LITTLE ROCK — Annual hunting licenses in Arkansas expire on June 30 each year. If you haven’t renewed your license yet, it will only take a few minutes to make sure you’re ready for another year in the great outdoors of Arkansas.
A hunting license is more than your ticket to another great year hunting deer, ducks, squirrels and turkeys in the wild, it’s the perfect way to say, “I’m an advocate for environment. Each Arkansas hunting and fishing license purchased increases the amount of funding given to Arkansas that came from the sale of firearms, ammunition, boat motors and other outdoor recreation-specific items air. Even if you don’t plan to hunt, renewing your license and encouraging others to purchase a license is the best way to ensure Arkansas receives its fair share of money raised for conservation.
Hunters and anglers are America’s greatest conservationists. Not only does the purchase of your license help maintain fish and wildlife populations in Arkansas, it also helps fund the purchase and improvement of public hunting areas, boating access to boating and fishing and educational facilities where the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the same love of nature as you.
Last year, thanks in part to hunting and fishing license sales, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission was able to:
- Open two new shooting ranges in cooperation with the Town of Jonesboro and the Town of Warren to promote shooting sports.
- Add over 2,440 acres of public hunting land to the vast network of more than 3.2 million acres of Arkansas land managed and available for public hunting.
- Manage over 50,000 acres of wetland habitat for waterfowl, including nearly 9,000 acres of wetland units to meet the energy and nutrient needs of migrating waterfowl and shorebirds.
- Complete major renovations to Mercer Bayou in southwestern Arkansas, Lake Monticello in southeastern Arkansas, and Lake Henry Gray Hurricane Wildlife Management Area in east-central arkansas
- Stock more than 12.5 million fish, including 2.8 million black bass, 1.36 million trout, 1.1 million walleye, 577,000 striped bass and 5.3 million forage fish to enhance large opportunities already offered by nature.
- Add 724 new fish attractor sites to Arkansas lakes and reservoirs, with each site comprised of multiple natural or man-made fish attractors to help anglers connect with fish in local lakes.
Click here to renew your hunting license (link to https://ar-web.s3licensing.com/)