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Game Harvest Reporting

Hunters are required to report the harvest of deer, bear and turkey within 7 days of take. You may report your harvest using one of these methods:

Take it • Tag it • Report it

Harvest reporting is the LAW and necessary for wildlife management!

Report your Game Harvests via Mobile App!

DEC’s mobile app, HuntFishNY provides hunters with an e-license and game harvest reporting tool. Hunters now have a quick, user-friendly way to:

  • gain instant, mobile access to an electronic version of sporting licenses and privileges;
  • report the harvest of deer, bear and turkey on a smartphone immediately while afield, even when out of cellular range;
  • view current and past harvest reports.

The HuntFishNY App can be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Play store.

NOTE: You will need a DEC Automated Licensing System (DECALS) user name and password in order to access your license documents through the app. If you have not yet created an online user name and password, visit the DECALS website today. Questions? – Call our sporting license hotline at 1-866-472-4332.


You may be fined up to $250 for failing to report your deer, bear or turkey take.

How To Properly Fill Out Your Carcass Tag and Report Your Harvest

Reporting Your Game Harvest

  • Deer, Bear and Turkey harvests must be reported within 7 days of take.
  • You can report your harvest by phone, online or through our new mobile app.
  • Reporting online and through the new mobile app is simple, fast and convenient!

Remember to save the bear’s skull so DEC can collect a tooth to age the bear.

Information You Will Need When Reporting

  • For Spring Turkey:
    • Spur length (none, less than ½",
      ½" or longer)
    • Beard length (less than 3", 3"or greater but less than 7½", or 7½" or longer.
    • Estimated weight
  • For Fall Turkey:
    • Remember to save a leg. We will request it to determine age and sex.