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Tennessee launches internet check-ion system

From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

-- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will launch its first-ever big game internet check-in system this year to help accommodate hunters who may have difficulty finding an open check station.

Deer archery season opens across the state Sept. 26.

Hunters can now check in their harvested animals over the internet. The new system can be accessed at  or by going directly to the check-in page at

The system is open to anyone who harvests a big game animal.

“Although we want hunters to utilize check stations, we understand it’s not always a viable option, especially on late-night retrievals. We also understand taking a deer to a check station is a tradition for many hunters, and with almost 900 check stations statewide, it is a tradition that hopefully will remain strong,” said Daryl Ratajczak, TWRA Big Game Coordinator.

In case a hunter must use the internet check-in system, he or she should find it user-friendly. The new system does require hunters to print out the permanent kill-tag and the next temporary kill-tag. If a hunter is unable to print tags immediately there will be an option to print a temporary kill-tag from the hunting page on the main website.

Hunters are reminded it is illegal to hunt the following day until all the animals harvested the previous day have been checked-in.

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