Deer hunters will want to keep one number handy as they head into the woods this fall.
It's a number required for taking a buck or a doe.
The toll-free number is different from last year's. The number is 866-305-0808.
Call it from anywhere when you are ready to check your deer.
It is part of the checking system of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- replacing the check stations that were used for years.
If you are an over--65 hunter or a younger--than--16 hunter, you will do well to write this number down and keep it in your billfold.
The number is in the AGFC's Arkansas Hunting Guidebook and on the game tags in the guidebook.
For others with wildlife conservation licenses or sportsmen's licenses, the checking number is on the tags.
Checking of deer can be done three ways -- the call to 866-305-0808, online at www.agfc.com or through the AGFC's iPhone app. When you've finished checking your game, you'll be given a check number that must be recorded on the license. Don't forget this part.
So make sure you have a pen ready.