Camp Navajo Fishing Information
2015 Camp Navajo Hunting Information
The next Camp Navajo Safety Course will be conducted
March 13, 2015, at 9 a.m. on
Elk & Antelope Safety Course
Camp Navajo Safety Course's will be available for those hunters that were successfully drawn for 2015 elk and antelope hunts. Times/location of the courses will be announced on this web page once draw results are published for 2015.
If you are a hunter that has taken the new
HUNT DRAW NUMBERS:
Will be posted for elk & antelope once Arizona Game and Fish
Department releases them to
The responsibility for compliance with
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
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
(i) This state for a period of thirty days immediately preceding the date of applying for a license, permit, tag or stamp.
(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
2. AUTHORIZED PARTICIPANTS
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
OTH Hunts: All eligible applicants, including all non-military and military personnel, are eligible for these permits.
DAV/Purple Heart Hunts: Applicants must provide a letter from the Veterans Administration showing a service connected disability of 50 percent or greater. Purple Heart recipient or also eligible in the DAV category, you must provide DD214 or proof of award.
1 Hunting Certification Course information
may be found in
2 Hunting prerequisite requirements
for hunting may be found in
Wounded Warriors (WW): A Wounded Warrior, as defined by the Chief Administrative Officer of the United States House of Representatives (http://cao.house.gov/wounded-warrior/frequently-asked-questions), 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 and or still in a medical hold unit/active duty unit.
3. HUNTING PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS
Hunters may apply for big game draw though Arizona Game and Fish process only. http://www.azgfd.gov/eservices/draw.shtml
A. AZGFD Hunting License (purchased from AZGFD)
B. 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)
C. 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
The following requirements will be completed during
All fees must be paid by personnel check or cashiers check,
NO CASH will be accepted.
If you are a hunter that has had a check returned, you may not be
eligible to hunt on
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).
Archery hunter drawn from military archery hunts on
Two Checks will be needed for elk and antelope. 1) $55.00 dollars
recreation fee, check made out to the State of
Mail In Requirements
If you have completed the Camp Navajo Safety Course and
have all above documentation you may mail in a copy of all above
requirements and fees A-F to: Hunting Coordinator, Camp Navajo P.O
All hunters (DOD, OTH, DAV, and WW) must attend this
mandatory class located on
Hunters approved to hunt the Limited Area will be required to report to the main gate (Post#3) prior to entering the Limited Area for current daily restrictions. This is a daily requirement.
5. HUNTING AREAS AND RESTRICTED AREAS
Administrative Area: The Administrative Area is where office buildings, armories, and maintenance shops are located. HUNTING is PROHIBITED in these areas. All firearms 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.
(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.
Limited Area (LA): The LA is designated as a restricted area and, by regulation, is strictly controlled. Only personnel approved by security clearances and or permitted though the security manager will be able to access this area. Hunting is limited to archery only. 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 drives license, insurance card, and a functional fire extinguisher (1A10BC) with current certification in there vehicle. No lighter or incendiary devices, cell phones, cameras or communication devices of any kind are authorized in the LA (GPS will be authorized). 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 with security clearance and those military members with the authorized credentials.
Open Burn 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
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 or designated representative.
6. 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
7. PREDATOR AND SMALL GAME
Predator and small game hunting will not be held on
8. GENERAL INQUIRIES
For more information regarding hunting on
9. WEAPONS RESTRICTIONS
It is possible that
10. 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
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 Buffer Area.
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.
11. LEFTOVER TAGS/OVER THE COUNTER DEER (OTC)
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 that website: http://www.azgfd.gov/eservices/draw.shtml
Over the counter deer (Archery only) is limited to 20
12. HUNT NUMBERS
The link below opens a chart showing the hunt dates
and 4-digit hunt numbers that must be use to apply for the 2015
(Hunt number chart to come)