June 2, 2024

PHOENIX — Time is quickly running out to submit applications for 2024 fall hunt permit-tags issued through the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AZGFD) draw process for deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, and sandhill crane. 

To apply, visit All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, June 4, 2024.  

AZGFD is available to assist applicants. Customer service representatives can be reached from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 602-942-3000. In addition, customer service representatives will be available to provide after-hours assistance — by telephone only at 602-942-3000 (do not call regional offices) — from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, and 5 to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 4.        

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. By choosing PointGuard Plus, or the standard PointGuard, 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. A portal account is no longer required to purchase a PointGuard product. Information:

AZGFD also recommends downloading Arizona E-Tag from either the Apple or Google Play stores, and opt in to receive an electronic hunt permit-tag in your AZGFD portal account (this is not an option selected through the draw). Be sure to update to the most recent version of the app, which is compatible with both Apple and android products. 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. Information:

As part of the application process, a customer also 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 26 of the “2024-2025 Arizona Hunting Regulations” booklet. Printed versions are available at license dealers statewide (call in advance for availability).   

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