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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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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]
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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
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Registered: 10/23/17
Posts: 59
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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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]
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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)
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#6052776 - 11/12/17 06:15 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
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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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Sadly as long as you buy a license it seems the DNR couldn't care less what happens to the deer.

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#6053123 - 11/13/17 05:16 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
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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: 53
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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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: 781
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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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]
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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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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]
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Registered: 11/21/15
Posts: 582
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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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]
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 1444
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
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Registered: 01/24/13
Posts: 102
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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#6053730 - 11/13/17 07:46 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Wardens would always come to our camp and tag every deer on the pole .
Not anymore, now we have to go find cell service .
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#6053856 - 11/13/17 09:37 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
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Posts: 2585
Loc: Nevada
Times change. The way managers model their deer populations is substantially more sophisticated, requiring better data. What takes longer, to register your deer online or create a tman post? If you can post on trapperman, you can “rester” a deer online.
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#6053864 - 11/13/17 09:49 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
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I register deer online when hunting in Conn.
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#6053865 - 11/13/17 09:50 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Swamp Wolf]
SleekOtter Offline
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Registered: 11/21/15
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Loc: Maine
Originally Posted By: Swamp Wolf
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


Well that's odd. Every other store is a tagging station here. Certainly isn't a shortage of them amd the law is if you pass one that's open on your way home or to the butcher, or wherever you're taking it after dragging it out, then you must tag it and not doing so is considered to have intentionally attempted to avoid it. Unless of course the tagging station is closed, then you have a certain time limit. Good news is that most butchers are tagging stations too.

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#6053888 - 11/13/17 10:11 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
Robert Owens Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 40
Loc: Tennessee
When you live and hunt where there is very little cell service and all the stores you used to be able to check in deer no longer allow it due to online checking it makes it difficult to remain legal with the TWRA and check in your kill within the same day. I miss being able to go to the various mom and pop stores and check out the photos they would take and the bragging boards and see who is shooting what.

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#6053947 - 11/13/17 11:56 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 2208
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
It is pretty nice in much of Wisconsin Pete, I agree. Don't even have to tag them starting this year.
I have never tried Georgia's system. I guess it would be frustrating if ya can't hear the confirmation number.


Edited by AJE (11/14/17 12:07 AM)

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#6053948 - 11/14/17 12:12 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
loosanarrow Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 94
Loc: Lakes Region Indiana
I’ve arrowed a lot of deer, and online tagging from my phone has been a wonderful thing.

I hunt alone. I had to find a buddy willing to help drag and load every deer to get it to a check station within 48 hours.

Here in IN the deer can not be butchered until given a check-in number.

Now, I check the deer on my phone, then butcher the deer on the spot where it fell, and haul out only the parts I am keeping. This allows me to haul meat in one trip, hide and head in another, and do it all by myself no problem.

Other than allowing the legal use of knapped stone points, phone check is the best new development in my lifetime.

That’s my take on it.


Edited by loosanarrow (11/14/17 12:15 AM)

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#6054094 - 11/14/17 07:40 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
GREENCOUNTYPETE Offline
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 1444
Loc: Green County Wisconsin
getting rid of shotgun only zones statewide is the best , online registration , no tagging is very good


Riversnorth13 , if you had a warden tagging all your deer I get this isn't as convenient very few others had that convenience. I have only seen the warden twice in 26 years.

but think of it this way you can now have one person with a list of your deer , tags and birth dates drive to get cell reception and register the whole lot. rather than having to take everyone who shot a deer at camp to town.


Edited by GREENCOUNTYPETE (11/14/17 07:42 AM)
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#6054157 - 11/14/17 08:50 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
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Ours in this State is easy...but I've only done it on the computer.
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#6054164 - 11/14/17 09:01 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: 330-Trapper]
Muskrat Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Southwestern Wisconsin
Well, the online system is great if you can access a cell tower. Otherwise, it's a pain in the arse, especially with the requirement the deer be registered by 5:00 pm the next day.

So our deer camp has no cell phone service. A deer is taken Saturday, one either runs up or down the river until a tower is accessed, or down to the boat landing, trailer the boat, and drive 'til a tower is accessed. This is done either that evening or during Sunday's hunt.

What is so special about 5:00 the next day? Only good for the bean counters in Madison.

There are many deer camps spread about Wisconsin, especially up north in the back woods, that are under the same BS rule. When I was a kid we stayed up to Jump River in the shack for the entire week. Didn't register deer 'til Monday after Thanksgiving. The deer shack was way back, and the only way in and out was on a tractor.

So now we either run the river in the dark to register the deer Saturday night, or give up hunting time Saturday or Sunday to register the deer, or lie about when the deer was taken, claiming it was shot Sunday.

I've registered this complaint and stated the case at the Spring Conservation Congress hearings, but, well, why bother.
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#6054277 - 11/14/17 11:36 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Muskrat]
Muskrat Offline
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Loc: Southwestern Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Muskrat
. . . What is so special about 5:00 the next day? Only good for the bean counters in Madison . . .


Okay, so yea, I'm quoting myself.

Somebody explain this to me. Just what IS so special about registering your kill no later than by 5:00 the day after the kill?

I haven't had a DNR employee give me an answer to this question yet that made any sense.

