Big Game Hunt Draw Information
View draw results, check your bonus points, update your credit card information and apply for hunts issued though the draw system when available. Hunters may apply using the online service (when available) or with a paper application.
The department encourages all applicants to sign up for a free AZGFD portal account and apply online. The secure account allows customers to manage and view their draw applications, license history, bonus points, gain access to their “I Support Wildlife” membership and more in the “My AZGFD Dashboard” section. A portal account also provides convenient access to the online license purchase and draw application systems.
2019 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison and Bear Hunt Draw Information
The department now is accepting online applications for 2019 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear. To apply online, visit https://draw.azgfd.com and scroll down to “Apply for a Draw.” AZGFD must receive all online applications no later than 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.
The online form has a new look and improved functionality. Applicants should be aware of the following changes:
- The hunt party is established at the beginning of the application process, not at the end.
- If a person does not qualify for a youth hunt, those hunts that have been designated as “youth only” will not show in drop-down hunt selection fields.
- If an individual selects that he/she is military and opts to put in for actual hunts, the main drop-down selection fields and those for military hunt selection will be provided on the same screen. The customer can only select five hunt numbers.
Here are some tips for using the new online application system:
Know your license number and Sportsman I.D. (as well as the license numbers and Sportsman I.D.s of your hunt party) prior to starting your application. If you need to find your Sportsman I.D., log into your AZGFD Account Dashboard. If you have never done business with the Department before, call (602) 942-3000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (MST) Monday through Friday, and press option 7 to have a Sportsman I.D. generated for you.
The “2019 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison and Bear Hunt Draw Information” booklet is available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw. Printed booklets also are available at department offices and license dealers statewide.
This year, consider buying a combo hunt/fish license and get the best of both worlds – hunting and fishing. It’s only $20 more (for state residents) than the price of an individual hunting or fishing license. Visit https://www.azgfd.com/bestofbothworlds/.
The department also encourages applicants to consider purchasing PointGuard when applying online for a hunt permit-tag. PointGuard ensures if a successful applicant is unable to participate in a hunt for any reason, the accumulated bonus points that were expended to draw that hunt permit-tag will be reinstated. Visit https://www.azgfd.com/hunting/pointguard
2018-19 Arizona Hunting Regulations
2018 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Draw Information
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is excited to announce an innovative new program in “PointGuard,” which essentially will provide hunters with peace of mind in knowing that they can surrender their hunt permit-tag for any reason without losing their coveted bonus points.
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–View draw results in the portal
If you have an account, simply login, if not, it’s easy to create one.
Draw Cycles and Hunt Permit Application Deadline Days
The Arizona Game and Fish Department conducts three separate application and draw cycles for big game hunt permit-tags. Beginning in 2007, the Department for the first time held a separate draw for antelope and elk. This change was made to let hunters know earlier if they have been drawn for these two popular big game animals.
Species: Draw Deadlines
- Pronghorn antelope, elk
- Second Tuesday in February (pending Commission approval)
- Deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep fall bison, pheasant
- Second Tuesday in June (pending Commission approval)
- Spring javelina, spring bear, spring turkey, spring bison
- Second Tuesday in October (pending Commission approval)
View Draw Results, Accumulated Bonus Points
Use the link below to view the last draw results. To access the number of bonus points you have accumulated for deer, antelope, elk, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison and bear, call 602 942-3000, option 2. You will need to provide your date of birth and department identification number, (for most people, this is their social security number).
Learn More About Big Game Draw Process and Bonus Points
- Big Game Draw Process
- Bonus Point Process
- Hunt Arizona: Survey, Harvest and Hunt Data for Big and Small Game
- Arizona Hunter Questionnaire: New Look, Same Purpose, Arizona Wildlife Views Sept./Oct. 2009 article
- List of license dealers
Hunt Arizona Edition
Survey, Harvest and Hunt Data for Big and Small Game
Special Big Game Permit-Tag Program
Each year, in June, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission awards Special Big Game License Tags, sometimes called Commissioners’ tags, to selected 501(c)(3) wildlife conservation organizations who are charged to market and sell those tags to raise funds for Arizona’s wildlife.
Up to three tags for each of the following 10 Arizona big game species are typically allocated: pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, black bear, bison, elk, javelina, mountain lion, mule deer, Coues white-tailed deer and turkey.
All of the revenues raised are then returned to the Arizona Game and Fish Department to be directly used to benefit those species through wildlife and habitat management in coordination with the Arizona Habitat Partnership Committee.
Tags are typically made available to the public through auctions or raffles, including the Big Game Super Raffle.
The uniqueness of these special tags is that the hunting season is year-round allowing winning tag holders the time to pursue an animal, many of which can only be found in the Southwest and some only in Arizona – particularly, the Gould’s wild turkey, desert and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer, and the world-famous Kaibab mule deer.
- How the funds are used through the Habitat Partnership Committee
Arizona Big Game Super Raffle
The Arizona Game and Fish Department frequently receives questions from constituents asking, “What is the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle?”
The Arizona Big Game Super Raffle is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity that conducts a special raffle each year to raise money for wildlife conservation efforts. Each year the Arizona Game and Fish Commission sets aside one tag for each of 10 big game species—bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, antelope, bison, turkey, bear, javelina and mountain lion—for the purpose of being offered through the Super Raffle.
People buy tickets for a chance to win one or more of the tags. Ticket prices range from $5 to $25 each, depending on species. Winners will be able to hunt for 365 days almost anywhere in the state of Arizona. Every dollar raised for each species by the raffle is returned to the Arizona Game and Fish Department and managed by the Arizona Habitat Partnership Committee (AHPC) for that particular species, with input from local habitat partners across the state.
For more information about the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle, visit www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com