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AZGFD Hunting Calendar July 2021

 

Compiled By Margie Anderson

Unless you drew a bison permit, there isn't much going on this month except small game, but small game is a great way to get your kids out hunting this summer. Check the Game And Fish website for places to start looking. Also, don't forget to buy your tickets for the Super Raffle!

For the Fall 2021 Hunt:

Online applications atwww.azgfd.govfor deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, sandhill crane were due by June 8, 2021. Tags mailed out by Aug 9, 2021.

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.


2021-22 Fees:

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.

SMALL GAME:

Tassel-eared tree squirrel Unit 31: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021(year-round).

Cottontail rabbit: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 (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:Jul 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 (year-found) 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

Pursuit-only raccoon: June 1- July 31 2021 and April 1 – June 30, 2022. 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.

Gunnison's prairie dog: July 1, 2021 – Mar 31, 2022Open areas north of the Gila River excluding 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.

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.

General nonpermit-tag required spring javelina July 1-Dec 31, 2021 39 South, 40B, 41, 43A, and 43B. See 2021-22 regulations for exclusions and regulations.

Spring bison hunts are in January, April-June, July, and August, depending on unit. Permit required. Tags were mailed out by December 4, 2020.

NONPERMIT TAGS – PURCHASE OVER THE COUNTER

Archery Turkey

Youth-only turkey

Bear

Mountain lion

Archery Javelina

Elk

Archery deer

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.

 

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