If you haven’t yet submitted your application for the draw for Arizona’s 2012 elk and pronghorn antelope hunts, the deadline is almost here. Applications must be received by the department by Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. (MST).
Applications can be submitted through the online service at https://az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml  (scroll down to the “Apply for a Draw” button), or paper applications can be hand delivered to any of the seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices in Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson, Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman and Yuma. A list of office addresses is at www.azgfd.gov/offices .
Applications can also be submitted by U.S. mail, but if you haven’t yet mailed your application, the department recommends you either use the online service or hand deliver it to ensure it is received by the deadline. Postmarks do not count.
Note: The department recommends that those using the online service not wait until the last minute to apply, in case any technical issues arise with the system.
Remember, a 2012 hunting license is required to apply in the draw. If you haven’t already purchased your license, you can do so through the draw application process. Please keep in mind that if you are purchasing your license online, you must have a working printer handy and print your license out at the time of purchase. The department does not mail out licenses that are purchased online. Licenses can also be purchased at Game and Fish offices and at hunting/fishing license dealers throughout the state.
Copies of the 2012 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information Booklet are available at Game and Fish offices and at hunting license dealers throughout the state. The booklet is also available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw .