in the Activities bar at the top of the screen; the filters will then be removed, and the Activity Bar will revert back to displaying all recreation activity options that users can explore in the app.
As most hunting will occur out of mobile phone range, hunting maps generated by More to Explore can also be downloaded for offline usage. The More To Explore app will not work when out of mobile range unless you have downloaded maps for use first.
To do this, you must first ensure that you have activated your location settings through More to Explore. Access the ‘More’ section in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. A ‘Location Services (GPS)’ sub section will be listed. When clicking on this, you will be redirected to your devices’ location settings. Switch this on.
With your location settings activated, select the hunting tab in the Activities bar and use the interactive map to zoom into the area that you want to hunt. Make sure the entirety of the area you wish to download is viewable within the map view. Select ‘More’ at the bottom right of the screen; select the ‘My Offline Maps’ option, then (for iOS users) select ‘Create Offline Map’ or if using Android, select the green + button.
A large green square will appear on the map. The inner zone of the square will be the selected area for the user to download and use offline.
To adjust the boundaries, simply click and hold the outline of the square for up to one second and adjust accordingly.
Once you have resized the green square to the area you want to download for offline use, select ‘Continue’ visible at the bottom centre of the screen. If you have selected too large an area to download, you will receive a prompt to decrease the size of your selected area.
Read the tips carefully. Once you are comfortable, name your map, select whether you would like images of the areas within your offline map zone to also be downloaded (these images are of the State forest recreation sites and trails that are accessed through the other activity options), and choose what you would like to be visible on the map by selecting a ‘Max Zoom’. Please note: If your zoom level is less than 14, smaller roads and tracks won’t be saved to the map!
Depending on your chosen max zoom level and how large the area of your offline map zone is, maps may range from about 50MB to 500MB.
When you are ready, click on the ‘Start Download’ button at the bottom centre of the screen and your map will be downloaded and ready for offline use.
In order to access your offline maps, go to the ‘My Maps’ tab in the Activities bar at the top of the screen and click on the green map symbol located under the magnifying symbols.
As you download more maps, all of them will be listed here. Click on your saved map to open it. It will open in the default All Activities view (called All Features in Android). To view the hunting data select Hunting from the top filter bar.
When scrolling through the features within your saved map, be sure to take note of important information such as any existing closures, as shown.
We hope this video has improved your understanding of how to access and use the hunting data in the More to Explore app and we look forward to any feedback you may have.