If you are looking to hunt in the great state of Arizona, then you need to be aware of the hunting seasons and licensing requirements. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of what you need to know in order to legally hunt in Alaska.

We will also provide a link to the official Arizona Department of Fish and Game website, where you can find more detailed information on hunting seasons, licensing requirements, and bag limits. Good luck in your quest for big game!

Hunting In Arizona

If you've never gone hunting in Arizona, you don't know what you're missing. Whether you're an experienced hunter or have never been on a hunt before, there are plenty of reasons to go out and try it for yourself.

Arizona is home to some of the best hunting grounds in the country. You can find almost any type of game here from deer to elk, wild boar and even bear! Arizona is also home to a wide variety of terrain including mountains, deserts and plains which make it ideal for hunters who want to take their experience up a notch.

If you want to go hunting but don't know where to start, we're here to help! Here are some tips on how to get started:

Know Your State Laws - Before heading out into the field, make sure that you know all of your state laws regarding hunting. These laws vary from state to state so make sure that you know exactly what they are prior to going out on your trip. Some states require licenses while others do not but no matter what state you are in, always be sure to check ahead before heading out into the field with your weapon!

Arizona Deer Seasons

General Season Oct. 22-Dec. 31**
General Youth-Only Season Oct. 1-Nov. 28**
CHAMP (Challenged Hunter Access Mobility Permit) Sept. 17-23**
Oct. 22-28**
Nov. 12-18**
Muzzleloader Oct. 22-Dec. 31**
Youth-Only Muzzleloader Oct. 1-10**
Nov. 19-28**
Archery Aug. 20-Sept. 9**
Dec. 10-Dec. 31**

**Season dates vary by zone

Arizona Bighorn Sheep Seasons

General Season Oct. 1-Dec. 31**

**Season dates vary by zone, specifically for Rocky Mountain and Desert bighorn sheep.
Many bighorn sheep hunting zones are difficult to access. Expect to hunt and camp in isolated, backcountry regions and prepare accordingly.

Arizona Bison Seasons

General Season Nov. 5-Dec. 21**
Limited Opportunity General Season Sept. 24-Dec. 31**
Limited Opportunity Muzzleloader Sept. 10-22
Limited Opportunity Archery Only Aug. 20-Sept. 8

**Season dates vary by zone

Arizona Turkey Seasons

General Season Oct. 1-7
Youth Hunt Oct. 1-7
Archery Aug. 20-Sept. 9**

**Seasons dates vary by zone

Turkey hunting in Arizona requires a hunting license as well as a turkey tag. One turkey can be taken per calendar year.

Arizona Javelina Seasons

General Season July 1-Dec. 31
Archery Only Aug. 20-Dec. 31
Youth Only Oct. 1-Nov. 28**

**Season dates vary by zone. Only two javelinas can be taken per calendar year. Permits for general season javelina hunts are awarded through a lottery draw system and dates vary accordingly. For more information on hunting javelina, visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department website.

Arizona Black Bear Seasons

General Season Aug. 6-Dec. 31**

**Season dates vary by zone. Arizona allows for the taking of nearly any black bear, except sows with cubs.

Arizona Mountain Lion Seasons

General Season, Daylight Shooting Hours Aug. 20-May 31
Archery Only Aug. 20-May 31
Pursuit Only Aug. 20-May 31

Only one mountain lion can be taken per calendar year. Arizona offers hunting in daylight shooting hours and daylong shooting hours. Daylight hunts must be during daylight, while daylong hunts can take place in any “24-hour period between midnight and midnight.”

Arizona Small Game Seasons

Chuckar Partridge Sept. 1-Feb. 6
Dusky Blue Grouse Sept. 1-Nov. 7
Cottontail Rabbit July 1-June 30,2022**
Pheasant Shotgun: Sept. 1-15
Archery: Oct. 15-Feb. 6
Falconry: Sept. 13-Feb. 6, 2022
Tree Squirrel July 1-June 30,2022**
Quail General Season: Oct. 15-Feb. 6**
Falconry: July 1-March 31**
Jackrabbit July 1-June 30,2022
Gunnison’s Prairie Dog July 1-March 31

How To Get A Hunting License In Arizona?

Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Hunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt.

  1. Complete the Arizona hunter education certification requirements.
  2. Choose the correct license type.
  3. Buy the license through the Arizona Game and Fish Department website or an Arizona–approved dealer.

Arizona License Expiration

Hunting licenses are good for 365 days from the date of purchase. Arizona residents are able to purchase a lifetime hunting license.

Where to Buy an Arizona Hunting License

**Season dates vary by zone

Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for Arizona hunting seasons do vary based on animal and seasons. For more information on obtaining licenses, permits and regulations, visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department website.

Other Northwest States Hunting Seasons

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