Arizona’s draw results announced for fall hunts
Tags still remain for deer, turkey, and javelina
PHOENIX – The drawing results for Arizona’s 2010 fall hunts are now available at the Game and Fish Department’s website at www.azgfd.gov/draw. Draw results are also available by telephone at (602) 942-3000 and select option two.
The more than 104,000 applicants can find out if they were issued a permit-tag for deer, fall turkey, fall juniors-only javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo, or pheasant by providing their sportsman’s ID and date of birth.
Game and Fish officials report that hunt permit-tags will be mailed out to successful applicants no later than Aug. 13 (archery deer tags will be mailed out earlier). Refunds for unsuccessful and rejected applicants will be mailed out to applicant “A” no later than Sept. 3 (less application fees).
For those individuals who missed the draw or were unsuccessful in getting a permit-tag, there are more than 5,500 leftover tags remaining. Remaining tags are available on a first-come, first-served basis and include more than 4,300 deer tags, more than 900 fall turkey tags, and more than 300 tags for the juniors-only fall javelina hunts.
There are two methods to obtain a leftover tag. Applications will be accepted by mail only beginning at 8 a.m. (MST) on Aug. 2. After Aug. 9 at 8 a.m. (MST), hunters can obtain a leftover tag in person by filling out an application at any of the seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices. A list of office locations is available at www.azgfd.gov/offices.
For a detailed listing of leftover permits, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw or call (623) 236-7702. For those who qualify, there are military hunts available for Fort Huachuca. Call (520) 533-2549 for additional information.
Hunter clinics and seminars
Getting prepared and planning for an upcoming hunt is almost as fun as the hunt itself. It’s also the most important. Many of the local species-related conservation groups, and hunting organizations offer hunting clinics to help hunters have a successful hunt. Many of these clinics offer biology and ecology of the species; hunting tips and techniques; knowledgeable guest speakers, and other great information from experienced hunters. The popular hunting clinics that are approaching are:
- July 17: Desert Christian Archers Elk Hunting Seminar
- July 31: Arizona Elk Society Elk Hunting Clinic
- Aug. 15: Arizona Deer Association Hunting Clinic
- Sept. 25: Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Clinic
For more details on these clinics, upcoming hunting camps for first-time hunters, and events hosted for families and juniors-only hunts, visit www.azgfd.gov/hunting.
Note to media: The Arizona Game and Fish Department does not receive any of the state’s general funds to operate. Wildlife conservation and management of the state’s game animals, which also benefits many non-game species, is made possible through a user-pay, user-benefit system. Funding from the direct sale of hunting and fishing licenses, big game tags, and matching funds from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (a federal excise tax that sportsmen pay on a variety of hunting and angling related equipment) remain the primary sources for funding wildlife conservation in North America.