Hunting Seasons, Season Dates
Find everything you need to plan your Arizona hunting trips. Rules and regulations for hunting in Arizona. Find season dates, bag limits, hunt types, open areas, rules, regulations, draw application details, and other requirements for the hunting of most big game, small game and other wildlife in Arizona.
2022-23 Arizona hunting regulations
This annual booklet includes season dates, bag limits, hunt types, open areas, rules, regulations, drawing application details, and other requirements for the hunting of most big game, small game and other wildlife in Arizona.
Big game species covered in this booklet include deer (mule deer and white-tailed deer), fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison, fall bear, and mountain lion. Note: Sandhill crane hunts are included in this booklet.
2023 Pronghorn and elk regulations
This booklet includes season dates, bag limits, hunt types, open areas, drawing application details, and other information for pronghorn and elk only.
The pronghorn and elk permit application deadline is typically the second Tuesday in February. Electronic copies of these regulations are typically available the third week of December and printed copies are typically distributed starting the second week of January.
2023 Spring turkey, javelina, bison, bear and raptor capture
This booklet includes season dates, bag limits, hunt types, open areas, drawing application details, and information for spring hunts.
The application deadline for spring hunts is typically the second Tuesday in October. Electronic copies are typically available the last week of August and printed copies are typically distributed starting the third week of September.
2022-23 trapping regulations
This regulation pamphlet covers license requirements, wildlife that can be legally taken, season dates, open areas, game management units closed to trapping, trapper education requirements, frequently asked questions.
Report a hunting violation
Operation Game Thief
Be a silent witness.
Operation Game Thief is a silent witness, anti-poaching program that encourages the public to report any suspicious activity or knowledge about a poaching violation. The toll-free hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to report wildlife violations.
Want to Go Hunting in Arizona?
Find ways to experience big game and small game hunting or find a mentored hunt camp.
buy your hunting license
Arizona residents and non-residents 10 years and older need a valid hunting license to hunt in Arizona.
find a mentored hunt camp
The award-winning Outdoor Skills Network is your source for public, hands-on, “learn how to hunt” events.
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