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Old 10-12-2018, 04:46 AM
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I work very weird hours that vary. Today I work 8pm-5am. I worry on days like today if Id happen to get a deer this evening at last legal light Id never have time to get it out of the woods and back home and to make it to work on time. So if I would happen to get one Id notch my tag, check it in, and leave it and get it tomorrow morning. But I plan on hunting tomorrow morning so does that mean when I hunt tomorrow morning I cant shoot one because then Id be dragging 2 deer from the woods even though each would be legally checked in for each day? Id hate to get a ticket for dragging 2 deer out of the woods even though I think? Id be legal in doing so. Any advice on my situation?
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:50 AM
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Call and speak to your game commission and get clarification.

States have all different requirements for tagging and transporting game. Even different areas of each state can have different regulations.

Some areas require each animal to be tagged and removed from the field before pursuing another . Some don't require a physical tag at all.

If your regulations book isn't clear, just call and ask.

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Old 10-12-2018, 04:16 PM
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You can call in your deer in Va and notch your tag. You can also, starting this year, check it in on the VDGIF app. If you do that do not notch your tag. Uf you do not have time to properly harvest your deer and remove it from the woods I would question why you killed it in the first place. Finish one harvest before going out and seeking another. If you are not sure you will be legal then do not do it until you are sure. That is my advice as a hunter in Virginia since 1992.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:25 PM
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I found out today that if you check in online you still have to notch your tag and record the assigned harvest number on your tag. Found out while checking in a doe.
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