By Lars Dalseide | September 3 2014 14:30

From the Arizona Game and Fish Department - New rule allows transfer of big game tags to disabled military veterans

Hunting for Heroes helping disabled Law OfficersPhoenix, Arizona - Hunters who won’t be able to use their upcoming Arizona big game hunt permit-tag now have the option of transferring that tag to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations that provide hunting opportunities to veterans with service-related disabilities. The new tag transfer option is the result of legislation sponsored by Representative Frank Pratt (District-8) that went into effect in July.

A tag transfer to a disabled veteran’s 501(c)(3) organization requires a big game tag transfer affidavit of voluntary donation and the tag. Contact the individual 501(c)(3) organization to obtain the transfer affidavit. A list of qualified organizations can be found at www.azgfd.gov/h_f/hunting.shtml (scroll about two-thirds down the page to the tag transfer information). The Arizona Game and Fish Department is unable to reimburse bonus points for transferred tags.

“We’re pleased about the hunting opportunities the new rule may provide for veterans with service-related disabilities,” said Arizona Game and Fish Commission Chairman Robert Mansell. “It’s one way that we and sportsmen can show our appreciation and gratitude for their service and sacrifices.”

Keep in mind that there are two other tag transfer options also still available: (1) By a parent to his or her minor child, or by a grandparent to his or her minor grandchild, subject to provisions specified in the Arizona Hunting Regulations and applicable rules, or (2) To a qualified 501(c)(3) organization for use by a child with a life-threatening condition or permanent disability. For a list of some 501(c)(3) organizations providing hunting opportunities to children with a life-threatening condition or permanent disability, visit www.azgfd.gov/h_f/hunting.shtml.

For more information about tag transfers, visit www.azgfd.gov/h_f/hunting.shtml. For information about the legislation, click here. To view the law, click here.

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