RULE 002.00.03-003 - 2003-2004 Statewide Hunting Season Proposals and Calendar Adjustments

RULE 002.00.03-003. 2003-2004 Statewide Hunting Season Proposals and Calendar Adjustments

Quail(2.05)

Calendar Adjustment Only November 1, 2003-February 8, 2004, statewide. Bag limit: daily 6, possession 12.

Rabbit(2.06)

Calendar Adjustment Only September 6, 2003-February 29, 2004, statewide. Bag limit: daily 8, possession 16.

Fall Squirrel(2.08)

Calendar Adjustment Only

North Zone: September 6, 2003-February 29, 2004. Bag limit: daily 8, possession 16.

South Zone: October 4, 2003-February 29, 2004. Bag limit: daily 8, possession 16.

2003 Spring Squirrel(2.08)

Calendar Adjustment Only

May 8-June 12, 2004. No dogs. Bag limit: daily 8, possession 16.

Coyote(2.09)

Calendar Adjustment Only

September 1, 2003-February 29, 2004. Dogs allowed. May 15-June 13, 2004. No dogs. Coyotes may be taken without the use of dogs during daylight hours of the declared spring turkey seasons. Only shotguns with shot legal for turkey may be used during open turkey season. No limit on coyotes. Coyotes may not be shot or trapped at night, except during the regular furbearer season.

Crow(2.10)

Calendar Adjustment Only

September 6, 2003-February 26, 2004. Open Thursdays-Mondays only. No limit. (124 days)

Furbearing Animal Hunting and Trapping(2.07, 2.11, 2.12, 10.09, 18.03, 22.01)

Calendar Adjustment Only

Hunting: Sunrise, September 1, 2003-Sunset, February 29, 2004. Limit two per day per species, except for raccoon, muskrat, nutria and beaver.

Raccoon may be taken day or night from November 14, 2003-March 31, 2004. Dogs are required for night hunting. No limit. Raccoon may be hunted at night from July 1-August 31, 2003. Limit one.

Bobcats may be taken during daylight hours with archery tackle, firearms (.30 caliber or smaller) or shotguns (with T size or smaller shot). Limit two.

Muskrat, Nutria and Beaver trapping: Sunrise, November 14, 2003-sunset, March 31, 2004. No limit.

Trapping: Sunrise, November 14, 2003-Sunset, February 8, 2004. No limit.

Fall Wild Turkey(2.04, 2.12)

Archery/Crossbow

All Zones: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Limit one (1) either-sex turkey.

Firearms

Zones 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 7A, 8 and 17: October 25-31, 2003. Limit one (1) either-sex turkey.

Zones 1A, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 5A, 5B, 9, 9A and 10: Closed.

Bear(2.12, 2.14, 2.17, 2.20)

Ar chery/Crossbow

Zones 1 and 2: October 1-November 30, 2003.

Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7: Closed.

Modern Gun

Zones 1 and 2: November 1-30, 2003.

Zone 5: December 13-21, 2003. Arkansas lands lying east of the Mississippi River are closed.

Zone 5A: December 6-21, 2003. Arkansas lands lying east of the Mississippi River are closed.

Zones 3, 4, 6 and 7: Closed.

Bag Limit

One. It is unlawful to take a bear if it is being pursued or treed by dogs.

Zone Quotas

200 bears may be taken in zone 1 by any method, 150 bears may be taken in zone 2 by any method, 35 bears may be taken in zone 5 by modern gun and 15 bears may be taken in zone 5A by modern gun.

Deer(2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.12A)

Deer Bag Limits(2.12)

The statewide season bag limit is three deer. A bag limit may contain two legal bucks and one doe.

Under no circumstance can a hunter harvest more than a total of three deer, except by deer camp doe tags that are issued through the Commission's Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP).

Deer Seasons(2.01, 2.02, 2.03)

Archery/Crossbow

Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 17: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies. No dogs.

Gun

Zones 1, 2 and 3: November 8-16 and November 27-December 7, 2003. Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). No dogs.

Zone 4: November 8-9, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies. No dogs.

Zone 5: November 8-9, 2003 and November 15-16, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies. No dogs.

Zones 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11: .November 8-16 and November 27-December 7, 2003 Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). Dogs allowed.

Zone 16A and 17: November 15-December 25, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies. Dogs allowed.

The spreadsheet below outlines those zones (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11) recommended for utilization of zone quota permits to administer and monitor doe harvest. The proposed permit numbers for individual zones were derived from taking the total 2002-2003 (through January) doe harvest, subtracting does taken with archery/crossbow equipment, reducing the remainder by fifty percent (50%) for desired harvest numbers, and then calculate for a success rate of fifty percent (50%). Therefore, if we issue the same number of permits as the number of does harvested during the 2002-2003 modern firearms (modern gun and muzzleloader) seasons and hunters enjoy a fifty percent (50%) success rate, we will harvest only half as many doe deer. Historically, the success rate has been around thirty percent (30%).

Deer Zone

Total Doe Harvest

AR/Crossbow Doe Harvest

Mod Firearm Doe Harvest

Desired Harvest

Number of Permits Calculated for a Success Rate of 50%

1

1064

238

826

413

826

2

441

70

371

185

371

3

2434

538

1896

948

1896

6

1564

328

1236

618

1236

7

439

139

300

150

300

8

840

196

644

322

644

10

956

120

836

418

836

11

1293

139

1154

577

1154

Zone and WMA Doe Quotas by Combined Firearms (Muzzleloader and/or Modern Gun) (under 16 will receive preference)

Zone/WMA

Permit #

1

820

2

370

3

1890

6

615

7

300

8

640

10

830

11

1150

Blue Mtn. WMA

20

Caney Creek WMA

20

Muddy Creek WMA

60

Sylamore WMA

100

Winona WMA

60

Zones 4A, 5A, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 17 will be same as the statewide bag limit (zone quota doe permits are not required).

Christmas Holiday Modern Gun Deer Hunt

Gun(2.02)

Zones 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11: December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). No dogs.

Zones 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 17: December 26-28, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies. No dogs.

Three-point rule applies for all zones.

Wildlife Management Areas (Christmas Holiday Modern Gun Deer Hunt)(21.01) Wildlife Management Areas that are closed during the modern gun deer season or require a permit for the modern gun deer season and Big Lake WMA will be excluded from this Christmas holiday hunt.

