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Arizona

Hunting

Deer Hunting Seasons & Areas

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

License Required

Any valid hunting or combination license EXCEPT a Short-term Combination Hunt and Fish and an Apprentice Hunting License

(See table on page 9 for Resident and Non-resident license fees).

Tag Required

Hunt Permit-tag obtained only through application and draw process as prescribed in R12-4-104 and R12-4-114. EXCEPT for some Archery-Only deer, a hunt nonpermit-tag must be obtained from a license dealer as prescribed in R12-4-114. Nonpermit-tags are only valid for one calendar year.

Hunt Numbers Required

When applying for big game hunt permit-tags, you must use hunt numbers.

Legal Methods of Take

General Hunt: Any firearm, pre-charged pneumatic weapon, crossbow, or bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304.

Muzzleloader Hunt: Muzzleloader weapons as prescribed in R12-4-101 and R12-4-318, crossbow or bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304. Archery-Only Hunt: Bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304 and R12-4-318, or crossbow if you possess a crossbow permit as allowed under R12-4-216.

Legal Animal Definition

Antlered means having an antler fully erupted through the skin and capable of being shed as defined in R12-4-101.

Bag Limit

One (1) deer per calendar year except as prescribed in R12-4-120.

To hunt deer in Arizona, you need a valid hunting or combination license and a deer tag. To hunt deer during a General, Youth-Only, Muzzleloader,

CHAMP or Archery-Only season, you must apply through a draw for a hunt permit-tag. For Archery-Only Nonpermit-Tag hunts, you may purchase a nonpermit-tag from a license dealer as prescribed in R12-4-114. If a person is applying for a Youth-Only hunt and a regular hunt on the same application, the higher of the tag fees must be enclosed.

The Department offers “Youth-Only” designated hunts, in which persons are eligible to participate up to their 18th birthday. A youth hunter, whose 18th birthday occurs after opening day of a “Youth-Only” designated hunt for which the hunter has a valid permit or tag, may continue to participate for the duration of the “Youth-Only” designated hunt. Persons ages 10 through 13 must have satisfactorily completed a Hunter Education Course that is approved by the Director per ARS 17-333.2 (C). Hunter Education classes fill up quickly. If you need your Hunter Education card before your hunt, get ahead of the game and register now. To register for a Hunter Education class, visit www.azgfd.gov/huntered or call 623-236-7239. No one under age 10 may hunt big game in Arizona. A youth must pay the higher fee unless applying only for “Youth-Only” hunts.

Deer: Commission Order 2 - GENERAL DEER

Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803

Hunt No.

Season Dates

Notes

Open Areas

Legal Wildlife

Permits

1000

BONUS POINT ONLY — See page 26 (no other hunts may be chosen in conjunction with this one)

1001

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

1

Any antlered deer

300

1002

Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2021

(34)

2A, 2B, and 2C

Any antlered deer

60

1003

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

3A and 3C

Any antlered deer

100

1004

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(40)

3A and 3C

Any antlered deer

10

1005

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

(36,37,38,41)

4A and 4B

Any antlered deer

314

1006

Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2021

(35,36,37,38)

5A and 5B

Any antlered deer

423

1007

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

6A

Antlered mule deer

450

1008

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(12)

6B (excluding Camp Navajo)

Antlered mule deer

200

1009

Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2021


7

Any antlered deer

1025

1010

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021


8

Antlered mule deer

500

1011

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(40)

8

Any antlered deer

10

1012

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021


9

Any antlered deer

425

1013

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

(13)

10

Any antlered deer

350

1014

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

(14,16,39)

12A East (excluding Grand Canyon National Park)

Any antlered deer

70

1015

Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021

(14,16,39)

12A East (excluding Grand Canyon National Park)

Any antlered deer

20

1016

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

(14,17,39)

12A West (excluding Grand Canyon National Park)

Any antlered deer

375

1017

Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021

(14,17,39)

12A West (excluding Grand Canyon National Park)

Any antlered deer

75

1018

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

(3)

12B

Any antlered deer

15

1019

Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021

(3)

12B

Any antlered deer

15

1020

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

(3,18)

12B West

Any antlered deer

130

1021

Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021

(3,18)

12B West

Any antlered deer

65

1022

Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2021

(3,39)

13A

Any antlered deer

50

1023

Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2021

(3,39)

13B

Any antlered deer

80

1024

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

(2)

16A (excluding Mohave County Park Lands)

Any antlered deer

350

1025

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021


17A

Any antlered deer

125

1026

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021


17B

Any antlered deer

450

1027

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(40)

