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ARIZONA GAME AND FISH REGULATIONS FOR ELK and ANTLOPE for 2008. Part 2 of 2.

2007 Drawing Odds
Hunt Success for most 2007 seasons was not available at the time of printing. Hunt Success data will be
included in the Hunt Arizona book, which is printed each May. Draw odds reflect an applicant’s chance of
receiving his or her first choice and are computed without regard to bonus points or residency. Draw odds
showing zero (0) indicates your odds are less than 1 percent.

Unit /Hunt /Type /Date /Permits
Authorized
1st and 2nd
Choice
Draw
Odds
(percent)
pronghorn ANTELOPE
General
1 Buck 9/7-9/16 30 5383 1
2A Buck 9/7-9/16 30 2798 2
2C Buck 9/7-9/16 8 1150 1
3A Buck 9/7-9/16 20 1722 2
3B North Buck 9/7-9/16 5 746 1
3C Buck 9/7-9/16 7 539 3
4A Buck 9/7-9/16 10 1417 1
4B Buck 9/7-9/16 10 1207 1
5A Buck 9/7-9/16 6 746 1
5B Buck 9/7-9/16 5 1115 1
6A Buck 9/7-9/16 3 625 1
7 Buck 9/7-9/16 65 8072 1
9 Buck 9/7-9/16 20 2498 1
10 Buck 9/7-9/16 50 10092 1
12 Buck 9/7-9/16 2 197 2
13A Buck 9/7-9/16 40 1535 3
13B Buck 9/7-9/16 25 678 4
17A Buck 9/7-9/16 4 500 1
18A Buck 9/14-9/19 15 1473 2
18B Buck 9/7-9/16 30 1804 2
19A Buck 9/14-9/19 15 1901 1
19A Buck 9/14-9/19 10 1165 1
19B Buck 9/7-9/16 40 3589 1
21 Buck 9/7-9/16 7 492 3
30A Buck 9/7-9/16 10 471 2
31/32 Buck 9/7-9/16 3 487 0
34B Buck 9/14-9/19 1 332 0
Muzzleloader
2B Buck 9/7-9/16 30 1085 4
8 Buck 9/7-9/16 35 1421 3
15A/15B Buck 9/7-9/16 2 78 0
17B Buck 9/7-9/16 3 180 2
18A Buck 9/7-9/12 10 802 2
19A Buck 9/7-9/12 15 624 4
19A Buck 9/7-9/12 5 185 3
34B Buck 9/7-9/12 1 105 3
35 Buck 9/7-9/16 2 122 3
Archery
1 Buck 8/24-9/6 30 477 7
3A/3C Buck 8/24-9/6 25 376 7
3B Buck 8/24-9/6 10 104 17
3B North Buck 8/24-9/6 20 237 6
4B Buck 8/24-9/6 20 194 13
5A Buck 8/24-9/6 5 94 12
5B Buck 8/24-9/6 10 207 6
6B Buck 8/24-9/6 25 164 14
10/18 Buck 8/24-9/6 100 1415 8
11M Buck 8/24-9/6 5 82 6
12 Buck 8/24-9/6 5 38 20
15A/15B Buck 8/24-9/6 4 97 6
17B Buck 8/24-9/6 5 159 5
19A Buck 8/10-8/23 40 626 9
19A Buck 8/24-9/6 40 429 15
19B North Buck 8/24-9/6 20 433 9
21 Buck 8/24-9/6 10 67 18
31/32 Buck 8/24-9/6 10 94 16
34B Buck 8/24-9/6 1 58 3
35 Buck 8/24-9/6 10 151 7

18 Arizona Game and Fish Department — www.azgfd.gov
Elk Hunts
n Distribution
For further information on elk, their
habitat, range, natural history, or
where you can hunt them in Arizona,
please visit www.azgfd.gov.
Legal Requirements
License Required Any valid hunting or combination license except a Three-Day Hunting (Class H) (See tables on pages 6–7 for
Resident and Non-resident license fees).
Tag Required Hunt Permit-tag obtained only through application and draw process as prescribed in R12-4-104 and R12-4-114.
EXCEPT for General Nonpermit and Archery-Only Nonpermit seasons: a hunt nonpermit-tag must be obtained
from a license dealer as prescribed in R12-4-114.
Hunt Numbers Required When applying for big game hunt permit-tags, you must use hunt numbers.

Legal Methods of Take General Hunt: Any firearm or bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304.

Muzzleloader Hunt: Muzzleloading
weapons as prescribed in R12-4-101 and R12-4-318, or bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-

304. Archery-Only
Hunt: Bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304 and R12-4-318 and/or crossbow as prescribed in R12-4-216.
Legal Animal Definition Bull elk means an antlered elk. Antlered means having an antler fully erupted through the skin and capable
of being shed. Antlerless means not having an antler, antlers, or any part thereof erupted through the skin, as
defined in R12-4-101.
Bag Limit One (1) elk per calendar year, except as prescribed in R12-4-120.
To hunt elk in Arizona you need a valid Arizona hunting or combination license and an elk tag. To hunt elk in General, Juniors-Only, Muzzleloader or
Archery-Only seasons, you must apply through a draw for a hunt permit-tag. To hunt elk in a General or Archery-Only Nonpermit Tag season, you must
obtain a hunt nonpermit-tag available only at department offices. The same tag can be used in either the General or Archery-Only Nonpermit-tag season.
The Department offers “Juniors-Only” designated hunts. If applying for a Juniors-Only hunt, do not reapply for the same species with other applicants on
a separate application. Persons are eligible to participate up to and throughout the calendar year of their 17th birthday, provided that persons between the
ages of 10 and 13 have satisfactorily completed a Hunter Education Course that is approved by the Director as per ARS 17-335 (C). If a person is applying
for a Juniors-Only hunt and a regular hunt on the same application, the higher of the tag fees must be enclosed.


Elk: Commission Order 4
General Elk
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Hunt No. Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
