New hunting Ala. law: must register turkey, deer kills within 24 hours

(WTVM) - Alabama hunters could be required to notify the state within 24 hours of killing a deer or turkey.

The program is called Game Check, and wildlife officials say they need the information to manage wildlife population.

This goes into effect with the start of bow season on October 15. If you fail to report your kill, you could be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to a $500 fine.

Republican state senator Paul Sanford wants to amend or block the program, saying it's aimed at increasing state revenue.

For more information, see this Game Check Handout PDF.

You can also download the Outdoor Alabama app.

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