Hunters now have three options for automated game check. They may check their deer or turkey:
- On the Internet at ohiogamecheck.com
- By telephone at 1-877-TAG-ITOH (1-877-824-4864) - This option is only available to those who are required to purchase a deer or turkey permit to hunt deer or turkeys. Hunters checking their harvest as a landowner cannot use the telephone option.
- At Geauga Bow
Your Purchasing Options
Option 1 - PURCHASE ONLINE
We offer a safe and secure Web site for purchasing with your credit card. All license buyers (resident and non-resident) may purchase license and permits online.
Option 2 - PURCHASE FROM A GEAUGA BOW
There are License Agents in every county in Ohio. Use our handy Agent Search to find one near you. As we move into the new licensing system, license agents will be trained continuously. Please call your agent before you travel to their location to make sure they are trained to sell licenses.
Option 3 - TELEPHONE 1- AND 3-DAY FISHING LICENSE SALES
If you wish to purchase a 1- or 3-day fishing license, you may now do so by telephone with the following two options:
- Dial 1-866-703-1928 to talk to a live operator who will walk you through the transaction. An additional $5.50 convenience fee will apply.
- Dial 1-855-764-3474 to use an interactive voice response (IVR) system to complete the transaction. A $3.25 convenience fee will apply. To use this option, you must have and provide your customer ID number.
In both cases, you will be issued a license number and must carry it along with picture ID as proof that you are properly licensed. No printed license is provided.
Option 4 - MAIL-ORDER LICENSE FORM
Call 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543) or 614-265-6300 to request a Mail Order License Application Form.
Resident Adult Licenses - For Ohio residents age 18-65 at the time of purchase.
Youth Licenses - For Ohio residents & non-residents younger than age 18 at the time of purchase.
Non-Resident Licenses - For non-residents age 18 and older at the time of purchase.
Resident Reduced-Cost Senior Licenses - for Ohio residents age 66 and older, and who were born on or after January 1, 1938.
Resident Free Senior Licenses - for Ohio residents born on or before December 31, 1937.
Shooting Range Permits - required of shooters age 18 or older for admission to Class-A ranges operated by the Division of Wildlife.
Duplicate Licenses and Permits - Lost, stolen, or destroyed licenses and/or permits may be re-issued at any license sales location. The cost is $4.00 for each duplicate license and/or permit.