Valley City Times-Record

ND Game and Fish announces new mobile app


The North Dakota Game and Fish Department developed a new mobile app that allows outdoor enthusiast­s instant access in the field to their licenses, hunting and fishing regulation­s and other important informatio­n.

To download the app, go to Google Play Store or Apple App Store and search NDGF or North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

Brian Hosek, Department business operations manager, said for those who download the app to their phone or other mobile device, the first thing they should do is add a profile.

“It’s basically the same account informatio­n that you’ve added when using the online services, bringing in your first name, last name, date of birth, and adding that profile to the device,” he said.

And if users have multiple hunters and anglers in their household, they can add those profiles to the phone or other mobile device as well.

“The benefit of pulling the license informatio­n over to the device from other hunters and anglers in their household is that they’ll have that informatio­n available perhaps if they’re ever offline or need to access the license informatio­n,” Hosek said.

There are other valuable features on the mobile app that will certainly benefit outdoor users.

“We begin the homepage with sunrise, sunset times and some weather forecast informatio­n,” Hosek said. “This informatio­n is widely searched on our website, so it was important to bring this informatio­n over to the device.”

While users can view or download guides, regulation­s, proclamati­ons and maps through the mobile app, there is also a buy and apply section, offering quick access to apply in Game and

Fish lotteries, purchase licenses, register watercraft, the list goes on.

And like many mobile apps, it uses your location services to bring informatio­n back to the user.

“It could be hunting units, for example, that you’re based in depending on your location,” Hosek said. “Or it could be contact informatio­n for the warden in the area that you’re in or the location of the closest Game and Fish district office.”

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