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GAME AND FISH NEWS Oct. 3, 2019 2020 spring hunt applications due by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday AZGFD to provide after-hours assistance beginning Friday PHOENIX — The deadline to submit 2020 spring hunt applications is fast approaching. Applications for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear must be received online by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) no later than 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Oct. 8. To apply, visit www.azgfd.gov/hunting/draw. AZGFD is available to assist applicants with the online process. All department offices are equipped with customer computers that can be accessed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Customer service representatives also can be reached by calling (602) 942-3000. In addition, customer service representatives will be available to provide after-hours assistance — by telephone only — from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Monday, and 5 to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday (deadline day). All department offices will be closed at 5 p.m. To expedite the process, applicants are encouraged to be prepared with the following before calling AZGFD: An applicant’s hunting or combination hunt and fish license must be valid through Oct. 8. All applicants, including youth (ages 10-17), who are applying for a hunt permit-tag must possess a license that is valid on the last day of the application period. Licenses can be purchased online at www.azgfd.gov/license/. Know your Department ID. This is a must to submit an application. There are three ways to locate a Department ID: Log into your AZGFD portal account and click on “View Details” under “My AZGFD Dashboard,” check your hunting or combination hunt and fish license if it was purchased online, or call AZGFD at (602) 942-3000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, see Page 9 of the “2020 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison and Bear Hunt Draw Information” booklet. Know where you want to hunt. It’s important to have your four-digit hunt number(s) pre-determined (not game management units). In the meantime, hopeful hunters might want to view a couple of short videos before applying for a hunt. Amber Munig, big game management supervisor, explains how the draw process works at www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpI0lLp5Adk. AZGFD provides step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a hunt permit-tag issued through the draw at www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UVVH7OGo0Y. For more information, call (602) 942-3000.