E-permits Let Hunters and Fishermen Skip Lines

8 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, March 03 2011 Mar 3, 2011 Thursday, March 03, 2011 1:56:00 PM CST March 03, 2011 in Continuous News
By: Tayler Overschmidt
loading

COLUMBIA - Conservation Department officials said Thursday a new e-permit project lets hunters and fishermen print out permits at home. This allows hunters to skip the lines at stores that sell traditional permits.

Gene Smith, an employee at one store that sells the traditional yellow-adhesive permits, said the the 24/7 available will be convenient.

"In the past, somebody was wanting to go hunting on opening day and it was the Friday before and they couldn't find any place to get a tag, they were out of luck," he said. "Now, they can print their own any time they feel like it."

The official permit is the paper copy from any home printer. Hunters do not need to wait two weeks to receive a permit in the mail. The additional fee for the e-permit is $1.

Richard Whetmore, a local fisherman, said the e-permits will be convenient for those who do not want to drive in to a store.

"E-permits, I think will be a good thing, especially for anybody that's in a rural area and doesn't have easy access," Whetmore said.

Smith agreed that it will make getting a permit from out in the country more convenient.

"I know where I live, there's one place in the whole country that I know of where you can buy a tag," he said. "It makes it kind of difficult to get there sometimes. Now anybody can print it out on their own computer and you're good to go."

The permits are available around the clock, so hunters don't need to worry about vendor store hours. Since the permit is on regular paper, though, officials recommend putting it in a plastic bag to protect it from mud and water.

Other states already have the e-permit system in place. Department of Conservation official, Tom Strother, said the department learned from other states' mistakes to avoid fraud risks with the permits.

"There are other states that have already been where we are going right now, and have experience, you know, with the things that might need tweaking and that sort of thing to make their system more effective," Strother said. "We've already used some of their experiences when we built our system."

Traditional permits are still sold at vendors. Hunters and fishermen can also order permits over the phone, but that comes with a two-week wait.

The permits are available at www.mdc.mo.gov.

 

More News

Grid
List
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Lawrence hospital is investigating a potential case of the coronavirus, KSHB... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, January 28 2020 Jan 28, 2020 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:34:00 PM CST January 28, 2020 in News
MILLER COUNTY - One woman has been arrested in connection with 2001 cold case murder. Police in Oklahoma arrested... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, January 28 2020 Jan 28, 2020 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:36:00 PM CST January 28, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri School of Journalism Professor Emeritus Rod Gelatt died January 19 at the age of 93. Gelatt... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, January 28 2020 Jan 28, 2020 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:48:00 AM CST January 28, 2020 in News
MILLER COUNTY - Deputies arrested a woman for a murder case on Monday more than 18 years after the crime... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, January 28 2020 Jan 28, 2020 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:27:00 AM CST January 28, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday named a new State Board of Education appointee who was... More >>
1 day ago Monday, January 27 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 11:36:00 PM CST January 27, 2020 in News
MIAMI- Opening night festivities for Super Bowl LIV kicked off Monday at Marlins Park and Chiefs fans showed up to... More >>
1 day ago Monday, January 27 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 10:34:00 PM CST January 27, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Lawmakers in Missouri’s Republican-led state House on Monday voted to ban the use of eminent domain... More >>
1 day ago Monday, January 27 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 9:21:00 PM CST January 27, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Senate bill 554, the Missouri Coroner bill, is back on the floor, and Jay Minor is back... More >>
1 day ago Monday, January 27 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 5:19:00 PM CST January 27, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The former owner of Columbia coffee shop Coffee Zone was sentenced Monday to four years in federal prison... More >>
1 day ago Monday, January 27 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 4:51:59 PM CST January 27, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY -- U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took the podium at the Missouri State Capitol to speak about... More >>
1 day ago Monday, January 27 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 2:53:00 PM CST January 27, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Paula Schuh, a Columbia business owner, wanted to expand into the medical marijuana industry; but she, and 41... More >>
1 day ago Monday, January 27 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 2:37:00 PM CST January 27, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Yesterday, the sports community suffered as the late, great, Kobe Bryant died at age 41. Bryant was... More >>
2 days ago Monday, January 27 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 2:06:00 PM CST January 27, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Empower Missouri will be holding a Smart Sentencing Coalition at the Capitol to discuss criminal justice reform.... More >>
2 days ago Monday, January 27 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 12:45:00 PM CST January 27, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri House Democrats met Monday to talk about health care improvements. The House Democrats mentioned several... More >>
2 days ago Monday, January 27 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 10:28:00 AM CST January 27, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Regional Airport has posted that two United flights,4642 and 4601, are being delayed this morning due to... More >>
2 days ago Monday, January 27 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 9:39:00 AM CST January 27, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Fire crews were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 1000 Block of Laurel Drive on... More >>
2 days ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 10:19:00 PM CST January 26, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Kobe Bryant’s death shocked the nation and left many fans devastated. While mid-Missouri may be halfway across... More >>
2 days ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:24:00 PM CST January 26, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Police officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at Domino’s Pizza, I-70 Drive Southwest, Sunday... More >>
2 days ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:56:00 PM CST January 26, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 31°
3pm 34°
4pm 34°
5pm 32°
6pm 31°