RULE 002.00.03-009 - Commercial Game Bird Shooting Resort Permit Amendment; Residency Definition

RULE 002.00.03-009. Commercial Game Bird Shooting Resort Permit Amendment; Residency Definition

Following are the clarifications (noted in red) that need to be made in Section 1.00 of the Code:

01.00-C DEFINITION OF TERMS. For the purposes of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Code of Regulations, the following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean and include:

RESIDENT - Any person who has established a bona fide or actual residence of at least 60 days prior to applying for a license, and who declares intentions of becoming a citizen of Arkansas. Possession of Arkansas real estate by persons living outside the state does not qualify the owner as a resident.

EXCEPTIONS:

(A) The following students, carrying proof of full-time enrollment in schools, colleges or universities while hunting or fishing in Arkansas, are eligible to purchase a resident license:

(1) Residents of Arkansas enrolled as full-time students in colleges and universities outside of Arkansas.

(2) Non-residents enrolled as full-time students in colleges and universities in Arkansas.

(3) Non-resident foreign exchange students attending school in Arkansas.

(4) Resident foreign exchange students attending school outside of Arkansas.

(B) Servicemen and women stationed (permanently assigned) in Arkansas are granted resident privileges for hunting and fishing. Servicemen and women who were Arkansas residents at the time of entering service are also granted resident privileges for hunting and fishing, regardless where stationed.

(C) Proof of at least one (1) year residency must be provided when applying for the following licenses: $1,000 Sportsman's permit. Resident Disabled 3-Year Licenses, Special Guide License, Alligator Farmer/Dealer Permit, Alligator Snapping Turtle Breeder/Dealer Permit, Resident Commercial Fisherman's Permit & Fisheries Conservation License, Commercial Fisherman's Helper Permit, Resident Shell Taker/Seller Permit, Shell Taker Helper Permit, Shell Buyer, Resident Fish Dealer, Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit, Resident Roe Taker Helper Permit and Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit;

(D) Proof of at least three (3) years residency must be provided when applying for the following licenses: 65 Plus Lifetime Licenses.

The Director or his representative shall make the final determination as to the resident status of any license applicant.

(11/26/2003)

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