Arkansas Encourages People to Use Online Services as They #EscapeTheIndoors and Celebrate Great Outdoors Month®

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Public and private organizations from across the country are coming
together as members of the Great
Outdoors Month
® Council to help all Americans Escape the Indoors
and celebrate the educational, economic, health, and social benefits of
fun outdoors.

Governor Asa Hutchinson recently signed a proclamation declaring June
Great Outdoors Month for the state of Arkansas. To support the statewide
and national celebration of the great outdoors, the Arkansas Game and
Fish Commission (AGFC) and the City of Eureka Springs remind people that
they can access convenient online services that make enjoying the
outdoors even easier.

“Arkansas has so many wonderful outdoor experiences for people of all
ages to enjoy,” said Spencer Griffith, AGFC Marketing Coordinator.
“Every month, but especially in June during Great Outdoors Month, we
encourage people to get outside and enjoy all of the recreational sites
and activities our state has to offer. The AGFC mobile app is just one
way we are enhancing the outdoor experience.”

AGFC partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas (INA) to build
the new mobile app, which features an updated, clean look that makes it
easy for Arkansas hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts to store
digital fishing and hunting licenses, see regulations, read fishing
reports, verify fish breeds, locate trails, quickly check hunted game
while online or offline in the field, collect and share prized hunting
“trophies,” and much more. The app is available both through the Apple
App store
and Google
Play store

“The month of June is the perfect time to celebrate Great Outdoors Month
and enjoy all that Arkansas has to offer,” said Ken “Smitty” Smith,
Eureka Springs Transit Director. “Visitors to Historic Eureka Springs
can purchase tram tour tickets with just a few taps on their smartphone,
which saves time, avoids overcrowding, and gives our guests a better
travel experience.”

The City of Eureka Springs partnered with INA to offer travelers
convenient, secure electronic tickets to the city’s Historic Tram Tours
through YourPassNow.
Eureka Springs is the first city in the nation to join a growing list of
U.S. public lands that offer digital access through YourPassNow. Tickets
purchased at
can be downloaded or stored to an electronic wallet for immediate and
future use, or emailed for those who want to print their pass.

“When people plan an outdoor activity, they don’t want to stand in long
lines or make a special trip to get any required permits or licenses,”
said Bob Sanders, INA General Manager. “We are proud to partner with
AGFC to offer the redesigned mobile app and the City of Eureka Springs
to offer tram tour tickets through YourPassNow, which both help people
be compliant with all requirements while being able to quickly enjoy
their outdoor activities.”

Great Outdoors Month is championed by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable,
and began as Great Outdoors Week under President Clinton in 1998. Today
it has grown significantly under the Trump, Obama and Bush
administrations into a month-long celebration of the outdoors and all
the healthful, social and economic benefits it brings.

About Information Network of Arkansas

The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private
partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information
Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their
information and services. Little Rock-based AIC is celebrating its 22nd
year as the state’s official digital government services partner, and is
part of digital government firm NIC’s (Nasdaq: EGOV) family of
companies. A local tech employer, AIC was recently named to the 2018
“Best Places to Work in Arkansas” list sponsored by Arkansas Business.
INA operates,
the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than
850 state and local online services.

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
a 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, RxGov®.
More information is available at


Bob Sanders
Information Network of Arkansas
501-324-8915 | [email protected]

City of Eureka Springs
479-253-9572 | [email protected]

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
501-223-6391 | [email protected]

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