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2014 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk hunt Information
Applications being accepted for 2014 Arizona pronghorn antelope and elk hunt draw
Online application service is available; deadline to apply is Feb. 11 by 7 p.m. (MST)
Applications are being accepted for 2014 pronghorn antelope and elk hunt permit-tags issued through the drawing process. Hunters can apply either online at https://az.gov/azgfd/draw/home.xhtml or with a paper application.
The 2014 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information regulations booklet and downloadable paper application form are available online. Printed copies of the booklets, paper application forms, and envelopes are expected to be available at license dealers and at Game and Fish offices by about Jan. 10. Please note that the application form for this draw is new. Please do not use old application forms.
Hunters are encouraged to utilize the online application service. Applying for the draw online is fast and easy. The online process prompts you to accurately complete your form, dramatically reducing your chance of making errors that could result in a rejected application.
Only VISA and MasterCard are accepted for draw applications submitted online. No charges for the cost of the hunt permit-tag will be posted to your account unless and until you are drawn. Those applying online must still pay the non-refundable $13 application fee for Arizona residents and $15 for non-residents. This fee is charged as part of the application process for both online and paper applications. A portion of these fees are dedicated to habitat, public access and recruitment/retention efforts.
The online draw application service works with these browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. Safari users may want to upgrade to the latest version of the OS and Safari browser because some problems have been reported with older Safari versions. This application service does not work with mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone or other Smartphones at this time.
Hunters who prefer to submit a paper application can either mail their application and fees to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052, or hand deliver their application to any of the seven Game and Fish offices located in Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, Mesa and Phoenix.
The deadline for the department to receive applications is 7 p.m. (MST-Arizona time) on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Mailed and hand delivered applications must be received by the department by the deadline. Postmark dates do not count.
A 2014 hunting license is required to apply for the draw. Please note that a new license structure and license and tag fees went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. The new structure and fees can be found on page 7 of the 2014 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information booklet. Licenses can be purchased at the time you are applying for the draw, or they can be purchased separately online at www.azgfd.gov/eservices/licenses.shtml or at authorized license dealers or Game and Fish offices. If you are buying your license online, you must have a printer and print out your license; the department will not mail out licenses purchased online.
Licenses are now valid for one year rather than just for the calendar year. If you buy your license from a dealer or through the online draw process (when it becomes available), your start date (the date your license becomes valid) will be your date of purchase. If you buy your license through the paper draw application process, your start date will be the published deadline date for that draw. If you buy your license separately at www.azgfd.gov/eservices/licenses.shtml or from a Game and Fish office, you can name your own start date up to 60 days beyond the date you purchase it, and it will be valid for one year from that date. Please note that if you are planning to apply for the 2014 elk/pronghorn draw, make sure you choose a start date that is no later than the draw deadline day (Feb. 11, 2014), as you must have a valid license as of that date to be eligible for the draw.
For more information about the new license structure, visit www.azgfd.gov/licensesimplification.
2014 Spring Hunt Information
The application deadline for Arizona’s 2014 spring big game hunts for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear was Oct. 8, 2013. Draw results are available by visiting https://az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml and scrolling down to the “View results and bonus points” link.
For more information about the draw process, see below.
2013-14 Fall Hunt Information
Draw results for 2013 Fall Hunts available
The application deadline for Arizona’s 2013 fall big game hunts for deer, fall turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo and pheasant was June 11, 2013. Draw results are available by visiting https://az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml and scrolling down to the “View results and bonus points” link.
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Draw Cycles and Hunt Permit Application Deadline Days
The Arizona Game and Fish Department conducts three separate application and draw cycles for big game hunt permit-tags. Beginning in 2007, the Department for the first time held a separate draw for antelope and elk. This change was made to let hunters know earlier if they have been drawn for these two popular big game animals. The three draw cycles are:
|Pronghorn antelope, elk
||Second Tuesday in February (pending Commission approval)
|Deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep fall buffalo, pheasant
||Second Tuesday in June (pending Commission approval)
|Spring javelina, spring bear, spring turkey, spring buffalo
||Second Tuesday in October (pending Commission approval)
Draw Results, Accumulated Bonus Points
Use the link below to
view the last draw results. To access the number of bonus points you have accumulated for deer, antelope, elk, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo and bear, call 602 942-3000, option 2. You will need to provide your date of birth and department identification number, (for most people, this is their social security number).
