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 application service when it is available.
The department encourages all applicants to sign up for a free AZGFD portal account. The secure account allows customers to manage and view their draw applications, license history, bonus points in the “My AZGFD Dashboard” section. A portal account also provides convenient access to the online license purchase and draw application systems.
AZGFD portal accounts now are the sole source for finding out draw results and viewing bonus points. Customers are encouraged to create a portal account at accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register, as family account features are now available, and complete the required fields. Draw results no longer will be provided through the automated phone system. Customers still have the option of finding out their draw results by waiting for hunt permit-tags to be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.
**Hunters who applied for 2022 spring hunt permit-tags are reminded, 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Monday, Oct. 25 is the last day to update credit card or debit card account information.
**The same deadline applies to purchasing PointGuard, which ensures if a successful applicant is unable or unwilling to participate in a hunt for any reason (illness, family emergencies, and even acts of nature such as wildfires and severe weather), the accumulated bonus points that were expended to draw that hunt permit-tag will be reinstated. The cost is $5 for each species.
2022 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear and Raptor Capture
AZGFD accepting applications for 2022 spring hunts
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is accepting applications for 2022 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison, bear and raptor capture.
To apply, click on the “Apply for the Draw” button above. For an overview of the application service, including license requirements, applying for bonus points and payment information, see Page 8 of the “2022 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear and Raptor Capture Hunt Draw Information” booklet. Printed versions of the booklet will soon be available at all license dealers statewide.
The deadline for the department to receive all applications is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.
In the meantime:
- Applicants must possess a valid Arizona hunting license (or combination hunt and fish license) to apply online for a hunt permit-tag. That license must be valid on the last day of the online application period (Oct. 12). Licenses are available online, and at any AZGFD office or license dealers statewide. Note: When purchasing an Arizona hunting (or combination hunt and fish) license online, the license number will appear at the bottom of the customer’s receipt. Don’t throw it away! That license number will be required as part of the draw application process.
- Know your Department ID or Customer ID. This is a must to submit an application. There are three ways to locate a Department ID or Customer ID: Log into your AZGFD portal account, and click on “View Details” under “My AZGFD Dashboard;” check your hunting or combination hunt and fish license if it was purchased online; or call AZGFD at 602-942-3000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Check your AZGFD portal account. This is the perfect time to review your personal data, including your application history and total bonus points (bonus, loyalty, hunter education). If something seems amiss, call AZGFD at 602-942-3000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Open an AZGFD portal account. AZGFD portal accounts now are the sole source for finding out draw results and viewing bonus points. Customers are encouraged to create a portal account at accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register, as family account features are now available, and complete the required fields. Draw results no longer will be provided through the automated phone system. Customers still have the option of finding out their draw results by waiting for hunt permit-tags to be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.
- Plan to purchase PointGuard. This allows hunters to surrender their hunt permit-tag(s) for any reason without losing their bonus points. A portal account is no longer required to purchase PointGuard. Information: www.azgfd.gov/pointguard.
For more information, check out the “What You Need to Know” link above.
2021-22 Arizona Hunting Regulations
2021 fall hunt draw results now available
Hunters can check portal account, or by phone
The results are now available for those who have a free AZGFD portal account, or by calling the department at 602-942-3000, pressing “2” and following the prompts. Be prepared to provide a Social Security or Department ID number, and date of birth. This service is free.
To open a portal account, visit accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register and complete the required fields. A portal account allows customers to create a secure account where they can view and manage their contact information, as well as their licenses, draw results history and bonus points in their personal “My AZGFD Dashboard” section. For questions about creating a portal account, call the department at 602-942-3000 and press “7.”
By the numbers:
- 50,258: The total number of hunt permit-tags issued.
- 191,182: The total number of those who applied for hunts or bonus points.
- 148,409: The total number of applications submitted.
All hunt permit-tags are expected to be mailed by Aug. 9.
2021 Pronghorn, Elk Hunt Draw Information
The application period for the spring hunt closed on Feb. 9.
- Leftover permit-tags
- Leftover permit-tag application
- Buy your hunting license
- Draw information booklet
2021 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear and Raptor Capture
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, sandhill crane
- Second Tuesday in June (pending Commission approval)
- Spring javelina, spring bear, spring turkey, spring bison
- Second Tuesday in October (pending Commission approval)
Learn More About Big Game Draw Process and Bonus Points
New! The Arizona Game and Fish Department has created an innovative online course — “Ethically Hunting Arizona” — that provides hunters 18 and older with an opportunity to earn a lifetime bonus point. More information
- 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