3000 BONUS POINT ONLY – See page 9 (No other hunt number may be chosen in conjunction with this one).
3001 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 3A and 3C Bull elk 30
3002 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 4B Bull elk 50
3003 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (9,28) 5B North Bull elk 25
3004 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (28) 9 Bull elk 25
3005 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 10 Bull elk 25
3006 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 21 Bull elk 5
3007 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (17) 22 North Bull elk 30
3008 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (20) 23 North Bull elk 15
3009 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (26) 27 Bull elk 25
3010 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (26) 1, 2B, and 2C Bull elk 425
3011 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 3A and 3C Bull elk 250
3012 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 4A Bull elk 395
2008 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information 19
Elk: Commission Order 4 (continued)
General Elk
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Hunt No. Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
3013 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 4B Bull elk 400
3014 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (7,28) 5A Bull elk 240
3015 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (9,28) 5B North Bull elk 500
3016 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (11,28) 5B South Bull elk 350
3017 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (28) 6A Bull elk 950
3018 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (23,28) 6B (except Camp Navajo) Bull elk 200
3019 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (15,28) 7 East Bull elk 425
3020 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (16,28) 7 West Bull elk 450
3021 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (28) 8 Bull elk 500
3022 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (28) 9 Bull elk 275
3023 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 10 Bull elk 450
3024 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 19A Bull elk 40
3025 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (24) 21 Bull elk 10
3026 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (17) 22 North Bull elk 350
3027 Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2008 (17) 22 North Bull elk 400
3028 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (18) 22 South Bull elk 30
3029 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 23 Bull elk 150
3030 Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2008 23 Bull elk 150
3031 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 (26) 27 Bull elk 400
3032 Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2008 (1,26) Escudilla Hunt Area in Unit 1 Antlerless elk 50
3033 Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2008 (2,26) 1 East Antlerless elk 50
3034 Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2008 (26) 1, 2B, and 2C Antlerless elk 150
3035 Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2008 3A and 3C Antlerless elk 250
3036 Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2008 (4) 3A and 3C East Antlerless elk 300
3037 Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2008 (6) 3C West Antlerless elk 150
3038 Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2008 4A Antlerless elk 100
3039 Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2008 4B Antlerless elk 200
3040 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (7,28) 5A Antlerless elk 325
3041 Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2008 (7,28) 5A Antlerless elk 220
3042 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (9,28) 5B North Antlerless elk 300
3043 Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2008 (9,28) 5B North Antlerless elk 150
3044 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (11,28) 5B South Antlerless elk 625
3045 Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2008 (11,28) 5B South Antlerless elk 420
3046 Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2008 (28) 6A Antlerless elk 845
3047 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (14,28) 6A West Antlerless elk 75
3048 Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2008 (23,28) 6B (except Camp Navajo) Antlerless elk 450
3049 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (15,28) 7 East Antlerless elk 325
3050 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (16,28) 7 West Antlerless elk 520
3051 Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2008 (28) 8 Antlerless elk 200
3052 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (28) 9 Antlerless elk 400
3053 Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2008 (28) 9 Antlerless elk 400
3054 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 10 Antlerless elk 600
3055 Dec 5 - Dec 14, 2008 10 Antlerless elk 600
3056 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 19A Antlerless elk 50
3057 Dec 5 - Dec 14, 2008 19A Antlerless elk 40
3058 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (17) 22 North Antlerless elk 225
3059 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (18) 22 South Antlerless elk 30
3060 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (20) 23 North Antlerless elk 120
3061 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (26) 27 Antlerless elk 170
---- Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Antlerless elk ---
---- Nov 21 - Dec 11, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Antlerless elk ---
---- Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (23,25) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B (Disabled Veteran) Antlerless elk ---
---- Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Any elk ---
---- Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Any elk ---
---- Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (23,25) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B (Disabled Veteran) Any elk ---
Total 15910
Juniors -Only Elk
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Hunt No. Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
3062 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (26) 1 and 2C Antlerless elk 160
3063 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 3A and 3C Antlerless elk 250
3064 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 4A Antlerless elk 100
3065 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (12,13,28) 6A North and 6A South Antlerless elk 765
3066 Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2008 (17) 22 North Antlerless elk 30
3067 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (21) 23 South Antlerless elk 30
Total 1335
20 Arizona Game and Fish Department — www.azgfd.gov
Elk: Commission Order 4 (continued)
Limited Opportunity (General ) Elk
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Hunt No. Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
3068 Oct 3 - Oct 16, 2008 (22) 15A, 15B, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19B, 20A, and 20C Bull elk 60
3069 Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2008 (3,22) Round Valley Hunt Area in Unit 1 Antlerless elk 40
3070 Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2008 (22) 2A and 2B Antlerless elk 40
3071 Oct 3 - Oct 12, 2008 (22) 2A and 2B Antlerless elk 40
3072 Oct 17 - Oct 26, 2008 (22) 2A and 2B Antlerless elk 30
3073 Dec 5 - Dec 14, 2008 (22) 2A and 2B Antlerless elk 30
3074 Oct 3 - Oct 16, 2008 (5,22) 3A West and 4B Dry Lake Antlerless elk 75
3075 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (7,8,22,28) East Sunset, West Sunset, and Meteor Crater Hunt Areas
in Units 5A and 5B North Antlerless elk 75
3076 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (10,22,28) Twin Arrows, Two Guns, and Grapevine Hunt Areas in
Unit 5B North Antlerless elk 125
3077 Oct 3 - Oct 16, 2008 (22) 15A, 15B, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19B, 20A and 20C Antlerless elk 100
3078 Oct 17 - Dec 14, 2008 (22) 15A, 15B, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19B, 20A, and 20C Antlerless elk 500
3079 Aug 8 - Aug 11, 2008 (19,22) Canyon Creek Hunt Area in Unit 23 Antlerless elk 8
3080 Aug 15 - Aug 18, 2008 (19,22) Canyon Creek Hunt Area in Unit 23 Antlerless elk 8
3081 Sep 5 - Sep 8, 2008 (19,22) Canyon Creek Hunt Area in Unit 23 Antlerless elk 8
3082 Sep 12 - Sep 15, 2008 (19,22) Canyon Creek Hunt Area in Unit 23 Antlerless elk 8
3083 Nov 28 - Dec 9, 2008 (22) 24A Antlerless elk 10
3084 Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2008 (22,29) Martinez Hunt Area in Unit 27 Antlerless elk 30
3085 Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2008 (22,27) 27 South Antlerless elk 50
3086 Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2008 (22) 28, 31, and 32 Antlerless elk 15
3087 Oct 31 - Nov 29, 2008 (22) 28, 31, and 32 Antlerless elk 25
3088 Nov 28 - Dec 29, 2008 (22) 28, 31, and 32 Antlerless elk 25
3089 Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2008 (22) 2A and 2B Any elk 20
3090 Oct 3 - Oct 12, 2008 (22) 2A and 2B Any elk 20
3091 Oct 17 - Oct 26, 2008 (22) 2A and 2B Any elk 15
3092 Dec 5 - Dec 14, 2008 (22) 2A and 2B Any elk 15
3093 Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2008 (7,8,22,28) East Sunset, West Sunset, and Meteor Crater Hunt Areas
in Units 5A and 5B North Any elk 75
3094 Oct 17 - Dec 14, 2008 (22) 15A, 15B, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19B, 20A, and 20C Any elk 250
3095 Dec 1 - Dec 12, 2008 (22) 24A Any elk 5
3096 Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2008 (22,29) Martinez Hunt Area in Unit 27 Any elk 20
3097 Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2008 (22) 28, 31, and 32 Any elk 10
Total 1732
CHAMP Elk
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Hunt No. Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
3098 Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2008 (26) 1 Antlerless elk 10
Total 10
Muzzleloader Elk
