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2019 Arizona leftover elk hunting permit list

2019 Arizona leftover elk permits

If you didn't draw an Arizona elk tag... there are still options for you in 2019. Plus, there's no better way to extend your season than with a leftover tag! For 2019, there are 744 leftover elk permit tags. The list of available licenses can be found here and also in the tables below. These hunts are available for both residents and nonresidents. Keep in mind that a lot of these elk permits are limited opportunity, antlerless, a small handful are archery only bull elk and general elk, with that said, elk hunting will be tough.

NOTE: The only way to get any of the 2019 leftover elk permits is by applying through the mail on or after March 18, 2019, or by waiting until they are available first-come-first-served. Application paperwork can be found here

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 March 18.
  • Application paperwork can be downloaded here.

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 elk: $148
  • Nonresident elk: $665
  • Resident youth only: $63
  • Nonresident youth only: $65

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.


2019 Arizona Leftover Elk License List

Limited Opportunity Antlerless Elk

Hunt No. Unit Number
available
3090 15A, 15B, 18A 6
3808 4A North* 22
3809 5A* 20
3810 5B North* 10

* See regulations/Hopi Hunts are available to all hunters through the First Come/First Serve process
 

Limited Opportunity Archery Only Antlerless Elk

Hunt No. Unit Number
available
3189 Unit 1
Coon Canyon/Flat Top
1
3191 Unit 1
Coon Canyon/Flat Top
2
3192 Unit 1
Coon Canyon/Flat Top
3
3193 Unit 1
Coon Canyon/Flat Top
3
 

Archery Only Bull Elk

Hunt No. Unit Number
available
3812 4A* 2
3815 5A* 1
3816 5B North* 1

* See regulations/Hopi Hunts are available to all hunters through the First Come/First Serve process
 

Archery Only Antlerless Elk

Hunt No. Unit Number
available
3817 4A* 3
3818 5A* 1

* See regulations/Hopi Hunts are available to all hunters through the First Come/First Serve process
 

Youth Only Antlerless Elk

Hunt No. Unit Number available
3807 5A* 1

* See regulations/Hopi Hunts are available to all hunters through the First Come/First Serve process

Minimum Occurrence Zone/Low Density (General elk)

Hunt No. Unit Number available
3799 12A, 12B, 13A, 13B 668

According to Arizona Game and Fish, Hunt No. 3799 – Units 12A, 12B, 13A, and 13B have an extremely low-density elk population, about 40-50 elk combined for all four units. These units are specifically managed for wildlife values other than elk, and an established elk population is not desirable. The intent of this hunt is to eliminate this elk population. The Department cautions you that due to extremely low elk densities, hunt success will be very low, likely less than 5%.

Special fees required for Hunt No. 3799: 

Resident elk tag fee: $48.00
Nonresident elk tag fee: $50.00

For those who qualify there are military hunts available at Camp Navajo. For more information contact: Camp Navajo at 928-773-3225 or at https://dema.az.gov/army-national-guard/camp-navajo/garrison-operations/campnavajo-hunting-information

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

List Of Arizona Outfitters

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8 Comments

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Clifford J. - posted 1 week ago on 03-14-2019 08:20:45 pm
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AZ local here. Outside of maybe 5BN the rest are a waste of time and money. As for the Kaibab, I've not seen any elk in 20 years there.

Brady J. Miller
Brady M. - posted 1 week ago on 03-13-2019 04:29:25 pm
Las Vegas, NV
goHUNT Team

Sorry, I clicked submit too fast. Also, from the regulations, "No person, including youth, may submit more than one valid application per genus for the First Come process, with the exception of javelina."

Brady J. Miller
Brady M. - posted 1 week ago on 03-13-2019 04:24:30 pm
Las Vegas, NV
goHUNT Team

@Jesse and Jason - Here is the information I received from AZ when I called about leftover draws last year:

So... the mail in method is kind of an old school system. So if they receive your paperwork first and if there is still a tag left, you will get the tag. But note, if you send in your form too early and they receive it before March 18 like on Friday March 15, it will be thrown out. Since March 18 is on a Monday, they had mentioned that because they don't collect mail on a Saturday you want to get it there Saturday to be on the first come first serve top of the pile. They will get the Saturday mail on Monday morning. And then your application "could" be on top.

There is no drawing for these, just open the first mail for the leftovers and if there are tags left and put that hunt number on your application, then you would get the tag.

Jesse S. - posted 1 week ago on 03-13-2019 04:17:01 pm
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They are HOPI hunts. No hunt #'s identified until they realize what is leftover

Shawn H. - posted 1 week ago on 03-13-2019 04:14:49 pm
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I was trying to look up the hunt numbers to find out the dates. I can't seem to find any hunts that start with the number 38. Am I missing something?

Jesse S. - posted 1 week ago on 03-13-2019 04:01:53 pm
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AND...can you apply for multiple leftover tags? have to be on separate applications? if you draw one are you out for the others?

Jesse S. - posted 1 week ago on 03-13-2019 04:01:14 pm
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Very Curious about this as well. on AZGFD there is a note that says there will not be a mini draw, so how are the applicants chosen when submitting by mail?

Jason F. - posted 1 week ago on 03-13-2019 12:30:59 pm
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So you mail in your application - are the tags distributed starting 3/18 on a first-come-first-served basis from when the mail applications are received? Or do they do another drawing before the remainder go on sale 3/24?