Arizona Deadline for Spring Hunts Tuesday, Oct 14th

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Hunters getting ready to mail their spring hunt-permit application might want to save the stamp and deliver it themselves - the hunt application deadline day is Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. Postmarks don't count.

Don't forget that Monday, Oct. 13 is a state holiday, Columbus Day, so the Game and Fish offices will be closed.

Arizona Game and Fish Department officials said the spring hunt application process is for javelina, bearded turkey, bear and buffalo. Don't forget, there is something new this coming spring - there are over-the-counter non-permit turkey tags for youth.

Department officials pointed out that it is once again a manual application process for the spring hunts - there is NO online application process available.

Spring hunt regulations should be available at all license dealers statewide, or stop by any of the seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices in the state. The applications and regulations can also be downloaded from the Game and Fish Department's Web site at www.azgfd.gov . Don't miss out!

By the way, department biologists said the terrific green up last spring coupled with the abundant rainfall this summer should equate to a good year for javelina. The excellent mast crop in the high country this year bodes well for turkey populations.