- All licensed hunters, including youth, 65+ lifetime hunting license holders, disability hunting license holders, holders of any permanent license issued by the Commission and those hunting under the Reciprocal Hunting License Agreement must check their harvest or legibly fill out (in ink) a game tag provided in the current Commission guidebook, or use a piece of paper to make a tag and legibly print (in ink) the hunter’s name, date, WMA or zone number, and time of harvest. The tag must be securely fastened to the antler or ear of a deeror to the leg of a turkey. A harvested deer, bear, or turkey does not need to be tagged when proof of checking is immediately available. SPECIAL NOTE: Harvest information reflecting the name, address, species, sex, date taken and check confirmation number must remain with all portions until reaching the point of final storage.
- Immediately after harvesting a bear and before moving it, each huntermust check thebear online or by phone;or each hunter must legibly fill out (in ink) a game tag provided in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook, or use a piece of paper to make a tag, and legibly print (in ink) the hunter’s name, date, WMA or zone number, and time of harvest. The tag must be securely fastened to the leg or ear of the bear.
- Immediately after harvesting an alligator and before moving it, each hunter must attach an assigned U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service CITES tag approximately 6 inches from tip of tail by hunter.
- Immediately after harvesting a bonus deer allowed under the Deer Management Assistance Program Management tags, Private Land CWD Management Tags, or special Urban Deer Hunt tags, each huntermust physically tag the deer with the special AGFC-issued program tag before moving the deer. Immediate proof of checking does not exempt these deer from being tagged.
PENALTY: Class 2