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Hunt No. Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
3099 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (26) 1, 2B, and 2C Bull elk 40
3100 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 3B Bull elk 20
3101 Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2008 3B Bull elk 150
3102 Nov 14 - Nov 20, 2008 (28) 6A Bull elk 450
3103 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (28) 6B (except Camp Navajo) Bull elk 25
3104 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 16A (except Mohave County Park Lands) Bull elk 3
3105 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (18) 22 South Bull elk 40
3106 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (21) 23 South Bull elk 15
3107 Dec 12 - Dec 31, 2008 3B Antlerless elk 250
3108 Nov 14 - Nov 20, 2008 (28) 6A Antlerless elk 200
3109 Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2008 (28) 8 Antlerless elk 150
---- Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Antlerless elk ---
---- Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Any elk ---
Total 1343
Archery -Only Elk
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Hunt No. Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
3110 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (26) 1, 2B, and 2C Bull elk 150
3111 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 3A and 3C Bull elk 150
3112 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 3B Bull elk 75
3113 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 4A Bull elk 225
3114 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 4B Bull elk 200
2008 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information 21
Elk: Commission Order 4 (continued)
Archery -Only Elk
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Hunt No. Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
3115 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (7,28) 5A Bull elk 110
3116 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (9,28) 5B North Bull elk 175
3117 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (11,28) 5B South Bull elk 200
3118 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (12,28) 6A North Bull elk 150
3119 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (13,28) 6A South Bull elk 150
3120 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (14,28) 6A West Bull elk 75
3121 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (23,28) 6B (except Camp Navajo) Bull elk 100
3122 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (15,28) 7 East Bull elk 130
3123 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (16,28) 7 West Bull elk 150
3124 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (28) 8 Bull elk 125
3125 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (28) 9 Bull elk 75
3126 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 10 Bull elk 150
3127 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (28) 11M Bull elk 80
3128 Sep 26 - Oct 9, 2008 (28) 11M Bull elk 80
3129 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 16A (except Mohave County Park Lands) Bull elk 4
3130 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 19A Bull elk 20
3131 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 22 Bull elk 25
3132 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (20) 23 North Bull elk 15
3133 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (21) 23 South Bull elk 15
3134 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (26) 27 Bull elk 150
3135 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (26) 1, 2B, and 2C Bull elk 25
3136 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 3A and 3C Bull elk 25
3137 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 3B Bull elk 25
3138 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 4A Bull elk 25
3139 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 4B Bull elk 25
3140 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (7,28) 5A Bull elk 25
3141 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (9,28) 5B North Bull elk 25
3142 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (11,28) 5B South Bull elk 25
3143 Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2008 (28) 6A Bull elk 25
3144 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (28) 6B (except Camp Navajo) Bull elk 25
3145 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (15,28) 7 East Bull elk 25
3146 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (16,28) 7 West Bull elk 25
3147 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (28) 8 Bull elk 25
3148 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (28) 9 Bull elk 25
3149 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 10 Bull elk 25
3150 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (17) 22 North Bull elk 300
3151 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (18) 22 South Bull elk 30
3152 Nov 7 - Nov 20, 2008 23 Bull elk 150
3153 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 (26) 27 Bull elk 25
3154 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (26) 1, 2B, and 2C Antlerless elk 75
3155 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 3A and 3C Antlerless elk 70
3156 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 3B Antlerless elk 25
3157 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 4A Antlerless elk 80
3158 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 4B Antlerless elk 50
3159 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (7,28) 5A Antlerless elk 135
3160 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (9,28) 5B North Antlerless elk 100
3161 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (11,28) 5B South Antlerless elk 200
3162 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (12,28) 6A North Antlerless elk 200
3163 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (13,28) 6A South Antlerless elk 175
3164 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (14,28) 6A West Antlerless elk 50
3165 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (23,28) 6B (except Camp Navajo) Antlerless elk 100
3166 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (15,28) 7 East Antlerless elk 75
3167 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (16,28) 7 West Antlerless elk 75
3168 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (28) 8 Antlerless elk 50
3169 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 10 Antlerless elk 75
3170 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (28) 11M Antlerless elk 80
3171 Sep 26 - Oct 9, 2008 (28) 11M Antlerless elk 80
3172 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 22 Antlerless elk 70
3173 Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2008 23 Antlerless elk 100
3174 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (26) 27 Antlerless elk 75
---- Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Antlerless elk ---
---- Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Antlerless elk ---
---- Nov 7 - Nov 20, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Antlerless elk ---
---- Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Any elk ---
---- Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Any elk ---
---- Nov 7 - Nov 20, 2008 (23) Camp Navajo in Unit 6B Any elk ---
Total 5599
22 Arizona Game and Fish Department — www.azgfd.gov
Elk: Commission Order 4 (continued)
Limited Opportunity (Archery -Only ) Elk
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Hunt No. Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
3175 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (22) 15A, 15B, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19B, 20A, and 20C Bull elk 75
3176 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (22) 15A, 15B, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 19B, 20A, and 20C Antlerless elk 75
3177 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (22) 28 Any elk 5
3178 Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2008 (22) 31 and 32 Any elk 5
Total 160
General Nonpermit Tag Required Elk (available only at department offices)
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2008 (30,31)
Little Colorado River Hunt Area in Units 4A and 4B; Units
12A and 12B; and the Alamo Lake Hunt Area in Units 16A
and 44A
Any elk
Aug 1 - Sep 11, 2008 (30,31)
Little Colorado River Hunt Area in Units 4A and 4B; Units
12A and 12B; and the Alamo Lake Hunt Area in Units 16A
and 44A
Any elk
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (31) Units 12A and 12B; and the Alamo Lake Hunt Area in
Units 16A and 44A Any elk
Archery -Only Nonpermit Tag Required Elk (available only at department offices)
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2008 (32,33) Rincon Basin Hunt Area in Units 4A and 4B, and Verde
Valley Hunt Area in Units 6A, 19A, and 21 Any elk
Aug 1 - Sep 11, 2008 (32,33) Rincon Basin Hunt Area in Units 4A and 4B, and Verde
Valley Hunt Area in Units 6A, 19A, and 21 Any elk
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (32,33) Rincon Basin Hunt Area in Units 4A and 4B, and Verde
Valley Hunt Area in Units 6A, 19A, and 21 Any elk
Elk Notes:
1. Escudilla Hunt Area in Unit 1 - That portion
of Unit 1 east and north of U.S. Hwy
180.
2. 1 East Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit 1
beginning at the junction of AZ Hwy 260
and AZ Hwy 261; south on AZ Hwy 261 to
FR 113 (AZ Hwy 273); south on FR 113 to
FR 249; east on FR 249 to U.S. Hwy 180;
south and east on U.S. Hwy 180 to the Arizona/
New Mexico Stateline; north along
the Arizona/New Mexico Stateline to U.S.
Hwy 60; west on U.S. Hwy 60 to U.S. Hwy
180; south on U.S. Hwy 180 to AZ Hwy
260; west on AZ Hwy 260 to AZ Hwy 261.
3. Round Valley Hunt Area in Unit 1 - That
portion of Unit 1 beginning at the junction
of AZ Hwy 260 and AZ Hwy 261; south
on AZ Hwy 261 to FR 8070C; east on FR
8070C to FR 285; north on FR 285 to FR
74/76; east on FR 74/76 to Forest Trail
607 (Saffel Canyon Trail); east on Forest
Trail 607 to AZ Hwy 191; southeast on AZ
Hwy 191 to Nutrioso Creek; north along
Nutrioso Creek to AZ Hwy 60; west on AZ
Hwy 60 to AZ Hwy 191; south along AZ
Hwy 191 to AZ Hwy 260; west on AZ Hwy
260 to AZ Hwy 261.
