This is exciting!!! AZ offers archery hunters the opportunity to purchase archery tags for deer only over the counter. There are open units scattered throughout the state. These otc tags don’t have any affect on bonus points. So if you have been applying for or waiting for one of the coveted premier Arizona deer tags understand you can take advantage of the otc tags and get to experience hunting in Arizona while building your bonus points for the draw.
Tags can be purchased at sporting good stores Walmart etc… any place that sells hunting and fishing licenses.
The archery hunts are a split season hunt, usually starting late each Aug and running through the second week of Sept Archery deer hunts will start again mid Dec and run through Jan.
These hunts are a blast! The early hunt in Aug/Sept allows hunters to glass and stalk velvet bucks in warm weather. The Dec/Jan seasons are usually cold weather hunts hoping to find a rutting buck chasing doe. Either way you don’t want to miss out!