Aug. 7, 2023

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds hunters that the deadline to submit applications for limited-entry permit-tag seasons is 5 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Aug. 8.

These big game hunting opportunities give hunters a chance to draw an additional elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and Gould’s turkey permit-tag, while generating revenue to support wildlife conservation efforts across the state.

To apply, visit

These opportunities should not be confused with the annual draws that are conducted by the department in February, June and October. A limited-entry permit-tag application does not preclude a hunter from applying for any other hunts throughout the year or impact bonus points. Animals harvested during limited-entry permit-tag seasons are excluded from annual bag limits.    

Applicants must have a Customer ID to submit an application. There are four ways to locate a Customer ID: 1) Log into your AZGFD portal account, and click on “View Details” under “My AZGFD Dashboard;” 2) Check your hunting or combination hunt and fish license, if it was purchased online; 3) A Customer ID number can be retrieved by visiting If the account is located, AZGFD will send the Customer ID number to that email address; 4) Call AZGFD at 602-942-3000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Don’t have a Customer ID? Visit to sign up for a free AZGFD portal account. For those applicants who believe they have a portal account but are unable to locate their Customer ID by using the Customer ID Retrieval Tool, call the department at 602-942-3000 to avoid creating a duplicate account. 

Applicants who draw a limited-entry permit-tag will be contacted by the department during the week of Aug. 14, at which time payment will be required before the permit-tag can be mailed. It is the responsibility of each applicant to provide accurate contact information to avoid missing an opportunity to receive the permit-tag for which they were drawn.    

In addition:

A total of 12 limited-entry permit-tags will be available for the following hunting opportunities:

The elk, mule deer, and white-tailed deer hunts are general season hunts. Legal methods of take: any firearm, pre-charged pneumatic weapon, crossbow, or bow and arrow, as prescribed in R12-4-304. The legal method of take for the Gould’s turkey hunt is limited weapon shotgun shooting shot, as prescribed in R12-4-304.  

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