Release Date: 07/07/2006

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced at today's Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting the new vendor that will manage computer system support for the sale of recreational hunting and fishing licenses beginning in February 2007.

Automated License Systems, Inc., (ALS) of Nashville, Tenn., was the successful vendor of the two firms responding to the agency's request for proposals (RFP). That RFP specified that support was needed for a license system which uses PC equipment and phone line signal delivery to sell licenses. Retail outlets around the state, in addition to LDWF's Baton Rouge, Monroe and Opelousas offices, utilize license vendor software to transact the sale of recreational licenses to the general public.

ALS's services will be compensated at a rate of 65.5 cents per transaction versus 75 cents per transaction under the current contract in place.

The new contract issued to ALS includes provisions for the electronic distribution of deer tags beginning June 1, 2007. The 2006-07 deer season will be a transitional year and hunters will simply need to report their harvest information to the department on a deer tag harvest card that will be distributed prior to the upcoming hunting season.

Internet license purchase capability will still be available via LDWF's Web site at www.wlf.louisiana.gov and will be supported by ALS.

For more information, contact Janis Landry at 225-765-2881 or jlandry@wlf.louisiana.gov.