17B

Any antlered deer

15

1028

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021


18A

Any antlered deer

400

1029

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021


18B

Any antlered deer

450

1030

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021


19A

Any antlered deer

675

1031

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

(4)

19B

Any antlered deer

250

1032

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021


20A

Any antlered deer

725

1033

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021


20B

Any antlered deer

325

1034

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021


20C

Any antlered deer

250

1035

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021


20C

Any antlered deer

250

1036

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(3)

21

Antlered mule deer

300

1037

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(10)

22

Antlered mule deer

375

1038

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021


23

Antlered mule deer

475

1039

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(40)

23

Antlered mule deer

15

1040

Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2021


24A

Antlered mule deer

100

1041

Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2021


24B

Antlered mule deer

200

1042

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021


27

Antlered mule deer

375

1043

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021


28

Antlered mule deer

400

1044

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021


28

Antlered mule deer

375

1045

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(4)

29

Antlered mule deer

75

1046

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(4)

29

Antlered mule deer

75

1047

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(2,4)

30A

Antlered mule deer

325

1048

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(2,4)

30A

Antlered mule deer

325

1049

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(4)

30B

Antlered mule deer

425

1050

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(4)

30B

Antlered mule deer

425

1051

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(24)

31

Antlered mule deer

100

1052

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(24)

31

Antlered mule deer

100

1053

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(4,24,25)

32

Antlered mule deer

350

1054

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(4,24,25)

32

Antlered mule deer

350

1055

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(25)

33

Antlered mule deer

275

1056

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(26)

34A

Antlered mule deer

25

1057

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(25)

34B

Antlered mule deer

25

1058

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(25)

34B

Antlered mule deer

25

1059

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(2,25)

36A

Antlered mule deer

250

1060

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(2,25)

36A

Antlered mule deer

250

1061

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(2,25,27)

36B

Antlered mule deer

150

1062

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(2,25,27)

36B

Antlered mule deer

150

1063

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(2,25,28)

36C

Antlered mule deer

50

1064

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(2,25,28)

36C

Antlered mule deer

50

1065

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(3,25,28,29)

37A

Any antlered deer

175

1066

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(3,25,28,29)

37A

Any antlered deer

175

1067

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(30)

37B

Any antlered deer

325

1068

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(30)

37B

Any antlered deer

325

1069

Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2021

(3,7,32)

39, 40A, and 40B (Special Restrictions Apply - See Note 7)

Any antlered deer

450

1070

Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2021

(8)

41

Any antlered deer

550

1071

Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2021


42 (excluding White Tank Mountain Park and Skyline Regional Park)

Any antlered deer

275

1072

Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2021

(2,8,33)

43A, 43B, 44A, and 44B

Any antlered deer

500

1073

Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2021

(2)

45A, 45B, and 45C

Any antlered deer

250

1074

Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2021

(2,7,42)

46A and 46B

Any antlered deer

15

1075

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021


6A

Antlered whitetail deer

125

1076

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021


6A

Antlered whitetail deer

100

1077

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(40)

6A

Antlered whitetail deer

50

1078

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(12)

6B (excluding Camp Navajo)

Antlered whitetail deer

55

1079

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(12,40)

6B (excluding Camp Navajo) and 8

Antlered whitetail deer

25

1080

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021


8

Antlered whitetail deer

75

1081

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(3)

21

Antlered whitetail deer

325

1082

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(3)

21

Antlered whitetail deer

325

1083

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(3,40)

21

Antlered whitetail deer

30

1084

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(10)

22

Antlered whitetail deer

350

1085

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(10)

22

Antlered whitetail deer

350

1086

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(10,40)

22

Antlered whitetail deer

50

1087

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021


23

Antlered whitetail deer

225

1088

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021


23

Antlered whitetail deer

250

1089

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(40)

23

Antlered whitetail deer

110

1090

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021


24A

Antlered whitetail deer

325

1091

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021


24A

Antlered whitetail deer

325

1092

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021


24A

Antlered whitetail deer

325

1093

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(40)

24A

Antlered whitetail deer

50

1094

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021


24B

Antlered whitetail deer

300

1095

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021


24B

Antlered whitetail deer

400

1096

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021


24B

Antlered whitetail deer

400

1097

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(40)

24B

Antlered whitetail deer

55

1098

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021


27 and 28

Antlered whitetail deer

500

1099

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(40)

27 and 28

Antlered whitetail deer

25

1100

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(4)

29

Antlered whitetail deer

250

1101

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(4)

29

Antlered whitetail deer

225

1102

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021

(4)

29

Antlered whitetail deer

225

1103

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(4,40)

