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Arizona leftover permit-tags still remain for 2021 spring hunts

PHOENIX — Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2021 spring draw still have an opportunity to purchase a leftover permit-tag and start planning that javelina hunt.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted a list of leftover permit-tags on its website at As of today (Nov. 20), 708 permit-tags were available for the following hunts:

361 handgun, archery or muzzleloader (HAM) javelina
290 archery-only javelina
16 general javelina
30 youth-only javelina
11 raptor capture

There are two ways in which to purchase a leftover permit-tag on a first-come, first-served basis:

By mail: Given the uncertainty and challenges of the pandemic, AZGFD continues to strongly encourage customers to apply by mail. All completed paper applications must be addressed to: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Draw/First Come, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. There is no “mini” draw. Allow 10 to 15 business days to receive a hunt permit-tag by mail.

In person: Applications will be accepted in person beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23. Note: To ensure public health and safety protocols are observed, customers must first contact customer service to make arrangements to purchase a leftover permit-tag at any department office. Call 602-942-3000 or any regional office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays).

For more information, including license and hunt permit-tag requirements, refer to the “2021 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear, and Raptor Capture,” or call 602-942-3000.