Are they going to close the season up early if too many deer are registered in a certain area? I doubt it.

How 'bout it? Any logic here?

Or is it all about the bean counters and the press releases and the data.

God help us if it's all about the data.
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#6054286 - 11/14/17 11:49 AM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
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Loc: N.E.Ohio
Ohio has been online for years now. deer and turkey.
I dont mind it but,for the criminal what a way to beat the system.
Landowner's do the same just a click to the landowners page. You can tell them anything and no ones the wiser,buck maybe not, how about make it a doe today and get a bigger buck next week. Butcher it yourself and even easier. I have discussed this with the game warden to no avail. cheaters are cheaters he says. I know this is the wave of the future ,hope it dosent change the hunters edicate.

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#6054308 - 11/14/17 12:23 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
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If it's as hard as some of you experience, maybe it could contribute to a drop in license sales, or an increase in unregistered deer. The policy makers must be used to people that go home every night, hunt near a vehicle/town, and/or cell tower.
I guess lodge complaints with DNR and that's maybe about all you can do.
I don't know the answer to the 5 pm rule Muskrat.
Best answers I get from DNR are by emailing them. If they can't answer it, they pass it on until someone knows the answer, and they always respond...and ya have it writing. Unless it was some sort of legislative decision, then I don't know...


Edited by AJE (11/14/17 12:36 PM)
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#6054336 - 11/14/17 12:49 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Ronaround]
GREENCOUNTYPETE Offline
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 1444
Loc: Green County Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Ronaround
Ohio has been online for years now. deer and turkey.
I dont mind it but,for the criminal what a way to beat the system.
Landowner's do the same just a click to the landowners page. You can tell them anything and no ones the wiser,buck maybe not, how about make it a doe today and get a bigger buck next week. Butcher it yourself and even easier. I have discussed this with the game warden to no avail. cheaters are cheaters he says. I know this is the wave of the future ,hope it dosent change the hunters edicate.


I tend to think they realized they had no decent way to keep the criminal from exploiting the system any way so why try to enforce it.

I sure do like no more back tags , what a pain to have to move that stupid pin on tag every time you changed coats or layers
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#6054341 - 11/14/17 12:55 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Muskrat]
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Loc: Green County Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Muskrat
Originally Posted By: Muskrat
. . . What is so special about 5:00 the next day? Only good for the bean counters in Madison . . .


Okay, so yea, I'm quoting myself.

Somebody explain this to me. Just what IS so special about registering your kill no later than by 5:00 the day after the kill?

I haven't had a DNR employee give me an answer to this question yet that made any sense.

Are they going to close the season up early if too many deer are registered in a certain area? I doubt it.

How 'bout it? Any logic here?

Or is it all about the bean counters and the press releases and the data.

God help us if it's all about the data.


there should be some exceptions for the very remote hunters like yourself , maybe give the DNR the gps location of your camp and get a pass on registering till you get out. that way if they want to send a warden to check you they can.

you might just call your warden and ask if he is the one who would be enforcing it he may say call me with your numbers when you get out.
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#6054360 - 11/14/17 01:32 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Muskrat]
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Posts: 53
Loc: Georgia
Originally Posted By: Muskrat
Originally Posted By: Muskrat
. . . What is so special about 5:00 the next day? Only good for the bean counters in Madison . . .


Okay, so yea, I'm quoting myself.

Somebody explain this to me. Just what IS so special about registering your kill no later than by 5:00 the day after the kill?

I haven't had a DNR employee give me an answer to this question yet that made any sense.

Are they going to close the season up early if too many deer are registered in a certain area? I doubt it.

How 'bout it? Any logic here?

Or is it all about the bean counters and the press releases and the data.

God help us if it's all about the data.



I'm just speculating here based on dealing with wildlife agencies and people for quite a while, but I would be willing to bet that the 5:00 deadline is simply a deadline to maximize the reporting rates. Human nature is to procrastinate. If there were no deadlines, many hunters would put off reporting until they totally forgot about it or it gets to be so late that they don't think its useful anymore. If you put a deadline in a regulation book, hunters are more likely to comply in a more timely manner.

Simply put, there is no reason any wildlife agency needs this information within 24 hours, 36 hours, or even 2 weeks after a harvest other than because many folks are not responsible enough to report if a deadline isn't given.

Its kind of like a supervisor putting a deadline on some task for an employee that is habitually late. If it needs to be turned in by Friday, ask the employee to turn it in the Wednesday before and there will probably be a better chance that it will be turned in by the true deadline. I have to do this all the time to contractors that I deal with.

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#6054656 - 11/14/17 07:27 PM Re: Restering Game By Phone or Computer [Re: Kirk De]
ol' dad Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
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Loc: Lincoln County, Missouri
Our conservation department decided a couple years ago to do away with over the counter permit sales to save money. You now can either buy your tags using a smart phone app, or log on to the .WWW and purchase your tags at the regular price, plus pay additional $1.00 convenience fee....So they cut their expenses and then charged the consumer more money.?.?.? It sure was nice of them to pass on the savings.... Not!

We have great resources in our state, but the MDC is over funded and spends money on useless projects to protect their annual budget. Not to mention, the current tagging systems is a poachers dream!

ol'dad
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