29

Antlered whitetail deer

60

1104

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(2,4)

30A

Antlered whitetail deer

225

1105

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(2,4)

30A

Antlered whitetail deer

200

1106

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021

(2,4)

30A

Antlered whitetail deer

200

1107

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(2,4,40)

30A

Antlered whitetail deer

40

1108

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(4)

30B

Antlered whitetail deer

150

1109

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(4)

30B

Antlered whitetail deer

150

1110

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021

(4)

30B

Antlered whitetail deer

125

1111

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(4,40)

30B

Antlered whitetail deer

125

1112

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(24)

31

Antlered whitetail deer

150

1113

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(24)

31

Antlered whitetail deer

150

1114

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021

(24)

31

Antlered whitetail deer

150

1115

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(24,40)

31

Antlered whitetail deer

150

1116

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(4,24,25)

32

Antlered whitetail deer

350

1117

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(4,24,25)

32

Antlered whitetail deer

350

1118

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021

(4,24,25)

32

Antlered whitetail deer

350

1119

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(4,24,25,40)

32

Antlered whitetail deer

50

1120

Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2021

(25)

33

Antlered whitetail deer

200

1121

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(25)

33

Antlered whitetail deer

250

1122

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(25)

33

Antlered whitetail deer

350

1123

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021

(25)

33

Antlered whitetail deer

350

1124

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(25,40)

33

Antlered whitetail deer

100

1125

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(26)

34A

Antlered whitetail deer

675

1126

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(26)

34A

Antlered whitetail deer

675

1127

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021

(26)

34A

Antlered whitetail deer

600

1128

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(26,40)

34A

Antlered whitetail deer

100

1129

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(25)

34B

Antlered whitetail deer

175

1130

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(25)

34B

Antlered whitetail deer

150

1131

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021

(25)

34B

Antlered whitetail deer

150

1132

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(25,40)

34B

Antlered whitetail deer

40

1133

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021


35A (excluding Fort Huachuca)

Antlered whitetail deer

375

1134

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021


35A (excluding Fort Huachuca)

Antlered whitetail deer

375

1135

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021


35A (excluding Fort Huachuca)

Antlered whitetail deer

350

1136

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(40)

35A (excluding Fort Huachuca)

Antlered whitetail deer

65

1137

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021


35B

Antlered whitetail deer

425

1138

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021


35B

Antlered whitetail deer

400

1139

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021


35B

Antlered whitetail deer

350

1140

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(40)

35B

Antlered whitetail deer

65

1141

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(2,25)

36A

Antlered whitetail deer

400

1142

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(2,25)

36A

Antlered whitetail deer

425

1143

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021

(2,25)

36A

Antlered whitetail deer

400

1144

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(2,25,40)

36A

Antlered whitetail deer

75

1145

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(2,25,27)

36B

Antlered whitetail deer

775

1146

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(2,25,27)

36B

Antlered whitetail deer

750

1147

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021

(2,25,27)

36B

Antlered whitetail deer

750

1148

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(2,25,27,40)

36B

Antlered whitetail deer

115

1149

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(2,25,28)

36C

Antlered whitetail deer

175

1150

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(2,25,28)

36C

Antlered whitetail deer

175

1151

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021

(2,25,28)

36C

Antlered whitetail deer

175

1152

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(2,25,28,40)

36C

Antlered whitetail deer

125


Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

(36,37,38,41)

Hopi Tribal Member Hunt in Units 4A and 4B

Any antlered deer

11


Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2021

(35,36,37,38)

Hopi Tribal Member Hunt in Units 5A and 5B

Any antlered deer

27


Nov 19 - Dec 2, 2021

(9)

Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A

Antlered whitetail deer

100


Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2021

(9,40)

Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A

Antlered whitetail deer

80

Total


38,385

YOUTH-ONLY (GENERAL) DEER

Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Hunt No.

Season Dates

Notes

Open Areas

Legal Wildlife

Permits

1153

Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021

(35,36,37,38)

5A and 5B

Any antlered deer

47

1154

Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2021

(13)

10

Any antlered deer

65

1155

Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2021

(1,14,17,39)

12A West (excluding Grand Canyon National Park)

Antlerless deer

100

1156

Oct 8 - Oct 17, 2021


17B, 19A, 19B, and 20A

Any antlered deer

300

1157

Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021


18B

Any antlered deer

65

1158

Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021


20B

Any antlered deer

125

1159

Oct 8 - Oct 17, 2021


20C

Any antlered deer

300

1160

Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2021


21

Any antlered deer

50

1161

Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021

(10)

