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If you got a second Arizona spring hunt tag, don't use it

From Arizona Game and Fish Department

-- Did you get a second spring hunt-permit tag in the mail from the Arizona Game and Fish Department?

No, it wasnít an early Christmas present. It was a simple error, so donít make a mistake that could cost you.

"Since we had to print all 22,000-plus tags in house, we did encounter a few problems with the printers," said Kathy Ford, the draw manager.

Ford explained that the bad tags were pulled and placed in a box for destruction. "However, with all the hard-working volunteers we had helping us stuff envelopes, those bad tags inadvertently got stuffed and mailed, too," she said.

Around 50 duplicate hunt tags for javelina and turkey were mailed.

The message to hunters? It would be illegal to use the second tag.

The legal annual bag and possession limit for turkey and javelina is one animal. If a hunter harvests two animals (except as prescribed by R12-4-120), he or she could face serious consequences, including possible criminal fines, civil fines and even the loss the hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for up to five years.

Hunters who received a duplicate or second tag in error are advised to destroy the second tag.

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