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Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Licenses & Regulations

If you are fishing Bull Shoals or Norfork Lake near the Arkansas / Missouri border, make sure you understand the laws of both States!

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Talk to Arkansas Game & Fish Commission By Calling:
501-223-6300

Offical Arkansas State Game & Fish Commission Home Page. Click here for complete laws, seasons, and other very helpful information http://www.agfc.state.ar.us/


All About Arkansas Fishing Licenses
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Get Your Arkansas Fishing License By Phone (Don't forget to order a trout permit!)

1-800-364-4263
24 hours / 365 days

If you intend to order your license by phone please have your credit card number and driver's license ready. Your hunting and fishing privileges will become effective immediately and your license will arrive in the mail in a few days.

Retail Outlets

You can buy many licenses over-the-counter at resorts, guide services, sporting goods stores, marinas, docks, and some major retail chains. You will need to present identification at the time of purchase.


Fishing Licenses - Classes & Fees

(CS) $ 35.50  Resident Combination Sportsman's License entitles a resident to the privileges of a Resident Sportsman's License (hunting) and a Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). A resident trout permit must also be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.


(FSH) $ 10.50 Resident Fisheries Conservation License entitles a resident to fish the waters of the state with noncommercial tackle. A resident trout permit must also be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.


(RT3) $ 6.50 Resident 3-Day Trip Fishing License entitles a resident to fish the waters of the state with noncommercial tackle for the 3 day period specified. A resident trout permit must also be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.


(TPR) $5.00 Resident Trout Permit is required to retain trout or to fish in certain waters in addition to a Resident Fisheries Conservation License, a Resident Trip License, a Resident Combination Sportsman's License or a Lifetime Fishing License. Not required for holders of the non-expiring $1000 Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's Permit. No stamp will be issued.


(GLF) $ 25.00 Resident Guide License, Fishing is required of any person who guides, aids or assists another person, for pay or other consideration, in the taking of fish. This license does not include fishing privileges.


(WRL) $10.00 White River Border Lakes License entitles Arkansas resident fishing license holders to fish in Missouri waters of Bull Shoals, Norfork and Table Rock Lakes without having to purchase a nonresident fishing license from Missouri. Available after March 1, 2001.

Nonresident Fishing Licenses

(TPN) $ 12.00 Nonresident Trout Permit is required of a nonresident to retain trout or to fish in certain waters in addition to a Nonresident Annual or Trip Fishing License. No stamp will be issued.


(NRF) $ 32.00 Nonresident Annual Fishing License entitles a nonresident to fish the waters of the state with noncommercial tackle. A nonresident trout permit must also be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.


(NT3) $ 11.00 Nonresident 3-Day Trip Fishing License entitles a nonresident to fish the waters of the state with noncommercial tackle for the 3 day period specified. A nonresident trout permit must also be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.


(NT7) $ 17.00 Nonresident 7-Day Trip Fishing License entitles a nonresident to fish the waters of the state with noncommercial tackle for the 7 day period specified. A nonresident trout permit must also be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.


(N14) $ 22.00 Nonresident 14-Day Trip Fishing License entitles a nonresident to fish the waters of the state with noncommercial tackle for the 14 day period specified. A nonresident trout permit must also be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.


(GNF) $ 150.00 Guide Fishing License is required of any person who guides, aids or assists another person, for pay or other consideration, in the taking of fish. This license does not include fishing privileges.


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