Your deer/turkey and bear licenses include game tags. When you kill a big game animal, you must meet these requirements.
- If you kill a bear, deer, elk, or turkey, you must validate (notch) the appropriate tag on your bear license; deer/turkey license; bonus deer permit; or other special permit before you can remove the animal legally from the place of kill.
- If you mistakenly validate (notch) a tag before you kill an animal, you must void the tag by writing “VOID” in ink on the line on the tag.
- If you kill an elk, you must validate an appropriate deer tag.