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    Hunt inormation or deer, all turkey, all javelina, bighorn sheep, allbualo, all bear and mountain lion.

    To report violators, call the Departments Operation Game Thie line: (800) 352-0700.

    This booklet includes annual regulations or statewide hunting o the big gamespecies listed above, small game, other huntable wildlie and trapping.*

    Use this booklet to apply or the 2012 Fall Draw Cycle. This inormation applies to

    hunting seasons rom July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

    Hunt permit application deadline is Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. MST.

    You may purchase Arizona hunting licenses online.

    The online application service will be available early to mid-May. Paper hunt permitapplications also can be submitted by mail or at any Department ofce.

    * Two other annual hunt draw inormation booklets are published or spring big game hunts and elk and pronghorn antelope hunts coveringseason dates, open areas, permits and drawing/application inormation.

    Arizona Game and Fish Department

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    Greetings Arizona sportsmen, sportswomen, and juniors,

    I am privileged to introduce to you the 2012-13 ArizonaHunting and Trapping Regulations, and congratulate

    you on participating in a uniquely American pastime.

    Unlike most conservation systems in the world, huntingin America is not a privilege reserved or a chosen ewby birthright or personal wealth. Under the tenets o theNorth American Model o Wildlie Conservation, wildlieis not owned by any individual or the state, but held intrust by the state or the enjoyment o all. In America,

    virtually everyone wishing to hunt may do so.

    Many benets o hunting are underappreciated bysociety. Hunting promotes close bonding between parentand child, requiring parents to provide tutelage in sae,

    responsible use o rearms. It involves rising beoredawn, struggling through inclement weather and physicaladversity in pursuit o elusive quarry, and embracingmoments o truth when the opportunity o a lietime, or aseason, is either achieved or lost in an instant. Character-building aspects o hunting may have been undamentalto the European model o conservation, in which royaltyand nobility owned the wildlie and hunting was reservedonly or them. However, the character-building value ohunting under the tenets o the North American Modelo Conservation, where hunting is available to all, hashad a distinguishing impact on the development o theremarkable spirit o our nation.

    As you join us aeld, I challenge you to bring along a childor new adult hunter. By doing so, you help preserve thespecial heritage o hunting and reinvigorate the characterand spirit o America.

    Hunting remains a treasured activity in Arizona. Theoverwhelming popularity o the most recent online drawapplication and interest in the posted results clearly

    demonstrated that the sports enthusiasts have greatpassion or this states hunting tradition. So many eagerhunters logged on to view results posted online that thesystem slowed to a near-standstill. Nevertheless, theonline system proved operationally secure, the problem

    was quickly resolved and steps have been taken to assurespeedy, sae results with a high volume o online visitorsor the next draw.

    The Department is making it easier to understand

    and meet hunting requirements. To that end, a newinormation technology chie, Doug Cummings, has beenhired, bringing years o experience leading inormationtechnology operations with world-class companies. Hiseorts will streamline and simpliy the process, improvingcustomer service and convenience. Most importantly,Doug is a lietime hunter and customer who has rst-hand experience with the on-line application system.

    The upcoming draw deadline or deer, bighorn, etc., isTuesday, June 12. Hunters are encouraged to use theconvenient online application alternative, which eaturesbenets such as ewer errors and speedier processing.To submit your application or the June draw, visit www.azgd.gov.

    Please review these new hunting regulations careully.They contain several changes intended to conserve andprotect our wildlie and habitat. Now is the time orresponsible stewardship, or creating memories, andor passing on to uture generations the ragile reedomupon which our hunting traditions are built.

    Good luck and sae hunting,

    Larry D. Voyles, Director

    From the Directors Desk

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    ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT MISSIONTo conserve, enhance, and restore Arizonas diverse wildlieresources and habitats through aggressive protection andmanagement programs, and to provide wildlie resourcesand sae watercrat and o-highway vehicle recreationor the enjoyment, appreciation, and use by present anduture generations.


    Norman W. Freeman, Chair Chino ValleyJack F. Husted Springerville

    J.W. Harris TucsonRobert E. Mansell Winslow

    Kurt R. Davis Phoenix


    Phoenix, Arizona 85086(602) 942-3000


    Larry D. Voyles, DirectorGary R. Hovatter, Deputy DirectorBob Broscheid, Deputy Director


    REGION I2878 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop 85935

    (928) 367-4281REGION II

    3500 S. Lake Mary Road, Flagsta 86001

    (928) 774-5045REGION III

    5325 N. Stockton Hill Road, Kingman 86409(928) 692-7700

    REGION IV9140 E. 28th Street, Yuma 85365

    (928) 342-0091REGION V

    555 N. Greasewood Road, Tucson 85745(520) 628-5376

    REGION VI7200 E. University Drive, Mesa 85207

    (480) 981-9400

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibitsdiscrimination on the basis o race, color, sex, nationalorigin, age, disability in its programs and activities. Ianyone believes that they have been discriminated againstin any o the AZGFDs programs or activities, including itsemployment practices, the individual may le a complaintalleging discrimination directly with the Directors Oce,5000 W. Careree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086, (602) 942-3000 or U.S. Fish and Wildlie Service, 4040 N. Fairax Dr.,Suite 130, Arlington, VA 22203.

    I you require this document in an alternativeormat, please contact the Directors Oceas listed above or by calling TTY at 1 (800)367-8939.

    Important Information for 2012-2013This list is or inormational purposes only and lists the major changes that have oc-curred since publication o the last regulations booklet. Individuals should thoroughlyread and understand the appropriate regulations prior to submitting an applicationor going afeld. I you have questions, please call (602) 942-3000.

    Daylong Shooting Hours Daylong means the 24-hour period between midnight andmidnight. Daylong shooting hours have been authorized in some areas or mountain

    lion and coyotes, reer to Commission Order 10 on page 60 and Commission Order13 on page 82. The use o articial light is legal during a daylong season; however, itis not legal to take wildlie rom a vehicle or to take wildlie while using an articiallight attached to or operated rom a vehicle.

    National Forest System Lands In the last two years the Coconino National Forestand both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts on the Kaibab National Forestestablished new restrictions on motor vehicle use. Other Forests such as the PrescottNational Forest and Coronado National Forest have had these rules in place or severalyears. These rules require motor vehicles to stay on designated roads, trails, and areasas shown on a Motor Vehicle Use Map. It is likely the motor vehicle use rules mayaect where you can drive to camp and whether you can drive o-road or purposes

    o big game retrieval. Motor Vehicle Use Maps are ree to the public and available ateach Forest Service oce. Know beore you go by picking up a ree Motor VehicleUse Map prior to hunting on the national orests.

    Small Game Hunting Notes Small Game hunting notes are on pages 93-94. Youwill not nd them ater each individual commission order, they have been groupedin the back o the small game section.

    Law Changes Open Areas to Hunting Recent state law changes by SB 1334 havetranserred the authority to regulate the take o wildlie in municipalities to the ArizonaGame and Fish Commission. Hunters will nd new inormation in descriptions andthrough hunting notes that urther dene open and closed areas to hunting in theseregulations and should read them careully. The benet o these law changes is they

    open up many o the open, undeveloped, uninhabited areas on state trust and publiclands within city limits to sae, responsible hunting. However, hunters and citizensalike should be aware, these changes and these regulations do not allow hunting indeveloped communities or neighborhoods. It is still illegal and a revocable oense toshoot a rearm within -mile o an occupied building; to shoot rom, on, or across aroadway; or to trespass on private property. To learn more about these law changes,visit www.azgd.gov.

    Big Game Surveys The Arizona Game and Fish Department routinely conducts biggame surveys with aircrat in all o the states Game Management Units. These fightsare a vital tool used by our wildlie managers to accurately set annual hunt permitnumbers to ensure the tness o big game populations. Although we attempt to conductthese fights so that there is minimal confict with ongoing hunts, surveys may overlapwith an open hunt. Pursuant to ARS 17-309 A.1 and Commission Rule R12-4-319, it isillegal or any aircrat to pursue wildlie during an established hunting season EXCEPTor ocial game management purposes. I you witness ANY aircrat display this typeo activity please call the Operation Game Thie line at 1 (800) 352-0700.

    Hunter Questionnaires Please return your hunter questionnaire. Your hunt inorma-tion is a key part o game management in Arizona. You will receive a postcard whichincludes your username, password, and permit number in the mail shortly ater theend o your hunt. You may respond online at www.azgd.gov/huntersurvey or by mail.Thank you or taking the time to be a part o game management. We believe we haveone o the most accurate harvest surveys in the nation.

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    Phone Numbers

    Want To Know I You Were Drawn?Call the Arizona Game and Fish Departments automated ser-vice at (602) 942-3000. Press 2 and ollow voice prompts. Youmust provide your Department ID Number and birth date. Thisservice is ree o charge (long distance charges may apply). Or

    visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department website at:www.azgd.gov.

    Main Number: (602) 942-3000Choose 1 or known extension or nameChoose 2 or Draw, Bonus Points and Hunting and Fishinglicense ino.Choose 3 or WatercratChoose 4 or RegionsChoose 5 or Customer ServiceChoose 6 or Shooting Ranges

    Report a Game or Fish Violation1 (800) 352-0700 Operation Game Thie

    Report Vandalism or Livestock Depredation1 (800) VANDALS (826-3257)

    Mandatory Harvest Reporting o:These numbers are only or reporting your bear, mountainlion and archery deer harvests.

