From the Arizona Game and Fish Department
-- The 2009 fall drawing process for big game and pheasant hunts is now complete and the more than 106,000 applicants can now find out if they’ve been drawn by visiting the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/draw.
Applicants can obtain draw results for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo and pheasant hunt tags by providing a department ID Number and date of birth. Draw results are also available by telephone at (602) 942-3000 and select option two.
Game and Fish officials report an increase in applications over last year, and said that hunt permit-tags will be mailed out to successful applicants no later than Aug. 14 (archery deer tags will be mailed out earlier). Refunds for unsuccessful applicants will be mailed out to applicant “A” no later than Sept. 4 (less application fees).
For those who missed the draw or were unsuccessful in getting a permit-tag, there are more than 4,500 of leftover tags remaining. Remaining tags, available on a first-come, first-served basis include more than 3,500 deer tags, more than 400 fall turkey tags, and more than 500 tags for the juniors-only fall javelina hunts.
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.