Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations Available On-line
The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced that the 2011-12 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations are available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw and the application period for the draw is now open.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 7 p.m. (MST) is the deadline to submit an application for a hunting permit issued through the draw for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo, and pheasant.
Those submitting an application are reminded that postmarks do not count and there is no online application process available.
Applications must be either hand-delivered to one of the seven Game and Fish offices or sent by U.S. mail to (green-striped envelopes):
Arizona Game and Fish Department
PO Box 74020
Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052
The 2011-12 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations contain information on how to fill out an application, how the draw works, license requirements, hunt numbers, season dates, number of permits available, and other pertinent information for the hunter.
Another valuable online resource for hunters when applying for a permit is the Hunt Arizona: Survey, Harvest and Draw Data guide. This book contains nearly 200 pages of information on species and hunt areas including the odds of being drawn, harvest success rates, and more.
To aid your application process there is a digital editable PDF application that can be typed using a computer and then printed, signed, and submitted to Game and Fish. Alternatively, print a blank copy of the form, fill it out using an ink pen, and then submit in the same fashion.
Regardless of how you fill or submit your application, be sure to apply early and take advantage of the correction period. Here is how it works: If your application has a mistake and is received before May 27 at 5 p.m. MST, Game and Fish will attempt to call you three times in a 24-hour period and give you the opportunity to correct the mistake. After that date, mistakes can cause your application to be rejected.
Printed copies of the regulations are anticipated to be available at all Game and Fish offices the second week of May (9-15).
To learn more about the drawing process, hunting season dates and more, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw.