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  1. If the March 20th commission meeting doesn't get cancelled it looks like the AZGFD will ask the commission to initiate rulemaking to restrict the use of Game Cameras.
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    Post up your success in tags

    50 tags in the bonus pass and 12 of those are NR with the lowest NR drawing with 17. You say only 6 residents are above 12 bonus points drew in the bonus pass and the other 32 in the bonus pass had less than or equal to 12 bonus points.
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    Tag Surrender/Point Guard=No Bonus Point?

    All of us know what it feels like to deal with the frustration and disappointment of an unforeseen event. After all, life happens. That’s why the Arizona Game and Fish Department is excited to announce an innovative new program in “PointGuard,” which essentially will provide hunters with peace of mind in knowing that they can surrender their hunt permit-tag for any reason without losing their coveted bonus points. A bonus point is an accumulated credit that authorizes the department to issue an applicant additional computer-generated random numbers during a draw. An applicant accumulates a bonus point each year in which he or she submits a valid application and does not draw a hunt permit-tag. PointGuard ensures that if a successful applicant is unable to participate in a hunt for any reason, the accumulated bonus points that were expended to draw that hunt permit-tag will be reinstated. Here are the requirements: PointGuard is available to applicants who apply online for a hunt permit-tag. All applicants must sign up for a free AZGFD Portal account to purchase PointGuard (visit www.azgfd.gov, click on the “Sign in to Account” button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page, then select the “Create an Account” option). PointGuard is $5 per species, per applicant, purchased at the time of completing the online application, or prior to the application period deadline. The fee is non-refundable. Only one hunt permit-tag may be surrendered, per species. If an applicant is drawn in the future for that particular species, that hunt-permit tag must be used, expending all accumulated bonus points. Only then may an applicant participate again in PointGuard. The primary applicant (the person who takes the lead in completing the online application for the other applicants) will be prompted to purchase PointGuard at the time of completing the online application. That primary applicant can purchase PointGuard for each additional applicant who has a verified Portal account. Tag surrender application Here is the process to surrender a hunt permit-tag: A hunt permit-tag must be surrendered prior to the close of business the day before the start of that particular hunt. An applicant who has purchased PointGuard will present the original hunt permit-tag to be surrendered, along with a completed tag surrender application form, in person to any customer service representative at any of the department’s statewide office locations, or by mailing the hunt permit-tag and tag surrender application form to AZGFD, Attn: Draw, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. The hunt permit-tag being surrendered and PointGuard purchase will be verified by the department. The department will restore all accumulated bonus points for that particular species, including the bonus point the applicant would have accrued if not successful in the draw. The hunt permit-tag fee is non-refundable. A person who donates, or transfers, his or her hunt permit-tag to a qualified nonprofit organization, also can participate in tag surrender, provided the requirements listed above are fulfilled. An acceptable proof of the transfer must be provided to the department (a receipt from the qualified nonprofit organization, for example). The tag surrender application form and an acceptable proof of the hunt permit-tag being donated must be completed within 60 days of the donation, and no less than 30 days before the next application deadline for that particular species. According to rule (R12-4-118), the department has several options for the reissuance of a surrendered hunt permit-tag. The proximity to the start of a particular hunt, the type of hunt permit-tag, and demand for that hunt permit-tag will factor into how it will be reissued. For more information, call (602) 942-3000.
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    Tag Surrender/Point Guard=No Bonus Point?

    Ouch, that's an expensive accident.
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    Post up your success in tags

    This is how I believe the draw works. The draw is basically broken down into 3 phases. For starters NR are eligible for up to but no more than 10% of the tags for each hunt number providing the hunt number has more than 10 tags I believe, cow hunts don't count and it is different for bighorn sheep. Now a few years back AZGFD tweaked it so that NR have a chance in the random draw, what this means is now only 5% of the NR quota is set aside in the bonus pass and the other 5% is left for the random draw. This however doesn't mean NR will get the whole 5% in the random draw. Back to the draw. The 1st phase of the draw is called the bonus pass. This basically means that 20% of the tags for each hunt number are set aside for the highest bonus points. For example hunt number 3137 has 250 tags so 50 tags are set aside for the 1st phase of the draw and out of those 50 only 12.5 are available for NR and being a resident myself I hope the AZGFD rounds down and only allows 12. I would think then tags 1-50 go in the 1st phase and tags 51-250 are issued in the next 2 phases. I forgot to mention but in the 1st two phase's of the draw the computer looks at your 1st choice and then your second choice. In the 3rd phase of the draw the computer looks at choices 3-5. For hunt number 3137 it is very highly unlikely to make it to the 3rd phase of draw. In this case it would appear tags 68-69 were in fact drawn in phase 2 of the draw.
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    The giddy bro-man

    If you're talking the North Rim Kaibab archery deer hunt it has been a draw for at least the last 8-10 years and non-residents have been capped at a max of 10% of the tags.
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    The official “I didn’t get jack shoot” thread

    30 was max, 1R and 1 NR 29= 7R and 1NR 28= 12R and 3NR
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    Hunt Draw issue

    If 6 figures a year is peanuts sign me up for that circus
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    Another combining apps question

    As mentioned earlier the kids being non-residents will not be held to the 10% cap if they put in for an antlerless elk hunt.
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    Can’t wait to take my kids hunting

    Try $665 for a non resident elk tag
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    Popcorn thread continues on MonsterMuleys>com

    Now way he shows up.
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    When I see javelina.....

    Dilution is the solution
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    Ted gets his shot

    Except for North of the ditch the mule deer population to me seems to be way down much like every other state in the west but our whitetail seem to be doing ok. From what I see it seems like mule deer get whacked way more often than whitetail during these late archery hunts so I could see the AZGFD making it whitetail only during these late hunts.
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    North rim road conditions

    Not sure what its like now but there was quite a bit of snow down on the winter range during the late hunt.
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    God Bless Our Troops

    From what I've seen watching Fox news, Trumps answer to Iran missle attacks is more economic sanctions.