Permit-tags remain for Arizona 2023 spring javelina hunts

PHOENIX — Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2023 spring draw still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for javelina.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has posted a list of leftover hunt permit-tags on its website at A total of 758 leftover hunt permit-tags are available for the following hunts:

394 handgun, archery or muzzleloader (HAM) javelina
217 archery-only javelina
  83 general javelina 
  51 youth-only general javelina
  13 raptor capture

A total of 17 hunt permit-tags for javelina remain for properly licensed military and Fort Huachuca personnel holding a valid Fort Huachuca post hunting permit. Hunt numbers, season dates and/or special regulations must be obtained from Fort Huachuca (Unit 35B).  

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

Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, fill out a paper application and bring it to any department office statewide, at which time a hunt permit-tag will be issued.
Fill out a paper application and mail it 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, refer to the “2023 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear and Raptor Capture Hunt Draw Information” booklet, or call 602-942-3000.