Avoid potential problems, don’t wait until the last minute to apply.
Arizona-(Ammoland.com)-Hunters are reminded that the deadline to apply for Arizona 2015 elk and pronghorn antelope hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process is Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, by 7 p.m. (MST).
Don’t wait until the last minute, apply now to avoid potential problems and stress. You can apply online at https://az.gov/azgfd/draw/home.xhtml (scroll down to the “Apply for a Draw” link). The online process is fast, easy, and prompts you to complete your form accurately, dramatically reducing the chance of making errors that could result in a rejected application.
For those of you who typically mail a paper application but haven’t yet done so, it is recommended that you either apply online or hand-deliver it to any of the seven Game and Fish offices located in Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, Mesa and Phoenix to make sure the department receives it by the deadline. Postmarks don’t count. Department office locations will accept dropped-off applications until 7 p.m. on the Feb. 10 deadline day, but office front counters (including license sales) will close at 5 p.m.
Only VISA and MasterCard are accepted for draw applications submitted online. No charges for the cost of the hunt permit-tag will be posted to your account unless and until you are drawn. Online applicants must still pay the non-refundable $13 application fee for Arizona residents and $15 for non-residents. This fee is charged as part of the application process for both online and paper applications. A portion of these fees is dedicated to habitat, public access and recruitment/retention efforts.
The online draw application service works with these browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. Safari users may want to upgrade to the latest version of the OS and Safari browser because some problems have been reported with older Safari versions. This application service does not work with mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone or other Smartphones at this time.
Department officials remind applicants that you must have a hunting or combination hunting/fishing license that is valid as of the draw deadline date in order to apply for the draw. You must also have a valid license when you are in the field for your hunt. Because licenses are now valid for 365 days rather than just for the calendar year, be sure to check the dates on your license so you know the period for which it is valid. If you don’t have a license and need to buy one, it can be purchased at Game and Fish offices, at license dealers, or online, or you can buy it through the draw application process.
The 2015 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information booklet and application forms are also available at Game and Fish offices, at license dealers, and online.