How to Telecheck

Elk

All elk 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 harvesting an elk. You have until 10 p.m. on the day of harvest to check your elk. Elk can be field-dressed or quartered with evidence of sex retained prior to being Telechecked. You can transport unchecked elk within the state as long as the permit is attached to the leg or with the hunter so long as the hunter is with the elk. 

Telecheck with the MO Hunting app

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.

Telecheck using a phone or internet

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

  1. Your Telecheck ID number
  2. Elk Type: Bull (Male) or Cow (Female)
  3. Count the total number of points 1 inch or longer (see figure below). Record the harvest of a bull as 0 points if the bull has one of the following:
  • shed its antlers
  • small antlers with both beams shorter than 6 inches
  • broken antlers off less than 6 inches from their base
  1. County where the elk was taken
  2. Whether the elk was taken on public or private land
How to Count Points
Elk antler point illustration
The end of the main beam, an antler point at least 1 inch long, any broken tine at least 1 inch long, and the brow time if at least 1 inch long each count as a point.
Missouri Department of Conservation

Each of the following counts as a point:

  1. The end of the main beam
  2. An antler point, if it is at least 1 inch long
  3. Any broken tine that is at least 1 inch long
  4. The brow tine, if it is at least 1 inch long

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

Go online to check your elk, or use a phone to dial the number provided on your hunting permit, 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 elk.

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