Outdoors: Leftover javelina tags still available

KINGMAN - On Jan. 1, sportsmen will be out in force for the start of the 2015 archery javelina and archery deer hunts all over Arizona.

Archery javelina hunters will have the opportunity to hunt the little grey ghosts of the desert from Jan.1-22.

For those archers who have not received a 2015 archery javelina tag, there is good news. There are more than 400 tags available in northern Arizona. There are 393 permits for a block of units that include 10, 15 A-B-C-D, 16A, 18A, 39, 41, 42, 43A, 44A and 44B. There are 23 archery tags for the block of units that include 17A, 17B, 18B, 19A, 19B, and 20A. These tags can be purchased through the U.S. Mail or over the counter at any Arizona Game and Fish office.

Sportsmen are also reminded that they can obtain a second javelina tag - with the restriction that the second tag cannot be the same hunt number as the hunter's first tag.

Archery hunters can also purchase an over-the-counter deer tag for popular units in northern Arizona including, but not limited to Units 10, 15A-B-C-D, 16A, 18A and18B. Those hunts are open from Jan. 1-31.

For youth hunters, 23 javelina tags are available for hunt number 5036 (Unit 16A) and eight javelina tags available for hunt number 5037 (Unit 18B). Other tags are available in the southern part of the state.

Youth javelina hunts in Units 16A and 18B run from Jan. 23-Feb. 1.

For more information on leftover first-come, first-served javelina tags, go to www.azgfd.gov/eservices/documents/leftovers-spring.pdf.