State wildlife licenses officials announce mobile licensing system

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The MassFishHunt licensing system is now mobile-friendly for the purchase of all Massachusetts recreational fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses, permits and stamps, wildlife officials announced.

“Sports enthusiasts can now purchase all recreational fishing and hunting licenses and permits using an iPhone or Android smartphone,” said Mass Wildlife Commissioner Mary Griffin. “Purchase of a 2015 fishing, hunting, or sporting license also makes a great holiday gift for a family member or friend to enjoy the outdoors.”

Recreational fishing and trapping licenses and permits have been available via mobile devices since the spring of 2014. The latest system improvement expands mobile-friendly licensing to all recreational licenses and permits sold by the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and Division of Marine Fisheries, including hunting and sporting licenses and non-commercial lobster permits.

An electronic signature feature allows customers to download licenses and permits to their mobile device. For all license purchases, mobile customers must provide a valid email address. MassFishHunt will send a confirmation email message with licenses and receipts attached. License buyers can also obtain duplicate permits for free via email if they are lost or damaged, according to a press release.

Electronic images of licenses and permits can be downloaded to mobile devices and shown to law enforcement personnel provided that the images are complete and legible. However, deer, bear and turkey hunters are reminded they are required to print and carry paper copies of licenses and permits with tags and they must follow all tagging requirements per existing regulations.

For questions or for help using MassFishHunt, contact the Active Outdoors Help Desk at 1-888-773-8450 or email mahfwebmaster@als-xtn.com.

All 2015 recreational licenses, permits and supplemental stamps are now available for sale via the MassFishHunt licensing system. To purchase Massachusetts fishing and hunting licenses and permits online, go to the MassFishHunt website at mass.gov/massfishhunt.