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How do you attach your tag to your deer?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Emberglo, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Emberglo

    Emberglo Active Member

    I know you have to attach your filled out tag to your deer, but how do you do the actual attaching? Zip-tie or something?
  2. wyohome

    wyohome Well-Known Member

    Electrical tape
  3. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    zip tie to antler. Poke hole in ear and zip tie if antlerless.
  4. wyohome

    wyohome Well-Known Member

    After losing a tag on a long drag, (and having to walk my backtrail with the warden to find it), I make sure it isn't getting ripped off.
  5. Clayton86

    Clayton86 Well-Known Member

    I use either a zip tie or pipe cleaner twist tie type wires and cut a slit in the ear then after wireing it on I tuck it in the ear I to have had to back track to find as well that's why it goes in the ear.
  6. Davek1977

    Davek1977 Well-Known Member

    South Dakota's tags are adhesive...you simply peel off the backing and wrap it around the rear leg of your kill
  7. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member

    i stick the tag in an ear and wrap strong rubber bands around the ear to secure it.
  8. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I do.
  9. VegasAR15

    VegasAR15 Well-Known Member

    Ziptie to anter.
  10. ChefJeff1

    ChefJeff1 Well-Known Member

    550 paraders and tie it to base of antler or poke a hole in an antler less deer and tie it very well.

    Don'lose it.
  11. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Well-Known Member

    Zip tie or bailing wire.

    Just my .02,
  12. shaggy430

    shaggy430 Well-Known Member

    Electrical tape to the leg or antler is the best way I've found. I've tried lots of different things and that seems to work best.
  13. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    When I lived in NV, I didn't attach it until I got to my vehicle - walking back UP the mountain to find one that came off wasted a lot of time
  14. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Well-Known Member

    Same here....unless I forget the cable-ties. Then I end up with one bootlace shorter than the other. :banghead: I too tuck the tag into the ear for the long drag back. If the animal is going on the cargo carrier before being registered, I'll cable tie the ear shut so the wind don't take it off on the way to the registration station. I too would wait till I got back to the truck to tag if I could, but Wisconsin requires you tag the deer before moving or field dressing.
  15. Sav .250

    Sav .250 Well-Known Member

    I`ve stuck then in the ear. Rolled up and stuck up the nose. Tied at base of antler. If your dragging in a lot of brush, you have to be creative. As in do what you have too. :)
  16. 303tom

    303tom member

    Like this..............They are sticky & tough, a knife is the only way it is coming off.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2013
  17. Emberglo

    Emberglo Active Member

    Thanks everybody! Didn't need to attach one today unfortunately!

    Tom, ours here aren't adhesive. Just a square piece of paper. that's why I wasn't sure.
  18. countertop

    countertop Well-Known Member

    We don't have to mess with that in Virginia. We simply fill out a notch on our license itself. And then once we get home, or somewhere we can get cell/internet reception, we call it in and write the check in number on the notched space on our license.
  19. Win73

    Win73 Well-Known Member

    Here in Alabama we don't have to fool with tags or with checking our deer in anywhere. Our bow season opens in mid October, gun season in mid November and they run through January. The limit is two a day, one of which can be a buck. There is a season limit of three bucks. If we kill a buck we are supposed to record it on our license but I have never been checked by anybody to see if I have.
  20. jbkebert

    jbkebert Well-Known Member

    Here in Kansas I snap a photo of the deer with my cell phone and forward it to the optional KDWP check in. Then the tag is filled out and zip-tied to an antler or ear if a very short drag. Otherwise the tag is filled out and remains in my pocket until I reach the truck. I have talked with several game wardens and all seemed to have no problem with the practice. Main thing is making sure the tag is filled out in ink and is no way usable again.

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