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Disability Licenses and Permits

Resident 3-Year Disability Fishing License ($10.50)
Entitles a resident to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle. A Resident Trout Permit also must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters. Holders of this license, along with another licensed individual to assist, may fish at Family Fishing locations. Disability certification dated within the last three years from Social Security Administration, Veteran's Affairs or Railroad Retirement and proof of 60 days Arkansas residency are required. Valid for three years from date of purchase; recertification is required for license renewal. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock office and by mail. Call (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6388 in the Little Rock area, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, for details.

Resident 3-Year Disability Hunting License ($25)
Entitles permanently disabled persons privileges of the Resident Sportsman's License. Annual Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, state and federal waterfowl stamps also are required. Disability certification dated within the last three years from Social Security Administration, Veteran's Affairs or Railroad Retirement and proof of 60 days Arkansas residency are required. Valid for three years from date of purchase; recertification is required for license renewal. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock office and by mail. Call (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6388 in the Little Rock area, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, for details.

Resident 3-Year Disability Combination License ($35.50)
Entitles permanently disabled persons privileges of the Resident Sportsman's License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, state and federal waterfowl stamps are also required. A trout permit must be purchased to fish in certain waters. Disability certification dated within the last three years from Social Security Administration, Veteran's Affairs or Railroad Retirement and proof of 60 days Arkansas residency are required. Valid for three years from date of purchase; recertification is required for license renewal. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock office and by mail. Call (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6388 in the Little Rock area, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, for details.

Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime Fishing License ($1.50)
Entitles totally and permanently disabled veterans the privileges of the Resident Fisheries Conservation License. A Resident Trout Permit also must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters. Holders of this license, along with another licensed individual to assist, may fish at Family Fishing locations. Veterans must be 100% totally and permanently disabled with certification from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Proof of 60 days Arkansas residency is required. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock office and by mail. Call (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6388 in the Little Rock area, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, for details.

Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime Hunting License ($1.50)
Entitles totally and permanently disabled veterans the privileges of the Resident Sportsman's License. Annual Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, state and federal waterfowl stamps also are required. Veterans must be 100% totally and permanently disabled with certification from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Proof of 60 days Arkansas residency is required. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock office and by mail. Call (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6388 in the Little Rock area, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, for details.

Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime Combination License ($3.00)
Entitles totally and permanently disabled veterans the privileges of the Resident Sportsman's License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, state and federal waterfowl stamps are also required. A trout permit must be purchased to fish in certain waters. Veterans must be 100% totally and permanently disabled with certification from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Proof of 60 days Arkansas residency is required. This license is available from the AGFC Little Rock office and by mail. Call (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6388 in the Little Rock area, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, for details.

Mobility-impaired Access Permits

Mobility-impaired access permit holders may use an ATV on Commission-owned WMAs to travel on graveled, all-weather roads (unless posted closed to vehicles) and on designated mobility-impaired access trails. They may use an ATV during muzzleloader and modern gun deer seasons with the following restrictions:

  • Permit holders must be at least 100 feet, but no more than 300 feet from graveled, all-weather roads.
  • ATVs may be operated within 300 feet of designated mobility-impaired access trails.
  • ATVs may be used only for stand placement and hunting.
  • ATVs may be used beyond 300 feet from roads and designated mobility-impaired access trails only to retrieve game taken by the permit holder.
  • Permit holders must be able to see their ATV at all times while hunting.
  • Firearms must be unloaded and cased while being transported by ATV.

Hunters with the following disabilities are eligible for a permit:

  • A permanent physical condition requiring the use of a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, wheelchair or walker;
  • Permanent lung disease which severely restricts respiration to the levels stipulated on the application form;
  • A permanent physical condition requiring portable oxygen;
  • A permanent cardiac condition classified as Class III or IV by the American Heart Association

Call (800) 364-4263 during business hours or visit an AGFC regional office for a mobility-impaired access permit application or click below to print a copy:

65 Plus Licenses

65 Plus Lifetime Fishing License ($10.50)
Entitles Arkansas residents 65 or older to the privileges of the Resident Fishing License. A lifetime trout permit (purchased once after age 65) must be purchased to fish in certain waters. Proof of applicant’s age and 60 days of Arkansas residency are required to apply for this license.

65 Plus Lifetime Hunting License ($25)
Entitles Arkansas residents 65 or older to the privileges of the Resident Sportsman’s License. A Resident Trapper’s Permit is required to trap furbearers. HIP registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, a state lifetime waterfowl permit (purchased once after age 65) and federal waterfowl stamps are required in addition to HIP. Proof of applicant’s age and 60 days of Arkansas residency are required to apply for this license.

