Fish and Game’s licensing system will temporarily shut down at 11 p.m. (Mountain Time), Feb. 28, and the plan is to resume selling licenses with the new system around noon on March 1.
During this period, no licenses, tags or permits will be issued. The rollout of the new license-sales system coincides with the March 1 deadline for turkey controlled hunt applications, so hunters are encouraged to apply before the deadline.
This is Fish and Game’s first change in its license-sales contractor since 2007. F&G sells approximately 1.9 million licenses, tags and controlled hunt applications annually, all of which is done through its contracted licensing system.
Fish and Game has contracted with JMT to operate its new licensing system and conduct controlled hunt drawings. The contract includes providing sales terminals at all Fish and Game regional offices, private businesses that sell licenses around the state, and also the internet sales website. JMT currently serves other fish and wildlife agencies in Washington, West Virginia and Maryland.
“We’ve trained our staff and vendors on the new terminals and issuance process, but it may take a little while before everyone becomes familiar with the new system. We appreciate everyone’s patience during the transition,” said Michael Pearson, Fish and Game Administration Bureau Chief.