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How to Become a Fishing Guide in Arkansas

Fishing in Arkansas

Fishing guides need a license in Arkansas. There are two kinds of fishing guide licenses: the Resident Fishing Guide License – or GLF, and the Nonresident Fishing Guide License – or GNF. Fishing guide licenses in Arkansas do not include fishing privileges.

Requirements for Resident and Nonresident Fishing Guide Licenses

  • Provide personal information including name, address, date of birth, and Social Security Number
  • Provide basic demographic information
  • Include your driver’s license number (optional)
  • Pay fees

Fishing License Fees

  • Resident: $25
  • Nonresident: $150

    To check if you qualify as a resident of Arkansas, visit the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Web site.

    To apply and purchase a license you can apply online or visit any of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission regional offices.

    Application Submission

    Submit online by filling out the application on the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Web site or visit any regional office.

    The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Headquarters
    2 Natural Resources Drive
    Little Rock, AR  72211
    501-223-6300 (local) or 800-364-4263 (toll-free)



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