Even if you missed Arizona’s recent draw for 2013 spring hunts, a big game hunt this spring may still be in your future.
There are plenty of leftover hunt permit-tags for spring javelina and turkey available from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Currently, about 7,000 leftover javelina tags are still available for purchase, as well as about 65 turkey tags.View the list of leftover tags.
Applications for these first-come tags may be submitted by mail to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Draw/First Come, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85806, or they may also be purchased in person with an application at Game and Fish offices.
Keep in mind that for 2013, the statewide bag limit for javelina has been raised to two per calendar year, with no more than one taken per open area as defined in each hunt number. The bag limit may be filled in any combination of permit-tags (draw tags or first-come leftover tags with different hunt numbers) or nonpermit-tags (over-the-counter tags).
For hunt dates and other information, see the 2013 Arizona Spring Turkey, Javelina, Buffalo and Bear Hunt Draw Information booklet online at www.azgfd.gov/draw, or available at all Game and Fish offices and authorized hunting license dealers statewide.
Image courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department