A new number is impacting the lives of Arkansas deer and turkey hunters. They will get to know it -- at least the ones who are successful in taking a buck or a doe.
The number is 1-866-305-0808 and a live voice answers.
Yes, it is toll-free.
Call it from anywhere when you are ready to check your deer. That is the current system of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, replacing the check stations that were used for decades.
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 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 front of the tag.
Checking deer can be done three ways -- the call to 1-866-305-0808 or online at www.agfc.com or by using the AGFC's iPhone application.