here what i got back from the dnr about if you take a deer and you can't get it without quatering it. Capt. Michael Portteus IDNR Law Enforcement MPortteus@dnr.IN.gov No, the deer must remain intact, with the head attached until it has had the permanent tag affixed at a deer checking station. Should you find yourself in a situation where this would be impossible, contact your local Indiana Conservation Officer to inquire about being exempted from this requirement, PRIOR TO TAKING ANY ACTION ON YOUR OWN such as quartering etc. Remember that your temporary transportation tag must be completed immediately upon kill, and it must be attached to a leg of the carcass if it is left unattended or in the company of another person, and when it is being transported in or on a vehicle. hope this help you guys out.