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    Greetings Arizona sportsmen, ladies, and juniors:

    The tradition o hunting and trapping in Arizona is alive

    and well thanks to the passion and nature o the hunter-

    gatherer inside each o us. Regardless o what we pursue, be

    it a desert mule deer or a covey o quail, the thrill o the hunt

    is what calls us to the eld. Pursuit o game enriches our lives,

    our relationships, our health, and our love or all things wild.

    In addition, every hunter can be proud knowing that your

    participation in this American tradition is the primary unding

    source or the conservation and management o all wildlie

    hunted and non-hunted species.

    For those who are ortunate to have a successul harvest,

    bringing meat to the table to share with those that are impor-tant in our lives, versus ood bought at a grocery store, taps

    a connection with and an appreciation o nature like ew oth-

    er things can. These are unique experiences to be cherished

    and passed on to younger generations. We share a unique privilege to

    hunt that is not dictated by social class, land ownership, or by paying

    access ees. As Americans, we all have equal access to wildlie. The ac-

    tions and arsightedness o leaders o the conservation movement (like

    Teddy Roosevelt) more than a hundred years ago refect in the greatest

    system in wildlie management in the world. The North American Mod-

    el o Conservation relies heavily on a user-pay, user-benet model. The

    bottom line is diverse, healthy wildlie populations or uture generations.

    As we become even more urbanized in the 21st Century, our hunting

    heritage is a ragile reedom and not without challenges. It is every-

    one s responsibility to cast a positive light on hunters, by respecting

    the laws, hunting ethically, and presenting ourselves as sportsmen and

    valued stewards o the land.

    Many o Arizonas conservation organizations have united to teach new

    hunters about our hunting heritage. What better way than being in the

    eld where new hunters can get hands-on eld experience rom sea-

    soned hunters? For a listing o more than two dozen mentored game

    camps or this season, check out the Youth Opportunities section on

    New to Hunting, or visit www.azgd.gov/getoutside.

    As a hunter you are critical to the conservation o wildlie. You are also

    essential to the continuation o the American heritage o hunting. I chal-

    lenge you to pass your passion or hunting and the outdoors and your

    skill to others by introducing someone to hunting, assisting at one o

    the many youth game camps, or sharing your voice in any other way

    to help nurture and secure the hunting heritage or uture generations.

    Be sae and good 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.


    Robert R. Woodhouse, Chair RollNorman W. Freeman Chino Valley

    Jack F. Husted SpringervilleJ.W. Harris Tucson

    Robert E. Mansell Winslow


    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, national

    origin, 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 2011-2012This 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.

    Letover Tags Available at Department Ofces There are now two methods to

    obtain a letover tag. Paper applications will be accepted by U.S. mail (U.S. PostalService) only starting on Monday, Aug. 1 at 8 a.m. (MST). However, beginning onMonday, Aug. 8 at 8 a.m. (MST), hunters can also obtain a letover tag in person witha completed application rom any o the seven Arizona Game and Fish Departmentoces. A list o oce locations is available on this page or at www.azgd.gov/oces.Any remaining permits letover rom the drawing process will be listed at www.azgd.gov/draw and issued on a rst-come, rst-served basis.

    Mentored Hunting Camps The Arizona Game and Fish Department supports andpromotes introducing youth and their amily to the American tradition o hunting.There are 25 camp opportunities throughout Arizona hosted by Sportsmans orga-nizations, clubs and conservation organizations listed on page 26. Bring the wholeamily, get outside and enjoy the great outdoors! Get the latest inormation on events

    at www.azgd.gov/getoutside.

    Additional Hunting Regulations The Department conducts three separate applica-tion and draw cycles or hunt permit-tags. Inormation related to each draw cycle isound in three dierent regulations published annually, including the Arizona Huntingand Trapping Regulations (May); Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bualo and Bear Hunt DrawInormation booklet (Sept.); and Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Inormationbooklet (Jan.). Find more inormation at www.azgd.gov/draw.

    Junior Deer Hunters Three juniors-only deer hunts qualiy or a javelina companiontag (population management restricted nonpermit-tag,) that can be purchased over-the-counter. This gives youngsters a chance at a double-header hunt in the same unit,

    during the same season dates. See page 61 or details.

    Purchase Licenses Online Visit the Arizona Game and Fish Departments website atwww.azgd.gov to purchase hunting or shing licenses using your Visa or MasterCardrom the convenience o your own home or oce. There is a $1.50 Internet ee orbuying your license online the ee actually pays or the service. Be sure to have aprinter handy; you must physically print out the license you purchase online (coloror black and white will work).

    Department Mailing Address Please be aware that the Department has changedits mailing address or hunt draw applications. The address is: Arizona Game andFish Department, P.O. Box 74020, Phoenix AZ, 85087-1052. Old envelopes (withthe red stripe) will not be orwarded to the new address or this draw. Please be sure

    to use the new green-striped envelopes with the updated address.

    Motorized Big Game Retrieval on National Forest Lands For more inormationabout Travel Management on U.S. Forest Service lands, see page 41.

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    Phone Numbers

    Want To Know If You Were Drawn?

    Call the Arizona Game and Fish Departments automated

    service at (602) 942-3000. Press 2 and ollow voice prompts.

    You must provide your Department ID Number and birth

    date. This service is ree o charge (long distance charges

    may apply). Or visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department

    website at: www.azgd.gov and select Big Game Draw. Re-

    er to page 20 or important dates.

