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October 1, 2003
Hunter's Purchase Puts Fish and Game Online Sales Over Half-Million Mark
CONCORD, N.H. -- In the wee hours of September 30, Peter Loveland of Marblehead, Mass., bought his New Hampshire hunting license for 2003 on his home computer -- boosting N.H. Fish and Game's "e-gov" initiative over the half-million dollar sales mark for the year.
"This sales milestone points up the availability and success of e-gov in New Hampshire," said Lee E. Perry, Director of N.H. Fish and Game. Fish and Game pioneered e-government in New Hampshire nearly two years ago with an innovative online licensing system. Perry said, "It's a good example of how state agencies can use the Internet to provide services for customers -- residents and visitors alike -- conveniently, efficiently and effectively."
Fish and Game customer Loveland, an information technology worker, calls New Hampshire's online licensing system "a great idea -- it's extremely convenient." Loveland has been hunting in the Granite State for about 12 years; this year, he says will be traveling to the state to hunt deer in early November. He will stay and hunt with friends in Farmington and participate in both the muzzleloader and firearms seasons.
The online license sales system at www.nhfishandgame.com is fast and simple to use; it is similar to purchasing merchandise at other online stores. When a customer buys a license online, he or she prints it out on a home printer and the process is complete.
The system allows users to purchase hunting, fishing and combination licenses; lottery applications; and tags for archery and species-specific hunting tags, using a Mastercard or Visa credit card. It was developed by NEI Systems of Maine and Great Lodge of Montana, companies that have helped more than a dozen other state wildlife agencies implement similar systems.
As the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to conserve, manage and protect these resources and their habitats. For online license sales, go to www.nhfishandgame.com.
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