    Bear 1 (800) 970-BEAR (2327)Lion 1 (877) 438-0447Archery Deer 1 (866) 903-DEER (3337)

    Table of Contents

    Getting Started, License and Fee Inormation........6


    North American Model .................................................8

    Ethics ..............................................................................10

    License Inormation .....................................................12

    License and Tag Fees ...................................................14Draw Inormation ........................................................ 16

    How to Apply ................................................................18

    Important Dates ...........................................................20

    Youth Opportunities ...................................................22

    Hunting Camps.............................................................24

    Juniors-Only Hunts ......................................................27

    Hunter Education......................................................... 36

    Big Game Seasons ....................................................... 41

    Deer ...............................................................................42Turkey ............................................................................51

    Bighorn Sheep ..............................................................53

    Bualo ...........................................................................56

    Bear ................................................................................57

    Mountain Lion ..............................................................60

    Population Management .............................................64

    Maps ............................................................................... 70

    Small Game and Other Wildlie Seasons ..............78

    Tree Squirrel..................................................................78

    Cottontail Rabbit ..........................................................80

    Predatory and Fur-bearing Mammals .......................82

    Other Birds and Mammals ..........................................84

    Pheasant ........................................................................86

    Quail ...............................................................................88

    Chukar Partridge ..........................................................90

    Blue Grouse ..................................................................91

    Trapping .........................................................................92

    More Inormation to Know Beore You Go ..........96

    Where, When and How You Can Hunt .....................96Operation Game Thie ...............................................100

    O-Highway Vehicles.................................................101

    Hunter Emergency Card ............................................102

    Clinics, Rafes and Partnerships ..............................103

    Stamp Forms ...............................................................104

    Laws, Rules and Legal Methods o Take............. 106

    Index ............................................................................. 131

    Did You Know?The Arizona Game and Fish Department is collecting photos ohunters in the feld in Arizona with their take. Your photo mayend up in a Department publication. Send your high-resolutiondigital submissions to [email protected]. Or mail photos to

    Heidi Rayment, IEPB, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000W. Careree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086.

    On the Cover:Let, Ryan McConnell with his archery deer in Unit 22. Right, standingrom let, John Archuleta, David Van Buren and Reuben Tern; kneel-ing rom let, Dedrek Archuleta and Jarod Van Buren. Jarod harvestedhis turkey in Unit 23.

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    Big Game: Any of the following species: mule deer, white-tailed deer,pronghorn antelope, elk, turkey, javelina, bear, bighorn sheep, buffaloand mountain lion. All species require a hunt permit-tag, except for ar-chery turkey, juniors turkey, fall bear, mountain lion and some archerydeer; these species require a nonpermit-tag.

    Big Game Drawing: A random computerized lottery drawing to de-termine issuance of hunt permit-tags. Three separate draws occur eachyear for various species.

    Bonus Point: An accumulated credit that authorizes the Departmentto issue a Big Game Drawing applicant additional computer-generatedrandom numbers during a draw.

    Commission Order: A document adopted by the Commission thatdoes any or all of the following: open, close, or alter seasons and openareas for taking wildlife; specify wildlife that may or may not be taken;set bag or possession limits for wildlife; or set the number of permitsavailable for a hunt.

    Daylong: the 24-hour period between midnight and midnight.Department ID: A number used to identify the hunter by name andaddress, and to accumulate bonus points. A hunter may designate theirSocial Security number or a Department issued, computer-generatednumber. (Federal regulations require all applicants must provide theirSocial Security number.)

    Game Management Unit: An area established by the Commissionfor management purposes, commonly referred to as GMU or Unit (seemaps on pages 70-77, and boundary denitions on page 116).

    Genus: A major category in the classication of animals and plants rank-ing above the Species level and below the Family level.

    HAM: Designates weapon type as handgun, archery, or muzzleloader.

    Hunt Area: A game management unit (GMU or unit), portion of a unit,or group of units that is open to hunting by a particular hunt number.

    Hunt Number: The number assigned by Commission Order to a huntwhere a limited number of hunt permit-tags is available. The hunt num-ber will specify species, dates, boundaries of the hunt area, weapontype, number of available permits, legal wildlife, and who may hunt.Hunt numbers are assigned for any species where hunt permit-tags areissued through a drawing.

    Hunt Permit-tag: A tag for a hunt in which a Commission Order hasassigned a hunt number. The number of tags is limited by the Commis-

    sion Order and may only be obtained through a random drawing. Ahunt permit-tag along with a license authorizes an individual to hunt adesignated species during the designated hunt.

    Hunter Pool: A computerized database comprised of individuals wish-ing to be considered for a restricted nonpermit-tag when a supplementalhunt is authorized. Entry into the hunter pool consists of completing anapplication (page 64) and submitting it along with the application feeto the Department.

    License Dealer: A business authorized to sell Arizona hunting, shing,and other licenses and stamps.

    Muleloading Handgun: A rearm intended to be red from thehand, incapable of ring xed ammunition, having a single barrel andsingle chamber, loaded through the muzzle with black powder or syn-

    thetic black powder, and a single projectile.Muleloading Rife: A rearm intended to be red from the shoul-der, incapable of ring xed ammunition, having a single barrel andsingle chamber, loaded through the muzzle with black powder or syn-thetic black powder, and a single projectile.

    Nonpermit-tag: A tag for a hunt in which a Commission Order does notassign a hunt number and the number of tags is not limited (over-the-counter tag). A nonpermit-tag along with a license authorizes a hunterto hunt certain game species. A nonpermit-tag may be purchased at De-partment ofces or from licensed dealers.

    Resident:A person who has been a bona de resident of the state of

    Arizona for six months immediately preceding the date of applicationfor a license or a tag or a member of the armed forces who has beenstationed in Arizona for a period of 30 days immediately preceding thedate of application for a license or a tag.

    Restricted Nonpermit-tag: A tag issued for a supplemental hunt.

    Season: The legally established time a species can be hunted.

    Small Game: Any of the following species: cottontail rabbits, treesquirrels, upland game birds (quail, blue grouse, chukar partridge, andpheasants), and migratory game birds (doves, waterfowl, sandhill crane,coots, gallinules, snipe, and band-tailed pigeons).

    Species: A naturally existing population of similar organisms that usu-

    ally interbreed only among themselves.

    Stamp: A form of authorization in addition to a license that allowsthe license holder to take wildlife specied by the stamp. The form ofthe stamp may be an actual stamp afxed to the back of the license, aprinted privilege on the license itself, or a printed privilege on a sepa-rate license form.

    Supplemental Hunt: A season established for a particular species bythe Commission for the following purposes: take of depredating wildlife,take of wildlife under an Emergency Season, or take of wildlife under apopulation management hunt. The Commission through CommissionOrder shall approve a season or seasons and prescribe a maximumnumber of restricted nonpermit-tags for specic species that the Direc-tor may authorize for issuance.

    Trapper Registration Number: A trappers registered number shallbe issued by the Department and entered upon the trapping license atthe time of purchase. A trappers registration number is not transfer-able. All traps shall plainly be identied with the trapper registrationnumber or the trappers name and address.

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    The North American Model o Wildlie Conservation

    Did You Know?

    The Arizona Game and Fish

    Department is responsible

    or wildlie management in

    the state and receives no

    state tax dollars. Hunters

    and anglers pay or wildlie

    conservation through their

    purchase o licenses, tags and

    stamps, and excise taxes on

    hunting and fshing gear. Theconservation dollars paid by

    hunters and anglers beneft

    both game and nongame

    species and their habitats.

    What Is It?

    The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation is the worlds most successful system of coservation. No other continent retains such a complete balance of native wildlife species. While othcountries struggle to conserve the little they have left, we enjoy great diversity and abundance wildlife. This user-pay-user-benet model relies on sound science, public participation, active ha

    itat management, strict regulation, and active law enforcement to sustain wildlife populations. Tend result is a harvestable surplus of game species every year, and an opportunity for all to enjoy

    Sportsmens Role in Wildlie Conservation

    Whether one chooses to actively participate in hunting or angling, peopleinterested in wildlife and its future should understand the conservationrole sportsmen play. Hunters and anglers were the forward-thinkingconservationists for the North American Model of Wildlife Conserva-tion over a century ago and through their leadership have remainedits leading proponent. Hunting and angling continue to be the primarysource of funding for conservation efforts in North America. Througha 10 percent to 12 percent excise tax on hunting, angling and shootingsports equipment, hunters and anglers have generated more than $10billion toward wildlife conservation since 1937.

    Though past conservation efforts have focused on hunted specie

    non-hunted species reap the rewards as well. Countless numbers non-hunted species have been saved from peril by protecting wetlanfor ducks, forests for deer and grasslands for pronghorn.

    I Hunting Ended

    Hunters and anglers actively support wildlife conservation through tagible actions such as buying licenses and paying taxes on hunting ashing equipment.

    Why are hunters and anglers so willing to support conservation throutheir pocketbooks? Because people place added value on and are wing to pay for what they can use.

    In some states, the number of hunting and shing licenses sold has rmained stable in recent years. But given the rate of human populatigrowth, particularly in Western states, the percentage of people partipating in hunting and shing is actually decreasing.

    There is no alternative funding system in place to replace the potentlost funds for conservation. If hunting ends, funding for conserving wilife will be jeopardized.

    To learn more about hunting or participate in the wildlife conservatimovement led by hunters for more than a century, visit any ArizonGame and Fish Department ofce or visit www.azgfd.gov/hunting.Sandhill cranes

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    The North American Model o Wildlie Conservation

    Arionas Core Concepts

    The North American Model of Wildlife Conser-vation is the foundation for wildlife conservationin Arizona and throughout the country. Hunt-ers and anglers are its backbone. The Arizona

    Game and Fish Departments core concepts ofthe North American Model are:

    Wildlife is held in the public trustThe public trust doctrine means that wildlife be-longs to everyone. Through shared ownershipand responsibility, opportunity is provided to all.

