PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering hunters an opportunity to earn a bonus point this month.
AZGFD is scheduling 19 field tests during July that will see eligible adults (18 years old and older) participating in a field test session administered by certified department volunteer instructors.
“Students rotate through practical application stations at their pace. The stations include live-fire, matching, practical hunt and a written examination. The average completion time is one hour. There is no instruction provided during a field test,” the AZGFD wrote.
Bonus point field tests are part of the Arizona Hunter Education program.
“A bonus point, by definition, is an accumulated credit that authorizes the department to issue a big game drawing applicant additional computer-generated random numbers during a draw,” according to the AZGFD.
Acquisition of a Hunter Education card is necessary for anyone under the age of 14 to participate in a big game hunt.
“While you must be 10 years of age to hunt big game, you may complete Hunter Education at the age of 9. However, the Hunter Education completion card and certificate does not become valid until the child’s 10th birthday,” AZGFD said.
For more information about the program visit https://www.azgfd.com/education/hunting/.
To view available field test dates go online to https://www.register-ed.com/programs/arizona/143-arizona-bonus-point-field-day.