Dog Restrictions(2.02, 9.03)

Dogs are not allowed for archery deer hunting.

Dogs are not allowed for muzzleloading deer hunting.

Dogs are not allowed in zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 9 and 16 for modern gun deer hunting.

Dogs are allowed in zones 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16A and 17 for modern gun deer hunting.

APPROVED 2003-2004 CODE OF REGULATIONS REVISIONS AND CHANGES

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:

ADULT GOBBLER - Male turkeys having at least one of the following characteristics:

a) tail feathers which are the same length,

b) wing feathers that have white barring all the way to the tip or

c) a beard more than six (6) inches in length.

ALLIGATOR DEALER - Any person, firm or corporation engaging in the sale, purchase, barter, or exchange of an American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) or other crocodilian species, or any part, nest or eggs thereof in the State of Arkansas.

ALLIGATOR FARMER - Any person, firm or corporation possessing an American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) or other crocodilian species, or any part, nest or eggs thereof in the State of Arkansas for the purpose of propagation production or rearing.

ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE DEALER - Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the sale or purchase of alligator snapping turtles.

ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE FARMER - Any person, firm or corporation possessing alligator snapping turtles for the purpose of propagation, production or rearing.

ANIMAL - An organism of the animal kingdom, as distinguished from the plant kingdom, including any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof

ANTLERLESS ELK - Any elk (male or female) not meeting requirements to be a legal bull elk.

AQUATIC WILDLIFE - Aquatic Snails, Aquatic Turtles, Crayfish (Crawfish, Crawdads), Fish (including Minnows), Frogs, Mussels and Salamanders.

ARKANSAS RIVER BOUNDARY (Sportfishing Only): The Arkansas Post Canal from Lock and Dam #1 to the Arkansas River and the Arkansas River from Dam #2 upstream to the Oklahoma state line including all lakes, bays and tributary streams accessible by boat from the main channel except that portion of Big Bayou Meto upstream from Hwy 11, Plum Bayou upstream from Hwy 79, Little Maumelle River upstream form Pinnacle State Park, Maumelle River upstream from Lake Maumelle Dam, Fouche LaFave upstream from Hwy 113, Palarm Creek upstream from Interstate 40, Cadron Creek upstream from the weir. Point Remove Creek upstream from Hwy 113, Petit Jean River upstream from Pontoon Boat Ramp at Hwy 154, Illinois Bayou upstream from Russellville Waterworks Dam, Big Piney and Little Piney Creeks upstream from Hwy 359, Horsehead Creek upstream from Interstate 40, Mulberry River upstream from Interstate 40, Frog Bayou upstream from Hwy 162 and Lee Creek upstream from Lee Creek Dam, and from the first non-navigable shoal for streams entering the Arkansas River along the left bank ascending from Lake Dardanelle Dam to the Oklahoma State Line.

ARTIFICIAL LURE/FLY - Terminal fishing tackle made by the method of fly tying, or made entirely of rubber, wood, metal, glass, feathers, hair, synthetic fibers, or plastic, with hook attached.

BAG LIMIT - The number of species allowed to be taken in a time period - 24 hours (12 o'clock midnight to 12 o'clock midnight) unless otherwise specified.

BAITFISH - Minnows (including bluntnose minnows, bullhead minnows, chubs, crayfish, dace, fatheads, common carp under 6 inches, small goldfish, shiners and stonerollers), logperch (also called sand pike or zebra minnows), shad, gar (other than alligator gar), drum, bowfin under 6 inches, skipjack herring, silversides (brook and inland), buffalo (bigmouth, smallmouth and black), river carpsucker, sculpin (banded and Ozark) and bream 4" and under.

BAITING - The direct or indirect placing, exposing, depositing, distributing, or scattering of salt, grain, or other feed that could serve as a lure or attraction for wildlife to, on, or over any areas where hunters are attempting to take them.

BIG GAME - Bear, deer, elk and turkey.

BLACK BASS: Largemouth bass, redeye bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass.

BREAM - Any species of the genus Lepomis, including bluegill, redear, warmouth and other sunfish.

BUCK - A male deer (see LEGAL BUCK definition).

BUCK DEER SEASON - Any deer season whereby no deer other than legal buck deer may be taken.

BULL ELK (legal) - Any elk having at least one antler visible above the hairline.

BUY - To purchase, barter, exchange, or trade and includes any offer to purchase, barter, exchange, or trade.

CAPTIVITY or HOLD CAPTIVE - The holding of living wildlife in a controlled environment that is manipulated by man for the purpose of exercising ownership, possession or control of the wildlife, and that has boundaries designed to prevent selected species from entering or leaving the controlled environment.

CASE - A container specifically designed for the purpose of housing a gun which completely encloses such gun by being zipped, snapped, buckled, tied or otherwise fastened with no portion of the gun exposed.

CATCH-AND-RELEASE - The requirement that fish of a designated species musts be immediately released into the water where caught.

CHUMMING - To dislodge or deposit any substance not attached to a hook which may attract fish.

CITY, COUNTY, STATE, OR FEDERALLY MAINTAINED ROAD - Any road graded or otherwise repaired by any city, county, state, or federal agency in the state of Arkansas.

COMMERCIAL FISH - Bowfin (over 6 inches), buffalo, catfish, carp, drum, gar, paddlefish, sucker family, white amur and sturgeon.

COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN - Any person who fishes with tackle designated as commercial tackle requiring a license and/or tag issued by the Commission.

COMMERCIAL SHOOTING RESORT - Any person, firm, or corporation engaged, for pay or other consideration, in the business of providing commercially-obtained or pen-raised birds for harvest by hunters.

COMMISSION - The Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission, unless otherwise designated.

DOE - A female deer.

DOE DEER SEASON - Any deer season whereby a doe may be taken.

DROWNING SET - Any leg hold trap that utilizes one or more of the following techniques to retain the target animal in water of suitable depth for drowning. These are:

(1) a slide wire with lock;

(2) tangle stake; or

(3) drowning weight.

EITHER-SEX - A male or a female.

EITHER-SEX DEER SEASON - Any deer season whereby a doe or a legal buck may be taken.

ENCLOSE - To surround species of wildlife on all sides using man-made barriers, including but not limited to fencing, walls, structures or other devices, so that the wildlife are not free to leave a particular environment.

ENCLOSURE - Any area surrounded by a man-made barrier, including but not limited to fencing, walls, structures or other devices that prevent wildlife from leaving a particular environment.