    Regulated commerce in wildlifeEarly laws banning commercial hunting andthe sale of meat and hides ensure sustainabil-ity through regulation of harvest and regulatingcommerce of wildlife parts.

    Hunting and angling opportunity for allOpportunity to participate in hunting, anglingand wildlife conservation is guaranteed for all ingood standing, not by social status or privilege,nancial capacity or land ownership. This con-cept ensures a broad base of nancial supportand advocacy for research, monitoring, habitatconservation and law enforcement.

    Hunting and angling laws are createdthrough public processHunting seasons, harvest limits and penal-ties imposed for violations are establishedthrough laws and regulations. Everyone hasthe opportunity to shape the laws and regu-

    lations applied in wildlife conservation.

    Hunters and anglers fund conservationHunting and shing license sales and excise tax-es on hunting and shing equipment pay formanagement of all wildlife, including wildlifespecies that are not hunted.

    Wildlife is an international resourceProper stewardship of wildlife and habitats isboth a source of national pride and an oppor-tunity to cooperate with other nations withwhom we share natural resources. Cooperative

    management of migrating waterfowl is one ex-ample of successful international collaboration.

    Science is the basis for wildlife policyThe limited use of wildlife as a renewable natu-ral resource is based on sound science. We learnas we go, adapting our management strategiesbased on monitoring to achieve sustainability.

    The reward or this successul model oconservation is the opportunity or all.

    Scientifc inormation gathered romanimals, like this radio-collared elk,contribute to wise wildlie manage-

    ment decisions. Sportsmens dollarshelp pay or wildlie research in theuser-pay-user-beneft model o con-


    Regulations or the taking o wildlie are orged through public input. Enorcement othese laws is critical to wildlie conservation.

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    Ethical Hunting is EveryonesBusiness

    Ethics is not only about what you should notdo, but what you should do. Offer to lend ahand to another hunter if they are retrieving

    downed game, share information on huntingconditions and engage in helpful conversationwith beginners you happen to meet. Hunting isa heritage we all share, and together, we cancontinue to share it for generations to come. Brian Wakeling, Game Branch Chie,Arizona Game and Fish Department

    What are Ethics?

    Ethics generally relate to fairness, respect andresponsibility. Aldo Leopold once said ethicalbehavior is doing the right thing when no oneelse is watching-even when doing the wrong

    thing is legal. They are the personal unwrittenrules that we value. When we talk about an eth-ical hunter their behavior is an example of thesportsmanship they demonstrate in the eld.

    Ethics with Landowners

    Ask permission for access prior to the sea-son before hunting on private property;

    Go out of your way to respect landownersand their property. Be courteous, visit withthem, be thankful, offer assistance whennecessary, or share your harvest with them;

    Leave the land better than you found it. Re-turn all gates to the way they were. Notifythe landowner of any damage or repairsneeded to fences that you nd and offeryour help;

    When nature calls, walk away from roadsand trails. Find a discrete location and burythe waste;

    Drive only on existing roads approved foruse;

    Leave livestock and other property


    Ethics with Other Hunters

    Follow safe rearms and bow handling prac-tices at all times;

    Abide by game laws and regulations;

    Refrain from interfering with another hunt-ers hunt or campsite. If you see someonein that area, back out;

    If you meet up with another hunter in the

    eld be polite engage in conversation andshare information.

    A trophy is calculated not by score but bymemories. Be respectful and congratulateothers for their harvest, regardless of ant-ler size.

    Ethics with Waterholes

    Waterholes on public and state lands be-long to everyone, and everyone shouldenjoy free and equal access;

    Responsible hunters should respect otherhunters privileges. They should leave thearea if another hunter gets to a waterholerst;

    Ethically responsible hunters will alwaysyield to another hunter who has reached

    the waterhole rst on any given morningor evening during the hunt;

    Simply posting a sign/notice on or near awaterhole does not give anyone the exclu-sive right to hunt that waterhole; the hunteractually needs to be present;

    Hanging a tree stand or setting a blind neara waterhole does not entitle a person toexclusive hunting rights to that waterhole.Depending on the location it may be unlaw-ful to leave tree stands hanging or blinds setfor extended periods of time. They may be

    considered abandoned property and sub-ject to seizure.

    It is unlawful for a person to camp with-in one-fourth mile of a natural water holecontaining water or a man-made wateringfacility containing water in such a place thatwildlife or domestic stock will be denied ac-cess to the only reasonably available water.

    Ethics about First Come FirstServe

    First Come First Serve is a common cour-tesy that should be used when more than oneperson wants to hunt the same area or wa-terhole, regardless of who has a tree stand orblind in the area. The Arizona Game and FishDepartment reminds all hunters that confronta-tions in hunting situations can involve rearmsand hot tempers. Whether you are in the cityor next to a waterhole, any threats, intimida-tion, assault, or disorderly conduct can resultin citations, arrests and/or jail time. Please re-frain from confrontational behavior ethicalhunting is everyones business.

    Ethics with the Quarry

    Only take a well-placed shot in a vital arof the game species you are permitted take;

    Know your limitations. Be mindful of yo

    effective shot range. Avoid extreme distanshots, risky angles and situations where yodo not feel condent in your shot. Strive fa quick, clean harvest;

    Select appropriate equipment for your quary. Be aware of the equipments limitatioas well as your effective range. Take timepractice to ensure an accurate shot;

    Respect your personal capabilities undvarious conditions that you could potentily encounter during a hunt. Consider yogeneral health, physical condition, weath

    and elevation in the area you plan to huBe sure to hunt areas that are within yophysical limitations.

    Bowhunters should keep in mind shotsgreater distances may result in the quarmoving before the arrow reaches it. Kinic energy is extremely important on larggame animals as energy is lost at longdistances which can result in wounded lost game;

    Learn about the habits and habitat of tgame species you are hunting;

    Make every possible effort to recover gam

    Adhere to the rules of fair chase;

    Follow up every shot at game with a searfor sign. You cannot always tell immediatly that an animal has been hit.

    Ethics with Carcass Disposal

    Thanks to sportsmen and the general pulic the Operation Game Thief Program henjoyed great success with the Departmereceiving thousands of calls each year maof which lead to the apprehension of wilife law violators. The Arizona Game and FiDepartment also receives calls regarding tdumping of wildlife that have been legakilled because the reporting party is unabto discern that the animal was taken legalUnder these circumstances the Departmeexpects and appreciates notication. In mocases the reports are from individuals that the carcasses in dumpsters, close to urban aeas, and in or near a campsites and roads.an effort to reduce unnecessary reports t

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    License Inormation

    Who Can Go?Everyone needs a license to hunt wildlife inArizona. You need in your possession a validhunt or combination hunt and sh license, plusany required hunt permit-tags, nonpermit-tags,or stamps. Neither a Class H Three-Day Non-

    resident Hunting License nor an ApprenticeHunting License is valid for big game.

    YOUNG HUNTERS Anyone 14 years ofage or older needs a license to hunt wildlifein Arizona. You need in your possession a val-id hunt or combination hunt and sh license,plus any required hunt permit-tags, nonper-mit-tags or stamps.

    A person under 14 may hunt wildlife other thanbig game without a license only when accom-panied by a properly licensed person 18 years

    or older. No more than two unlicensed childrenmay accompany any license holder.

    No one under the age of 14 may hunt big gamewithout having completed a Hunter EducationCourse. No one under age 10 may hunt biggame in Arizona. To hunt big game, anyone10 to 13 years of age must have in their pos-session a valid hunt or combination hunt andsh license, a valid Hunter Education Coursecompletion card, plus any required permit-tags, nonpermit-tags and stamps.

    Where to Buy LicensesArizona hunting licenses may be purchasedonline at www.azgfd.gov. If you purchase ahunting or shing license online, you mustprint the license from your home printer.The Arizona Game and Fish Department willnot mail your license to you. Licenses also canbe obtained from license dealers throughoutthe state or from any Arizona Game and FishDepartment ofce (see locations on page 3 ofthis booklet).

    A list of license dealers can be found atwww.azgfd.gov by selecting the licenses iconbox on the home page.

    If you are applying for a big game permit-tagor bonus points on a paper application, youmay purchase your general hunt or combi-nation hunt and sh license while you areentering your application for the draw. The li-cense will not be issued and mailed until thedraw is complete. If you wish to use your li-cense before the draw is complete, you mustpre-purchase a license before applying. Al-

    though they are valid for a big game drawingapplication, Family Licenses, Super Conserva-tion Licenses, and Child General Hunting andCombination Licenses may not be obtainedthrough the draw; these licenses must be pur-chased at Department ofces.

    Lietime License HoldersIf a lifetime license holder changes residencystatus from Arizona, the licensee must then pur-chase non-resident stamps, tags, and permits.A non-resident tag or stamp can accompa-ny your lifetime resident license. If you are alifetime license holder who has moved out ofstate, the 10 percent non-resident cap does notapply to you. The lifetime license will remainlegal for the taking of all wildlife as permittedby law. Residency may be re-established after

    moving back to Arizona and meeting the re-quired time period as dened below.

    Residency RequirementsResident means a person who has been abona de resident of the state of Arizona forsix months immediately preceding the date ofapplication for a license or a tag, or a memberof the armed forces who has been stationedin Arizona for a period of 30 days immedi-ately preceding the date of application for alicense or a tag.

