The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters that, starting this fall hunting season, all big game harvests must be reported either by phone at 800-I-GOT-ONE (800-446-8663), online at “Report a Harvest” or at a participating Wildlife Service Agent location.
The Commission no longer offers big game harvest reporting through Wildlife Cooperator Agents using paper record sheets. In North Carolina, white-tail deer, black bear and wild turkey are considered big game animals.
“Moving to a real-time system will have a positive impact on our big game harvest reporting process,” said Ryan Myers, the Commission’s wildlife survey biologist. “This change will improve the efficiency and accuracy of the reporting system by providing real-time verification for our state’s hunting community.”
The new real-time big game harvest reporting system will also enable users to track the status of the harvest within the current hunting season by species, region or county.
To reduce the opportunity for confusion, all Wildlife Cooperator Agents and hunting clubs are asked to discard any big game harvest registration materials, such as paper record sheets, that they may have from the previous year.