4. 3A and 3C East Hunt Unit - Unit 3A and
that portion of Unit 3C north of AZ Hwy
260 and that portion of Unit 3C south of
AZ Hwy 260 and east of FR 146.
5. 3A West and 4B Dry Lake Hunt Unit - That
portion of Unit 3A located west of AZ Hwy
77 and that portion of Unit 4B beginning
at Chevelon Canyon and the Apache-Sitgreaves
National Forest boundary; southeasterly
along the forest boundary to FR
153; south along FR 153 to FR 95; southeasterly
along FR 95 to FR 88A; southeasterly
along FR 88A to FR 88; southeasterly
along FR 88 to AZ Hwy 277; east on AZ
Hwy 277 to AZ Hwy 377; northeasterly
along AZ Hwy 377 to Hutch Ranch Road
(mp 15.2); north then westerly on Hutch
Ranch Road to the first major power-line;
southwest along the power-line to the
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest boundary;
and west along the forest boundary
to Chevelon Canyon.
6. 3C West Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit
3C which lies south of AZ Hwy 260 and
west of FR 146.
7. In the northern portion of Unit 5A, access
is permitted on the Clear Creek Ranch by
written permission only. Written permission
may be obtained at the Ranch headquarters
located west of AZ Highway 87 at
mile post 333.
8. East Sunset, West Sunset, and Meteor Crater
Hunt Area in Units 5A and 5B North
- That portion of Unit 5A beginning at the
junction of the northern boundary of the
Coconino National Forest and AZ Hwy 87
(mp 316.7 on Hwy 87); west, north and
west along the Coconino National Forest
boundary to FR 69 (Meteor Crater Rd.);
northerly along the FR 69 approximately
10.8 miles to a dirt road (Wolfolk Well
Rd.); westerly on the dirt road to Diablo
Canyon; northerly along the bottom of
Diablo Canyon to I-40; easterly on I-40 to
Hipkoe Dr. in Winslow; south on Hipkoe
Dr. to Business I-40 (3rd St.); east on Business
I-40 (3rd St.) to AZ Hwy 87; south
on AZ Hwy 87 to AZ Hwy 99; south on AZ
Hwy 99 to East Clear Creek; southwesterly
along the bottom of East Clear Creek
to the Coconino National Forest boundary;
north and west along the Coconino
National Forest boundary to AZ Hwy 87.
9. 5B North Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit
5B located north of the following roads:
Beginning at the junction of FH 3 (Lake
Mary/Clints Well Road) and FR 125; east
2008 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information 23
on FR 125 to FR 82; south on FR 82 to FR
69B; east on FR 69B to FR 69.
10. Twin Arrows, Two Guns, and Grapevine
Hunt Combined Hunt Areas in Unit 5B
North - That portion of 5B beginning at
the junction of FR 69 and the rim of Anderson
Mesa (at Chavez Pass); northwest
along the rim of Anderson Mesa to FR 125;
north along FR 125 to FR 126; northwest
on FR 126 (Twin Arrows road) to I-40; east
along I-40 to Diablo Canyon; south along
the bottom of Diablo Canyon approximately
16 miles to the extended Wolfolk
Well dirt road; east on the Wolfolk Well
dirt road to the Meteor Crater road (approx.
11.5 miles south of I-40); south on
the Meteor Crater road approximately 13
miles to the junction of FR 69 and the rim
of Anderson Mesa (at Chavez Pass).
11. 5B South Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit
5B located south of the following roads:
Beginning at the junction of FH 3 (Lake
Mary/Clints Well Road) and FR 125; east
on FR 125 to FR 82; south on FR 82 to FR
69B; east on FR 69B to FR 69.
12. 6A North Hunt Unit - That portion of 6A
east of I-17 and north of FR 213 (Stoneman
Lake Road).
13. 6A South Hunt Unit - That portion of 6A
east of I-17 and south of FR 213 (Stoneman
Lake Road).
14. 6A West Hunt Unit - That portion of 6A
west of I-17. Note, this area has limited access.
15. 7 East Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit 7
located east of AZ Hwy 180.
16. 7 West Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit 7
located west of AZ Hwy 180.
17. 22 North Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit
22 located north of the following: Beginning
at the confluence of the Verde River
and the East Verde River; easterly along
the East Verde River to FR 406; easterly on
FR 406 to Payson; easterly on AZ Hwy 260
to the Unit Boundary.
18. 22 South Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit
22 located south of the following: Beginning
at the confluence of the Verde River
and the East Verde River; easterly along
the east Verde River to FR 406; easterly on
FR 406 to Payson; easterly on AZ Hwy 260
to the Unit Boundary.
19. Canyon Creek Hunt Area in Unit 23 - That
portion of Unit 23 beginning at the junction
of FR 512 and the Tonto National Forest
boundary; south along FR 512 to FR
188; east along FR 188 to its junction with
Valentine Canyon; east along the bottom
of Valentine Canyon to its junction
with Canyon Creek; south along Canyon
Creek to the White Mountain Apache Indian
Reservation boundary; north along
White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation
boundary to the Tonto National Forest
boundary; west along Tonto National
Forest boundary to FR 512.
20. 23 North Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit
23 located north of the following: Beginning
at the junction of Tonto Creek and
Spring Creek; east along Spring Creek to
FR 134; east on FR 134 to FR 129; east on
FR 129 to AZ Hwy 288; east on AZ Hwy
288 to FR 54; east on FR 54 to FR 202;
south on FR 202 to FR 127; east on FR 127
to FR 127A; east on FR 127A to the Fort
Apache Indian Reservation Boundary.
21. 23 South Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit
23 located south of the following: Beginning
at the junction of Tonto Creek and
Spring Creek; east along Spring Creek to
FR 134; east on FR 134 to FR 129; east on
FR 129 to AZ Hwy 288; east on AZ Hwy
288 to FR 54; east on FR 54 to FR 202;
south on FR 202 to FR 127; east on FR 127
to FR 127A; east on FR 127A to the Forth
Apache Indian Reservation Boundary.
22. Elk occur in low numbers in these nontraditional
areas. Hunt success may be
very low to no success.
23. Camp Navajo in Unit 6B is open to elk
hunting only to properly licensed hunters
holding a valid Camp Navajo hunting
permit. A hunter education course is required.
Hunt numbers must be obtained
from the Arizona National Guard. For
more information on how to apply for
a Camp Navajo hunt, go to www.campnavajo.
com and select Hunting. Increases
in Force Protection may result in hunt
cancellations at any time with little or no
prior notification. In the event a hunt is
cancelled due to an increase in security,
hunters drawn for these permits will not
be reimbursed or otherwise compensated
by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Applications for these hunts must
be submitted to the Arizona Game and
Fish Department by the published deadline.
24. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermilion
Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest,
and Agua Fria National Monuments are
open to hunting.
25. Eligible disabled veterans must be rated
at 50% or greater as determined by the
Veterans Administration. Written proof is
required prior to being allowed to hunt
on Camp Navajo.
