Deadline looms to submit Arizona pronghorn, elk hunt applications

PHOENIX — Only a few days remain to submit applications for a 2022 elk or pronghorn hunt permit-tag issued through the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AZGFD) random draw.

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) 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. Monday and Tuesday by calling 602-942-3000. In addition, customer service representatives will be available to provide after-hours assistance — by telephone only — from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and 5 to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday (deadline day).

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).

All applicants are encouraged to purchase PointGuard, which allows hunters to surrender their hunt permit-tag(s) for any reason without losing their bonus points. Information: www.azgfd.gov/pointguard.

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.