Arizona's Leftover Spring Big Game Tags Available Now

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Monday, Nov. 29 marks the beginning of first-come, first-served for remaining spring big game tags.

For those individuals who were unsuccessful in the drawing, had their application rejected for errors, or just forgot to submit an application before the drawing deadline, there are plenty of remaining tags available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Remaining tags include more than 11,000 javelina tags, more than 600 turkey tags, and just over 80 bear tags. For junior hunters 17 and under, there are slightly more than 600 tags available for these special kids hunting opportunities. For a detailed list of leftover permits, visit or any department office.

Hunters are reminded they will need a 2011 hunting license to apply. Licenses can be purchased through the application process,at Game and Fish offices, the department's website, or at more than 300 license dealers statewide.

Leftover hunt permit-tags can be obtained two ways:

  • Mailed application: Beginning Monday, Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. (MST) Game and Fish will accept applications by mail only in the same way as the regular drawing process. Completed applications must be sent by U.S. mail to:

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Attn: Drawing Section
PO Box 74020
Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052.

  • Starting on Monday, Dec. 6 at 8 a.m. (MST), leftover tags are also available for purchase in person from any of the seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices. There are offices in Phoenix, Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson and Mesa. For addresses and a map of Game and Fish offices available at


cscott711's picture

I didn't see it mentioned

I didn't see it mentioned anywhere, but are these tags available to both residents and non-residents?  Man, I'm glad I joined this website to start finding tidbits of information like this that I'm sure I wouldn't have otherwise come across.  I'm sure I'll be opening up many more opportunities than ever before simply because I had no way to find out about them.