22

Any antlered deer

150

1162

Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021


23

Any antlered deer

200

1163

Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021


27

Any antlered deer

100

1164

Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2021

(4,24,25,39)

28, 31, and 32

Any antlered deer

100

1165

Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2021

(2,4,39)

29, 30A, and 30B

Any antlered deer

150

1166

Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021

(25,39)

33

Any antlered deer

250

1167

Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2021

(25,39)

33

Any antlered deer

250

1168

Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021

(26)

34A

Any antlered deer

125

1169

Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021

(39)

35A (excluding Fort Huachuca)

Any antlered deer

75

1170

Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021

(39)

35B

Any antlered deer

75

1171

Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2021

(2,25,39)

36A

Any antlered deer

200

1172

Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2021

(2,25,27,39)

36B

Any antlered deer

125

1173

Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2021

(2,25,28,39)

36C

Any antlered deer

25

1174

Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021

(30)

37B

Any antlered deer

100

1175

Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021


42 (excluding White Tank Mountain Park and Skyline Regional Park)

Any antlered deer

75


Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021

(35,36,37,38)

Hopi Tribal Member Hunt in Units 5A and 5B

Any antlered deer

3


Nov 12 - Nov 28, 2021

(9)

Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A

Any antlered deer

20

Total


3,075

CHAMP (GENERAL) DEER (CHALLENGED HUNTER ACCESS MOBILITY PERMIT REQUIRED, SEE R12-4-217)

Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Hunt No.

Season Dates

Notes

Open Areas

Legal Wildlife

Permits

1176

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021


7

Any antlered deer

10

1177

Sep 17 - Sep 23, 2021

(14,17,39)

12A West (excluding Grand Canyon National Park)

Any antlered deer

10

1178

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(26)

34A

Any antlered deer

10

Total


30

MUZZLELOADER DEER

Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803

Hunt No.

Season Dates

Notes

Open Areas

Legal Wildlife

Permits

1179

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021


3B

Any antlered deer

100

1180

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021

(12)

6B (excluding Camp Navajo)

Any antlered deer

200

1181

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021


9

Any antlered deer

25

1182

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(14,16,39)

12A East (excluding Grand Canyon National Park)

Any antlered deer

15

1183

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(3,18)

12B West

Any antlered deer

15

1184

Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

(2)

15A, 15B, 15C, and 15D

Any antlered deer

200

1185

Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2021

(2)

15A, 15B, 15C, and 15D

Any antlered deer

150

1186

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2021


20B

Any antlered deer

75

1187

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(26)

34A

Any antlered deer

25

1188

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2021

(9)

35A (excluding Fort Huachuca) and 35B

Any antlered deer

40

1189

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(9,40)

35A (excluding Fort Huachuca) and 35B

Any antlered deer

10

1190

Dec 10 - Dec 31, 2021

(3,7,8,40)

39, 40A, 40B, 41, and 42 (excluding White Tank Mountain Park and

Skyline Regional Park) (Special Restrictions Apply - See Footnote 7)

Any antlered deer

50

1191

Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2021

(4)

30B

Antlered whitetail deer

15

1192

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2021

(25)

33

Antlered whitetail deer

300

1193

Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2021

(2,25)

36A

Antlered whitetail deer

75


Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2021

(9)

Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A

Any antlered deer

10


Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2021

(9,40)

Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A

Any antlered deer

10

Total


1,315

YOUTH-ONLY (MUZZLELOADER) DEER

Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Hunt No.

Season Dates

Notes

Open Areas

Legal Wildlife

Permits

1194

Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2021

(2,39)

15A, 15B, 15C, and 15D

Any antlered deer

25

1195

Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021

(2,39)

16A (excluding Mohave County Park Lands)

Any antlered deer

30

Total


55

Deer Notes:

