Report your deer harvest
What you need
Upon harvesting a white-tailed deer, you must immediately fill out and attach the paper tag from your permit to the carcass. Your deer must remain intact (other than field dressing), with the harvest tag attached until it is reported and prepared for food or taxidermy purposes. When transporting the deer, some portion of the carcass must remain visible until it has been reported.The metal seal or tag with confirmation number must remain attached to the carcass until prepared for food or taxidermy purposes. You must bring all deer harvested during the 1st week of shotgun deer season to an official check station for biological data collection.
New for 2017: You can now report your harvest online during the second week of shotgun deer season. You still must bring all deer harvested during the first week of shotgun deer season to an official check station for biological data collection.
All deer harvested in zones 13 and 14 (Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands) must be reported before leaving the islands.
How to report
- Go to MassFishHunt.
- Use your last name and customer ID to log in. Your customer ID can be found on your hunting or sporting license.
- Select Report a Harvest.
- Select Deer from the harvest menu and click Add to the left of the correct harvest type.
- You will have to answer a series of questions. You will need to examine your deer to answer some of the questions. Click the question mark icon to the right of each question for help.
- You will get a confirmation number after completion. You must write this number on the harvest tag (which should still be attached to the harvested deer), where it shall remain until the deer is processed for food or taxidermy purposes.
You can also report your harvest at a physical check station.
If you harvested a deer during the 1st week of shotgun season, you must report your harvest at a physical check station.
Once you submit your report, you can't edit any information. If you made an error, contact MassWildlife during business hours at (508) 389-6300. Business hours are from 8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday - Friday. Outside of these hours you will need to contact the Environmental Police at 1 (800) 632-8075.