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The state is making a big change for hunters.
The Department of Natural Resources is requiring quota hunters to register online. It's a change the DNR says helps them and hunters.
The DNR has revamped their online system to include all kinds of hunting. If you sent in paperwork before, you will have to create a profile on their website and sign up there.
Whether it is deer, alligator, birds, or hogs, you will now have to go to your keyboard before grabbing your gun for quota hunting. Starting this month, all kinds of hunting are online.
"Now, all hunts are included in the quota application process," said John Denton, Wildlife Biologist with the Department of Natural Resources. "It is all online. We no longer do paper quota applications which is something we had done for years past. It was very convoluted."
That paper process had become a burden on workers. They say the online system is good for them and for hunters.
"It makes it easier for us and it also makes it easier for the hunters to keep up with everything in one place," Denton said. "It definitely makes everything more streamlined for us."
If you are not very computer savvy, don't worry. The process to get started is pretty simple.
(Go to) "the hunting tab, quota hunts," Denton said. "Or the easiest thing, and what I like is over here under permits and services, there is a quota hunt with a little shotgun emblem here."
From there, you create a profile. Then, you sign up for your hunt. If you are not approved, you get priority points that make it more likely that you will get approved next time. The organization in the office matches the goal of quota hunting.
"Their purpose is to keep everything more orderly in the field," Denton said. "It is mainly to manage populations to make sure we are not over-harvesting populations. It is also to manage the number of hunters to keep them from overcrowding."
There are application deadlines. The closest one is for alligators. That deadline is July 31st.
When you sign up, you will need your social security number and an email address. The application process for all hunting will open up every year on June 1st.