RULE 002.00.03-006 - 2003-04 Early Season Migratory Hunting Regulations and 3 Year Special License for 100&percnt Disabled Citizens

RULE 002.00.03-006. 2003-04 Early Season Migratory Hunting Regulations and 3 Year Special License for 100% Disabled Citizens

12.01 MOURNING AND EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE SEASON RESTRICTIONS.

It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Mourning and Eurasian Collared Doves other than from September 6-28, 2003,

November 22-30, 2003 and December 20, 2003-January 15, 2004.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.03 TEAL SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Teal other than from September 13-28, 2003. EXCEPTION:

(1) Teal may be taken in compliance with Code 12.15, Duck and Coot

Season Restrictions and Code 12.17, Duck Daily Bag and Possession Restrictions.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.05 RAIL (VIRGINIA & SORA) SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Rail other than from September 1 -November 9, 2003. PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.07 WOODCOCK SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take woodcock other than from November 8-December 6, 2003 and December 27, 2003-January 11, 2004. PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.09 COMMON SNIPE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take common snipe other than from November 1, 2003

-February 15,2004.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.11 PURPLE GALLINULE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take purple gallinule other than from September 1 - November 9, 2003. PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.13 COMMON MOORHEN SEASON RESTRICTIONS: It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take common moorhen other than September 1 -November 9, 2003. PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

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. Also, 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) Resident foreign exchange students attending school outside of Arkansas.

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

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

(4) Non-residents enrolled as full-time students in colleges and universities in Arkansas. Possession of Arkansas real estate by persons living outside the state does not qualify the owner as a resident.

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.

$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: Any person who has established a bona fide or actual residence of at least 12 months (one year) prior to applying for a license, and has declared citizenship in Arkansas. 65 Plus Lifetime Licenses: Any person who has established a bona fide or actual residence of at least 36 months (three years) prior to applying for a license, and has declared citizenship in Arkansas. The Director or his representative shall make the final determination as to residency.

DISABLED - Any individuals who is 100% permanently and totally disabled as declared by the following federal agencies: the United States Social Security Administration, the United Department of Veteran's Affairs, or the United States Railroad Retirement Board.

03.02 FISHING LICENSE REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful for any resident or non-resident to fish in any manner or to take or attempt to take frogs, minnows, or mussels in Arkansas without having on the person the appropriate Arkansas fishing license as provided herein:

(A) Arkansas Resident (16 years of age and older) - Resident Fisheries Conservation License; Resident 3-Day Trip Fishing License; Resident Combination Sportsman's License; Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's Permit; Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Fishing License (or Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Combination License); or Disabled Lifetime Fishing License (or Resident Disabled Lifetime Combination License) or Resident Disabled Fishing 3-Year License (or Resident Disabled Combination 3-Year License).

(B) Non-Residents (16 years of age and older) - Non-Resident Annual Fishing License; Non-Resident 3-Day Trip Fishing License; or Non-Resident 14-Day Trip Fishing License. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Persons fishing in Put and Take Pay Lakes licensed by the Commission.

(2) Persons must possess a valid Resident Commercial Fishing Permit & Sportfishing License to purchase tags for commercial tackle or to operate commercial tackle. Persons holding a RCFP&SL may purchase a Helper Permit which will allow the permit holder to also operate the licensee's tackle. Tackle tags may not be purchased with the Helper Permit. The Helper Permit does not confer sportfishing privileges.

(3) Individuals under age 16, or age 65 or over, are required to purchase an Arkansas Resident Junior/Senior Commercial Fishing Permit only if they sell commercial species offish.

(4) In lieu of an Arkansas non-resident fishing license, Missouri resident fishing license holders, age 16 or older, are required to purchase a White River Border Lakes License in compliance with Code 30.04, White River lakes License Agreement Between Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Missouri Department of Conservation.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $1,000.00.

