2021 Arizona spring leftover hunting permit list

2021 Arizona spring leftover hunting permits

Opening day Arizona general season javelina taken in 2020. Photo credit: Brady Miller

Jump to: Special Notes General Turkey General Javelina Youth Only Javelina HAM Javelina Archery Only Javelina

Opportunities exist to pick up a leftover tag for spring javelina and turkey in Arizona!

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to kick off the 2021 season with an additional hunt. For 2021, there are more than 2,600 leftover permit tags available. The list of available licenses can be found here and also in the tables below. These hunts are available for both residents and nonresidents. Bonus points are not used for leftover tags in Arizona.

For 2021 there is a 56.22% decrease in the number of leftover spring tags and for reference in 2020, there was a 25.07% decrease. These hunts are becoming more and more popular each year!

  • 2019: 8,137 leftovers
  • 2020: 6,097 leftovers
  • 2021: 2,669 leftovers

NOTE: The only way to get any of the 2021 spring leftover permits is by applying through the mail on or after November 16, 2020 beginning at 8 a.m. Then, on November 23, completed paper applications can be brought to any department office throughout the state if any are still leftover after the first week of accepting leftover apps. These hunt permits will we then be issued essentially an over the counter, first come, first served permit.

According to AZGFD, they strongly encourage hunters to apply by mail for leftover hunt permit-tags due to COVID-19. To ensure public health and safety protocols are observed, hunters are required to first contact customer service at (602) 942-3000 or any regional office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick up any permit remaining as a first come, first serve.

Application paperwork can be found here.

If you were unsuccessful in the recent 2021 spring draw, you still have an opportunity to pick up a leftover hunt permit-tag for javelina or turkey.

Special Notes

  • Bonus points will still be retained if you pick up a leftover tag in Arizona.
  • Your application will be thrown out if it arrives before November 16.
  • Application paperwork can be downloaded here.
  • Note: any remaining leftover hunt permits after the first week will then be available for purchase on a first-come-first-served basis beginning Monday, Nov. 23, at all Arizona Game and Fish Department offices. Be sure to read the section above about having to call in first due to COVID-19.

Application tips

As mentioned on other Arizona leftover articles, the information I received directly from Arizona Game and Fish (AZFG) for the best strategy to get a tag... is to get your application to arrive on Saturday, November 14 as they will not collect the mail on a weekend until Monday morning. So if you really want to be at the top of the pile of applications, get yours to the AZGF on Saturday. For the most part, the spring leftover isn't as competitive as the fall leftover deer tags. But if you want to hunt Javelina, it's best to get your paperwork filled out and in the mail.

In summary, if they receive your paperwork first and there is still a tag left, you will get the tag.

Applications are accepted by U.S. Mail only to this address:
Arizona Game & Fish
Att: Draw/First Come
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086

If successful, you will receive your tag in the mail within 10-15 business days.

Permit fees required:

  • Resident turkey: $38.00
  • Nonresident turkey: $105.00
  • Resident javelina: $38.00
  • Nonresident javelina: $115.00
  • Youth only javelina resident: $28.00
  • Youth only javelina nonresident: $30.00

License fees required:

  • Resident: $37.00 (general hunting) or $57.00 (hunt and fish combo)
  • Resident and nonresident youth: $5.00 (ages 10-17)
  • Nonresident: $160.00 (hunt and fish combo) 

You can buy your hunting license here.


  • For those who qualify there are military hunts available at Ft. Huachuca.
  • For more information contact: Ft. Huachuca at 1-520-533-7083 or 1-520-533-8763

2021 Arizona Spring Leftover License List

Scott with his 2020 Arizona javelina

If you've never hunting javelina, it's a super fun and laid back hunt. Plus... there's no better way to kick off the year with a hunt!

General Turkey

Hunt No. Unit Number
4026 13B South 2
4027 13B South 3

General Javelina

(Can be hunted with a rifle)

Hunt No. Unit Number
5003 16A 138
5007 19B 94
5018 29 45
5019 30A 36
5020 30B 9
5022 32 1
5024 34A 27
5027 35B 11
5028 36A 41
5029 36B 3
5030 36C 123
5034 36A, 36B,
36C (Champ only)

Youth Only Javelina

Hunt No. Unit Number
5038 16A 32
5039 18B 28

HAM Javelina Hunt

(Handgun, archery and muzzleloader)

Hunt No. Unit Number available
5052 15A & 15B 22
5053 16A 41
5055 18B 62
5057 19B 62
5058 20A 29
5067 28 23
5068 29 28
5069 30A 55
5070 30B 81
5071 31 22
5072 32 107
5073 33 135
5074 34A 141
5076 35A
(Except Huachuca) 
5077 35B 39
5078 36A 131
5079 36B 63
5080 36C 100
5081 37A 45

Archery Only Javelina

Hunt No. Unit Number available
5084 See hunt regs 374
5085 17A, 17B, 18B,
19A, 19B, 20A
5086 20B 21
5094 28, 29, 30A,
30B, 31, 32
5095 33, 37A, 37B 137
5096 34A & 34B 54
5097 35A (Except Huachuca),

You can check out the list of Arizona outfitters and Business members below.

List Of Arizona Outfitters


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