PHOENIX — As the Arizona Game and Fish Department prepares to accept online applications for 2017 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear, hunters are being encouraged to open a free AZGFD Customer Portal account.
The Portal allows customers to create a secure account where they can manage and view their contact information, as well as their license and draw results history and bonus points in their personal "My AZ Outdoors” section. A Customer Portal account is a mobile-friendly, convenient way to access the online license purchase and hunt draw application systems.
In addition, Customer Portal account holders enjoy other benefits:The newest benefit, “PointGuard,” ensures that if a successful applicant is unable to participate in a hunt for any reason, the accumulated bonus points that were expended to draw that hunt permit-tag will be reinstated. PointGuard is available to applicants who apply online for a hunt permit-tag. Visit https://www.azgfd.com/hunting/pointguard, or call (602) 942-3000, for more information.
- Be among the first to receive the news (up to two days) before draw results are officially released.
- Customer Portal account holders have an opportunity to sign up for the “I Support Wildlife” program, which helps fund wildlife conservation in Arizona.
- An annual membership for $25 includes access to the new “premium” version of the Recreational Access Arizona (RAA) mapping application, the latest fish-stocking reports, an “I Support Wildlife” window decal and a one-year subscription to the award-winning Arizona Wildlife Views magazine.
Visit https://www.azgfd.com/isupportwildlife for more information.
It’s quick and easy to create a Customer Portal account. Just click on the “Sign in to Account” button in the upper right-hand corner of the www.azgfd.gov home page and then select the “Create an Account” option, filling in the requested information. As a reminder, all fields requesting information must be completed. For example, both the Social Security and Department ID fields must be completed. If your Social Security number also is your Department ID number, your Social Security number must appear in both fields.
Meanwhile, the “2017 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison and Bear Hunt Draw Information” booklet is available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw; printed booklets are available at department offices and license dealers statewide.
Did you know?
The Arizona Game and Fish Department receives NO Arizona general fund tax dollars? We hold the state’s wildlife in trust for the public without a dime from Arizona taxpayers. https://azgfdportal.az.gov/Agency/Funds
The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of the AZGFD’s programs or activities, including its employment practices, the individual may file a complaint alleging discrimination directly with the Director’s Office, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000, (602) 942-3000, or with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attn: Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS:WSFR, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this document in an alternative format by contacting the Director’s Office as listed above.