How do you check in your big game? The majority of Tennessee deer are now checked in online by the hunter, on the TWRA website with a home computer, or on the TWRA Mobile App with a smart phone – in the field or at the vehicle. If the hunter has no phone (or service), a borrowed phone will do. Of course hunters can still go to a checking station and do it manually.
For the easy, high-tech way to check in, simply go to www.tnwildlife.org and select For Hunters to find the check-in site. That page will guide you through the entire process; your completed Harvest Log will have a confirmation number that is proof of check-in. It is a good idea to write down the confirmation in case of a phone failure.
Check-in must be done on the same calendar day as the kill. Evidence of sex must be on the carcass of all big game until checked in and removed from the field. Bears must be checked in at a traditional checking station; see the updated list on the TWRA website. That list is now about 20 percent shorter due to the new license vendor’s system.