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Arizona Fall hunt application deadline is Tuesday, June 9
New this year: Pheasant applications due the same day
By Doug Burt, public information officer, AGFD

Sportsmen, women and children looking forward to hunting in Arizona this fall have until Tuesday, June 9 by 7 p.m. MST (postmarks do not count) to apply for a hunt permit-tag for fall deer, turkey, juniors-only javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo, bear, mountain lion and pheasant (antelope and elk draws are already complete).

There is no online application process available – it is a manual paper-permit process only.

Printed copies of the 2009-10 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations should be available at license dealers and Arizona Game and Fish Department offices throughout the state. Regulations and application materials are also available at the department’s Web site at

The Hunt Arizona 2009 Edition is online now and hard copies will be available for purchase for $6 by the first week of June.

Apply for the draw before 5 p.m. on May 28 to take advantage of the correction period. If there is an error in your application, the department will make three attempts, within a 24-hour period, to notify you by telephone (if a phone number is provided) to get the application corrected. After that date, mistakes can cause your application to be rejected.

Pheasant hunters should note that the deadline to apply for a pheasant tag has changed. The new deadline to apply coincides with the fall draw deadline of Tuesday, June 9 by 7 p.m. MST – postmarks do not count. Pheasant applicants are reminded there is a nonrefundable $7.50 application fee for successful and unsuccessful applicants.

Here’s something to make your life easier. Applicants should take advantage of the editable PDF application available at Just type out your information on the computer, then print it out, sign, include your payment, and drop it off or mail it in (along with the correct fees using check or money order). Applicants are encouraged to use the form to prevent some of the common mistakes (missing information, using the unit numbers instead of the four-digit hunt number, etc.) and for improved legibility.

Applicants should note, there is a new P.O. Box for submitting hunt permit applications. This address, which is reflected on the new envelopes, is:

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Attn.: Drawing Section
PO Box 74020,
Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052.

However, applications mailed to the old address will be automatically forwarded to the new address.

Junior hunters will find the following hunting opportunities in the new regulations starting on page 21:

  • Deer hunts
  • Over-the-counter fall turkey hunts
  • Fall javelina hunts
  • Pheasant hunts
  • and of course small game opportunities abound starting on page 61

For information about the hunting in Arizona, visit:

Uploaded: 3/13/2011