Arkansas Lifetime Hunting/Fishing Licenses for Retired Veterans
Now available for retired veterans are lifetime combination Arkansas hunting and fishing licenses at $35.50. To purchase one of these licenses one must be an Arkansas resident, 60 years or older, and have a valid Arkansas license and a military license. This was created by House Bill 1477, sponsored by Rep. Randy Stewart of Kirby, Rep. John Catlett of Rover and Rep. Butch Wilkins of Bono, and signed into legislation in March by Gov. Beebe.
"This was an idea that the governor had," said Stewart, a retired Army lieutenant colonel. "The Yellow Ribbon Task Force has been studying various options for military veterans. The National Guard liked this as a recruiting and retention tool. People who may be thinking about retirement before they have 20 years may stay so that they take advantage of this opportunity."From Area Wide News.