    Arizona residents may purchase a resident li-cense. All other individuals must purchase anon-resident license.

    Three-Day Non-Resident LicenseA Class H, Three-Day Non-resident license, validfor the taking of small game, fur-bearing an-imals, predatory animals, nongame animals,nongame birds, upland game birds and mi-gratory game birds (with applicable stamps)is available at all license dealers. This licenseis not valid for hunting big game nor is it val-id when applying for big game hunts through

    the draw process.

    Apprentice LicenseResident licensed hunters are able to obtain afree Apprentice Hunting License valid for twodays for use when mentoring a new hunter.This affords new hunters the opportunity totry before you buy, under the supervisionof a licensed hunter.

    An apprentice hunting license is valid fortwo consecutive days when the apprentice is

    accompanied in the eld by a mentor. An aprentice hunting license is valid for the takiof small game, fur-bearing animals, predatry animals, nongame animals, nongame birand upland game birds. Any required stammust be purchased in addition to obtaini

    an Apprentice License. An apprentice may a resident or nonresident and may only be censed pursuant to this paragraph once pcalendar year. A mentor must be a bona resident of this state who is at least 18 yeaof age and must possess a class F, G, J, K, or N license or a complimentary or lifetimecense. A mentor may apply for no more thtwo apprentice hunting licenses per calendyear. When applying for an apprentice licenthe mentor must name the person he or swill be taking aeld. Consult A.R.S. 17-333 f

    more information.

    Honorary Scout LicenseHonorary Scout Class F Youth CombinatiHunting and Fishing license is offered to a reident youth who has attained either the raof Eagle Scout (Boy Scout) or received a GoAward (Girl Scout). The fee for the reducedcense is $5; a savings of $21.50. The applicamust present proof of their rank or award providing their certication letter, wallet caror award certicate at any Department ofand complete the Honorary Scout License app

    cation (Form 306, available on the Departmewebsite or at any Department ofce). This cense is not available through the draw. At tage of 21, an Eagle Scout or Gold Award recient is no longer eligible for the Honorary ScoYouth Class F license, and from that point foward would be required to purchase an adclass license. A number of sportsmens grouwill sponsor a license by offering benets, suas free membership to their organization. Afor a list of sponsoring organizations whpicking up your license.

    Lost License or Tag ReplacementLost licenses, hunt permit-tags and nonpemit-tags may be replaced for a $4 fee at aArizona Game and Fish Department licendealer. Consult R12-4-103 Duplicate Tags aLicenses for additional information. Stamcannot be replaced, they must be repurchase

    Physically Challenged HuntersThose hunters who are physically challengmay qualify for a Challenged Hunter Acces

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    Mobility Permit (CHAMP). Consult R12-4-217for a description of this permit. Contact anyArizona Game and Fish Department ofce foradditional information and application.

    Non-US Citiens Wanting to Huntin ArionaPursuant to new regulations by the U.S. Bu-reau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF),non-immigrant aliens who want to temporari-ly import rearms and/or ammunition into theUnited States for the allowable purpose of tak-ing wildlife will need an ATF import permit andvalid hunting license in possession at the timeof entry/import into the United States. For fur-ther information or to make application for theimport permit, contact ATFs Firearms and Ex-plosives Import Branch at (304) 616-4550, or

    download an application from the ATF web-site at www.atf.gov.

    Tag TransersUnder Arizona Revised Statutes and Arizo-na Game and Fish Commission Rules thereare ways people can transfer big game tags

    to children. Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, a $4 trans-fer fee applies.

    A parent, grandparent or legal guardian hold-ing a big game tag may allow the use of thattag by their minor child or minor grandchild

    pursuant to the following requirements: The minor child is 10 to 17 years old on the

    date of transfer; The minor child has a vaild hunting or com-

    bination license on the date of transfer; A minor child less than 14 years old has satis-

    factorily completed a Department-approvedhunter education course by the beginningdate of the hunt;

    The parent or guardian must accompany thechild in the eld or, if a grandparent allowsa minor grandchild to use the grandparents

    permit or tag, the grandparent, parent orthe childs guardian must accompany thechild in the eld. In either case, the adultmust be within 50 yards of the child whenthe animal is taken.

    Once a tag is transferred at a Department of-ce, the original permittee may no longer use it.

    A person may also transfer his or her game tagfor use by a child with a life threatening medicalcondition or a qualifying permanent physicaldisability. Consult A.R.S. 17-332 for more infor-mation, or visit www.azgfd.gov.

    Should you be unable to use your big gamepermit, the Department is unable to reim-burse you for your fees or reinstate your bonuspoints. However, you may donate your tag toa nonprot organization that provides huntingopportunities to children with life-threateningmedical conditions or qualifying permanentphysical disabilities. The $4 transfer fee doesnot apply to nonprot organizations. You maycontact the following organizations to arrangefor a donation.

    Hunt of a Lifetime at www.hoalarizona.org.

    Outdoor Experience 4 All atwww.outdoorexperienceforall.org Catch-A-Dream at http://catchadream.org. United Special Sportsmen Alliance at


    License Inormation

    Arizonas rich outdoor heritage is enjoyedby all thanks to hunters like you, whosepurchase of hunting and recreationalshooting equipment supports wildlife man-agement and habitat enhancement in theGrand Canyon State. When you purchase arie, ammunition, archery equipment, andother sporting gear, you pay a federal ex-cise tax and import duties.

    Since 1937, this money has been collectedby the federal government and redistribut-ed to the states using a formula based onhunting license sales and the states landarea. In 2011, that meant over $9.3 mil-lion for game management in Arizona. Thismoney paid for game surveys, hunter ed-ucation classes, wildlife water catchmentconstruction, wildlife research and shootingrange development and operations, amongother projects.

    Hunters like you are part of the largest and

    most successful wildlife conservation pro-grams in the worldthank you.

    The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Actsfostered partnerships between Federal andState sh and wildlife agencies, the sport-ing arms industry, conservation groups,and sportsmen to benet wildlife and hasbeen key to implementing the North Amer-

    ican Model of Wildlife Conservation. In2012, we will proudly observe 75 years ofthe Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration pro-gram and the success of the partnershipsthat have made this program what it is to-day. We hope the anniversary will act as acatalyst to make the program even strongerin the years ahead.

    Thank You Hunters and Recreational Shooters

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    Hunt Permit-tag and License Fee Inormation

    The ees listed on this page are valid or 2012 hunts. Please reer to Notes below.

    LICENSES RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT YOUTH/CHILGeneral Hunting (Class G) $32.25 $151.25 $15.00

    Combination Hunt and Fish (Class F) $54.00 $225.75 (for children ages 10-13) $20.00Combination Hunt and Fish (Class F) (for youth 10-20 years of age) $26.5Combination Hunt and Fish (Class F) (Honorary Scout license) $5.00

    Three-Day Hunting (Class H) not valid for big game NA $61.25 use resident or non-resident f

    Super Conservation Hunting (Class M) See page 15 NA use resident or non-resident fSuper Conservation Combination Hunt and Fish (Class N) See page 15 NA use resident or non-resident fFamily General Hunting (Class J) See page 15 NA See page

    Family Combination Hunt and Fish (Class K) See page 15 NA See pageTrapping $30.00 $275.00 $10.0Sport Falconry $87.50 NA $87.

    HUNT PERMIT-TAGSObtained only through applicationand drawing procedures, price shown includes $7.50 application ee.


    Bonus Point $7.50 $7.50 $7.Deer Hunt Permit-tag $42.25 $232.75 $32.504 (for Juniors-Only huAntelope Hunt Permit-tag $85.00 $485.00 use resident or non-resident f

    Elk Hunt Permit-tag $121.50 $595.00 $57.504 (for Juniors-Only huTurkey Hunt Permit-tag $25.50 $77.75 $17.504 (for Juniors-Only hu

    Javelina Hunt Permit-tag $28.75 $105.00 $22.504 (for Juniors-Only huBighorn Sheep Hunt Permit-tag5 $272.50 $1,407.50 use resident or non-resident f

    Buffalo Bull or Any Hunt Permit-tag $1,095.00 $5,452.25 use resident or non-resident fBuffalo Cow Hunt Permit-tag $659.50 $3,262.75 use resident or non-resident fBuffalo Cow or Yearling Hunt Permit-tag $659.50 $3,262.75 use resident or non-resident fBuffalo Yearling Hunt Permit-tag $362.75 $1,754.75 use resident or non-resident f

    Bear Hunt Permit-tag5 $29.75 $245.00 use resident or non-resident fSandhill Crane Hunt Permit-tag (3 tags) $22.50 $22.50 $22.Pheasant Hunt Permit-tag (2 tags) $7.50 $7.50 $7.

    Raptor Hunt Permit-tag $7.50 $7.50 $7.

    NONPERMIT-TAGSThese tags may be purchased over-the-counter at Department ofces or license dealers.


    Archery Deer Nonpermit-tag6 $34.75 $225.25 use resident or non-resident fElk Nonpermit-tag $114.00 $587.50 use resident or non-resident f

    Juniors Only Turkey Nonpermit-tag $10.Archery Turkey Nonpermit-tag $18.00 $70.25 use resident or non-resident fArchery Javelina Nonpermit-tag $21.25 $97.50 $15.Bear Nonpermit-tag5 $22.25 $237.50 use resident or non-resident fMountain Lion Nonpermit-tag5 $14.50 $225.00 use resident or non-resident fBobcat Permit-tag (For sale or export)7 $3.00 $3.00 $3.

