Reporting big game harvests is a requirement in North Carolina. Hunters should carry their Big Game Harvest Report Card (formerly known as tags) with them while hunting deer, bear and wild turkey.
Upon harvesting a big game animal, hunters are required to validate the crosshair symbol on the report card that identifies the animal and report the kill within 24 hours by calling 1-800-I-GOT-ONE, at a Wildlife Cooperator Agent or online
This year's big game harvest report card contains a Harvest ID number located beside the name of each big game species. The purpose of this number is to streamline the telephone and online reporting processes. Hunters will be required to enter the appropriate Harvest ID number for the animal harvested. This number will validate the customer's information and go straight to the questions specific to the species harvested.