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GAME AND FISH NEWS
Aug. 1, 2022​
AZGFD again offering new big game hunting opportunities
Limited-entry permit-tag draw for elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, Gould's turkey opens Aug. 8

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) once again will be offering new hunting opportunities that will provide all hunters with a chance to draw an additional elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer and Gould’s turkey permit-tag, while generating revenue to support wildlife conservation efforts across the state.

The draw will open at 8 a.m. (Arizona time) Monday, Aug. 8, and close at 4:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Friday, Aug. 12. Applicants who are drawn for a limited-entry permit-tag will be contacted by the department (during the week of Aug. 15), at which time payment will be required before the permit-tag can be mailed. It is the responsibility of each applicant to provide accurate contact information to avoid missing an opportunity to receive the permit-tag for which they were drawn.

These opportunities should not be confused with the annual draws that are conducted by the department in February, June and October. A limited-entry permit-tag application does not preclude a hunter from applying for any other hunts throughout the year or impact bonus points. Animals harvested during limited-entry permit-tag seasons are excluded from annual bag limits.

In addition:
  • This is discretionary. The objective is to generate revenue in order to maintain current operations and limit or eliminate the need to increase license and hunt permit-tag fees.
  • The issuance of a specific number of limited-entry permit-tags will not adversely affect management objectives for a species or area. These hunts will not impact the number of permit-tags made available for the annual draws. The related harvest will have an insignificant impact on wildlife populations.
  • A valid Arizona hunting (or combination hunt and fish) license is not needed at the time of application; it is required if a customer draws a limited-entry permit-tag.
  • Applicants can select up to 12 limited-entry permit-tag hunts on one application. Multiple applications will not be accepted.
  • At the time of application, a customer shall submit the required application fee ($13 for Arizona residents, $15 for nonresidents) for each selected hunt number.
  • Each customer must apply individually. Applicants cannot apply as a group, unlike the annual draws.
  • If a customer enters inaccurate information during the application process, or attempts to enter the draw for a hunt more than once, all applications will be deemed invalid.
  • After an application has been saved, a customer cannot begin a new one. A customer may return to their application to make changes as long as the draw is open, however. When an application is completed and final payment is accepted, a customer can no longer make changes or apply for additional hunts.
A total of 12 limited-entry permit-tags will be available for the following hunting opportunities:
  • Elk (any elk): Dec. 15, 2022-Feb. 15, 2023. Open areas: Units 1 and 27.
  • Elk (any elk): Dec. 15, 2022-Feb. 15, 2023. Open areas: Units 9 and 10.
  • Elk (any elk): Dec. 15, 2022-Feb. 15, 2023. Open areas: Units 21, 22 and 23.

  • Mule deer (antlered): Dec. 15, 2022-Feb. 15, 2023. Open areas: Units 15A, 15B, 15C, 15D, 16A, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19A, 19B, and 20A.
  • Mule deer (antlered): Dec. 15, 2022-Feb. 15, 2023. Open areas: Units 39, 40A, 40B, 41, 42, 43A, 43B, 44A, 44B, 45A, 45B, and 45C.
  • Mule deer (antlered): Dec. 15, 2022-Feb. 15, 2023. Open areas: Units 28, 31, 32, 37A, and 37B.
  • Mule deer (antlered): Dec. 15, 2022-Feb. 15, 2023. Open areas: Units 20B, 20C, 21, 22, and 23.

  • White-tailed deer (antlered): Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 2023. Open areas: Units 27 and 28.
  • White-tailed deer (antlered): Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 2023. Open areas: Units 4A, 5A, 6A, 6B, and 8.
  • White-tailed deer (antlered): Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 2023. Open areas: Units 29, 30A, 30B, 31, 32, 33, 34A, 34B, 35A, 35B, 36A, 36B, and 36C.
  • White-tailed deer (antlered): Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 2023. Open areas: Units 21, 22, 23, 24A, and 24B.

  • Gould’s turkey (bearded): Apr. 1, 2023-May 31, 2023. Open areas: Units 29, 30A, 31, 32, 33 (north and west of Redington Road), 34A, 35A, and 35B.
The elk and deer hunts are general season hunts. Legal methods of take: any firearm, pre-charged pneumatic weapon, crossbow, or bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304.

The turkey hunt is a limited weapon-shotgun shooting shot season hunt. Legal methods of take: Any shotgun shooting shot as prescribed in R12-4-318, or crossbow or bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304.​
Did you know?
The Arizona Game and Fish Department conserves and protects Arizona’s 800+ wildlife species but receives NO Arizona general fund tax dollars. Contribute to our on-the-ground conservation efforts at www.AzWildlifeHero.com.​
 

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Here we go again.....

12 tags!!!! Time to get yours!!!!!
 

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Hi
So I got an email from the game and fish describing an additional drawing that is occurring in the not too distant future for deer, elk, and Goulds turkey.
If I am reading it correctly the drawing is August 8th.
The purpose is to raise revenue for the department.
I’m sure I’m missing something obvious but the email does not actually give any information on how to apply.
Does anyone have information on how to apply for this limited entry drawing?
 

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Hi
So I got an email from the game and fish describing an additional drawing that is occurring in the not too distant future for deer, elk, and Goulds turkey.
If I am reading it correctly the drawing is August 8th.
The purpose is to raise revenue for the department.
I’m sure I’m missing something obvious but the email does not actually give any information on how to apply.
Does anyone have information on how to apply for this limited entry drawing?
Check @bearfoot1 's thread, the drawing opens Monday August 8th. You'll apply online just like for a regular draw.
 

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Oh, why not!
 

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Yep, already a thread for this, I will merge the two threads.
 

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That Unit 9 & 10 elk tag would be pretty sweet to have in your pocket!
 

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The 8 unit Goulds tag and the 2 months to hunt them would be the best tag, since they are so hard to get. Id be calling Big Tub for help on that. Weather would be Great that time of year. There are some other choice units in the block for Mule & Whitetail hunting, The whitetail could still be in Rut then. Just my 2c worth.

This isnt going to generate a ton of money in tag fees, other then the Application fee will generate thousands.
 

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Make it even sweeter if a local buddy could point in the right direction !

You draw that tag and I'll help you find him!
 
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Same goes to any member that draws 22 or 6a Tag, Ill help you find him. You will nees a quad or buggy to get to my areas.
 
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