    STAMPS RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT YOUTUnit 12A (North Kaibab) Habitat Stamp $15.009 $15.009 $15.0Migratory Bird Stamp (valid July 1 June 30) $4.50 $4.50 $4.5State Waterfowl Stamp (valid July 1 June 30) $8.75 $8.75 $8.7Federal Waterfowl Stamp (valid July 1 June 30) $15.00 $15.00 $15.0


    1. The Child General Hunting (Class G $15.00) andCombination Hunt and Fish (Class F $20.00) areavailable for children at least age 10, but less than age14 during the license year. These licenses are valid forboth residents and non-residents and may only bepurchased at Arizona Game and Fish ofces or throughthe online license sales website. These licenses maynot be purchased through the big game drawapplication process.

    2. For youth less than 21 years of age. Youth CombinationHunt and Fish license fees apply before and throughout

    the calendar year of their 20th birthday. The Youth Class Flicense is valid for both residents and non-residents. Thislicense may be purchased through a big game draw.

    3. For youth 14-17 years of age. Youth trapping license isvalid for both residents and non-residents.

    4. Permit-Tag fees are for Juniors-Only designated hunts.A youth must pay the higher ee unless applying onlyor Juniors-Only hunts.

    5. Mandatory physical check-in.

    6. Mandatory harvest reporting.

    7. Not available at license dealers.

    8. Youth, less than 16 years of age, are not requirepurchase a state migratory bird stamp, state waterstamp, or a federal waterfowl stamp.

    9. Not available through the draw.

    10. The Department now offers a reduced fee Cla(Combination Hunt/Fish) Honorary Scout licensea resident (less than 21 years of age) who has eitattained the rank of Eagle Scout (Boy Scout) or recea Gold Award (Girl Scout).

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    Family and Super Conservation Licenses

    Super Conservation License Class What It Includes Resident Non-resident

    Super Hunting (Class M)3, 4

    General Hunt license, Unit 12A (North Kaibab) Habitat stamp, state waterfowlstamp and state migratory bird stamp privileges. Also includes nonpermit-tagsfor archery deer, archery turkey, bear and mountain lion.

    $ 118.00(Save $37)

    not available

    Super Combination Hunt and Fish(Class N)

    3, 4

    General Fish license (Class A), Urban Fish license (Class U), trout stamp,and General Hunt license, Unit 12 A (North Kaibab) Habitat stamp, statewaterfowl stamp, state migratory bird stamp, nonpermit-tags for archerydeer, archery turkey, bear and mountain lion.

    $163.00(Save $50)

    not available

    Family License Class3 What It Includes Primary Adult1 Legal Spouse1 Each Child1,2 Family of 4 Total PriceHunting (Class J) General Hunt license $ 32.25 $ 25.80 $ 15.00 $ 88.05 (Save $29)

    Combo Hunt and Fish (Class K) Combo Hunt and Fish license $ 54.00 $ 43.20 $ 20.00 $137.20 (Save $24)

    FAMILY LICENSES available online and at Department ofces, not through the draw

    These are great values for married couples and parents with children

    under age 18. Heres how it works: for the same license class, the rstadult pays full license price, a legal spouse receives a 20-percent discount,and license fees are greatly discounted for every child in the immediatefamily under age 18. These licenses may not be obtained through thebig game draw.

    Eligibility: Residents only. Licenses may be purchased at any Department

    ofce. Family licenses may be issued to members of an immediate fam-ily residing in the same household. Immediate family means one adult,or two adults who are married to each other, and their children underage 18, including adoptive children, stepchildren, foster children, andother children for whom they are legal guardians.

    SUPER CONSERVATION LICENSES only available at Department ofces, not through the draw

    These super package deals combine multiple licenses, stamps and tagsto create outstanding values for avid anglers and hunters. These licens-es may not be obtained through the big game draw.

    Eligibility: Residents only. The Super Conservation Hunt and Super Con-servation Combination Hunt and Fish licenses are available to residentsonly, and may only be purchased at Department ofces.


    The Family and Super Conservation licenses are designed to help you maximize your recreational dollar. See the cost-

    saving breakdowns below to determine what license packages are best or you.

    Available only to Arizona residents. License valid forlifetime. Fee schedule varies by license type and age. Formore information, visit www.azgfd.gov and type lifetimelicense in the search box.

    General Fishing, Class A valid all species except trout

    General Hunting, Class G

    Combo Hunt and Fish, Class F valid all species

    Trout Stamp validates Class A for taking of trout

    Wildlife Benefactor includes Combo Hunt and Fishprivileges

    Must meet certain criteria to qualify for free licenses. Call (602) 942-3000 for more information orvisit www.azgfd.gov.

    Apprentice Resident licensed hunters are able to obtain a free Apprentice Hunting License,valid for two consecutive days, for use when mentoring a new hunter. This affords new huntersthe opportunity to try before you buy, under the supervision of a licensed hunter. A mentormust be a bona de resident of this state who is at least 18 years of age and must possess a classF, G, J, K, M or N license or a complimentary or lifetime license. A mentor may apply for no morethan two apprentice hunting licenses per calendar year. This license is not valid for big game.

    Pioneer Call (602) 942-3000 for more information or visit www.azgfd.gov.

    Disabled Veteran Call (602) 942-3000 for more information or visit www.azgfd.gov.


    Other Licenses Only Available at Ariona Game and Fish Oces

    1. A Primary Adult license must be purchased before a spouse or child licensecan be issued.

    2. For family licenses, a child is dened as at least age 14 and less than 18 yearsof age for the license year being purchased.

    3. Super Conservation Hunt (Class M) and Super Conservation CombinationHunt and Fish (Class N) licenses can only be purchased at Department of-ces. Family licenses (Class J and K) can be purchased online and at all

    Department ofces. They cannot be purchased through the draw or at li-cense dealers.

    4. All stamps and tags included in the Super Conservation Licenses are only val-id during the appropriate seasons, and in conjunction with the appropriatehunt permit-tag issued through the draw process. The North Kaibab HabitatStamp is only valid if you are drawn for a Unit 12A deer hunt.

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    The Draw

    When the number o hunt permits or a spe-cies in a particular area must be limited toprevent over-harvest o wildlie, the Commis-sion Order governing seasons or that speciesassigns a hunt number to a designated area,and a hunt permit-tag is required to take thatspecies in that area. Hunt permit-tags are is-sued through a computerized random drawing.Big game tags not issued through the drawingprocess are nonpermit-tags. Nonpermit-tagsmay be purchased directly rom Departmentofces or through license dealers.


    Individuals wishing to participate in a drawingor to obtain bonus points must apply online

    or in writing using the Hunt Permit-Tag Ap-plication Form, and submit the orm by thedeadline specifed in the Hunt Permit-tag Ap-plication Schedule ound in the current yearshunt regulations (page 20).

    Each applicant must possess a valid license orthe year in which the hunt will take place orpossess a lietime, pioneer or disabled veter-ans license. Non-resident Three-Day Class Hlicenses may not be used in applying or biggame hunt permit-tags.Youth applying forbig game hunts must be licensed. Applicants

    not licensed or the year in which the hunt willtake place must submit the inormation andees required or a license on each paper ap-plication submitted. Only one license will beissued to you and you will receive a reund

    or the other license ees submitted. The li-cense will not be issued and mailed until thedraw is complete.

    Applying or a Hunt

    Paper applications or hunt permit-tags mustbe made on Hunt Permit-Tag Application Forms

    available at Department ofces, website, andlicense dealers. Please use the current yearsapplication orm, that is WHITE in color. Donot cut o alte application om. Applica-tions not prepared in a legible manner maybe deemed not valid and shall be rejected asspecifed in R12-4-104(O). Use standard blueor black ink (no gel ink).

    No more than our people may apply on oneapplication in one envelope. All applicants in a

    group must apply or the same hunt number(s)and in the same order o preerence on thesame orm.

    No person, including juniors, may submit morethan one valid application per genus o wild-lie in any calendar year, except as specifed

    in R12-4-104(L), when genera are drawn inmultiple drawings; however the annual baglimit still applies.

    Each applicant shall complete only one blockper application.

    No more than one genus may be included oneach Hunt Permit-Tag Application Form. Use aseparate orm, payment and envelope or eachgenus o wildlie you wish to hunt. You can lista general hunt as your frst choice and anoth-er weapon type hunt or the same genus as

    another choice on the same applicationjustbe sure they are in the same numerical ser ies.Use only one application per genus, even iyou are mixing weapon choices.

    Only a single application and the coectees must be included in one (1) envelope.Moe than one (1) application in an envelopemay esult in ejection o all applications.

    Hunt Permit, Bonus PointsDisclaimer

    The issuance o any big game permit has noexpress or implied guarantee or warranty ohunter success. Any person holding a valid per-mit assumes the risk that circumstances beyondthe control o the Arizona Game and Fish De-partment may prevent the permit holder romusing the permit. In such situations, the Arizo-na Game and Fish Department disclaims anyresponsibility to reissue or replace a permit, toreinstate bonus points or to reund any ees,except under specifc circumstances, such asactivation o military or emergency person-nel, as stated in R12-4-107(L).


    Inormation about ees associated with the on-line draw process may be ound on page 18.

    When submitting paper applications, each ap-plicant shall enclose the ollowing ees:

    1. The ee or the appropriate hunt permit-tag,which includes the permit application ee.

    2. Fee or a hunting license, i a license is quested. Be sure to enclose license ees oeach application, i required, or each peson who is applying on the application a hunting license. Only one license will issued per person.

