The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2015 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Buffalo and Bear Hunt Draw Information booklet at http://www.azgfd.gov/draw. This opens the draw cycle for spring 2015 hunts. The application form can be downloaded from that page as well.

At this time, paper applications for spring 2015 hunt permit-tags issued through the drawing process can be mailed to: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052. Applications can also be hand-delivered to any of the seven Game and Fish offices located in Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, Mesa and Phoenix.

The online application service is anticipated to be available in early to mid-September.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 by 7 p.m. (MST). For those mailing their applications, remember that the department must receive your application by the deadline; postmarks do not count.

Printed copies of the spring hunt draw information booklet and application form are anticipated to be at license dealers and Game and Fish offices in early September, if not sooner.

Applicants are reminded that a valid Arizona hunting license or combination hunting/fishing license is required to enter the spring draw (i.e., you must possess a license that is valid on the last day of the application deadline for the draw). Keep in mind that licenses are now valid for one year from when you buy them, not just the calendar year. Licenses may be purchased online at http://www.azgfd.gov/eservices/licenses.shtml, or at any Game and Fish office, authorized license dealers, or through the draw/application process. If you are purchasing your license online, you must have a working printer handy and print your license out at the time of purchase. The department does not mail out licenses that are purchased online.

Licenses were simplified starting in 2014 and now offer more value. For example, a combination hunting/fishing license now includes privileges for hunting, fishing, trout, two-pole fishing, fishing Community Program waters, and fishing the portions of the Colorado River that Arizona shares with Nevada and California (no need to buy separate stamps). The cost of the combo license is only $57 for residents and $160 for nonresidents. And a youth combination hunt/fish license (required for youth ages 10-17) is only $5 for the year!

For more information, visit http://www.azgfd.gov/draw.   back...
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