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Wide Open Spaces Highlights A Day in the Life of a Tennessee Game Officer

Wide Open Spaces, a popular hunting, fishing, and outdoors website, recently featured three Tennessee Game Wardens “to see what it’s like to do one of the most intriguing jobs in conservation on a day-to-day basis.” Read the full article here: http://www.wideopenspaces.com/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-tennesse-game-officer/

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Florida Focuses on R3 Strategy during July’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Meeting

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission hosted its July 2017 meeting at the Orange County Convention Center with a focus on recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) efforts. Matt Dunfee, Wildlife Management Institute Program Manager, presented on the status of R3 nationwide, and Nick Wiley, FWC Director, expanded upon Florida’s current efforts including Brandt’s license auto-renew program.

View the FWC meeting July 10th afternoon segment here.

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Virginia DGIF and Tennessee WRA Share Boater Safety Tips

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Brandt’s public relations team helped spread the word for state boating safety initiatives in Virginia and Tennessee. Check out what they had to say:

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Brandt Supports Georgia WRD’s License Fee Restructure

On April 25, 2017, the State of Georgia’s House Bill 208 passed which included the revision of hunting/fishing license and boat registration definitions, fees, and requirements. Brandt worked collaboratively with Georgia Wildlife Resources Division to analyze the bill and implement the changes prior to the July 1, 2017 deadline. The product catalog restructure was completed in the expedited two-month schedule, including new pricing and adjusted business rules that required project planning, requirements gathering, development, and testing. The support and collaboration between organizations during this time exemplifies our strong partnership as we continue to grow the Go Outdoors Georgia licensing system.

Purchase a Georgia license or registration at www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com.

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Brandt’s R3 Division Supports VA DGIF Fishing Publicity Campaign Kick Off with Southern Trout Magazine

With the dog days of summer nearly upon us, June and July are the perfect time to hit the Appalachian trail in Virginia for a short day trip, or a longer backpacking trip.

Perhaps the most important thing you will need for a weekend of fantastic fishing in the Shenandoah is a fishing license. A worthwhile investment for every member of your party, whether they are fishing or not, all Virginians benefit from the conservation and economic activity generated by anglers. Fishing alone is responsible for more than $1.3 billion in economic impact in the state. You can conveniently pick up your license online at www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses/ or in person at any licensed dealer.

Read More in Southern Trout Magazine…

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Brandt Named One of Atlanta’s 2017 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

Brandt Information Services is excited to announce the Company’s recognition in the 2017 Atlanta’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For Program. The National Association of Business Resources’ (NABR) Best & Brightest Program is designed to recognize businesses in Atlanta that have demonstrated a commitment to its employees by facilitating an enriching, creative, and collaborative work environment that promotes professional growth, innovation, and excellence. Since 2013, Brandt has opened two offices in Atlanta, Georgia to support the Company’s expansion and new clients across the country.

Tennessee Designates May Outdoors Women Month

Initiative Aims to Encourage Women to Get Outside

Following a long history of supporting women in the outdoors, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, is proud to designate May as “Outdoors Women Month”.

A recent commissioned study of over 2000 women in the outdoors pointed out the 72% of women feel liberated and free when outside, while 63% of women said they could not think of an outdoor female role model and 6 in 10 women say that men’s interests in outdoor activities are taken more seriously than women’s. Additionally More than seven in ten women say they would like to spend more time outside than they currently do, but are held back by practical barriers like weather, time and not having someone to go with.

The month-long initiative aims to bring attention to the many women in Tennessee who make the state an outdoors mecca and who exemplify the outdoor lifestyle and to encourage women to get out and explore all that the state has to offer.

“It has been TWRA’s experience that if we can introduce women to outdoors opportunities, most of them can’t wait for their next chance to learn more, and then share what they have learned with family and friends,” said Ed Carter, Executive Director, TWRA. “We believe taking advantage of our rivers, lakes, forests and fields is the  best way to help create great family memories and we hope more women continue their natural leadership in the outdoors.”

Tennessee has several initiatives planned throughout the month of May, leading up to it’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop June 2-4th. Throughout the month of May, Tennesse will also be highlighting women from the state of Tennessee fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency hosts several BOW and Beyond BOW events every year. Tennessee events include canoe trips down the Hiwassee River, muzzleloader workshops, and an entire weekend workshop filled with classes and activities every aspiring outdoors-woman will enjoy. Some of these classes include basic archery, reading the woods, ATV operation, dutch oven cooking, fly-fishing, and nature photography.

For more information:

Doug Markham

Doug.Markham@tn.gov

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Tennessee’s New License System Launched October 31, 2016

Tennessee Wildlife Resources now has a new licensing system in place. It’s designed to make your experience buying a license worry free. It’s a user friendly program that will make it easier for you to know what license you need for your particular situation. It is a new look and a whole lot of new features.

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Brandt celebrates 3 year anniversary of FWC’s RLIS system launch with 100,000 Fish | Hunt Florida mobile app downloads

Brandt and FWC are celebrating the 3 year anniversary of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission’s Recreational Licensing Issuance Services (RLIS) system launch, and an outreach milestone achievement of over 100,000 mobile app downloads for FWC’s Fish | Hunt FL app available to iPhone, Android, and Windows smartphone users.

Under the direction and partnership with FWC, Brandt launched an all new, industry leading solution for recreational fishing and hunting license issuance, and a full suite of tools and services to support Agency administrators, public consumers, and stakeholders.

Since the system launch in 2013, the RLIS system has consistently expanded and grown to meet industry demands and changes in technology, consumer access, and sales channels. The solution now offers customers new features such as the option to purchase gift cards, easy license renewal and automated renewal options, a Spanish translated sales site, and more.

The Fish | Hunt FL mobile app offers customers a simple, on-the-go option for obtaining fishing and hunting licenses, downloading and storing license documents, and accessing regulations and other data such as NOAA weather data and sunrise/sunset times using real time GPS location technologies.

Launched in 2015, the Fish | Hunt Florida app has hit the Apple Store’s Top 5 list in the Sporting apps category, and Top 100 list overall.

The goal of FWC’s mobile app makes outdoor participation easier and more enjoyable. It gives customers access to all of their fishing and hunting license information and documents in one central place, and allows customers to easily purchase and download their licenses on the go.

Brandt continues to support and maintain the RLIS system in partnership with FWC to offer users a cutting edge and reliable online license issuance solution.

Brandt, an IT firm based in Tallahassee, Florida offers innovative technology solutions and services to support natural resource agencies by promoting outdoor participation, customer outreach, marketing, and providing technologies to streamline business operations and reduce agency costs. Since 1985, Brandt has offered hundreds of local, state, and federal agencies technology and consulting services to support operations and innovative technology growth.

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Virginia DGIF Launches Go Outdoors Virginia to Increase Outdoor Participation & Fishing / Hunting License Sales

In partnership with Brandt Information Services, the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries has launched the Department’s all new Go Outdoors Virginia recreational licensing, watercraft registration, and customer management solution to increase outdoor participation and fishing and hunting license sales.

The new solution offers Virginia’s customers improved services and benefits and streamlined operations for DGIF, while promoting fishing and hunting activities, conservation, and the Department’s mission and values in maintaining Virginia’s wildlife and hunting and fishing sports . Since the launch of Go Outdoors Virginia on July 1, 2016, over 130,000 licenses have been sold and nearly 100,000 new DGIF Customer Accounts have been created.

Read more about DGIF and the new Go Outdoors Virginia solution here: http://bit.ly/2aYEOd3