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Maryland Hunters Use AccessDNR Mobile App for Real Time Harvest Reporting

Posted: 12/15/2014

AccessDNR App

With Maryland’s hunting season now in full swing, thousands of hunters are taking along the AccessDNR mobile app from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The app provides the state’s hunters, anglers, boaters and park-goers with all of the latest outdoor recreation information, news and alerts right at their fingertips. More than 15,000 Marylanders have downloaded the award-winning AccessDNR mobile app since its launch earlier this year. This free resource is available for Apple and Android devices through their app stores, and can also be accessed online here.

The most recent upgrade includes a variety of features for hunters to use while on the go. The real-time harvest reporting process with DNR now has fewer steps, and the integrated Trophy Case allows hunters to view their confirmation number and upload a photo of their harvest to share with others via social media or email. County harvest land codes are easily accessed during the reporting process and the sunrise/sunset times are automatically determined based on the users location.

“The feedback from hunters using the AccessDNR mobile app has been great,” said DNR Wildlife and Heritage Director Paul Peditto. “From hunting locations and calendars, to real time harvest reporting, the app provides hunters all the information they need right where they are.”
 
The AccessDNR app also provides mobile access to information for state park locations, activities and amenities, reservations, trails, boat launch sites, and mobile licensing. The location-based Near Me mapping function displays parks and waterways in radius increments of 10, 25 or 50 miles of the user and includes detailed driving directions.
 
The AccessDNR mobile app features:
  • Location-based maps and directions to State-owned parks, wildlife areas, trails, boat launches and water access sites
  • Maryland State Park activities and amenities by location
  • Hunting season information by date
  • Real-time game harvest reporting directly to DNR
  • Trophy Case photo sharing through social media
  • Location-based sunrise/sunset and tide updates
  • Maryland fish and shellfish identifier
  • Hunting, fishing and boating regulation guides
  • Breaking DNR news and alerts, including hunting calendar and regulation      
The AccessDNR mobile app was developed at no charge for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources by NIC Maryland, through the self-funded eGovernment services contract with the State Department of Information Technology (DoIT).
       
About NIC Maryland
NIC Maryland builds, operates, maintains, supports and markets Maryland.gov and its eGovernment services. Maryland.gov is the official website of the State of Maryland (www.maryland.gov) and is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) and NIC Maryland. NIC Maryland helps Maryland state and local government entities web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a Self-funded eGovernment Services contract. NIC Maryland has developed more than 28 eGov products and services for the State of Maryland since the contract was awarded in August, 2011.
 
About NIC      
Founded in 1992, NIC EGOV, is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com
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