LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) –
When a hunter brings down a deer, it is a special moment for that
person whether he or she is young or old, newcomer or experienced.
With excitement high and adrenaline rushing, it is easy and understandable that some hunters forget the essential next step.
Tag the deer before it is moved.
That is the
long-standing regulation of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for
deer hunting. You tag the deer before you move it, even for a better
angle for photos.
untagged deer on a four-wheeler and take it back to camp? This does not
sit well with wildlife officers. A wildlife violation will erase all the
euphoria over the hunter's success along with making a hefty dent in a
are on annual licenses. For persons not required to have annual licenses
– those under 16 and those over 65 with lifetime licenses – game tags
are in the back of the 2013-2014 Hunting Guidebook. Be optimistic and be
worry-free. Clip out a couple of these game tags before you go into the
deer woods. Put them with a hunter education or your identifications or
driver's license. Now you are ready to take a deer.
If the head
is removed from harvested big game, harvest information must remain will
all other portions until final storage. This includes while the
harvested deer is in transit. There are several carcass identification
tags available in the 2013-14 Arkansas Hunting Guidebook.