The Department of Natural Resources online CheckIN Game system now offers hunters the option to report their harvested game from any telephone.
Hunters who use this option will talk to a live person who will enter their information into the online CheckIN Game system. The phone-in option is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the fall turkey and all deer seasons. The number is 1-800-419-1326.
Because of staffing costs, a $3 fee will be charged for each CheckIN telephone transaction. Payment can only be made by Visa or Mastercard.
The online system and on-site check stations remain free options for hunters to check in game.
Before using the phone-in option, hunters should have their customer I.D. and all harvest information ready. Customer I.D. numbers can be found on any hunting, fishing or trapping license. Lifetime license holders and those who do not have their customer I.D. will be able to look up their number through the phone system.
Once a transaction is completed, hunters will be given a confirmation number, which must be written on their temporary transportation tag.
“The new phone-in option allows hunters who do not have Internet access the ability to check-in their game from home or in the field with a mobile phone,” said Mark Reiter, Division of Fish and Wildlife director. “This makes check-in easy and convenient for all hunters.”