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.
- * 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- *Approved the purchase of 95 vehicles to replace high-mileage, damaged and outdated equipment.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