ODWC E-CHECK

Welcome to The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation E-Check Application.

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*Do not use the back button in this application. Use the Home button.

Deer E-Check

Elk E-Check

Turkey E-Check

Paddlefish E-Check

If you are needing assistance with your E-Check record, please provide your date of birth (DOB). If you are needing assistance with another hunter's record, other than yours, please give us their name and DOB.

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State Law requires ODWC to publish a Deer Harvest Report. Sportsmen have the option to exclude their name; however, your deer harvest information will still appear on the report. Do you wish to exclude your name from the Deer Harvest Report?







Pending

Click the button to see your pending records. If you don't see any records, check the Confirmation Lookup.

Deer

NameDateTimeConfirmationAction

Elk

NameDateTimeConfirmationAction

Turkey

NameDateTimeConfirmationAction

Paddlefish

NameDateTimeConfirmationAction

Welcome to this latest version of the Online Check Station web application. It has been designed to be easier to use and mobile friendly. This web application will be respond to the screen dimensions of the device you are using to check your harvest and should offer a better experience, whether you are on your home computer or using your smartphone in the field.

Some of the new things you will notice:

Enhanced navigation features Storing Sportsman data for use with future submissions Receiving a confirmation # when offline (this feature does require visiting the site once prior to having no data service)

From the Home Screen of the application, navigation has been enhanced to offer multiple ways to access the E-Check pages. Please avoid using the “back” button/arrow in your web browser. The back feature in your web browser will navigate you away from the E-Check application. Instead use the Home links on each of the menus to return to the homepage of the E-Check application.

Menu Bar

Across the top of each page there is a menu bar with your navigational selections. When using your desktop computer, the Menu Bar provides a familiar and easy way to navigate all pages of the site. However, the Menu Bar may not be visible on mobile devices.

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On your mobile device, especially with a smaller display, the Menu Bar may disappear. In the upper corner of your screen (usually the upper right corner), an icon should appear for the mobile device which is commonly referred to as the Hamburger menu. This menu offers the same navigational selections as the Menu Bar.

E-Check Button

The E-Check button on the Home Screen is another way to quickly navigate the site and get you to the appropriate page. This button was designed to provide quick and easy access to the most widely used features of the website. All of the selections on this menu lead to functions that are available while offline except the confirmation lookup (which does require a an active data connection).

Clickable Images

You can enter your harvest information for any of the required game animals simply by clicking on the image of the animal.

Button Access

Finally, you can access each E-Check option by clicking on the button under each image.

FAQ

Why can’t download this app from the App Store or Google Play?

The E-Check application is a website that has been designed using responsive design. This means the screens, menus, and images will resize and rearrange automatically depending on the device accessing the web site. This allows ODWC to support multiple devices without the need to develop multiple applications for each specific device.

Can I get a confirmation number even if I have no data service?

Yes. When you access the site for the first time, all of the necessary pages and functions are downloaded and stored in your local computer or mobile device. Most modern browsers (Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox) allow web information to be stored on your local computer or mobile device.

Online vs Offline?

Online is when the device you are using has access to active connection to the internet. Offline is just the opposite, and there is no internet connection presently available.

If I am offline, how does my E-Check information get submitted?

When no internet connection is available, and you had previously visited the E-Check site, all of the necessary functionality is downloaded to your device. You enter your harvest information in the same way as you do when you are online. However, submissions will remain stored in your computer or mobile device until an internet connection is reestablished. At that time, your E-Check submissions will upload to our servers automatically. Please see Pending Records for further information.

Pending records and Submitted records?

Pending records are E-Check records that have not yet been uploaded to the E-Check database on our servers. These records can be viewed with the Pending Records option from the menu. Submitted records are those E-Check records that were transmitted to our servers because an internet connection was available at the time of submission.

How can I see what records I have checked?

There are two methods to confirm your E-Check records. The Confirmation Lookup function will show you the records that have been submitted directly into the database on our servers. The second way to view your records is by using the Pending Records menu option. This method shows records that are stored in your phone awaiting a data connection to the internet. These records will only be visible until the data connection is reestablished, at which time they are uploaded to the server.

What is a Tribal Compact?

The Cherokee Nation Combination Hunting/Fishing License is a joint-issued license between the ODWC and the Cherokee Nation. The only tribal compact currently in effect for the 2016 hunting season is the Cherokee Nation compact. Please consult the Hunting Regulations on page 12 for more information.

Can someone else use my phone to check their game animal?

Yes. However, since the sportsman’s information from a previously entered record will default into the next record to be submitted, the “clear form” button should be clicked first to ensure all previously entered data is cleared from the form. The next sportsman can then safely enter their check record.

Do I have to print my Confirmation number?

No. The print option is provided as a convenience if a printer attached to your device. However, the confirmation number can be written on the field tag that the sportsman places on the harvested animal. Refer to the Field Tagging link on the resources page or consult the Hunting and Fishing Regulations for more information.

All of my personal data that I previously entered is now missing?

