Tag Transfer Program
Under Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S. 17-332), there are circumstances where a big game hunt permit-tag can be transferred. Should you be unable to use your big game tag, the Department is unable to reimburse you for your fees or reinstate your bonus points.
Circumstances where a tag can be transferred or donated are:
- Transfer from a parent, grandparent or guardian to their minor child or grandchild. A parent, grandparent or legal guardian holding a big game tag may allow the use of that tag by their minor child or minor grandchild pursuant to the following requirements:
- The minor child is 10 to 17 years old on the date of transfer;
- The minor child has a valid hunting or combination license on the date of transfer;
- A minor child less than 14 years old has satisfactorily completed a Department-approved hunter education course by the beginning date of the hunt;
- The parent or guardian must accompany the child in the field or, if a grandparent allows a minor grandchild to use the grandparent’s permit or tag, the grandparent, parent or the child’s guardian must accompany the child in the field. In either case, the adult must be within 50 yards of the child when the animal is taken.
**Note: There is a $4 fee for the big game tag transfer to cover the administrative costs for processing the transfer and producing an additional tag. See more info. Once a tag is transferred at a Department office, the original permittee may no longer use it.
Donation to a qualifying organization for use by a minor child with a life-threatening medical condition or permanent physical disability. You may donate your tag to a qualifying nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides hunting opportunities to children with life-threatening medical conditions or qualifying permanent physical disabilities. There is no tag transfer fee for making the donation. Please contact the organization directly to arrange for a donation.
Some organizations include:
Hunt of a Lifetime at www.huntofalifetime.org
- Pat Beard, 928 245-3658
- Outdoor Experience 4 All at www.outdoorexperienceforall.org
New in 2014 - Donation to a qualifying organization for use by a military veteran with a service-related disability. A tag transfer to a disabled veteran’s 501(c)(3) organization requires a big game tag transfer affidavit of voluntary donation and the tag. Contact the individual 501(c)(3) organization to obtain the transfer affidavit. There is no tag transfer fee for making the donation.
A U.S. veteran of the Armed Forces who has a service-connected disability is defined in law as one who has "a permanent physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities requiring the assistance of another person or a mechanical device for physical mobility."
The following organization is a qualifying organization for disabled veteran tag transfer:
Wounded Warrior Outdoors at www.woundedwarrioroutdoors.com
Eddy Corona, AZ contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 480 529-8340
American Hero Adventures at www.americanheroadventures.org
Troy Givens, President
Arizona Elk Society
Arizona Elk Society Hunts For Heroes
3120 W Carefree Hwy #1-633
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Raeann Pellegatti - RaeannP@arizonaelksociety.org
Tom Wagner Program Coordinator - TomW@arizonaelksociety.org
Steve Clark, AES Exec. Director – email@example.com
United Special Sportsman Alliance
10973 Sleep Hollow Trail
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
Sportsmen’s for Heroes Foundation
PO Box 131
Springerville, Arizona 85938
Sportsmen for Heroes Director - Sonny Tapia
We are currently working with other organizations and will post the names of those organizations as they become available.