Arizona Big Game Application Deadline Approaching

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to remind hunters that the big game hunt application deadline for fall deer, bighorn sheep, turkey, javelina and buffalo is June 26 at 7 p.m., and postmarks don't count.

There is no online application process available. Hunters must submit a paper application.

Printed application forms and 2007-08 Hunting and Trapping Regulations are available at all license dealers and department offices. They can also be downloaded from the department's Web site at azgfd.gov/draw.

Hunters submitting paper applications must remember to include their tag and application fees, and license fee, if they haven't already purchased a hunting license. Those fees can be submitted by personal check, cashier's check or money order.

Hunters who already applied using the online process before it was suspended do not need to resubmit a paper application. Those applicants by now should have received a confirmation letter stating their online application received prior to May 21 is valid for this fall’s big game draw.

Despite the changes in the draw application process, there will be no effect on the draw itself or how it is conducted. Draw results will be available online at azgfd.gov no later than Aug. 10, and hunt permit-tags for successful applicants will be mailed out no later than Aug. 10.

Refund warrants will be mailed out no later than Aug. 24, a week later than originally scheduled.