North Carolina to launch new boating, fishing, hunting registration system

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will launch a new license and vessel registration system dubbed “Go Outdoors North Carolina” on July 1.

As the transition begins, the current system, called ALVIN, will be unavailable starting Tuesday, June 27 after 5 p.m. through 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 1.

For lifetime license holders, information along with a tutorial on how to obtain your seasonal information will be distributed by email in early July, the division said in a news release.

The permit hunt application system will be available in early July. Program participants will be notified by email when the system is ready, and a tutorial will be provided that demonstrates how to apply for permit hunting opportunities.

Some of the features that will be available through the new system include:

  • Set up an account and manage all of your license, permit, vessel needs.

  • View your license, permit hunt and vessel registration history.

  • View and print certifications, including hunter ed and boater safety.

  • Upload documents such as vessel registration documentation, forms, applications and birth certificates.

  • Purchase hunting, fishing and trapping licenses.

  • Apply for permitted hunting opportunities.

  • Digital licensing and big game harvest report cards.

  • Report big game harvests.

  • Sign up for auto renew to ensure your license doesn’t expire.

  • Renew your vessel registration online.

  • Sign up for auto renew to ensure your vessel’s registration doesn’t expire.

  • Apply for a new or transfer vessel registration online.

  • Track the progress of your registration application.

The commission will also launch the GoOutdoorsNorthCarolina mobile app July 1, where users can buy licenses, find sunrise/sunset times by GPS location, find places to hunt and fish nearby and report big game harvests, even when cell service is not available.