’09 hunting, fishing licenses available through online system

Posted Dec. 19, 2008, at 6:30 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has announced that 2009 hunting and fishing licenses are available for purchase just in time for holiday gift giving.

Licenses are available using MOSES, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s online licensing system, at www.informe.org/moses/. MOSES is used at more than 275 licensing agents statewide.

At this time, only 2009 season licenses are available online.

With MOSES, hunters and anglers can purchase licenses at any time of the day or night, and print their licenses from your home or office computer in just minutes.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has partnered with InforMe to operate MOSES, and in recent weeks the system has been upgraded. License buyers will notice some new features. Now it’s easier to print duplicate licenses. And, by clicking on “express user,” the system will maintain your information for future license purchases.

Any resident, nonresident or “alien” looking to hunt or fish in Maine can use MOSES. This online service is not available for individuals who need to obtain a complimentary, lifetime or military license, or those from countries other than the United States or Canada.

MOSES is easy to use. License buyers will need to have available their personal information, such as first and last name, address, date of birth and other pertinent information. Also, buyers will need their previous hunting license number or safety course number (if they are purchasing a hunting authority) and a credit card number. Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit and debit cards are accepted.

By purchasing online, buyers are saving the department the direct costs associated with the expense of manual paper licensing. These savings then can be applied to the important management of our fish and wildlife resources.

Fly-tying class on tap

For the 10th straight year, the Penobscot Fly Fishers will offer a beginners fly-tying class.

Classes run for eight weeks on Thursdays beginning Jan. 8. The course fee is $30, which includes all materials and equipment.

Classes will take place at the Bangor Parks and Recreation building on Main Street, and run 6-8 p.m.

To get more information or sign up for the course, contact Don Corey at don@annikarodandfly.com or call him at 843-5634.

To submit an item for publication in the Outdoor Notebook, send e-mail to jholyoke@bangordailynews.net, fax to 990-8092 or mail information to Outdoor Notebook, Bangor Daily News, PO Box 1329, Bangor, ME 04402-1329.

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