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.
2022-23 Arizona Hunting Regulations
2022 fall hunt draw results are available
Hunters should check their AZGFD portal account
Customers must have an AZGFD portal account to view draw results and bonus points. Draw results no longer are made available through an automated phone system.
Create a free AZGFD portal account (dependent account features are available). 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.”
2023 Pronghorn, Elk Hunt Draw Information
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for 2023 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for pronghorn and elk.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for 2023 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for pronghorn and elk. The hunt draw information booklet was amended Jan. 20, 2023, on pages 23 and 38. The changes are in red.
The deadline for the department to receive all applications is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023.
Applicants must possess a valid Arizona hunting license, or combination hunt and fish license, to apply for a hunt permit-tag. A license must be valid on the last day of the application period (Feb. 14). Licenses can be purchased online, or at any AZGFD office statewide. Note: License dealers no longer sell paper licenses, but many offer to sell licenses through the department’s online purchase system. AZGFD provides a list of dealers statewide that offer online license purchases.
2023 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear and Raptor Capture
2023 spring hunt draw results available!
Hunters should check their AZGFD portal account
By the numbers:
- 29,805: The total number of hunt permit-tags issued.
- 57,670: The total number of those who applied for hunts or bonus points.
- 41,566: The total number of applications submitted.
AZGFD expects to mail hunt permit-tags to customers by Dec. 2, with the exception of those who have downloaded the new Arizona E-Tag mobile app (from either the Apple or Google Play stores) and opted-in to receive an electronic hunt permit-tag in their portal account. Customers who have downloaded the app but opted-in after the Oct. 24 deadline will receive their hunt permit-tag by mail.
- Leftover permit-tags
- Leftover permit-tag application
- Buy your hunting license
- Draw information booklet
PointGuard Products for Protecting Your Bonus Points
The Arizona Game and Fish Department now offers “PointGuard Plus,” an additional tier of PointGuard service that provides hunters with peace of mind in knowing 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