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Hunting Licenses & Fees

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New for 2020-21 | Youth Customer ID Number (CID)
All hunters need an AGFC Customer ID to check big-game animals and participate in permit hunts. For hunters under 16 who do not have a license, they must obtain a free Customer ID through the AGFC's online licensing system or through an authorized AGFC license vendor.FreeOnline
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Combination Sportsman’s License (CS)

Entitles the holder to hunt all game species during open seasons and to take a total bag limit of deer. Also allows the holder to hunt furbearers and to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle. Resident Trapper's Permit required to trap furbearers. A Resident Trout Permit also must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters. Valid through June 30. Six deer tags and two turkey tags are included with this license.

$35.50Online
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Resident Sportsman’s License (RS)

Entitles the holder to hunt all game species during open seasons and to take a total bag limit of deer. Also allows the holder to hunt furbearers. Resident Trapper's Permitt required to trap furbearers. Valid through June 30. Six deer tags and two turkey tags are included with this license.

$25.00Online
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Resident Wildlife Conservation License (HNT)

Entitles the holder to hunt all small game species and furbearers, and take one deer. Resident Trapper's Permit required to trap furbearers. Valid through June 30. One deer tag is included with this license.

$10.50Online
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General WMA Hunter Use Permit (WMP)

Entitles the holder to hunt or trap during open seasons on all WMAs. Valid through June 30. See Wildlife Management Areas page for a list of WMAs. Additional permits may also be required to hunt deer or turkey on these areas.

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Resident Trapper’s Permit (TP)

Entitles a holder of a resident hunting license to trap furbearers during open seasons. Valid through June 30. Not required to hunt furbearers. Available online only at www.agfc.com, click "Buy Licenses."

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Resident Hunting Guide License (GLH)
Entitles a resident to guide, aid or assist another person, for pay or other consideration, in taking any species of wildlife on land which is NOT commission-owned or controlled, including WMAs, WDAs and WRAs. The GLH does not include hunting privileges. Expiration date is June 30.$25.00Regional Offices
Resident Special Hunting Guide License (GLS)
Entitles a resident to the same privileges as the GLH, plus the privilege to guide, aid or assist another person, for pay or other consideration, in taking any species of wildlife, except waterfowl, on all commission-owned or controlled WMAs, WDAs and WRAs. The GLS does not include hunting privileges. Proof of residency in the state of Arkansas for one year prior to the application date is required. Expiration date is June 30.$150.00Regional Offices
Deferred Hunter Education License (DHE)
A one-year permit that allows a person without hunter-education certification to legally hunt. It may be renewed each year.FreeOnline
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Nonresident Annual All Game Hunting License (NBG)

Entitles the holder to hunt all game species, including bear, using modern gun, muzzleloader or archery, and to take a total bag limit of deer. Also allows the holder to hunt furbearers. Valid through June 30. Six deer tags and two turkey tags are included with this license. Nonresident Trapper's Permit required to trap furbearers.

$350.00Online
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Nonresident 5-Day All Game Hunting License (AG5)

Entitles the holder to hunt all game species, excluding bear, for the five-day period specified. Three game tags are included with this license. Nonresident Trapper's Permit required to trap furbearers.

$180.00Online
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Nonresident 3-Day All Game Hunting License (AG3)

Entitles the holder to hunt all game species, excluding bear, for the three-day period specified. Two game tags are included with this license. Nonresident Trapper's Permit required to trap furbearers.

$125.00Online
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Nonresident 1-Day All Game Hunting License (AG1)

Entitles the holder to hunt all game species, excluding bear, for a one-day period specified. One game tag is included with this license. Nonresident Trapper's Permit required to trap furbearers.

$55.00Online
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Nonresident Annual Small Game Hunting License (NRH)

Entitles the holder to hunt all species of small game and furbearers. Valid through June 30. Nonresident Trapper's Permit required to trap furbearers.

$110.00Online
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Nonresident 5-Day Small Game Hunting License (SG5)

Entitles the holder to hunt all species of small game and furbearers for the five-day period specified. Nonresident Trapper's Permit required to trap furbearers.

$70.00Online
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Nonresident Trapper’s Permit (NFT)

Entitles a holder of a nonresident hunting license to trap furbearers during open seasons. Valid through June 30. Not required to hunt furbearers.

