More than 2,200 permit-tags remain for 2023 spring hunts

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Applications accepted, by U.S. mail only, beginning Monday, Nov. 14  

Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2023 spring draw still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for javelina or turkey.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has posted a list of leftover hunt permit-tags  on its website at A total of 2,201 leftover hunt permit-tags are available for the following hunts:
  • 1,041 handgun, archery or muzzleloader (HAM) javelina
  • 659 archery-only javelina 
  • 371 general javelina    
  • 92 youth-only general javelina     
  • 4 youth-only limited weapon-shotgun shooting shot turkey       
  • 3 limited weapon-shotgun shooting shot turkey          
  • 14 raptor capture     
A total of 17 hunt permit-tags for javelina remain for properly licensed military and Fort Huachuca personnel holding a valid Fort Huachuca post hunting permit. Hunt numbers, season dates and/or special regulations must be obtained from Fort Huachuca (Unit 35B).  
AZGFD will accept paper applications for leftover hunt permit-tags — by U.S. mail only — beginning Monday, Nov. 14. All completed paper applications must be addressed to: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Draw/First Come, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ  85086. There is no “mini” draw. Allow 10 to 15 business days to receive a hunt permit-tag by mail.
For more information, including license and hunt permit-tag requirements, refer to the “2023 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear and Raptor Capture Hunt Draw Information” booklet, or call 602-942-3000.   

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