PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) – Time is running out for hunters who applied online for 2019 fall hunt permit-tags to update their credit card or debit card account information, as well as purchase PointGuard to protect their bonus points.
The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Thursday, June 27.
Online applicants are responsible for keeping their account information current. If payment is declined at the time of the draw, the application will not be drawn. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) no longer will call customers to obtain payment on drawn applications if their credit card or debit card has been declined. Also, if a credit card or debit card has been used to pay for more than one application, the applicant is responsible for notifying their financial institution that multiple charges could be simultaneously processed from AZGFD.
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 https://draw.azgfd.com/Payment/Update. The last name and order number on the applicant’s draw receipt (sent by email after submission of the application) are required to update the credit card or debit card on file. For applicants who can’t locate their draw receipt, or might have deleted it from their email account, AZGFD is available to update card information by calling (602) 942-3000, option “5,” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Note: It is important to update payment information for each species for which an online application has been submitted.
Meanwhile, applicants can purchase PointGuard, as part of their online application, through 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Thursday, June 27. PointGuard ensures if a successful applicant is unable or unwilling to participate in a hunt for any reason (illness, family emergencies, and even acts of nature such as wildfires and severe weather), the accumulated bonus points that were expended to draw that hunt permit-tag will be reinstated. The cost is $5 for each species.
A free AZGFD portal account is required to purchase PointGuard. Visit https://accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register and complete the required fields. Draw results will be posted to portal accounts.
AZGFD will announce on its website and social media channels when draw results are available. All hunt permit-tags will be mailed by July 31; all refund warrants will be mailed by July 20.