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Delaware Hunter Trapper Registration System Wins National Award

The Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC) has selected Delaware’s Hunter Trapper Registration Web application as the recipient of its Outstanding Achievement Award. The IMC is a nonprofit organization comprised of leading Web content professionals.

The mobile-friendly Hunter Trapper Registration system (HTR) allows hunters and trappers to obtain required Harvest Information Program (HIP) numbers, License Exempt Numbers (LEN), manage deer registration and snow goose permits, report snow goose harvests, and retrieve lost registration and permit numbers.

“We’ve heard very positive feedback from our hunters about how easy and convenient it is to use the HTR system. From an agency perspective, we’ve definitely noticed fewer calls come in from individuals having problems trying to register a deer harvest or obtain a permit since we started using the new system. It’s a win-win for everyone,” said Matt DiBona, wildlife biologist with the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Fish and Wildlife, the agency sponsor for this online system, succeeded in their goals to improve the user experience for hunters and trappers in the field, as well as to capture accurate data in real-time for the agency. Users may access it by a mobile device, computer, or by calling and speaking to a representative who will log the information.

Last season, the HTR system processed thousands of registrations for hunters and trappers, including nearly 15,000 deer registrations. HTR was designed with a mobile-first approach, enabling its use on smartphones and tablets, as well as laptops and desktop computers. DNREC’s goal of offering services both online and on mobile devices makes HTR relevant and convenient to those who love the outdoors and need access in the field.

The Hunter Trapper Registration system is a collaborative effort between the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Fish and Wildlife, the Government Information Center, and Delaware Interactive, LLC.

About the Interactive Media Council

Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC), a nonprofit organization of leading Web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other Web-related professionals, the competition is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet and offer winners a boost in marketing and exposure. IMC serves as the primary sponsor and governing body of the Interactive Media Awards, establishes the judging system and provides the judges for the competition. Additional information is available at http://www.interactivemediaawards.com/.

About Delaware Interactive

Delaware Interactive is part of the eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Its focus is accelerating the number of online services available to Delaware citizens and businesses through the state’s official portal, Delaware.gov.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included three times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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