Buying a License Online
The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game has a new licensing system called "MassFishHunt". Use this system to purchase Freshwater Fishing, Hunting, and Sporting licenses, permits, and stamps; Recreational Lobster Permits; and Saltwater Fishing Permits. Also use this system to report your Game Harvests.
Online purchases require the following:
1. Major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex)
2. Local printer to print licenses, permits and stamps
3. Plain, white, letter-sized printer paper
REPORT YOUR TURKEY HARVEST ONLINE THIS SPRING:Turkey hunters are reminded they can report their turkey harvest online for the 2013 spring season. More details will be provided but here are some initial online harvest report instructions:
- As in the past, you must still immediately tag your bird after harvesting it.
- BEFORE the bird is processed for food or for taxidermy, you must report your bird within 48 hours of harvest on the MassFishHunt site.
- After submitting your report, turkey hunters must write the MassFishHunt assigned confirmation number on the turkey tag that is on the bird. (The confirmation number is the official seal.)
- The tag must remain on the bird until it is processed for food or
delivered to a taxidermist.
More information about reporting or checking your harvest online can be found in the 2013 Guide to Hunting, Fishing and Trapping on pages 8-11 or at the following web link: http://www.eregulations.com/massachusetts/huntingandfishing/online-game-checking/
Turkey hunters also still have the option of bringing their bird to a traditional game check station. An updated list of game check stations will be posted later in April.
Benefits of the MassFishHunt System -- A brief summary of the features and benefits of the MassFishHunt electronic license and game checking/reporting system for license buyers, DFW and the Environmental Police.
A Few Frequently Asked Questions About MassFish Hunt
Can I Really Print My Own Licenses and Duplicates?
YES! Licenses and Permits will no longer be printed and mailed to you. "MassFishHunt" allows you print your own license with tags and permits from your home computer. Washed your license or lost it in the field? "MassFishHunt" also provides the ability to print duplicate licenses and permits free of charge.
I was a longtime "MassOutdoors" customer. Was my customer information converted to "MassFishHunt"? Will I be able to find my personal information using my old Customer ID?
In most cases, yes. Tens of thousands of "MassOutdoors" customer records were converted to the "MassFishHunt" system. When you first use "MassFishHunt", try using your former Customer ID to access your customer record. If your customer information is located under your former Customer ID, you may continue to use this ID for all future "MassFishHunt" transactions. If your old customer record is not found, you may create a new customer record in "MassFishHunt". Please remember to use your new Customer ID for all future transactions.
How can I pay for licenses/permits issued via "MassFishHunt"?
As with "MassOutdoors", you will be able to use all major credit cards (i.e. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) for your "MassFishHunt" purchases. Please note that we do not accept Debit cards unless they can also be used as credit cards. Your MassFishHunt transactions will be indicated on your credit card statement as follows:
ACT*MADFG MASSFISHHUNT 615-263-4257
Who do I contact if I have questions about using "MassFishHunt"?
The Department of Fish and Game has contracted with ActiveOutdoors, a division of Active Network, for system development, maintenance, and support. Please contact the ActiveOutdoors Help Desk at 1-888-773-8450 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about using "MassFishHunt".
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