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2018 Pronghorn
          Antelope and Elk
                           HUNT DRAW INFORMATION

Use this booklet to apply for Arizona’s 2018 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk hunt drawing.
NEW: PAPER hunt permit application deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Arizona time.
  ONLINE hunt permit application deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Arizona time.
           You may purchase Arizona hunting licenses and apply for the draw online.
       To report violators, call the Department’s Operation Game Thief line: 800-352-0700.

                     The 2017-18 Arizona Hunting Regulations (official rules) can be found at
                          www.azgfd.gov or at any Department office or license dealer.
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Important Information for 2018
                                                                       This list is for informational purposes only and lists important information or major changes
                                                                       that have occurred since publication of the last hunt draw booklet. Individuals should thorough-
                                                                       ly read and understand the appropriate regulations prior to submitting an application or going
                 ARIZONA GAME AND                                      afield. The current Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations can be found at www.azgfd.gov,
              FISH DEPARTMENT MISSION                                  or at any Department office or license dealer.

   To conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and                NEW: Paper Application Deadline is Early The deadline to submit PAPER applica-
     manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation
     opportunities for current and future generations.                 tions is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. The deadline to submit ONLINE applications
                                                                       is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
       ARIZONA GAME AND FISH COMMISSION
           James R. Ammons, Chair — Yuma                               NEW: Hunter Harvest Questionnaire Design The Arizona Game and Fish Depart-
              James S. Zieler — St. Johns                              ment has redesigned its big game hunt permit-tags and the Hunter Harvest Question-
                Eric S. Sparks — Tucson
                                                                       naire will now be included with your hunt permit-tag. A unique QR scan code, as well
               Kurt R. Davis — Phoenix
           Edward “Pat” Madden — Flagstaff                             as a web link, will be located on the back of hunt permit-tags. Scan the code to access
                                                                       our Hunter Harvest Questionnaire webpage then select your species. Completing your
       ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT                                hunter questionnaire, honestly and accurately, is very important to the management of
             5000 W. Carefree Highway                                  wildlife in Arizona.
              Phoenix, Arizona 85086
                  602-942-3000
                  www.azgfd.gov
                                                                       Sign-up for a Free Portal Account to Access Draw Results Early If you don’t have
                                                                       an account, create one for free: www.azgfd.gov, select the green “My Account” button
                   Ty E. Gray, Director                                at top right, follow the prompts.
               Tom P. Finley, Deputy Director
                                                                       PointGuard — Tag Surrender, R12-4-118 Hunters may now choose to surrender
                     REGIONAL OFFICES                                  their hunt permit-tag prior to the start of their hunt. Hunters must have a Department
                                                                       Portal Account and purchase the Department’s PointGuard Membership for $5 at the
                         REGION I
       2878 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop 85935
                                                                       time of application for each species. Refer to page 5 for more information.
                       928-367-4281
                        REGION II                                      Keep Credit Card Information Updated Online applicants are encouraged to keep
         3500 S. Lake Mary Road, Flagstaff 86005                       their credit card payment information current. If your payment is declined at the
                      928-774-5045                                     time of the draw, your application will not be drawn. The Arizona Game and Fish
                        REGION III
        5325 N. Stockton Hill Road, Kingman 86409
                                                                       Department will no longer call customers to obtain payment on drawn applications
                      928-692-7700                                     where credit cards have failed. Deadline for updating your credit or debit card infor-
                        REGION IV                                      mation online is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Thursday, March 1, 2018.
             9140 E. 28th Street, Yuma 85365                           NOTE: If your credit/debit card has been used for multiple applications, please
                      928-342-0091
                        REGION V
                                                                       notify your banking institution that multiple charges from Arizona Game and
         555 N. Greasewood Road, Tucson 85745                          Fish could be processed simultaneously.
                      520-628-5376
                        REGION VI
           7200 E. University Drive, Mesa 85207
                                                                       Drones Drones are considered aircraft and shall not be used to harass wildlife or
                      480-981-9400                                     assist in the taking of wildlife. For more specific information, please review Commis-
                                                                       sion Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-319 and R12-4-320 located on pages 125 and 130 of the
The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits                         2017–18 Arizona Hunting Regulations. Also, see Fair Chase information on page 56 of
discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin,
age, religion, or disability in its programs and activities. If
                                                                       the 2017–18 Arizona Hunting Regulations.
anyone believes that they have been discriminated against
in any of the AZGFD’s programs or activities, including its            International Border Suspicious Activity Homeland Security Issues along the Inter-
employment practices, the individual may file a complaint              national Border may affect the quality of a person’s hunt (see 2017-18 Arizona Hunting
alleging discrimination directly with the Director’s Office,
5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000, 602-
                                                                       Regulations page 71). Call 800-BE-ALERT to report suspicious activity.
942-3000, or with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attn:
Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, 5275 Leesburg              Resident Licenses Available for Military Spouses The Arizona Game and Fish
Pike, MS:WSFR, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803. Persons with a             Department now offers a resident license for the taking of wildlife by the spouse of
disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this
document in an alternative format by contacting the Director’s
                                                                       an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is permanently or temporarily
Office as listed above.                                                stationed in Arizona. The license also will allow the spouse of an active duty member
                                                                       to apply for big game hunt permit-tags as a resident.
This publication is partially paid for through the sale of advertis-
ing. The Arizona Game and Fish Department neither endorses
products or services listed nor accepts any liability from the use
of listed products or services.

