White Mountain Apache Tribe
GAME & FISH DEPARTMENT
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When are the new Hunting Regulations & Self –Guided Elk Hunt Application available?
A: The beginning of July of each year.
Q: When is the draw application deadline for the Self- Guided Elk hunts?
A: Late August.
Q: Can multiple people apply for a Self-Guided Elk hunt on the same application?
A: No. Only one person may apply per application.
Q: Am I supposed to include the full tag payment when applying for a Self- Guided Elk hunt?
A: No. You only need to include the Application Fee(s). Full payment is due upon successful draw.
Q: Is there a Hunter Education Requirement?
A: Yes. All nonmember big-game hunt applicants born after December 31, 1960, must present a certificate or other proof of successful completion of an approved Hunter Education Course at the time of application.
Q: Are crossbows legal for the Self-Guided Archery Elk hunts?
Q: Are Mechanical/Expandable broadheads legal for the Self-Guided Archery Elk hunts?
Q: Are maps available for the areas open to Self-Guided Elk hunting?
A: Yes but on a limited basis and the White Mountain Apache Tribe and Tribal Game & Fish Dept. do not guarantee their availability or accuracy. There are many different mapping software packages available
to the public with maps of the reservation.
Q: I am a member of a different, federally recognized Indian Tribe; do I qualify for any discount(s)?
Trophy & Guided Hunts
Q: How do I book a Trophy Elk hunt?
A: Current Trophy Elk clients have the first right of refusal on retuning for each subsequent season. Any openings are filled off of the Trophy Elk hunt waiting list.
Q: How do I get on the Trophy Elk hunt waiting list?
A: The Trophy Elk hunt waiting list is closed until further notice.
Q: What other options do I have if I want to hunt Trophy Elk on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation?
A: The Tribal Game & Fish Dept. offers two (2) special Trophy Elk, Chairman’s Auction tags each year at various hunting and outdoor related conventions. Contact the WMAT G&F Dept for more details.
Q: How do I book a Pronghorn Antelope or Bighorn Sheep hunt?
A: These hunts are booked on a first-come-first-served basis.
Q: How do I book a Spring Turkey hunt?
A: Current Spring Turkey clients have the first right of refusal on retuning for each subsequent season. Any openings will be filled after January 1st of the following year.
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