03.03 HUNTING LICENSE REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful for any resident or non-resident to take or attempt to take any wild animal or bird by any means in Arkansas without having on the person the appropriate Arkansas Hunting License as provided herein:

(A) Arkansas Resident (16 years of age and older) - SMALL GAME Resident Wildlife

Conservation License; BIG GAME (deer, bear, elk and turkey): Resident Sportsman's License; Resident Combination Sportsman's License; FURBEARERS (Hunting and Trapping): Resident Furtaker's Permit and any valid hunting license. Holders of the following licenses are entitled to hunt all game, except if taking waterfowl an Arkansas Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp and HIP are required: Resident Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's Permit; Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or 65 Plus Lifetime Combination License); Resident Disabled Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or Resident Disabled Lifetime Combination License); Resident Disabled Hunting 3-Year License (or Resident Disabled Combination 3-Year License).

(B) Non-Residents hunting small game only (excluding deer, elk, turkey and bear). Requirements: Non-Resident Annual Small Game License, or Non-Resident 5-Day

Small Game License for a period of said license, and Non-Resident Fur-Takers Permit if hunting forbearing animals. Small game may also be taken on the Non-Resident All Game Licenses.

(C) Non-Residents hunting deer, bear, elk and/or wild turkey.

Requirements: Non-Resident Annual All Game License; Non- Resident 3-Day All Game License; or a Non- Resident 5-Day All Game License and a Non- Resident Fur-Takers Permit if hunting forbearing animals. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Residents and Non-Residents engaging in hunting activities on a licensed Commercial Shooting Resort in compliance with regulations pertaining to Commercial Shooting Resorts.

(2) Non-Residents under 16 years of age prior to killing a deer, turkey, elk or bear providing said non-resident under 16years of age obtains a Non-Resident Annual All Game License, or a Non-Resident 3-Day All Game License, or a Non-Resident 5-Day All Game License after taking a deer, elk, turkey or bear. PENALTY: Residents - $100.00 to $1,000.00.

Non-Residents - $300.00 to $1,000.00.

03.16 LICENSES, PERMITS, STAMPS, TAGS, COSTS AND

EXPIRATION DATES

SPORT FISHING:

CODE

COST

EXP. DATE

Resident Fisheries Conservation License

FSH

$ 10.50

**

Resident 3-Day Trip License

RT3

$ 6.50

*

Resident Disabled Fishing 3-Yr License

RDF

$ 10.50

+

Resident Disabled Combination 3-Yr License

RDC

$ 35.50

+

Non-Resident Annual Fishing License..........

NRF

$ 32.00

**

Non-Resident 14-Day Trip Fishing License..

N14

$ 22.00

*

Non-Resident 7-Day Trip Fishing License....

NT7

$ 17.00

*

Non-Resident 3-Day Trip Fishing License....

NT3

$ 11.00

*

Arkansas Trout Permit..................................

TPR

$ 5.00

**

Non-Resident Trout Permit...........................

TPN

$ 12.00

**

White River Border Lakes License.............

WRL

$ 10.00

**

Guide License/Fishing.................................

GLF

$ 25.00

**

Non-Resident Guide License/Fishing GNF

$150.00

**

  

HUNTING LICENSE AND PERMITS:

        

Resident Wildlife Conservation License

HNT

$ 10.50

**

Resident Sportsman's Permit......................

RS

$ 25.00

**

Resident Combination Sportsman's

        

License......................................................

CS

$ 35.50

**

Resident Disabled Hunting 3-Yr License

RDH

$ 25.00

+

Resident Disabled Combination 3-Yr License

RDC

$ 35.50

+

Non-Resident Annual All Game License ....

NBG

$225.00

June 30

Non-Resident 5-Day All Game License

AG5

$125.00

*

Non-Resident 3-Day All Game License

AG3

$100.00

*

Non-Resident Annual Small Game License.

NRH

$ 80.00

**

Non-Resident 5-Day Small Game License..

