Hunting Calendar For April 2020
April 1, 2020
ARIZONA BIG GAME SUPER RAFFLE: If you win, you can hunt AZ big game species for 365 days. Get raffle tickets for elk, antelope, Coues, mule deer, black bear, desert bighorn sheep, buffalo, mountain lion, javelina, turkey. Go to http://www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com. Entries must be received by July 12, 2019. Online orders accepted through July 14, 2019. Drawing July 25, 2019.
General Hunting, resident: $37 Non-resident: not available see combination
Combination Hunt and fish, resident: $57 Non-resident: $160
Youth combination hunt and fish (ages 10-17), resident: $5 Non-resident: $5
Short-term combination license, resident: $15/day, Non-resident: $20/day
There are also fees for permit-tags and nonpermit-tags. See the 2019-2020 Hunting Regulations at http://www.azgfd.com for details.
Report Vandalism: 1-800-VANDALS
Report poachers: Operation Game Thief 800-352-0700 rewards for information that results in an arrest.
Be sure to check the hunting regulations carefully before you hunt. Many of the following hunts have notes and legal requirements listed. You must check the regulations. Pick up a paper copy at outdoor stores, Game and Fish offices, or go online at http://www.azgfd.com and click on regulations to download the booklet. "Open areas" have restrictions beyond what is listed here. ALL HUNTS require a valid hunting license or combination license. Hunters under 10 need a license or they must be accompanied by an adult who possesses a valid license.
Falconry-only hunts require a Sport Falconry License. See regulations for daily limits and bag limits. This calendar is for convenience only. You must read and follow the hunting regulations found in the booklets and pamphlets available at http://www.azgfd.com and at retailers where licenses are sold.
Mountain Lion: Aug 23, 2019 – May 31, 2020 This hunt is held by zone, with zones having annual harvest limits. Seasons vary by zone. When the limit is reached, the hunt is over in that zone. You must call to report kills or check hunts before going hunting. There are also archery and pursuit-only tags available. See regulations for details on weapons, fees, zones, etc.
Tassel-eared tree squirrel Unit 31: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019 (these were the dates for 2018-2019 as well, so season is open year-round.
Tassel-eared tree squirrel Unit 33: Sept 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020.
Archery-only tree squirrel : Aug 23 – Sept 13, 2019 12A, 12B, 13A, 13BAny tree squirrel
Cottontail rabbit: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 (same dates last years, so season is year-round) Open areas statewide except National Wildlife Refuges, and 11M, 25M, 26M, and 38M. Any cottontail.
Cottontail rabbit in Bill Williams River, Buenos Aires, Cibola, Havasu, Imperial and San Cottontail rabbit limited weapon (shotgun shooting shot): July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 (same dates last year, so season is year-round) Open areas except National Wildlife Refuges) any cottontail rabbit.
Falconry-only cottontail rabbit: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 (year-round) Open areas except National Wildlife Refuges any cottontail rabbit.
PREDATORY AND FUR-BEARING MAMMALS
Coyote and skunk: Jul 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 (year-round) Open areas statewide except National Wildlife Refuges.
Coyote and skunk Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge: July 1 – June 30 (year-round)
Coyote in 4A, 4B north of I-40, 5A,5A, 5B, 8, 10, 12A, 12B, 13A, 13B, 15A, 15B, 15C, 15D, 16A, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19A, 19B, 20A, 31, 32, 42, and 44A: Dec 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020.
Coyote and skunk limited weapon (shotgun shooting shot): July 1 – June 30 (year-round) Open areas statewide except National Wildlife Refuges.
Pursuit-only predatory and fur-bearing mammals: June 1- July 31 2019 and April 1 – June 30, 2020. Open areas statewide except National Wildlife Refuges.
OTHER BIRDS AND MAMMALS
House sparrow and European starling: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 (year-round) Open areas statewide except National Wildlife Refuges.
All mammals EXCEPT game mammals, fur-bearing mammals, predatory mammals, bats, coati, black-footed
ferret, New Mexico jumping mouse, Gunnison's prairie dog, black-tailed prairie dog, jaguar, jaguarundi, ocelot, otter, porcupine and wolves: year-round. Open areas Statewide (excluding National Wildlife Refuges, Units 11M, 25M, 26M, and 38M)
Limited weapon (shotgun shooting shot) English house sparrows and European starling: year-round. Open areas statewide except National Wildlife Refuges.
Limited weapon (shotgun shooting shot) Gunnison's prairie dog Unit 11M: year-round.
Limited weapon (shotgun shooting shot) All mammals EXCEPT game mammals, furbearing mammals, predatory mammals, bats, coati, black-footed
ferret, New Mexico jumping mouse, Gunnison's prairie dog, black-tailed prairie dog, jaguar, jaguarundi, ocelot, otter, porcupine and wolves: year-round. Open areas statewide except National Wildlife Refuges.
Falconry-only seasons: see regulations.
BEARYou can buy a non-permit tag for bear over the counter. Seasons vary by unit and units close when the quota is reached. You are responsible to call and report kills and also call before hunting to make sure the unit is still open. See regulations for details. Seasons are in Aug – Dec. There are also archery-only non-permit tags.
Spring bear hunts are during March – May. Archery is May – July. See the spring regulations for details.
Spring bison hunts are in January, April-June, July, and August, depending on unit. See the spring regulations for details.
NONPERMIT TAGS – PURCHASE OVER THE COUNTER
Bobcat seal (for sale or export)
See the regulations for information on these non-permit tags and prices.
POPULATION MANAGEMENT HUNTS
To be put in the hunter pool for population management hunts, fill out the form found in the regulations.