26. Portions of Units 1 and 27 have been
closed to elk hunting. Hunting is not permitted
in the Alpine Valley in the following
areas of Units 1 and 27: all lands in Section
12, Township 5 North, Range 30 East;
all lands , other than USFS lands, in Sections
1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 13, and 14, Township 5
North, Range 30 East; and all lands, other
than USFS lands, in Sections 7, 16, 17, 18,
19, and 20, Township 5 North, Range 31
East.
27. 27 South Hunt Unit - That portion of Unit
27 located beginning at the San Carlos
Indian Reservation Boundary; easterly on
Forest Trail 309 to FR 54; easterly on FR
54 to US Hwy 191; southeasterly on US
Hwy 191 to Forest Trail 35; southeasterly
on Forest Trail 35 to Blue River; northerly
on Blue River to Bear Canyon; northeasterly
on Bear Canyon to Forest Trail 54;
easterly on Forest Trail 54 to Forest Trail
43; easterly on Forest Trail 43 to the Arizona-
New Mexico state line; southerly along
the state line to the San Francisco River;
westerly along the San Francisco River to
US Hwy 191; northerly on US Hwy 191 to
San Carlos-Morenci-Clifton Rd.; west on
San Carlos-Morenci-Clifton Road to Eagle
Creek; north along Eagle Creek to the
San Carlos Indian Reservation Boundary;
north along the San Carlos Indian Reservation
Boundary to Forest Trail 309.
28. The U.S. Forest Service has expressed
concern regarding road damage during
wet weather. The Department is working
with the U.S. Forest Service to provide
limited access via designated core roads
in units 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7, 8, and 9 that will
remain open during periods when other
roads may be closed. When weather is
deemed severe, the core roads may also
be closed to prevent excessive road damage,
provide for public safety, and protect
natural resources. Roads that have been
closed are closed to all users. Hunters
should respect and obey road closures
and drive responsibly during wet periods.
It is recommended that hunters contact
the appropriate Forest Service office to
determine current road status for their
Elk Notes continued:
24 Arizona Game and Fish Department — www.azgfd.gov
hunt area (see the Index: Hunting on Public Lands).
29. Martinez Hunt Area in Unit 27 - That portion of Unit 27 beginning
at the Arizona-New Mexico state line and the San Francisco River;
south along the New Mexico state line to AZ Hwy 78; southwest
on AZ Hwy 78 to U.S. Hwy 191; north on U.S. Hwy 191 to the
San Francisco River; easterly along the San Francisco River to the
Arizona-New Mexico state line.
30. Little Colorado River Hunt Area in Units 4A and 4B - Beginning at
the northwest corner of Unit 4A at the southwest corner of the
Navajo Indian Reservation; south to Interstate 40 at MP 221.4;
east on I-40 to Hipkoe Dr.(exit 252); south on Hipkoe Dr. to Business
I-40 (3rd Street); east on Business I-40 to AZ Hwy 87; south
on AZ Hwy 87 to AZ Hwy 99; southeast on AZ Hwy 99 to Territorial
Road; east on Territorial Road to Chevelon Creek; south
along Chevelon Creek to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Boundary; east along the National Forest Boundary to the first
major powerline; north along the powerline to Hutch Ranch Rd;
east along Hutch Ranch Rd to AZ Hwy 377; north on AZ Hwy
377 to AZ Hwy 77; north on AZ Hwy 77 to I-40; east along I-40 to
AZ Hwy 77 (exit 292); north on AZ Hwy 77 to the Navajo Indian
Reservation boundary; west along the Navajo Indian Reservation
boundary to AZ Hwy 87; southwesterly along AZ Hwy 87 to I-40
(exit 257); west on I-40 to North Park Drive (exit 253); north on
North Park Drive to McHood Rd; east on McHood Rd to the Little
Colorado River; north along the channel of the Little Colorado
River to the Navajo Indian Reservation boundary; west along the
Navajo Indian Reservation boundary to the southwest corner of
Unit 4A and the Navajo Indian Reservation boundary. More information
on these hunts can be found on the Department’s Web
site (type Over-the-Counter Elk Tags in the search box).
31. Alamo Lake Hunt Area in Units 16A and 44A - That portion of Unit
16A south of Signal Road and east of the Yucca-Alamo Road; and
that portion of Unit 44A north of Alamo Road and west of AZ Hwy
93.
32. Verde Valley Hunt Area in Units 6A, 19A, and 21 - Beginning in
that portion of Unit 6A at the junction f I-17 and FR 618 (Beaver
Creek Road); southeasterly along FR 618 to AZ Hwy 260 (General
Crook Trail); east along AZ Hwy 260 to FR 708 (Fossil Creek
Road); east along FR 708 to FR 500; south along FR 500 to the
Verde River to Chasm Creek; west along the bottom of Chasm
Creek to FR 574 (Salt Mine Road) in the Prescott National Forest;
northwesterly along FR 574 to Oasis Road; westerly along Oasis
Road to AZ Hwy 260; west along AZ Hwy 260 to US Hwy 89A;
north along US Hwy 89A to FR 119 (Cornville Road); east along
FR119 to FR 120 (Bearverhead Flat Road); north along FR 120 to
AZ Hwy 179; easterly along AZ Hwy 179 to I-17.
33. Rincon Basin Hunt Area in Units 4A and 4B - Those portions of
Units 4A and 4B beginning at the junction of I-40 (exit 257) and
AZ Hwy 87; west along I-40 to North Park Drive (exit 253); north
along North Park Drive to McHood road; east along McHood
Road to the Little Colorado River; north along the Little Colorado
River channel to the Navajo Indian Reservation boundary; east
along the Navajo Indian Reservation boundary to AZ Hwy 87;
south along AZ Hwy 87 to I-40 (exit 257).


Elk Notes continued: 2007 Drawing Odds
Hunt Success for most 2007 seasons was not available at the time of printing.
Hunt Success data will be included in the Hunt Arizona book, which is printed
each May. Draw odds reflect an applicant’s chance of receiving his or her first
choice and are computed without regard to bonus points or residency. Draw odds
showing zero (0) indicates your odds are less than 1 percent.

Unit /Hunt/ Type/ Date/ Permits
Auth.
1st and
2nd
Choice
Draw
Odds
(percent)
ELK
General
1 (ES) Antlerless 12/14-12/20 50 176 40
1 (RV) Antlerless 12/7-12/11 30 44 67
1/2B/2C Antlerless 12/14-12/20 70 852 10
1/2B/2C Bull 9/28-10/4 40 6975 1
1/2B/2C Bull 11/23-11/29 425 6330 8
1/2C (Jr.)
Antlerless 10/19-10/25 160 924 21
1 East Antlerless 11/30-12/6 50 224 36
2B AE 10/5-10/14 10 88 19
2B Antlerless 8/24-9/6 25 31 100
2B AE 12/7-12/16 10 55 15
2B Antlerless 12/7-12/16 20 8 100
2B AE 10/19-10/28 10 37 18
2B AE 8/24-9/6 10 89 17
2B Antlerless 10/5-10/14 25 23 100
2B Antlerless 10/19-10/28 20 12 100
3A/3C Antlerless 10/12-10/17 265 1471 23
3A/3C Bull 11/23-11/29 190 1866 13
3A/3C Antlerless 12/7-12/13 250 722 55
3A/3C East Antlerless 10/19-10/25 300 776 57
3A West/4B North Antlerless 10/12-10/25 75 96 81
3B Antlerless 12/14-12/30 150 447 49
3B (CH) Antlerless 10/12-10/18 10 39 27
3B Bull 11/23-11/29 150 932 17
3B Antlerless 12/7-12/13 50 340 25
3C West Antlerless 10/19-10/25 150 420 44
4A Bull 11/23-11/29 250 1835 22
4A (Jr.)
Antlerless 10/19-10/25 220 1640 36
4A Antlerless 10/26-11/1 100 698 22
4A Bull 9/28-10/4 15 1158 2
4B Bull 9/28-10/4 25 1192 2
4B Bull 11/23-11/29 300 1768 24
4B North AE 11/30-12/31 5 59 0
4B North AE 8/1-9/13 5 127 4
4B North AE 11/30-12/31 5 2 ***
4B North AE 8/1-9/13 15 25 78
4B North AE 11/2-11/22 10 6 100
4B North AE 10/12-11/1 15 7 100
5A Bull 11/23-11/29 165 1558 14
5A Antlerless 10/19-10/25 300 1715 28
5A Antlerless 11/30-12/6 200 500 60
5A/5B North (SM) Antlerless 10/19-10/25 75 67 100
5A/5B North (SM) AE 10/19-10/25 75 533 19
5B North Bull 11/23-11/29 425 4025 16
5B North Antlerless 11/30-12/6 150 525 43
5B North (ML) Antlerless 10/19-10/25 300 929 40
5B North (TT) Antlerless 10/19-10/25 100 117 93
5B South Antlerless 11/30-12/6 550 1617 47
5B South Bull 11/23-11/29 350 4524 13
5B South Antlerless 10/19-10/25 625 4109 21
6A Antlerless 11/30-12/6 700 4046 24
6A Bull 11/23-11/29 860 12036 9
6A/19A/21 (VV) Antlerless 10/19-10/25 25 37 76
6A/19A/21 (VV) AE 11/23-11/29 10 95 14
6AN/6A South (Jr.)
Antlerless 10/19-10/25 765 2580 35
6AN/6A West Bull 9/28-10/4 25 3022 1
6A West Antlerless 10/19-10/25 75 333 33
6B Antlerless 11/30-12/6 450 675 76
6B Bull 11/23-11/29 230 1490 21
7 East Antlerless 10/19-10/25 325 920 53
2008 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information 25
Jr. = Juniors only, CH = CHAMP, AE = Any Elk
Elk Herd-Units: CC = Canyon Creek, ES = Escudilla, ML = Marshall Lake, M = Martinez,
R0V = Round Valley, SM = East Sunset/West Sunset/Meteor Crater, TT = Twin Arrows/
Two Guns/Grapevine

2007 Drawing Odds (continued)

Unit/ Hunt/ Type/ Date/ Permits
Auth.
1st and
2nd
Choice
Draw
Odds
(percent)
General
7 East Bull 11/23-11/29 400 1991 27
7 West Antlerless 10/19-10/25 500 2122 35
7 West Bull 11/23-11/29 450 3588 18
8 Bull 11/23-11/29 500 4167 18
8 Antlerless 11/30-12/6 200 760 41
9 Antlerless 10/19-10/25 400 1447 37
9 Bull 11/23-11/29 300 2338 16
9 Antlerless 11/30-12/6 400 795 73
9 Bull 9/28-10/4 25 5971 1
10 Bull 9/28-10/4 25 6152 1
10 Bull 11/23-11/29 450 3603 16
10 Antlerless 10/19-10/25 600 1601 52
10 Antlerless 11/30-12/6 600 974 86
15AB/17/18/19B/
20A/20C Antlerless 10/19-12/16 400 421 100
15AB/17/18/19B/
20A/20C AE 10/19-12/16 200 1301 17
15AB/17/18/19B/
20A/20C AE 10/5-10/18 60 695 13
19A Bull 11/23-11/29 20 183 12
19A Antlerless 11/30-12/6 20 39 79
19A Antlerless 10/19-10/25 50 93 79
21 Bull 11/30-12/6 5 133 6
22 North Bull 11/30-12/6 300 1720 24
22 North Antlerless 10/19-10/25 225 642 47
22 North Bull 9/28-10/4 30 1900 2
22 North (Jr.)
Antlerless 10/12-10/18 20 222 16
22 North Bull 12/8-12/14 320 1164 36
22 South Antlerless 10/19-10/25 15 50 78
22 South Bull 11/30-12/6 30 164 21
23 (CC) Antlerless 8/10-8/13 8 34 36
23 (CC) Antlerless 8/17-8/20 8 21 50
23 (CC) Antlerless 9/7-9/10 8 27 63
23 (CC) Antlerless 9/14-9/17 8 29 40
23 Bull 11/30-12/6 200 1836 13
23 North Bull 9/28-10/4 20 2654 1
23 North Antlerless 12/7-12/13 100 309 38
23 North (Jr.)
Antlerless 10/19-10/25 20 159 28
23 South Antlerless 10/26-11/1 20 65 33
23 South Antlerless 12/7-12/13 20 27 100
24A AE 12/1-12/12 5 28 18
24A Antlerless 11/30-12/11 10 26 100
27 (M) Antlerless 8/17-8/23 30 10 100
27 Antlerless 10/26-11/1 150 760 26
27 Bull 11/23-11/29 350 2822 17
27 Bull 9/28-10/4 25 2859 1
27 (M) AE 8/17-8/23 20 45 32
27 South Antlerless 8/17-8/23 50 32 100
28/31/32 Antlerless 10/5-11/1 15 14 100
28/31/32 Antlerless 11/30-12/31 25 7 100
28/31/32 AE 10/5-11/1 10 78 9
28/31/32 Antlerless 11/2-11/29 25 5 100

Muzzleloader
3A/3C Bull 9/28-10/4 30 2155 2
3B Bull 9/28-10/4 20 615 4
4B Antlerless 10/19-10/25 175 365 64
6A Bull 11/16-11/22 390 2843 16
6A Antlerless 11/16-11/22 325 1038 38
6A South Bull 9/28-10/4 25 1240 2
8 Antlerless 9/28-10/4 150 520 34
16A Bull 9/28-10/4 3 43 4
21 Bull 9/28-10/4 5 160 3
22 South Bull 9/28-10/4 40 310 12

Unit/ Hunt/ Type/ Date/ Permits
Auth.
