Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations Available On-line

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced that the 2011-12 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations are available online at 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


groovy mike's picture

I don’t plan to hunt in Arizona this year, but thanks anyway.

Thanks for posting that the application period for the draw is now open and for doing so with enough time in advance of the June 14 deadline so that we can submit an application.  I don’t plan to hunt in Arizona this year but it is good to know that there are options.  Keep up the good work!

hunter25's picture

I sure wish that Arizona

I sure wish that Arizona would let you do on line applications like all the other states as I would be more likely to spend the money if I had less time to think about it as I filled it out and got ready to mail it in. I would love to go hunt javelina in the spring again so this fall application is not the one I'm waiting for.

The Arizona website has a ton of information to help you get headed in the right direction. I haven't used it for a couple of years but I would bet it has gotten even better.

I look forward to heading down there again someday as it is a very enjoyable hunt. I have dreams of hunting coues deer in the future also and I believe that Arizona would be the most likely place to chase them.

Good luck in the draw to the guys that are putting in for it.