Cover photo by George Andrejko
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License Information
Who Can Go?                                      are a lifetime license holder who has moved         per calendar year. When applying for an ap-
Everyone needs a license to hunt wildlife in     out of state, the 10 percent non-resident cap       prentice license, the mentor must name the
Arizona. You need in your possession a val-      does not apply to you. The lifetime license         person he or she will be taking afield.
id hunt or combination hunt and fish license,    will remain legal for the taking of all wildlife
                                                 as permitted by law. Residency may be re-es-
                                                                                                     High Achievement Scout License
plus any required hunt permit-tags, nonper-                                                          The High Achievement Scout License is of-
mit-tags, or stamps. Neither a Short-term        tablished after moving back to Arizona and
                                                                                                     fered to a resident youth who has attained
Combination Hunting and Fishing License nor      meeting the required time period as defined
                                                                                                     either the rank of Eagle Scout (Boy Scout) or
an Apprentice Hunting License is valid for big   below.
                                                                                                     received a Gold Award (Girl Scout). The fee
game.                                                                                                for the reduced license is $5. The applicant
                                                 Residency Requirements
Youth ages 10–17 must purchase a Youth           “Resident” means a person who is domi-              must present proof of their rank or award by
Combination Hunting and Fishing license. The     ciled (claims the state of Arizona as their true,   providing their certification letter, wallet card,
license fee is $5.                               fixed and permanent home and principal              or award certificate at any Department office,
                                                 residence) in this state for six months imme-       and complete the High Achievement Scout Li-
A person under 10 may hunt wildlife other                                                            cense application (Form 306, available on the
than big game without a license only when        diately preceding the date of application for
                                                 a license, permit, tag, or stamp and does not       Department website or at any Department of-
accompanied by a properly licensed person                                                            fice). This license is not available through the
18 years or older. No more than two unli-        claim residency for any purpose in another
                                                 state or jurisdiction; or is a member or spouse     draw. At the age of 21, an Eagle Scout or Gold
censed children may accompany any license                                                            Award recipient is no longer eligible for the
holder.                                          of a member of the armed forces of the Unit-
                                                 ed States who is on active duty and stationed       High Achievement Scout License, and from
No one under the age of 14 may hunt big          in this state for either permanent or tempo-        that point forward would be required to pur-
game without having completed a Hunter Ed-       rary duty; or is a member of the armed forces       chase an adult license.
ucation Course. No one under age 10 may          of the United States on active duty stationed
hunt big game in Arizona. To hunt big game,      in another state or country but who lists this
                                                                                                     Lost License or Tag Replacement
anyone 10 to 13 years of age must have in                                                            Lost licenses, hunt permit-tags, and non-
                                                 state as their home of record at the time of
their possession a valid combination hunt and                                                        permit-tags may be replaced for a $4 fee at
                                                 applying for a license, permit, tag, or stamp.
fish license, a valid Hunter Education Course                                                        any Arizona Game and Fish Department li-
completion card, plus any required permit-       Arizona residents may purchase a resident           cense dealer. Licenses purchased online
tags or nonpermit-tags.                          license. All other individuals must purchase a      can be reprinted for free. Duplicate licenses
                                                 non-resident license.                               can be purchased online. Consult R12-4-103
Where to Buy Licenses                                                                                Duplicate Tags and Licenses for additional in-
Arizona hunting licenses may be purchased        Apprentice License                                  formation. Stamps cannot be replaced, they
online at www.azgfd.gov. The Arizona Game        Resident licensed hunters are able to obtain a      must be repurchased.
and Fish Department will not mail your li-       free Apprentice Hunting License valid for two
cense to you. If you would like a paper copy,    days for use when mentoring a new hunter.           Physically Challenged Hunters
you must print the license from a home com-      This affords new hunters the opportunity to         Those hunters who are physically challenged
puter. Licenses also can be obtained from any    “try before you buy,” under the supervision         may qualify for a Challenged Hunter Access/
license dealer or Arizona Game and Fish De-      of a licensed hunter.                               Mobility Permit (CHAMP). Consult R12-4-217
partment office (see locations on page 3 of                                                          for information about this permit. Contact any
                                                 An Apprentice Hunting License is valid for
this booklet).                                                                                       Arizona Game and Fish Department office for
                                                 two consecutive days when the apprentice is
                                                                                                     additional information and application. The
If you are applying for a big game hunt          accompanied in the field by a mentor. An ap-
                                                                                                     application is also available online.
permit-tag or bonus points on a paper appli-     prentice hunting license is valid for the taking
cation, you may purchase your general hunt       of small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory       Non-US Citizens Wanting to Hunt
(available for residents only) or combination    animals, nongame animals, and upland game           in Arizona
hunt and fish license while you are enter-       birds. Any required stamps must be pur-             Pursuant to regulations by the U.S. Bureau
ing your application for the draw. The license   chased in addition to obtaining an Apprentice       of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), non-
will not be issued and mailed until the draw     Hunting License. An apprentice may be a             immigrant aliens who want to temporarily
is complete.                                     resident or non-resident and may only be li-        import firearms and/or ammunition into the
                                                 censed pursuant to this paragraph once per          United States for the allowable purpose of tak-
Lifetime License Holders                         calendar year. A mentor must be a domiciled         ing wildlife will need an ATF import
If a lifetime license holder changes residen-    resident of this state who is at least 18 years     permit and valid hunting license in
cy status from Arizona, the licensee must        of age and must possess an annual hunting           possession at the time of entry/import into
then purchase non-resident stamps, tags, and     or combination license or a complimenta-            the United States. For further information or
permits. A non-resident tag or stamp can ac-     ry or lifetime license. A mentor may apply for      to make application for the import permit,
company your lifetime resident license. If you   no more than two apprentice hunting licenses        contact ATF’s Firearms and Explosives Import

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Branch at 304-616-4550, or download an ap-           course or another comparable Hunter             • The parent, grandparent or guardian must
plication from the ATF website at www.atf.gov.       Education Course that is approved by the          transfer the permit or tag to the child in a
                                                     director.                                         manner prescribed by the Commission.
Tag Transfers                                      • A veteran of the armed forces of the United     • The child receiving the permit or tag must
Should you be unable to use your big game
                                                     States who has a service-connected disabil-       be accompanied by a parent, grandparent
permit, the Department is unable to reim-
                                                     ity. For the purposes of this paragraph           or guardian when in the field.
burse you for your fees or reinstate your
                                                      “disability” means a permanent physical        • The child must possess a valid hunting
bonus points (except as provided below).
                                                     impairment that substantially limits one or       license and, if under 14 years of age, must
However, under Arizona Revised Statutes
                                                     more major life activities requiring the as-      satisfactorily complete the Arizona hunter
and Arizona Game and Fish Commission
                                                     sistance of another person or a mechanical        education course or another comparable
Rules there are ways people can transfer
                                                     device for physical mobility.                     hunter education course that is approved
big game tags. A $4 transfer fee applies, un-
less donating to a non-profit organization.        • “Qualified organization” means a nonprofit        by the Director before participating in the
The Commission may prescribe the manner              organization that is qualified under section      hunt.
and conditions of transferring and using per-        501(c)(3) of the United States internal reve-   • Any big game that is taken counts toward
mits and tags under this paragraph, including        nue code and that affords opportunities and       the child’s bag limit. Once a tag is trans-
an application process for a qualified orga-         experiences to children with life-threatening     ferred at a Department office, the original
nization, to allow a person to transfer the          medical conditions or with physical disabili-     permittee may no longer use it.
person’s big game permit or tag to a qualified       ties or to veterans with service-connected
organization for use by:                             disabilities.                                   Visit www.azgfd.gov/hunting and scroll to the
                                                                                                     additional hunting information. There you
• A minor child who has a life-threatening                                                           will find a link titled “Tag Transfer.” Organiza-
                                                   A parent, grandparent or legal guardian may
  medical condition or by a minor child who                                                          tions you can donate your tag to are listed on
                                                   allow the parent’s, grandparent’s or guard-
  has a permanent physical disability. If a                                                          the page.
                                                   ian’s minor child or minor grandchild to use
  child with a physical disability is under 14
                                                   the parent’s, grandparent’s or guardian’s big
  years of age, the child must satisfactorily
                                                   game permit or tag to take big game pursuant
  complete the Arizona hunter education
                                                   to the following requirements:

                                   PointGuard (Tag Surrender, R12-4-118)
Tag Surrender allows a hunter to surrender
his or her tag to the Department for any rea-
son prior to close of business the day before
the hunt starts.
Requirements:
• Only available to applicants applying online                                                       • You must meet the requirements (listed in
                                                     be eligible to participate in Tag Surrender
  (not available to paper applicants).                                                                 the left column).
                                                     again for that species.
• Hunters must have a Department Portal                                                              • Hunters must provide acceptable proof to
                                                   When you surrender your hunt permit-tag:
  Account.                                                                                             the Department of the Tag Transfer (i.e.,
                                                   • You will not receive a refund for the cost of
• Hunters must purchase the Department’s                                                               receipt from the qualified nonprofit).
                                                     your tag.
  PointGuard Membership. Cost is $5 per spe-                                                         • You must submit your Tag Surrender
  cies. This membership is purchased at the        • The bonus points you expended to draw the
                                                                                                       request and provide proof of the tag being
  time of application for each species applied       hunt permit-tag will be reinstated.
                                                                                                       donated within 60 days of the donation;
  for (Select PointGuard Membership at the         • The bonus point you would have accrued            and no less than 30 days prior to the next
  end of your online application).                   had you not drawn will be awarded.                draw deadline for that species.
• Hunters are only eligible to surrender one       • You must surrender your hunt permit-tag         According to rule, the Department has mul-
  tag per species then the next time drawn           before your hunt.                               tiple options for re-issuance of surrendered
  for that species, the tag will have to be used                                                     tags. Proximity to start of a hunt, type of tag
                                                   If you transfer your hunt permit-tag to a qual-
  (expends bonus points). Once you have                                                              and demand for the tag will guide decisions
                                                   ified nonprofit, you may still participate in
  expended your bonus points, you will then                                                          about re-issuance of surrendered tags.
                                                   Tag Surrender:

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Hunt Permit-tag and License Fee Information
 The fees listed on this page are valid for 2018 hunts. Please refer to Notes below.
 LICENSES                                   PRIVILEGES                             RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
                                      Allows take of small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals,
                                                                                                                                                                       Not available.
 General Hunting1                     nongame animals, and upland game birds. A valid tag or stamp is                                                  $37
                                                                                                                                                                   See Combination.
                                      required for the take of big game animals and migratory game birds.
                                      Allows take of all aquatic wildlife statewide, including Community Fishing
 Combination Hunt                     waters, small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, nongame
                                                                                                                                                       $57                          $160
 and Fish1,2                          animals, and upland game birds. A valid tag or stamp is required for the
                                      take of big game animals and migratory game birds.
                                      Allows take of all aquatic wildlife statewide, including Community Fishing
 Youth Combination
                                      waters, small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, nongame
 Hunt and Fish1,2,8                                                                                                                                     $5                             $5
                                      animals, migratory birds and upland game birds. A valid tag is required
 (ages 10–17)
                                      for the take of big game animals.
                                      Allows take of all aquatic wildlife statewide, including Community Fishing
 Short-term Combination               waters, small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, nongame
                                                                                                                                                 $15/day                        $20/day
 Hunt and Fish 2,3                    animals, and upland game birds. A valid stamp is required for the take of
                                      migratory game birds. (Not valid when applying for the draw.)
 HUNT PERMIT-TAGS Obtained only through
 application and drawing procedures, prices shown                                                                                      RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
                                                                          RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
 include a $13 application fee per applicant for residents                                                                               YOUTH        YOUTH
 and a $15 application fee per applicant for non-residents.4
 Bonus Point                                                                            $13                          $15                              $13                            $15
 Antelope Hunt Permit-tag                                                             $103                          $565                             $103                          $565
 Bighorn Sheep Hunt Permit-tag5                                                       $313                        $1,815                             $313                         $1,815
 Turkey Hunt Permit-tag                                                                $38                          $105         $237 (for Youth-Only hunts)    $257 (for Youth-Only hunts)
 Bear Hunt Permit-tag                                                                  $38                          $165                               $38                          $165
 Javelina Hunt Permit-tag                                                              $38                          $115         $287 (for Youth-Only hunts)    $307 (for Youth-Only hunts)
 Elk Hunt Permit-tag                                                                  $148                          $665         $637 (for Youth-Only hunts)    $657 (for Youth-Only hunts)
 Deer Hunt Permit-tag                                                                  $58                          $315         $387 (for Youth-Only hunts)    $407 (for Youth-Only hunts)
 Pheasant Hunt Permit-tag                                                               $13                          $15                               $13                            $15
 Bison – Bull/Any Hunt Permit-tag                                                    $1,113                       $5,415                           $1,113                        $5,415
 Bison – Cow/Yearling Hunt Permit-tag                                                 $663                        $3,265                             $663                        $3,265
 Bison — Yearling only Hunt Permit-tag                                                $363                        $1,765                             $363                        $1,765
 Raptor Hunt Permit-tag                                                                 $13                          $15                               $13                            $15
 NONPERMIT-TAGS These tags may be                                                                                                      RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
 purchased over-the-counter at Department offices or                      RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT                                          YOUTH        YOUTH
 license dealers.
 Archery Turkey Nonpermit-tag                                                           $25                              $90
 Youth-Only Turkey Nonpermit-tag                                                                                                                       $10                            $10
 Bear Nonpermit-tag5                                                                    $25                         $150
 Mountain Lion Nonpermit-tag5                                                           $15                          $75
 Javelina Nonpermit-tag                                                                 $25                         $100
 Elk Nonpermit-tag                                                                     $135                         $650
 Archery Deer Nonpermit-tag                                                             $45                         $300
 Bobcat Seal (for sale or export)6                                                       $3                           $3
 STAMPS                                                                   RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT                                                                           YOUTH8
 Migratory Bird Stamp Allows take of band-tailed
 pigeons, moorhen, coots, doves, ducks, geese, snipe,                                    $5                               $5             Included with Youth Combination license
 and swans (Valid July 1 – June 30)
 Federal Waterfowl Stamp (valid July 1 – June 30)                                       $25                              $25                                                          $25

Notes:
1. Licenses are valid one year from date of purchase.          4. A portion of the application fees are designated for         7. Permit-tag fees are for “Youth-Only” designated hunts.
2. All licenses that allow fishing allow for simultaneous         habitat, access and recruitment/retention.                      A youth must pay the higher fee unless applying
   fishing with two poles.                                     5. Mandatory harvest reporting and physical check-in.              only for “Youth-Only” hunts.
3. A Short-term Combo license may be purchased for             6. Not available at license dealers.                            8. Youth, 16 years of age and older, are required to
   any day. Purchaser selects date(s) of validity at time of                                                                      purchase a federal waterfowl stamp.
   purchase. If purchased for multiple days, the days need
   not be consecutive.

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Hunt Permit-tag Application Schedule – Winter 2018
Hunt permit-tag applications will be accepted and processed in accordance with R12-4-104 and R12-4-114 and this schedule.

 Drawing
                    ACCEPTANCE DATES1 DEADLINE DATES2
                                                   Deadline 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) in Department offices on:
                                                                                                                           Hunt permit-tags
                    Applications accepted
 HUNT               on or after:
                                                        PAPER APPLICATIONS                  ONLINE APPLICATIONS            and refund warrants
                                                                                                                           mailed out by:
 Antelope                    (See note 1)                      Jan. 30, 2018                        Feb. 13, 2018                  April 20, 2018
 Elk                         (See note 1)                      Jan. 30, 2018                        Feb. 13, 2018                  April 20, 2018

 First Come 3                                                                                                  Online Applicants 4
                    Applications accepted by mail Permits available for purchase with a                        Deadline for updating your credit
                    on or after 8:00 a.m. (Arizona completed application at all Department                     or debit card information online is
                    time):                         offices after 8:00 a.m. (Arizona time)                      11:59 p.m. (Arizona time)
 HUNT                 ACCEPTANCE DATES                         ACCEPTANCE DATES                                         Thursday, March 1, 2018
 Antelope                     April 16, 2018                           April 23, 2018
 Elk                          April 16, 2018                           April 23, 2018

Notes:

