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Arizona tags still remain for deer, turkey, javelina

From the Arizona Game and Fish Department

-- The drawing results for Arizona's 2010 fall hunts are now available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw. Draw results are also available by telephone at (602) 942-3000,  select option two.

For those individuals who missed the draw or were unsuccessful in getting a permit-tag, there are more than 5,500 leftover tags remaining. Remaining tags are available on a first-come, first-served basis and include more than 4,300 deer tags, more than 900 fall turkey tags, and more than 300 tags for the juniors-only fall javelina hunts.

The more than 104,000 applicants can learn if they were issued a permit- tag for deer, fall turkey, fall juniors-only javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo or pheasant by providing their sportsman's ID and date of birth. Game and Fish officials report that hunt permit tags will be mailed out to successful applicants no later than Aug. 13. Archery deer tags will be mailed out earlier. Refunds for unsuccessful and rejected applicants will be mailed out to applicant A no later than Sept. 3, less application fees.

There are two methods to obtain a leftover tag. Applications will be accepted by mail only beginning at 8 a.m. (MST) Aug. 2. After Aug. 9 at 8 a.m. (MST), hunters can obtain a leftover tag in person by filling out an application at any of the seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices. A list of office locations is available at www.azgfd.gov/offices.

For a detailed listing of leftover permits, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw  or call (623) 236-7702. For those who qualify, there are military hunts available for Fort Huachuca. Call (520) 533-2549 for additional information.

Hunter clinics and seminars help hunters prepare and plan for an upcoming hunt. Many of the local species-related conservation groups, and hunting organizations offer hunting clinics to help hunters have a successful hunt. Many of these clinics offer biology and ecology of the species,  hunting tips and techniques, knowledgeable guest speakers, and other great information from experienced hunters.

The popular hunting clinics are July 31, the  Arizona Elk Society Elk Hunting Clinic;  Aug. 15,  Arizona Deer Association Hunting Clinic; and Sept. 25, Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Clinic.  For more details on clinics, upcoming hunting camps for first-time hunters, and events hosted for families and juniors-only hunts, visit www.azgfd.gov/hunting.

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