At all license agents Game-check transactions will be available online and by telephone seven days a week and during holidays.
Landowner hunters who are not required to purchase a spring turkey permit must use the Internet or any license agent to check their turkey. Hunters who tag their turkey as a landowner harvest cannot use the phone-in method. All authorized license sales agents will also check in your game.
The first thing hunters should be aware of is that their permits no longer contain temporary or permanent tags to detach and affix to the carcasses. Instead every successful hunter will have to make a game tag to attach to the animal, just like landowners have always done. The game tag should contain the hunter’s name and the date, time and county of harvest.
This information will also need to be filled out on the hunter’s permit. After the hunter completes the automated game check process, an 18-digit confirmation number will be provided. That number needs to be recorded on the permit. In addition, the 18-digit confirmation number will also have to be attached to the animal somehow. It may be written on the game tag if the hunter chooses.
The permanent number must stay with the turkey always and replaces the metal tag of years past.
Rock Creek Conservation Club will be holding its fifth annual Wild Game Dinner on May 18 at Rock Creek Conservation Club, located on Schaffer Road, a qusrter-mile west of Route 45. Doors will open at 4 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the raffle will be held at 8. There will be a 50/50 raffle, gun raffles and a free youth raffle (16 years old and under). All are welcome, men, women and children. Ticket Donation cost is $20 per adult and $10 per youth 16 and under. Dinner ticket includes dinner, beverage and door prizes. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Keith Davidson at 563-9403 or Steve Laurenty at 275-1530.
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