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AZGFD again offering new big game hunting opportunities

Posted August 1, 2022

Limited-entry permit-tag draw for elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, Gould’s turkey opens Aug. 8 


PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) once again will be offering new hunting opportunities that will provide all hunters with 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.

The draw will open at 8 a.m. (Arizona time) Monday, Aug. 8, and close at 4:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Friday, Aug. 12. Applicants who are drawn for a limited-entry permit-tag will be contacted by the department (during the week of Aug. 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 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.    

In addition:

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




The elk and 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 turkey hunt is a limited weapon-shotgun shooting shot season hunt. Legal methods of take: Any shotgun shooting shot as prescribed in R12-4-318, or crossbow or bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304.