ENDANGERED SPECIES - any wildlife species or subspecies endangered or threatened with extinction listed by the U. S. Department of Interior and the following native species hereby designated in Arkansas:

MAMMALS:

Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), Ozark big-eared bat (Plecotis townsendii ingens.

BIRDS:

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Arctic peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus tundrius), least tern (Sterna antillarum), Bachman's warbler (Vermivora bachmanii), ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), red-cockaded woodpecker (Dendrocopos borealis)

REPTILES:

American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis),

FISHES:

Ozark cavefish (Amblyopsis rosae), leopard darter (Percina pantherina), pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus albus);

MOLLUSKS:

Curtis' pearly mussel, (Epioblasma florentina curtisi), fat pocketbook pearly mussel (Potamilus capax), pink mucket mussel (Lampsilis orbiculata), turgid blossom mussel (Epioblasma turgidula), speckled pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis streckeri), Arkansas fatmucket mussel (Lampsilis powelli), winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa), Magazine Mountain shagreen land snail (Mesodon magazinensis);

ARTHROPODS:

Cave crayfish (Cambarus zophonastes) and (Cambarus aculabrum;

PLANTS:

Geocarpon minimum (no common name), pondberry, (Lindera melissifolia)

FEE LAKE - A lake in which there is a charge for fishing privileges. All persons 16 years of age and older must possess an Arkansas fishing license. Daily limits apply.

FIREARMS, LOADED - Firearms shall be considered to be loaded if shells or cartridges are in either the chamber, magazine, or cylinder; percussion cap muzzle-loading firearms are considered loaded if the percussion cap is on the nipple; flintlock muzzle-loading firearms are considered to be loaded if there is powder in the flashpan.

FISH or FISHING - To lure, attract, collect, or pursue fish species or aquatic wildlife for the purpose of taking or attempting to take such fish species or aquatic wildlife by any method.

FISH FARM - Waters and adjacent premises confined within a pond, tank, or lake not connected with public waters, and under management by a commercial fish farmer.

FISH FARMER - Any person, firm, partnership or corporation engaged in the propagation and/or production of crawfish, fish and/or minnows for sale.

FREEFLOATING FISHING DEVICE - Any floating fishing device unanchored or unattached to a stationary object.

FURBEARERS - Badger, beaver, bobcat, civet cat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, mink, muskrat, nutria, opossum, raccoon, river otter, skunk, and weasel.

GAFFING FISH - Taking or attempting to take fish with a hand held or handled hook prior to being caught on hook and line.

GAME ANIMALS - Black bear, bobcat, coyote, deer, elk, fox, mink, opossum, rabbit, raccoon, and squirrel.

GAME BIRDS - Turkey, quail, pheasant, chuckar, and all birds classified by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service as migratory game birds.

GAME FISH - Alligator gar, black bass, white bass, striped bass, striped bass hybrid, crappie, catfish, trout, bream, sunfish, goggle-eye, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, sauger, paddlefish, and pickerel.

GUIDE - Any person who provides, for monetary or any other compensation, that person's personal services for the purpose of assisting others to locate, pursue, catch or hunt wildlife.

HIGH FENCE ENCLOSURE - An enclosure that contains an area of at least 500 contiguous acres, with at least sixty percent (60%) of the acreage in forested cover that has been classified as timberland by the local county tax assessor, that has a perimeter fence at least eight (8) feet high, with no cross fencing that has the effect of reducing the size of the area to less than 500 contiguous acres with at least sixty percent (60%) of the acreage in forested cover as herein provided.

HUNT or HUNTING - To search for, pursue, chase, track, lure, attract, or lie in wait of game animals or other wildlife for the purpose of taking or attempting to take such game animals or wildlife by any method.

HUNTING PARTY - Two or more persons hunting together.

IMPORT - To land on, bring into, or introduce into any place within the jurisdiction of the State of Arkansas.

IMPORTATION - To ship, convey, carry or transport wildlife into or through the state by any means.

JAKE - Sub-adult turkeys having all of following characteristics:

a) longer central tail feathers,

b) outermost 1 or 2 wing feathers lacking white barring all the way to the tip and

c) a beard six (6) inches or less in length.

KILLING DEVICE - Any firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow, pellet gun, or any other device capable of killing wildlife.

LEGAL BUCK - A buck having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or at least one antler with at least three points including the main beam, each a minimum of one inch long. Within certain WMAs a buck having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or at least one antler with at least four points including the main beam, each a minimum of one inch long. (Ref: Code 21.03)

MIGRATORY BIRDS - Coots, crows, doves, ducks, gallinules or moorhens, geese, rails, snipe and woodcock.

MINIMUM LENGTH LIMIT - The shortest length of a fish, of a designated species, measured from the front of the lower jaw with the mouth closed to the tip of the tail with tail lobes pressed together, that an angler may keep. All fish not meeting the minimum length requirement for a particular water or species must be immediately released into the water where caught.

MINNOWS - small nongame fish commonly used for bait including bluntnose minnows, bullhead minnows, chubs, dace, fatheads, common carp under 6 inches, goldfish, shiners, and stonerollers.

MOBILITY IMPAIRED - Individuals who are mobility impaired in accordance with criteria on the Game and Fish application for the mobility impaired card.

NIGHT - thirty (30) minutes after sunset to thirty (30) minutes before sunrise.

NONGAME WILDLIFE - all wildlife other than furbearing or game animals, birds and fish.

NON-RESIDENT - Any person not defined as resident.

NUISANCE ANIMALS - Any wild animal creating a problem by committing damage to personal property (Depredation Permit available).

NUISANCE FURBEARING ANIMALS - Beaver, muskrat, and nutria.

OPEN SEASON - that season during which protected wildlife may be lawfully taken.

PEN-RAISED QUAIL - Quail that are hatched from eggs of quail raised in captivity in pens or cages.

PERSON - Any individual, firm, corporation, association, or partnership in singular or plural as the context requires.

POSSESS or POSSESSION - To have under control. The manual or ideal custody of wildlife or anything that may be the subject of property, for one's use and enjoyment, either as owner or as the proprietor of a qualified right in it, and either held personally or by another who exercises it in one's place and name. Possession includes the act or state of possessing and that condition of facts under which one can exercise his power over a corporeal thing at his pleasure to the exclusion of all other persons. Possession includes constructive possession, which means not actual but assumed to exist, where one claims to hold by virtue of some title, without having actual custody.