    Main Number: (602) 942-3000

    Choose 1 or known extension or name

    Choose 2 or Draw and Bonus Points

    Choose 3 or License Purchase Inormation

    Choose 4 or a list o services

    Report a Game or Fish ViolationOperation Game Thief line

    1 (800) 352-0700

    Report Vandalism or Livestock Depredation

    1 (800) VANDALS (826-3257)

    Mandatory Harvest Reporting of:These numbers are only or reporting your bear, mountain

    lion and archery deer kills.

    Bear 1 (800) 970-BEAR (2327)

    Lion 1 (877) 438-0447

    Archery Deer 1 (866) 903-DEER (3337)

    Table of Contents

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


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

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

    Ethical Outdoorsman Recognition ............................. 11

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


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

    Youth Opportunities ................................................... 23

    Hunting Camps.............................................................26

    Juniors-Only Hunts ......................................................28

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

    Big Game Seasons ....................................................... 39

    Deer ...............................................................................40Turkey ............................................................................48

    Bighorn Sheep ..............................................................50

    Bualo ...........................................................................53

    Bear ................................................................................54

    Mountain Lion ..............................................................57

    Population Management .............................................61

    Small Game and Other Wildlie Seasons ..............66

    Tree Squirrel..................................................................66

    Cottontail Rabbit ..........................................................68

    Predatory and Fur-bearing Mammals .......................70

    Other Birds and Mammals ..........................................72

    Pheasant ........................................................................74

    Quail ...............................................................................76

    Chukar Partridge ..........................................................78

    Blue Grouse ..................................................................79

    Trapping .........................................................................80

    Maps ............................................................................... 83

    More Inormation to Know Beore You Go ..........90

    Where, When and How You Can Hunt .....................90Operation Game Thie .................................................94

    O-Highway Vehicles...................................................95

    Hunter Emergency Card ..............................................96

    Clinics, Rafes and Partnerships ................................97

    Stamp Forms .................................................................98

    Laws, Rules and Legal Methods o Take............. 100

    Index ............................................................................ 124

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

    On the Cover:

    Let, Danny Sons with a black bear. Right, Braydon Perkins (age 15, right)with a Coues white-tailed deer and his ather, Eric.

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    Welcome to hunting in Arizona. I you dont know where

    you want to hunt, what you need, or even what you can

    hunt in Arizona, this section is or you. It is designed to

    help NEW hunters get started. Following is some basic in-

    ormation you should consider while planning your hunt.The best way or all hunters to prepare themselves to hunt

    in Arizona is to take a Department-sponsored hunter edu-

    cation course (see page 36).

    Step 1. Where to Start

    1. What animal(s) can you hunt?

    Small game: cottontail rabbit, tree squirrel, migratory gamebirds, and upland game birds like quail.

    Big game: black bear, bighorn sheep, buffalo, deer (mule andwhite-tailed), elk, javelina, mountain lion, pronghorn antelope,and turkey.

    Predator/furbearer: coyotes, skunks, foxes, raccoons, bobcat,ringtail, weasel, and badgers.

    Other birds and mammals.

    2. Do you have a hunting license?

    To hunt in Arizona, a license is required. Check out page 14 for alist of our hunting permit and license fees. You can purchase hunt-ing licenses online at www.azgfd.gov. You can purchase licenses,tags, and/or stamps from any of our 340 license dealers (informa-

    tion is online at www.azgfd.gov), or Department ofces statewide(see page 3 for ofce locations). For children ages 10-17, see YouthOpportunities, page 23.

    3. Did you validate your license?

    You must rst sign your license. For some species you must alsopurchase a stamp or stamp privilege for the license to be valid. Youwill need a tag in addition to a valid license to hunt big game, sand-hill cranes, and pheasants. You must also sign all tags before goingaeld for them to be valid.

    Step 2. Where/When to Hunt

    1. Where do you want to hunt?

    Arizona is divided into Game Management Units (GMU or unit) com-posed of state, federal, military, and private land. Review the GMUmaps and boundary descriptions (pages 83-89), and the Whereyou can hunt section (page 90) for more information.

    2. When do you want to hunt?

    There are several different seasons in which you can hunt a species.Go to individual species to determine their seasons.

    Step 3. To Apply or not to Apply?

    1. Dont Apply.

    For most small game species, and all predator/furbearer and oter birds and mammals you simply need a license and any requir

    validations (for example: stamps) to hunt.There are also several big game species that you may pursue simply by purchasing an over-the-counter nonpermit-tag in additionyour license. These hunts include archery turkey, mountain lion, fabear, some archery deer and elk. Over-the-counter archery deemountain lion, buffalo, bear and bighorn sheep have mandatoreporting requirements, so check the information on the corrsponding Commission Order.

    2. Apply.

    Permits for most big game species, sandhill crane, and pheasant aissued through a hunt drawing. If interested in hunting any of the

    species, you must apply for a tag in a drawing; refer to page 14this booklet or the appropriate supplement for specic informatioThe sample application form on page 18 will help you to apply fboth a tag and license. Follow the instructions on the sample forand DONT forget to include your correct fee(s).

    Step 4. Do Your Homework

    1. Common violations

    Before you go hunting we recommend you read pages 100-101 be aware of the most common violations. Also, take a look at tArizona laws and rules beginning on page 104 to learn what yo

    can and cant do in Arizona. If you are witness to a violation pleacall our Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-352-0700 to repothe violation. You may be eligible for a cash reward.

    2. Care/transport inormation

    Before you go in the eld, review our laws and rules to understarequirements to possess and transport wildlife after your hunt. Geerally, you need to keep your license on your person and your tafxed to your carcass at all times during transport. The Departmehas information available to properly care for your wildlife (see pa3 for regional ofce locations and phone numbers).

