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Last call: 2021 spring hunt applications due by 11:59 p.m. tonight 

Posted October 13, 2020

AZGFD available to provide application assistance 


PHOENIX — The deadline to apply for 2021 spring hunt permit-tags is only hours away.

Applications for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear hunts, and raptor capture, must be received by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) no later than 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 13. To apply, visit  

AZGFD is available to assist all applicants with the application process. A customer service representative can be reached by calling (602) 942-3000 until 5 p.m. today. The department also will provide after-hours assistance — by telephone only — from 5 to 11:59 p.m. tonight. 

To expedite the process, applicants are encouraged to be prepared with the following before calling AZGFD:

Meanwhile, all applicants are encouraged to purchase PointGuard. This benefit 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. New beginning with this draw: A free AZGFD portal account is no longer required to purchase PointGuard, either at the time of application or through tonight’s application deadline. A portal account is still needed for those hunters wishing to view their draw results, however. Visit and complete the required fields.