The draw results for Arizona’s 2013 elk and pronghorn antelope big game hunts are now available by visitinghttps://az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml and scrolling down to the “View results and bonus points” link. Applicants can also find out if they were drawn by calling (602) 942-3000 and selecting option two.
There were more than 142,000 applicants for this year’s elk/pronghorn antelope draw for hunts or bonus points, and 26,308 tags were issued. The total number of applications, including those submitted on paper and online, was approximately 103,665.
Hunt permit-tags for successful applicants, and refunds for unsuccessful or rejected applicants/applications (less application fees), are expected to be mailed out by April 19, pursuant to Arizona Game and Fish Department Hunting and Trapping Regulations.
There are about 130 leftover elk tags, available on a first-come first-served basis by mail or in person. These leftover tags are a good option for hunters who missed the draw deadline or were not drawn for the hunt(s) for which they applied. A list of leftover tags is available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw and will be available for purchase by mail or in person as follows:
- By mail – Applications submitted by mail will be accepted by the department beginning April 22, 2013, and must be mailed to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Draw/First Come, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. Please do not mail applications to any PO Box.
- In person – Beginning at 8 a.m., April 29, hunters may also purchase leftover tags and submit their applications in person at any of the seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices.
Some of the leftover elk tags are for Hopi hunt open areas and are available to everyone, both tribal members and non-tribal members, through the first-come first-serve process.
For those who qualify, there are also some leftover elk tags for military hunts at Camp Navajo; contact www.campnavajo.com or call (602) 540-3873 for additional information on Camp Navajo hunts.
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