2015 Camp Navajo Hunting Information
The next Camp Navajo Safety Course will be conducted
March 13, 2015, at 9 a.m. on Camp Navajo.
This course will be dedicated to those hunters that received a Spring
Turkey permit on Camp Navajo for 2015.
Camp Navajo General Hunting Information for all Hunts conducted on Camp
Please see the Arizona Game and Fish 2015
big game regulation for 2015 draw process.
Camp Navajo hunting eligibility is divided
into four categories: Department
of Defense (DOD) Military, Disabled American Veteran (DAV), Wounded Warrior
(WW) and Other (OTH). All hunting applicants must attend the Camp Navajo
Hunting Certification Course1 prior to hunting. The purpose of the Camp
Navajo Hunting Certification Course is to promote safe, knowledgeable and
responsible hunter conduct, to emphasize the importance of abiding by
policies specific to Camp Navajo, and to ensure hunting practices that do
not impair the military mission on the installation. All hunting
prerequisite requirements2 will be collected during the Camp Navajo Hunting
Certification Course. Due to mission requirements, hunting dates may be
canceled, hunting areas may be minimized and/or hunting may be closed
temporarily with little, to no notice. In the event a hunt is canceled,
hunters drawn for these permits will not be reimbursed or otherwise
compensated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department or Camp Navajo.
The responsibility for compliance
with Camp Navajo policies and Arizona
Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) regulations remains
solely with the individual hunter. Non-resident hunters must apply using the
non-resident license and application fees.
It is the responsibility of the individual applicant to determine his
or her own residency status for application purposes.
It is also the responsibility of each applicant to read and
understand the definitions of each category of “Authorized Participants”
below, and apply for a tag for which they are eligible to participate.
Any violations of AZGFD regulations and/or Camp Navajo policies may
result in hunting privileges suspended or revoked. All AZGFD regulations
apply on Camp Navajo and any violations of these regulations will be
reported immediately to AZGFD.
A "Resident", for the purposes of applying
for a license, permit, tag or stamp, is defined as a person who is:
(a) A member of the armed forces of the
United States on active duty and who is stationed in:
(i) This state for a period of thirty days
immediately preceding the date of applying for a license, permit, tag or
(ii) Another state or country but who lists
this state as the person's home of record at the time of applying for a
license, permit, tag or stamp.
(b) Domiciled in this state for six months
immediately preceding the date of applying for a license, permit, tag or
stamp and who does not claim residency privileges for any purpose in any
other state or jurisdiction.
A "Nonresident", for the purposes of
applying for a license, permit, tag or stamp, is defined as a citizen of the
United States or an alien who is not a resident.
must be current or honorably retired uniformed military service members. DOD
military members must provide proof of status during the mandatory Camp
Navajo Hunting Certification Course: Military Identification Card (CAC), or
Retired Identification Card. Hunters drawn for DOD Military tags that are
later identified as Non-DOD military category members will not be eligible
to hunt on Camp Navajo and will not be issued a Camp Navajo access permit.
Individuals who draw tags for which they are not eligible will be forwarded
to the AZGFD. Verification of clearance requirements will be required for
Limited Area access.
Hunts: All eligible
applicants, including all non-military and military personnel, are eligible
for these permits.
Hunts: Applicants must
provide a letter from the Veterans Administration showing a service
connected disability of 50 percent or greater.
Hunting Certification Course information may be found in Para. 4
Hunting prerequisite requirements for hunting may be found in Para. 3
A Wounded Warrior, as
defined by the Chief Administrative Officer of the United States House of
is any disabled veteran who has served on active duty since September 11,
2001, has fewer than 20 years of military service, and has received either a
Memorandum Rating of 30 percent or greater from their service Physical
Evaluation Board or a VA service-connected disability rating of 30 percent
or greater. WW permit applicants must have been honorably discharged or a
Purple Heart recipient.
Hunters may apply for the draw using a
paper application that can be obtained at any authorized license dealer in
Arizona. Hunters may also apply
at the following web address:
To hunt on Camp Navajo, all hunters must provide the following:
AZGFD Hunting License (purchased from AZGFD)
AZGFD Hunt Permit -Tag for Area 6B Camp Navajo (received from AZGFD
when successfully drawn for a hunt; (see AZGFD regional offices and
retailers for big game details)
Hunter Safety Education Course Card (AZGFD, NRA, or an equivalent
state hunter safety education course card is acceptable)
Attend the Camp Navajo Hunter safety Course conducted on Camp Navajo.
The following requirements will be
completed during the Camp Navajo Hunting Certification Course:
Safety and Orientation Form
Waiver of Liability
Hunter Identification Card
DOD hunters desiring to hunt in the Limited Area will submit Camp
Navajo Form 19B (Limited Area Access Form) and may be required to complete a
Criminal Background Check (processing fees apply)
CAMP NAVAJO HUNTING CERTIFICATION COURSE
All hunters (DOD, OTH, DAV, and WW) must
attend this mandatory class located on Camp Navajo. One class date is
available for the Spring Turkey 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Please contact the Hunting Coordinator to register and for more
firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-864-6239. All hunters must register at
least two weeks prior to the course.
