Hunters may now submit their online and paper applications for the 2014 spring hunt draw for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear. The deadline for all applications is Tuesday, Oct. 8, by 7 p.m. (MST). Don’t wait until the last minute, as technical issues can occur on deadline day.
To apply online, go to www.azgfd.gov/draw and select the link for hunt applications. Paper applications may be hand-delivered to any of the seven department offices located statewide in Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, Mesa or Phoenix, or mailed to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052. Mailed applications must be received by the deadline; postmarks don’t count.
Draw applicants should be aware of the following important information:
License and tag fees
Hunters applying for the 2014 spring draw must use the current license and permit (tag) fees listed on page 4 of the 2014 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Buffalo and Bear Hunt Draw Information booklet (for those applying online, the online system automatically calculates the fees for you). The new license structure and license/tag fees do not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2014.
New (only for this draw): Where to buy your license
Licenses for the 2014 spring draw may only be purchased online, at department offices, or through the draw process. They will not be available at license dealers for this particular draw. You must purchase a 2014 hunting or combination hunting/fishing license in order to apply for the 2014 spring draw.
New: The correction period for paper applications has been eliminated, beginning with the 2014 spring draw
Due to decreasing participation in the paper application process and the availability of the online application system that virtually prevents applicants from making application errors, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission has eliminated the paper correction period starting with the 2014 spring draw. If you use the online system, you must pay the application fee and the fees for any licenses you purchase at the time of application. Credit and debit cards are the only forms of payment accepted for online applications. Once the draw takes place, and IF your online application was successfully drawn, the department will charge the credit or debit card you have on file for the permit (tag) fee. If payment fails, the department will make three attempts within two business days to contact you and notify you that your payment has been declined. You will then be afforded a means of providing alternative payment within a specified timeframe. If the department has not received an alternate payment at the end of that specified timeframe, applicants will be rejected. No exceptions will be made for individuals who do not respond to the department’s attempts to contact them.
Deadline to update credit or debit card information: Sunday, Oct. 20
Applicants with new credit/debit cards, name changes or billing addresses may update the information on the credit or debit cards used for online applications and fees until 11:59 p.m. (MST) Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
Forms of payment
- Online draw applications: Credit or debit card only (Visa and MasterCard).
- Paper applications (by mail or in person): Check or money order only. No credit or debit cards. No cash.