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More than 7,000 permit-tags remain for 2019 Arizona spring javelina hunts

PHOENIX — Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2019 spring draw still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for javelina or turkey.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted a list of leftover hunt permit-tags on its website at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Draw/. As of Monday, there were 7,671 leftover hunt permit-tags for the following hunts:

2,627 general javelina
2,493 archery-only javelina
2,133 handgun, archery or muzzleloader (HAM) javelina
240 youth-only javelina
143 general turkey
35 youth-only turkey

Hunters can apply on a “first come, first served” basis one of two ways:

Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday (Nov. 26), completed paper applications can be brought to any department office statewide, at which time a hunt permit-tag will be issued “over the counter.”

Mail completed applications to: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Draw/First Come, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. Allow 10 to 15 business days to receive a hunt permit-tag by mail.

For more information, including license and hunt permit-tag requirements, legal methods of take, and bag limits, view the “2019 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison and Bear Hunt Draw Information” booklet online, or call (602) 942-3000.