Fishing on Ocracoke, NC. Photo: C. Leinbach

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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has launched a new, custom licensing system and mobile app, Go Outdoors North Carolina, that provides paperless web and mobile solutions.

Through Go Outdoors North Carolina, developed in partnership with Brandt, a Florida-based company, residents and non-residents can purchase licenses, register vessels, apply for permits and shop for merchandise online.

Customers can upgrade their digital license(s) to a durable, hard card license with four design options to choose from that feature North Carolina game and fish. The designs are of white-tailed deer, wood duck, largemouth bass and dolphinfish.

“The new platform brings user-friendly features to outdoor enthusiasts across the state,” said Executive Director Cameron N. Ingram with the Wildlife Commission. “This new, efficient system is designed to improve the user experience for our fishing, hunting, and trapping license holders, vessel registrants and wildlife service agents.”

The Go Outdoors North Carolina app for iOS and Android users features a range of resources from virtual maps, regulations, vessel registration and more. 

Through real-time license verification and secure digital storage, the app ensures that users can conveniently access their licenses at any time, even from their mobile devices, view regulations and sunrise/sunset times in the field and report harvests after hunting.

As part of the partnership, Brandt also developed a mobile app for Wildlife law enforcement officers to be able to scan license documents and/or hard card QR codes to confirm customer status in the field, with or without cell phone reception.

Customers can create an account online at Go Outdoors North Carolina or download the app to buy or sync their current licenses.

Fishing licenses also can be purchased in person on Ocracoke at Tradewinds Tackle.

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