Camp Navajo Hunting Information

Camp Navajo Hunting Information

January 12th, 2023 - Camp Navajo Hunt Numbers for Fall Elk & Pronghorn have been uploaded to "Publications" section. Review all requirement of each type of tag before submitting for the hunt number with Arizona Game and Fish.
      Camp Navajo Hunting Safety Class dates have been posted and registration link. 2 Locations have been provided for each month. Last class will be July 7th! More details in CAMP NAVAJO HUNTING SAFETY COURSE section.
      New forms have been uploaded to "Publication" section. Use current and up to date forms. For any assistance call MWR Office at (602) 525-5692 or [email protected]

 

 

 Welcome

Camp Navajo is a military training site and therefore several rules and requirements apply at Camp Navajo that hunters would not encounter in other hunt area. Training is the priority at Camp Navajo and at any given time land authorized for hunting may be deemed not available due to units training in the area or other mission requirements. The Camp Navajo Garrison Commander and Command Sergeant Major reserves the right to close off hunting areas from time to time in support of military operations.

 

Safety notice-Camp Navajo, like all military locations, must notify all users of the possibility of encountering un-exploded munitions. Camp Navajo’s history includes munitions production and disposal. Camp Navajo continuously conducts checks and remediation efforts to remove these hazards. Users of Camp Navajo must be aware and follow all signs and instructions provided. Do not attempt to pick up, move or disturb anything that looks hazardous. Report it immediately to Security.

 

 Types of Hunts on Camp Navajo

 

DAV/WW/PH: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Purple Heart Recipient (PH), and Wounded Warrior (WW). To verify DAV status hunters must provide a memorandum rating with a disability of 50 percent or greater from the Veteran’s Administration (VA). To verify PH status hunters must provide DD214 or proof of award. To verify WW status hunters must provide verification of current or former Active-Duty status AND a memorandum rating with disability of 25 percent or greater from their service Physical Evaluation Board or the VA.

 

MIL. Military Hunts: Active, retired military, or honorably discharged former military (MIL). To verify status hunters must submit a copy of their Military Identification Card (CAC), Retired Identification Card, or DD214.

 

OTHR. Other, non-military (OTH). Military and non-military can apply. Non-military is excluded from hunting inside the Restricted Area

 

NOTE:  There is no longer over the counter hunting permitted on Camp Navajo. All hunting permits are acquired through the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) via the draw. ONLY AUTHORIZED species to hunt on Camp Navajo: Turkey, Deer, Pronghorn & Elk, regardless of if you are tagged by AZGF.

 

 

Camp Navajo Hunter Application Packet

 

Hunting application packets and payment need to be sent to email to [email protected] or mail to 1 Hughes Ave, Attn: Camp Navajo Hunting Coordinator, Bellmont, AZ 86015.

Spring Turkey Packets – submitted by February 28th of hunt year

Fall Deer & Turkey Packets – submitted by August 7th of hunt year

Fall Pronghorn & Elk Packets – submitted by June 30th of hunt year

Hunting packets received after deadline will have a $500 Penalty Fee added to their packet submission and must be paid and processed by the Camp Navajo MWR Office prior to hunt date.

 

Requirement: 

DAV/

WW/

PH

MIL

OTHR

Restricted

Area

Access

Hunter Helpers

State Driver’s License/ State Identification Card

X

X

X

 

X

Arizona Game and Fish

Department (AZGFD) Hunting

License

X

X

X

 

 

AZGFD Hunt Permit-Tag for Area 6B Camp Navajo

X

X

X

 

 

Hunter Safety Course Card (AZGFD, NRA, or equivalent state hunter safety education course card is acceptable) 

X

X

X

 

 

Camp Navajo Hunter Safety Course Certification “Orange Card”

X

X

X

 

X

Waiver of Liability  

X

X

X

 

X

Hunter ID Form

X

X

X

 

 

Disability Status verification

X

 

 

 

 

Military Status verification

 

X

 

 

 

Form 19B Refer to “Restricted Area Access” Section

 

 

 

