From Arizona Game and Fish Department
-- Arizona hunters can start applying for a hunt permit tag issued through the drawing process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo and pheasant.
The new 2012-13 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet is now online at www.azgfd.gov/draw.
Paper applications can be submitted either by mail to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, P.O. Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052, or hand-delivered to any Game and Fish office.
The online application service for this draw is expected to be available by early to mid-May.
The deadline to apply is June 12. For those mailing a paper application, the applications must be received by the department by the deadline. Postmarks do not count.
Those submitting a paper application are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of the correction period. If your application has an error and is received before 5 p.m. on May 25 you will receive up to three phone calls from Game and Fish in a 24-hour period to help correct the application. After that date, mistakes can cause your application to be rejected.
The printed 2012-13 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklets are anticipated to be available at department offices and at license dealers statewide around mid-May.
The drawing process for elk and pronghorn antelope occurred earlier this year.
For more information about Arizona's drawing processes, hunting season dates and more, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw.