Arizona Game and Fish

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminded hunters who applied online for 2018 spring hunt permit-tags that 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, is the deadline to update credit card or debit card account information, as well as purchase PointGuard to protect bonus points.

Online applicants are responsible for keeping their account information current. If a credit card or debit card is invalid for any reason at the time when the computerized draw is performed, an online application could be rejected.

Online applicants who have been issued a new credit card or debit card, a new expiration date, or had a change to their card’s number should visit Scroll down the page, select “Update My Payment Information” and follow the prompts.

It is important to update payment information for each species for which an online application has been submitted.

If payment has been declined, the application will not be drawn. The department no longer calls applicants to obtain payment on drawn applications where credit cards have failed.

Meanwhile, applicants can purchase PointGuard, as part of their online application, through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. A free AZGFD portal account is required to purchase PointGuard., click on the “My Account” button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page, then select the “Create Account” option.

PointGuard is only $5 per species, per applicant, and ensures 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.

Visit, or call 602-942-3000, for more information.

Another benefit for those who create a portal account is getting VIP access to draw results up to a week before the results are released to the general public. The department will post an announcement on its website when results become available.

All spring hunt permit-tags will be mailed by Dec. 13; all refund warrants will be mailed by Dec. 1.


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