The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds hunters that Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, is the deadline to apply for Arizona’s spring 2013 hunt permit-tags issued through the drawing process for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear. Applications must be received by the department no later than 7 p.m. Arizona time (MST).

Applications can be submitted through the online service at, or paper applications can be hand delivered to Game and Fish offices up until the deadline. For a list of office addresses, visit

Applicants who typically mail in a paper application but have not yet done so are advised at this point to either use the online service or hand deliver their application. Postmarks don’t count.

Online applicants are advised to apply early and not wait until the last minute, in case any technical issues arise on deadline day.

Keep in mind that department offices are closed on Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Hand-delivered applications will be accepted at department office locations on Tuesday, Oct. 9 until 7 p.m. (MST), but the business offices (front counters) will close at 5 p.m.

For more information about the spring draw and how to apply, visit

Logo courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department

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