When purchasing the appropriate big game license, a Harvest Log will print instead of a temporary kill tag. By the end of the calendar day of harvest, all big game animals (turkey, deer, bear) must be checked in.
The hunter must check the animals in one of three ways:
Evidence of the big game animal’s species and sex must be available for inspection by TWRA personnel until the animal is checked in. All big game animals taken to taxidermists or to meat processors must be accompanied by documentation on approved TWRA forms or TWRA mobile application.
See an example of a harvest report confirmation page
In addition to reporting harvests, when you use the TWRA's mobile web application, you can also use the harvest diary to log your special moments and experiences while hunting as well. It's a great way to record your memories about your experiences all in one place!
Youth hunters under the age of 13 must have a TWRA ID number in order to use the mobile check-in for big game animals.
Kids can go to an agent location, check station or Regional Office with their parent and SSN card and have a TWRA profile created which will last forever. After that, those youth hunters can use the mobile check-in.