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Toll-free number to replace deer, turkey check stations

This article was published September 24, 2009 at 3:24 a.m.

— A new toll-free number will replace check stations for Arkansas deer and turkey hunters.

The number is (877) 507-4263.

Hunters can call the from anywhere when they are ready to check your deer or turkey. This is a new system from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, replacing the check stations thathave been used for decades.

Hunters older than 65 or younger than 16 should keep the number with the while hunting. The number is also in the Hunting Guidebook of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and is also on the game tags in the guidebook.

For others with wildlife conservation licenses or sportsmen's licenses, the checking number is on the back of the license.

Checking of deer and turkey can be done two ways - by calling (877) 507-4263 or by going online to

After checking game, hunters will receive a check number that must be recorded on the license.

River Valley Ozark, Pages 76 on 09/24/2009


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