Arizona Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

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Arizona Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

Bowhunting in Arizona is quite fun as you can also enjoy the incredible beauty, deserts, mesas, and rugged mountain ranges of the state. The Southern part of the state is mostly desert whereas the northern part comprises mountain ranges, pine forests, plateaus, and canyons.

Arizona offers outstanding archery hunting opportunities with plenty of huntable species. These include pronghorn antelope, black bears, bison, desert bighorn sheep, elk, javelina, Merriam turkeys, Gould’s turkeys, mountain lions, mule deer, and Coues white-tailed deer.

Most of the licenses of hunting in the state are allotted by using a draw system. 

Arizona Bowhunting Season

Bowhunting Category Months
Deer Aug. 20-Sept. 9**

Dec. 10-Dec. 31**

Bison Limited Opportunity Archery Only Aug. 20-Sept. 8
Turkey Aug. 20-Sept. 9**
Javelina Aug. 20-Dec. 31
Mountain Lion Aug. 20-May 31

License Fee In Arizona

Category License Type  Fee
General Hunting1 Resident $37
Combination Hunt and Fish 1,2 Resident $57
Nonresident $160
Youth Combination Hunt and

Fish1,2 (ages 10–17)

Resident $5
Nonresident $5
Short-term Combination

Hunt and Fish 2,3

Resident $15/day
Nonresident $20/day

Total Area And Regulations For Hunting By the State

Arizona has a total public land of 61,537,322 acres and private land of 11,416,524 acres that are used for hunting. Luckily, the state has not implemented any restrictions on the size or weight of your arrow for bowhunting. But hunters must remember that any kind of hunting on public or private land in the state is only possible with the consent of the landowner.

Fun Facts About Bow Hunting In the State

A large population of Pronghorns is found in Arizona state. The amazing thing is when the animal is alarmed, its hair stands straight and seems like a white flash that you can see from miles.

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