Arizona Announces Results of First 2007 Draw

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The 2007 draw for pronghorn antelope and elk has been completed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Anyone who applied can now visit azgfd.gov/draw or call (602) 942-3000 (press two and follow the prompts) to find out if they received a hunt permit tag.

Just over 102,000 people applied for 24,194 available elk permits and 37,009 people applied for 969 available pronghorn antelope permits. About 78 percent of all hunters used the online computer process to submit their applications instead of a paper application.

All hunt permits for pronghorn antelope were issued in the draw, but a few permits are leftover for elk. Two general antlerless elk permits are available for hunt number 3094 in Game Management Units 28, 31, and 32. And seven limited opportunity elk permits are available for hunt number 3090 and one limited opportunity elk permit is available for hunt number 3167. Applications for these permits will be accepted online only at azgfd.gov beginning at 8 a.m. (MST) on April 16. Leftover permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

For those individuals who qualify, there are military hunts available on Camp Navajo. For more information about these hunts, call (928) 773-3306.

Hunters should mark their calendars for Tuesday, June 12, 2007. That's the anticipated date of the next big game hunt permit draw deadline for fall hunts for mule and white-tailed deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, and buffalo. Drawing information and regulations for these hunts should be available on the department's Web site at the end of April. Printed copies of the regulations should be available at license dealers statewide the third week of May.