X

Security Clearance verification Refer to “Restricted Area Access” Section

 

 

 

X

X

Payment. Refer to “Payment” Section

X

X

X

 

 

 

 Camp Navajo Hunting Safety Course

 

Completion of this course is mandatory to hunt on Camp Navajo. Starting January 2022, all hunters and hunter helpers must attend a Camp Navajo Safety Course prior to beginning their hunt. An “Orange Card” will be issued to individuals that attend the training with an expiration date of three years following the briefing date. The card will not be replaced if lost; if the card is lost the hunter/hunter helper will be required to pay $15 CHARGE for reissue of card. A copy of the card is provided with the application packet to the Camp Navajo MWR Hunting Coordinator. There are NO exceptions to not attending this training.

 

Classes will be given in 2 locations: Camp Navajo, Bellemont, Arizona (15 miles west of Flagstaff, Arizona) and Papago Park Military Reservation, Phoenix, Arizona (2 miles northeast of AZ -202 HWY)

Camp Navajo

DFAC

Bellemont, Arizona

Thursday @

4pm – 5:30pm (1600 – 1730)

 

January 12th

February 9th

March 9th

April 6th

May 11th

June 8th

July 6th

 

Papago Park Military Reservation

Russell Auditorium

Phoenix, Arizona

Friday @

4pm – 5:30pm (1600 – 1730)

 

January 13th

February 10th

March 10th

April 7th

May 12th

June 9th

July 7th

 

Register using Camp Navajo Hunting Class Registration | Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (az.gov)

 

 Hunter Helpers

               

Authorized Area (AA): Hunters are authorized a maximum of 2 hunter helpers (Children 16+ qualify) at a given time.              

Restricted Area (RA): Hunters are limited to 1 hunter helper (18 years or older) at a given time. Hunter helpers must complete the same requirements of restricted area access as hunters. See RESTRICTED AREA ACCESS section for information.

               

Requirements: 

1)      Complete Camp Navajo Hunting Safety Course.

2)      Sign Camp Navajo Hunting Waiver. Children ages 16-17 will have parent/guardian sign form as well.

 

 

 Restricted Area Access

 

Limited to current and former military and current State or Federal employee (with current/valid security clearance) only. Hunters and Hunter helpers requesting access to restricted area needs to submit a Form 19b and security clearance verification to Camp Navajo MWR ([email protected]) and Ordnance Operation Department Security Manager.  Additional or questions regarding ASA access should be directed to the Ordnance Operations Department Security Manager at 928-637-0848.

1)      Form 19B. Section 3 on the form must include specific AZGFD authorized hunt dates (not a full season or year) and one form per approved hunt. For example, if the hunter is permitted for both the elk and turkey hunts two 19b forms will need to be submitted for each hunt.

2)      Security Clearance Verification. Verification must be sent directly to the Ordnance Operation Department Security Manager from security verification sources

§  Active Secret clearance: Security Manager Officer must provide a memorandum stating clearance level, expiration and purpose (job title) of clearance. Must be emailed directly to Ordnance Operations Department Security Manage

§  Without an Active Secret clearance: Complete a “national criminal search” purchased from Guardian and/or Wolfe. If hunter or hunter helper prefer to use an alternate NCIC and local check, contact Ordnance Operations Department Security Manager to verify equivalency

 

 Payment

 

Two separate checks (personal check/cashier’s check/money order) must be submitted with your packet to Camp Navajo. NO CASH OR CREDIT CARD are accepted.

- One check is written to “State of Arizona

- Second check is written to the “Department of the Treasury”.

If your check is returned, you will be ineligible to hunt on Camp Navajo for the current season and any fees incurred must be paid prior to being eligible to hunt on Camp Navajo in future.

**Mail payments to 1 Hughes Ave, Attn: Camp Navajo Hunting Coordinator, Bellemont, AZ 86015.**

 

Permit Type

Department of the Treasury

State of Arizona

Elk Rifle and Archery

$20.00

$65.00

Antelope Archery

$20.00

$65.00

Deer

$10.00

$35.00

Turkey

$10.00

$35.00