All deer 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. You can transport unchecked game within the state as long as the transportation tag is attached to the leg.
Step 1: Select your notched permit from the list.
Step 2: Tap “Telecheck.”
Step 3: Follow the prompts on the screen.
Telecheck will upload a confirmation number to your mobile device.
Your Telecheck ID number (if you have more than one permit, be sure you give the number of the permit you want to use)
When you Telecheck your deer, you will be asked a few short questions based on whether you are checking a doe or an antlered buck. The illustrations to the right show how to gather the measurements you will need. These measurements will help biologists gather information on the ages of deer harvested.
Please plan to bring a tape measure or other measuring device with you afield.
Measure from the inner corner of the eyeball to the upper edge of the nostril. Is the measurement greater than 4.5 inches?
Measure the circumference of the antler (around the antler) 1 inch above the base. Is the measurement greater than 2.5 inches (about the circumference of a nickel)?
Go online to check your deer, 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.
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.
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 attached the temporary transportation tag to your deer, you have until 10 p.m. on the day of harvest to check the animal.