HUNTING AREAS AND RESTRICTED AREAS
Area: The Administrative Area is where office buildings, armories,
and maintenance shops are located. HUNTING is PROHIBITED in these areas. All
weapons must have a cable or trigger lock (key or combination) or be in a
locked case while in this area. Violations will be investigated by
installation officials and violators may be subject to administrative and/or
criminal charges or procedures.
Area (BA): The BA is the area outside the Limited Area (LA)
designated as East/West BA. There are approximately 17,000 acres of
excellent hunting in the Buffer Area. The BA is mostly forested with some
meadows. Four-wheel drive vehicles are suggested, especially during rain and
snow. Hunters are responsible for removing disabled or stuck vehicles at
their own cost. Camp Navajo assets will NOT be used except for medical
Area (LA): The LA is designated as a restricted area and, by
regulation, is strictly controlled. Only personnel permitted to hunt archery
and crossbow will have access to the LA. This area may be closed to hunting
due to mission requirements. Violations will be investigated by installation
officials and violators may be subject to administrative and/or criminal
charges. Hunters desiring to hunt in the LA must possess current license,
insurance, a functional fire extinguisher (1A10BC) with current
certification. No lighter or incendiary devices, cell phones, cameras or
communication devices of any kind are authorized in the LA. Your vehicle
will be inspected by the Hunting and Fishing Coordinator (or designee)
before entry is allowed into the LA. Failure to adhere to these policies
will result in the suspension of hunting privileges in the LA. The Camp
Navajo Limited Area is off limits to all hunters except active/reserve
component military members and retirees pending background check clearance.
Open Detonation (OBOD) Area:
The OBOD Area is clearly identified with
“Restricted” signs for everyone’s safety. Anyone found within the restricted
area of the OBOD will lose all hunting privileges for the next two hunting
seasons on Camp Navajo. Further disciplinary action may also occur depending
on the severity of the violation. Maps and an orientation of the area will
be provided at the Camp Navajo Hunting Certification Course.
Scouting will be allowed after the Camp
Navajo Safety Course from 2 p.m. to dusk and is limited to the Buffer Area
only. Additional scouting is limited to two weeks prior to hunting and must
be coordinated through the hunting coordinator.
ATV'S AND OFF-ROAD VEHICLES
Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) and All Terrain
Vehicles (ATV) that have a 4 wheel chassis and are licensed as "street
legal" may be used in the BA/LA for hunting purposes as long as policies and
regulations that apply to all motor vehicles that are "street legal" are
followed. Vehicle operators will stay on road systems and are not authorized
to take vehicles off road. Failure to comply will result in the immediate
revocation of hunting privileges. The only exception to this policy is that
an operator may take a vehicle off road to recover harvested game.
All vehicles will be in compliance with
Arizona Law (effective January 01, 2009), requiring all Arizona registered
ATV/OHVs to have an OHV decal. For information regarding the OHV decal,
please see Arizona OHV Regulations.
PREDATOR AND SMALL GAME
Predator and small game hunting will not be
held on Camp Navajo.
For more information regarding hunting on
Camp Navajo, please contact the Camp Navajo Hunting Coordinator; email:
phone: 928-864-6239. The final Camp Navajo Hunting Policy will be available
no later than March 1, 2014.
It is possible that Camp Navajo, for
security reasons, may require hunters who have drawn a general elk tag to
use a lesser weapon type. For example, general hunters may be restricted to
the use of muzzleloaders, or shotgun shooting slugs only, during a general
hunt as a condition of access to Camp Navajo.
These weapon types are lawful methods of take for elk, and these
restrictions may be implemented with little or no notice.
If you plan to apply for a general tag on Camp Navajo, be prepared to
hunt with a lesser weapon type such as a muzzleloader or shotgun shooting
slugs. Any weapons restrictions
will be at the discretion of the Camp Navajo commander and will be in
compliance with AZGFD regulations.
MIXED WEAPON TYPE HUNTS
While looking at season dates and weapon
types available for the 2015 elk seasons, hunters will notice that there are
archery and general seasons offered concurrently.
While mixed-weapon type hunts are not a normal offering in Arizona,
this hunt stratification is being offered because of weapon type and access
restrictions in the Limited Area compared to the Buffer Area.
The Camp Navajo Limited Area is off limits
to all hunters except active/reserve component military members and retirees
pending background check clearance.
Archery is the only weapon type allowed for hunting in the Limited
Area. Experience has made it
clear that if there are no hunters in the limited area while there is a hunt
going on in the Buffer Area, the elk tend to spend the majority of their
time in the Limited Area, which limits hunter success.
The archery only military tags are offered
for the specific purpose of providing hunting pressure, by qualified
hunters, inside the Limited Area while there are general and muzzleloader
hunts in the Buffer Area. This
strategy should maximize hunter success in both the Limited Area and The
A person who is drawn for a military
archery only elk tag is not required to hunt only in the Limited Area.
However, those hunters are encouraged to be prepared to satisfy all
security requirements in order to hunt inside the Limited Area.
Individuals who draw a general or
muzzleloader tag, and who meet the limited area security requirements, may
hunt in the limited area with archery equipment.
If there are elk tags left over after the
draw, those tags will be offered in the leftover sales process “OTH”
category. Leftover tags
will be sold through the AZGFD leftover tag process, which you can view
through the website:
The link below opens a chart showing the
hunt dates and 4-digit hunt numbers that must be use to apply for the 2015
Camp Navajo Spring Turkey: