The department now is accepting paper applications for 2016 spring hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear. The online application service is expected to be available in early to mid-September.
Paper applications can be mailed: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Drawing Section, P.O. Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052, or dropped off at any department office statewide.
The deadline for all spring hunt permit-tag applications is 11:59 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, Oct. 13 – later than the traditional 7 p.m. deadline. Paper applications must be received by the department by the deadline. Postmarks do not count.
The printed “2016 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison and Bear Hunt Draw Information” booklets are expected to be available at department offices and license dealers statewide in early September.
Applicants must possess an Arizona hunting license to apply for a spring hunt permit-tag. That license must be valid through the last day of the spring hunt permit-tag application period (Oct. 13). Licenses now are valid one year from the time of purchase. Licenses can be purchased online at https://azgfdportal.az.gov/License, or at any department office or license dealer statewide.
As a reminder, applicants should thoroughly read and understand the appropriate regulations before submitting a hunt permit-tag application or before going afield.