1st and
2nd
Choice
Draw
Odds
(percent)
Archery
1/2B/2C Antlerless 9/14-9/27 50 289 10
1/2B/2C Bull 9/14-9/27 150 4547 4
3A/3C Antlerless 9/14-9/27 70 180 43
3A/3C Bull 9/14-9/27 100 3031 4
3B Bull 9/14-9/27 25 500 7
3B Antlerless 9/14-9/27 15 73 32
4A Bull 9/14-9/27 175 2160 11
4A Antlerless 9/14-9/27 80 304 18
4B Bull 9/14-9/27 150 1070 15
4B Antlerless 9/14-9/27 50 121 38
5A Antlerless 9/14-9/27 200 654 35
5A Bull 9/14-9/27 140 1861 9
5B North Bull 9/14-9/27 125 1612 12
5B North Antlerless 9/14-9/27 100 314 38
5B South Bull 9/14-9/27 200 3557 8
5B South Antlerless 9/14-9/27 200 936 28
6A/19A/21 (VV) Antlerless 9/14-9/27 30 7 ***
6A/19A/21 (VV) AE 9/14-9/27 15 29 44
6A North Antlerless 9/14-9/27 200 718 31
6A North Bull 9/14-9/27 115 1992 8
6A South Antlerless 9/14-9/27 200 434 50
6A South Bull 9/14-9/27 115 1571 12
6A West Antlerless 9/14-9/27 50 122 54
6A West Bull 9/14-9/27 55 565 15
6B Antlerless 9/14-9/27 100 155 75
6B Bull 9/14-9/27 100 779 13
7 East Bull 9/14-9/27 120 1019 12
7 East Antlerless 9/14-9/27 75 191 43
7 West Antlerless 9/14-9/27 100 282 42
7 West Bull 9/14-9/27 150 2010 9
8 Antlerless 9/14-9/27 50 143 19
8 Bull 9/14-9/27 125 2120 8
9 Bull 9/14-9/27 75 4663 2
10 Antlerless 9/14-9/27 75 70 89
10 Bull 9/14-9/27 150 3874 4
11M Bull 9/14-9/27 80 786 14
11M Antlerless 9/28-10/11 80 117 100
11M Bull 9/28-10/11 80 456 20
11M Antlerless 9/14-9/27 80 143 72
15AB/17/18/19B/
20A/20C AE 9/14-9/27 75 381 19
15AB/17/18/19B/
20A/20C Antlerless 9/14-9/27 75 16 100
16A Bull 9/14-9/27 4 22 38
19A Bull 9/14-9/27 20 253 11
22 Antlerless 11/16-11/29 50 83 79
22 North Bull 11/9-11/22 220 567 42
22 South Bull 11/9-11/22 30 61 77
23 Antlerless 11/16-11/29 100 122 100
23 Bull 11/9-11/22 150 399 42
23 South Bull 9/14-9/27 35 789 4
27 Antlerless 9/14-9/27 150 280 59
27 Bull 9/14-9/27 100 2121 7
28 AE 9/14-9/27 5 19 31
31/32 AE 9/14-9/27 5 6 100
26 Arizona Game and Fish Department — www.azgfd.gov
Beginning in 2003-2004, the Arizona Game and Fish Department
established Population Management Hunts and
the Hunter Pool. AZGFD Wildlife Managers have found that
previous hunt strategies designed to manage some wildlife
populations are not meeting objectives. When regular
hunt seasons don’t meet management objectives, conflicts
between wildlife and other uses of the land can occur.
Population management hunts are designed to allow the
Department to achieve supplemental harvests of wildlife
when traditional harvest strategies have not met their objectives.
Population management hunts will enhance the
Department’s ability to meet population and habitat management
objectives.
The following information is important to know if you are
planning on applying for a population management hunt.
• Population management hunts may occur as necessary,
under the provisions of R12-4-115 (refer to the
current Hunting and Trapping Regulations).
• The Population Management Seasons Commission
Order 26 approved by the Commission designates
the range of species, season dates, open areas, legal
wildlife, lawful taking methods, and maximum tag
numbers for population management hunts to be
prescribed by the Director and implemented under
R12-4-115.
• When a population management hunt is found to be
necessary, as prescribed in R12-4-115, hunters will be
selected from the hunter pool made up of hunter pool
applicants (see application below).
• The hunter pool list will be purged by the Department
Dec. 31, 2008. You may apply at any time during the
year (note: do not include the hunter pool hunt application
form with a hunt permit-tag application—you
must apply separately. See application below for instructions).
• To complete your application, you must designate
the species of animal(s) you desire to hunt and the
weapon type(s). You must also submit a $7.50 application
fee (note: one $7.50 application fee per application—
not per species). Please do not send cash.
• You may designate more than one species and
weapon type on the application form. If you choose
to designate more than one species and weapon
type on your hunter pool application, your name will
be included in the hunter pool for each species and
weapon type you designate. This means that you may
be eligible to participate in a population management
hunt for more than one species or method of take
each year (note: annual bag limits apply to all population
management hunts and may limit your ability to
participate in a population management hunt or regular
season hunt).
• If you participate in a population management hunt
and fill your annual bag limit for that species, you
may not participate in a regular hunting season for
that species even if you are drawn through the normal
draw process (note: A.R.S. 17-332.E. prohibits the
issuing of a refund for the purchase of a license or a
permit).
• If your application is selected during a random drawing
for a population management hunt, the Department
will attempt to contact you three times by
telephone within a 24-hour period. If you cannot be
contacted within 24 hours, your application will be
returned to the hunter pool for inclusion in future
population management hunts during that year.
• If you are offered a restricted non-permit tag for a
population management hunt, pursuant to R12-4-
115, you may decline to participate. If you decline to
participate, your application will be returned to the
hunter pool for inclusion in future population management
hunts during that year (note: if you agree to
participate in a population management hunt but fail
to purchase your tag within the timeframe designated
when you are contacted, you will not be eligible for
further population management hunts that year).
• If you elect to participate in a population management
hunt, it is probable that you will be asked to arrive in
the field to hunt within a few days of being contacted
(note: purchase of restricted nonpermit-tag and applicable
hunting license prior to hunting is required).
• Restricted non-permit tags issued through the hunter
pool may be purchased through the Department’s
Phoenix office. See the front of the hunting regulations
booklet for the address and phone number.
• You will not gain or lose bonus points when you apply
for, or participate in, a population management hunt.
Last Name ____________________________________ First Name ___________________________________ MI _____________
Street _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
City ____________________________________________ State ______________________ Zip Code _____________________
Day Phone No. ( ) __________ - __________________ Evening Phone No. ( ) __________ - __________________
Choose 1 to 4 Species: Elk Bear Javelina Buffalo
Choose 1 to 3 Method of Take: Rifle Ham (Handgun, Archery, Muzzleloader) Archery
Birthdate _________ / __________ / __________ Resident Non-resident
Please provide your Department ID Number. If you do not have a
Department ID Number, one will be provided for you.
Signature __________________________________________________ Date ______________________________ FORM 55
Do not include this form with a Hunt Permit-tag Application Form
(See R12-4-115 in the current hunting and trapping regulation booklet)
Have you:
Filled in all the blanks?
Enclosed the $7.50 application fee?
Signed your application?
Indicated your choice of species?
For Jan. 1, 2008 thru Dec. 31, 2008
HUNTER POOL APPLICATION
Mail Application and Fee (do not send cash) to:
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Attention: Drawer FAB
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Form may be photocopied.
