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#6052620 - 11/12/17 02:21 PM Restering Game By Phone or Computer
Kirk De Offline
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Registered: 12/04/08
Posts: 1056
Loc: Georgia
I just recently had my first experience registering my kill by phone. I missed the experience last year because it was the first year I didn,t shoot one that I can remember in almost 50 years.

It took a while. Would be rough without access to a computer or phone. Had to repeat the confirmation number many times before I gave up and just accepted what I thought I heard.

I think if the state is to require such, it should have free access to phones in the field or computers. Also should provide a tutorial class with free transportation scheduled at the states expense and your convenience to the tutorial. Should also include reimbirsement for taking up your time.

I guess it was just too simple just to buy a license, go hunting, and kill a deer. Worked many a year in Alabama. Now I understand they don,t follow the simple ways as they used to, even in Alabama.

Sometimes progress is not progress but just another way to get your money in the name of progress.

The more regulation, the less in field hunting and fishing. The less young hunters and new hunters and trappers. All done in the name of conservation. What is conservation without in field participants.

For some, it is a lot easier and profitable to qualify for food stamps than to feed yourself. You don,t have to buy a gun, ammunition, or use a pole. No seed or fertilizer. No property tax. No licenses required. No hammer or nail apron. No vehicle. No insurance. Just fill out the forms, follow the guidelines and collect the bounty off the store shelves and be rewarded for how well you follow the process.

I guess I am in right field on this one. Just my opinion.

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#6052627 - 11/12/17 02:27 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 4317
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin

We have it here now also .
I know many people that don't even register anymore .
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#6052676 - 11/12/17 03:50 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 6875
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
I think the people that wished in-person tagging was still done, and probably wouldnt want it back, were the check stations themselves. Lot of the local gas stations got a lot of business when the deer season came in and guys hung around to see bucks come in. Of course some of the employees didnt like having to go out in the cold to tag the deer. Towards the end, some lazier employees started just handing the tags out...

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#6052686 - 11/12/17 04:02 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
krispcritter Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/23/17
Posts: 50
Loc: Chautauqua County, New York
I miss our old fill out the postcard and mail it deal. Was easy, tried the phone thing from the field and had to repeat myself and retype numerous times and was even dropped from their end once. Modern technology, got to love it. not.

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#6052690 - 11/12/17 04:05 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 4317
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin

Yep , no one ever sees deer at the end of the day at registration station's.
They just get cut up at camp .
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#6052772 - 11/12/17 06:12 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
Swamp Wolf Offline
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Registered: 04/04/09
Posts: 3780
Loc: SE Georgia
Dang Kirk. You made it sound hard to do. It takes about 15 seconds to do on the phone app. If you call in it takes a few minutes.....and it is all free.

The game check system gives those biologists a better idea how many deer are being killed. B4 they were making a wild arse guess. It will never be exact but its much closer than we've ever been to knowing our annual deer and turkey harvest numbers.

Hunters are given 72 hours from kill date to report it. Should be 24 hours max.



Edited by Swamp Wolf (11/12/17 06:50 PM)
Edit Reason: More info.
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#6052776 - 11/12/17 06:15 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
Swamp Wolf Offline
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Registered: 04/04/09
Posts: 3780
Loc: SE Georgia
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#6052963 - 11/12/17 08:59 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Swamp Wolf]
jjbathke2001 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 698
Loc: Niobrara Nebraska
Originally Posted By: Swamp Wolf
Dang Kirk. You made it sound hard to do. It takes about 15 seconds to do on the phone app. If you call in it takes a few minutes.....and it is all free.

The game check system gives those biologists a better idea how many deer are being killed. B4 they were making a wild arse guess. It will never be exact but its much closer than we've ever been to knowing our annual deer and turkey harvest numbers.

Hunters are given 72 hours from kill date to report it. Should be 24 hours max.



I like your line of thinking but i had some explaining to due when i reported mine a couple of years ago.

I bought an archery permit the morning i was going hunting, i harvested a good buck that evening, i called the number for the check in, i bought another tag that night. game warden showed up the next day wanted to know why i had tagged a deer and then bought a permit. Im glad i kept the original permit that had been canceld with the number our tele check system gave me. and showed him my new uncancled permit. he looked at them both and then relized that the computer seen i had checked a deer in and bought a permit later, not realizing i had two permits. everything checked out ok but its a pain to defend yourself.
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#6053097 - 11/13/17 03:45 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
Whopper Stopper Offline
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Registered: 11/24/11
Posts: 254
Loc: Under my hat
Sadly as long as you buy a license it seems the DNR couldn't care less what happens to the deer.

WS

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#6053123 - 11/13/17 05:16 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
okie4570 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 1639
Loc: NW Oklahoma
Check stations in western OK were too far apart, and not always open. Or closed because an important college football game was on.........that got old pronto. Glad for the echeck in OK.
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#6053134 - 11/13/17 05:37 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Swamp Wolf]
Wiz Offline
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Registered: 09/07/15
Posts: 51
Loc: Georgia
I have to agree with Swampwolf as far as how simple checking game is this year. I was with several hunters this past week that were successful and when we got to the meat pole, all got on their phones before rigor mortis set in and checked their harvest on the Go Outdoors app. It asks 4 questions and took less than a minute to complete. It even logs your conformation number on the electronic harvest record that you can reference any time. To top it off, you don't even have to have cell phone reception to log it as it will automatically update when you do get reception. It does take several minutes longer if you phone it in because the system reads all of our answers back to you and asks you to confirm each but its still simple as can be.

If I recall correctly, the game check system was something that the DNR implemented based on the number of comments received during the state deer plan update. I think the self proclaimed voice of GA hunters also frequently liked to write about how DNR needed to do this too.

