LINCOLN – Nebraska’s archery deer season opens Sept. 1 and hunters are reminded that they must check their harvested deer via Telecheck.
The electronic checking service known as Telecheck will be available by both phone service at 844-279-4564 or online at OutdoorNebraska.gov/Telecheck starting Sept. 1.
Telecheck allows hunters to check deer or antelope 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All deer harvested outside the November firearm season and all antelope harvested outside the October firearm season must be checked via Telecheck.
Having permit and harvest information will speed up the check-in process. When completing Telecheck, the following information will be required of the hunter: species, permit number, county of kill, area of kill (public or private land), management unit, date of kill, sex and age of animal (adult or fawn), and antler width for deer. Management unit maps and additional information are on the Telecheck website and in the 2016 Big Game Guide. Write the seal number and security code on the permit after completing Telecheck.
Antelope hunters will be asked if their animal’s longest horn is more or less than 9½ inches. To determine the length, measure from the base around the outside curve to the horn tip.