All property owners are not Arkansas residents

LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) - The question arises. Someone from Memphis or Dallas or another out-of-state point owns a cabin or a lot in Arkansas and wants to hunt as a resident.

No, says the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Ownership of Arkansas real estate by a person living outside the state does not qualify the owner as a resident.

AGFC rules, long established, say, "A resident is any person who physically inhabits a bona fide residence within Arkansas for at least 60 days and declares themselves a full-time resident of Arkansas." There is no dual citizenship for purposes of hunting and fishing licenses.

Some liberal rules apply to college students and military personnel, though.

Full-time students enrolled in Arkansas can purchase annual or trip resident licenses; so can resident foreign exchange students attending school outside of Arkansas, nonresident foreign exchange students attending school in Arkansas, residents of Arkansas enrolled as full-time students in colleges and universities outside of Arkansas, and nonresidents enrolled as full-time students in colleges and universities in Arkansas.

Military personnel on active duty stationed in Arkansas have resident privileges for hunting and fishing. Active-duty servicemen and women who were Arkansas residents at the time they entered service also have resident privileges for hunting and fishing, regardless of where they are stationed.