65 Plus Lifetime Combination License ($35.50)
Entitles Arkansas residents 65 or older to the privileges of the resident Sportsman’s License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). A Resident Trapper’s Permit is required to trap furbearers. HIP registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, a state lifetime waterfowl permit (purchased once after age 65) and federal waterfowl stamps are required in addition to HIP. A lifetime trout permit (purchased once after age 65) must be purchased to fish in certain waters. Proof of applicant’s age and 60 days of Arkansas residency are required to apply for this license.

Resident Military Retiree Lifetime Licenses

Resident Military Retiree Lifetime Fishing License ($10.50)
Entitles military retirees the privileges of the Resident Fisheries Conservation License. A Resident Trout Permit also must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters. Military retirees must be 60 years of age or older and provide proof of military retirement (Military ID Card). Proof of 60 days Arkansas residency is required. This license is available from all AGFC Regional Offices and by mail. Call (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6300 in the Little Rock area, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, for details.

Resident Military Retiree Lifetime Hunting License ($25)
Entitles military retirees the privileges of the Resident Sportsman's License. Annual Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, state and federal waterfowl stamps also are required. Military retirees must be 60 years of age or older and provide proof of military retirement (Military ID Card). Proof of 60 days Arkansas residency is required. This license is available from all AGFC Regional Offices and by mail. Call (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6300 in the Little Rock area, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, for details.

Resident Military Retiree Lifetime Combination License ($35.50)
Entitles military retirees the privileges of the Resident Sportsman's License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, state and federal waterfowl stamps are also required. A trout permit must be purchased to fish in certain waters. Military retirees must be 60 years of age or older and provide proof of military retirement (Military ID Card). Proof of 60 days Arkansas residency is required. This license is available from all AGFC Regional Offices and by mail. Call (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6300 in the Little Rock area, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, for details.

Lifetime Licenses and Permits

Waterfowl and Trout Permits
The lifetime waterfowl permit and lifetime trout permit are available from the AGFC Little Rock Office and AGFC regional offices. If you wish to purchase a license in person, bring proof of your age, such as a driver’s license, birth certificate or military record and proof of 60 days of Arkansas residency, in the form of an Arkansas driver’s license or state I.D. card. Applications and information are available by calling (800) 364-4263 in the Little Rock area Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Lifetime permits are not available by phone or online.

Nonexpiring Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman’s Permit ($1,000)
Entitles purchasers of any age to the privileges of the Resident Sportsman’s License (hunting) and the Resident Fisheries Conservation License (fishing). Fees for trout permits, leased lands permits, alligator permits, elk permits, state waterfowl stamps and wildlife management area permit hunts are waived with this license. License holders must apply, however, for WMA hunts, be successfully drawn and return notification of acceptance before being issued a permit. HIP registration is required to hunt migratory game birds. To hunt waterfowl, federal waterfowl stamps are required in addition to HIP.

This permit is available only from the AGFC Little Rock Office. Bring proof of identification and residency, in the form of an Arkansas driver’s license or state I.D. card. Applications are available at AGFC regional offices or by calling (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6388 in the Little Rock area. Proof of 60 days Arkansas residency is required to apply for this license.

Alligator Gar Permit

Alligator gar fishermen and bowfishers in Arkansas are required to obtain a free permit from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The permit will help AGFC biologists gather important details on the alligator gar harvest in the state. Click on the link below to apply for the permit. Please be sure to print a copy of the permit after the online application process is complete.

Resident Trapper Permit

Entitles the holder of a resident hunting license to trap any furbearing animals. A Resident Trapper Permit is not necessary to HUNT furbearers. Permits expire June 30 annually. The permit is free and is available online or by calling (800) 364-GAME.

Those wishing to trap fox and coyote for sale as live animals must have a Resident or Non-Resident Trapper Permit, a hunting license, and a $25 Live Fox and Coyote Permit, which can be obtained from the Licensing Division in Little Rock (800) 364-4263.

Scientific Collection Permit

Although the AGFC is known for its role in game management, there also is much focus on monitoring and protecting nongame species. Many state and federal laws protect some species, but the AGFC grants scientific collecting permits to qualified personnel of other state and federal agencies, biological consulting firms, educators, college students and other individuals on a case-by-case basis. Scientific collection permits apply to any research that involves capture of the animal, even if they are subsequently released.

Collection of species designated as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, require a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Permits for collection or handling of threatened or endangered species or those designated by AGFC as “Species of Special Concern” will be granted only if the need is well justified.

A permit is not necessary for collection of insects unless it involves threatened, endangered or special concern species.