PROTECTED SLOT LIMIT - A species/size limit which prohibits anglers from keeping fish within a designated size group, and requires fish of that size and species to be immediately released into the water where caught.

PROTECTED WILDLIFE - all wildlife in the state unless a declared open season has been established by the Commission.

PUT AND TAKE PAY LAKE - Private waters open to public fishing for a fee, after being licensed by the Commission and where no fishing license or daily limit of fish is imposed.

RAPTOR - Any migratory bird of the Order Falconiformes or the Order Strigiformes except bald or golden eagle.

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. 65 Plus Lifetime Licenses, $1,000 Sportsman's permit, 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 who declares intentions of becoming a citizen of Arkansas.

The Director or his representative shall make the final determination as to residency.

ROUGH FISH - Gars, bowfin, common carp, asian carp (grass carp, bighead carp, silver carp), suckers (including buffalo) and drum.

SELL - To exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; to offer for sale, barter, exchange, or trade or the act of selling, bartering, exchanging or trading.

SHELL BUYER - Anyone who buys mussels or mussel parts from a Taker. An agent purchasing for a licensed buyer is not a buyer.

SMALL GAME - Furbearers, migratory birds, quail, rabbit and squirrel.

SNAGLINE - Commercial tackle consisting of a horizontal line with hooks or drops less than 24 inches apart.

TACKLE - Any rod, reel, pole, line, net, yo-yo, seine, or any other apparatus or device used to take fish.

TAKE - To shoot, kill, injure, trap, net, snare, spear, catch, capture, or reduce to possession.

TAXIDERMY - The art of preparing, stuffing and/or mounting of wildlife and parts thereof.

TRANSLOCATION - To ship, convey, carry or transport wildlife from one location to another by any means, including importation, exportation, interstate and intrastate movement.

TROUT - Any members of the Salmonidae family including rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, lake trout and cutthroat trout.

WATERS OF THE STATE - All streams, lakes, sloughs, bayous, marshes, or any other water wholly or partially within the State. Pay lakes and fish farms are excluded from the above.

WILD - to be living in a state of nature and not domesticated.

WILDLIFE - All wild birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and other wild aquatic forms, and all other wild animals, regardless of classification, whether resident, migratory or imported, protected or unprotected, dead or alive, and shall extend to and include any and every part of any individual species of wildlife, including animals living in a captive state and which lack a genetic distinction from members of the same species living in the wild.

WILDLIFE COMMERCIAL HUNTING RESORT - A Wildlife Commercial Hunting Resort is any facility, location, business or operation that is engaged in selling for money or any other consideration the opportunity to hunt or attempt to hunt captive wildlife.

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA) - Designated areas set aside by the Commission and distinguished by certain markers and considered a separate zone with regard to wildlife regulations. (Referred to as "WMA", "Waterfowl Rest Area (WRA)", "Wildlife Demonstration Area (WDA)", "Field Trail Area (FTA)", "State Management Area (SMA)" or "National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)"

ZONE - Any area defined or delineated by the Commission where hunting and/or fishing activities are regulated for that specific area.

01.00-D CONFISCATION AND SEIZURE

(A) Any wildlife, including but not limited to game animals, birds and fish, that is taken, transported, or sold in violation of any Commission Code regulation is declared to be contraband and may be seized under authority of this Commission Code. Upon conviction of the offender, or sooner if the court having jurisdiction so orders, title to the wildlife shall be forfeited to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and such wildlife released or disposed of in accordance with Commission policy.

(B) Any equipment, including but not limited to guns, archery equipment, traps, tackle, nets, boats, lights, motors, vehicles and other fishing or hunting gear or devices, used in connection with a violation of any of the following Commission Code regulations is declared to be contraband and may be seized under authority of this Commission Code:

03.13

Special Guide License Requirements.

04.03

Hunting Wild Turkey Over Bait Prohibited.

04.06

Wild Turkey Hen Restrictions

06.04

Taking of Doe Deer Prohibited

07.03

Modem Firearms Prohibited During Muzzleloading Deer Seasons.

08.03

Possession of Firearms While Archery and Crossbow Hunting Prohibited.

11.04

Hunting or Fishing After Revocation of License Prohibited

15.17

Wildlife Translocation Permit Requirement.

15.18

Wildlife Importation Restrictions of Ccrvids Prohibited.

17.03

Legal Bull Elk Requirements

17.04

Taking of Antlerless Elk Prohibited

18.01

Hunting Wildlife in Closed Season Prohibited

18.02

Night Hunting Prohibited

18.03

Selling Wildlife Restrictions.

18.05

Taking Wildlife at Night From a Boat Prohibited.

18.14

Taking of Alligator Prohibited.

18.20

Taking of Raptors and Bald Eagles Prohibited.

19.12

Endangered Species Protected.

20.06

Cutting Devices Prohibited on Commission Owned WMAs and WD As.

25.09

Guiding Restrictions on Certain Wildlife Management Areas.

32.01

Taking Fish With Electrical Devices, Firearms, Explosives, Toxic, Stupefying Or Killing Substances Prohibited.

32.02

Trapping Fish Prohibited.

41.05

(A) Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit Requirements.

41.05

(B) Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter and Non-Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit Requirements.

41.05

(C) Roe Buyer/Exporter Reporting Requirements.

41.08

Illegal Commercial Tackle Prohibited.

41.13

Commercial Fishing by Non-Resident Prohibited.

41.39

Closed Paddlefish, Sturgeon and Bowfm Harvest Season. Upon conviction of the offender, the court having jurisdiction may order title to the equipment forfeited to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and such equipment disposed of in accordance with Commission policy. Equipment confiscated may be advertised and sold at public auction with the proceeds of the sale to be deposited in the Game Protection Fund.

(C) Procedural matters regarding seizure and forfeiture of contraband not otherwise addressed herein shall be governed by the provisions of Rule 15 (Disposition of Seized Things) of the Arkansas Rules of Criminal Procedure, as amended.