  1. An “antlerless deer” is a deer, any age, without antlers.
  2. The Buenos Aires, Cabeza Prieta, Cibo-la, Imperial, Kofa, and Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuges are open to deer hunting as permitted by refuge reg-ulations when a hunt occurs in their respective game management units; all other Refuges are closed.
  3. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermilion Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and Agua Fria National Monuments are open to hunting when the unit they oc-cur in is open to hunting.
  4. Hunter access is extremely restricted in this unit. Applicants should secure ac-cess before applying.
  5. In accordance with R12-4-303, it is un-lawful to discharge an arrow, bolt, or hybrid device while taking wildlife with-in ¼ mile of an occupied farmhouse or other residence, cabin, lodge, or build-ing without permission of the owner or resident.
  6. Camp Navajo in Unit 6B is open to deer hunting only to properly license hunters who meet the qualifications as “Autho-rized Participants” according to the installation hunting policies outlined on the National Guard Website. Applications for these hunts must be submitted to the Arizona Game and Fish Department by the published deadline. Hunters must log onto the National Guard Website and read the installation policies and securi-ty requirements in order to have access Camp Navajo hunt numbers: https:// dema.az.gov/army-national-guard/ camp-navajo/garrison-operations/ camp-navajo-hunting-information. An applicant who applies for a category of permit for which he or she is not eligi-ble to participate may not be authorized to participate in the hunt. All hunters are required to show proof of attendance in a hunter safety education course during paperwork submission for the Camp Navajo permit. Increases in Force Protec-tion Conditions, training missions and industrial operations may result in par-tial or complete hunt cancellation at any time with little or no prior notification. In the event a hunt is cancelled hunters drawn for these permits will not be reim-bursed or otherwise compensated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department or Camp Navajo. Camp Navajo will charge a recreation fee for all hunters. No cash will be taken, only personal checks and money orders. The cost of the recreation fee can be found at the Camp Navajo Website above or by emailing the hunt coordinator at the email address found on Camp Navajo’s website.
  7. Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMGR) ac-cess is subject to military operations/ closure and requires an Access Per-mit through the iSportsman program at: https://luke.isportsman.net. Unit 40B on BMGR-West is open to hunting as per-mitted under R12-4-304 and R12-4-318, except in the Restricted Areas which are closed to all public recreation. Deer hunt-ing is not allowed in BMGR-East areas of Unit 40B. Transit through BMGR-East to Units 46A or 46B is not authorized for deer hunting. Hunters in BMGR-East ar-eas of Unit 40A (east of SR-85) require only the iSportsman Access Permit, but must also avoid Restricted Areas. It is the hunter’s responsibility to know his/her location and remain clear of unauthorized areas. For additional in-formation, contact Luke Air Force Base for BMGR-East: 623-856-7216 or 623-856-1758; or Marine Corps Air Station Yuma for BMGR-West: (928) 269-3115.
  8. The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground – (YPG) is closed to deer hunting except those areas open in accordance with U.S. Army regulations to properly li-censed U.S. citizens holding a valid YPG Hunting Access Permit and coordinat-ing with YPG Range Control. Hunters drawn for units 41W, 43A, or 43B who plan to hunt on YPG must obtain a hunt-ing access permit before entering YPG. All persons accompanying the hunt-er on YPG must also have a permit. The permit must be with the permit hold-er at all times when on YPG. Access permits are issued through iSports-man at https://yuma.isportsman.net/. Applicants must register online at iS-portsman, after which, YPG will conduct a background check which takes 2 to 3 business days. All persons, excluding minors, are required to be vetted PRI-OR to entry upon the installation. Once the background is cleared, applicants must log into their iSportsman account to view the range safety materials. Af-ter that, hunters can obtain the Hunting Access Permit. Furthermore, all firearms must be registered at either at the visitor center or through iSportsman prior to entering YPG. Do not bring the firearms into the visitor center. The weapon reg-istration must be with the weapon, while on YPG. Visitor Center hours are Mon-day through Thursday 6:30am to 3:30pm. Due to military activities some hunt-ing areas may be temporarily closed on short notice. Updates will be posted on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ USAYPG, or through iSportsman. For in-formation visit https://yuma.isportsman. net; email: usarmy.ypg.imcom.list.doo-vcc@mail.mil or call (928)328-2125.
  9. The Fort Huachuca Army Garrison in Unit 35A is open to deer hunting only to properly licensed military and Fort Hua-chuca civilian personnel holding a valid Fort Huachuca post hunting permit. Youth only hunts are only open to prop-erly licensed military and Fort Huachuca civilian dependents holding a valid Fort Huachuca post hunting permit. Hunt numbers, season dates and/or special regulations must be obtained from Fort Huachuca. Increases in Force Protection may result in hunt cancellations at any time with little or no prior notification. In the event a hunt is cancelled due to an increase in security, hunters drawn for these permits will not be reimbursed or otherwise compensated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Applica-tions for these hunts must be submitted to the Arizona Game and Fish Depart-ment by the published deadline.
  10. The area within the fenced enclosure in-side the loop formed by Tonto National Forest Road 647, also known as the Wal-nut Canyon Enclosure, is open to public entry and the taking of deer during open season.
  11. 6B South Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit 6B located south of the following: Begin-ning at the junction of U.S. Hwy 89A (mp 371) and FR 152 (Dry Creek Rd.); north on FR 152 to FR 152C (Boynton Pass Rd.); west on FR 152C to FR 525 (Red Can-yon Rd.); northwest on FR 525 to the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness boundary at Gate 2 of 9999 Red Canyon Rd.; westerly along the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness boundary to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness boundary (at the gate in section 18); southwesterly along the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness boundary to Dogie Trail (Forest Trail 116); northwest on Dogie Trail to Sycamore Creek.
  12. Rogers Lake Coconino County Natural Area in Unit 6B is open to deer hunting; this area is closed to all vehicle access and is closed to motorized big game re-trieval. Hunting is not permitted within 1/4 mile of any occupied building, wildlife viewing platform, picnic area, or devel-oped trailhead.
  13. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has entered into a Landowner Compact Agreement with the Boquillas-Diamond

