MONTGOMERY, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, in partnership with Alabama Interactive, utilized the Outdoor Alabama Pocket Ranger platform to develop the state’s first mandatory game check mobile app. The Outdoor Alabama mobile app was developed at no cost to taxpayers through Alabama Interactive’s partnership with the state.
Application Quickly and Easily Locates Places to Fish, Hunt, View Wildlife and Enjoy the Outdoors in New York State
A year and a half after its successful launch, New York has surpassed 100,000 downloads of the free mobile “New York Fish and Wildlife” application (app), State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced. The app provides up-to-date information on fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and other outdoor adventure opportunities in New York State. Launched as part of the NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative, this milestone highlights the growing interest in outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the state, and the economic importance of fishing and hunting-related tourism.
Those of us who don’t get out and explore as much as we ought to can find some inspiration in the adventures of Travis Gleaves and his daughter Rachel. Travis lives in Nashville and in his free time, loves enjoying nature with Rachel. In fact, he loves it so much, he ended up visiting every state park over the course of a year. Wild Side Guide Craig Owensby caught up with Travis and Rachel doing what they do best…spending time together outdoors.
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MADISON, Wis. (WSAU) — If you hunt, fish, or just enjoy the outdoors, Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources has an app for that. It’s called the Pocket Ranger. Chris Welch from the DNR says if you still have the old smartphone application for hunting start and finish times, it’s time for a free upgrade. “The original 99 cent Sunrise-Sunset app is no longer supported, and its functions have been transferred to the new Wisconsin Pocket Ranger.”.
Talk to Cathy Stepp, the secretary of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources, and she’ll reassure you of two things in nearly everyone’s DNA in her home state: a love for the Green Bay Packers and a love of the great outdoors.
That second one is especially key to Stepp’s job atop the agency responsible to protect the state’s natural resources while also helping the state’s citizens enjoy them. To help do that, the agency recently updated its hunting and fishing application with a number of new features, including enhanced social features.
“We wanted to communicate with people the way they communicate with one another,” Stepp said. “We are taking a bold approach to how we connect with the citizens and pushing to make sure we are up to speed with what they need.”
Wisconsin first released its Parks and Forests Pocket Ranger App last November and saw more than 40,000 downloads in the first 10 months. Working with the Wisconsin Interactive Network, an NIC affiliate, the state added some new features to the application for a recent update.
National parks may get all the attention, but state parks pack in visitors, especially during fall, when cooler weather invites exploration, says Richard Dubi, CEO of ParksByNature Network. The company publishes the free Pocket Ranger guides, the official app offered by several dozen state recreation and wildlife departments. “People are passionate about their state parks. There are a lot of hidden gems there.” He shares some favorite parks for fall fun with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.
The creators of the free mobile app designed for North Carolina’s state parks system have issued a geochallenge to visit as many of the state parks and state recreation areas as possible during the next year, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.
The first photo-sharing app created with outdoorsmen, birdwatchers, hunters, anglers and adventurers in mind. Pocket Ranger Trophy Case™ lets you share photos, videos, comments and tips while connecting with an outdoor community of users.