    3. Discounted hunt permit-tag fees afor Juniors-Only designated hunts.

    youth must pay the highe ee unless aplying only o Junios-Only hunts.

    Each payment enclosed with a hunt permit-tapplication shall be made by certifed checcashiers check, money order, or personcheck or drat payable to the Arizona Gamand Fish Department. Cash will not be acceped and will result in rejection.

    One personal check or money order can cov

    all ees or each application, or separate checor money orders may be submitted in one evelope or each individual applicant.

    The permit and license ees are specifed the ee schedule on pages 14-15. The hupermit-tag ees on page 14 include the noreundable application ee.

    Submitting Applications

    The online application service will be availabin early to mid-May, please check the Depa

    ments website or sign up or ree e-newsletteor regular updates. You can register or e-newat www.azgd.gov/signup.

    Attention online applicants: Deadline updating you cedit o debit cad inomation online is 11:59 p.m. (MST) FidaJuly 13, 2012.

    Applications (except frst-come, sandhill cranand raptor applications) may be hand-delered to Department ofces in Phoenix, MesTucson, Flagsta, Pinetop, Kingman or YumMailed applications must be sent only

    the Departments Phoenix Ofce at P.O. B74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052. On deadlidays, Department business ofces close 5:00 p.m. (MST), but applications can be dlivered to drop boxes until 7:00 p.m., (MSTDrop boxes are locked promptly at 7:00 p.m(MST). All applications must be eceived the Department beore the deadline. Dealines or submission are specifed in the HuPermit-Tag Application Schedule on page 2Postmaks dont count.

    Draw Inormation

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    How to Apply or the Draw

    Completing Your Paper Hunt Permit-tag Application Form

    I you choose not to participate in the online appli-cation, you must correctly fll out and sign a paper

    hunt permit-tag application orm and submit it bymail or drop it o to any o the seven Arizona Game

    and Fish Department ofces along with a check ormoney order or the correct amount. Paper applica-tion orms are available at all Department ofces,

    more than 300 license dealers statewide, and as adownloadable PDF electronic document rom the

    Departments website at www.azgd.gov/draw. Alist o dealers can be ound on the Departmentswebsite.The use o the PDF orm requires that the

    ree Adobe Reader sotware be installed on yourcomputer. The PDF orm can be printed rom yourcomputer and then flled out using an ink pen or

    you can fll it out on your computer using yourkeyboard (this orm does not alert you i an erroris made). Once the orm has been correctly flled

    out, it must be printed, signed and submitted bymail or dropped o at the Department along witha check or money order or the correct amount.

    R12-4-104 and R12-4-114 explain application anddrawing procedures in detail. Complete and proper

    preparation o an application is the sole responsi-bility o the applicant. I any applicant in the groupails to complete any required portion o the appli-cation, all applicants in the group will be rejected.

    Numbeed paagaphs coespond to numbescicled on the SAMPLE om, use it to assist you

    in completing you om, which can be ound on-line, at any license deale o Depatment ofce.

    A Ente the hunt numbe(s) o the hunt(s) in

    which you wish to paticipate. The hunt numberwill indicate the genus (deer, turkey, etc.) and areayou want to hunt. Do not use the Game Man-agement Unit Numbe. Hunt numbers are listedin the ar let column o each Commission Order.Deer hunts are in the 1000 series, turkey hunts arein the 4000 series, etc. All hunt numbers on an ap-plication must be in the same series. YOU CANNOT

    MIX HUNT SERIES NUMBERS, BUT YOU CAN MIXWEAPON TYPES WITHIN A SERIES. You must submita separate application or each genus (series). Nomore than fve hunt choices can be requested. You

    may request ewer. You do not have to fll in all theblocks. You may only apply or either a bonus point

    or a valid hunt number or any genus, NOT both.

    BEnte you coect date o bith (mm/dd/yyyy).

    CEnte you Social Secuity Numbe. In accor-dance with Federal Requirement, 42 U.S.C. Section666 (A)(13) and A.R.S. 25-320 (P) and 25-502 (K),all applicantsmust provide their valid Social Secu-rity Number in the space provided. This is kept onfle with the Arizona Department o Economic Secu-rity or use in identiying and tracking child supportoenders. Any invalid SSN will result in rejection

    o the application. I you are not a U.S. citizen you

    must write NOT US CITZ in the Social Secur

    feld. I you are not a U.S. citizen, you must obtaa Department I.D. Number prior to submitting aenter it on the application. See #6. You may obta

    a Department issued ID number by calling (60942-3000 during business hours.

    DCheck the appopiate esident o nonedent box. Resident means a person who has bea bona fde resident o the state o Arizona or s

    months immediately preceding the date o appliction, or a member o the Armed Forces who has bestationed in Arizona or a period o 30 days immeately preceding the date o application or a licens

    EEnte you valid Aizona hunting license numbe o the yea in which the hunt o which yae applying occus. The hunting license numbconsists o two letters and six numbers. You m

    purchase a license through the draw by compling the License Application Form at the bottomthe application and submitting payment with eao your applications i you are not licensed.

    FEnte you Depatment I.D. Numbe (omely called Spotsman I.D.). This number is or thoindividuals who choose to use a Department issuI.D. Number instead o a social security number

    track bonus points or or non-U.S. citizens. Thisa permanent number and is to be used on all huapplications. Your I.D. Number (i dierent ro

    You will be able to apply or big game hunts and bonus points at www.azgd.gov prior to deadline.There are many advantages in submittingan online application. By using the online method, you can meet dead-lines without mailing applications or traveling to a department ofceto drop o applications. The possibility o your application being re-jected is drastically reduced due to the act that the online applicationprogram will prompt you to accurately complete your application.

    Additionally, at the time o application you will only have to pay or theapplication ee, the license ee (i you have not previously purchased alicense or the year in which the hunt takes place) and any donationsyou might wish to make to the Big Game Habitat Fund. Hunt permit-tag ees will be charged ater the drawing is completed and you aresuccessul in the draw. This eliminates the requirement to pay yourtag ees in advance and/or issue a reund i you are not successul inthe draw. Costs are identical to the paper application process. No ad-ditional ees are charged or using the online application.

    I you are applying or a bonus point, you are charged only the appli-cation ee and the license ee (i needed). A valid license or the yearin which the applicable hunt will take place is required to apply or ahunt permit-tag or a bonus point. A valid credit or debit card (Visa orMasterCard) must be used when applying online.

    Please be awae that i you ae successul in the daw and thcedit o debit cad used o the application is not appoved othe amount o the equied ees ate the daw, you applicatio

    will be ejected. The depatment is not esponsible o any ovedat chages incued due to insufcient unds. I you cedit odebit cad is lost o stolen ate using it to apply online o i should expie pio to the daw, you may update you cedit odebit cad inomation online by selecting the update my pament inomation option and poviding a valid cedit o debcad numbe pio to the completion o the daw. Deadline oupdating you cedit o debit cad inomation online is 11:59 p.m(MST) Fiday, July 13, 2012.Even i you ae successul in the daw

    you application will be ejected i payment on you cedit odebit cad is declined.

    To apply online, simply log on to the Arizona Game and Fish DepartmeWeb site at azgd.gov, place the cursor on Big Game Draw locate

    on the green bar on the main Web page and ollow the step-by-steinstructions. Please have your hunter list completed with all the requireinormation or each hunter prior to logging on to apply.

    The online application will be available ealy to mid-May.

    How to Submit an Online Application

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    1. The Department will accept Hunt Permit-tag Applications or biggame and Pheasant listed above as soon as the applicable yearshunt inormation is available on the Departments website (www.azgd.gov), or rom any Game and Fish Department ofce or licensedealer, unless otherwise noted in the Hunt Permit-tag Applicationschedule. Please consult the regulation booklet or eligibility and re-quirements beore submitting your application.

    2. I a paper Hunt Permit-tag Application that is submitted contains anerror and is received by May 25, 2012, the Department will makethree attempts within a 24-hour period to notiy the applicant bytelephone (i a phone number is provided).

    3. Department ofces in Flagsta, Kingman, Mesa, Phoenix, Pinetop,Tucson and Yuma will close or business at 5:00 p.m. (MST); com-pleted applications will be accepted at these locations until 7:00 p.m.(MST) on deadline days. No applications will be accepted ater this

    Hunt Permit-tag Application Schedule Fall 2012

    Hunt permit-tag applications will be accepted and processed in accordance with R12-4-104 and R12-4-114 and this schedule.




    HUNT Applications acceptedon o ate:

    Deadline 5 p.m. (MST)in Depatment ofces

    Deadline 7 p.m. (MST) inDepatment ofces on:

    Hunt pemit-tagsmailed out by

    reund waantsmailed out by:

    Deer (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 25, 2012 June 12, 2012 Aug. 10, 2012 Aug. 20, 2012

    Turkey (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 25, 2012 June 12, 2012 Aug. 10, 2012 Aug. 20, 2012

    Javelina (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 25, 2012 June 12, 2012 Aug. 10, 2012 Aug. 20, 2012

    Bighorn Sheep (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 25, 2012 June 12, 2012 Aug. 10, 2012 Aug. 20, 2012

    Bualo (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 25, 2012 June 12, 2012 Aug. 10, 2012 Aug. 20, 2012

    Pheasant (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 25, 2012 June 12, 2012 Aug. 10, 2012 Aug. 20, 2012

    Sandhill Crane Aug. 6, 20124 N/A Aug. 31, 20124 Sept. 28, 2012 N/A

    Raptor Feb. 19, 20134 N/A March 12, 20134 March 19, 2013 N/A

    Fist ComeApplications accepted by mailon o ate 8:00 a.m. (MST):

    Pemits available o puchase with acompleted application at all Depatmentofces ate 8:00 a.m. (MST):

    HUNT ACCEPTANCE DATES ACCEPTANCE DATESDeer July 30, 20125 Aug. 6, 20125

    Turkey July 30, 20125 Aug. 6, 20125

    Javelina July 30, 20125 Aug. 6, 20125

    Bighorn Sheep July 30, 20125 Aug. 6, 20125

    Bualo July 30, 20125 Aug. 6, 20125

    Pheasant July 30, 20125 Aug. 6, 20125

    Sandhill Crane Sept. 17, 20125 N/A

    Raptor March 26, 20135 N/A

    time regardless o the postmark. Deadline dates and times will aply to online as well as paper applications. Deadline dates may extended in the event o a Department-related system ailure.

