The Arizona Game & Fish (AZGFD) has announced that there will be some leftover elk permits available on March 21st.
The Department will begin accepting paper applications for leftover elk permits on a first-come, first-served basis — by mail only — beginning Monday, March 21st. All applications must be addressed to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Draw/First Come, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086.
These leftover elk permits include:
- 1 — limited opportunity (HAM) antlerless elk.
- 4 — archery-only bull elk.
- 3 — archery-only antlerless elk.
- 52 — limited opportunity (general) antlerless elk.
- A total of 633 hunt permit-tags remain for the minimal occurrence zone/low density (general) hunt in game management units 12A, 12B, 13A, and 13B.
Any remaining permits that are not claimed by mail, will go on sale beginning on March 28th. Also, some of the leftover elk permits are for Hopi hunt open areas. These hunts are available to everyone, both tribal members and non-tribal members. Lastly, A number of leftover elk permits remain for military hunts at Camp Navajo, for those who qualify. For more information, you can click here.
Archery elk hunting can be an amazing experience and we feel its something everyone should try at least once. These leftover permits give hunters a great opportunity to hunt elk in the state of Arizona. While success rates on many of these hunts are low the possibility of finding elk is good and many hunters should try and get these permits.
So, do you plan on trying to get one of these permits? Have you ever hunted elk in Arizona before? Let us know in the comments!