Printed Copies Of Arizona’S Hunting Regulations Available
Apply by May 27 to take advantage of correction period.
PHOENIX, AZ – -(Ammoland.com)- Hunters will be happy to hear that printed copies of the 2011-12 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations are now available at all Arizona Game and Fish offices and more than 300 license dealers statewide.
For those interested in applying for one of the limited tags issued through the drawing process, get your application submitted by May 27 (5 p.m. MST) to take advantage of the correction period.
If your application is received by the correction period deadline and has a mistake, Game and Fish will attempt to call you three times in a 24-hour period and give you the opportunity to correct the mistake. After that date, mistakes can cause your application to be rejected.
Applications must be either hand-delivered to one of the seven Game and Fish offices or sent by U.S. mail to:
Arizona Game and Fish Department
PO Box 74020
Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052
The fall drawing cycle allocates the limited hunt permit-tags for deer (rifle and some archery), fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo and pheasant.
The application deadline for the fall drawing cycle is Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 7 p.m. (MST). Postmarks do not count and there is no online application process available.
The 2011-12 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations contain information on how to fill out an application, how the draw works, license requirements, hunt numbers, season dates, number of permits available, and other pertinent information for the hunter. Also included in these regulations are the seasons for quail, rabbit, tree squirrel, predator and fur-bearing animals. The small game opener is set for Friday, September 30.
To learn more about the drawing process, hunting season dates, and more, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw.
Deer hunting camps for new young hunters
Seasoned hunters, if you know a youngster that has shown an interest in going deer hunting here is a great opportunity. Local hunting conservation groups are hosting three mentored hunting camps for kids with a juniors-only deer permit. These camps offer expert instruction on hunting, safety, camping, game care, and other useful information for first-time hunters. To enjoy one of these camps, apply for a tag for the hunt number for the camp that best fits your schedule and location:
- Wickenburg area, Nov. 18-20: Apply for hunt number 1165, juniors-only deer. The Unit 42 Juniors Deer Camp is hosted by Wickenburg sportsmen and local businesses.
- Wickenburg area, Nov. 18–20: Apply for hunt number 1155, juniors-only deer. The Unit 20C Juniors Deer Camp is hosted by Youth Outdoors Unlimited.
- Green Valley area, Nov. 18–20: Apply for hunt number 1163* or 1164*, juniors-only deer. The Unit 36A/36B Juniors Deer Camp is hosted by the Arizona Chapter of Safari Club International.
- *These hunts are eligible for a corresponding javelina tag (see below).
Double up your harvest
To give kids twice the reason to go hunting this season, Game and Fish is offering a companion javelina tag in some of the juniors-only deer hunts.
The hunts that qualify are hunt numbers 1159, 1160, 1163, 1164 and 1177 (general hunt areas include units 28, 29, 30A, 30B, 31, and 32 for one hunt; 33; 36A; 36B; and a 16A muzzleloader hunt). The companion tag (restricted nonpermit-tag, population management hunt) can be purchased over-the-counter from Game and Fish offices for $15.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of the AGFD’s programs or activities, including employment practices, they may file a complaint with the Deputy Director, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000, (602) 942-3000, or with the Fish and Wildlife Service, 4040 N. Fairfax Dr. Ste. 130, Arlington, VA 22203. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this document in an alternative format by contacting the Deputy Director as listed above.