I think the Indiana Natural Resources Commission proposal to allow electronic check-in of deer and wild turkeys will be a good thing for Indiana hunters (see story on Page A1 of the Sept. 12 edition of The Tribune or online at www.tribtown.com).
So long as it’s not abused, which unfortunately it probably will be.
With that said, I love the idea of being able to harvest, check in and begin butchering as soon as possible so as not to lose any game meat.
Seems like many around these parts will now be able to hunt seven days a week without fear of losing an animal to heat.
This will especially help warm-weather hunters in early bow season. A lot of times in the past, if it was too hot to hunt on a Sunday, people simply wouldn’t hunt. This effectively made for a six-day hunting week if the weather was too hot, whereas in colder weather a hunter could harvest on a Sunday and let the animal hang overnight until Monday morning check-in.
Now a hunter can take game in the field and check it in on a cellphone and begin butchering immediately if they do it themselves. This will definitely help cull the herd.
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