Deadline to Apply for 2016 Spring Hunt Permit-Tags Is Tuesday, Oct. 13

All applications, online or paper, must be received by 11:59 p.m. (MST)

Wild Bison
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Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Game and Fish Department

Phoenix, AZ -( Time is running out to apply for 2016 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear.

To apply online, visit and scroll down to “Apply for a Draw.” The deadline by which the Arizona Game and Fish Department must receive all applications – online or paper – is 11:59 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Postmarks do not count. Paper applications can be dropped off at the department’s headquarters in Phoenix or any regional office statewide.

As a reminder, all Game and Fish offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 12, in observance of Columbus Day. Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on deadline day, Tuesday, Oct. 13, but applications still will be accepted until 11:59 p.m.

The “2016 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison and Bear Hunt Draw Information” booklet is available online at Printed booklets are available at all Game and Fish offices and license dealers statewide.

Applicants must possess a valid Arizona hunting license to apply online for a hunt permit-tag. That license must be valid on the last day of the application period (Oct. 13). Licenses now are valid for one full year from date of purchase. Licenses are available online, as well as all Game and Fish offices and license dealers statewide.

For more information, visit, or call (602) 942-3000.

About the Arizona Game and Fish Department:

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is the state agency charged with conserving the entire range of wildlife within our borders, from big game such as elk and deer to smaller mammals, reptiles and fish. The Department is one of the nation’s leading proponents of the “North American Model of Wildlife Conservation,” which relies on sound science, public participation, active habitat management, strict regulation and active law enforcement to sustain wildlife populations.

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