From the Arizona Game and Fish Department - 2014 Arizona elk and pronghorn hunt draw applications now accepted online
Phoenix, Arizona -
The online application service is available for the 2014 Arizona pronghorn antelope and elk hunt draw. Hunters who wish to apply online for pronghorn antelope and elk hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process can do so by visiting http://goo.gl/9EWUH0<(and scrolling down to the “Apply for a Draw” link). The deadline for submitting draw applications is Feb. 11 by 7 p.m. (MST).
Applying online is fast and easy. The online process prompts you to accurately complete your form, dramatically reducing your chance of making errors that could result in a rejected application.
Only VISA and MasterCard are accepted for draw applications submitted online. No charges for the cost of the hunt permit-tag will be posted to your account unless and until you are drawn. Those applying online must still pay the non-refundable $13 application fee for Arizona residents and $15 for non-residents. This fee is charged as part of the application process for both online and paper applications. A portion of these fees are dedicated to habitat, public access and recruitment/retention efforts.
The online draw application service works with these browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. Safari users may want to upgrade to the latest version of the OS and Safari browser because some problems have been reported with older Safari versions. This application service does not work with mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone or other Smartphones at this time.
For hunters who don't wish to use the online application service, paper draw applications may be submitted by mail or hand-delivery. The paper application form and the 2014 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information regulations booklet are currently available online. Printed copies of the booklets, paper application forms, and envelopes should now be at license dealers and at Game and Fish offices, or should be early the week of Jan. 13. Please note that the application form for this draw is new. Please do not use old application forms.
Paper applications and fees can be mailed to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052, or they can be hand-delivered to any of the seven Game and Fish offices located in Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, Mesa and Phoenix.
The draw deadline for all applications is 7 p.m. (MST-Arizona time) on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Mailed applications must be received by the department by the deadline. Postmark dates do not count.
A 2014 hunting license is required to apply for the draw. A new license structure and license and tag fees went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. The new structure and fees can be found on page 7 of the 2014 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information booklet. Licenses can be purchased at the same time you are applying for the draw or purchased separately online at www.azgfd.gov/eservices/licenses.shtml. Licenses are also available at authorized license dealers and Game and Fish offices. If you are buying your license online, you must have a printer and print out your license at the time of purchase; the department will not mail out licenses purchased online.
Licenses are now valid for one year rather than just for the calendar year. If you buy your license from a dealer or through the online draw process, your start date (the date your license becomes valid) will be the same as the date it was purchased. If you buy your license through the paper draw application process, your start date will be the published deadline date for that draw. If you buy your license separately at www.azgfd.gov/eservices/licenses.shtml or from a Game and Fish office, you can name your own start date up to 60 days beyond the date you purchase it, and it will be valid for one year from that date. Please note that if you are planning to apply for the 2014 elk/pronghorn draw, make sure you choose a start date that is no later than the draw deadline day on Feb. 11, 2014, because a valid hunting license is required as of that date in order to be eligible for the draw.
For more information about the new license structure, visit www.azgfd.gov/licensesimplification.