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Old 07-16-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Fishing license question

I looked on the website mentioned in one of the other threads regarding fishin license prices but I'm confused. A nonresident license is $35 but a license for "White River border lakes" is available to residents of Arkansas and Missouri only for $10. Exactly which lakes are they referring to?
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The White River system reservoirs of Table Rock, Bull Shoals and Norfork are nationally-known for their high-quality fishing and incomparable beauty.

Looking at a map of Missouri or Arkansas, you quickly notice that none of these lakes lie entirely in either state. Their location on the Missouri- Arkansas state line has caused confusion among anglers about fishing regulations. On Bull Shoals Lake, for example, an angler going from Pontiac to Oakland could cross the state line three times in less than two miles. Of course, fishing regulations change with each crossing.

To simplify matters, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission have worked cooperatively to streamline regulations on these shared waters, as well as to improve fishing.

One new development should relieve border concerns for anglers fishing these waters. Beginning March 1, 2001, Missouri residents age 16 years and older who fish the Arkansas portions of Table Rock, Bull Shoals, or Norfork lakes will no longer be required to purchase a non-resident Arkansas fishing license. Thanks to a recent agreement between the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and Missouri Department of Conservation, residents of Missouri and Arkansas who possess a valid resident fishing permit from their respective states may also purchase a $10 White River Border Lakes Permit each year. The permit allows anglers to fish all three lakes in their entirety, saving them more than $20 per year!

I copied this from the Missouri conservation website.....you still need to purchase a Missouri fishing license too. Or Arkansas license depending which side of the bank your fishing from. This border permit just allows you to fish from anywhere on the lake without the hassle of the DNR asking you for your proper state license....since the lakes are on the border of the state lines. Other wise you would need two fishing permits Missouri and Arkansas.

If you are just going to fish from the banks of Table Rock or Taneycomo just buy the Missouri permit.

Clear as mud?

Also I believe you can buy just a day fishing license too.
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