DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
DLNR Offers New Online Hunting License System
HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is now issuing hunting licenses and stamps using a new secure online system.
"The new system will offer hunters instant ability to purchase 2007 hunting licenses, pay with a credit card and print the license on their home computer. The new service will replace the existing paper-based, carbon-copy system, providing better, convenient service to the public and more streamlined and efficient tracking of records," said Peter Young, DLNR chairperson.
"DLNR will eventually be making a complete transition to offer sale of hunting licenses through eHawaii.gov, the official State of Hawaii website, as a means of improving efficiency and service to the public,” said Young.
A web-based platform for license sales to the public has been available to the public for more than five years but the new service is easier to use and will soon be offered for use by the vendors that sell hunting licenses to the public.
“The new system not only positions us strategically for the future, it has state-of-the-art security features to protect sensitive data provided by the hunters.” said Young.
The cost for a license sold via the website will be the same as the price through DOFAW offices and vendors: $20 for the purchase of a license and the wildlife conservation stamp, and $30 with the additional option of a game bird hunting stamp. For non-residents, the cost will be the same as in the offices and from vendors: $105 for a license and conservation stamp, and $115 with a game bird stamp
In prior years there was an additional processing fee to use the online service. The fee has now been eliminated and will not be applied to any electronic licenses sold online or at DLNR offices.
DLNR’s vision is that, eventually, all licenses will be processed electronically, at the district offices and through business vendors, speeding up the sales process and reducing errors and staff time to upgrade the records.
Paper licenses, wildlife conservation stamps and game bird stamps will no longer be available for sale at DLNR-Forestry and Wildlife offices, however, the old paper licenses can still be purchased from various vendors throughout the state.
The cost for hunting licenses and stamps has not changed from last year’s rates. State offices will accept cash, check or money order for license purchase. Applications and tags for special hunts will be available as usual.
The “Online Hunting License” application was created through partnership with the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resource, Division of Forestry and Wildlife and Hawaii Information Consortium, the Internet portal partner manager. The service is one of many online services for citizens and business offered through the State’s official website: www.ehawaii.gov.
Hunters may go to any of the DOFAW office locations or go online to http://www.ehawaii.gov/huntinglicense to purchase a hunting license.
For additional information please call your local DOFAW office, or the DOFAW administration office in Honolulu at (808) 587-0166.
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For more information, contact:
Edwin Johnson, Hunting Program Coordinator