    A Ranch. TheBoquillas-Diamond A Ranch encompasses the entire western half of Unit 10, about 720,000 acres. This hunt may have restricted access.Visit the Ranch’s website for details on hunting access, www.HuntBigBoRanch.com.

  14. Successful Unit 12A (North Kaibab) gen-eral and youth-only deer hunters must check out and personally present their deer for inspection at the Jacob Lake Checking Station in accordance with

    R12-4-308. A check station will not be op-erated during the Unit 12A (North Kaibab) CHAMP, muzzleloader, or archery deer hunts.

  15. Unit 12A archery deer season hunters are not required to check their deer for inspection at the Jacob Lake Checking Station.
  16. 12A East Hunt Unit - that portion of Unit 12A located east of AZ Hwy 67 and south of U.S. Hwy 89A.
  17. 12A West Hunt Unit - that portion of Unit 12A located west of AZ Hwy 67 and also that portion of Unit 12A located north of U.S. Hwy 89A.
  18. 12B West Hunt Unit - that portion of Unit 12B beginning at the Arizona-Utah State-line and BLM Rd. 1065; south on BLM 1065 to U.S. Hwy 89A; west on U.S. Hwy 89A to Kaibab National Forest boundary; north then west then south on the Kai-bab National Forest boundary to Kanab Creek; north on Kanab Creek to the Arizona-Utah Stateline; east on the Ari-zona-Utah Stateline to BLM 1065.
  19. A significant portion of Unit 25M is closed to hunting. Hunting is not permit-ted on any incorporated lands, including private property within municipal bound-aries, unless otherwise opened under Commission Order. Incorporated lands includes municipal corporations such as cities, towns, and villages.

  20. A portion of Unit 25M is closed to hunt-ing. Hunting is not permitted in the following area of Unit 25M: an unincor-porated portion of land west of Loop 202

    (San Tan Freeway) known as the Elliot and Hawes County Island in Section 16, Township 1 South, Range 7 East.

  21. The following described area in Unit 26M is closed to hunting: those private lands lying just north of the Town of Cave Creek in Sections 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15 of Township 6 North, Range 4 East.
  22. The following described area in Unit 26M is closed to hunting: the unincorporated portion of land within the Town of Queen Creek in Pinal County in Sections 5, 7, 8, and 18 of Township 3 South, Range 8 East.
  23. The following parks and preserves in Maricopa County are open to hunting as defined in R12-4-321 and are open for the archery-only seasons: Lake Pleasant, White Tank Mountains, Estrella Moun-tain and McDowell Mountain Regional parks; McDowell Sonoran Preserve; and portions of Skyline Regional Park (Back Country designated area only – contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Mesa Regional office or City of Buckeye for open area maps). Hunting in parks and preserves opened by this Commis-sion Order is not permitted within ¼ mile of any developed picnic area, developed camp ground, shooting range, occupied building, boat ramp, or golf course. Devel-oped areas do not include trails.
  24. Unit 31 and 32 hunts - Access to Aravai-pa Canyon Wildlife Area (as prescribed in R12-4-802) is allowed by permit only, available through the Safford Field Of-fice of the Bureau of Land Management. For more information, contact the Saf-ford Field Office at (928) 348-4450 or Recreation.gov search Aravaipa Canyon

    Wilderness Permit.

  25. The following Pima County parks and preserves are open to hunting within the respective unit: A-7 Ranch in Units 32 and 33, Oracle Ridge Property in Unit 33, Six Bar Ranch in Unit 33, Emperi-ta Ranch in Unit 34B, Bar V Ranch in Unit 34B, Sands Ranch in Unit 34B, Clyne Ranch in Unit 34B, Diamond Bell Ranch in Unit 36A, Marley Ranch in Units 36A and 36B, Rancho Seco in Units 36A and 36B, Kings 98 Ranch in Unit 36C, Old Hayhook Ranch in Unit 36C, Verdugo in Unit 36C, Bee Ranch in Unit 37A, Mord-ka Ranch in Unit 37A, Buckelew Ranch in Unit 37A, Carpenter Ranch in Unit 37A, Cochie Canyon Ranch in Unit 37A, Lords Ranch in Unit 37A, and Tortolita Moun-tain Park in Unit 37A. Hunting in County Parks, opened by this Commission Or-der, is not permitted within ¼ mile of any developed picnic area, developed camp ground, shooting range, occupied build-ing, boat ramp, or golf course. Developed areas do not include trails.

