LAST CALL: 2022 pronghorn, elk hunt applications due by 11:59 p.m. tonight
Posted February 8, 2022
AZGFD available to provide application assistance
PHOENIX — The deadline to apply for 2022 pronghorn and elk hunt permit-tags is only hours away.
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 8. To apply, visit www.azgfd.gov and click on “Apply for a Draw.”
AZGFD is available to assist applicants. Customer service representatives can be reached from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today by calling 602-942-3000. In addition, customer service representatives will be available to provide after-hours assistance — by telephone only — from 5 to 11:59 p.m. tonight (Tuesday).
To expedite the process, applicants are encouraged to be prepared with the following before calling AZGFD:
- An applicant’s hunting or combination hunt and fish license must be valid through Tuesday, Feb. 8. All applicants, including youth (ages 10-17), who are applying for a hunt permit-tag or bonus point only, must possess a license that is valid on the last day of the application period. Licenses can be purchased online at www.azgfd.gov/license/.
- Know your Customer ID or Department ID. This is a must to submit an application. There are four ways to locate a Customer ID or Department ID: (1) Use the new “Customer ID Retrieval Tool” that can be found either at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Draw/, www.azgfd.com/license/ or when adding applicants when applying for a hunt permit-tag; (2) Log into your AZGFD portal account and click on “View Details” under “My AZGFD Dashboard;” (3) Check your hunting or combination hunt and fish license if it was purchased online; or (4) Call AZGFD at 602-942-3000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Know where you want to hunt. It’s important to have your four-digit hunt number(s) pre-determined (not game management units).
- Purchasing PointGuard is encouraged. 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. NOTE: A free AZGFD portal account is no longer required to purchase PointGuard. A portal account is still needed for those applicants wishing to view their draw results, however. Visit accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register and complete the required fields.
For an overview of the application service, including license requirements, applying for bonus points and payment information, see Page 8 of the “2022 Pronghorn and Elk Hunt Draw Information” booklet. The booklet can be viewed at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Regulations/. Printed booklets also are available at license dealers statewide.
For more information, call 602-942-3000.