PHOENIX - Hunters, it's that time of the year again. The deadline to apply for an Arizona fall hunt permit-tag, issued through the draw, is Tuesday, June 8, at 7 p.m.
The 2010-11 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations and application forms are now available at the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Web site at www.azgfd.gov/draw.
Printed copies of the 2010-11 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet, applications and envelopes are anticipated to be available statewide at license dealers and department offices no later than May 21.
Hunters interested in a permit-tag for fall deer, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo, fall turkey, juniors-only fall javelina, or pheasant (antelope and elk took place in February) are required to submit a paper application for the drawing process.
Directions on how to apply for the draw are outlined on pages 16-20 of the 2010-11 regulations. The digital editable PDF application can be typed using a computer and then printed, signed and submitted to the department. A blank form can also be printed, filled out using an ink pen and then submitted in the same fashion.
Applications may be hand delivered to any of the seven department offices or sent by U.S. mail to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Drawing Section, P.O. Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052 before the deadline. Postmarks do not count. There is no online application process available.
Apply early and take advantage of the correction period. Here is how it works: If your application has a mistake and is received before May 27 at 5 p.m., the department will attempt to call you three times in a 24-hour period and give you the opportunity to correct the mistake. After that date, mistakes can cause your application to be rejected.
To increase your odds of getting a big-game tag, and possibly one of a lifetime, take part in the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle. There are 10 special big-game tags (issued by the commission) and every dollar raised for these tags goes directly toward management projects that benefit that species in Arizona. Winners will be able to hunt for 365 days almost anywhere in the state.
For more details, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw.