State permit policies & procedures
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Arkansas Game and Fish Comission
2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
fax 223 6461
Is a permit required for banding?
Yes. The permit application specifically includes released at
point of capture and released with mark/tag. In addition, the Arkansas
regulations define take as: “TAKE - To shoot, kill, injure, trap, net,
snare, spear, catch, capture or reduce to possession.”
Permit application form
- Application Form
Or download here
No separate form
Permit Renewal: Permits are not technically renewable, as they must be
reviewed by staff for each period. However, consecutive permits can be
requested with a completed application form noting the number of the
previous permit. Every effort will be made to process applications to maintain
continuous coverage, provided reapplication is made at least thirty (30) days
prior to permit expiration. A report of collections up to that point must
accompany the request. Collections during the remaining 30-day period
should be included in the following year’s report, if “renewal” is granted, or
as an addendum submitted within sixty (60) days if permit is not “renewed.”
- Threatened and Endangered
See item 7 on application
See item 10 on application
Included if requested
Not to state; just to the land manager where you intend to work
General procedures - download here
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Code of Regulations - Section 15
shall be unlawful for any person to take wildlife for the purpose of
scientific studies without first obtaining a Scientific Collection
Permit issued by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
(B) Scientific Collection Permits shall be applied for on a form provided by the Commission.
(C) An approved Scientific Collection Permit shall be in the possession of any person taking wildlife for scientific studies.
(1) Commission employees, in performance of their duties, may take wildlife or fish for scientific purposes
PENALTY: $1,000.00 to $5,000.00per violation.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Code of Regulations - Section 14
TAKING OF BIRDS & EGGS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful
03-08 to take or attempt to take wild birds or bird eggs.
(1) English Sparrows.
(2) Black birds, starlings and
crows committing damage to agricultural crops or
(3) Crows as permitted under
Commission Code 02.10 (Crow Hunting).
(4) In compliance with Commission
Code 15.42 (Falconry).
(5) In compliance with federal
regulation: 50 CFR 21.12 (b).
(6) Nuisance migratory birds taken
in accordance with a permit issued by the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or in accordance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife
PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.