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Coues deer, other tags remain in Arizona fall hunt draw

From the Arizona Game and Fish Department

-- Drawing results for Arizonas 2011 fall big game hunting permits-tags are now available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw. More than 107,000 hunters applied, an increase of 3 percent from last year.

Over 5,767 hunt permit-tags remain for those who missed the deadline or were unsuccessful. Remaining tags are available on a first-come basis, and include more than 4,600 deer tags, more than 700 fall turkey tags, and nearly 400 tags for juniors-only fall javelina hunts.

Draw results are also available by calling (602)942-3000 and selecting option two.

Game and Fish officials say hunt permit-tags will be mailed no later than Aug. 12. Archery deer tags will be mailed earlier. Refunds for unsuccessful and rejected applicants will be mailed out to applicant A no later than Aug. 23, less application fees.

There are two methods to obtain a leftover tag. Applications will only be accepted by U.S. mail beginning Aug. 1. Starting Aug. 8, hunters can obtain a leftover tag at any Arizona Game and Fish Department office. Office locations are available online at www.azgfd.gov/offices.

For a detailed listing of leftover permits, which includes hunt number, number of permits available and unit number, visit http://www.azgfd.gov/eservices/documents/leftovers-spring.pdf.

Hopi hunts with leftover tags are available to tribal and non-tribal members. For those who qualify, there are military hunts available for Fort Huachuca. Call (520) 533-8763 for additional information.

For those that applied for a fall turkey permit in unit 1 (hunt number 4501) or unit 27 (hunt number 4518), should note there was a reduction in permitted tags issued through the draw compared to that listed in the regulations. On July 8, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission voted reduced the number of permit-tags by 1,075 permits because of the Wallow Fire.

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