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Oct. 29 is deadline to update credit card information for 2021 spring hunts 

Posted October 21, 2020

Applicants also can purchase PointGuard to protect bonus points 

 

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds hunters who applied  for 2021 spring hunt permit-tags that 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Thursday, Oct. 29, is the deadline to update credit card or debit card account information.

The same deadline applies to purchase 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. 

Applicants are encouraged to keep their credit card and debit card account information current. If payment is declined at the time of the draw, the application will not be drawn. The department no longer calls applicants to obtain payment on drawn applications where credit cards or debit cards have failed.

Applicants who have been issued a new credit card or debit card, a new expiration date, or had a change to their card’s number should visit https://draw.azgfd.com/Payment/Update. The last name and order number on the applicant’s draw receipt (sent by email after submission of the application) are required to update the credit card or debit card on file. For applicants who can’t locate their draw receipt, or might have deleted it from their email account, AZGFD is available to update card information by calling (602) 942-3000, option “5,” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

It is important to update payment information for each species for which an application has been submitted. Also, if a credit card or debit card has been used for multiple applications, the appropriate banking institution should be notified that multiple charges from AZGFD could be processed simultaneously

Meanwhile, applicants can purchase PointGuard as part of their application through 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Thursday, Oct. 29. A free AZGFD portal account is no longer required to purchase PointGuard. A portal account is still needed for those hunters wishing to view their draw results, however. Visit accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register and complete the required fields.

For more information, call the department at (602) 942-3000.