Licensing, Permits and 2010-2011 Duck
Duck season dates are Nov 20 - 28, 2010, Dec 7, 2010 - Jan 17, 2011 and
Jan 22 - 30, 2011. The youth waterfowl hunt will be Feb 5 - 6, 2011.
Daily bag limit will be 6 birds, with the exception of an additional
hen mallard. Duck hunters will be allowed no more than four mallards,
two of which may be hens. The daily bag limit may contain two pintail,
two scaup, three wood ducks, two redheads and one black duck, but no
more than a total of six ducks. Canvasback season is closed by the FWS
because of low numbers.
Where can I find a license dealer?
Sporting goods stores, hunting and fishing supplies stores, some
discount chains and AGFC offices sell most licenses.
How do I buy a license by telephone?
Call (501) 223-6349 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Little Rock
area. Or call (800) 364-GAME (4263) 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Please have your credit card and an identification number ready. Your
identification number can be a driver’s license, Social Security
number, hunter education number, state ID number or passport number.
Small game hunting privileges become effective immediately. Lifetime
and commercial licenses are not available by phone or online.
Can I buy a license on the Internet?
Licenses may be purchased online at www.agfc.com.
You will be asked to supply personal information and a Visa or
MasterCard number. A receipt and confirmation number will be printed on
your home printer. Small game hunting privileges are effective at the
time of purchase.
here to buy a license online.
How do I replace a lost license?
You may be able to get a replacement for a lost license at a reduced
cost. Call (501) 223-6349 or (800) 364-4263 during office hours for
Do I qualify as a resident?
A resident is any person who physically inhabits a bona fide residence
within Arkansas for at least 60 days and declares themselves a
full-time resident of Arkansas.
Also, the following students (who must carry proof of full-time
enrollment in schools, colleges or universities while hunting or
fishing in Arkansas) are eligible to purchase annual resident licenses:
resident foreign exchange students attending school outside of
Arkansas; nonresident foreign exchange students attending school in
Arkansas; residents of Arkansas enrolled as full-time students in
colleges and universities outside of Arkansas; and nonresidents
enrolled as full-time students in colleges and universities in Arkansas.
Ownership of Arkansas real estate by a person living outside the state
does not qualify the owner as a resident.
Active-duty military personnel assigned to duty stations in Arkansas
are granted annual or trip resident privileges for hunting and fishing.
Active-duty servicemen and women who were Arkansas residents at the
time of entering service are granted annual or trip resident privileges
for hunting and fishing, regardless of where they are stationed.
What are disability licenses?
Resident disabled hunters may purchase a three-year disability hunting
license for $25 or a three-year combination license for $35.50
(includes fishing privileges). Proof of at least one year’s Arkansas
residency and proof of 100 percent disability from the Social Security
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs or the Railroad
Retirement Board is required. These licenses expire three years from
the date of purchase. These licenses are available through the Little
Rock AGFC Office. Other required permits and stamps must be purchased
What is HIP registration?
Each year, before hunting migratory game birds or waterfowl, hunters 16
years and older are required to register for the Harvest Information
Program (HIP) at any license dealer or online at www.agfc.com. Hunters are asked to
complete a short survey about migratory game bird hunting the previous
Proof of Arkansas HIP registration must be carried while hunting.
Hunters are required to register for HIP in each state they hunt.
Click here to register online.
Who needs a hunter education card?
A hunter born after 1968 must carry a valid hunter education card,
unless ‘HE-VERIFIED’ is noted on your hunting license. Hunters under 16
do not need to have a card if they are under the direct supervision of
a holder of a valid hunting license at least 21 years of age. Arkansas
honors the home state hunter education cards of nonresidents. Call
(800) 482-5795 or click
here for a class schedule.
Who can use a deferred hunter education license?
A hunter can apply and use a Deferred Hunter Education License as long
as the user:
is at least 16 years of age and born after December 31, 1968 and not
hunter education certified.
is in the immediate presence of an adult hunter who is at least 21
years of age and possesses valid hunter education certification, or who
was born on or before December 31, 1968.
possesses a valid Arkansas hunting license.
A DHE license can be acquired once in a lifetime. The DHE license
expires June 30. A person is not eligible if convicted or forfeited
bond for prior violation of Hunter Education Certification Requirements
or under AGFC sanctioned hunting privilege revocations.
A waterfowl hunter 16 or older must carry:
A valid Arkansas Waterfowl Stamp (residents: $7, nonresidents: $20),
signed in ink across the face (code on license valid for 30 days);
A valid federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp ($15),
signed in ink across the face (code on electronic stamp valid for 45
Proof of Arkansas HIP registration; and
One of the following hunting licenses:
Resident Wildlife Conservation License (HNT), $10.50
Resident Sportsman’s License (RS), $25
65+ Resident Sportsman’s License (see Page 30) (PLH), $25
65+ Resident Combination License (see Page 30) (PLC), $35.50
3-year Resident Disabled Sportsman’s License (RDH), $25
3-year Resident Disabled Combination License (RDC), $35.50
Nonresident 5-Day Small Game Hunting License (SG5), $55
Nonresident Annual Small Game Hunting License (NRH), $80
Nonresident 3-Day All Game Hunting License (AG3), $100
Nonresident 5-Day All Game Hunting License (AG5), $150
Nonresident Annual All Game Hunting License (NBG), $300
Lifetime Sportsman’s Permit (state stamp not required) (LSP), $1,000
In addition to a valid hunting license, nonresidents must carry one of
the following permits before hunting waterfowl on certain WMAs. Please
see the 2010-11 Waterfowl Hunting Guidebook or click