Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The Arizona Game and Fish Department today announced the official launch of its new Customer Portal and redesigned website.
The portal allows customers to create a secure account where they can manage and view their contact information, as well as their license and draw results information and bonus points, in their personal “My AZ Outdoors” section.
“Best of all, it's mobile friendly, which means you can view all of this on your smart phone,” said Information Systems Chief Doug Cummings. “The portal also serves as a “one stop shop” to gain access to the online license purchase and draw application systems.
“It's easy to create an account,” said Cummings. “Just click on the ‘Sign in to Account' button in the upper right-hand corner of the www.azgfd.gov home page and then select the ‘Create Account' option, filling in the requested information.”
One of the new features accompanying the portal is the ‘I Support Wildlife™' program, which gives the public a chance to show their support for wildlife conservation. The annual cost for membership in the program is only $25 and includes:
A one-year subscription to Arizona Wildlife Views, the agency's award-winning, bi-monthly magazine loaded with spectacular photos and compelling stories about wildlife and outdoor recreation;
Mobile-friendly, customizable GIS maps of Arizona's wildlife management units, to help you explore wild Arizona;
Up-to-date (real-time) fish stocking reports;
An “I Support Wildlife™” window decal, to show you care about conservation of our wildlife resources.
“We're really excited about the ‘I Support Wildlife™' progr
am,” said Recreation Chief Scott Lavin. “It gives wildlife and outdoor recreation enthusiasts of all types the chance to pitch in and contribute to wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation opportunities.”
Lavin pointed out that Arizona is home to more than 800 wildlife species, and it is the Arizona Game and Fish Department's job to conserve and protect all those species. But while conservation challenges continue to increase, the department receives no Arizona tax dollars to support its mission.
“The sale of hunting and fishing licenses is a primary source of the department's funding, but these funds aren't keeping pace with the increasing costs of wildlife management,” said Lavin. “The ‘I Support Wildlife™' program gives everyone, from wildlife watchers to hunters and anglers, the chance to help ensure there will be wildlife for future generations to enjoy.”
As another aspect of the portal project, the Arizona Game and Fish Department website has been revamped with a new, attractive design with simpler navigation from the home page.
“The portal and website will continue to evolve over time,” said Cummings. “We are continuing to work on expanding features and increasing functionality to keep improving our customers' online experience.”
To visit the new portal/website, visit www.azgfd.gov.