LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

License Required

Any valid hunting or combination license EXCEPT a Short-term Combination Hunt and Fish License.

Tag Required

Hunt Permit-tag obtained only through application and draw process as prescribed in R12-4-104 and R12-4-114. EXCEPT for Youth-Only and Archery-Only turkey where a hunt nonpermit-tag must be obtainedfrom a license dealer as prescribed in R12-4-114.

Hunt Numbers Required

When applying for big game hunt permit-tags, you must use hunt numbers.

Legal Methods of Take

Limited Weapon-Shotgun Shooting Shot Hunt: Any shotgun shooting shot as prescribed in R12-4-318 orcrossbow or bow and arrow as prescribed in R12-4-304. Archery-Only Hunt: Bow and arrow as prescribed inR12-4-304 and R12-4-318, or crossbow if you possess a crossbow permit as allowed under R12-4-216.Centerfire rifles, muzzleloading rifles and handguns are not legal methods of take.

Bag Limit

One (1) turkey per calendar year except as prescribed in R12-4-120.

To hunt turkey in Arizona, you need a valid hunting or combination license and a turkey tag. To hunt turkey during a Limited Weapon-Shotgun ShootingShot season, you must apply through a draw for a hunt permit-tag. For Archery-Only hunts, you may purchase a nonpermit-tag from a licensedealer as prescribed in R12-4-114. For Youth-Only hunts, you may purchase a nonpermit-tag from a Department office or license dealer.

The Department offers “Youth-Only” designated hunts, in which persons are eligible to participate up to their 18th birthday. A youth hunter, whose18th birthday occurs after opening day of a “Youth-Only” designated hunt for which the hunter has a valid permit or tag, may continue to participate forthe duration of the “Youth-Only” designated hunt. Persons ages 10 through 13 must have satisfactorily completed a Hunter Education Course that isapproved by the Director per ARS 17-333.2 (C). Hunter Education classes fill up quickly. If you need your Hunter Education card before your hunt,get ahead of the game and register now. To register for a Hunter Education class, visit www.azgfd.gov/huntered or call 623-236-7239. No oneunder age 10 may hunt big game in Arizona. A youth must pay the higher fee unless applying only for “Youth-Only” hunts.



Turkey: Commission Order 5

LIMITED WEAPON-SHOTGUN SHOOTING SHOT TURKEY

Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted watertreatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304or Commission Rules R12-4- 321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Hunt No.

Season Dates

Notes

Open Areas

Legal Wildlife

Permits

4000

BONUS POINT ONLY — See page 26 (no other hunts may be chosen in conjunction with this one)

4501

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

1

Any turkey

450

4502

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

3C

Any turkey

175

4503

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

4A and 4B

Any turkey

300

4504

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

5A

Any turkey

100

4505

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

(52)

5B South

Any turkey

225

4506

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

6A

Any turkey

375

4507

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

(10)

6B (excluding Camp Navajo)

Any turkey

250

4508

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

(157)

7

Any turkey

150

4509

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

(44)

8 and 10

Any turkey

250

4510

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

(157)

9

Any turkey

20

4511

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

12A

Any turkey

650

4512

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

23

Any turkey

450

4513

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

27

Any turkey

450

Total

3,845



ARCHERY-ONLY PERMIT-TAG REQUIRED TURKEY

Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted watertreatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304or Commission Rules R12-4- 321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Hunt No.

Season Dates

Notes

Open Areas

Legal Wildlife

Permits

Merriam’s Turkey

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Sep 1 - Sep 14, 2023

(4,5)

Camp Navajo in Unit 6B (Military)

Any turkey

7

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Sep 1 - Sep 14, 2023

(4,5)

Camp Navajo in Unit 6B (Other)

Any turkey

3

Total

10



YOUTH-ONLY NONPERMIT-TAG REQUIRED (LIMITED WEAPON-SHOTGUN SHOOTING SHOT) TURKEY

Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted watertreatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304or Commission Rules R12-4- 321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Season Dates

Notes

Open Areas

Legal Wildlife

Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2023

1, 4A, 4B, 6A, 23 and 27

Any turkey

Oct 6 - Oct 17, 2023

12A

Any turkey

ARCHERY-ONLY NONPERMIT-TAG REQUIRED TURKEY

Open Areas do not include areas within municipal parks, municipal preserves, county parks, county preserves, airports, golf courses, or posted watertreatment facilities (except as specifically opened in this Commission Order) or areas closed to hunting under A.R.S. Sections 17-303 and 17-304or Commission Rules R12-4- 321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802 and R12-4-803.

Season Dates

Notes

Open Areas

Legal Wildlife

Aug 25 - Sep 14, 2023

(4,10,44,

157)

1, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B (excludingCamp Navajo), 7, 8, 9, 10, 11M, 12A, 23 and 27

Any turkey



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