AGFC Approves Non-Resident License Increase

AGFC Approves Non-Resident License Increase
AGFC Approves Non-Resident License Increase
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Little Rock -(Ammoland.com)-– During last week’s meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Commissioners approved an increase in several non-resident hunting and fishing licenses.

The Non-Resident Annual Fishing License will be $50, up from $40. The Non-Resident 3-Day Trip Fishing License will increase from $11 to $16 and the Non-Resident 7-Day Trip Fishing License will increase from $17 to $25.

The Non-Resident Annual All Game license will be increased from $300 to $350. The Non-Resident 1-Day All Game License will now cost $55, the 3-day license will be $125 and the 5-day license will be increased to $180. The Non-Resident Annual Small Game License will be increased from $80 to $110 and the Non-Resident 5-Day Small Game License is $70, up from $55. The new non-resident license fee will go into effect March 1.
The commission also moved forward with the creation of three annual resident licenses for resident outdoorsmen who are 65 and older. The AGFC will petition and work with members of the Arkansas General Assembly and the Bureau of Legislative Research towards the creation of the licenses.
The three potential licenses will be a Resident 65-Plus Annual Fishing License, a Resident 65-Plus Annual Sportsman’s Hunting License and a Resident 65-Plus Annual Combination License. The Resident 65-Plus Annual Fishing License will be priced at $3.50, a Resident 65-Plus Annual Sportsman’s Hunting License priced at $3.50 and a Resident 65-Plus Annual Combination License priced at $4.50. These proposed licenses will be in addition to the existing AGFC lifetime licenses.
In other business, the commission:
  • * Approved grants of youth elk hunting permits (either sex) for the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and the Arkansas Wildlife Federation. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation also received an either-sex permit. The permits are for fundraising purposes and will be used during the 2015 elk season.
  • *Approved a resolution of encroachments involving property adjacent to Lake Overcup in Conway County.
  • *Approved providing legal defense representation on behalf of an AGFC wildlife officer involved in a lawsuit.
  • *Approved the purchase of 95 vehicles to replace high-mileage, damaged and outdated equipment. Total cost of the replacement vehicles is just over $2.3 million.
  • *Agreed to acquire 1,377 acres adjacent to the Mike Freeze Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area from the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation. The area is known as the Robinwood Tract. Total cost of the purchase was just over $2.3million. The amount will be paid over three years.
  • *Heard a presentation on the state’s black bear harvest. Just over 350 bears were harvested in the 2014 season. That number was up from 288 bears in 2013
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born ant raised in Arkansas come every year to hunt for the last 30 + years now past the retiring age wood like to get a life time license and to get one>>???