As every good hunter knows, different states have different laws about hunting permits. The Arizona Game & Fish Department website offers a wealth of information about the state's licensing rules, maximum bags, and other important hunting regulations.
Here are four things you should know about obtaining a hunting permit in Arizona.
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1. Anyone can hunt in Arizona, as long as they have the proper license.
There are two types of licenses: those for residents (people who have lived in Arizona for at least six months at the time of application) and those for nonresidents, which are slightly more expensive. The comprehensive list on the Arizona Game & Fish Department website lists the prices for various licenses
. Each license has certain restrictions and regulations, so be certain to read carefully to ensure that you are purchasing the proper license for your hunting needs.
2. A general hunting license is not available for nonresidents.
Nonresidents can purchase a combination hunt and fish license, which allows them to take animals such as small game, fur-bearing animals and upland game birds. A valid tag or stamp is required to hunt big game. Any active duty member of the military who is stationed in Arizona, either permanently or temporarily, is eligible to purchase a resident license for hunting in Arizona.
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3. There are three ways to legally purchase an Arizona hunting license.
The first way is online, via the official Arizona Game & Fish Department website
. The second way to purchase a license is via phone, by calling (866) 462-0433 toll-free. Finally, hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased from one of 300 license dealers statewide. Hunters who purchase licenses online or by phone will be issued temporary licenses that will allow them to begin hunting immediately. They will later receive an official license by mail.
4. The hunting license must be carried at all times during a take.
The Arizona Game & Fish Department requires that a hunter always carry
his official hunting license when participating in hunting, fishing or another activity that the state defines as a take. Failure to comply with this rule can result in revocation of the hunting license or legal reprimanding.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.
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