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Thursday is last day to update credit card information for 2020 spring draw

Posted October 21, 2019

Applicants also can purchase PointGuard to protect bonus points 


PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds hunters who applied for 2020 spring hunt permit-tags that 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Thursday, Oct. 24, is the deadline to update credit card or debit card account information.

The same deadline applies for purchasing PointGuard, which ensures that 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. The cost is $5 for each species. 

Applicants are encouraged to keep their credit card and debit card account information current. If payment is declined at the time of the draw, the application will not be drawn. The department no longer calls applicants to obtain payment on drawn applications where credit cards or debit cards have failed. 

Note: If the same credit card or debit card has been used to cover fees associated with more than one application, notify the appropriate financial institution that multiple charges could be processed simultaneously by AZGFD.  

No action is needed if the credit card or debit card used at the time of application is still in good standing. Otherwise, applicants who have been issued a new credit card or debit card, a new expiration date, or had a change to their card’s number, should visit Scroll down the page, select “Update Credit Card” and follow the prompts. Note: It is important to update payment information for each species for which an  application has been submitted. 

Meanwhile, applicants can purchase PointGuard as part of their online application through 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Thursday, Oct. 24, provided they have created a free AZGFD portal account. It’s quick and easy. Visit and complete the required fields. Draw results will be posted to portal accounts. 

For more information, call the department at (602) 942-3000.