LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) –
You have seen them all over Arkansas, on highways, on city streets and
on back roads. The special license plates with wildlife themes are
display on the vehicles is the benefit of these specialized licenses.
This college year, nearly 200 Arkansas students will have a boost toward
their college costs with the proceeds from the plates.
Game and Fish Commission launched the conservation license plate
program in 2000, and they have resulted in about $14.8 million made
available to college students pursing degrees in the conservation field.
costs $35 in addition to regular state license fees. Of the $35, $10 is
kept by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration for
processing, and $25 goes to the AGFC's conservation scholarship program
The conservation plates are sold through state revenue offices all over Arkansas and not through AGFC offices.
can choose the current wildlife plate – a bald eagle for the 2013
calendar year – or one of the wildlife themed plates from previous
years. Not all revenue offices have all of the past plates on hand,
Next year, the plates will feature a small animal for the first time, a fox or red squirrel.
conservation plates have depicted a deer (twice), mallard, hummingbird,
ivory-billed woodpecker, elk, bear, turkey, largemouth bass, rainbow
trout, crappie and black Lab retriever.
conservation plates can be bought as gifts, too. These purchases can be
made at AGFC offices, and the buyer will receive a gift certificate. The
recipient can then take the certificate to a revenue office for the
special plate of his or her choice.