From the Arizona Game and Fish Department
-- Drawing results for Arizona's 2011 elk and pronghorn antelope big game hunts are now available at www.azgfd.gov/draw or by calling (602)942-3000 and selecting option two. The more than 120,000 hunters applied for the limited permits.
Hunt permit-tags for successful applicants and refunds for unsuccessful applications less fees, will be mailed no later than April 22.
For those who missed the draw deadline or were unsuccessful, more than 600 leftover tags remaining tags are available on a first-come, first-served basis. These include more than 600 elk tags and 4 pronghorn antelope tags. Leftover tags in Hopi hunt open areas are available to both tribal members and non-tribal members through the first-come, first-served process.
Applications will be accepted by mail only beginning at 8 a.m. April 25. Starting May 2 at 8 a.m. hunters can purchase a leftover tag in person with an application at any of the seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices.
For a detailed listing leftover permits online, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw. For those who qualify, military hunts are available for Camp Navajo; call (928)773-3274 for additional information.
Hunters who applied for pronghorn antelope in Game Management Unit 19B, hunt number 2022 (50 general permits) and 2054 (15 archery-only permits), are reminded the Game and Fish Commission canceled all 2011 antelope hunts in this unit because of the loss of public access onto the Chino Grande Ranch.
The draw program processed choices with these hunt numbers as if all tags had been issued, and moved to the applicant's next choice for all drawing passes.
Although there are no pronghorn antelope permit-tags allocated for Unit 19B, the unit remains open for all other hunting seasons. However, access, and areas to hunt may be limited following closure of the Chino Grande Ranch.
Details from the March 23 public commission meeting on Unit 19B are available.