01.00J POINT SYSTEM FOR HUNTING AND/OR FISHING VIOLATIONS

The accumulation of 12 points for hunting and/or fishing violations within a three year period shall result in the individual being ineligible to apply for any Commission deer, turkey and elk permit hunts for the duration of the three-year period. The accumulation of 18 points for hunting and/or fishing violations within a three-year period may result in the revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses and the privileges attached thereto for one year, and the accumulation of 30 points within a five year period may result in the loss of all licenses and privileges for three years. A revocation of hunting and/or fishing licenses and privileges occurring for a third time during an individual's lifetime may result in the lifetime revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses and privileges. Any person who forfeits bond, pleads guilty or nolo contendere, or is found guilty of violating any hunting or fishing regulation shall be assigned points as follows:

CODE NO.

TYPE OF VIOLATION

POINTS

02.20

Hunting Bear Over Bait

18

02.13A

Arkansas Wildlife Harvest Recording Requirements

09

02.13B

Arkansas Wildlife Harvest Checking Requirements

09

03.08

Counterfeiting License

18

03.13

Special Guide License Requirements

18

11.04

Hunting or Fishing After Revocation of License Prohibited

30

11.08

Hunting, Fishing or Trapping Without Landowner/Lessee Permission Prohibited

9

18.01

Hunting Wildlife in Closed Season

30

18.02

Night Hunting

30

18.03

Selling Game

**

18.04

Road Hunting

18

18.14

Taking of Alligators

18

18.15

Possession of Mountain Lions

18

18.20

Taking of Raptors (except Bald Eagles)

18

18.20a

Taking of Bald Eagles

30

19.12

Endangered Species

30

25.09

Guiding Restrictions on Certain WMAs (Guides)

18

25.09

Guiding Restrictions on Certain WMAs (Guided Hunters)

09

31.07

Sale of Game Fish

18

32.01

Taking Fish with Electrical

  
  

Devices or Toxic Substances

30

36.03

Sale of Bullfrogs

18

38.01

Mussel Shell Taker, Buyer and Seller License and Reporting Requirements

18

41.05 (A)

Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit Requirements

18

41.05 (B)

Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter and Non-Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit Requirements

18

41.05 (C)

Roe Buyer/Exporter Reporting Requirements

18

41.13

Commercial Fishing by NonResident Prohibited

18

41.39

Closed Paddlefish, Sturgeon and Bowfin Harvest Season

18

44.06

Commercial Fishing for Certain Fish Prohibited in Lower Ouachita River

18

*All Others

  

06

*Boating regulations are not included in points toward revocation.

18.03 Selling Wildlife Restrictions. A conviction for violating this regulation may result in the lifetime revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses.

The following violations shall result in a double assessment of the respective point value for the violation committed upon final court disposition:

1) Any violation occurring on a Commission-owned Wildlife Management Area (except boating statutes).

2) Any violation of harvest regulations committed by a Guide License holder.

3) Any violation of trout harvest regulations in a trout catch and release area.

4) Any violation of bass harvest regulations on lakes designated as Trophy Bass Management Areas (Lakes Monticello, Lower White Oak, Columbia, SWEPCO, Pickthorne and Austelle).

5) Adults 21 years or older when accompanying youth under 16.

02.01 DEER ARCHERY AND CROSSBOW SEASON (2003-2004) It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take deer with archery tackle other than during the open deer archery and crossbow season as specified herein:

Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 17: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. (Ref: Sec. 08. 00). EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In areas open during regular gun deer seasons.

(2) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 21.01 Deer Seasons and Bag Limit Restrictions on WMAs.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

02.02 GUN DEER SEASONS (2003-2004). It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take deer with modem firearms other than during the open seasons as specified herein:

Zones 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8,10 and 11: 2002 November 8-16 and November 27-December 7, 2003.

Zone 4: November 8-9, 2003.

Zone 5: November 8-9 and November 15-16, 2003

Zone 16A and 17: November 15-December 25, 2003.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 21.01 Deer Seasons and Bag Limit Restrictions on WMAs.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DEER HUNT:

Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16, 16A and 17: December 26-28, 2003. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Wildlife Management Areas that are closed during modern gun deer season are excluded from Christmas Holiday Deer Hunt.

(2) Wildlife Management Areas that require a permit for the modern gun or late muzzleloader deer season are excluded from Christmas Holiday Deer Hunt.

(3) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 21.01, Deer Seasons and Bag Limit Restrictions on WMAs

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

02.04 WILD TURKEY SEASONS (2003-2004). It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take wild turkey other than during the open seasons as specified herein:

(A) Spring Wild Turkey Gun Firearms and Archery/Crossbow Seasons:

Zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9,10 and 17: April 5-May 11 2003.

Zones 1A, 4, 4A, 5A and 9A: April 5-18, 2003

(B) Fall Wild Turkey Archery/ and Crossbow Seasons:

All Zones: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004.

(C) Fall Wild Turkey Guft Firearms Season:

Zones 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7A, 8 and 17: October 25-31, 2003

Zones 1A, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 5A, 5B 9, 9A and 10: Closed.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 23.01 (Turkey Seasons and Bag Limit Restrictions on WMAs).

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

02.05 QUAIL SEASON (2003-2004). It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take quail other than during the open season as specified herein: November 1, 2003-February 8, 2004 statewide.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 24.02 (Quail Season Restricted on Certain WMAs).

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

02.06 RABBIT SEASON (2003-2004). It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take rabbits other than during the open season as specified herein: September 6, 2003-Februarv 29, 2004.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 24.03 (Rabbit Season Restricted on Certain WMAs).

PENALTY: $20 0.00 to $1,000.00.

02.07 FURBEARER SEASONS (2003-2004). It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take furbearers anytime other than during the open furbearer seasons as specified herein: (Ref: 01.00-C Furbearers).

(A) Furbearer Hunting: Sunrise, September 1, 2003-Sunset February 29, 2004.

(B) Furbearer Trapping: Sunrise, November 14, 2003-Sunset, February 8, 2004.

(C) Muskrat, Nutria and Beaver Season: Sunrise, November 14, 2003-Sunset, March 31, 2004.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Raccoon may be taken day or night from November 14, 2003-March 31,2004.

(2) Raccoon may be hunted at night from July 1-August 31, 2003.

(3) In compliance with Commission Codes 02.09 (Coyote Hunting Season), 10.03 (Nuisance Furbcaring Animal Trapping Restrictions), and 18.01 (Hunting Wildlife in Closed Season Prohibited).

(4) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 24.07 (Furbearer Season Closed or Restricted on Certain WMAs).

