Important news for picking up your BWCAW permit!

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Important news for picking up your BWCAW permit!

Postby VoyageurNorth » Fri May 27, 2011 8:08 pm

Just so everyone knows, no matter where you go to pick up your BWCAW permit:

The website for permits has a new glitch again

For now, you cannot make a change in the issuing station (online) 48 hours prior to your entry date. The site used to give you a choice to "update" your permit even minutes before you had it issued, but not for now.

And with this "glitch" it takes a long time for us (& anyone else) to get through on the phones to call in a change. Yesterday it took about 15-20 minutes to get a live person, "hold" took forever!

So, just for your information; if you plan to pick up your permit at any outfitter or any place besides a Ranger Station (& they have shortened their open hours again this year), make sure your permit has been sent to that particular place. If it hasn't, make sure you have changed the issuing station to your preferred pick up place, more than 48 hours ahead of time. If your place to pick it up can't get hold of anyone (long wait time or after hours) you will not be able to get your permit.

This has been a real hassle here the last week or so, so I figured you all might like to know so you don't get some of the same problems.

(posted this in the Ely section & in this section, so duplicated on purpose! :-))
Not to commercialize, but just to let you know I am one of those "outfitter types" :-)

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