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Arizona boasts an invigorating landscape, even for the experienced bowhunter. It is primarily a desert climate, large in area and varied in terms of elevation. Temperature-wise, from late fall to early spring, the weather is mild, averaging a minimum of 60 °F (16 °C). Around mid-February, the temperatures start to rise with warm days and cool, breezy nights. Due to its dry climate, daily temperature variations occur in less-developed areas of the desert above 2,500 feet.
Arizona is well known for its desert Basin and Range region in the state’s southern portions, which is a landscape rich in cacti and other xerophyte plants. Like other states of the Southwest United States, Arizona has an abundance of mountains and plateaus. Despite the state’s aridity, 27 percent of Arizona is forest.
Looking to Bowhunt Arizona? Here’s what you need to know:
Application Fee: $15 for all species (nonrefundable)
Hunting License: $160 (nonrefundable)
Species, Tag Fee (refundable):
- Elk: $665
- Pronghorn: $565
- Deer: $315
- Sheep: $1,815
Application Due Dates: Feb. 14, 2017 (elk, pronghorn); June 13, 2017 (deer, sheep)
Point Program: Bonus
Apply at: www.azgfd.gov
Phone: (602) 942-3000