    3. Youre on your way!

    These are just some basic steps to help you start your rst hunPlease read through the rest of the hunting and trapping regutions to better familiarize yourself with hunting in Arizona. If thsection fails to answer your questions, contact any Arizona Gamand Fish ofce or visit our website www.azgfd.gov.

    Getting Started Checklist

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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.

    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 83-89, and boundary denitions on page 109).

    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 60) 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.

    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 hunter

    to hunt certain game species. A nonpermit-tag may be purchased at De-partment ofces or from licensed dealers.

    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.

    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 habit

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

    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 througtheir 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 wildlifebelongs to everyone. Through shared owner-ship and responsibility, opportunity is providedto all.

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

    commerce 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 opportu-nity to cooperate with other nations with whomwe share natural resources. Cooperative man-

    agement of migrating waterfowl is one exampleof successful international collaboration.

    Science is the basis for wildlife policyThe limited use of wildlife as a renewable nat-ural resource is based on sound science. Welearn as we go, adapting our managementstrategies based on monitoring to achievesustainability.

    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 dollars help 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, Arizo-na Game and Fish Department

    What are Ethics?

    Ethics generally relate to behavior issues involv-ing fairness, respect and responsibility. AldoLeopold once said ethical behavior is doingthe right thing when no one else is watching-

    even when doing the wrong thing is legal.They are the personal unwritten rules that wevalue. When we talk about an ethical huntertheir behavior is an example of the sportsman-ship they demonstrate in the eld.

    Ethics with Landowners

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

    Go out of your way to respect landown-ers and their property. Be courteous, visit with them, be thankful, offer assistance

    when necessary, or share your harvestwith them;

    Leave the land better than you found it.Return all gates 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 propertyundisturbed.

    Ethics with Other Hunters

    Follow safe rearms and bow handlingpractices 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 theeld 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 the Quarry

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

    Know your limitations. Be mindful of youreffective shot range. Avoid extreme dis-tance shots, risky angles and situationswhere you do not feel condent in yourshot. Strive for a quick, clean harvest;

    Select appropriate equipment for your quar-

    ry. Be aware of the equipments limitationsas well as your effective range. Take timeto practice to ensure an accurate shot;

    Respect your personal capabilities undervarious conditions that you could potential-ly encounter during a hunt. Consider yourgeneral health, physical condition, weatherand elevation in the area you plan to hunt.Be sure to hunt areas that are within yourphysical limitations.

    Bowhunters should keep in mind shots atgreater distances may result in the quarry

    moving before the arrow reaches it. Kinet-ic energy is extremely important on largergame animals as energy is lost at longerdistances which can result in wounded orlost game;

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

    Make every possible effort to recovergame;

    Adhere to the rules of fair chase;

    Follow up every shot at game with a search

    for sign. You cannot always tell immediate-ly that an animal has been hit.

    Ethics with Carcass Disposal

    Thanks to sportsmen and the general pub-lic the Operation Game Thief Program hasenjoyed great success with the Departmentreceiving thousands of calls each year manyof which lead to the apprehension of wild-life law violators. The Arizona Game and FishDepartment also receives calls regarding the

    dumping 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 tDepartment asks that sportsmen take caredispose of their lawfully taken carcasses so ththey are not discovered by the general pulic. The Department recommends burying tcarcasses or leaving them under a tree awfrom camping areas and roads. Additionaif utilizing a dumpster use trash bags or wrthe carcass to reduce offensive odors. Remember that sportsmen are obligated to remo

    game from the eld and are prohibited frowasting game meat.

    Ethics with Non-hunters

    Show respect for other users of the laand their property. They possess the samrights as you do to use the lands;

    Be courteous to non-hunters when tranporting your game from the eld. Transpoanimals discreetly;

    Dont leave remains of eld dressing in plaes where it is easily visible. Respect oth

    people that may be walking by; Clean up to the best of your ability befo

    entering into a public place when returnifrom a hunt if you cannot change clothePresent a professional image;

    Take tasteful photographs of your hunt;

    Invite someone new to come hunting wyou.

    Ethics with Waterholes

    Waterholes on public and state lands blong to everyone, and everyone shou

    enjoy free and equal access; Responsible hunters should respect oth

    hunters privileges. They should leave tarea if another hunter gets to a waterhorst;

    Ethically responsible hunters will alwayield to another hunter who has reachthe waterhole rst on any given mornior evening during the hunt;

    Simply posting a sign/notice on or nea

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    Ethical Outdoorsman Recognition

    The Arizona Game and Fish Departmentand the Hunting and Angling Heritage

    Workgroup are announcing the EthicalOutdoorsman Recognition Program. Out-doorsmen and women have sustained a

    tremendous legacy of promoting wildlife con-servation and ethical enjoyment of naturalresources. This program provides outdoorsmenand women the opportunity to recognize their

    peers for responsible stewardship of Arizonaspublic and private lands, ethical behavior in theoutdoors, or seless acts of sportsmanship. Weare excited to celebrate this tremendous leg-acy of sportsmanship with all of the citizens

    of Arizona through this recognition program.

    Any outdoorsman or woman can be nominat-ed for recognition. Forms are available online

    at www.azgfd.gov/getoutside. A detaileddescription of the ethical or sportsman-likebehavior is required on the nomination form.Forms can be submitted at any time and willbe reviewed by members of the Hunting and

    Angling Heritage Workgroup. Recipients willreceive a certicate and window sticker toproudly display I Have Been Recognized asan Ethical Outdoorsman.

    waterhole 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 beconsidered abandoned property and sub-ject to seizure.

    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 or

    blind 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 city ornext to a waterhole, any threats, intimidation,assault, or disorderly conduct can result in ci-tations, arrests and/or jail time. Please refrainfrom confrontational behavior ethical hunt-

    ing is everyones business.

