2019 Spring Hunts

 

Bear

Type of Hunt  Hunting Dates Hunt No. Comments (open area, legal weapons, legal game, # of Permit-tags) & Requirements
General Weapons Spring Bear Mar 22 - May 02, 2019 8901 Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A. 2 Hunt Permit tags for bear except sow with cubs. Fort Huachuca female harvest is one. Post permit is required. 
Archery - Only Spring Bear May 3 - Jul 31, 2019 8902 Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A. 2 Hunt Permit tags for bear except sow with cubs. Fort Huachuca female harvest is one. Post permit is required. 

BEAR SPECIAL REGULATIONS: As prescribed in AGFD Hunting Regulations when the number of female bears equaling the female harvest limit for a particular hunt has been reported killed, the unit(s) will be closed at sundown the Wednesday immediately following. Hunters are responsible for calling 1-800-970-BEAR (2327) before hunting to determine if their desired hunt unit is still open. The female harvest limit is combined for Unit 35A/35B and Fort Huachuca hunts, and both hunts will close when the female harvest limit is reached for Unit 35A/35B.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN: Any bear hunt on Fort Huachuca will close if the female harvest limit for Fort Huachuca is reached (FH female harvest limit is one) or if the female harvest limit is reached in Unit 35A/35B. You MUST call the bear closure hotline to determine if the hunt is still open.

As prescribed in R12-4-308, all hunters must contact an Arizona Game and Fish Department office in person or by telephone at 1-800-970-BEAR (2327) within 48 hours of taking a bear. The report shall include the hunter's name, hunting license number, tag number, sex of the bear taken, management unit where the bear was taken, and telephone number at which the hunter can be reached to obtain additional information. Within 10 days of taking a bear, the hunter (or their designee) shall present the bear's skull and hide with attached proof of sex to a designated Arizona Game and Fish Department employee for inspection (pursuant to R12-4-308). If the skull is frozen, it should be defrosted prior to presenting for inspection as a premolar tooth will be removed from the bear. If the hide is frozen, ensure that the attached proof of sex is accessible and identifiable. Successful hunters are encouraged to contact the nearest Department office by telephone to coordinate inspections.

ATTENTION: A designated Fort Huachuca Environmental and Natural Resources (ENRD) employee can do the inspection and tooth removal. Contact 520-678-8112 to coordinate inspection. If an ENRD employee is unavailable please contact the nearest AGFD office to coordinate the inspection.

Javelina

Type of Hunt  Hunting Dates Hunt No. Comments (open area, legal weapons, legal game, # of Permit-tags) & Requirements
Archery - Only Javelina

Jan 1 - 31, 2019


Jan 1 - 31, 2019

5901


5903

 

 

 

Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A. 16 Hunt Permit-tags for Any Javelina. Post permit is required.

 


Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A. 20 Hunt Permit-tags for Any Javelina. Post permit is required, only valid for Fort Huachuca hunt units 3-1, 3-2, G, K

Note 1: This hunt is offered as a management hunt to reduce the incursion of javelina onto Libby Army Airfield (LAAF). These tags are meant to be used in areas directly surrounding the airfield and will be enforced as such. Any use of these tags to take javelina in other areas is prohibited. Hunting within the perimeter of LAAF is prohibited. These tags are available during the regular draw process or may be purchased as a left-over tag (if there are still tags available after the draw). AZ regulation allows for the take of two (2) javelina per calendar year (see AZGFD Regulations for details).

General Weapons Javelina Feb 22 - 28, 2019 5902

 Fort Huachuca in Unit 35!. 16 Hunt Permit-tags for ANY Javelina. Post permit is required. 

Youth - Only Javelina Feb 8 - 18, 2019 5904

Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A. 10 Hunt Permit-tags for ANY Javelina. Post permit is required. (See Hunter Eligiblity webpage for definition of Youth). 

 

Turkey

Type of Hunt  Hunting Dates Hunt No. Comments (open area, legal weapons, legal game, # of Permit-tags) & Requirements
Limited Weapon - Shotgun Shooting Shot Spring Turkey May 3 - 9 AND 17 - 30, 2019 4901

Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A. Limited Weapon-Shotgun Shooting Shot. 3 Hunt Permit-tags for Bearded turkey. Post permit is required.

Limited Weapon - Shotgun Shooting Shot Spring Turkey May 10 - 30, 2019 4902

Fort Huachuca in Unit 35A. Limited Weapon-Shotgun Shooting Shot. 2 Hunt Permit-tags for Bearded turkey. Post permit is required.