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Wisconsin’s Go Wild licensing solution has been a hit since its launch in 2016, but this year, residents and tourists alike are flocking to the digital tool in record numbers.

So far in 2020, 1.4 million individuals have purchased fishing licenses on the digital tool, developed by NIC Wisconsin. That’s a 14 percent increase over the same time frame in 2019 according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Turkey licenses have reached a three-year-high with more than 400,000 licenses issued, a 10 percent increase over spring 2019 numbers.

Overall visits to the licensing solution at gowild.wi.gov have also jumped this past year to a record 2.1 million users, said Nicole Randol, General Manager of NIC Wisconsin.

“We are excited to see so much interest in all that Wisconsin has to offer in the area of outdoor recreation,” Randol said. “NIC Wisconsin is thrilled to support services that benefit outdoor enthusiasts and the state overall.”

NIC Wisconsin is the state’s digital government solutions partner and responsible for the development and continued collaborative management of the increasingly popular tool.

Gowild.wi.gov links to information on hunting and fishing opportunities, state parks, trails and natural areas and a variety of maps. Online service options in this web-based, fully mobile responsive system include:

  • Online account management
  • Ability to purchase hunting, fishing and trapping licenses
  • Ability to purchase lottery applications and process lotteries
  • Use of a verified Wisconsin driver’s license as proof of residency for licensure
  • Harvest registration via IVR or online
  • Sales Agent management functions
  • Safety education enrollment and course management
  • Law enforcement functions, including a native mobile application for the exclusive use of law enforcement in the field
  • Recreational vehicle registration and renewals for boats, ATV, UTV, snowmobiles

About Tyler Technologies and NIC

NIC Mississippi is a division of NIC. Acquired by Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) on April 21, 2021, NIC is a leader in digital government solutions and payments, partnering with government to deliver user-friendly digital services that make it easier and more efficient to interact with government. NIC and Tyler are united in their mission to empower public sector entities to operate more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. Tyler has more than 27,000 successful installations across more than 11,000 sites, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. Tyler has been named to Government Technology’s GovTech 100 list five times and has been recognized three times on Forbes’ “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list. More information about Tyler Technologies, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at tylertech.com.

For more information about NIC Wisconsin, please contact Nicole Randol at nrandol@egov.com.

 

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