Big Game Report Line in North Carolina will be Upgraded

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For a few hours on Sunday, Dec. 31, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission toll free phone line (1-800-I-GOT-ONE ) and the online report form www.ncwildlife.org for reporting a big game harvest will be unavailable while the agency's computer systems are upgraded.

Both the online and toll free phone methods of registering a big game harvest will be inaccessible from approximately noon until 4 p.m. on Dec. 31.

"When someone calls the 800 number they will receive a message that the system is down and that they need to go to the nearest wildlife cooperative agent to register their harvest," said David Butts, an information technology specialist with the Commission. "A successful hunter who gets a deer on Saturday evening will need to register it with a wildlife cooperative agent during this down time."

As a reminder, hunters have 24 hours to report a big game harvest.