Using the new check system

Hunters still must report their harvest of turkeys, but they no longer are required to take their turkey to a check station for physical inspection. Hunters will have three options to complete the automated game check:

On the Internet at or

By telephone at 877-TAG-ITOH (877-824-4864) — This option is available only to those who are required to purchase a turkey permit to hunt turkeys.

At all license agents.

Game-check transactions will be available online and by telephone seven days a week and during holidays.

Landowner hunters who are not required to purchase a spring turkey permit must use the Internet or any license agent to check their turkey. Hunters who tag their turkey as a landowner harvest cannot use the phone-in method. All authorized license-sales agents also will check in your game. Find a list of authorized license agents online at

Source: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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