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Deer hunters get convenience with phone, Internet game registration

Minnesota hunters can register their deer by phone or Internet, a handy option that eliminates driving to a big game registration station. By calling 888-706-6367 or visiting DNR website and providing the nine-digit harvest registration number printed on the deer license, a hunter will be prompted for the information needed to complete registration.

People who use electronic registration need to have a pen and paper to write down the confirmation number generated by the registration system. This number must be written on the license in the appropriate area once electronic registration is complete.

Complete phone registration instructions are printed on licenses that allow electronic registration. Full instructions for all methods are available online.

In situations where phone or Internet registration is not possible or available, hunters must take their deer to a big game registration station. This process, which remains unchanged from previous years, requires the person whose name appears on the license to personally present their deer. Once registration is complete, they will receive a big game possession tag that must be attached to the hind leg, ear or antler where the site tag was attached.

A complete list of all stations, organized by city and county, is available at any DNR wildlife office or on the DNR website. Electronic registration is not available for deer taken in some permit areas, including the Bovine Tuberculosis Management Zone (deer permit area 101) as well as the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone (deer permit area 602) and the surrounding permit areas of 233, 293, 341, 342, 343 and 344.