(Provided by Indiana DNR)
Deer and turkey hunters will have the option this fall to use an online systemCheckIN Gamethat was developed for the Department of Natural Resources to help streamline the current harvest reporting process.
Hunters can report their deer and turkey harvest using the convenience of a computer, smart phone, or tablet that has Internet access without having to take the animal to a check station for physical inspection.
The CheckIN Game system allows hunters to quickly report their game from the convenience of their home or directly in the field using their mobile device, said Mark Reiter, DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife director. This free online system is a big step forward in giving hunters more options to check in their game.
More than 2,100 turkey hunters took advantage of CheckIN Game when it was launched during the spring turkey season.
To access the CheckIN Game suite of services, visit www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/7365.htm.
Hunters using CheckIN Game need to write the confirmation number they are provided on the temporary tag they have placed on their harvested deer or turkey. An enhancement to the system has been created that allows Indiana Conservation Officers to enter a confirmation number to check the validity of harvested game and eliminates the need for hunters to have a printed receipt of confirmation.
CheckIN Game is available for all deer and turkey seasons.
Those hunters who prefer the traditional check stations can still use the more than 450 sites across the state. A complete county-by-county list of check stations can be found on pages 38 to 43 in the DNRs 2012 Indiana Hunting & Trapping Guide at www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2343.htm.
The Indiana DNR has produced a video that shows how to use the CheckIN Game System and answers many of the questions hunters may have. You can see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jejmFgycvZs&feature=share&list=PL72B5AAF56AA973E6