  26. The Santa Rita Wildlife Area in Unit 34A is actively used for studies in wildlife management. Researchers are present all months and study sites are not always recognizable; hunters are urged to use caution while hunting and take care not to disturb study sites.
  27. The following described area in Unit 36B is closed to hunting: in the posted portion of Sopori Ranch south of Arivaca Road in Sections 14 and 15, Township 20 South, Range 11 East. The remainder of Sopori Ranch is open to hunting.
  28. The following City of Tucson Water Prop-erties located in Avra Valley are open to hunting: the Duval property in Unit 36C and the Buckalew, Flying E Bar, Ed An-way, Kai, Tucker, and Trust 205 properties in Unit 37A; all other Tucson Water Prop-erties are closed to hunting. All open City of Tucson properties are foot access only at designated entry points. Signing in and out is required at sign-in boxes locat-ed at designated entry points.
  29. The following described area in the Town of Marana in Unit 37A is closed to hunting: beginning at the intersection of Sanders Road and Avra Valley Road; north on Sanders Road to the Santa Cruz River; southeast along the Santa Cruz River to the Central Arizona Project Ca-nal; southwest along the Central Arizona Project Canal to Avra Valley Road; west on Avra Valley Road to the intersection of Sanders Road.
  30. The Florence Military Reservation (train-ing areas B and D: the areas north and south of Cottonwood Canyon Road) in Unit 37B is subject to short term closures due to military operations, including live fire operations, and requires co-ordination with the Florence Military Reservation for hunting access. For spe-cific closure dates or any other access concerns, contact the Florence Military Reservation at 602-267-2062. A map of the Florence Military Reservation is lo-cated on the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s website, azgfd.gov (type Florence Military Reservation in the search box).
  31. Tucson Mountain Wildlife Area and Tuc-son Mountain Park in Unit 38M are open to archery hunting, except those por-tions within ¼ mile of any occupied residence or building, developed picnic area, developed campground, shoot-ing range, boat ramp, or golf course are closed to hunting. Developed areas do not include trails. Archery hunters planning to hunt the Tucson Moun-tain Wildlife Area must check-in online at www.azgfd.com/hunting/tmh-reg-istration/ prior to going afield. Tucson Mountain Park is a Pima County Park that occurs within the boundaries of the Tucson Mountain Wildlife Area. The boundary for Tucson Mountain Wild-life Area is as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of the Saguaro Nation-al Park boundary (Township 13 South, Range 11 East, Section 33); south about 1 mile to the El Paso Natural Gas Pipe-line; southeast along El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline to Sandario Rd; south on San-dario Rd about 2 miles to the southwest corner of Township 14 South, Range 11 East, Section 15; east along this section line to the El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline; southeast along the El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline to AZ Hwy 86 (Ajo Hwy); east-erly on AZ Hwy 86 to the Tucson city limits; north along the city limits to Sil-verbell Rd; northwest on Silverbell Rd to Twin Peaks Rd; west on Twin Peaks Rd to Sandario Rd; south on Sandario Rd to the Saguaro National Park boundary; west and south along the Park boundary to the northwest corner of the Sagua-ro National Park boundary (Township 13 South, Range 11 East, Section 33).
  32. Unit 39 - Arlington, Base and Meridian, Robbins Butte, and Powers Butte Wildlife Areas are closed to discharge of center-fire rifled
  33. The following described area in the Town of Quartzsite in Units 43A and 44B is closed to hunting: Sections 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35, Township 4 North, Range 19 West and Sections 2, 3, and 4, Township 3 North, Range 19 West.
  34. Areas of public or private land within or surrounded by the Navajo Nation are in-cluded as part of the open area for this hunt number.
  35. For hunts in Units 5A and 5B North, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has entered into a Landowner Compact Agreement with the Bar T Bar Ranch and Flying M Ranch located in the north-ern portion of Units 5A and 5B. A Ranch Pass and adherence to Ranch Rules is required to access these ranches. Sig-nage at points of entrance to the ranch provides notification of the Landown-er Compact Agreement. The free Ranch Pass, a copy of Ranch Rules, and location map may be obtained online from the Department’s Landowner Relations Pro-gram web page https://www.azgfd.com/ landowner-compact/. Ranch Passes and Ranch Rules for the Flying M Ranch may also be obtained at sign-in boxes locat-ed at either of the two entrance points onto the ranch. Ranch Passes and Ranch Rules for the Bar T Bar Ranch may also be obtained at the Meteor Crater Gas Sta-tion/Convenience Store.
