Published Wed, Nov 16, 2011 8:13 am Dateline
Deer and turkey hunters can now use the internet or their telephones to report their harvests.
Lindsay Rist from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife says that they are no longer required to take their game to a check station.
"Hunters are still required to check their game, but we have some other convenient options this year as well. After they've temporarily tagged their animal, they have the option to take it to a traditional check station like they have in the past and that includes any license vendors this year, so anywhere that you can buy your license you'll be able to check your game," says Rist. "They can also use the internet at wildohio.com and just click on the game check link and they also have the phone-in option. It's really easy, 1-877-tag-it-OH."
Rist says so far, about 50 percent of hunters have used the phone check option, while about 35 percent have used the internet check option.
She says another change this year requires hunters to check their game by 11:30 p.m. the day of their hunt.
Last year, hunters were required to report their catch by the next day.