April 22, 2024

PHOENIX — Once again, hunters have stepped up in a big way in their financial support of wildlife conservation efforts across the state.

The most recent limited-entry permit-tag draw offered hunters a chance to receive an additional hunt permit-tag for elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and pronghorn, while generating revenue that will bolster a variety of programs funded through the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD). The monitoring and maintenance of water catchments, and wildlife law enforcement patrols and investigations, are among many examples of programs that benefit from such funding. 

A total of six limited-entry permit-tags were available through this draw — including an opportunity to hunt antlered mule deer on the world-famous Kaibab Plateau. The deadline to submit applications was April 9. All successful applicants have been notified by telephone. Applicants who were unsuccessful will not receive correspondence from the department. 

These limited-entry hunting opportunities are discretionary and not to be confused with the annual draws that are conducted 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.    

Today’s conservation efforts wouldn’t be possible without the support of sportsmen and sportswomen. As a result, wildlife and habitat management programs have restored and maintained sustainable wildlife populations for all to enjoy. AZGFD appreciates the ongoing support of all outdoor enthusiasts.  

AZGFD will update customers about future limited-entry permit-tag seasons through its website (, e-newsletters, Facebook, Instagram and “X,” formerly known as Twitter.     

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