    Ethics in Reporting HonestMistakes

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department realizesthat with the hundreds of thousands of huntersthat take to the eld each year there are boundto be some unfortunate circumstance that mayoccur. It might be a case where a hunter mis-takes a doe for a buck, shoots a second elk dueto a pass-through shot, or accidentally shootsan extra dove over the limit. While these acci-

    dents are infrequent, they do occur to honesthunters every year.

    Your decisions in the time immediately afteryou make a mistake can make a huge differ-ence in the outcome. Mistake or accident, thesportsman is ultimately responsible for their ac-tions. Although self-reporting may not get youout of a citation, it will greatly reduce the like-

    lihood of being cited for a revocable offense.When accidents happen it is critical you notifythe Department as soon as possible. If you ndyourself in this situation dont compound yourmistake by trying to conceal it. Call the Oper-ation Game Thief Hotline (1-800-352-0700) atyour rst opportunity and follow the instructionsprovided by the operator. A wildlife managerwill be dispatched the scene to assist you. In al-most all cases, the meat from animals involvedin a self-reported violation will be donated to acharitable organization.


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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 take 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. 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 at www.azgfd.gov by selecting the licenses icon box onthe home page.

    If you are applying for a big game permit-tagor bonus points, you may purchase your gen-

    eral hunt or combination hunt and sh licensewhile you are entering your application for thedraw. The license will not be issued and maileduntil the draw is complete. If you wish to useyour license before the draw is complete, youmust pre-purchase a license before applying.Although 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 aftermoving back to Arizona and meeting the re-quired time period as dened below.

    Residency RequirementsA resident is a person who has been a bona deresident of the state of Arizona for six monthsimmediately preceding the date of applicationfor a license or a tag, or a member of the armedforces who has been stationed in Arizona fora period of 30 days immediately precedingthe date of application for a license 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 throughthe draw process.

    Apprentice License

    Resident 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 licensthe mentor must name the person he or swill be taking aeld. Consult A.R.S. 17-333 f

    more information.

    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

    Mobility Permit (CHAMP). Consult R12-4-2for a description of this permit. Contact aArizona Game and Fish Department ofce fadditional information and application.

    Non-US Citiens Wanting to Hunin ArionaPursuant to new regulations by the U.S. Breau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATnon-immigrant aliens who want to temporaly import rearms and/or ammunition into tUnited States for the allowable purpose of ta

    ing wildlife will need an ATF import permit avalid hunting license in possession at the timof entry/import into the United States. For futher information or to make application for timport permit, contact ATFs Firearms and Eplosives Import Branch at (304) 616-4550, download an application from the ATF wesite at www.atf.gov.

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

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

    The minor child is 10 to 17 years old on thedate 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 grandparentspermit or tag, the grandparent, parent orthe childs guardian must accompany thechild in the eld. In either case, the adult

    must 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-threatening

    medical conditions or qualifying permanentphysical disabilities. You may contact the fol-lowing organizations to arrange for a donation.

    Hunt of a Lifetime at www.hoalarizona.org. Outdoor Experience 4 All at

    www.outdoorexperienceforall.org Catch-A-Dream at http://catchadream.org. United Special Sportsmen Alliance at


    License Inormation

    Thank You Hunters and Recreational Shooters

    Arizonas rich outdoor heritage is enjoyed by all thanksto hunters like you, whose purchase of hunting andrecreational shooting equipment supports wildlifemanagement and habitat enhancement in the GrandCanyon State. When you purchase a rie, ammuni-tion, archery equipment, and other sporting gear, youpay a federal excise tax and import duties.

    Since 1937, this money has been collected by the fed-

    eral government and redistributed to the states using a

    formula based on hunting license sales and the states landarea. In 2011, that meant over $9.3 million for game man-

    agement in Arizona. This money paid for game surveys,hunter education classes, wildlife water catchmentconstruction, wildlife research and shooting rangedevelopment and operations, among other projects.

    Hunters like you are part of the largest and most suc-cessful wildlife conservation programs in the world

    thank you.

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    Hunt Permit-tag and License Fee Inormation

    The ees listed on this page are valid or 2011 hunts. Please reer to Notes below.

    LICENSES RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT YOUTH/CHILDGeneral Hunting (Class G) $32.25 $151.25 $15.001 (not available through the drawCombination Hunt and Fish (Class F) $54.00 $225.75 $20.001 (not available through the drawCombination Hunt and Fish (Class F) $26.50Three-Day Hunting (Class H) not valid for big game NA $61.25 use resident or non-resident fe

    Super Conservation Hunting (Class M) See page 15 NA use resident or non-resident feSuper Conservation Combination Hunt and Fish (Class N) See page 15 NA use resident or non-resident feFamily General Hunting (Class J) See page 15 NA See page 1Family Combination Hunt and Fish (Class K) See page 15 NA See page 1

    Trapping $30.00 $275.00 $10.00Sport Falconry $87.50 NA $87.5

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


    Bonus Point $7.50 $7.50 $7.5Deer Hunt Permit-tag $42.25 $232.75 $32.504 (for Juniors-Only hunAntelope Hunt Permit-tag $85.00 $485.00 use resident or non-resident feeElk Hunt Permit-tag $121.50 $595.00 $57.504 (for Juniors-Only hunTurkey Hunt Permit-tag $25.50 $77.75 $17.504 (for Juniors-Only hun

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

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

    Bear Hunt Permit-tag5 $29.75 $245.00 use resident or non-resident feSandhill Crane Hunt Permit-tag (3 tags) $22.50 $22.50 $22.5Special Sandhill Crane Hunt Permit-tag (1 tag) $7.50 $7.50 $7.5Pheasant Hunt Permit-tag (2 tags) $7.50 $7.50 $7.5