1. The Department will accept Hunt Permit-tag Applications for big             3. First come permits are issued if available and will sell very quickly.
   game listed above as soon as the applicable year’s hunt informa-               Applicants are advised to check with the Department before sub-
   tion is available on the Department’s Web site (www.azgfd.gov), or             mitting an application for leftover permits. No person, including
   from any Game and Fish Department office or license dealer, un-                Youth, may submit more than one valid application per genus for
   less otherwise noted in the Hunt Permit-tag Application Schedule.              the First Come process, with the exception of javelina (see the jave-
                                                                                  lina bag limit description). A listing of leftover permits is available
2.		Department offices at Flagstaff, Kingman, Mesa, Phoenix, Pinetop,             online at www.azgfd.gov under “Big Game Draw” or at any Depart-
    Tuc­son and Yuma will close for business at 5 p.m. (Arizona time);            ment office. To submit first come applications by U.S. mail only,
    completed paper applications will be accepted at these locations              please send to: 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086,
    until 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) on paper application deadline days.           ATTN: DRAW/FIRST COME.
    No applications will be accepted after this time re­gardless of the
    postmark. Deadline dates are different for paper applications              4. Online applicants are encouraged to keep their credit card
    and online applications. Deadline dates may be extended in the                payment information current. If your payment is declined at
    event of a Department-related system failure that prevents the pub-           the time of the draw, your application will not be drawn. The
    lic from submitting an application within the deadlines listed above.         Arizona Game and Fish Department will no longer call cus-
    The online system slow down due to heavy traffic is not considered            tomers to obtain payment on drawn applications where credit
    a Department-related system failure and may not result in a dead-             cards have failed.
    line extension. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to avoid
    the last minute rush. Application assistance can be obtained Mon-
    day through Friday (8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Arizona time) by contacting the
    Department. Only on deadline day, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., after the
                                                                                   DO NOT DUPLICATE YOUR DEPARTMENT ID
    close of normal business, the Department can be reached at 623-               Customers are encouraged to apply online through their portal
    236-7424 for online application assistance.                                   accounts to avoid duplicating their Department ID. Be aware: If
                                                                                  you generate a new Department ID, your existing bonus points
                                                                                  may not be transferred to the new ID.

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2018 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk - HUNT DRAW INFORMATION - Amazon S3
Draw Information
The Draw                                           same hunt number(s) and in the same order            paper application, if required, for each
When the number of hunt permits for a spe-         of preference on the same form.                      person who is applying on the applica-
cies in a particular area must be limited to                                                            tion for a license. Only one license will be
prevent over-harvest of wildlife, the Com-         No person, including Youth, may submit
                                                                                                        issued per person and a refund of any re-
mission Order governing seasons for that           more than one valid application per genus of
                                                                                                        maining fees will be issued.
species assigns a hunt number to a designat-       wildlife in any calendar year, except as speci-
ed area, and a hunt permit-tag is required         fied in R12-4-104(H), when genera are drawn       3. Discounted hunt permit-tag fees are
to take that species in that area. Hunt per-       in multiple drawings; however the annual             for “Youth-Only” designated hunts. A
mit-tags are issued through a computerized         bag limit still applies.                             youth must pay the higher fee unless
random drawing. Big game tags not is-                                                                   applying only for “Youth-Only” hunts.
                                                   Each applicant shall complete only one block
sued through the drawing process are called        per application.                                  Each payment enclosed with a hunt permit-
nonpermit-tags.                                                                                      tag application shall be made by certified
                                                   No more than one genus may be included
                                                                                                     check, cashier’s check, money order, or per-
Qualifications                                     on each Hunt Permit-tag Application Form.
                                                                                                     sonal check or draft payable to the Arizona
Individuals wishing to participate in a draw-      Use a separate form, payment and enve-
                                                                                                     Game and Fish Department. Cash will not be
ing or to obtain bonus points must apply           lope for each genus of wildlife you wish
                                                                                                     accepted and will result in rejection.
online or in writing using the Hunt Permit-        to hunt. More than one (1) application in
tag Application Form, and submit the form          an envelope may result in rejection of all        One personal check or money order can cov-
by the deadline specified in the Hunt Per-         applications. You can list a general hunt as      er all fees for each application, or separate
mit-tag Application Schedule found in the          your first choice and another weapon type         checks or money orders may be submitted in
current year’s hunt regulations (page 7).          hunt for the same genus as another choice         one envelope for each individual applicant.
                                                   on the same application — just be sure they
An applicant must possess a license (includ-                                                         The permit and license fees are specified
                                                   are in the same numerical series. Use only
ing lifetime, pioneer or disabled veteran’s)                                                         in the fee schedule on page 6. The hunt
                                                   one application per genus, even if you are
that is valid on the last day of the application                                                     permit-tag fees on page 6 include the non-
                                                   mixing weapon choices.
deadline for that draw. Youth applying for                                                           refundable application fee.
big game hunts must be licensed. If an ap-         Hunt Permit, Bonus Points
plicant does not have a license that meets                                                           Submitting Applications
                                                   Disclaimer
that requirement, he or she must purchase                                                            The online application service will be avail-
                                                   The issuance of any big game permit has no
the license at the time of application. An ap-                                                       able in early to mid-January. Please check
                                                   express or implied guarantee or warranty of
plicant must submit the information and fees                                                         the Department’s website or sign up for free
                                                   hunter success. Any person holding a valid
required for a license on each paper appli-                                                          e-newsletters for regular updates. You can
                                                   permit assumes the risk that circumstanc-
cation submitted. Only one license will be                                                           register for e-news at www.azgfd.gov/signup.
                                                   es beyond the control of the Arizona Game
issued. License refunds will be made for addi-     and Fish Department may prevent the per-          Attention online applicants: Deadline for
tional applications. Licenses will not be issued   mit holder from using the permit. In such         updating your credit or debit card infor-
until the draw occurs.                             situations, the Arizona Game and Fish De-         mation online is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time)
                                                   partment disclaims any responsibility to          Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Applying for a Hunt                                reissue or replace a permit, to reinstate bo-
The online application service will be avail-                                                        Paper applications (except first-come, sand-
                                                   nus points or to refund any fees, except          hill crane, and raptor applications) may be
able early to mid-January, see page 10 or visit
                                                   under specific circumstances, such as activa-     hand-delivered to Department offices in
www.azgfd.gov/draw for more information.
                                                   tion of military or emergency personnel, as       Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson, Flagstaff, Pinetop,
Paper applications for hunt permit-tags            stated in R12-4-107(M).                           Kingman, or Yuma. Mailed paper applica-
must be made on Hunt Permit-tag Applica-                                                             tions must be sent only to the Department’s
tion Forms available at Department offices,        Fees                                              Phoenix Office at P.O. Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ
website, and license dealers. Please use the       Information about fees associated with            85087-1052. On deadline days, Department
current year’s application form, that is WHITE     the online draw process is on page 10.            business offices close at 5:00 p.m. (Arizona
in color. Do not cut or alter application          When submitting paper applications, each          time), but paper applications can be deliv-
form. Applications not prepared in a legible       applicant shall enclose the following fees:       ered to drop boxes until 11:59 p.m. (Arizona
manner may be deemed not valid and shall                                                             time). Drop boxes are locked promptly at
be rejected as specified in R12-4-104(L). Use      1. The fee for the appropriate hunt               11:59 p.m. (Arizona time). All paper applica-
standard blue or black ink (no gel ink).              permit-tag, which includes the permit          tions must be received by the Department
                                                      application fee.                               before the deadline. Deadlines for submis-
No more than four people may apply
on one application in one envelope. All            2. Fee for a hunting or combination hunt          sion are specified in the Hunt Permit-tag
applicants in a group must apply for the              and fish license, if a license is requested.   Application Schedule on page 7. Deadline
                                                      Be sure to enclose license fees with each      to submit paper applications is Jan. 30.
                                                                                                     Postmarks don’t count.
8      Arizona Game and Fish Department — www.azgfd.gov
Draw Information
Applications will be accepted as soon as the       What if I’m not Drawn?                             is any choice other than the first choice
applicable year’s hunt regulations are             Please use one of the methods (online or           or any other hunt numbers appear on the
available. Please consult the current year’s       phone) listed on page 10 to access draw re-        application, your application will be re-
hunt regulations as unit areas and season          sults. These methods of access shall serve as      jected. You may obtain only one bonus point
dates may change each year.                        the official notification of draw results.         per genus per drawing.
Complete and proper preparation of an              Customers who open a free portal ac-               To apply for a bonus point only, the
application is the sole responsibility of          count will receive their draw results              individual must be 10 years old by the
the applicant.                                     several days early. Open a free portal ac-         deadline date as specified in the Hunt Per-
                                                   count today!                                       mit-tag Application Schedule on page 7.
Why Apply Online?
                                                   Over-payments and hunt permit-tag fees             To apply for a bonus point only, you must
There are many advantages to submitting an
                                                   received with unsuccessful applications will       have previously purchased a hunting license
online application:
                                                   be returned to applicant “A,” as shown on          or apply for a hunting license through the
• Applying online through your portal ac-          the Hunt Permit-tag Application Form. Appli-       draw for the year in which the hunt will take
  count will ensure you do not duplicate           cation and license fees will not be refunded.      place. You must also include the applica-
  your Department ID.                              You will not be issued more than one license       tion fee per applicant. If applying for a bonus
                                                   and a refund of any remaining fees will be is-     point, you will not receive a refund for the
• You have until Feb. 13 to apply online,
                                                   sued. An overpayment of $5 or less will not        license fee or the application fee. Do not in-
  which is two weeks past the paper applica-
                                                   be refunded, and shall be considered a dona-       clude the fee for the hunt permit-tag for the
  tion deadline.
                                                   tion to the Arizona Game and Fish Fund.            genus in which you are applying for the bo-
• Apply from home or work — no driving, no                                                            nus point. A bonus point costs you only
  mailing;                                         If you or a member of your group elected           the license fee (if needed) and the appli-
                                                   to donate your fees or a portion thereof, the      cation fee per applicant. See page 6 for
• Easy to meet the deadline — go to www.           donation will not be refunded.
  azgfd.gov and click on “Apply for a Draw”;                                                          license fees.
                                                   If an application is rejected and a license has    If applying for more than one species for
• Reduces chances for errors (you must
                                                   been requested, the license will not be issued.    bonus points, you must complete a
  still read your options closely);
                                                   The license fee will be refunded; however, the     separate application for each species.
• The initial cost to you is only the appli-       application fee will not be refunded.              Only a single application and the correct
  cation fee and license fee (if you don’t                                                            fees may be included in one envelope.
                                                   Unsuccessful, valid applications will be
  already have a current license);
                                                   awarded bonus points.                              If you apply for a bonus point only using
• The permit-tag cost will only be charged if                                                         the established bonus point hunt number,
                                                   Big game hunt permit-tags remaining after
  you are drawn for that species;                                                                     you may NOT submit another applica-
                                                   the drawing will be issued on a first-come,
• Easy to donate to the Big Game Habitat           first-served basis as specified in the Hunt Per-   tion for the same genus. To do so will cause
  Fund and benefit wildlife populations; and       mit-tag Application Schedule on page 7.            both applications to be rejected as duplicate
                                                                                                      applications.
• Opportunity to purchase PointGuard.              First-come permit-tag results are not posted.
                                                   If successful, you will receive your tag in the    All applicants in a group must apply for the
What Happens to My                                 mail within 10-15 business days.                   same established bonus point hunt num-
Application?                                                                                          ber. The application will not be included
Any application not properly prepared, sub-        Obtaining a Bonus Point Only                       in the random number drawing and the
mitted with insufficient fees or one that is       In the event you do not wish to participate        individual(s) on the application will each re-
illegible is not valid and will be rejected.       in a big game drawing for species offered in       ceive a bonus point for that genus.
                                                   this draw, but still wish to accumulate bonus
If any applicant in a group is rejected for any
                                                   points for these genera, you may “obtain a
reason, all other applicants in that group will
                                                   bonus point.”
also be rejected and no bonus points will be
awarded.                                           When completing your application, you must
                                                   choose the bonus point hunt number es-
No hunt permit-tag will be issued to anyone
                                                   tablished for that genus as your first choice.
in a group if there are not sufficient hunt per-
                                                   A bonus point hunt number is established
mit-tags available for all applicants in that
                                                   within each applicable Commission Order. If
group.
                                                   you choose this hunt number, you may not
Hunt permit-tags will be mailed to each suc-       choose any other hunt number on your ap-
cessful applicant.                                 plication. If the bonus point hunt number

