HB 2303 Arizona 2014
APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR APRIL 16, 2014.
FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 17, 2014.
Under Arizona Revised Statues and Arizona Game and Fish Commission Rules there are ways people can transfer big game tags to children and as of July 24, 2014 tags can be transferred to Disabled Veterans.
AN ACT Amending section 17-332, Arizona Revised Statutes; RELATING TO the taking and handling of wildlife.
THE COMMISSION MAY PRESCRIBE THE MANNER AND CONDITIONS OF TRANSFERRING AND USING PERMITS AND TAGS UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH, INCLUDING AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR A QUALIFIED ORGANIZATION, TO ALLOW a person TO transfer the person's big game permit or tag to a qualified organization for use by:
(a) A minor child who has a life-threatening medical condition or by a minor child who has a permanent physical disability. If a physically disabled child is under fourteen years of age, the child must satisfactorily complete the Arizona hunter education course or another comparable hunter education course that is approved by the director.
(b) A VETERAN OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO HAS A SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY. For the purposes of this paragraph:
(i) "Disability" means a permanent physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities requiring the assistance of another person or a mechanical device for physical mobility.
(ii) "Qualified organization" means a nonprofit organization that is qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the United States internal revenue code and that affords opportunities and experiences to children with life threatening medical conditions or with physical disabilities OR TO VETERANS WITH SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITIES.
NOTE for clarification: In most cases when speaking about disabilities with Veterans\Wounded Warriors, it’s based on a percentage. The definition being used under HB2303 has nothing to do with a percentage of disability but a condition. In some cases, applicants have been 100 percent disabled based on the VA but still did not qualify for a tag transfer based on the definition in HB2303. Why are we putting this note on this application? We have had some Veterans apply who didn’t qualify and they get upset with our organization because we have to follow the rules. We didn’t write them, but we do have to follow them.
If you have any questions regarding this rule, please contact and refer to:
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
Second Regular Session 2014
Please fill out the above forms and send back to us at:
P.O. Box 30662 Flagstaff AZ 86003.
After eligibility has been determined and the required forms have been received, you can go over to the "Raffles and Drawings" page and see all active hunt drawings. In order to sign up for the hunt drawing, you need to "purchase" that hunt. All hunt drawings will be listed for $0.00 as we will never charge for entering the drawing of donated tags.
You may only enter a drawing once, and extra attempts to enter the drawing will be excluded.
This is where you can find all needed forms:
* Please also submit DD214 (Sensitive information may be redacted)