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Arizona

Hunting

General Information

Arizona Game and Fish Department Key Contacts

MAIN NUMBER: 602-942-3000

Choose 1 for known extension or name
Choose 2 for draw, bonus points, and hunting and fishing license information Choose 3 for watercraft
Choose 4 for regional offices
Choose 5 for customer service (Spanish speakers available)
Choose 6 for shooting ranges
Choose 7 for website or customer portal support

WEBSITE

Website ................................................................................ www.azgfd.gov
Portal Account..................................................................accounts.azgfd.com
License Purchase or Reprint ...................................... license.azgfd.com
Draw Application.............................................................draw.azgfd.com
Draw Odds and Harvest Data ..................................... www.azgfd.com/hunting/surveydata
Harvest Reporting...........................................................www.azgfd.gov/huntersurvey
PointGuard ......................................................................... draw.azgfd.com/PointGuard
Bonus Points ..................................................................... www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Draw/BonusPointProcess

DRAW RESULTS

Call the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s automated service at 602-942-3000. Press 2 and follow voice prompts. You must provide your Department ID number and birth date. This service is free of charge (long distance charges may apply). Or visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department website at www.azgfd.gov.

WILDLIFE VIOLATIONS AND VANDALISM

Operation Game Thief...................................................1-800-352-0700 Vandalism/Livestock Depredation .......................... 1-800-VANDALS (826-3257)

MANDATORY HARVEST REPORTS

Bear Harvest......................................................................1-800-970-BEAR (970-2327) Mountain Lion Harvest ................................................1-877-438-0447

SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE

ATF Firearms/explosives import..............................304-616-4550 or www.atf.gov U.S. Customs and Border Patrol................................. 1-800-BE ALERT (232-5378)

LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES: 911

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Did You Know? The Arizona Game and Fish Department is responsible for wildlife management in the state and receives no state tax dollars. Hunters and anglers pay for wildlife conservation through their purchase of licenses, tags and stamps, and excise taxes on hunting and fishing gear. The conservation dollars paid by hunters and anglers benefit both game and nongame species and their habitats.

Important Information for 2021-2022

This list is for informational purposes only and lists the major changes that have occurred since publication of the last regulations booklet. Individuals should thoroughly read and understand the appropriate regulations prior to submitting an application or going afield. If you have questions, please call 602-942-3000. Get more information at azgfd.gov.

Applications Must Be Submitted Online at azgfd.gov The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Hunter Harvest Questionnaire You will receive your Hunter Harvest Questionnaire in the mail and/or by email. Please take a moment to respond. A unique QR scan code, as well as a web link, will be located on the back of hunt permit-tags. Scan the code to access our Hunter Harvest Questionnaire webpage then select your species (you may need to download a QR reader app to scan the code). Completing your hunter questionnaire, honestly and accurately, is very important to the management of wildlife in Arizona.

Attention Youth Deer Hunters You may be eligible to purchase a companion javelina tag valid during your deer hunt and hunt both deer and javelina. Look for note 39 associated with your youth deer hunt.

Prescribed Fire Portions of game management units 7W, 8, 9, 10, 12AE, and 12AW lie within lands managed by Kaibab National Forest and are likely to have prescribed fire and wildfire activity during these hunts, and it is common for hunters to see both fire and smoke. Information about active fires on the Kaibab National Forest can be found on the Forest website at www.fs.usda. gov/kaibab, the Incident Information System website at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/, or by calling the Kaibab National Forest fire information phone line at (928) 635-8311.

Keep Credit Card Information Current Applicants are encouraged to keep their credit card payment information current. If your payment is declined at the time of the draw, your application will not be drawn. The Department will provide notice on its website when the deadline to update credit cards is finalized.

Help Inform Quail Management Hunters are encouraged to play an active role in gathering data that informs quail management by submitting a wing and information from their harvest. Get the details on page 78.

Amendments to A.R.S. Title 17 Laws and Commission Rules A.R.S. 17-303 and A.R.S. 17-304 and Articles 1, 2, 3 and 8 have been amended. The legal content begins on page 84. Please review it carefully.

Attention Units 12A, 13A, and 13B Deer Hunters You may be eligible to purchase a companion elk tag valid during your deer hunt at a reduced cost. Look for note 39 associated with your deer hunt.

Attention Archery Deer Hunters: Check for Season Closures The open season dates for many units have changed. Be sure to double-check that the unit you hope to hunt is open and what the legal deer is (see page 35).

Game Management Units 15B and 18A Boundary Change Refer to R12-4-108 on page 91 for the boundary change. Supplemental Hunt Applications/Population Management Hunts When submitting a Supplemental Hunt Application to be

considered if a Population Management Hunt is initiated, you must submit a separate application and fee per species.