Arizona Spring Hunt Draw is Complete – Get Your Results

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Get ready to put some spring into your step – the 2012 spring draw for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear has been completed and results are now available from the link posted at

Draw results are also available by telephone by calling the main Game and Fish Department telephone number at (602) 942-3000 and selecting “option two.”

There were more than 31,900 applicants for this year’s spring draw.

The department’s reimplementation of the online application service during the last week of the spring draw cycle was very successful. About 37 percent (11,706) of the applicants used the online application service. More than 95 percent of those surveyed indicated they were either “extremely satisfied” or “satisfied” with the service, with the other five percent indicating they were “somewhat satisfied.” About 95 percent said the online service was easy to use.

If you didn’t get drawn or didn’t even submit an application for the spring draw, don’t despair – there are 10,997 leftover hunt tags remaining for javelina, 380 for turkey, and 54 for bear.

There are two primary methods to obtain a leftover hunt tag.

First, first-come applications will be accepted by U.S. mail (U.S. Postal Service) beginning at 8 a.m. (MST) on Nov. 28.

Secondly, starting on Dec. 5 at 8 a.m. (MST), hunters can also obtain any remaining leftover hunt tags in person at any of the seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices. A list of office locations is available at

For a detailed listing of leftover permits, which includes hunt number, number of permits available and unit number, visit and click on the “View list of leftover permits for 2012 spring hunts” link.


Retired2hunt's picture

  I wasn't successful on my


I wasn't successful on my effort to secure one of the special NM elk tags for 2011 but also not interested in any of these AZ wildlife species for a hunt in 2012.  I think Turkey would be more of an available option here in Colorado for 2012.  Bear may be a different story but still my preference.  There are a lot of javelina tags left over in AZ.  Either they have a great feral population so the great amount of tags or the numbers of hunters with an interest has dwindled?  


hunter25's picture

I forgot that this one was

I forgot that this one was over already. It must have been for awhile though if the leftovers are already on sale in just a few more days. The first time I hunted for javelina down there it was with a leftover tag. It was not a very good area but I still got lucky and managed to bring one home. I would like to do it again someday but just have too many other things going on. This year will be spring turkey in Texas so it just doesn't leave time for another late winter early spring hunt.

Someday I will be there again though.