The Grapevine says that NH is going 100% online deer registrations next year

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I have no further info than that, since I believe it is unreleased information.
Do you think this is a good or bad idea?
 

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With the number of check in stations reducing every year I think it's good. Maybe more deer will be registered due to simplicity.
 

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Be fine with me…the guys around here are idiots! 😂
 

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I believe there are pros and cons to this. Simplicity and convenience would be the pros. I know when I hunt Virginia, they have an app that you bring up when you kill a deer and in about a minutes time, your tag is notched. I also think it can lead to some shenanigan's. Maybe more so than already exists. Things would have to be ironed out for people who have their animals butchered and who want taxidermy completed as a seal is required for both. It will definitely be interesting.
 

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NJ started it here a while back. Wasn't in favor of it at first, but I have to admit it's very easy and convenient
 

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I like the traditions of in person reporting here in VT. The place closest to me has a buck pool, they take photos and post them on FB, and they post a running list of deer taken. They are also a general store. I know the owners and they are happy to do it for the hunters and the community, despite the sometimes minor inconvenience for them and their employees. They certainly benefit from gas, beer, food and snack sales to both the successful hunters and those stopping in to check the list!
 

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I like the traditions of in person reporting here in VT. The place closest to me has a buck pool, they take photos and post them on FB, and they post a running list of deer taken. They are also a general store. I know the owners and they are happy to do it for the hunters and the community, despite the sometimes minor inconvenience for them and their employees. They certainly benefit from gas, beer, food and snack sales to both the successful hunters and those stopping in to check the list!
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I'm in the same camp.
 

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I like the traditions of in person reporting here in VT. The place closest to me has a buck pool, they take photos and post them on FB, and they post a running list of deer taken. They are also a general store. I know the owners and they are happy to do it for the hunters and the community, despite the sometimes minor inconvenience for them and their employees. They certainly benefit from gas, beer, food and snack sales to both the successful hunters and those stopping in to check the list!
I would agree. I get the convenience of online everything, I'm not in favor of it. I'd be disappointed if deer registration went that route. Opens up a larger avenue of illegal activity and all around dishonesty. My two cents that don't count for much in a digital age.
 

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I would agree. I get the convenience of online everything, I'm not in favor of it. I'd be disappointed if deer registration went that route. Opens up a larger avenue of illegal activity and all around dishonesty. My two cents that don't count for much in a digital age.

I agree with this as well. I enjoy going to the check station and being around like minded people with similar interests. Particularly since there's only 52k of us in a state of 1.2 million. Christ sakes...... we can order groceries, take out from your favorite restaurant and have it delivered by a 3rd party company, order anything you need off Amazon to not leave your home. I miss the days of walking into any brick and mortar store to buy what I wanted and they were competing to sell it to me. I don't need my F&G dept doing the same.

Not only that, but how will they continue to gather biological information? I can't imagine there not being an "official scale" to check in a 200lb buck. Will the program and tradition of the 200lb buck go away? That would be a friggin shame. It would also be a shame if false reports were being sent in and rewarded as often as pro athletes are using counterfeit vaccine cards.😀

Maybe those who are inconvenienced by going to the check station should concentrate of shooting self gutting deer, and self butchered deer too. If they don't like going to the check station, I'm sure the other two must really be a pain in the ass for them. LOL!!!
 

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Well…when you take in your fat little 4 pointer and the guy with the ashtray breath exclaims “this would have been a nice buck NEXT YEAR” virtually belittling your “trophy” and saying “do you want this weighed?” Like it’s an imposition on his “time,” the check station experience is not the “classic” event you guys speak of…I miss the old days too. 😂
 

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Well…when you take in your fat little 4 pointer and the guy with the ashtray breath exclaims “this would have been a nice buck NEXT YEAR” virtually belittling your “trophy” and saying “do you want this weighed?” Like it’s an imposition on his “time,” the check station experience is not the “classic” event you guys speak of…I miss the old days too. 😂

The ash tray breath gives it away. That place is a shithole. I would've fired back with belittling his inventory he hasn't updated since the summer of 1982. Come over to our neck of the woods. Smith river and Barn store are both great and everyone you run into is like the "old days".
 

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Bad idea it leaves the door wide open to even more abuse then there is now

Let's be honest about the ability of abuse. Once they went to print at home licenses that was the end of any chance of policing poachers in that extent. I buy the combination license, so I print 4 copies. I sign one, and keep it with me fishing all summer, and in my turkey vest in the spring. If it doesn't get wet, I have the same one all year. BUT if it got wet, I have another ready to go.

I'm sure there are guys doing the same thing, but using the tag to get the deer to the truck, then home. Once home, in the basement it goes, old license in the dump and they're hunting that evening or the next morning. So online check in really isn't going to promote anymore or any less of what's been taking place since they did away with in person purchase at an agent store, or having to physically drive yourself to F&G headquarters for a duplicate license in my opinion.

But I do think it will have an effect on biological studies and the 200lb deer program going forward. A great example of this is when you harvest a bear in NH. A CO checks it out, pulls a tooth, takes the directions to the kill site to visit later that day. At no point , unless you go out of your way, does that bear get weighed and the dept. has zero intel on the average weight of NH bears harvested in what ever year.

Short version........ I don't like it. Take your damn deer to the registration station and be proud of it. We hunt one of the harder areas in the country with a low deer density. If you shoot a spike horn with a droptine and some jackass gives you shit...... tell him to put the tag on and have a hot cup of kiss your ass. 😀
 

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The ash tray breath gives it away. That place is a shithole. I would've fired back with belittling his inventory he hasn't updated since the summer of 1982. Come over to our neck of the woods. Smith river and Barn store are both great and everyone you run into is like the "old days".
I definitely will head your way! The hard part is finding a deer! 🤣
 

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Well…when you take in your fat little 4 pointer and the guy with the ashtray breath exclaims “this would have been a nice buck NEXT YEAR” virtually belittling your “trophy” and saying “do you want this weighed?” Like it’s an imposition on his “time,” the check station experience is not the “classic” event you guys speak of…I miss the old days too. 😂
I refer to them as Old stuff trading post and shit sales ;)
 

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I would agree. I get the convenience of online everything, I'm not in favor of it. I'd be disappointed if deer registration went that route. Opens up a larger avenue of illegal activity and all around dishonesty. My two cents that don't count for much in a digital age.
I used to agree with the illegal activity angle but if you think about it, It's basically the honor system now. If your gonna poach, your gonna poach no matter how they tell you to register deer/ turkeys etc... Once it's in your truck it's up to you what you do with it. I bet there's a good percentage of guys that have to drive 30 miles to register a deer don't bother due to the gas and time spent where if it was online maybe they register it.
 

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Bill was heard yesterday
It would be like turkeys online or in person
It passed the house committee
Next it goes to house floor for vote
Then senate committee
Then senate floor
Then governors desk
If
It passes all that it won’t be in effect until 2023 earliest
 

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Ohio has a smartphone app that you can buy your licenses and tags. Checking in your kills take a minute. They ask the county of kill, date/time, sex of deer. Number of points. Give you a confirmation number to put on our tags. If you have multiple tags you can keep on hunting if you’ve checked in and tagged your kill.
 

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Ohio has a smartphone app that you can buy your licenses and tags. Checking in your kills take a minute. They ask the county of kill, date/time, sex of deer. Number of points. Give you a confirmation number to put on our tags. If you have multiple tags you can keep on hunting if you’ve checked in and tagged your kill.
Nh will never go to 100% online as Fg testified they need the ability to obtain the data they now get via physical checkin

If this passes it will be optional online like turkeys but with Fg having the option to close online in certain wmu if they need more samples or data beyond what they are getting
 

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Nh will never go to 100% online as Fg testified they need the ability to obtain the data they now get via physical checkin

If this passes it will be optional online like turkeys but with Fg having the option to close online in certain wmu if they need more samples or data beyond what they are getting
Maybe you’re right but, if they needed physical data they could get the information from road kills or a few voluntary check points. The feeling I’m getting is the days of bringing your deer into a check station and having it weighed are going by the wayside.
The place where we’ve weighed our deer has had biologists in the past for a day or two but, the same thing could be accomplished at a few designated locations like they have done for moose in the past. I think if the went to voluntary check points they’d have more than enough people that would want to get their deer weighed or checked for CWD.
A friend went to a long time Gunshop on Friday to get his license in person. He had to pay in cash. The owner was complaining he made a $1 on the sale. Had to invest in a computer, printer, and special paper to make the dollar. The digital licenses that Ohio has are nice. They don’t require a paper license. If checked you can show the game warden on your phone.
 




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