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Arizona Hunting Licenses & Draw Tags

How Do I Apply For or Buy an Arizona Big Game Tag & License?

You will need to go online to the Arizona Game and Fish Website, to buy your hunting license after you are drawn for a tag or purchase an over the counter tag, depending on the big game species you plan to hunt. 

A hunters education certificate is not required to hunt in Arizona but it is recommended, as hunters that have completed an AZ hunters education class receive a permanent point towards draws for all species.

If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact JP Vicente at 928-925-9395 or use our contact form, and we can provide information and help you to walk you through the process.

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How do I apply for an Arizona draw tag?

Whether you are looking for a rifle deer, archery Deer, elk or antelope hunt, you need to apply for the draw in Arizona. Arizona is a draw state with accumulating preference points.  You must apply for the license and tags prior to the deadline.

Draw Dates

Elk, Antelope, Sheep & Bison Hunts - The application period is mid January into The 2nd Tuesday of February.

The Deer, Sheep and Fall Bison  The application period starts in mid May and the deadline is the 2nd Tuesday of June.

Spring Bison Applications  are in October.

To apply for a draw hunt in Arizona visit azgfd and click on “Apply for a Draw.”

What is the cost to apply for a draw tag in Arizona

The initial cost to the online applicant is a nonrefundable application fee ($13 for Arizona residents, $15 for nonresidents) and license fee (only if a valid license is required at the time of application). The license fee is nonrefundable whether or not an online applicant is drawn to receive a hunt permit-tag. The cost of the hunt permit-tag only will be charged if the online applicant is drawn for that species.

How to purchase over the counter Archery Mule Deer tags

Arizona is unique in that it offers some of the nations top archery hunts for trophy mule, with over the counter tags for non resident hunters.

If you hunt with a bow, you can purchase Mule Deer & Couse Deer licenses and tags “over the counter", which means you can buy the tag any time as long as the hunting season has opened.

Arizona Mule Deer & Coues Deer OTC Seasons

Hunts take place the 3rd week in August - 2nd week in September & mid December - January 31st. January hunts offers ideal weather conditions and rutting trophy muleys!

What is the cost of an over the counter(OTC) Archery Mule Deer Tag in Arizona?

All through January most units are open state wide and in some areas you can hunt Coues deer and Mule deer on the same tag. The cost for a non resident OTC mule deer tag in Arizona is $160 for the hunting license and $300 for the OTC tag. Prices may change slightly for 2020 but this is one of the best priced mule deer hunting opportunities in the nation!

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2020 Pronghorn, Antelope & Elk Draw Information

2020 Pronghorn, Antelope & Elk Draw Information

2020 Arizona Draw Deadline 

The 2019 draw deadline for Pronghorn & elk was February 12 and 2020 will be similar. We will update this information as soon as it's available.

Arizona Fish & Game will accept tag applications for big game as soon as the applicable year’s hunt information is available on the Department’s Web site (www.azgfd.gov), or from any Game and Fish Department office or license dealer, unless otherwise noted in the Hunt Permit-tag Application Schedule.

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Arizona Hunt Unit Map

Arizona Unit Map

Arizona Big Game Units

Big Chino Outfitters Hunts the following Units in Arizona.

Arizona Elk Units

Early and late season - Units 1, 3, 7,8,9,10 23

Limited opportunity - 17,18,19,20

Antelope Hunting Units

7,8,9,10,17, 18

Mule Deer OTC Units

Early and late season units - 12,13,8,9,10,17,18,19,20

Couse Deer Hunting Units

Early and late seasons units - 6,8,21,23,31,32,34,35 ,36

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