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Field Tagging and Checking

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Field Tagging Requirements

All hunters (including lifetime license holders) who harvest a deer, elk, or antelope must immediately attach their name, lifetime license number or customer ID number, and date and time of harvest securely to the carcass.

All hunters (including lifetime license holders) who harvest a turkey must immediately attach their name, lifetime license number or customer ID number, and date and time of harvest securely to the carcass.

All field tags can be any item, so long as the tag contains the required information. The information must remain attached to the carcass until it is checked.

Field tagging requirements for bear are listed on Bear Hunting Seasons.

Checking Requirements

All deer, elk and antelope must be checked within 24 hours of leaving the hunt area through one of the options listed below. All turkeys must also be checked within 24 hours of leaving the hunt area, and in all cases prior to processing the carcass.

Deer, elk, antelope and must be E-Checked online at wildlifedepartment.com, or with an authorized Department employee. Once checked, the animal will be issued a carcass tag or an online confirmation number. This tag or number must remain with the carcass to its final destination or through processing and/or storage at commercial processing or storage facilities. Deer, elk and antelope carcasses may be checked in quartered with sex organs naturally attached and head accompanying the carcass.

Checking requirements for bear are listed on Bear Hunting Seasons.

Deer Processors

Deer hunters can find a list of deer processing sites online at wildlifedepartment.com. Many deer processors participate in the Hunters Against Hunger program, which allows hunters who legally harvest a deer during any deer season to donate the meat to feed hungry Oklahomans.