    Raptor Hunt Permit-tag $7.50 $7.50 $7.5

    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 feElk Nonpermit-tag $114.00 $587.50 use resident or non-resident feJuniors Only Turkey Nonpermit-tag $10.0Archery Turkey Nonpermit-tag $18.00 $70.25 use resident or non-resident feeArchery Javelina Nonpermit-tag $21.25 $97.50 $15.00

    Bear Nonpermit-tag5 $22.25 $237.50 use resident or non-resident feMountain Lion Nonpermit-tag5 $14.50 $225.00 use resident or non-resident feBobcat Permit-tag (For sale or export)7 $3.00 $3.00 $3.0

    STAMPS RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT YOUTHUnit 12A (North Kaibab) Habitat Stamp $15.00 $15.00 $15.0Migratory Bird Stamp $4.50 $4.50 $4.50

    State Waterfowl Stamp $8.75 $8.75 $8.75Federal Waterfowl Stamp $15.00 $15.00 $15.00



    1. For children at least age 10, but less than age 14during the license year. These licenses may not bepurchased through the big game draw. The ChildGeneral Hunting (Class G) and Child CombinationHunt and Fish (Class F) licenses are valid for bothresidents and non-residents and may only bepurchased at Arizona Game and Fish Departmentofces or online.

    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 F license is valid for both residentsand non-residents. This license may be purchasedthrough 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 designatedhunts. A youth must pay the higher ee unlessapplying only or 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 requiredpurchase a state migratory bird stamp, state waterfostamp, or a federal waterfowl stamp.

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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 Adult 1 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 un-

    der age 18. The rst adult pays full license price, a legal spouse receivesa 20-percent discount, and license fees are greatly discounted for everychild in the immediate family under age 18. These licenses may not beobtained through the big 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 license canbe issued.

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

    3. Super Conservation Hunt (Class M) and Super Conservation Combination Huntand Fish (Class N) licenses can only be purchased at Department ofces. Family

    licenses (Class J and K) can be purchased online and at all Department ofces.They cannot be purchased through the draw or at license dealers.

    4. All stamps and tags included in the Super Conservation Licenses are only validduring the appropriate seasons, and in conjunction with the appropriate huntpermit-tag issued through the draw process. The North Kaibab Habitat Stamp isonly 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 species

    assigns 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 draw-

    ing or to purchase bonus points must apply in

    writing using the Hunt Permit-Tag ApplicationForm, and submit the orm by the deadlinespecifed in the Hunt Permit-tag Application

    Schedule ound in the current years hunt reg-

    ulations (page 20).

    Each applicant must possess a valid license or

    the year in which the hunt will take place or

    possess a lietime, pioneer or disabled veter-

    ans license. Non-resident Three-Day Class Hlicenses may not be used in applying or big

    game hunt permit-tags.Youth applying for biggame hunts must be licensed. Applicants not

    licensed or the year in which the hunt will takeplace must submit the inormation and ees re-

    quired or a license on each paper applicationsubmitted. Only one license will be issued toyou and you will receive a reund or the other

    license ees submitted. The license will not beissued and mailed until the draw is complete.

    Applying For A Hunt

    Paper applications or hunt permit-tags mustbe made on Hunt Permit-Tag Application Formsavailable at Department ofces, website, andlicense dealers. Please use the current yearsapplication orm, that is WHITE in color. Donot ct 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 in oneenvelope. All applicants in a group must ap-ply or the same hunt number(s) and in the

    same order o preerence on the same orm.

    No person, including juniors, may submit morethan one valid application per genus o wild-lie in any calendar year, except as specifed inR12-4-104(L), when genera are drawn in mul-

    tiple drawings; however the annual bag limitstill 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 anotherweapon type hunt or the same genus as an-other choice on the same applicationjust besure they are in the same numerical series. Use

    only one application per genus, even i you aremixing weapon choices.

    Only a single application and the coectees mst be inclded in one (1) envelope.Moe than one (1) application in an envelopemay eslt in ejection o all applications.

    Hunt Permit, Bonus PointsDisclaimer

    The issuance o any big game permit has noexpress or implied guarantee or warranty o

    hunter 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).

    FeesWhen 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 re-quested. Be sure to enclose license ees oneach application, i required, or each per-son who is applying on the application or

    a hunting license. Only one license will issued per person.

    3. Discounted hunt permit-tag fees are fJuniors-Only designated hunts.A yomst pay the highe ee nless applyi

    only o Jnios-Only hnts.Each payment enclosed with a hunt permit-tapplication shall be made by certifed check, cshiers check, money order, or personal cheor drat payable to the Arizona Game and FiDepartment. Cash will not be accepted and wresult in rejection.

    One personal check or money order can coer all ees or each application.

    The permit and license ees are specifed in tee schedule on pages 14-15. The hunt perm

    tag ees on page 14 include the non-reundabapplication ee.

    Submitting Applications

    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 to tDepartments Phoenix Ofce at P.O. Box 7402Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052. On deadline days, Dpartment business ofces close at 5:00 p.

    (MST), but applications can be delivered drop boxes until 7:00 p.m., (MST). Drop boxare locked promptly at 7:00 p.m., (MST). All aplications must be received by the Departmebeore the deadline. Deadlines or submissiare specifed in the Hunt Permit-Tag ApplicatioSchedule on page 20. Postmarks dont coun

    Applications will be accepted as soon as the aplicable years hunt regulations are availabPlease consult the current years hunt reglations as unit areas and season dates mchange each year.

    Complete and pope pepaation o aapplication is the sole esponsibility o thapplicant.

