AZ tag fees upfront?
Anyone know if AZ changed their draw system this year so that you don't have to front the tag fees anymore? I read that from somewhere else but am not sure if it's true or not. The MRS this month didn't mention it all so either it isn't true or else Eastmans dropped the ball big time.
Hey ND- From the AZ Game and Fish Draw info:
Information about fees associated with the online
draw process may be found on page 10.
When submitting paper applications, each applicant
shall enclose the following fees:
1. The fee for the appropriate hunt permit-tag,
which includes the permit application fee.
2. Fee for a hunting license, if a license is requested.
You will need to front the tag fee. You can find all the info here: http://www.azgfd.gov/regs/elkregs.pdf
Thanks for the info Fink. What I was reading had to do with online applications and your card not getting charged until you drew a tag. I'll have to look into it some more myself.
Ya that is correct they will have your card info and your card will take a hit if you get a tag. I hate it but GnF never does a whole lot that makes any sense to me. A ton more applicants for this very reason. Impossible to draw a tag the way it was, they have done this in the past then went back to paper apps and now back to the online crap... oh well...
ND- Sorry, I mislead you, Shane is correct. I didnt read far enough into the regulations... Sure wish I would have read this part before I bought my point. Oh well..
Shane- How much do you think this will deteriorate draw odds? At least there is still the requirement for a $150 license, so that should somewhat limit the number of applicants.
Additionally, at the time of application you will only have to pay for the
application fee, the license fee (if you have not previously purchased a
license for the year in which the hunt takes place) and any donations
you might wish to make to the Big Game Habitat Fund. Hunt permittag
fees will be charged after the drawing is completed and you are
successful in the draw. This eliminates the requirement to pay your
tag fees in advance and/or issue a refund if you are not successful in
the draw. Costs are identical to the paper application process. No additional
fees are charged for using the online application.
Thanks for the info shane.
Fink, I wouldn't say you mislead me because what you said is true! It just sucks that Eastmans didn't include that in the MRS. I mean thats a big part of why all of us buy the subscription to the magazine. If they don't give publish correct information, what's the point of subscribing? Is anybody else also frustrated by this?
My personal opinion is I would rather be able to apply for more hunts with worse draw odds since I don't 20,000 laying around to apply for all the hunts I would like to. Not having to front money let's me apply for more with less. Most of the hunts only have 1 -2% odds anyway. Besides that trying to keep up with all the different states and all changes from year to year is a lot of work and some of these changes are not implemented in timely fashion. Besides that double check all and every bit of info. Not everyone is perfect and it can be easy to miss info. Life is to short to worry about draw odds apply and hunt anywhere and everywhere you can while you can.
There's not a snowballs chance in haitis I could apply as many states as I do if that was the case! I cringe in April when Colorado is due and can't wait to get my dear John letter with that check. Same with California except you have to send that letter back to them if you want a refund! That's just plain crooked. Oh and wait 90 days. I think they are hoping you forget about it. (not gunna lie, almost did this year!)
Originally Posted by H3Dad
CO won't even let you use a credit card to apply! as a non-resident, even though you're fronting the fees! for sheep, goat, moose that is...
Originally Posted by Drhorsepower