Minnesota Fishing and Hunting License Go Mobile

By KBJR News 1

Minnesota Fishing and Hunting License Go Mobile

July 29, 2013 Updated Jul 29, 2013 at 12:14 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Forgot to buy your license? No problem, says the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The Minnesota DNR has launched a mobile licensing page to purchase select fishing and hunting licenses via your smartphone.

“This service is a convenience for people who need a license when they’re on the go,” said Steve Michaels, DNR license program director. “Not every type of license is offered but the mobile purchase site is ideal for people who have yet to purchase a fishing, small game or state stamp validation and suddenly discover that they need one.”

Customers who purchase off the mobile site won’t receive a conventional paper license. Instead, they’ll receive a text message or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers.

More than 1,100 sales of electronic licenses have been logged since the mobile site’s soft launch in late June.

“The site isn’t, as yet, full service,” Michaels said. “There are features and products in the works. Even so, mobile license purchasing is a convenience DNR has not offered before and the sales numbers show our customers are responding.”

License types available for purchase on the mobile site include short-term angling, individual angling, resident combination angling, resident individual sports, resident combination sports, small game and state stamp validations.

Any license that requires a site tag such as deer or turkey is not available for mobile purchase.

Once a customer purchases and receives mobile license information by text, email or both, he or she must be able to provide the email or text information to a DNR enforcement officer upon request as proof of a valid license.

To learn more about the mobile licnesing page, you can head over to the Minnesota DNR's website.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns