From the Arizona Game and Fish Department
-- They’re back. Arizona hunting and fishing licenses are available online again.
Visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov to decide what license or license package suits you or your family best, and make the online purchase using your Visa or MasterCard.
“The timing is superb for hunting and fishing conditions,” said Game and Fish Deputy Director Bob Broscheid. “Our interior lakes are filling and spilling. There’s a lush green-up in the desert low lands. Plus we have a tremendous snow pack in the high country.”
There is a $1.50 internet fee for buying a license online. The fee actually pays for the service. Be sure to have a printer handy; you must physically print out the license you purchase online in either color or black and white.
For those who may need a little help while purchasing the license online, telephone assistance is available during normal 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. business hours Monday through Friday by calling (602) 942-3000.
Agency officials pointed out that the online license sales and other online services were suspended almost three years ago because of workload difficulties the former vendor experienced during the online big game draw process. There is no projected date for when the online hunt draw process will be available online once again, although agency officials are actively working on the issue.
The Game and Fish Department operates on revenue-driven “user pay, user benefit” business model and relies on non-tax dollars, and it receives no tax money from the state’s general fund.