GameReg - electronic game registration
All deer, bear, turkey, sharp-tailed grouse, bobcat, fisher and otter harvests must be reported electronically through GameReg.
Registration is still mandatory and is accomplished using one of the methods below.
- Online: gamereg.wi.gov (fastest and easiest method)
- Phone: 1-844-426-3734
- In person: Search for an in-person deer/bear registration station that provides a phone or computer for public use.
Reminder: You will need your unique tag number or harvest authorization number to begin the registration process.
How it works
Hunters and certain trappers (bobcat, fisher and river otter only) will have several options for registering harvests through the GameReg electronic registration system. Go online to gamereg.wi.gov (fastest and easiest option), call 1-844-GAME-REG (1-844-426-3734) or, if registering a deer or bear, find an in-person registration station that provides one of these methods.
Upon submitting all required harvest information through GameReg, the hunter will receive a 10-character confirmation number for his/her records. This confirmation number no longer needs to be written on the tag or harvest authorization, but should be retained and may be required if the game is taken to a taxidermist or meat processor. All hunters will obtain a confirmation number at the completion of registration, even if registering at an in-person station.
Exception: while bobcat, fisher and otter are reported through GameReg, they still require in-person registration within seven days of the end of the month of harvest.
For key species-specific registration requirements, review the harvest registration fact sheet.
New developments in Go Wild: My GameReg
A new section has been added to your Go Wild personal homepage. The My GameReg section provides you with information on your current tags where you can view and reprint your unused tags or click the quick link to report your harvest. Also available is your GameReg harvest history, where you can view your previous GameReg harvest reports with the confirmation number and the details of your harvest.
- Current tags/harvest authorizations
Current tags/harvest authorizations allows you to register a harvest on an unfilled tag or harvest authorization, and autofills some information based on the type of tag/harvest authorization and location for which it is valid. After logging into Go Wild, go to the My GameReg section at the bottom of the page. You can click on any current tag/authorization listed, or click “Current tags/harvest authorizations” to access a complete list of your unfilled tags. You can then register a harvest directly on the selected tag/authorization. Tags/authorizations will be automatically removed from this list once all allowable registrations have been reported for a tag/authorization.
- Harvest history
Harvest History lists all registered harvests on your Go Wild account (2016 to present). This section includes the tag/harvest authorization number and registration confirmation number for each harvest, allowing you to look up your confirmation number if taxidermists or meat processors require it for processing the harvested animal.
- Report harvest
As in the past, Report Harvest redirects to the online GameReg portal and will require an unfilled tag/harvest authorization number and date of birth to begin the registration process.
- Car-killed deer and turkey registration
Car-killed deer and turkey can also now be registered online through GameReg. On gamereg.wi.gov, click on the car-killed deer and turkey link to get started. Car-killed deer and turkey can also be registered at 608-267-7691. Please note that car-killed bear must still be registered by phone at 608-267-7691. Learn more about taking possession of car-killed wildlife.
- Contact information
- For more information on harvest registration, contact:
- Wildlife management