    What Happens To MyApplication?

    Any application not properly prepared, submted with insufcient ees or one that is illegibis not valid and will be rejected.

    Draw Inormation

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    Draw Inormation

    I there is an error that will result in the re-jection o an application and the application

    is received by the Department on or beore

    Friday, May 27, 2011, we will make three at-tempts within a 24-hour period to notiy you

    by telephone i a phone number is provided.

    I we are able to contact you by phone andour customer service representatives can cor-rect the application at that time, they will do soand enter the application in the Draw. I an er-ror cannot be corrected by phone, we will stillattempt to notiy you o the error and adviseyou to re-submit your application. The appli-cants may then prepare a new Hunt Permit-TagApplication Form, include the appropriate eesand re-apply by the scheduled deadline date.

    I any applicant in a group is rejected or anyreason, all other applicants in that group will

    also be rejected and no bonus points will beawarded.

    No hunt permit-tag will be issued to anyone ina group i there are not sufcient hunt permit-tags available or all applicants in that group.

    Hunt permit-tags will be mailed to each suc-cessul applicant.

    What I Im Not Drawn?

    Please use one o the methods (telephone or

    Internet) listed on page 5 to access draw re-sults. These methods o access shall serve asthe ofcial notifcation o draw results.

    Over-payments and hunt permit-tag ees re-ceived with unsuccessul applications will bereturned to applicant A, as shown on the

    Hunt Permit-Tag Application Form. Applicationand license ees will not be reunded. You willnot be issued more than one license and a re-und o any additional request will be issued.

    I you or a member o your group elected to

    donate your ees or a portion thereo, the do-nation will not be reunded.

    I an application is rejected and a license hasbeen requested, the license will not be issued.The license ee will be reunded, however, theapplication ee will not be reunded.

    Unsuccessul, valid applications will be award-ed bonus points.

    Big game hunt permit-tags remaining ater thedrawing will be issued on a frst-come, frst-served basis as specifed in the hunt permit-tag

    application schedule on page 20.

    Purchasing A Bonus Point Only

    In the event you do not wish to participate ina big game drawing or deer, javelina, bighornsheep or bualo, but still wish to accumulatebonus points or these genera, you may pur-chase a bonus point.

    When completing your application, you mustchoose the bonus point hunt number estab-lished or that genus as your frst choice. A

    bonus point hunt number is established with-in each applicable Commission Order. I youchoose this hunt number, you may not chooseany other hunt number on your application. Ithe bons point hnt nmbe is any choiceothe than the fst choice o any othe hntnmbes appea on the application, yo ap-

    plication will be ejected. You may purchaseonly one bonus point per genus per drawing.

    To pchase a bons point, the individalmst be 10 yeas old by the deadline dateas specifed in the hnt pemit-tag applica-

    tion schedle on page 20.To purchase a bonus point, you must havepreviously purchased a hunting license or ap-ply or a hunting license through the draw orthe year in which the hunt will take place. Youmust also include the application ee per ap-plicant. I applying or a bonus point, you willnot receive a reund on the license ee or theapplication ee. Do not include the ee or thehunt permit-tag or the genus in which you areapplying or the bonus point. A bons pointpchase costs yo only the license ee (i

    needed) and the $7.50 application ee peapplicant.

    I applying o moe than one species obons points, yo mst complete a sepaateapplication o each species. Only a singleapplication and the coect ees may be in-clded in one envelope.

    I you apply or a bonus point only using theestablished bonus point hunt number, youmay NOT submit another application or thesame genus. To do so will cause both applica-tions to be rejected as duplicate applications.

    All applicants in a group must apply or thesame established bonus point hunt number.The application will not be included in the ran-dom number drawing and the individual(s) onthe application will each receive a bonus pointor that genus.

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    How to Apply or the Draw

    the draw by completing the License Applica-tion Form at the bottom o the application andsubmitting payment with each o your applica-tions i you are not licensed.

    FEnte yo Depatment I.D. Nmbe (o-

    mely called Spotsman I.D.). This numberis or those individuals who choose to use aDepartment issued I.D. Number instead o asocial security number to track bonus pointsor or non-U.S. citizens. This is a permanentnumber and is to be used on all hunt appli-cations. Your I.D. Number (i dierent romSSN) is vital to track your bonus points and toensure that you receive the proper credits. Us-ing a dierent number may result in your notreceiving proper bonus point credits. An I.D.Number may be obtained by calling the De-partment. You mst still provide a valid SSN

    even i you provide a valid Department I.D.Number. See #3.

    G Ente yo coect ll name (last namefst),yo P.O. Box o home mailing ad-dess, city, state and zip code.

    HThe Depatment will make thee attemptswithin a 24-ho peiod to notiy yo o e-os that will eslt in the ejection o yo

    application i the application is eceivedon o beoe Fiday, May 27, 2011. I yo

    wish to paticipate in this sevice, pleaselist a telephone nmbe whee yo can beeached. Yo ae not eqied to ente yotelephone nmbe.

    IEach individal applying, o an appointedindividal, mst sign the appopiate appli-cation section.



    J Enter M or Male, F or Female.

    K Enter your weight in pounds.

    L Enter your height in eet and inches.

    M Enter the appropriate abbreviation or

    hair color:BLD - Bald BLK - BlackBLN - Blonde BRN - BrownGRY - Gray RED - RedSDY - Sandy WHT - White

    N Enter the appropriate abbreviation oreye color:

    BLK - Black BLU - Blue BRN - BrownGRN - Green GRY - Gray HZL - Hazel

    O Enter the number o years and/or monthsthat you have been a resident o Arizona.(See page 18, Completing Your Hunt Permit-Tag Application Form, # 4, to determine i youqualiy.) No entry is required here or a non-resident applicant.

