AZGFD available to provide application assistance 

PHOENIX — The deadline to apply for 2023 pronghorn and elk hunt permit-tags is only hours away.

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 14. To apply, visit and click on “Apply for a Draw.” 

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is available to assist applicants. Customer service representatives can be reached from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today by calling 602-942-3000. In addition, customer service representatives will be available to provide after-hours assistance — by telephone only — from 5 to 11:59 p.m. tonight (Tuesday).        

To expedite the process, applicants are encouraged to be prepared with the following before calling AZGFD:

All applicants are encouraged to purchase a PointGuard product. Choosing PointGuard Plus, or the standard PointGuard, ensures that applicants can surrender their hunt permit-tag for any reason, and the accumulated bonus points that were expended to draw that hunt permit-tag will be reinstated (if eligible). A portal account is no longer required to purchase a PointGuard product. More information:

AZGFD also recommends downloading Arizona E-Tag. Hunters can download this mobile app from either the Apple or Google Play stores, and opt-in to receive an electronic tag in their AZGFD portal account (this is not an option selected through the draw). The Arizona E-Tag app provides real-time delivery of licenses and big game tags purchased or drawn after the app has been downloaded. The app also provides the ability to electronically tag a harvested animal and complete the hunter questionnaire. More information:

In addition, AZGFD has implemented a new feature beginning with the 2023 pronghorn and elk draw. As part of the application process, a customer can enter his or her phone number (ghost number format) to receive a hunter questionnaire via text message on their mobile device. 

For an overview of the application service, including license requirements, applying for bonus points and payment information, see Page 8 of the “2023 Pronghorn and Elk Hunt Draw Information” booklet. The booklet can be viewed at Printed booklets also are available at license dealers statewide (call in advance for availability). 

For more information, check out “What You Need to Know,” a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), at

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