The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for 2022 Hunting Permit Tags issued through the American Antelope and Elk Lucky Draw process.
To apply, visit https://www.azgfd.com/, and click “Apply for a Draw”. For an overview of the request service, including licensing requirements, requesting bonus points, and payment information, see page 8 of the “2022 Pronghorn and Elk Hunt Draw Information” booklet. The booklet can be viewed at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Regulations/.
The deadline for the department to receive all applications is Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Applicants must have a valid Arizona hunting license (or a combination of hunting and fishing licenses) to apply for a hunting license tag online. This license must be valid on the last day of the online application period, February 8. Licenses are available online and at any ministry office. When purchasing an Arizona hunting license or a combination of hunting and fishing online, the license number will appear at the bottom of the customer receipt. This license number will be required as part of the draw request process.
As of January 1, licensees statewide will no longer sell traditional paper licenses, but many will offer to sell licenses through AZGFD’s online shopping system. AZGFD has provided a list of resellers offering online license purchases at www.azgfd.com/license/.
Applicants must know their service number or customer number. This is a must for submitting an application, the release notes. There are four ways to locate IDs. The first is to use the new Customer ID Recovery Tool which can be found at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Draw/, www.azgfd.com/license/ or when adding requesters when requesting. a hunting license badge. Applicants can also log into the AZGFD portal account and click on “View details” under “My AZGFD Dashboard”. Applicants can also check their hunting or hunting and fishing combination license if it was purchased online, or call AZGFD at 602-942-3000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The release also recommends that users verify their portal accounts by reviewing their personal details, including the history of applications and total bonus points (bonus, loyalty and hunter education). If something is wrong, call AZGFD at 602-942-3000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The AZGFD portal accounts are now the only source to know the results of the draws and display bonus points. Customers are encouraged to create an account on the portal at account.azgfd.com/Account/Register, as family account features are now available, and complete the required fields. The results of the draws will no longer be provided by the automated telephone system.
The release also notes that people should plan to purchase PointGuard. It allows hunters to surrender their hunting license tags for any reason without losing their bonus points. A portal account is no longer required to purchase PointGuard. For more information, visit www.azgfd.gov/pointguard.
For more information, see “What You Need to Know”, a list of frequently asked questions, at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/draw/.