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

02.08 SQUIRREL SEASONS (2003-2004). It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take squirrels other than during the squirrel seasons as specified herein:

2003-2004 Fall Squirrel Season (dogs allowed):

North Zone: September 6, 2003-Februarv 29, 2004.

South Zone: October 4, 2003-Februarv 29, 2004.

2004 Spring Squirrel Season:

May 8-June 12, 2004 statewide (no dogs allowed for purposes of taking squirrel).

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 24.04 (Squirrel Seasons Restricted on Certain WMAs).

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

02.09 COYOTE HUNTING SEASON. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take coyotes other than from September 1, 2003-Februarv 29, 2004, dogs allowed; and May 15-June 13, 2004, no dogs.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Dogs allowed during modem gun deer season where dogs are lawful to run deer.

(2) Dogs allowed during furbearer hunting and trapping season.

(3) May be taken without the use of dogs during daylight hours of the spring turkey seasons, except on areas open to special youth turkey hunts (Ref 23.02). No limit.

(4) In compliance with Commission Code 18.09 (Depredation Permit).

(5) In compliance with Commission Code 15.16 (Native Wildlife Pet Restrictions).

(6) In compliance with Commission Code 10.04 (Nuisance Animal Trapping Requirements).

(7) While committing damage to domestic animals or personal property.

(8) Only shotguns with shot legal for turkey may be used during open turkey season.

(9) In compliance with Commission Code 18.02 Night Hunting Prohibited.

(10) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 24.08 (Coyote Season Closed or Restricted on Certain WMAs).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

02.10 CROW HUNTING SEASON. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take crow other than during the open season as specified herein: September 6, 2003-February 26, 2004, Thursdays through Mondays only (124 days). No limit.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) While committing damage to domestic animals or personal property.

(2) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 24.09 (Crow Season Closed or Restricted on Certain WMAs).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

02.11 AMMUNITION AND FIREARMS PROHIBITED FOR HUNTING COYOTE, CROW, RABBIT AND SQUIRREL. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Coyote, Crow, Rabbit, and Squirrel by use of

(A) Rifled slugs or shot larger than T shot.

(B) Rifles or pistols larger than .22 caliber rimfire.

(C) Muzzle-loading rifles and pistols larger than .40 caliber.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Coyote, rabbit, and squirrel may be taken with muzzle-loading rifles and pistols larger than .40 caliber during open muzzleloading deer seasons and bear season.

(2) Crow may be taken during open coyote and gun deer seasons with firearms legal for those seasons and in compliance with Code 02.10

(3) Coyotes may be taken with centerfire ammunition no larger than .30 caliber, except during regular gun deer seasons when coyotes may be taken only under those specific firearm restrictions as applies to a defined deer zone for the purpose of legally taking deer.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

02.12 GAME ANIMAL DAILY BAG LIMIT AND POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than the bag limit of any game species set forth by the Commission as specified herein: (Ref: Section 01.00 -C Bag Limit).

(A) Deer:

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Individual limit of one (1) deer with modern gun for holders of Resident Wildlife Conservation License (HNT).

(2) Deer camp doe tags do not apply toward an individual annual bag limit.

(3) Zone 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8,10 and 11: eee Legal bucks only during the firearms seasons (muzzleloader, modern gun, Christmas Holiday), except one doe may be taken with a zone quota doe permit.

(B) Quail:

Daily bag limit 6, Possession limit 12.

(C) Rabbit:

Daily bag limit 8, Possession limit 16.

(D) Raccoon/Furbearers:

Hunting: Limit two per day per species.

Trapping: No limit.

Exceptions:

Muskrat, Nutria, Beaver: No limit.

Raccoon: July 1-August 31, 2003 (night only) - Limit one.

November 14. 2003-March 31. 2004: No limit.

(E) Squirrel:

Daily bag limit 8, Possession limit 16.

(F) Wild Turkey:

Spring Gun Firearm and Archery/Crossbow:

Individual limit of two (2) gobblers or bearded turkeys for spring season in Spring Turkey Zones 1, 2; 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17; one (1) gobbler or bearded turkey in spring Turkey Zones 1 A, 4, 4A, 5 A and 9A. No more than one legal turkey may be taken per day, no more than one jake (sub-adult male) may be taken per season, and no more than two legal turkeys may be taken during the spring season in any combination of zones.

Fall Archery/Crossbow:

Individual limit of one (1) either-sex wild turkey in Fall

Archery/Crossbow Turkey Zone.

Fall Firearm Gun:

Individual limit of one (1) either-sex wild turkey in the Fall

Firearms Turkey Zone.

(G) Bear:

Individual annual limit of one (1) bear.

(H) Elk:

Individual limit of one (1) elk by permit only.

PENALTY: $150.00 to $1,000.00.

02.13A ARKANSAS WILDLIFE HARVEST RECORDING AND REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to fail to comply with the following provisions:

Upon taking each deer, turkey, or bear, every hunter shall immediately punch out the hole next to the appropriate printed line on his/her "Record of Game" (included on Commission - issued universal license form). Further, said hunter shall immediately write legibly in ink, providing information requested by blank spaces on "Record of Game" in true and accurate form.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Non-resident hunters under sixteen years of age, who purchase an appropriate license upon taking said game, are exempted from immediately complying with provision above. Ref Code 3.03 Hunting License Requirements, Exception (2).

(2) Resident hunters under sixteen years of age and holders of lifetime hunting licenses are exempted from the provisions of (A) above.

PENALTY: $250.00 to $1,000.00

02.13B ARKANSAS WILDLIFE HARVEST CHECKING REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to fail to comply with the following provisions:

(A) Upon taking each deer, turkey, or bear (see exception 3 below), every hunter must, within 24 hours of harvest, check said game at an Official Wildlife Check Station (designed county check stations, designated commission employees, designated deer camps or the commission's on-line checking web site). Said hunter shall provide information requested by check stations. Game may be field dressed prior to checking but evidence of sex must remain until checked.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Black bears must be checked within 24 hours after harvest by calling the toll free number listed in the regulation book. Hunters are required to extract a first upper or lower premolar from the carcass and give to the check station operator for age determination.

(2) Elk must be checked within 12 hours in accordance with permit provisions at a designated elk check station or by a designated Commission employee. Elk may be quartered in the field to prevent spoilage due to difficulties resulting from large animals taken in remote areas. Evidence of sex must remain until checked and the animal's head must be presented for checking.