$125.00Online
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Nonresident Hunting Guide License (GNH)
Entitles a nonresident to guide, aid or assist another person, for pay or other consideration, in taking any species of wildlife on land which is NOT commission-owned or controlled, including WMAs, WDAs and WRAs. The GNH does not include hunting privileges. Expiration date is June 30.$150.00Regional Offices
Arkansas Waterfowl Stamp - Resident (DSR)
Entitles hunting license holders to hunt waterfowl. Youths under 16 and holders of a nonexpiring $1,000 Lifetime Resident Sportsman’s Permit do not need a state waterfowl stamp. Valid through June 30. NOTE: a physical stamp still will be mailed to you for collectable purposes, but the code on your license is required as proof of purchase. Federal Duck Stamp and HIP registration also are required to hunt waterfowl.$7.00Online
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Arkansas Waterfowl Stamp - Nonresident (DSN)
Entitles hunting license holders to hunt waterfowl. Youths under 16 and holders of a nonexpiring $1,000 Lifetime Resident Sportsman’s Permit do not need a state waterfowl stamp. Valid through June 30. NOTE: a physical stamp still will be mailed to you for collectable purposes, but the code on your license is required as proof of purchase.Federal Duck Stamp and HIP registration also are required to hunt waterfowl.$35.00Online
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Non-Resident 5-Day WMA Waterfowl Permit (NW5)
In addition to a valid Arkansas hunting license, non-residents must purchase a permit to hunt waterfowl on certain wildlife management areas during regular duck season. A limit of six 5-day permits per waterfowl season per person may be purchased.$30.50Online
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Harvest Information Program Registration (HIP)
Hunters 16 or older are required to carry proof of Arkansas Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration when hunting ducks, geese, doves, coots, woodcocks, snipe, rails, gallinules or moorhens.FreeOnline
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Federal Duck Stamp
Hunters 16 or older must have a signed Federal Duck Stamp on their person while hunting any migratory waterfowl. Hunters who purchase their Federal Duck Stamp online or at a dealer may use the License Certificate given at the time of purchase with FDE denoted on it for 45 days or until the physicial stamp arrives, whichever is first. Stamps expire June 30.$25.00


$29.00
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65 Plus Lifetime Hunting License | Application
Entitles Arkansas residents 65 or older to the privileges of the Resident Sportsman’s License. A Resident Trapper’s Permit is required to trap furbearers. HIP registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, a state lifetime waterfowl permit (purchased once after age 65) and federal waterfowl stamps are required in addition to HIP. Proof of applicant’s age and 60 days of Arkansas residency are required to apply for this license. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock Office and AGFC regional offices.$25.00Online
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65 Plus Lifetime Combination License | Application
Entitles Arkansas residents 65 or older to the privileges of the resident Sportsman’s License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License. A Resident Trapper’s Permit is required to trap furbearers. HIP registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, a state lifetime waterfowl permit (purchased once after age 65) and federal waterfowl stamps are required in addition to HIP. A lifetime trout permit (purchased once after age 65) must be purchased to fish in certain waters. Proof of age and proof of residency for the past 60 days must be furnished. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock Office and AGFC regional offices.$35.50Online
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65 Plus Lifetime Waterfowl Permit | Application
The lifetime waterfowl permit is available from the AGFC Little Rock Office and AGFC regional offices. If you wish to purchase a license in person, bring proof of your age, such as a driver’s license, birth certificate or military record and proof of 60 days of Arkansas residency, in the form of an Arkansas driver’s license or state I.D. card.$7.00Online
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Nonexpiring Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman’s Permit | Application
Entitles purchasers of any age to the privileges of the Resident Sportsman’s License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). Fees for trout permits, leased lands permits, alligator permits, elk permits, state waterfowl stamps and wildlife management area permit hunts are waived with this license. License holders must apply, however, for WMA hunts, be successfully drawn and return notification of acceptance before being issued a permit. HIP registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, federal waterfowl stamps are required in addition to HIP. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock Office.$1,000.00AGFC Headquarters
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Resident 3-Year Disability Hunting License (RDH) | Application
Entitles all totally and permanently disabled persons privileges of the Resident Sportsman's License. Annual Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, state and federal waterfowl stamps also are required. Disability certification from Social Security Administration, Veteran's Affairs or Railroad Retirement and proof of 60 days Arkansas residency is required. Valid for three years from date of purchase; recertification is required for license renewal. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock Office.$25.00AGFC Headquarters
Resident 3-Year Disability Combination License (RDC) | Application
Entitles all totally and permanently disabled persons privileges of the Resident Sportsman's License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, state and federal waterfowl stamps are also required. A trout permit must be purchased to fish in certain waters. Disability certification from Social Security Administration, Veteran's Affairs or Railroad Retirement and proof of 60 days Arkansas residency is required. Valid for three years from date of purchase; recertification is required for license renewal. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock Office.$35.50

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Mobility Impairment Access Permit | Application
Mobility impaired classification: cannot walk without the permanent use of a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or walker; permanently restricted by lung disease to such an extent that the person’s forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one (1) liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than (60) mm/hg on room air at rest; permanent condition which requires the use of portable oxygen or that the person’s functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to standards set by The American Heart Association. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock Office.FreeRegional Offices