March 28, 2024

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) once again will be providing  hunters with a chance to draw an additional elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and pronghorn permit-tag, while generating revenue to support wildlife conservation efforts across the state.

New in this limited-entry permit-tag draw: An opportunity to hunt antlered mule deer on the world-famous Kaibab Plateau. This single permit-tag is for Game Management Units 12A and 12B between Aug. 1 and Sept. 12. AZGFD also has added additional units in which to hunt elk, deer and pronghorn. 

The draw will open at 8 a.m. (Arizona time) Wednesday, April 3, and will close at 5 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, April 9. To apply, visit

Applicants who are drawn for a permit-tag will be contacted by the department during the week of April 15, 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.    

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 an applicant 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.    

In addition:

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

The elk, deer and pronghorn 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. 

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