The Spring hunts is Arizona are some of the greatest experiences with your family. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZG&F) has just opened the applications process. At the very end of the latest AZG&F news release is a great statement that involves AES.
“For those kids that are considering hunting, or are new to big game hunting, we are offering juniors-only hunting camps and outdoor skills workshops (see page 26 of the spring regs). These events are a perfect place to start learning about the excitement and traditions of hunting,” McMullen added.
The Arizona Elk Society has a great Spring program that involves the Spring Hunt season. The Youth Turkey Hunting Program give you and the youth in your life access to great information from the experts. This program is held in April, but now is the time to get prepared. Watch the AES website for information and applications for the Youth Turkey Hunting camp.
When the Midwest is cold and snowy, in Arizona the springtime is all about calling in a wild turkey in the pines, or stalking a javelina in the open desert.
The seasons for these two sought-after species are set and hunters can begin submitting applications for tags issued through the drawing process.
The 2012 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Buffalo and Bear Hunt Draw Information booklet and regulations are now available at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s website, and applications for applying are available at www.azgfd.gov/draw.
“Javelina and wild turkey offer hunters, beginners and experienced alike, a challenge and a unique outdoor experience in the springtime,” said Wildlife Recreation Chief, Craig McMullen. “There’s nothing like stalking a javelina in the open desert or calling in a wild turkey when his tail-feathers are fully displayed. It’s sure beats watching television.”
Many of the spring hunts have a limited number of tags and are issued through a draw/lottery process. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 by 7 p.m. (MST). Postmarks do not count.