Hunters and anglers in Montana know the frustration of soggy, torn or even missing hunting and fishing licenses, deer or elk tags.
After several years of research, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has finally presented its new mobile application.
Education and Programs Manager for Region Two, Vivaca Crowser has details on the new My FWP app.
“For the first time ever, we have what’s called a ‘My FWP app’ that really works like a digital wallet so you can store your hunting and fishing licenses and associated tags,” Crowser said. “So now you can have all of this information in one place on your phone so it’s easy to retrieve and keep it together and produce or show it when needed.”
Crowser said sportsmen in Montana have long been waiting for this technology to come to hunting and fishing.
“A number of things kind of came together,” she said. “One is just knowing that this is increasingly the way people do business, and so we wanted to provide that option.” “It’s certainly not mandatory. There’s always the option of having those paper licenses and labels, but that’s just another way to do it. And we know it will help a lot of people, so we wanted to work on it for that reason.
Crowser said much of what the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks does has been online for a while, and this My FWP app is the next logical step.
“It’s also part of a larger project to upgrade our online and in-person licensing system,” she said. “And so over time you’ll see even more features added to this app just as a way to keep things together, like adding a bit of convenience and consolidating some services that way.”
As a new licensing year approaches, Crowser said now is the time to add the My FWP app to your phone or mobile device.
“It becomes a method of storing everything,” she said. “Here we are right at the start of the new license year, so when you go out and buy a new fishing license, apply for special hunting permits and then possibly get carcass tags, all of that can be stored in this application . You cannot purchase these things directly through the app. So it’s also important to remember that you always buy them, whether online or from a supplier, but once you have all those things, it’s a great way to organize them and keep them handy. hand.
The My FWP application is free via your App Store.
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