                                                                      2018 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information                        9
Apply Online for Big Game Hunts and Bonus Points at www.azgfd.gov

              The online application will be available early to mid-January.

What If I Buy a License                           draw. If drawn for a hunt permit-tag, you        IMPORTANT: Applicants are encouraged to
When I Apply for My Hunt?                         must also have a valid license at the time of    keep their credit or debit card information up
                                                  the hunt. These may not be the same license.     to date; if your card becomes invalid for any
If you purchase a hunting or fishing license
                                                  Please contact customer service if you have      reason before the credit card update dead-
online, you must print the license from your
                                                  any questions. See below for phone numbers.      line, update your information online for each
home printer. Your license will not be mailed
                                                                                                   species you applied for by selecting the “up-
to you.
                                                  How Do I Pay?                                    date my payment information” option and
                                                                                                   providing the required information. The De-
Are There Any Additional                          A valid credit or debit card (Visa or Master-
                                                                                                   partment is not responsible for any overdraft
Fees for Applying Online?                         Card) must be used when applying online.
                                                                                                   charge incurred due to insufficient funds.
                                                  Your card will be charged once for the ap-
No. The application fee per applicant is
                                                  plication fee and second time if you are
the same whether applying online or by                                                             What You Need for Each Applicant
                                                  successful in drawing a permit-tag. Online
paper. The application fee is $13 per appli-
                                                  applicants are encouraged to keep their          To apply online, simply log on to the Arizona
cant for residents and $15 per applicant for
                                                  credit card payment information current.         Game and Fish Department website at www.
non-residents.
                                                  If your payment is declined at the time          azgfd.gov, place the cursor on “Apply for a
Can I Apply for a Bonus                           of the draw, your application will not be        Draw” on the main webpage and follow the
Point Only?                                       drawn. The Arizona Game and Fish De-             step by-step instructions. We recommend you
                                                  partment will no longer call customers           have your hunter list (including first and last
Yes. Select Bonus Point Only when prompted.       to obtain payment on drawn applications          names, dates of birth, Department identifi-
You must have a current hunting license or        where credit cards have failed. Deadline         cation number, and Social Security Number)
purchase one. You will be charged the appro-      for updating your credit or debit card           and hunt choices completed with all the re-
priate application fee ($13 application fee per   information online is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona        quired information for each hunter prior
applicant for residents and a $15 application     time) Thursday, March 1, 2018.                   to logging on to apply. This will make for a
fee per applicant for non-residents).                                                              quicker application process.
                                                  If your credit/debit card has been used for
What are the License                              multiple applications, please notify your
Requirements?                                     banking institution that multiple charges
                                                  from Arizona Game and Fish could be pro-
When applying for a hunt, you must have           cessed simultaneously.
a license valid through deadline day of that