The most common action that causes your personal data to disappear is the use of the “Clear Form” button. This function clears all the previously entered data from the input form. If you return to the home screen using the Home option from the menu and reopen the desired E-Check page, the previously entered information should reappear. The other action that can cause your data to disappear is to clear all of your browser history and website data from your browser settings on your device. This will effectively erase all your stored information and you will need to enter your information again. Please Note: If you had pending records when your browser history and website data was cleared, these records will also be removed. It is recommended that you only clear you browser history when there are no pending records and a data connection is available.

What do I do if I check my game and something is incorrect?

Use the contact us form in this application and let us know what information needs to be corrected. For example; if you used your Turkey license number instead of you Antlered Deer license number when checking your deer. Fill out the contact form with a subject generally defining the issue (I entered the wrong license number). Then provide the necessary information in the message area to allow us to correct the wrong information. Make sure that you provide us with your email address and a phone number in the event we need to contact you for clarification.

If the E-Check application is not functioning correctly or is not working at all, then you may need to do a troubleshooting on your device/computer to resolve the situation. Here are a few things you should do to help correct the problem.

  • Make sure your device software (particularly your browser software) is up to date. Older version may not be compatible with some website features. Check and make sure you are on the most recent version appropriate to your device.
  • Some native browsers on your smartphone may not work with the E-Check application. A native browser is the manufacturer’s modified and sometimes proprietary smartphone browser. Some native browser do not have the necessary functionality to support the application. If you are having difficulty with your native browser, try downloading another browser. For example: Google Chrome.
  • Check your internet connection. Make sure you have a good strong connection to the internet. Spotty or intermittent coverage can make cause response time delays due to a weak or dropped connection. Although E-Check is designed to allow you to check you game while offline, there are other aspects of the application that require an internet connection.
  • Clear your browser history and web data. This is usually found in settings options of your browser software and is sometimes called ‘cache’. This will allow a fresh download of the E-Check web application to your device. Make sure you have not pending records that have not uploaded or they will be lost and you will need to enter them again. This action will also require you to retype your personal information in the E-Check application. This can also have an effect on other web information stored in your browser.

Hunters Against Hunger (HAH) participants are listed by county. Please contact the game processor to confirm their participation.

Field Tagging and Checking Requirements

All hunters (including lifetime license holders) who harvest a deer or elk must immediately attach their name, license number, and date and time of harvest securely to the carcass.

Field Tagging

Field Tagging Requirements All hunters (including lifetime license holders) who harvest a deer or elk must immediately attach their name, license number, and date and time of harvest securely to the carcass. Annual license holders who harvest deer or elk must also complete the “Record of Game” section on the license form. All hunters (including lifetime license holders) who harvest a turkey must immediately attach their name and license number securely to the carcass. Annual license holders must also include the date and time of harvest with their field tag and complete the “Record of Game” section on the license form. All hunters (including lifetime license holders) who harvest an antelope must immediately attach their name and license number securely to the carcass. Annual license holders who harvest antelope must also complete the “Record of Game” section on the license form. Antelope hunters participating in controlled hunts must also include the date and time of harvest on the field tag. All field tags can be any item, so long as the tag contains the required information. The information must remain attached to the carcass until it is checked. Field tagging requirements for bear are listed on page 25 of the Hunting Regulations. Each cleaned paddlefish and its parts (carcass, meat or eggs) must be tagged and kept separate from all other cleaned paddlefish or paddlefish parts. Each person must keep their paddlefish distinctly separate from paddlefish taken by others. Paddlefish and paddlefish parts must remain tagged until the person in possession of the same reaches their residence. Please consult page 14 of the Fishing Regulations for more information on Paddlefish.

Checking Requirements

Checking Requirements All deer and elk must be checked within 24 hours of leaving the hunt area through one of the options listed below. All turkeys must also be checked within 24 hours of leaving the hunt area, and in all cases prior to processing the carcass. Deer, elk and turkey must be E-Checked online at wildlifedepartment.com, or with an authorized Department employee. Once checked, the animal will be issued a carcass tag or an online confirmation number. This tag or number must remain with the carcass to its final destination or through processing and/ or storage at commercial processing or storage facilities. Deer and elk carcasses may be checked in quartered with sex organs naturally attached and head accompanying the carcass. All antelope must be checked within 24 hours of leaving the hunt area at an open check station in Cimarron or Texas counties (see page 24), or with an authorized Department employee assigned to one of the counties where antelope are hunted. Once checked, the antelope will be issued a carcass tag that must remain with the carcass to its final destination or through processing and/or storage at commercial processing or storage facilities. The head must remain attached to the carcass until the antelope is checked. Checking requirements for bear are listed on page 25 of the Hunting Regulations. Paddlefish not immediately released are considered kept and must be tagged immediately with the angler’s paddlefish permit number. Date and time of harvest must also be recorded on the permit immediately. All harvested paddlefish must be reported within 24 hours to the Online Check Station at wildlifedepartment.com. Please consult page 14 of the Fishing Regulations for more information on Paddlefish.

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