I've hunted several states and have to say GA's system is the easiest system that I've ever used for checking game.

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#6053147 - 11/13/17 06:12 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
Kirk De Offline
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Registered: 12/04/08
Posts: 1056
Loc: Georgia
Fellas,

I stated it as it was for me. I was not exaggerating.

I have an old phone it won,t add an app. Patrick the example you gave implied the deer was killed in the county I live. It was not and I entered it that way.

The numbers read back to me were not clear.

Like I said, if one had little or no access to a phone or computer it would not work.

There again if certain skills or equipment is mandatory, it should be provided. I know if I made a mistake I could be fined regardless whether I had the equipment, skills, or not.
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#6053154 - 11/13/17 06:20 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
EdP Offline
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Registered: 03/04/12
Posts: 779
Loc: meadowview, Virginia
Virginia has the call in system in addition to computer AND check stations. The same for Ky where I used to live. The call in, like anything new, takes a time or two to get used to with all the questions and confirmations, but in the end is quick and easy. I love it. If you don't like it you don't have to use it and can go to a check station, at least in these 2 states.

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#6053166 - 11/13/17 06:36 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
Kirk De Offline
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Registered: 12/04/08
Posts: 1056
Loc: Georgia
It is too hot here for a check station. It could be 0ver 90 degrees at the time of the kill. Georgia was faced with doing this or continueing the way they had or just making it simple by just requiring a license.

I believe if the Biologists were more in the field and the dnr was more atuned to what is really there, all this would not be needed.

Few people at the dnr are as involved in the out doors as Swamp wolf. It is one thing to talk to hunters and trappers. It is another to actually hunt and trap.
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#6053174 - 11/13/17 06:54 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
Jtrapper Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 18155
Loc: Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
I just learned of this non sense a few years ago, luckily id already gave up deer hunting, I don't own a smart phone, won't own one, never will, could care less about them, don't understand the ling like 'apps' and all that. What alot of people, especially the younger tech savvy kids don't understand is that not EVERYONE on this planet lives and die's by a stupid phone!

Deer herd is sky high here, season's being extended in some parts of the state, everyone wondering what to do what to do as hunter numbers go down the drain. Isn't hard to figure out. Mass amounts of land in this state are 'hunting clubs', again not everyone can afford a grand or two a year to hopefully shoot a couple of deer, 3 people could be holding up thousands of acres of land, no one is allowed to hunt it but them and their friends, might be 5 deer killed annually on such place's if that!

Then we complicate the laws to the point you need to be a lawyer just to deer hunt. Complicate it to the point basically everything is illegal so not many deer get killed. Hunter numbers continue to decline and deer population continue's to increase, guess next stop is year round deer hunting! It's working so well for the coyote's and beaver, now fox and bobcat's are included as well. Everything is reduced to trash animals!

Off my rant now, already hit one of the wild goats in my truck, see them lined up all over on the roads, insurance claims due to hitting the stupid things is through the roof! Lets make it more difficult for what few hunters we have left to hunt them though, great idea.
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#6053430 - 11/13/17 12:35 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
Swamp Wolf Offline
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Registered: 04/04/09
Posts: 3780
Loc: SE Georgia
Kirk,
I included the screenshot of Colquitt County as an example of the real time totals that are available to the public using the app.

I compare the necessity of game check like trying to balance your checking account without knowing what your spending. If you don't have an idea as to what your spending how can you manage? This system won't ever be exact due to poaching, roadkill, and non-compliant hunters but it is much better than a guess.

You would like the new smart phones...you should upgrade...lol
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#6053507 - 11/13/17 03:23 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
SleekOtter Offline
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Registered: 11/21/15
Posts: 573
Loc: Maine
Trying to do online registration here too. What's so hard about driving to a tagging station to tag you critter, weigh it if you want, and purchase a celebratory six pack? Lazy folk

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#6053517 - 11/13/17 03:46 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: SleekOtter]
Swamp Wolf Offline
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Registered: 04/04/09
Posts: 3780
Loc: SE Georgia
Originally Posted By: SleekOtter
Trying to do online registration here too. What's so hard about driving to a tagging station to tag you critter, weigh it if you want, and purchase a celebratory six pack? Lazy folk


No such thing as a tagging station in Georgia......

...unless you count sitting in your truck at the 7-11 while you record your harvest on your phone..then go inside for the six pack. Lol
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#6053554 - 11/13/17 04:42 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
GREENCOUNTYPETE Offline
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 1432
Loc: Green County Wisconsin
we have been on online registration for a few years , I think this is the first year that the number of in person registration stations are reduced.

if you can post here on trapperman you can figure out the online registration you now only need to enter the number on your tag and your birth date I was looking it over earlier today.

I made sure I knew how to do it from my phone , I will probably end up registering all the deer in camp from my phone , my 80 year old uncle isn't going to.


the tagging station was a big waste of time cut the deer down from the tree load them in the truck drive 20 minutes to town if 5 people shot deer take 2 trucks and everyone had to come with, ours was a bar , the only thing harder than getting them to serve you a drink was getting them to tag your deer, then they figured out the place was full of out of state hunters so they started charging out of state prices.

now I sit in the chair drink a beer and register everyone deer in a few minutes then we go start cutting


I find the online registration much nicer , never botehr going into town any more
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#6053685 - 11/13/17 07:08 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
garymc Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/24/13
Posts: 101
Loc: WV
Online/phone check in has been a blessing in WV. Prior to the online/phone check in we had to transport our game to a check in station. The number of check in stations had dwindled dramatically and it was a challenge at times to find one open after dark. Nothing was more frustrating than loading up everybody's deer after a long day of hunting then travel to the check in station to find it is closed.

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