It’s Easy! Go Online To Purchase Georgia Hunting And Fishing Licenses
Trout Anglers and Turkey Hunters Urged To Purchase Licenses One of Three Ways.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – -(AmmoLand.com)- With turkey season here and trout season opening March 28, hunters and anglers are urged to obtain their hunting and fishing licenses through the quick and easy online method says The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.
“It’s easy,” said Capt. Mike England of the division’s License and Boat Registration Unit. “The new system is web-based, offering immediate accessibility to anyone with access to the Internet. Just log onto www.georgiawildlife.com and select “Recreational Licenses” then follow the prompts.”
In addition to at home online availability, licenses can be purchased by telephone (1-800-366-2661), through the Internet at your local public library and at various retail locations. A list of retail agents can be found online as well.
“We have increased the availability of retail locations by adding K-Mart as an official license vendor this month,” said England. “The process of adding new vendors remains ongoing and new agents continue to sign up. Currently, there are 322 registered retail agents statewide.”
For Internet license purchases, a small convenience fee ($2.75) will be added to each transaction. At retail license agents this fee is $3.25 and for telephone license sales it is $4. All licenses that currently are free will continue to be free and will not require a transaction fee: Harvest Information Program (H.I.P.) licenses, deer harvest records, senior licenses (65 and older) and honorary licenses.
For purchasers without a credit card there are several options. Most retail locations take cash for transactions. Also, a prepaid credit card may be purchased and used to complete transactions over the Internet or telephone.
License fees for various privileges can be found at the WRD website and listed in the popular guides to hunting and fishing regulations. The only additional fee is the transaction fee to support the new system, license vendors may not charge more than $3.25 for each transaction. Sportsman do not pay extra for using a credit card or for using the vendor’s printer. Customers should report vendor violations and purchase license elsewhere. To report a vendor whom you feel has erroneously charged you for your transaction, please call your local DNR Regional Office or 1-800-366-2661. Sales of hunting and fishing licenses and boat registration provide key financial support for fish and wildlife conservation.
For more information, visit www.georgiawildlife.com.