JEROME, Idaho (KLIX) – Outdoorsmen and women can once again purchase Idaho fishing and hunting licenses and tags, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

The department shut down online purchasing in August after the licensing vendor, Active Networks, was breached. The revamped system is more secure, the department says, and in order for users to purchase licenses and tags they must first create an account with a password.

“We realize adding user identification requires a little more effort to log on, and it’s another password to remember,” Chief Administration Michael Pearson said in a statement, “but we think the trade-off of having another layer of protection for our hunters’ and anglers’ personal information is worth it.”

Users will have to submit their identification and password each time they go online to buy an item. Licenses and tags may also be purchased at Fish and Game offices.

The Mandatory Hunter Report also is available online, and can be accessed without a user identification or password.