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Question of the Week: Online license purchases

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outdoors Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Q: If I purchase a hunting or fishing license on the DNR website, do I need to keep a printed copy with me out in the field?

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A: If you’re using a home computer, you can print most licenses and need to keep a copy with you when participating in the activity. In cases where the license has a tag, the license will be mailed to you, and you must have the license in possession.

Licenses purchased on a mobile device are issued in electronic format, and you can choose to receive an email and/or text message that serves as your license. In that case, you must carry your mobile device or a printed copy of this email or text message to show proof of license.

Steve Michaels, licensing program director

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