Hunters, it’s time to spring into action — the deadline to apply for spring hunts is headed your way on Tuesday, Oct. 14 (the day after Columbus Day). Don’t procrastinate any longer.
The spring hunt application process is for javelina, bearded turkey, bear and buffalo.
Don’t forget, there is something new this coming spring — over-the-counter nonpermit turkey tags for youth.
Arizona Game and Fish Department officials pointed out that it is once again a manual application process for the spring hunts — there is no online application process available.
Biologists pointed out that the terrific “green up” last spring, coupled with the abundant rainfall this summer, should equate to a good year for javelina.
The excellent mast crop in the high country this year bodes well for turkey populations.
Spring hunt regulations should be available at all license dealers statewide, or stop by any of the seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices in the state.
The applications and regulations can also be downloaded from the department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/draw.