Press release

Go Hunt Hawaii wins a Communicator Award

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Go Hunt Hawaii, Hawaii’s official hunting resource (,
has been nationally recognized with a Communicator Award of Distinction
in the government website category. With over 6,000 entries received
from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the
largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence
for communications professionals.

“We are extremely proud to recognize the work received in the 25th
Annual Communicator Awards. This class of entries we received this
season embody the ever-evolving marketing and communications industry,”
noted Derek Howard, director of the AIVA. He added, “On behalf of the
Academy, I’d like to applaud the entrants this season for their
dedication to producing outstanding content as they continue to push the
envelope of creativity.”

Since 1979, close to 70,000 students have received their certifications
through the Department of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR)’s Hunter
Education Program. Over 2,000 students register and attend Hunter
Education classes each year and Go Hunt allows hunters to manage their
hunting profile, enroll in a class, view their class history, and
request & print replacement certifications.

Go Hunt has improved internal processes for DLNR staff by updating and
centralizing their database and making updates easy and quick.
Streamlining the team’s bureaucratic duties has improved the staff’s
morale, accountability, and productivity as well as resulting in a more
satisfied public. Prior, users had expressed frustration with classes
that filled immediately, busy phone lines, concern over frequency of
class availability, as well as delays in processing certifications. With
these issues solved, DLNR is now able to better serve their community.

DLNR’s Go Hunt service was created in partnership with Hawaii
Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of

For more information, please visit:
or call the Hawaii Hunter Education Program at 1 (866) 563-4868.

About HIC

This service was launched as part of the state portal
program. Pursuant to chapter 27G, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the portal
program is overseen by the Access Hawaii Committee, which collaborates
with provider Hawaii Information Consortium (HIC) along with state and
county agencies to continually identify new online services to be added
to the portal. For more information, visit

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in
1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and
thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than
6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is
the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1
out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an
NIC service. The Company launched the nation’s first personal assistant
for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as
the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform,
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