    PCheck the box next to the license type whichyou wish to purchase. I yo ae eqesting alicense on moe than one application, yomst speciy the same class o license oneach application and inclde the license ee

    with each application. Yo will not be issedo chaged o moe than one license. I youare not licensed or the year in which the huntwill occur, you must complete the License Ap-plication Form or each genus applied or andinclude payment or a license with each applica-tion. I you are drawn or more than one genus,

    only one license will be issued in your name. Iyou are not drawn, you will be reunded onlythe hunt permit-tag ee. You must possess orpurchase a license to participate in a drawingor to purchase a bonus point. No reunds willbe issued or license or application ees i youapply in a drawing and are unsuccessul in thedrawing. I yo do not check the box next tothe license type yo wish to pchase, yoapplication will be ejected.

    Help Arizonas Big Game Species: Donate to the Big Game Habitat Fund

    Arizonas array o big game species is one othe most diverse in the nation. By contribut-ing to the Big Game Habitat Fund, you becomeour partner in conservation, helping the Arizo-na Game and Fish Department improve wildliehabitat across the state.

    Funds derived rom hunter donations are usedto conduct habitat improvement projects or allo Arizonas big game species. To view someo the projects accomplished with these undsplease visit the Departments website at: www.azgd.gov/landowner.

    You can become part o Arizonas success sto-ry by donating a portion o your reund to biggame habitat projects. Do so by entering theamount o your donation in the space provid-ed. This is a voluntary donation which will bededucted rom your reund.

    Q If unsuccessful, I wish to donate $_______.___ from my refund to the Big Game Habitat Fund.

    Q Enter the amount you wish to

    donate in this block. This donationwill be subtracted rom your reundi you are eligible or a reund.

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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 27, 2011, the Department will makethree attempts within a 24-hour period to notiy the applicant bytelephone (i a phone number is provided).

    3. Department ofces at 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.

    Hunt Permit-tag Application Schedule Fall 2011

    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:

    Hnt pemit-tagsmailed ot by

    rend waantsmailed ot by:

    Deer (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 27, 2011 June 14, 2011 Aug. 12, 2011 Aug. 23, 2011

    Turkey (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 27, 2011 June 14, 2011 Aug. 12, 2011 Aug. 23, 2011

    Javelina (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 27, 2011 June 14, 2011 Aug. 12, 2011 Aug. 23, 2011

    Bighorn Sheep (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 27, 2011 June 14, 2011 Aug. 12, 2011 Aug. 23, 2011

    Bualo (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 27, 2011 June 14, 2011 Aug. 12, 2011 Aug. 23, 2011

    Pheasant (See notes 1, 2, 3) May 27, 2011 June 14, 2011 Aug. 12, 2011 Aug. 23, 2011

    Sandhill Crane Aug. 1, 20114 N/A Aug. 30, 20114 Sept. 19, 2011 N/A

    Raptor Feb. 21, 20124 N/A March 13, 20124 March 20, 2012 N/A

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

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

    HuNT ACCEPTANCE DATES ACCEPTANCE DATESDeer Aug. 1, 20115 Aug. 8, 20115

    Turkey Aug. 1, 20115 Aug. 8, 20115

    Javelina Aug. 1, 20115 Aug. 8, 20115

    Bighorn Sheep Aug. 1, 20115 Aug. 8, 20115

    Bualo Aug. 1, 20115 Aug. 8, 20115

    Pheasant Aug. 1, 20115 Aug. 8, 20115

    Sandhill Crane Sept. 19, 20115 N/ARaptor March 27, 20125 N/A

    (MST) on deadline days. No applications will be accepted ater thtime regardless o the postmark. Deadline dates may be extendein 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 quickMailed applications are accepted by U.S. mail only to 5000 W. Carree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. Applicants are advised to chewith the Department beore submitting an application or letovpermits. A listing o letover permits is available online at www.azggov/draw or at any Department ofce.


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    Expeece the geat outdoos at the Azoa Game ad Fsh Depatmet 2012 Outdoo Expo.Loads of exciting hands-on activities, educational presentations/demos, and the chance to meet withoutdoor groups, agencies and vendors to learn about Arizonas outdoor recreational opportunities.

    Hunting Camping Off-highway vehicle recreation Fishing Watercraft recreation Conservation and wildlife education Archery Shooting sports Visit with more than 150 exhibitors

    and much, much more!

    Mach 31 ad Apl 1, 2012Be Avey Shootg Faclty,4044 W. Blac Cayo Blvd., Phoex, AZ


    Arizona Game & Fish Department

    F r E E A D M i S S i O n A n D P A r k i n G

    Vst www.azgfd.gov/expo fo updates.

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    Welcome to the Youth Opportunity section in the Arizona Game and Fish Departments Hunt-ing and Trapping Regulations. This section is designed to teach youth what they need to knowabout hunting: how to get started; what hunts are available or youth; and what licenses are required.We also included some un stu just or kids. We want to make hunting an enjoyable experience orArizonas youth. For more inormation visit www.azgd.gov.

    In this section:

    Youth hunting opportunities .......... 24

    (Also see Small Game hunting...........65)

    Game Camps, Scholastic

    Clays and Archery..................................24

    Word Jumble ...............................................25 Shooting Ranges .....................................25

    Hunt Camp Dates .................................26

    Specifc Juniors-Only


    What is a junior?..................................34

    License and tag

    requirements ................................................34

    Age/Eligibility chart ...............................35

    Arizona provides many opportunities or youth to get in-volved in hunting. There are specifc Juniors-Only hunts,

    hunter education courses, hunt camps, archery and sport-ing clays programs. You will fnd inormation about theseopportunities in this section.


