Hunters can begin applying for spring 2014 hunts; please note important information below

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2014 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Buffalo and Bear Hunt Draw Information booklet at www.azgfd.gov/draw. The application form can be downloaded from that page as well. Printed copies of the booklet are expected to be available at license dealers and Game and Fish offices in mid-September.

Hunters need to be aware of the following important information for this draw:

Applying for the 2014 spring hunt draw

Paper applications are now being accepted by mail to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052, or by hand delivery to any of the seven Game and Fish offices in Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, Mesa or Phoenix. The online application service is anticipated to be available by the week of Sept. 9.

Application deadline

The deadline to apply for the 2014 spring draw is Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 by 7 p.m. (MST). For those mailing their applications, the department must receive your application by the deadline; postmarks do not count.

License and tag fees for this draw

Hunters applying for the 2014 spring draw must use the current license and permit (tag) fees listed on page 4 of the 2014 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Buffalo and Bear Hunt Draw Information booklet. (The new license structure and fees that will be implemented next year will not be available for purchase until Jan. 1, 2014).

New (only for this draw): Where to buy your license

Licenses for the 2014 spring draw may only be purchased online, at department offices, or through the draw process. They will not be available for purchase at license dealers for this particular draw. You must purchase a 2014 hunting or combination hunting/fishing license in order to apply for the 2014 spring draw.

New: Paper application correction period eliminated

Due to decreasing participation in the paper application process and the availability of the online application system that virtually prevents applicants from making application errors, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission has eliminated the paper correction period starting with the 2014 spring draw. If you use the online system, you must pay the application fee and the fees for any licenses you purchase at the time of application. Once the draw takes place, and IF you are successfully drawn, the department will charge the credit or debit card you have on file for the permit (tag) fee. If payment fails, the department will make three attempts within two business days to contact you and notify you that your payment has been declined. You will then be afforded a means of providing alternative payment within a specified timeframe. If the department has not received an alternate payment at the end of that specified timeframe, applicants will be rejected. No exceptions will be made for individuals who do not respond to the department’s attempts to contact them.

Deadline for updating your credit or debit card information

If you apply online for the 2014 spring draw and the information for your credit or debit card changes (new card, name change, billing address, etc.) prior to the draw, you may update your credit or debit card information online until 11:59 p.m. (MST) Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.

For more information about the draw process, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw.

Logo courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department

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