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Draw Results, Leftover Tags For Fall Hunts Available

The wait is over for eager hunters who applied for the upcoming season. Draw results for Arizona’s 2013 fall deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo and pheasant hunts are now available online.

To view results, go to https://az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml and scroll down to the “View results and bonus points” link. Draw results are also available by phone at 602 942-3000; select option two on the automated menu.

Second Chance

Hunters who submitted applications for a fall hunt, but were not drawn, have a second chance to get a hunt permit-tag. Approximately 4,000 leftover tags for Arizona’s fall hunts were made available for purchase in person beginning July 29 on a first-come, first-served basis at all department offices. Leftover tags are available by mail along with a completed application. A list of leftover tags is posted online. For details visit http://www.azgfd.gov/draw.

More than 121,600 people applied for this year’s fall draw, and 49,471 hunt permit-tags were issued.

Hunt permit-tags for successful applicants were expected to be mailed by Aug. 9, 2013. Refunds will be mailed no later than Aug. 19.

For those who qualify, military hunts will also be available for Fort Huachuca. Call (520) 533-7083 or (520) 533-8763 for additional information.

Dove, Band-Tailed Pigeon Regulations Available

The early season for dove opens Sept. 1, so now’s the time to start planning and scouting.

Dove and band-tailed pigeon regulations for 2013-2014 are now available online and can be downloaded at http://www.azgfd.gov/regs/doveregs.pdf. Printed copies of the regulations will soon be available at all Game and Fish offices and select retailers throughout the state.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s website, http://www.azgfd.gov, features updated maps, scouting and shooting tips, as well as links to useful sites like http://www.rainlog.org. There’s also a mobile-friendly webpage available at http://www.azgfd.gov/m.dove.

New this year is a possession limit of 30 birds. The bag limit is 10 birds per day. Eurasian collared-dove season is open all year, with an unlimited bag and possession limit.

Dove and other small game hunters recently gained access to about one million additional acres of land around municipalities, making it easier to hunt closer to home. Shooting hours this year are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset.

Information on license and migratory bird stamp regulations is included in the regulations, along with details to help make the most of this dove season.


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