Telecheck - Fall

All deer and turkey must be checked by telephone or on the Internet. No in-person checking stations are available.

You don't need to call Telecheck immediately after taking the game. You have until 10 p.m. on the day of harvest to check your deer or turkey. You can transport unchecked game within the state as long as you stay with your harvested game; if yoy leave your game, you must attach your tag to the game's leg. 

Step 1: Collect the following information, which you will be asked when you use Telecheck.

If checking a turkey, you will need:

  1. Your Telecheck ID number (if you have more than one permit, be sure you give the number of the permit you want to use)
  2. County where turkey was taken
  3. Turkey type:
  • adult gobbler
  • adult hen
  • juvenile gobbler
  • juvenile hen

If checking a deer, you will need:

  1. Your Telecheck ID number (if you have more than one permit, be sure you give the number of the permit you want to use)
  2. County where deer was taken
  3. Deer type: doe, button buck, or antlered buck
  4. Count the total number of points 1 inch or longer. Record the harvest of a buck as 0 points if the buck has one of the following:
  • shed its antlers
  • small antlers with both beams shorter than 3 inches
  • broken antlers off less than 3 inches from their base

Note: If you harvested deer in Boone, Cass, Christian, Cole, Franklin, Jefferson or Platte counties, you will be asked: Did you harvest a deer within an urban zone?

Step 2: Grab a pen, then call or log into Telecheck

Go online to check your deer or turkey, or use a phone to dial 1-800-314-6828, then follow the instructions. If you use the phone, speak clearly and slowly. You can call between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Step 3: Write the confirmation number on your permit

After you have provided the required information, you will receive an eight-digit confirmation number that verifies you have legally checked your game. Write this number on the permit.

You have now completed checking your game and can process your deer or turkey.

Troubleshooting

The most common reason hunters are unable to complete their Telecheck is because of a poor cell phone reception. Wait until you are out of the woods and receive a clear, strong cell phone connection before placing your Telecheck call. Once you’ve notched the month and day of harvest on your permit, you have until 10 p.m. on the day of harvest to check the animal.

Check the Code

This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.