    4. Sandhill Crane and Raptor applications are accepted by mail onlythe ollowing addresses: P.O. Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052; at 5000 W. Careree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000. These appcations may not be hand delivered to any Department ofce.

    5. First come permits are issued i available and will sell very quickApplicants are advised to check with the Department beore submting an application or letover permits. A listing o letover permis available online at www.azgd.gov under Big Game Draw orany Department ofce. To submit frst come applications by U.S. monly, please send to: 5000 W. Careree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 8508ATTN: DRAW/FIRST COME.


    Deadline o updating you cedit o debit cad inomation online is 11:59 p.m. (MST) Fiday, July 13, 2012.

    Online ApplicantsDeadline o updating youcedit o debit cad inomationonline by 11:59 p.m. (MST)

    Friday, July 13, 2012

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    Game Camps, Scholastic Clays and Archery

    Learn to Hunt Events

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department oers camps on hunting basics toindividuals who are interested in hunting but may not know where to start.These hands-on workshops teach the skills necessary to successully pur-sue the variety o game animals ound in Arizona. Both adults and youthsare invited to participate. The camps include instruction and the oppor-tunity to interact with experienced mentors and other camp participants.Attendees will learn inormation on rearm saety, hunting opportunities,game care, archery instruction and more. There will also be hands-onhunting opportunities. A schedule o upcoming camps is listed on pages24-26 and also at www.azgd.gov/outdoorskills.

    Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP)

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department Scholastic Clay Target Programis a team-based youth development program that uses the shotgun sports

    to instill discipline, saety, teamwork, ethics, sel-condence and other lievalues. Team members can participate in any or all three clay target dis-ciplines: trap, skeet and sporting clays. For more inormation, contact theShooting Sports coordinator at (623) 236-7305 or visit www.azgd.gov/sctp.

    National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)The Arizona Game and Fish Department oers the national Archery in theSchools Program based on a national physical education curriculum intro-duced in 2003. The core content covers archery, history, saety, techniques,equipment, mental concentration and sel-improvement. In addition, thecurriculum provides interesting and creative possibilities or integrationwith core content in social studies, mathematics, visual arts, history andEnglish/language arts. The program provides school PE programs withtraining, equipment and curriculum to introduce youth to archery. Formore inormation, contact the Archery coordinator at (623) 236-7233 orvisit www.azgd.gov/archery.

    Name Address Phone Facilities Include Website

    Ben AveryShooting Facility

    4044 W. Black CanyonBlvd., Phoenix AZ, 85086

    (623) 582-8313

    Outdoor Pistol (100 yds),Outdoor Rife (1000 yds), RifeSilhouette, Pistol Silhouette,Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays,Archery, Airgun


    Rio SaladoSportsmansClub/Usery MountainShooting Range

    3960 N. Usery PassMesa AZ, 85207

    (480) 984-9610

    Outdoor Pistol (7 to 300yds), Outdoor Rife (7 to 300yds), Rife Silhouette, PistolSilhouette, Muzzleloading,Airgun, Sporting Clays, Trap


    Seven Mile HillShooting Range

    3155 Oatman RoadKingman AZ, 86413

    (928) 753-8038

    Outdoor Pistol (200 yds),Outdoor Rife (200/1000yds), Rife Silhouette, PistolSilhouette, Muzzleloading,Trap, Archery, Skeet


    Sierra VistaShooting Range

    3300 Highway 90Sierra Vista AZ, 85650

    (520) 508-9846

    Outdoor Pistol (to 200 yd/mtr), Outdoor Rife (to 500yd/mtr), Rife Silhouette, PistolSilhouette, Muzzleloading


    Three Points PublicShooting Range

    18300 W. Ajo HighwayTucson AZ, 85735

    (520) 822-5189

    Outdoor Pistol (25-200 yds),Outdoor Rife (100-1000yds), Rife Silhouette, PistolSilhouette, Muzzleloading


    Shooting acilities provide a sae environment to practice or upcominghunting seasons. Shooting ranges provide shooters with many benets,including controlled settings, training and education. At a range, shoot-ers at any skill level can practice, sight-in rearms, receive instructionand discover communitites o like-minded enthusiasts.

    The Where to Shoot website (www.wheretoshoot.org) provides easyaccess to target shooting and hunting acilities. Simply speciy a stateto view all ranges within that state, or narrow the search by area codeor zip code.

    Shooting Ranges are Great for Practice

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    Learn Outdoor Skills: Hunt, Trap, Fish, Shoot, Wildlife Recreation

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is dedicated to introducing children to

    the American tradition o hunting by oering a wide variety o juniors-only hunt-ing and shooting programs. These programs are designed to get children in theeld with a parent, guardian, or mentor who can ocus completely on the child,and provide the guidance needed to teach the next generation o hunters howto be sae, responsible stewards and ethical conservationists.

    To provide plenty o opportunities, Game and Fish is partnering with sportsmensgroups, gun clubs, and conservation organizations to host mentored events andcamps or beginners to assure a positive experience hunting in the great out-doors. Below is a listing o some o the upcoming events.

    Visit www.agd.gov/outdoorsills or more inormation.

    New to Hunting?

    MONTHLYNovice Predator HunterOrientation Learntohuntcoyotes,foxes,andbobcats.

    Novices matched with a hunting mentor at thisclub meeting.

    SecondThursdayofeachmonththrough2012 Location:Mesa Hostedby:ArizonaPredatorCallers Register:www.azpredatorcallers.com,

    [email protected]

    MAYMay 19-20: Flagstaff Archers

    3D Shoot 45target3Dcourse,withnovelties,anda

    dedicated kids and beginners course, somebeginning equipment available.

    Location:Flagstaffarea,WillardSprings;exiton I-17, 12 miles south o Flagsta

    Hostedby:FlagstaffArchers Register:MartinMartin,(928)853-2298,


    JUNE 2012June 2: J.A.K.E.S. Day JuniorsAcquiringKnowledge,Ethicsand

    Sportsmanship is or kids up to age 17 and

    teaches the beginning skills o target shooting,andhowtocallandhuntwildturkeys.LunchandfreeJAKEmembershipincluded.

    Location:FortHuachuca,SportsmansCenter Host:HuachucaGouldsChapterofthe

    National Wild Turkey Federation Register:Wayne(520)678-9827,Tom(520)

    456-4770, or www.nwthuagoulds.org

    June 9: Fishing for Smiles Kidsannualshingevent,familyactivities,

    prizes, outdoor exhibitors, and more. Location:Kingman


    Mohave Sportsman Club Register:DonMartin,[email protected],or

    (928) 681-4867

    June 27-30: Junior Gun Safety,Marksmanship Day Camp Learnaboutairguns,marksmanship,safety

    and shot placement or hunting, ollowed by a3-position tournament.

    Location:TempeAmericanLegionPost Hostedby:ShootRight Register:RobPotter,[email protected],

    $125 ee

    June 29July 1: SunriseArchery 3D Shootout Testyourarcheryshootingskillsatthispopular

    un shoot and competition in the cool pines. Location:SunriseParkResort Hostedby:SunriseParkResort Register:www.sunriseskiparkaz.com

    JULY 2012July 20-22: Bowhunter Happening 10,15-target3Dtargetfuncourses,adedicated

    kids and beginners course. Great campout andamily event.


    Hostedby:ArizonaBowhuntersAssociation Register:www.arizonabowhunters.org

    SEPTEMBER 2012Sept. 1-2: Robbins ButteJuniors Dove Hunt DovehuntingjustforkidsataGameandFish

    wildlie area managed or migratory birds,breakast provided.

    Location:Buckeye,RobbinsButteWildlifeArea Hostedby:GameandFish,ChandlerRodand

    Gun Club Information:www.azgfd.gov/dove

    Sept. 6 & 8: Beginners DoveHunt and Training Classroominstructionabouthuntingdoves,

    shotguns, rearm saety, ollowed by a realdove hunt on Saturday.

    Location:Mesa,GameandFishregionalofc Hostedby:GameandFish,YouthOutdoors

    Unlimited Register:DaveCarson,[email protected]

    Sept. 7-9: Becoming anOutdoors Woman Nationalprogramforwomentolearnabout

    activities like rappelling, hiking, camping,

    shing and more. Location:Prescott,FriendlyPinesCamp Hostedby:ArizonaWildlifeFederation,Gam

    and Fish Register:www.azwildlife.org,$245fee

    Sept. 22-23: Trappers FallRendezvous Seehowtrapperslivedin1850,predator

    calling, ur sale preparation, certied trappercourse taught, ood.

