Deer and turkey hunters must use Harvest Tags to identify their kills. Photocopies or handwritten versions of these Harvest Tags may also be used. Handwritten versions of these tags must also be signed and include your Conservation ID#, your name, date of kill, time of kill, town of kill and the permit/tag type used. Additional copies of these Harvest Tags are available on the DEEP’s website, www.ct.gov/deep/hunting.
Immediately upon harvesting a deer or turkey, complete and sign a Harvest Tag and keep it with the carcass at all times. Deer taken from Nov. 14 through Nov. 17 (except Landowner Permits), must be taken to a deer check station. Deer or turkeys taken during all other times must be reported within 24 hours via the internet at www.ct.gov/deep/hunting or by calling the toll-free number, 1-877-337-4868. After reporting your harvest, you will be given a report confirmation number to write on the tag. Keep the tag, completed with all information, with the carcass until it is cut up for consumption.