                                          Useful Contact Information
                                          Want To Know If You Were Drawn?                     Don’t Know Your Department ID?
                                          Call the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s         You can either e-mail customerservice@azgfd.
                                          automated service at (602) 942-3000. Press 2        gov, call 602-942-3000, or reprint your license at
                                          and follow voice prompts. You must provide          https://license.azgfd.gov/home.xhtml.
                                          your Department ID Number and birth date. This      Report a Game or Fish Violation
                                          service is free of charge (long distance charges    800-352-0700
                                          may apply). Or visit the Arizona Game and Fish
                                          Department website at: www.azgfd.gov.               Report Vandalism or Livestock
                                          Main Number: (602) 942-3000                         Depredation
                                          Choose 1 for known extension or name                800-VANDALS (826-3257)
                                          Choose 2 for Draw, Bonus Points and Hunting
                                                                                              Mandatory Harvest Reporting of:
                                          and Fishing license info.
                                                                                              These numbers are only for reporting your bear
                                          Choose 3 for Watercraft
                                                                                              and mountain lion harvests.
                                          Choose 4 for Regions
                                          Choose 5 for Customer Service                       Bear: 800-970-BEAR (2327)
                                          Choose 6 for Shooting Range                         Lion: 877-438-0447

10       Arizona Game and Fish Department — www.azgfd.gov
How to Avoid Duplicating Your Department ID
Customers are encouraged to apply online through their portal accounts to avoid duplicating their Department ID. Be aware: If you generate a
new Department ID, your existing bonus points may not be transferred to the new ID.

                                                                                                 Sign in to your portal account.

                                                                                                 Select AZGFD Account and then
                                                                                                 select the draw icon in the
                                                                                                 drop-down box.

                                                                 2018 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information                     11
How to Apply for the Draw: Paper
If you choose not to participate in the online
application, you must correctly fill out and sign                                                                             First Choice          Second Choice              Third Choice             Fourth Choice           Fifth Choice

                                                                                                                                                                                                           E
                                                                                                                             Hunt Number            Hunt Number                Hunt Number              Hunt Number            Hunt Number
a paper hunt permit-tag application form and                                                                 B
submit it by mail or drop it off to any of the

                                                                                                                                                                                                         L
seven Arizona Game and Fish Department of-                                     Date of Birth                                              APPLICANT A                            I
                                                                               ( m m ) ( d         d ) ( y          y    y    y )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Check One
fices along with a check or money order for                                     1 2D1 21 9 12 C 12 3 2 3 4 5 6 7                             Federal Requirement: Social Security Number

                                                                                                                                               P
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Non-resident
the correct amount. Paper application forms                                    Arizona Hunting License Number
                                                                                                                     E

                                                            
are available at all Department offices, more                                  (must include the 2 letter prefix)                            Department I.D. Number if different from SSN

                                                                               XX 234 567
                                                                                  F           G                          x                                                                                                  Resident

                                                         PERMIT-TAG FORM • A
than 250 license dealers statewide, and as a

                                                                                                                                             M
                                                                               Last Name                                                                            First                                                                   M.I.
downloadable PDF electronic document from
the Department’s website at www.azgfd.gov/                                     DO E
                                                                               Address
                                                                                             D         J OE

                                                                                              A
draw. A list of dealers can be found on the
Department’s website.
                                                                               2 3 4 5 E B E AC H S T
                                                                               City                                                                                 State             Zip Code

                                                                                            S
R12-4-104 and R12-4-114 explain application                                    M Y T O WN              AZ 85 560
                                                            
                                                                               Daytime Phone Number
and drawing procedures in detail. Complete                                                              SIGN ON LINE BELOW
and proper preparation of an application is
                                                                               480 567 19 12
the sole responsibility of the applicant. If any                               Signature (Must be signed by or for Applicant A)                                    H
                                                                                                                                                              X_____________________________________________
applicant in the group fails to complete any re-                               Complete only to apply                               Sex              Weight                 Height               Hair               Eyes               AZ Residency
                                                         LICENSE FORM • A

                                                                                                                                                                            Ft. In.                                                     Yrs. Mos.
quired portion of the application, all applicants                              for a Hunt License 
in the group will be rejected.                                                 Hunting                                  Res-G A                           Hunt/Fish                        Non-Res-F D                No license
                                                                               Hunt/Fish
                                                                                                    F                   Res-F B                           Youth Hunt/Fish                  Non-Res-Y E                refund will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        issued if you
1. You must use a separate application, a                                      Youth Hunt/Fish                          Res-Y C                                                                                        are not drawn.
   separate payment AND a separate enve-
   lope for each genus (deer, elk, etc.) for
   which you apply. No more than one (1)            6. You must either enter your Arizona Hunting                                                                9. Each applicant shall complete only one
   application (up to 4 applicants) may be in-         License Number (including the two-char-                                                                      block per application (for example: Appli-
   cluded in the same envelope. NOTE: All              acter prefix) OR you must fill out the                                                                       cant A, Applicant B, etc.)
   hunt choices for each genus, regardless of          LICENSE FORM section (bottom portion                                                                      10. You must include all information per ap-
   weapon type, must be requested on the               for each applicant) and specify the class of                                                                  plicant in one block only. You may not use
   same application.                                   license you wish to purchase by checking                                                                      multiple applicant blocks to provide infor-
                                                       the appropriate box and include pay-                                                                          mation for one applicant.
2. You must use valid Hunt Numbers; make               ment for that license with each application.
   sure you refer to appropriate Hunting Reg-          An applicant must possess a license that                                                                  11. You must include ALL the appropriate li-
   ulations. Do not use game management                is valid on the last day of the application                                                                   cense, permit, and application fees in each
   unit numbers.                                       deadline for that draw. If an applicant does                                                                  envelope. No cash will be accepted. Any
3. In accordance with federal requirement,             not have a license that meets that require-                                                                   check returned to the Department for non-
   42 U.S.C. Section 666 A13 and state re-             ment, they must purchase the license at the                                                                   payment will result in rejection of your
   quirement, A.R.S. 25-320 (P) and 25-502             time of application. No license refund will                                                                   application.
   (K), you must provide your Social Securi-           be issued if you are not drawn. Only one li-
                                                                                                                                                                 12. You must refer to the appropriate Hunting
   ty Number in the space provided. This is            cense will be issued to you. License refunds
                                                                                                                                                                     Regulations to obtain the current fees for li-
   kept on file with the Department of Eco-            will be made for additional applications. Li-
                                                                                                                                                                     censes and/or hunt permit-tags or you may
   nomic Security for use in identifying and           censes will not be issued until the draw
                                                                                                                                                                     call the Department at 602-942-3000 for
   tracking child support offenders. If you are        occurs.
                                                                                                                                                                     that information.
   not a U.S. Citizen you must write “Not US        7. You must enter your Department I.D. Num-
   Citz” in the Social Security field. Applicants                                                                                                                13. Only Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Com-
                                                       ber (previously called Sportsman I.D.) if
   declaring “Not US Citz” must provide a De-                                                                                                                        bo, and Youth Combo licenses are available
                                                       different from your Social Security Number.
   partment I.D. Number (refer to item #7).                                                                                                                          for residents through the draw. Only Hunt-
                                                       This number is only for those individuals
                                                                                                                                                                     ing and Fishing Combo and Youth Combo
4. You must fill in your name, home mailing            who use a Department issued I.D. Num-
                                                                                                                                                                     licenses are available for nonresidents
   address, city, state, and zip code. You must        ber instead of a Social Security Number to
                                                                                                                                                                     through the draw.
   include your date of birth. You must specify        track bonus points or for non-U.S. citizens.
   your date of birth with a two-digit month,          You must still provide a valid Social Security                                                            14. Enclose check, cashier’s check, or mon-
   a two-digit day, and a four-digit year. (For        Number or “Not US Citz.” NOTE: A Depart-                                                                      ey order payable to the Arizona Game and
   example: if you were born on Jan. 5, 1950,          ment I.D. Number must be obtained from                                                                        Fish Department for the total amount due,
   you would write: 01-05-1950 in the Date of          AZGFD prior to application.                                                                                   along with your application and mail to:
   Birth field.)                                                                                                                                                     Arizona Game and Fish Department P.O.
                                                    8. The applicant or an appointed individual
                                                                                                                                                                     Box 74020 Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052; or drop
5. You must check either the resident or non-          must sign each completed applicant block.
                                                                                                                                                                     it off at any Department office.
   resident box for each applicant.