(3) Black bears and deer may be quartered in the field to prevent spoilage due to difficulties resulting from large animals taken in remote areas.

PENALTY: $250.00 to $1,000.00

02.14 BEAR HUNTING SEASON. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess bear other than during the open season in areas as specified herein:

Archery/Crossbow: October 1-November 30, 2003 in Bear Zones 1 and 2 Closed in Bear Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7.

Muzzleloading:

Closed in Bear Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7.

Modern Gun:

November 1-30, 2003 in Bear Zones 1 and 2

December 13-21, 2003 in Bear Zone 5. Arkansas lands lying east of the Mississippi River are closed.

December 6-21, 2003 in Bear Zone 5A. Arkansas lands lying east of the Mississippi River are closed.

Closed in Bear Zones 3, 4, 6 and 7.

Zone Quotas:Zone 1 total quota of bears is not to exceed 200 for all combined seasons and Zone 2 total quota of bears is not to exceed 150 for all combined seasons. Zone 5 quota is 35 bears. Zone 5A quota is 15 bears. Hunters in Zones 1, 2, 5 and 5A must comply with the terms and conditions outlined in the 2003 and 2004 Arkansas Hunting Regulations publication.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) When legally obtained outside the state and accompanied by verification.

(2) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 21.05 (Bear Seasons and Bag Limit Restrictions on WMAs, WDAs, SMAs and NWRs.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00. In addition, a jail sentence not to exceed 10 days may be imposed and hunting privileges may be suspended in accordance with Code 11.05, Revocation of Privileges.

02.17 BEAR BAITING PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to at any time, place, entice or deposit foodstuffs, scent lures, or other materials for the purpose of luring, attracting or enticing bears for any reason.

EXCEPTION:

(1) On private land in Bear Zones 1, 2, 5 and 5A, 30 days prior to the opening day of the first bear season to the end of the last day of the last bear season in each respective Bear Zone and in compliance with code 02.20 Hunting Bear Over Bait Prohibited.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

02.20 HUNTING BEAR OVER BAIT PROHIBITED It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take bear by hunting on or over a baited area, if the person knows or reasonably should know that the area is a baited area. Bait is considered any substance that may be an attractant.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Bears may be hunted over bait on private lands in Bear Zones 1, 2, 5, and 5A during a declared open bear season and in compliance with code 02.14 Bear Hunting Season.

PENALTY: $100.00 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): 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; Residen t 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) for residents who are totally and permanently disabled.

(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 furbearers. 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 furbearers.

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.

03.16LICENSES, 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

*

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

**

SPECIAL AND COMMERCIAL FISHING:

        

Hoop Nets (with or w/o leads), turtle nets...

HN

$ 4.00

Dec. 31

Slat Traps & Fiddler Nets............................

FS

$ 12.50

Dec. 31

Commercial Trotlines (inc. snaglines, throwlines, limb lines, set hooks) per 100 ft, & turtle box traps (ea.).....................

TL

$ 2.00

Dec. 31

Commercial Tackle (Seine, Trammel & Gill Nets) 100 yds. or fractional part thereof per tag.............................................

SNS

$ 15.00

Dec. 31

Resident Commercial Fisherman's

        

Permit & Fisheries Conservation License...

CFS

$ 25.00

Dec. 31

Commercial Fisherman's Helper Permit ........

CFH

$ 25.00

Dec. 31

Ark. Resident Junior/Senior Commercial Fishing Permit .............................................

JSC

$ 14.50

Dec. 31

Alligator Farmer/Dealer Permit ......................

AFP

$200.00

June 30

Alligator Tags ................................................

  

$ 4.00

June 30

Alligator Snapping Turtle Farmer/ Dealer Permit ...............................................

AST

$100.00

June 30

Resident Shell Taker and Seller ...................

STS

$100.00

Dec. 31

Shell Taker Helper Permit ............................

SH

$100.00

Dec. 31

Shell Buyer ...................................................

SBR

$1,000.00

Dec. 31

Non-Resident Shell Buyer ............................

SBN

$2,000.00

Dec. 31

Shell Buyer's Agent Permit ..........................

SA

$100.00

Dec. 31

Resident Fish Dealer ...................................

MD

$ 10.00

Dec. 31

Non-Resident Fish Dealer ..........................

FDN

$250.00

Dec. 31

Minnow Dealer Tackle (Minnow

(Seine, Traps or Lifts) ..................................

MS

$ 5.00

Dec. 31

Fish Farmer (Aquaculturist) Permit

FF

$ 25.00

Dec. 31

Bull Frog Permit (Must have valid Fish Farmer Permit) ............................................

BP

$ 25.00

Dec. 31

Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit

RTS

$500.00

Dec. 31

Resident Roe Taker/Helper Permit

RH

$100.00

Dec. 31

* Good from requested day of issue for period of license.

        

**Good from 1 year of purchase date.

        

Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit

RBE

$1,000.00

Dec. 31

Non-Resident Roe Buyer Permit

RBN

$2,000.00

Dec. 31

Scientific Collection Permit........

SCP

$ 50.00

*

Commercial Boat Dock Permit ......................

BDN

$ 25.00

Dec. 31

Commercial Boat Dock (User Fee)................

BPL

$150.00

Dec. 31

Private Boat House (Single) ..........................

BHS

$ 5.00

Dec. 31

Private Boat House (Double or Joint)...........

BHD

$ 10.00

Dec. 31

Private Boat Dock (Single) ...........................

DPS

$ 5.00

Dec. 31

Private Boat Dock (Double or Joint).............

DPD

$ 10.00

Dec. 31

Put & Take Pay Lake ....................................

PLO

$150.00

Dec. 31

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

**

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 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

HUNTING COMMERCIALIZATION:

        

Resident Fur-Dealer ......................................

FD

$ 50.00

June 30

Non-Resident Fur Dealer ..............................

NFD

$200.00

June 30

Special Commercial Quail Permit ................

CQP

$ 25.00

June 30

Commercial Game Bird Shooting

Resort Permit ..................... .......

CSR

$150.00

June 30

Wildlife Commercial Hunting Resort Permit.................

CHR

$ 500.00

June 30

Wildlife Breeder/Dealer Permit......

WBD

$ 25.00

June 30

Wildlife Translocation Permit......

WTP

$ 25.00

June 30

Resident Live Fox and Coyote Permit ..........

