There are plenty of leftover hunt permit-tags for spring javelina, turkey and bear available now by mail application on a first-come, first-served basis from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
More than 9,000 javelina tags, 250 turkey tags, and 70 bear tags remained after the spring big game draw process was completed. The department began accepting applications by mail only on Dec. 1.
For an updated list of leftover permits, along with regulations, applications and instructions on how to apply, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw.
For those who qualify, there are military hunts available for Fort Huachuca. Call (520) 533-2549 for additional information.
Nearly all hunt types are available for javelina, including juniors-only, general, HAM (handgun, archery and muzzleloader), and archery-only. The available turkey tags are for general hunts; the available bear tags are for archery-only hunts.
A 2009 hunting license is required to apply for a permit-tag. Licenses can be purchased from an Arizona Game and Fish Department office or authorized license dealer, or you can apply for one by mail in conjunction with your tag application. When applying for a license via the tag application, be certain that all required information and additional payment fees are correct and enclosed. In addition, youth hunters ages 10-13 are required to have completed a certified hunter education course to hunt big game.
Each of these animals make excellent table fare, not to mention the great experience you gain when hunting these wild creatures.