DO I NEED A HUNTING LICENSE TO HUNT WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS?
Yes. A Hunting License is different from a Hunter Education Certificate and is required for any person who hunts any game animal within the state. This includes both residents and non-residents. Varying licenses must be purchased and carried depending on the hunter’s age, residency, and the type of game being hunted. Certain exceptions may apply depending on the game animal being hunted. For more information on Arkansas, hunting licenses visit the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Licenses and Permits page.
WHAT ARE THE ARKANSAS TAGGING REQUIREMENTS?
Certain game animals must be tagged after they’re taken, including big game animals such as deer. It’s important for hunters to understand the tagging and/or harvest reporting requirements for the game animal they’re hunting, and to ensure that the animal is tagged and reported properly.
Tagging and Game Check Requirements
Upon successfully harvesting a deer may choose to either immediately check their take, or tag the animals. Once an animal has been checked it is not required to be tagged.
Hunters who have taken a deer, and have a phone signal may immediately check their deer online at agfc.com, by phone by calling 877-731-5627, or by using the AGFC module app. Hunters can check their deer using the mobile app with or without a phone signal. The app will automatically register the harvest once the phone is back in range or service.
Hunters who are unable to immediately check their harvest online or by phone must tag their deer. The tag must be completed in ink and include the hunter’s name, customer ID number, and the time date and zone where the harvest took place. Once the tag has been properly filled out it must be securely attached to the carcass of the animal. The tag must remain in place until the deer can be properly checked.