More About Big Game Draw Process and Bonus
the links below to learn about the big game
draw and bonus point processes.
Hunt Guidelines and Hunt Recommendations Process
The Arizona Game and Fish Department follows a multi-tiered process for setting hunting season structures, hunting season dates, hunt permit allocations, and other controlling elements for regulating hunting of game animals. Learn more about this process and how you can participate.
About the Hunter Questionnaire Survey
Arizona Game and Fish Department currently
uses a business-reply postcard questionnaire
to survey hunters about harvest, methods,
and effort. This technique has been used
by the Department for over 45 years. The
process was reviewed in 2008 see the report
below for details.
Online Draw and License Information
The department in October 2011 reimplemented the online application service to apply for big game hunt permit-tags. The date of availability of applying via the online service will be announced during each draw cycle. For the current draw cycle for 2012 pronghorn antelope and elk hunts, we anticipate the online application service will be available in early to mid January 2012. Applicants can also submit paper applications by mail or dropped off at a department office. Application forms can be found at all license dealers, at department offices, or by downloading a copy from the link found on the right-hand column of this web page.
Licenses can now
be purchased online here and from more than 300 license
Hunt Arizona Edition
Survey, Harvest and Hunt Data for Big and Small Game
Improve your odds of drawing a hunting tag
Do you want to find the hunts with the best chances of putting a tag in your pocket?
Or, are you more interested in which hunts have the best harvest success? You can find that information and much more in the annual Hunt Arizona resource guide.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s annual collection of survey, harvest and hunt data for big and small game has the latest 5-year data as well as historical data that you are bound to find of interest, some of it dating back to 1930s.
Arizona offers some of the best trophy and or unique hunting opportunities in North America for each of these species: Black bear, buffalo, coues whitetail, desert bighorn sheep, elk, javelina, mountain lion, mule deer, pronghorn antelope and turkey (goulds or merriam).
Special Big Game Permit-Tag Program
Each year, in June, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission awards Special Big Game License Tags, sometimes called Commissioners’ tags, to selected 501(c)(3) wildlife conservation organizations who are charged to market and sell those tags to raise funds for Arizona's wildlife.
Up to three tags for each of the following 10 Arizona big game species are typically allocated: pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, black bear, buffalo, elk, javelina, mountain lion, mule deer, Coues white-tailed deer and turkey.
All of the revenues raised are then returned to the Arizona Game and Fish Department to be directly used to benefit those species through wildlife and habitat management in coordination with the Arizona Habitat Partnership Committee.
Tags are typically made available to the public through auctions or raffles, including the Big Game Super Raffle.
The uniqueness of these special tags is that the hunting season is year-round allowing winning tag holders the time to pursue a trophy animal, many of which can only be found in the southwest and some only in Arizona – particularly, the Gould’s wild turkey, desert and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, Coues white-tailed deer, and the world-famous Kaibab mule deer.
Arizona Big Game Super Raffle
The Arizona Game and Fish Department frequently receives questions from constituents asking, “What is the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle?”
The Arizona Big Game Super Raffle is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity that conducts a special raffle each year to raise money for wildlife conservation efforts. Each year the Arizona Game and Fish Commission sets aside one tag for each of 10 big game species—bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, antelope, buffalo, turkey, bear, javelina and mountain lion—for the purpose of being offered through the Super Raffle.
People buy tickets for a chance to win one or more of the tags. Ticket prices range from $5 to $25 each, depending on species. Winners will be able to hunt for 365 days almost anywhere in the state of Arizona during the 2012-13 hunting season. Every dollar raised for each species by the raffle is returned to the Arizona Game and Fish Department and managed by the Arizona Habitat Partnership Committee (AHPC) for that particular species, with input from local habitat partners across the state.
For more information about the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle, visit www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com