Hunters interested in Arizona can now purchase licenses and apply for the 2020-21 permit drawing. The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 pm on June 9, 2020. The process is open to both residents and nonresidents.
To apply for permits, visit the Arizona Game & Fish Department (AZGFD) website (https://www.azgfd.com/) and click on “Apply for a Draw.” Applicants must have an Arizona hunting license to apply for a hunt permit-tag, and it must be valid on June 9. A combination hunting and fishing nonresident license costs $160. (Nonresident general hunting licenses are not available.) Permit-tag fees for nonresidents are as follows: deer ($315), fall turkey ($105), fall javelina ($115), bighorn sheep ($1,815), fall bison ($5,415) and sandhill cranes ($45).
Be aware that applicants must provide their Department ID in order to submit an application. This ID is assigned when creating an AZGFD online portal account and is available through the account Dashboard. You will also find it on your license, if purchased online, or you can call AZGFD at 602-942-3000.
An overview of the application process, license requirements, how to apply for bonus points ($15) and payment information is available in the 2020-21 Arizona Hunting Regulations booklet now available online here. (https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/azgfd-portal-wordpress-pantheon/wp-content/uploads/archive/2020-21-Arizona-Hunting-Regulations-200501.pdf). Printed booklets are not currently available.
AZGFD encourages applicants to protect their bonus points by purchasing their new PointGuard product, which allows hunters to surrender their hunt permit-tag(s) for any reason without losing their bonus points. PointGuard costs $5 per species and must be purchased at the time of application. For more information go to www.azgfd.gov/pointguard.
At this time Arizona has entered its Phase 1 return to normal operations. However, all nonresidents entering the state must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.