MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources now offers a mobile licensing website for purchasing select fishing and hunting licenses via smartphone.

The mobile site had a soft launch in late June. Since then, more than 1,100 sales of electronic licenses have been logged.

“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.”

Hunters or anglers who purchase licenses off the mobile site will not receive a conventional paper license, but will instead receive a text message or email that serves as a valid fish or game license.

Michaels says the mobile website still has a ways to go.

“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. Licenses that require a site tag such as deer or turkey is not available for mobile purchase.


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