Monday, February 28, 2011

MDC offers e-permits

Your trip to your favorite fishing hole or deer stand can now start at your computer.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will begin issuing E-Permits on March 1. Instead of visiting a hunting or fishing permit vendor, anglers and hunters may now buy and print permits at home.

The MDC’s Jim Low says that the new E-Permit system was adopted in response to demand, as well as a desire to cut costs. Still, traditional options will remain in place for those who wish to avoid online purchases.

“Permit vendors will have the option to continue being vendors if they want to do that. They’ll just need to have some sort of laptop or PC or whatever in their business to print out permits,” Low said.

Vendors will continue to print permits on the old material until July 2012. The old permits will be phased out between July 2012 and July 2013.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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