Big Game Harvest Reporting

 

Report a Harvest

Report a Big Game Harvest

You can also call 1-800-I-Got-One (1-800-446-8663) to report your harvest.

If you do not have your Big Game Harvest Report Card or Harvest ID Numbers, call 1-888-248-6834 M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or email us.

 

View My Past Harvests

View My Past Harvests

Review a list of your previous harvests with authorization numbers. You can also print a personalized harvest certificate for display.

 

See Live Harvest Reports

See Live Harvest Reports

View live county, regional or statewide harvest totals and trends for deer, bear or turkey.

Report a Harvest

Report a Big Game Harvest

You can also call 800-I-GOT-ONE (800-446-8663) to report your harvest.

If you do not have your Big Game Harvest Report Card or Harvest ID Numbers, call 888-248-6834 M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or email us.

 
View My Past Harvests

View My Past Harvests

Review a list of your previous harvests with authorization numbers.  
You can also print a personalized harvest certificate for display.

 
See Live Harvest Reports

See Live Harvest Reports

View real-time county, regional or statewide harvest totals and multi-year trend comparisons for deer, bear or turkey.  

What is Big Game Harvest Reporting?

Reporting big game harvests (deer, turkey and bear) is a requirement in North Carolina.

Hunters should carry their Big Game Harvest Report Card with them while big game hunting for validating and registering a harvest. 

An authorization number is given during the registration process and is required for a hunter to legally possess their harvest.

What is a Big Game Harvest Report card?

View the Big Game Reporting section of the Regulations Digest (PDF)

Registering a Big Game Kill

Required for Bear, Deer, and Wild Turkey in North Carolina

  • Before moving the animal from the site of kill (where the animal fell), validate the appropriate animal block on your Big Game harvest Report Card by punching or cutting the corresponding day and month.
  • Register by reporting the harvest and recording the authorization number on your Big Game Harvest Report Card. Reporting must be done BEFORE any of the following occur:
    • The animal is skinned, dressed, or dismembered for consumption;
    • The animal is left unattended by the successful hunter;
    • The animal is placed in the possession of another person; or
    • 12 p.m. (noon) the day following the harvest.
  • If you leave an animal with a processor or taxidermist, donate it to Hunters for the Hungry or give it to someone else, you must have the authorization number attached to the carcass. The processor or taxidermist needs to keep a record of species and sex of the animal received, name and address of hunter, and big game harvest authorization number.

To register, choose one of the following options and have your Big Game Harvest Report Card and pen ready.