12       Arizona Game and Fish Department — www.azgfd.gov
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                                         2018 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information   13
Clinics, Raffles and Partnerships
Arizona Antelope Foundation                                                 Arizona Elk Society Youth Elk Hunters Camp
The Arizona Antelope Foundation will hold its annual Antelope Hunter        The Arizona Elk Society’s Junior Elk Hunters Camp will be Oct. 11–14,
Clinic June 16, 2018 at the Embassy Suites in Tempe. Topics will include    2018, watch our website for camp location. This event is held this year
optics, trophy evaluation, photography, taxidermy, practical field          in conjunction with the Unit 6A & 5BS Youth Only Elk Hunt. Thursday
care and hunting tactics for firearms and archery. In addition to the       night the AES serves free dinner to all youth hunters and their families,
formal presentations, representatives from the Arizona Game and Fish        after which they have a seminar on hunter safety, finding elk, meat
Department will be on hand to discuss hunting hotspots and access           care and more. There will be lots of free giveaways for youth hunters.
in the game management units drawn by the hunters in attendance —           Free lunch will be served Friday and Saturday, seminars will be held
bring your hunting maps! Look for details at www.azantelope.org.            and mentors available if needed. The Arizona Elk Society offers sup-
                                                                            port throughout the weekend for game locating and retrieval, as well
Arizona Elk Society Elk Hunting Clinic                                      as anything else the youth need during the hunt. This year’s camp will
The Arizona Elk Society will hold its Annual Elk Hunting Clinic July 28,    again be at the St. Josephs Youth Camp at Morman Lake, AZ. Check
2018. For information visit www.arizonaelksociety.org or call (602)         out this event and others at www.arizonaelksociety.org. Call (602) 492-
492-5319. This all-day clinic will be full of great information about       5319 for information.
hunting elk with a bow or a rifle; locating elk during the early and late
hunting seasons by Dan Adler, Diamond Outfitters Arizona; effective-        Arizona Elk Society Wild in the City
ly calling elk; as well as meat care, cape preparation, and proper use      Wild in the City is a daylong camp held Feb. 3, 2018 and again in
of optics to locate elk in the field and much more. The clinic will be a    November at Ben Avery Shooting Range, camp is designed to intro-
great education tool for first-time hunters and seasoned hunters. The       duce kids 7–16 to outdoor skills. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. participants will
clinic runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and includes lunch. The Elk Clinic will    rotate through six classes including archery, wildlife identification, gun
be held at the Ben Avery Clay Target AZ One Credit Union Pavilion.          safety and shooting, survival bracelets, identifying animal tracks, owl
For more information about the elk hunting clinic and the Arizona Elk       pellet dissection, kayaking, horsemanship and other classes. Check our
Society visit www.arizonaelksociety.org.                                    website for camp locations. Kids receive event shirts and goodie bags
                                                                            full of information and goodies. Visit www.arizonaelksociety.org for in-
                                                                            formation and registration. Call (602) 492-5319 if you need help.
  Thank You Hunters and Recreational Shooters
  Arizona’s rich outdoor heritage is enjoyed by all — thanks to             Arizona Big Game Super Raffle
  hunters like you, whose purchase of hunting and recreational              Each year since 2006, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission has
  shooting equipment supports wildlife management and habitat               awarded the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle (AZBGSR) 10 Special Big
  enhancement in the Grand Canyon State. When you purchase a                Game Tags, including one each for the 10 big game species we have
  rifle, ammunition, archery equipment, and other sporting gear,            here in Arizona. The 365-day season dates are Aug. 15, 2018 through
  you pay a federal excise tax and import duties.                           Aug. 14, 2019, and include most units statewide. The webcast draw-
                                                                            ing will be held July 26, 2018. The 2018 raffle also includes an Optics
  Since 1937, this money has been collected by the federal gov-             Raffle, featuring a full line of Swarovski equipment, as well as $2,500
  ernment and redistributed to the states using a formula based             in bonus cash, with a total value over $17,000. There is also a trophy
  on hunting license sales and the state’s land area. In 2017, that         New Mexico Bull Elk hunt, sponsored by Mangas Outfitters. A “Buy
  meant more than $21 million for game management in Ari-                   Early, Buy Often, Win Big” incentive drawing will be included as well
  zona. This money paid for game surveys, hunter education                  for 2018, featuring monthly drawings for (39) additional winners, lead-
  classes, wildlife water catchment construction, wildlife research         ing up to the July drawing. Prizes include outdoor equipment from
  and shooting range development and operations, among other                Sitka Gear and Kenetrek Boots, Garmin and Canyon Coolers, and Vor-
  projects.                                                                 tex Optics. Since the raffle’s inception, more than $6.1 million dollars
  Hunters like you are part of the largest and most successful wild-        has been raised, with 100 percent of these tag funds being used to
  life conservation programs in the world…thank you.                        complete wildlife projects throughout Arizona. Visit the AZBGSR web-
                                                                            site at www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com to purchase tickets, or if
                                                                            you have any questions regarding ticket prices, deadlines or the draw-
                                                                            ing time and location.

                                                                            RMEF, White Mountain Chapter, Jr. Elk Hunters Camp
                                                                            The White Mountain Chapter of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
                                                                            will be hosting the Junior Elk Hunters Camp Oct. 12–14, 2018 at Sheep
                                                                            Corral in the Greens Peak area of Unit 1. All youth hunters and their
                                                                            families are welcome to join us for this fun and educational camp. All
                                                                            meals are provided free to youth hunters and their families. All reg-
                                                                            istered hunters are sure to win valuable prizes during our Saturday
                                                                            evenings campfire get together. To register, visit www.whitemountain-
                                                                            rmef.org
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Pronghorn Antelope Hunts

                                                                                                                                              n Distribution

                                                                                                                    For further information on prong-
                                                                                                                   horn antelope, their habitat, range,
                                                                                                                    natural history, or where you can
                                                                                                                    hunt them in Arizona, please visit
                                                                                                                                      www.azgfd.gov.

