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Arizona "Verify Your Account."
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Contributors to this thread:
NvaGvUp 12-Jul-16
Southern draw 12-Jul-16
Bou'bound 12-Jul-16
NvaGvUp 12-Jul-16
gobbler 12-Jul-16
wildwilderness 12-Jul-16
NvaGvUp 12-Jul-16
WapitiBob 12-Jul-16
bsbowhunter 12-Jul-16
wildwilderness 13-Jul-16
StickFlicker 13-Jul-16
Charlie Rehor 13-Jul-16
sticksender 13-Jul-16
NvaGvUp 13-Jul-16
AZ~Rich 13-Jul-16
NvaGvUp 13-Jul-16
StickFlicker 14-Jul-16
NvaGvUp 14-Jul-16
IdyllwildArcher 14-Jul-16
pirogue 14-Jul-16
NvaGvUp 16-Jul-16
wildwilderness 16-Jul-16
StickFlicker 18-Jul-16
hunting dad 18-Jul-16
From: NvaGvUp
12-Jul-16
This morning I received an e-mail from the AZ DFG titled "Verify Your Account."

It looked legit as all they were asking for was for me to confirm my e-mail address.

I've never before received such an e-mail from the AZ DFG, and with the sheep draw results about to be made available, the timing of this has me wondering.

Did anyone else get such an e-mail this morning?

12-Jul-16
Nothing here either as far as emails from AZ go. I have not had a cc hit either . good luck i would be wondering to ?

From: Bou'bound
12-Jul-16
Sounds nigerian

From: NvaGvUp
12-Jul-16
Nope,

It clearly came from the AZ DFG website.

If it had come from Nigeria, it would have wanted me to verify my credit card number.

It didn't.

From: gobbler
12-Jul-16
You probably drew another sheep tag!

12-Jul-16
First off its

AZ GFD not the AZ DFG

and I haven't seen anything like that.

From: NvaGvUp
12-Jul-16

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What Gobbler said!

(I hope!)

From: WapitiBob
12-Jul-16
Look at the msg properties and you'll see where it's from, or you could just call.

From: bsbowhunter
12-Jul-16
They hit my buddies credit card, so it looks like were hunting the Kaibab!

13-Jul-16
Yes, now that I see it I did receive the same email when I registered my account. I got mine within minutes of registering though. Maybe heavy traffic with fall draw results coming soon.

From: StickFlicker
13-Jul-16
Looks to me like you just recently signed-up for the portal, and this is like many sites that when you sign-up online, you must finalize the process by clicking on an email. I don't think it has anything to do with the actual draw, just your portal account.

13-Jul-16
Yep, did mine about three months ago. Welcome to the brotherhood!

From: sticksender
13-Jul-16
Agree....that's the standard verification email they send when you sign up for a portal account. Got the same email a couple months ago after signing up.

From: NvaGvUp
13-Jul-16
I've been on the AZFGD website for years. That's another reason it surprised me.

From: AZ~Rich
13-Jul-16
This account activation is something new this year. Their system already has information on you from previous applications, but they are reworking this system to go through individual accounts. It allows you to quickly check all your previous applications/ results, points and payment info. They could have explained it better I think.

From: NvaGvUp
13-Jul-16
Thanks. That explains it.

From: StickFlicker
14-Jul-16
I only applied for Sheep and North Rim deer, so I guess my credit cards are safe from further abuse at the hands of at least one government agency! Oh wait...in this instance that's a bad thing....

From: NvaGvUp
14-Jul-16
I did Point Only for deer, but an AZ Sheep tag would make my year!

14-Jul-16
An AZ sheep tag would make just about anyone's year :)

From: pirogue
14-Jul-16
My cc was hit a few days ago for the deer amount, so guess I'm going to the strip.

From: NvaGvUp
16-Jul-16
Good news.

I see that the draw status page has gone from 60% complete to 80% complete.

16-Jul-16
Is there any chance they move the deer draw to the same as the Elk/Antelope?

With the archery tags it makes it a little tough with the hunt starting less than a month after the results are posted!

From: StickFlicker
18-Jul-16
I don't think that it would change the three different draw system to do as ww suggested, it would just move the one species to a different one of the three.

I don't think they want to overwhelm any of the three draw periods with too many species. There had been discussion of moving just the archery deer to the E/A draw, and leave the firearms in the current draw, but that would allow archers the chance to apply again in the rifle draw if they weren't successful in archery, and some balked at that. I really don't think many bowhunters that are applying for those hard to draw archery tags converting to rifle in the next draw, but who knows.

From: hunting dad
18-Jul-16
Marvin,I don't understand where they get some of those trains of thought. They eliminated the waiting period for elk because they said the previous years tag holders didn't skew the draw odds enough to worry about it. There are way less draw tags for archery deer. Even if every applicant reapplied for a firearm tag,the odds wouldn't change much. You'd think they would like all those $13 bills they generate.

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