Powderhook help hunters and anglers to find available locations to hunt and fish.
Powderhook, a free web and mobile service that connects hunters and anglers with places to hunt and fish, is now in all 50 states with more than 535 million acres of public land logged. Recently the Lincoln startup finished using public data from state and federal wildlife divisions to map all of the publicly accessible hunting land in the nation.
“We’re on a mission to make it easier to find a place to hunt or fish,” Powderhook CEO Eric Dinger said. “It’s 100 percent free to use and it’s likely we’ll have several places nearby for just about anyone in the United States.”
Dinger said most people would rather hunt on private ground and Powderhook is working its way to having those options in 50 states including opportunities like leases, trespass fees, blind seats and boat charters.
Right now sellers of hunting and fishing spots such as outfitters, guides and lodges can create listings using Powderhook, though the selection for sportsmen is limited.
“Our site has a long way to go, but we’re working hard every day to find people access,” Dinger (right) said.
Public hunting and fishing locations exist in nearly every region of the country. Though similar services exist on many state websites, Powderhook is one of the first free resources to aggregate public land in a way that makes it easy to find spots no matter where a person wants to go.
“Most states have really nice tools for finding hunting and fishing locations,” Dinger said. “But we believe people want to know their options. Some people want a mix of public and private ground. Others want only public or only private. We’re trying to make it easy for the individual to decide.”