The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is encouraging deer hunters to report any deer harvested during the 2013-14 season through the Game Check program by February 20, 2014. Checking a deer can be completed via the Internet at www.outdooralabama.com/gamecheck, using the Outdoor Alabama smartphone app, or by calling 1-800-888-7690 and following the voice prompts.
 
After the February 20 deadline, the Game Check system will be temporarily closed until turkey season opens on March 8, 2014, with the youth turkey hunts. At that time hunters can report their turkey harvests through the Game Check system.
 
Chuck Sykes, Director of the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, says Game Check provides the most accurate information about hunting success across the state. “The only way hunters and our biologists will know if changes to the deer season are working is if Alabama hunters participate in the voluntary system,” Sykes said. “We want every hunter to know that it is important to report both does and bucks that were harvested.”
 
The information reported through Game Check will be analyzed to create a more accurate understanding of Alabama’s deer herd on a county-by-county basis. To view the current data reported through Game Check, visit https://game.dcnr.alabama.gov and click “seasonal statistics.”
 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.
 
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