    Location:Payson Hostedby:SouthwestFurHarvesters Information:www.southwestfurharvesters.

    com, Scott Corporon (623) 695-5887

    OCTOBER 2012Oct. 5-7: Unit 1 Squirrel Camp Learnabouthuntingtreesquirrelsfor

    beginners, other outdoor skills activities, oodprovided.

    Location:Pinetop/Lakeside,LosBurrosCampground, Unit 1

    Hostedby:GameandFish,RockyMountainFoundation, Arizona Elk Society

    Register:GameandFishPinetopofce,(928) 367-4281

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    Oct. 5-7: Outdoors Skill Camp Leanhowtocamp,sh,hunt,anddiscover

    nature and wildlie, limited to 50 participants. Location:Paysonarea,SharpCreek

    Campground Hostedby:GameandFish,SafariClub

    International, Red Bear Outtters, Mogollon

    Sportsmen Association Register:HenryApfel(480)639-9994,

    [email protected]

    Oct. 6: Youth PredatorCalling and Hunt Learnhowtocallandhuntpredators,coyotes,

    oxes, bobcats rom experienced hunters,lunch provided.

    Location:Tucsonarea Hostedby:SouthernArizonaWildlifeCallers Register:www.soazwildlifecallers.org,

    [email protected], or (520) 490-1374

    Oct. 11-14: RMEF Junior ElkHunters Camp Thursday(at4:30p.m.)activitiesincludea

    seminar on elk, hunting tips, game care, arafe, and dinner. Snacks, drinks and guidanceoered Friday-Sunday at 11 a.m.

    Location:MormonLake,St.JoesphsYouthCamp, Unit 6A

    Hostedby:RockyMountainElkFoundation Information:ClairHarris,[email protected]

    Oct. 11-14: AES Juniors ElkHunters Camp Thursdayoffersfreedinner,tipsonndingelk,

    meat care, saety, prizes and more. Supportor game locating, retrieval and more oeredthroughout the weekend.

    Location:HappyJackLodge,Unit6A Hostedby:ArizonaElkSociety Information:www.arizonaelksociety.org,

    (623) 594-7074

    Oct. 11-14: YOU Juniors Elk Camp Guidanceonhuntingelk,camping,other

    outdoor activities, ood provided. Location:WhiteMountains,GreensPeak,

    Units 1 & 2C Hostedby:YouthOutdoorsUnlimited,Rocky

    Mountain Elk Foundation, Arizona Elk Society,Game and Fish


    Oct. 11-14: Pumpkin CenterJunior Deer Camp Deerhuntingtips,biologyandhabits,food,

    hospitality, drawings, gits, amily welcome. Location:PumpkinCenter(RooseveltLake

    area), Unit 22/23 Hostedby:TheArizonaHunter.com Information:www.thearizonahunter.com

    Oct. 11-14: ADA Junior Deer Camp Deerhuntinginformationandguidance,

    biology and habits, ood, campre. Location:CordesLakesarea,Unit21&20B Hostedby:ArizonaDeerAssociation Information:www.azdeer.org,ScottStreich,

    [email protected], (602) 369-0713

    Oct. 19-21: Beginners Quail andSmall Game Hunting Camp Learntohuntquailandrabbitsfrom

    experienced hunters, seminars, camping, ood. Location:Yumaarea,Unit41 Hostedby:YumaValleyRodandGunClub,

    Southwest Arizona HPC, Game and Fish

    Information:GameandFishYuma,ChrisBedinger (928) 342-0091

    NOVEMBER 2012Nov. 10-12: TrappingInstruction Camp Certiedtrapperseducationcoursefollowed

    by hands-on trapping activity, meals, campingavailable on site.

    Location:ChinoValley Hostedby:SouthwestFurHarvesters Register:www.southwestfurharvesters.com,

    Don (928) 636-0585

    Nov. 22-25: Unit 42 JuniorDeer Camp Assistancefromexperiencedhuntersontips

    and tactics or hunting deer, other activities,ood, and prizes.

    Location:Wickenburgarea,Unit42 Hostedby:GameandFish,Wickenburg

    Sportsmans Club Information:CraigHeath,[email protected]

    or (928) 856-0764

    Nov. 23-25: Unit 20C JuniorDeer Camp Assistancefromexperiencedhuntersontips

    and tactics or hunting deer, other activities,ood, and prizes.

    Location:PeeplesValley,Unit20C Hostedby:YouthOutdoorsUnlimited,

    Game and Fish Register:www.youthoutdoorsunlimited.com

    Learn Outdoor Skills: Hunt, Trap, Fish, Shoot, Wildlife Recreation

    Interested, but not readyto go hunting yet?

    Dont worry, we still want you to come onout and see what the outdoor experienceis all about. Hunting is just one portion

    o these events. Many o these campsare also open to people wishing to learnmore about wildlie biology, ecology anditshabits;targetshooting;archery;wild-lifeviewing;camping;camaraderieandmore. I you are interested, just contactthe camp host and let them know.

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    Nov. 23-25: SCI JuniorsDeer Camp Deerhuntingtipsandtacticsfortheareafrom

    experienced hunters. Location:SouthofTucson,Units36A&36B Hostedby:SafariClubInternationalArizona

    Chapter Information:LisaMarieGandara,

    (520) 312-8099, [email protected]

    DECEMBER 2012Dec. 8-9: Picket Post SmallGame Hunting Camp Learntohuntdove,quail,rabbits,outdoor

    skills, campout, ood provided. Location:Superiorarea,Unit37B Hostedby:YouthOutdoorsUnlimited,

    Game and Fish Register:KriselleColvin,[email protected]

    Dec. 14-16: Cibola JuniorsWaterfowl Hunt Learnduckhunting,calling,decoysetupsfrom

    experts, other outdoor skills activities, oodprovided.

    Location:Yuma,CibolaNationalWildlifeRefuge Hostedby:SouthwestArizonaHPC,U.S.Fish

    and Wildlie, Ducks Unlimited, Game and Fish Register:GameandFishYuma,

    Courtney Shanley (928) 342-0091

    2013 EVENTSJan. 19, 2013: Wickenburg YouthTarget Shooting Event Bringyourkidsouttolearnhowtosafely

    shoot archery, air rifes, .22 rifes, andshotguns.

    Location:WickenburgShootingRange Hostedby:WickenburgSportsmensClub,

    Game and Fish Information:CraigHeath,[email protected]

    or (928) 856-0764

    Jan. 25-27, 2013: Beginners SmallGame & Junior Javelina Camp Learntohuntquailandrabbits(allages),

    assistance or kids with javelina tags, somemeals provided.

    Location:Florencearea,Unit37B Hostedby:GameandFish,RedBearOuttters Register:GameandFishTucson,


    Jan. 25-27, 2013: 20C Juniors-Only Javelina Camp Learntolocateandhuntjavelinainthe

    area, other outdoor activities, campout, oodprovided.

    Location:Hillside,Unit:20C Hostedby:YouthOutdoorsUnlimited


    Feb. 22-24, 2013: Javelina Huntand Outdoor Fair Learntohuntjavelina,huntingseminars,eld

    assistance, predator calling, vendors and more. Location:Prescottarea,Unit17B,18B,20A,&20C Hostedby:ArizonaBowhuntersAssociation

    and Outdoor Experience or All, Game and Fish Information:www.huntingfair.com

    Feb. 16, 2013: SE AZ YouthQuail Hunt Huntquailbehindwell-trainedpointingdogs,

    lunch is provided. Location:Sonoita,LasCienegasNational

    Conservation Hostedby:CochiseBirdDogClub,Southern

    Arizona Quail Forever Chapter Register:DaveHiggins(520)378-4114

    Feb. 15-17, 2013: WomensJavelina HAM Hunt Camp Thiseventisjustforwomenwhowanttolearn

    outdoorskills,howtohunt,camp,havefun;ood provided.


    Hostedby:Coueswhitetail.com,YouthOutdoors Unlimited


    Feb. 16-18, 2013: Youth

    Trappers Camp Certiedtrapperclassfollowedbyhands-on practice o wildlie trapping, ood andequipment provided.

    Location:Mayer,ChaunceyRanch HostedbySouthwestFurHarvesters Register:www.southwestfurharvesters.com,

    Bob Rhoton (928) 532-5776.

    March 8-10, 2013: JuniorsJackrabbit Kamp Learntohuntjackrabbits,otheroutdoor

    activities, hunter education required, oodprovided.

    Location:Tucsonarea,ThreePoints Hostedby:SafariClubInternationalArizonChapter, Game and Fish

    Register:LisaMarieGandara(520)[email protected]

    April 19-21, 2013: Marvin RobbinYouth Spring Turkey Hunt Camp Learnandgetassistancecallingandhunting

    wild turkeys, seminars, outdoor skill activitiescamping, and ood.

    Location:HappyJackarea Hostedby:NationalWildTurkeyFederation,

    Outdoor Experience 4 All, Arizona Bowhunte

    Association, Xtreme Predator Callers, Gameand Fish Contact:TimDenny,[email protected]

    April 19-21, 2013: Marvin RobbinYouth Spring Turkey Hunt Camp Learnandgetassistancecallingandhunting

    wild turkeys, seminars, outdoor skill activitiescamping and ood.


    Hostedby:NationalWildTurkeyFederation,Arizona Elk Society, Phoenix Varmint Callers,Game and Fish

    Contact:RichWilliams,[email protected]

    April 19-21, 2013: White Mtns.Youth Spring Turkey Hunt Camp Learnandgetassistancecallingandhunting

    wild turkeys, seminars, outdoor skill activitiescamping, and ood.

    Location:WhiteMountainsarea Hostedby:YouthOutdo