The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife said hunters must now register all harvested deer over the phone or online, according to the Newark Post.
Taking a deer to a check station or butcher shop was expensive and time-consuming, said state fish and wildlife officials. The new
requirements begin with the 2009-2010 hunting season.
Hunters still have to register deer 24 hours or less after they are harvested.
Hunters can go to the division's Web site, or call 866-511 DEER to register their harvest.
The state said the new method gives the agency a faster, cheaper source of harvest information within days of the season's close,
rather than months.