Please provide your hunting license number.
(2 character license prefix required)
Supplemental (Population Management) Hunts and Hunter Pool
2008 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information 27
Population Management Seasons: Commission Order 26
Elk
Elk General Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,5) Round Valley Hunt Area in Unit 1 Designated elk 200
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 2A Designated elk 100
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 2B Designated elk 100
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 3A Designated elk 120
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 3B and 3C Designated elk 100
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 4A and 4B Designated elk 215
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,8) 6A, 19A, and 21 Designated elk 130
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,8) 12A and 12B Designated elk 30
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,6) Alamo Lake Hunt Area in Units 16A South
and 44A Designated elk 15
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 17A, 17B, 18B, 19B, 20A, and 20C Designated elk 115
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 22 Designated elk 75
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 23 Designated elk 75
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 27 Designated elk 125
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,3) 28, 31, and 32 Designated elk 35
Total 1435
Elk HAM Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,3) 28, 31, and 32 Designated elk 25
Total 25
Elk Archery -Only Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 3B and 3C Designated elk 100
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 4A and 4B Designated elk 75
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,8) 6A, 19A, and 21 Designated elk 30
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 22 Designated elk 50
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 23 Designated elk 25
Total 280
Javelina
Javelina General Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 1 and 27 Any javelina 20
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 3B and 3C Any javelina 20
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 22 and 23 Any javelina 10
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 24A and 24B Any javelina 10
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 28 Any javelina 50
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,3) 30A Any javelina 50
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,3) 30B Any javelina 50
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 31 Any javelina 25
Legal Requirements
License Required Any valid hunting or combination license except a Three-Day Hunting (Class H) (See tables on pages 6–7 for
Resident and Non-resident license fees).
Tag Required Refer to page 24.
Legal Methods of Take General Hunt: Any firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow as prescribed in R12-4-304. HAM Hunt: Handguns,
muzzleloading rifles, muzzleloading handguns, crossbow, or bow and arrow and prescribed in R12-4-318.
Archery-Only Hunt: Bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304 and R12-4-318 and/or crossbow as prescribed in
R12-4-216.
Bag Limit Refer to individual species annual bag limits. Note: annual bag limits apply to all population management hunts.
Population Management Hunts
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Population Management Seasons: Commission Order 26 (continued)
JAVELINA
Javelina General Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,3) 32 Any javelina 25
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,4) 35A Any javelina 25
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,8) 37A Any javelina 25
Total 310
Javelina HAM Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 28 Any javelina 50
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,3) 30A Any javelina 50
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,3) 30B Any javelina 50
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 31 Any javelina 25
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,3) 32 Any javelina 25
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,4) 35A Any javelina 25
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,8) 37A Any javelina 25
Total 250
Javelina Archery -Only Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 1 and 27 Any javelina 20
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 3B and 3C Any javelina 20
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1) 25M, 26M, and 47M Any javelina 25
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,4) 35A Any javelina 25
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,8) 37A Any javelina 25
Total 115
Buffalo
Buffalo General Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,11) 5A and 5B Designated buffalo 6
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,8,11,15) 12A, 12B, and 13A Designated buffalo 150
Total 156
LAWFUL TAKING METHODS: Bow and arrow, centerfire handguns, centerfire rifles, muzzleloading rifles, or all other rifles using black powder as prescribed in R12-4-304.
Bow and arrow or centerfire handguns may NOT be used on Raymond Wildlife Area.
Bear
Bear General Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 1 and 27 Any bear except sow with cubs 4
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 3B and 3C Any bear except sow with cubs 4
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 4A and 4B Any bear except sow with cubs 4
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,8,16) 20B and 21 Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 22 and 23 Any bear except sow with cubs 10
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 24A and 24B Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 28 Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,3,16) 29 Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,3,16) 30A Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 31 Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,3,16) 32 Any bear except sow with cubs 3
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,7,16) 34A Any bear except sow with cubs 3
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,4,16) 35A Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 35B Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Total 68
Bear HAM Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 28 Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,3,16) 29 Any bear except sow with cubs 5
2008 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information 29
Population Management Seasons: Commission Order 26 (continued)
Bear
Bear HAM Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,3,16) 30A Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 31 Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,3,16) 32 Any bear except sow with cubs 3
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,7,16) 34A Any bear except sow with cubs 3
Total 26
BEAR
Bear Archery -Only Population Management Seasons
Open Areas do not include any area closed to hunting under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission Rules R12-4-301, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.
Season Dates Notes Open Areas Legal Wildlife Permits
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 1 and 27 Any bear except sow with cubs 4
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 3B and 3C Any bear except sow with cubs 4
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 4A and 4B Any bear except sow with cubs 4
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,8,16) 20B and 21 Any bear except sow with cubs 2
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 22 and 23 Any bear except sow with cubs 2
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 24A and 24B Any bear except sow with cubs 2
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,4,16) 35A Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2008 (1,2,16) 35B Any bear except sow with cubs 5
Total 28
Population Management Season Notes:
1. These seasons shall be held in accordance
with R12-4-115 and may include shorter time
frames, smaller geographic areas, and specification
of legal wildlife within that described
in this Commission Order.
2. In accordance with R12-4-318, dogs may not
be used to pursue bears between January 1
and July 31.
3. Hunter access in Units 29, 30A, 30B, and 32
is extremely restricted. Applicants should
not apply for these units unless they have
secured access.
4. The Fort Huachuca Army Garrison in Unit 35A
is open to hunting only to properly licensed
military and civilian personnel holding a valid
Fort Huachuca post hunting permit. Special
regulations must be obtained from Fort Huachuca.
Applications for these hunts must
be submitted to the Arizona Game and Fish
Department.
5. Round Valley Hunt Area in Unit 1 - That portion
of Unit 1 beginning at the junction of
AZ Hwy 260 and AZ Hwy 261; south on AZ
Hwy 261 to FR 8070C; east on FR 8070C to
FR 285; north on FR 285 to FR 74; east on FR
74 to FR trail 607 (Saffel Canyon Trail); east
on FR trail 607 to AZ Hwy 191; southeast on
AZ Hwy 191 to Nutrioso Creek; north along
Nutrioso Creek to AZ Hwy 60; west on AZ
Hwy 60 to AZ Hwy 191; south along AZ Hwy
191 to AZ Hwy 260; west on AZ Hwy 260 to
AZ Hwy 261.
6. Alamo Lake Hunt Area in Units 16A and 44A
- That portion of Unit 16A south of Signal
Road and east of the Yucca-Alamo Road;
and that portion of Unit 44A north of Alamo
Road and west of AZ Hwy 93.
7. The Santa Rita Wildlife Area in Unit 34A is
actively used for studies in wildlife management.
Researchers are present all months
and study sites are not always recognizable;
hunters are urged to use caution while
hunting and take care not to disturb study
sites.
8. The Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermilion
Cliffs, Sonoran Desert, Ironwood Forest, and
Agua Fria National Monuments are open to
hunting.
9. Restricted nonpermit tags for these population
management seasons will be available
to permit holders in corresponding big ga

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