PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Hunters, anglers and trappers in South Dakota now have an additional option to carry their licenses.
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is debuting an option that allows people to have their small game, fishing or trapping license scanned directly from their smartphone.
Wildlife officials say people logging into their account through the department’s online licensing system will notice that their small game, fishing or trapping license has a bar code in the upper right hand corner. The bar code will allow state conservation officers to scan the license on smartphones.
Hard copies of those licenses are still accepted.
The new system does not apply to federal waterfowl stamps, tags and licenses mailed from the department’s licensing office.