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Over the past 40 years of traveling America I've bought a license in most states, some states multiple years, most of them offering a setup for non-residents and up to 3 day's fishing and maybe an alternative one week. It's usually a very reasonable fee, for sure compared to fines, loss of equipment, and in my case fishing without one would have risked my job. Some states didn't have that, a full non-resident license fee pretty steep, but still far better than the alternative. I think now most states let you buy a license online. Arkansas issues a temporary license you print out online, or you can buy on the phone and keep a reference number handy until your paper copy arrives by mail.