AZGFD Hunting Calendar June 2021
June 2021Arizona Hunting Calendar
June 1, 2021
Compiled By Margie Anderson
For the Fall 2021 Hunt:
Apply online at http://www.azgfd.govfor deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, sandhill crane by June 8, 2021. Tags mailed out by Aug 9, 2021.The fall regulations booklet is available online and at outdoor stores. Applications must be submitted online.
If tags are left over, first come applications accepted by mail on or after 8:00 a.m. July 26, 2021. Available at Game and Fish offices after 8:00 am Aug 2, 2021.
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.Mail Order Entries must be received by July 9, 2021. Online orders accepted through July 11, 2021. Drawing Time and Place TBA. Go to the website to see details about the raffle and additional prizes and raffles.
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 2021-2022 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.
Tassel-eared tree squirrel Unit 31: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021(year-round).
Cottontail rabbit: year-round Open areas statewide except National Wildlife Refuges, and 11M, 25M, 26M, and 38M. Any cottontail.
Cottontail rabbit in Buenos Aires, and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuges:year-round any cottontail rabbit.
Cottontail rabbit limited weapon (shotgun shooting shot):year-round. Open areas except National Wildlife Refuges) any cottontail rabbit.
Falconry-only cottontail rabbit: year-round. Open areas except National Wildlife Refuges any cottontail rabbit.
PREDATORY AND FUR-BEARING MAMMALS
Coyote and skunk: year-round. Open areas statewide except National Wildlife Refuges and Units 11M, 25M, 26M, and 38M.
Coyote and skunk Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge: year-round
Coyote, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge: year-round
Coyote and skunk limited weapon (shotgun shooting shot): year-round. Open areas statewide except National Wildlife Refuges.
OTHER BIRDS AND MAMMALS
House sparrow and European starling: year-round. Open areas statewide except National Wildlife Refuges and Units 11M, 25M, 26M, and 38M.
All mammals EXCEPT game mammals, fur-bearing mammals, predatory mammals, bats, coati, black-footedferret, 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)
Jackrabbit Open Areas statewide including Buenos Aires and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife refuges, excluding all other Refuges and Units 11M, 25M, 26M, and 38M: year-round
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-footedferret, 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 for Sparrows and Starlings, crow, coati, Gunnison's Prairie Dog, others: see regulations.
SANDHILL CRANE hunting is by permit only. Hunts are in November and December. Apply online by June 8, 2020.
REPTILES A hunting or combination license is required for taking reptiles. A Fishing or combination license is required for taking softshell turtles. See regulations booklet for list of legal reptiles and taking methods.
General Reptiles: year-round – see regulations for areas, limits, and closed areas.
BIG GAME HUNTING: see regulations for information on hunts and dates. Big game hunting is by permit only. To see draw odds go to http://www.azgfd.com/Hunting/surveydata/
DEER HUNTING We have two kinds of deer: Coues' whitetail and mule deer. Hunting is by permit only. Resident permit tags are $58, non-resident $315. Apply online by June 8, 2021Hunts vary in length and are in October, November, and December. Specialty hunts include archery, muzzleloader, CHAMP (Challenged Hunter Access Mobility Permit), and youth hunts. There are also archery-only non-permit tags that can be bought over the counter. See the regulations for information about those permits.
Archery-only non permit-tag deer seasons are in August-September, December, and January. See the 2021-2022 regulations for details. There is a chart on page 35.
BIGHORN SHEEPSheep tags are notoriously hard to get. Apply online by June 8, 2021. Season dates vary and fall in October through December. See regulations.
TURKEYFall turkey season is in October. Apply online by June 8, 2021. Archery-only non-permit tags are available and the hunts are in late August to mid-September. See regulations.
Spring Turkey applications accepted through October 13, 2020. Tags will be mailed out by December 4. Hunts vary by unit and occur in April and May.See the spring regulations for details. Archery-only nonpermit-tag required Turkey is Aug 20-Sept 9, in certain areas only. See regulations for restrictions and requirements.
BISONSeasons vary in length and are in November and December. There are also limited opportunity permits for general, muzzleloader, and archery. Those hunts also vary in length and are in late August – December. See regulations.Apply online by June 8, 2021
Spring bison hunts are in January, April-June, July, and August, depending on unit. Applications are being accepted through October 13, 2020. Tags will be mailed out by December 4, 2020.
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. You need to re-submit every year.