Online application service available for fall hunts

Apply for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo, and pheasant

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced that the online application service is now available for Arizona's 2012 hunts for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo, and pheasant.

Hunters who haven't yet submitted an application now have the option of applying online by visiting https://phx.az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml and scrolling down to the "Apply for a Draw" option.

The application deadline is 7 p.m. on June 12 (MST). Online applicants are advised to apply early and not wait until the last minute, in case any technical issues arise on deadline day.

Those applying online will have to pay the non-refundable $7.50 application fee (which is charged as part of the tag fee whether applying online or with a paper application). Also, a 2012 hunting license is required of all applicants to apply in the draw. If you haven't already purchased your license, you can do so through the draw application process. Please keep in mind that 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 are also available for purchase at Arizona Game and Fish offices and from more than 300 hunting license dealers statewide.

The online application service allows payment with a credit card (VISA and Mastercard only). The cost of the hunt permit-tag won't be charged unless and until you are drawn.

The online service works with the following browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari (If you use Safari, it is recommended that you upgrade to the latest version of the OS and Safari browser; a few problems have been reported with older Safari versions). This application service currently does not work with mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone or other Smartphones.

For those not using the online service, paper applications can still be mailed to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, P.O. Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052, or they can be hand-delivered to any of the seven Game and Fish offices located in Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, Mesa and Phoenix. Mailed applications must be received by the department by the deadline; postmarks don't count.

Copies of the 2012-13 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations are now available at all Game and Fish offices, at hunting license dealers throughout the state, and online at www.azgfd.gov/draw.

The drawing process for elk and pronghorn antelope hunts occurred earlier this year.

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