SG5

$ 55.00

*

Non-Resident Fur Takers.............................

NFT

$100.00

**

Private Lands Elk Permit.........................

PLE

$ 35.00

****

Arkansas Waterfowl Stamp.........................

DS

$ 7.00

June 30

AG&F Leased Lands Permit

        

(Hunting, Trapping and Camping)

        

Casey Jones WMA..................................

LCJ

$ 20.00

**

Big Timber WMA.....................................

LBT

$ 20.00

**

Cherokee WMA.......................................

LCH

$ 20.00

**

Gum Flats WMA................................

LGF

$ 20.00

**

Provo WMA......................................

LPR

$ 20.00

**

Lafayette County WMA.......................

LLC

$ 20.00

**

Falconry Permit Apprentice.......................

FPA

$ 25.00

***

Falconry Permit General...........................

FPG

$ 25.00

***

Falconry Permit Master.............................

FPM

$ 25.00

***

Resident Furtaker's Permit....................

RFT

FREE

June 30

Resident Guide License/Hunting..............

GLH

$ 25.00

**

Non-Resident Guide License/Hunting

GNH

$150.00

**

Resident Special Guide License...............

GLS

$150.00

**

Non-Resident WMA Waterfowl Hunting

        

Permit (5-day trip for each WMA)..........

******

$ 10.00

*

Non-Resident WMA Seasonal Waterfowl

        

Hunting Permit (for each WMA)............

******

$100.00

June 30

Scientific Collection Permit ...............

SCP

$ 50.00

  

*Good from requested day of issue for period of license. **Good from 1 year of purchase date. ***Falconry Permit will expire on July 31,1998, then 2001, etc., in line with the Federal program. ****When 10 elk have been harvested. *****Good for that season only. ******Permits are available for 25 WMAs and are valid only for the WMA indicated on permit +Good for 3 years from date of purchase.

04.01 RESIDENT WILD TURKEY LICENSE REQUIREMENTS It shall be unlawful for any resident to take, attempt to take, or possess any wild turkey without having obtained a current Resident Combination Sportsman's License; Resident Sportsman's License; Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Combination License); Resident Disabled Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or Resident Disabled Lifetime Combination License); or Resident Disabled Hunting 3-Year License (or Resident Disabled Combination 3-Year License); or a Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's Permit. (Ref: Code 02.13, Arkansas Wildlife Harvest Recording and Checking Requirements, and Code 19.02, Requirements to Possess Another's Wildlife.)

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Residents under 16 years of age.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

07.01 MUZZLE-LOADING DEER SEASON LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

It shall be unlawful for any resident 16 years of age or older to hunt with a muzzle-loading firearm during the muzzle-loading deer season without having a current Resident Combination Sportsman's License; Resident Sportsman's License; Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Combination License); Resident Disabled Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or Resident Disabled Lifetime Combination License); or Resident Disabled Hunting 3-Year License (or Resident Disabled Combination 3-Year License); or Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's Permit; and a Non-Resident 16 years of age or older is required to obtain a current Arkansas Non-Resident Annual All Game License; Non-Resident 3-Day All Game License; or Non-Resident 5-Day All Game License for a period of said license. EXCEPTION:

(1) Non-residents under 16 years of age, upon taking a deer, and complying with Commission Code 03.03 (Exception 2). PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

08.01 RESIDENT ARCHERY AND CROSSBOW LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

It shall be unlawful for any resident 16 years of age or older to hunt with archery tackle or crossbow without first obtaining a current Resident Combination Sportsman's License; Resident Sportsman's License; Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Combination License); Resident Disabled Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or Resident Disabled Lifetime Combination License; or Resident Disabled Hunting 3-Year License (or Resident Disabled Combination 3-Year License); or Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's Permit. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In Compliance with Regulation 3.02 (Fishing License Requirements) - when using archery tackle or crossbow to legally take fish or frogs.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

(7/25/2003)

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