  36. Access requirements for portions of Units 4A, 5A, and 5B North - In the northern portion of Unit 5A, access is permitted on the Clear Creek Ranch by written permission only by contacting the Hopi Tribe Wildlife and Ecosystems Management Program via e-mail at ho-pihunts@hopi.nsn.us or by calling (928) 734-3673, (928) 734-3672 or (928) 734-3671 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (MST). Please contact in advance to gain access for hunting and scouting. All permitted minor hunters under the age of 18 will need the parent/guardian to request ac-cess for the minor permitted hunter. In Unit 5B North, access is permitted on the Hopi’s Hart/Drye Ranch and in Unit 4A on the Hopi’s Aja Ranch by signing in at designated sign-in boxes located at ac-cess points.
  37. Hopi Trust lands in Units 4A, 5A, and 5B are open to both state and Hopi hunters under an agreement with the Hopi Tribe. A percentage of tags are set aside for Hopi Tribal member hunters. Hopi hunt num-bers for these hunts must be obtained from the Hopi Tribe Wildlife and Ecosys-tems Management Program by calling (928) 734-3673, (928) 734-3672, or (928) 734-3671. Non-Hopi Tribal members can-not apply for these hunts. Applications for these hunts must be submitted to the Arizona Game and Fish Department on the standard form by the published dead-line. If all permits for these hunts are not issued through the draw, the left-over permits will be available to all hunters (tribal and non-tribal) through the first- come, first-serve process. Hunt numbers for left over permits will be available on the AZGFD website.
  38. Hopi Trust Lands in Units 4A, 5A, and 5B North – The Hopi Tribe Wildlife and Eco-system Management Program requires all AZGFD State Certified/Licensed Out-fitters and Guides who conduct business (guide, pre-scout, or request access on behalf of their clients) on the Hopi 3 Canyon Ranches in Units 4A, 5A, and 5B North to contact the Hopi Tribe’s Of-fice of Revenue Commission at (928) 734-3172 or (928) 734-3171. Upon approv-al of a Hopi Business License, access to the Hopi 3 Canyon Ranches may be ob-tained via email at hopihunts@hopi.nsn. us or by calling the Hopi Wildlife and Ecosystems Management Program at (928) 734-3672, (928) 734-3673 or (928) 734-3671.
  39. Individuals with permits for these hunts are eligible to purchase Restricted Non-permit-tags for the corresponding elk or javelina population management sea-sons listed in Commission Order 26.
  40. Aerial population surveys are conduct-ed in August and September for elk and pronghorn and in December and Janu-ary for deer and javelina each year. You may observe an airplane or helicopter conducting surveys and short-term dis-turbance of animals could occur during this hunt. Where possible, efforts will be made to minimize this disturbance.
  41. The O’Haco Ranch is located in the north-central part of Unit 4A, just north of the Apache-Sitgreaves National For-est. The O’Haco Ranch is in the process of constructing a wind farm. During construction of the wind turbines, the O’Haco Ranch will not permit access to hunters. Construction is scheduled to occur for the duration of the 2021 hunt-ing season.
  42. The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is open to deer hunting in accor-dance with Refuge regulations (www. fws.gov/refuge/Cabeza_Prieta/visit/ rules_and_regulations.html). A visitor access permit (https://luke.isportsman. net) is required to access and hunt on the Refuge. When entering the Refuge, hunters should complete a Self-Clear-ing Visitor Registration Form (FWS Form 3-2405) available on the refuge website and at boundary kiosks located at all ref-uge entrances. The use of electronic or photographic trail monitoring devices, including game cameras, is prohibit-ed. Refer to the Refuge regulations for site-specific management area closures. Deer hunters are responsible for con-tacting the Refuge prior to their hunt to obtain information regarding temporary closures in coordination with AZGFD. All permit holders, whether you har-vest or not, must check out. Successful permit holders must present their deer for inspection at a check station, in ac-cordance with R12-4-308. Information about the check station will be mailed to each hunter at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the hunt. Permit holders who do not harvest may check out by call-ing the AZGFD Yuma Regional Office at 928-342-0091.

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