Game and Fish now accepting paper applications for fall hunts; online application service to be available by early to mid-May

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2013-14 Arizona Hunting Regulations online at www.azgfd.gov/draw.

Hunters can now start applying for a 2013 hunt permit-tag issued through the drawing process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo, and pheasant. (The drawing process for elk and pronghorn antelope occurred earlier this year.).

At this point, paper applications can be submitted 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 11, 2013 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 24, 2013, Game and Fish will make three attempts in a 24-hour period to notify you by phone (if a phone number is provided) and help correct the application. After that date, mistakes can cause your application to be rejected.

The printed 2013-14 Arizona Hunting Regulations booklets are anticipated to be available at department offices and at license dealers statewide around mid-May.

Please note that one of the big changes in the regulations this year is that the trapping seasons, rules and regulations are not included in the Hunting Regulations booklet. The department will produce a separate Trapping Regulations pamphlet that will be available in the summer of 2013. The trapping seasons, rules and regulations will no longer be a part of the annual Arizona Hunting Regulations booklet.

For more information about Arizona’s drawing processes, hunting season dates and more, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw.

Logo courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department

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