Printed copies of Arizona’s hunting regulations available

Apply by May 27 to take advantage of the correction
period

Hunters will be happy to hear that printed copies of the 2011-12
Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations are now available at all
Arizona Game and Fish offices and more than 300 license dealers
statewide.

For those interested in applying for one of the limited tags
issued through the drawing process, get your application submitted
by May 27 (5 p.m. MST) to take advantage of the correction
period.

If your application is received by the correction period deadline
and has a mistake, Game and Fish will attempt to call you three
times in a 24-hour period and give you the opportunity to correct
the mistake. After that date, mistakes can cause your application
to be rejected.

Applications must be either hand-delivered to one of the seven Game
and Fish offices or sent by U.S. mail to:

Drawing Section

Arizona Game and Fish Department

PO Box 74020

Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052

The fall drawing cycle allocates the limited hunt permit-tags
for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo
and pheasant.

The application deadline for the fall drawing cycle is Tuesday,
June 14, 2011 at 7 p.m. (MST). Postmarks do not count and there is
no online application process available.

The 2011-12 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations contain
information on how to fill out an application, how the draw works,
license requirements, hunt numbers, season dates, number of permits
available, and other pertinent information for the hunter. Also
included in these regulations are the seasons for quail, rabbit,
tree squirrel, predator and fur-bearing animals. The small game
opener is set for Friday, September 30.

To learn more about the drawing process, hunting season
dates, and more, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw.

Deer hunting camps for new young hunters

Seasoned hunters, if you know a youngster that has shown an
interest in going deer hunting, here is a great opportunity. Local
hunting conservation groups are hosting three mentored hunting
camps for kids with a juniors-only deer permit. These camps offer
expert instruction on hunting, safety, camping, game care, and
other useful information for first-time hunters. To enjoy one of
these camps, apply for a tag for the hunt number for the camp that
best fits your schedule and location:

Wickenburg area, Nov. 18-20: Apply for hunt number 1165,
juniors-only deer.

The Unit 42 Juniors Deer Camp is hosted by Wickenburg sportsmen and
local businesses.

Wickenburg area, Nov. 18-20: Apply for hunt number 1155,
juniors-only deer.

The Unit 20C Juniors Deer Camp is hosted by Youth Outdoors
Unlimited.

Green Valley area, Nov. 18-20: Apply for hunt number 1163 or 1164,
juniors-only deer. The Unit 36A/36B Juniors Deer Camp is hosted by
the Arizona Chapter of Safari Club International. These hunts are
eligible for a corresponding javelina tag (see below).

Double up your harvest

To give kids twice the reason to go hunting this season, Game and
Fish is offering a companion javelina tag in some of the
juniors-only deer hunts. The hunts that qualify are hunt numbers
1159, 1160, 1163, 1164 and 1177 (general hunt areas include units
28, 29, 30A, 30B, 31, and 32 for one hunt; 33; 36A; 36B; and a 16A
muzzleloader hunt). The companion tag (restricted nonpermit-tag,
population management hunt) can be purchased over-the-counter from
Game and Fish offices for $15.

Arizona Big Game Super Raffle

Want a chance at a dream hunt and help wildlife conservation at the
same time? Just buy a ticket for the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle.
A collaboration of nonprofit conservation groups partner together
to raffle off one each of the 10 special big game tags issued by
the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. The raffle raises funds for
wildlife conservation projects that directly benefit those species
(and many others indirectly) in Arizona. For more information,
visit www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com.

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