he Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2012-13 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations online at www.azgfd.gov/draw.
Hunters can start applying for a hunt permit-tag issued through the drawing process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo, and pheasant.
Paper applications can be submitted now either by U.S. mail to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, P.O. Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052, or hand-delivered to any Game and Fish office. The online application service for this draw is expected to be available by early to mid-May.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by 7 p.m. (MST). For those mailing a paper application, keep in mind that applications must be received by the department by the deadline. Postmarks do not count.
Those submitting a paper application are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of the “correction period.” If your application has an error and is received before 5 p.m. on May 25, 2012, you will receive up to three phone calls from Game and Fish in a 24-hour period to help correct the application. After that date, mistakes can cause your application to be rejected.
The printed 2012-13 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklets are anticipated to be available at department offices and at license dealers statewide around mid-May.
The drawing process for elk and pronghorn antelope occurred earlier this year.
For more information about Arizona’s drawing processes, hunting season dates and more, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department does not receive any of the state’s tax revenues to operate. Wildlife conservation/management of the state’s game animals, which also benefits many nongame species, is made possible through the direct sale of hunting and fishing licenses, big game tags, and matching funds from a federal excise tax on certain hunting and fishing equipment through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR).