New smartphone fishing license system in place


Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Commissioner Mary Griffin announced on Tuesday that fishermen may now use mobile devices such as iPhone and Android smartphones to purchase and display recreational fishing licenses and permits through the MassFishHunt licensing system.

“This promises to be a great convenience for Massachusetts recreational anglers, who can now purchase and display their fishing license using their smartphone instead of carrying a hard copy,” Commissioner Griffin said in a press release. “Outdoor sporting may be a timeless hobby, but these modern updates offer convenience and ease for every angler.”

The initial phase of the mobile device optimization project gives MassFishHunt customers the ability to easily use smartphones to purchase and display recreational saltwater fishing permits, freshwater fishing licenses, and trapping licenses. Hunting and sporting licenses are not available for purchase using mobile devices at this time, but will be later in 2014.

For questions or for help using MassFishHunt, please contact the Active Outdoors Help Desk at 1-888-773-8450 or email