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It is unlawful for a residentto hunt wildlife by any means in Arkansas without possessing on the person the appropriate Arkansas hunting license as provided herein:

  1. To hunt alligator, deer, turkey, bear or elk, the hunter must have physical possession of a valid Arkansas hunting license. A temporary, internet license or a confirmation/authorization number from a telephone license order is not valid for hunting these species.
  2. Arkansas Residents (16 years of age and older) – Small Game: Resident Wildlife Conservation License; Resident Sportsman’s License; Big Game: Resident Wildlife Conservation License (permits residents to harvest one legal deer during any deer season); Resident Sportsman's License; Furbearer (Hunting): Any valid hunting license. Furbearer (Trapping): Any valid hunting license and a resident trappers permit. Holders of the following licenses are entitled to hunt all game, except if taking waterfowl, an Arkansas Resident Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp and Harvest Information Program (HIP) are required: Resident Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's Permit; Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or 65 Plus Lifetime Combination License); Resident 65 Plus Annual Hunting License (or Resident 65 Plus Annual Combination License); Resident Disabled Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or Resident Disabled Lifetime Combination License) Resident Disabled Hunting 3-Year License (or Resident Disabled Combination 3-Year License).


  1. Residents hunting on a licensed game bird shooting resort in compliance with regulations (Code 09.06).
  2. In compliance with Code 04.04and Addendum B1.14.

PENALTY: Class 1

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