Contact: Rory Aikens (602) 789-3214 Public Information Officer Arizona Game and Fish Department NEWS RELEASE For immediate release July 13, 2006 Big game draw still on target PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is actively processing fall hunt-permit applications and is committed to getting the results out to applicants on time. “Due to technical problems experienced during the last two days before the fall hunt application deadline, we are still actively working to process all the applications properly,” said Assistant Director Richard Rico. Rico said the department is committed to conducting the draw in a timely manner, mailing the results out to its customers by July 28 and sending out any refunds by Aug. 11. In past years, the department has had a terrific track record of getting the draw accomplished and releasing the results up to two weeks ahead of the deadline. “We might not be as early as we would like to be, but we’ll get it done,” Rico says. -0- The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of the AGFD’s programs or activities, including employment practices, they may file a complaint with the Deputy Director, 2221 W. Greenway Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85023, (602) 942-3000, or with the Fish and Wildlife Service, 4040 N. Fairfax Dr. Ste. 130, Arlington, VA 22203. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this document in an alternative format by contacting the Deputy Director as listed above.