Florida’s great outdoors now comes with a paperless option.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has launched a new mobile app that lets hunters and fishermen buy licenses from their smart phones and store those licenses digitally.
“You have people having issues like losing their license or their license getting wet or even they forgot their license at home,” says FWC spokeswoman Amanda Nalley. “Most people have their phone on them regardless of whether they may have left their wallet at home.”
This past weekend was the start of the two-and-a-half-month alligator-hunting season in Florida. It was also the first time the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge opened its gates to recreational gator hunting. It's the first wildlife refuge in the country to do so.
Of the 1,203 people who applied, only 11 were granted permits, each for two gators. Half of the permit holders started their hunt Friday at the much-anticipated opening.