North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission launches licensing platform, Go Outdoors North Carolina

Published 3:06 pm Thursday, July 20, 2023

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System Modernizes Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping License Purchases and Vessel Registration

On July 1, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission launched a new, custom licensing system and mobile app, Go Outdoors North Carolina, developed in partnership with Brandt, a Florida based company that provides innovative paperless web and mobile solutions for a best-in-class user experience.

Through Go Outdoors North Carolina, residents and non-residents can purchase licenses, register vessels, apply for permits and shop for merchandise online. Customers can upgrade their digital license(s) to a durable, hard card license with four design options to choose from that feature North Carolina game and fish. The designs are of white-tailed deer, wood duck, largemouth bass and dolphinfish.

“The new platform brings user-friendly features to outdoor enthusiasts across the state,” said Executive Director Cameron N. Ingram with the Wildlife Commission. “This new, efficient system is designed to improve the user experience for our fishing, hunting and trapping license holders, vessel registrants and Wildlife Service Agents.”

The Go Outdoors North Carolina app for iOS and Android users features a range of helpful resources from virtual maps, regulations, vessel registration and more. Through real-time license verification and secure digital storage, the Go Outdoors North Carolina app ensures that users can conveniently access their licenses at any time, even from their mobile devices. The app also allows users to access their licenses easily on their phones, view regulations and sunrise/sunset times in the field, and report harvests after hunting.

“The launch of the Go Outdoors North Carolina licensing system represents a significant milestone in our commitment to expanding Brandt’s national support to transform the outdoor licensing experience with a simple, modern and secure solution,” said Travis Warren, CEO of Brandt.

As part of the partnership, Brandt also developed a mobile app for Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers to be able to scan license documents and/or hard card QR codes to confirm customer status in the field, with or without cellphone reception.

Customers can create an account online at Go Outdoors North Carolina or download the Go Outdoors North Carolina app to buy or sync their current licenses. To purchase fishing, hunting or trapping licenses or register a vessel visit