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    Robbins Butte Dove HuntRobbins Butte Wildlie Area (RBWA) is about seven milessouthwest o Buckeye and comprises over 1600 acres. RBWAwas purchased or its potential as waterowl habitat. Threeponds were built in 1952 and by 1957 an estimated 30,000ducks used these ponds. However, increased demand or

    agricultural water coupled with invasion o salt cedar treesled to dramatic waterowl declines by 1960.

    In response, the Department purchased the adjacent BlackButte Farm to expand RBWA. This land contained some othe last pristine honey mesquite bosque remaining along thelower Gila River. This acquisition protected the bosque, andprovided cultivated grain crops or small game. The com-bination o wildlie ood crops, natural oods and nestinghabitat now attracts a combined average o 5,000 breedingwhite-winged and mourning doves each year.

    A portion o RBWA is managed strictly or junior hunters.

    The juniors only hunt in early September gives hunters achance to pursue doves without adult competition. Hunters under theage o 14 may hunt without a license when accompanied by a licensedadult (each adult can bring up to two young hunters). Shooting loca-tions are assigned on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Participants mustcheck in prior to hunting and check out when nished. Plan to arrive by4:30 a.m. or a saety brieng. Aterward, visit the check-in tables andenjoy a ree breakast provided by the Chandler Rod and Gun Club. Oh,and dont orget to bring plenty o shells. This area can produce lotso chances to ll your bag. Please reer to the current Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon Regulations or specic season dates.

    Pheasant HuntArizonas top hunter education graduates are randomly drawn each yearor the AZGFD Youth Pheasant Hunt. While taking a hunter educationclass instructors identiy their top students and submit them or this ran-

    dom drawing conducted in December. About 500 kids are nominateach year and only 80 lucky hunters are drawn and invited to partipate in an all expense paid youth pheasant hunt in Prescott Valley. Tevent is sponsored by the Arizona State Chapter o Saari Club Intenational, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Arizona WildiConservation Council.

    Young hunters shoot sporting clays and trap as well as hunt behitop quality pointing dogs that look or pheasants. Its an exciting mment when a cackling rooster pheasant takes fight in ront o the youhunters.

    A scrumptious lunch is provided or everyone as well as a class on ho

    to prepare rooster pheasants or the home table. This has proved to a very positive event or both parents and young hunters. By attendiArizonas top-notch hunter education class maybe your young huntmight be one o the lucky ones drawn next year.

    Special Youth Opportunities

    A dove hunt at Robbins Butte is one opportunity available to youth.

    Game Camps, Scholastic Clays and Archery

    Game Camps

    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 pages26-27 and also at www.azgd.gov/getoutside.

    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 lvalues. Team members can participate in any or all three clay target dciplines: trap, skeet and sporting clays. For more inormation, contact tShooting Sports coordinator at (623) 236-7305 or visit www.azgd.gov/sc

    Archery in the Schools Program (AIS)

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department oers a popular Archery in thSchools Program based on a national physical education curriculum intrduced in 2003. The core content covers archery, history, saety, techniqueequipment, mental concentration and sel-improvement. In addition, tcurriculum provides interesting and creative possibilities or integration wcore content in social studies, mathematics, visual arts, history and Englislanguage arts. The program provides school PE programs with traininequipment and curriculum, to introduce youth to archery. For more inomation, contact the Archery coordinator at (623) 236-7233.

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    Word Jumble

    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 200meters), Outdoor Rife (to 500meters), 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







    and enjoy Arizonas outdoors!

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    Hunt Camps

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department supports and promotes introducing

    children to the American tradition o hunting by oering a wide variety o ju-niors-only hunting and shooting programs. These programs are designed to getchildren in the eld with a parent, guardian, or mentor who can ocus complete-ly on the child, and provide the guidance needed to teach the next generationo hunters how to be sae, responsible stewards and ethical conservationists.

    To take ull advantage o these programs, Game and Fish is partnering withsportsmens groups, gun clubs and conservation organizations to host men-tored rst-time events and camps to assure a positive experience hunting in thegreat outdoors. Below is a listing o some o the upcoming events.Visit www.azgd.gov/getoutside or additional camp dates and updated inormation.

    New to Hunting?

    2011Hunting Events

    June 17-19: Wapiti Weekend Location: Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area Hostedby:ArizonaElkSociety

    Website:www.arizonaelksociety.org Registrationrequired;youthhands-onoutdoor


    Aug. 12-14: Becoming anOutdoors Woman Location: Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott

    Hostedby:ArizonaWildlifeFederation Website:www.azwildlife.org Registrationrequired;specicallyforwomen;of-


    and out outdoor-related activities.

    Sept. 3-4: Robbins Butte Juniors-Only Dove Hunt Location: Buckeye, Robbins Butte Wildlife Area Hostedby:GameandFish,ChandlerRodand

    Gun Club Website:www.chandlerrodandgunclub.com Dovehunting;guidance;check-instartsat4:30


    Sept. 10: Beginners Dove Hunt Location: East Valley, Phoenix

    Hostedby:ChandlerRodandGunClubandYouthOutdoors Unlimited

    Website:www.chandlerrodandgunclub.com Contact:[email protected]

    Registrationrequired;learn tohuntdoveandshoot shotguns.

    Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Trophy Squirreland Small Game Hunting Camp Location: ShowLow / Pinetoparea, servingUnits

    1 & 3 Hostedby:GameandFish,RockyMountainElk

    Foundation and White Mountain Rod and GunClub

    Contact:MikeGodwinat(928)242-3716 Learnfromexperiencedhuntersabouthunting