Hunters during the spring turkey season now have the option of reporting their harvest information using a free online system through the Department of Natural Resources called CheckIN Game.
Hunters can report their turkey harvest through a computer, tablet or wide variety of smartphones and handheld devices without having to take the turkey to a designated check station for physical inspection.
However, hunters will still have the option of taking their turkey to a designated check station.
The CheckIn Game system was developed by IN.gov, the official website of the state of Indiana and a service of the Indiana Office of Technology.
Hunters who use CheckIN Game will get an electronic confirmation receipt with a confirmation number. They will need to write the number on the temporary transportation tag for the turkey. Indiana Conservation Officers will use the confirmation number to check validity of the turkey. While printing the confirmation receipt is not necessary, hunters may want to do so for their records.
Hunters must have their customer ID number ready when using the CheckIN Game system. Customer ID numbers can be found on spring turkey licenses or any hunting, trapping or fishing license from Indiana. Lifetime license holders will have the option of looking up this number in the CheckIN Game system. Hunters exempted by law from needing a license can also check in their game through this online system.