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