                                                                  LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
License Required                          Any valid hunting or combination license EXCEPT a Short-term Combination Hunt and Fish and an Apprentice
                                          Hunting License (See tables on page 6 for Resident and Non-resident license fees).
Tag Required                              Hunt Permit-tag obtained only through application and draw process as prescribed in R12-4-104 and R12-4-114.
Hunt Numbers Required                     When applying for big game hunt permit-tags, you must use hunt numbers.
Legal Methods of Take                     General Hunt: Any firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow as prescribed in R12-4-304. Muzzleloader Hunt:
                                          Muzzleloader weapons as prescribed in R12-4-101 and R12-4-318, crossbow or bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-
                                          4-304. Archery-Only Hunt: Bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304 and R12-4-318 and/or crossbow as allowed
                                          under R12-4-216.
Legal Animal Definition                   Buck antelope means a male pronghorn antelope, as defined in R12-4-101.
Bag Limit                                 One (1) pronghorn antelope per calendar year, except as prescribed in R12-4-120.
To hunt pronghorn antelope in Arizona you need a valid Arizona hunting or combination license and an antelope tag. To hunt antelope in any season, you
must apply through a draw for a hunt permit-tag.

Pronghorn Antelope: Commission Order 3 (continued)
GENERAL PRONGHORN ANTELOPE
Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities
(except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801,
R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
  Hunt No.      Season Dates               Notes                    Open Areas                                                    Legal Wildlife                 Permits
    2000        BONUS POINT ONLY — See page 9 (No other hunt number may be chosen in conjunction with this one).
    2001        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018                                1                                                             Buck antelope                      25
    2002        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018                                2A                                                            Buck antelope                      25
    2003        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018                                2C                                                            Buck antelope                      10
    2004        Oct 5 - Oct 14, 2018                                3A                                                            Buck antelope                      17
    2005        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018                                3C                                                            Buck antelope                        6
    2006        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (6,9,13)                 4A                                                            Buck antelope                      27
    2007        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018                                4B                                                            Buck antelope                      35
    2008        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (6,9,13,15)              5A                                                            Buck antelope                        7
    2009        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (6,9,13,15)              5B                                                            Buck antelope                      21
    2010        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018                                6A                                                            Buck antelope                        9
    2011        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (8)                      6B South                                                      Buck antelope                        1
    2012        Oct 5 - Oct 14, 2018                                7                                                             Buck antelope                      43

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Pronghorn Antelope: Commission Order 3 (continued)
GENERAL PRONGHORN ANTELOPE
Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities
(except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801,
R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
  Hunt No.      Season Dates               Notes                    Open Areas                                                    Legal Wildlife                 Permits
    2013        Oct 5 - Oct 14, 2018                                9                                                             Buck antelope                      32
    2014        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (14)                     10                                                            Buck antelope                      85
    2015        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (5)                      12A and 12B                                                   Buck antelope                        3
    2016        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (5)                      13A                                                           Buck antelope                      10
    2017        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (5)                      13B                                                           Buck antelope                      15
    2018        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018                                17A                                                           Buck antelope                        2
    2019        Sep 14 - Sep 20, 2018                               18A                                                           Buck antelope                        5
    2020        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (17)                     18B                                                           Buck antelope                        8
                                                                    19A (north of AZ Hwy 89A and that portion south of AZ Hwy
    2021        Sep 14 - Sep 20, 2018      (4,16)                   89A that is east of Fain Rd, north of AZ Hwy 69/169, and west Buck antelope                      30
                                                                    of FR 151/643)
    2022        Sep 14 - Sep 20, 2018      (4)                      19B                                                           Buck antelope                        5
    2023        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (5)                      21                                                            Buck antelope                        5
    2024        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (4)                      30A                                                           Buck antelope                        9
    2025        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (4,10)                   31 and 32                                                     Buck antelope                        5
    2026        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018                                35A (exlcuding Fort Huachuca) and 35B                         Buck antelope                        3
     ----       Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (6,9,13)                 Hopi Hunt in Unit 4A                                          Buck antelope                        8
     ----       Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (6,9,13,15)              Hopi Hunt in Unit 5A                                          Buck antelope                        3
     ----       Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (6,9,13,15)              Hopi Hunt in Unit 5B                                          Buck antelope                        4
    Total                                                                                                                                                          458

MUZZLELOADER PRONGHORN ANTELOPE
Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities
(except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801,
R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
  Hunt No.      Season Dates               Notes                    Open Areas                                                    Legal Wildlife                 Permits
    2027        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018                                2B                                                            Buck antelope                      15
    2028        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (1)                      3B North                                                      Buck antelope                        2
    2029        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018       (2)                      3B South                                                      Buck antelope                        2
    2030        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018                                8                                                             Buck antelope                      25
    2031        Oct 5 - Oct 14, 2018                                8                                                             Buck antelope                      15
    2032        Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2018                                15A and 15B                                                   Buck antelope                        2
    2033        Sep 7 - Sep 13, 2018       (4)                      17B and 19B                                                   Buck antelope                        6
    2034        Sep 7 - Sep 13, 2018                                18A                                                           Buck antelope                        5
                                                                    19A (north of AZ Hwy 89A and that portion south of AZ Hwy
    2035        Sep 7 - Sep 13, 2018       (4,16)                   89A that is east of Fain Rd, north of AZ Hwy 69/169, and west Buck antelope                      10
                                                                    of FR 151/643)
    Total                                                                                                                                                            82

ARCHERY-ONLY PRONGHORN ANTELOPE
Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted water treatment facilities
(except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801,
R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
  Hunt No.      Season Dates               Notes                    Open Areas                                                    Legal Wildlife                 Permits
    2036        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018                                1                                                             Buck antelope                      30
    2037        Aug 17 - Aug 30, 2018                               3A                                                            Buck antelope                      10
    2038        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018       (1)                      3B North                                                      Buck antelope                        5
    2039        Aug 10 - Aug 23, 2018      (2)                      3B South                                                      Buck antelope                        5
    2040        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018       (2)                      3B South                                                      Buck antelope                        5
    2041        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018       (6,9,13)                 4A                                                            Buck antelope                        5
    2042        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018                                4B                                                            Buck antelope                      15
    2043        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018       (6,9,13,15)              5A                                                            Buck antelope                        3
    2044        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018       (6,9,13,15)              5B                                                            Buck antelope                        8
    2045        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018       (3,7,12)                 6B North (except Camp Navajo)                                 Buck antelope                      10
    2046        Aug 17 - Aug 30, 2018                               7                                                             Buck antelope                      10
    2047        Aug 17 - Aug 30, 2018                               9                                                             Buck antelope                        8
    2048        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018       (14)                     10                                                            Buck antelope                      65
    2049        Aug 24 - Sep 13, 2018      (11,12)                  11M                                                           Buck antelope                        5
    2050        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018       (5)                      12A and 12B                                                   Buck antelope                        5
    2051        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018                                15A and 15B                                                   Buck antelope                        2
    2052        Aug 10 - Aug 23, 2018      (4)                      17B and 19B                                                   Buck antelope                        5
    2053        Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2018       (4)                      17B and 19B                                                   Buck antelope                        5

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