FRC

$ 100.00

June 30

Non-Resident Live Fox and Coyote Permit..

FNC

$ 250.00

June 30

LIFETIME LICENSE:

        

Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Fishing License ............................................

PLF

$ 10.50

Non-Expiring

Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License and Permit ..................................................

PLH

$ 25.00

Non-Expiring

Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Combination License ..................................

PLC

$ 35.50

Non-Expiring

Non-Expiring Lifetime Resident Hunting & Fishing Sportsman's Permit .........................................................

LSP

$ 1,000.00

Non-Expiring

05.02 DEER ZONE DESCRIPTIONS.

Zone 1 - Northwest Arkansas. Start at northwest corner of Arkansas; then south on Arkansas-Oklahoma State Line to U.S. Hwy 62; east on U.S. Hwy 62 to Hwy 16 at Fayetteville; east on Hwy 16 to Hwy 21; north on Hwy 21 to Hwy 43; north on Hwy 43 to Hwy 103; north on Hwy 103 to U.S. Hwy 412; north on U.S. Hwy 412 to U.S. Hwy 62; east on U.S. Hwy 62 to Long Creek east of Alpena; north on Long Creek to Table Rock Lake; then north along eastern edge of Table Rock Lake to Arkansas-Missouri State Line; west on Arkansas-Missouri State Line to northwest comer of Arkansas.

Zone 2 - Western half of North Central Arkansas. Start at Junction of Arkansas-Missouri State Line and eastern edge of Table Rock Lake; then south along eastern edge of Table Rock Lake to Long Creek; south on Long Creek to U.S. Hwy 62 east of Alpena; west on U.S. Hwy 62 to U.S. Hwy 412; south on U.S. Hwy 412 to Hwy 103; south on Hwy 103 to Hwy 43; south on Hwy 43 to Hwy 21; south on Hwy 21 to Hwy 16 near Swain; east on Hwy 16 to Hwy 27 near Tilly; east on Hwy 27 to Hwy 254; east on Hwy 254 to U.S. Hwy 65 at Dennard; north on Hwy 65 to Hwy 66 at Leslie; east on Hwy 66 to Hwy 58 at Mountain View; east on Hwy 58 to the White River; north on White River to U.S. Hwy 62; west on U.S. Hwy 62 to Hwy 14 at Yellville; north on Hwy 14 to Hwy 125; north on Hwy 125 to County Road 846; east on County Road 846 to the western edge of Bull Shoals Lake; north along the western edge of Bull Shoals Lake to the Missouri State Line; west along state line to eastern edge of Table Rock Lake.

Zone 3 - Eastern half of North Central Arkansas. Start at Junction of Arkansas-Missouri State Line and the western edge of Bull Shoals Lake; south along the western edge of Bull Shoals Lake to County Road 846; west on County Road 846 to Hwy 125; south on Hwy 125 to Hwy 14; south on Hwy 14 to U.S. Hwy 62 at Yellville; east on U. S. Hwy 62 to White River; south on White River to Black River; north on Black River to Current River; north on Current River to Arkansas-Missouri State Line; west on Arkansas-Missouri State Line to Hwy 125.

Zone 4 (section 1) - Western portion of Northeast Arkansas. Start at the junction of the Current River and the Arkansas-Missouri border; south along Current River to the Black River; south on the Black River to the White River; south on the White River to Hwy 14; east on Hwy 14 to Hwy 17; south on Hwy 17 to Hwy 14; east on Hwy 14 to Hwy 145; south on Hwy 145 to Hwy 37; south on Hwy 37 to Hwy 42; east on Hwy 42 to U.S. Hwy 49; south on U.S. Hwy 49 to the junction of U.S. Hwy 49 and U.S. Interstate 40 in Brinkley; east on U.S. Interstate 40 to the junction of U.S. Interstate 40 and Hwy 1 in Forrest City; north on Hwy 1 to U.S. Hwy 49 in Jonesboro; north on U.S. Hwy 49 to U.S. Hwy 63; north on U.S. Hwy 63 to Hwy 228; north on Hwy 228 to U.S. Hwy 412; U.S. Hwy 412 east to Hwy 141; Hwy 141 north to U.S. Hwy 62; U.S. Hwy 62 east to Hwy 139; Hwy 139 north to the Arkansas-Missouri border; west along the Arkansas-Missouri border to the junction of the Current River and the Arkansas-Missouri border.

Zone 4A (section 1) - Western portion of East Central Arkansas. Start at the junction of U.S. Interstate 40 and U.S. Hwy 49 in Brinkley; south along U.S. Hwy 49 to the junction of U.S Hwy 49 and Hwy 39; south on Hwy 39 to Hwy 316; east on Hwy 316 to Hwy 318; south on Hwy 318 to Hwy 20; east on Hwy 20 to the Mississippi River Levee; north on the Mississippi River Levee to U.S. Hwy 49; west on U.S. Hwy 49 to the junction of U.S. Hwy 49 and Hwy 1 at Walnut Corner; north on Hwy 1 to the junction of Hwy 1 and U.S Interstate 40 at Forrest City West along U.S Interstate 40 to the junction of U.S. Interstate 40 and U.S. Hwy 49 in Brinkley.

Zone 4 (section 2) - Eastern portion of Northeast Arkansas. Start at U.S. Hwy 62 and the St. Francis River at the Arkansas-Missouri state line; U.S. Hwy 62 south to U.S. Hwy 49; U.S. Hwy 49 south to Hwy 163 (at Jonesboro); Hwy 163 south to U.S. Hwy 64; U.S. Hwy 64 east to the St. Francis River Levee then south on the St. Francis River Levee to the U.S. Interstate 40 ; east on U.S. Interstate 40 to the Mississippi River Levee; north on the Mississippi River Levee to the Arkansas-Missouri state line; west along the Arkansas-Missouri border to the St. Francis River; north along the St. Francis River to U.S. Hwy 62.

Zone 4A (section 2) - Eastern portion of East Central Arkansas. Start at the junction of U.S. Interstate 40 and the Mississippi River Levee at West Memphis; south on the Mississippi River Levee to Hwy 131 at Seyppel then north to Hwy 147; south on 147 to Hwy 38; west on Hwy 38 to county line road then south to the Mississippi River Levee to its end near the St. Francis River; then on a line due west from this point to the St. Francis River; north on the St. Francis River to U.S. Interstate 40 near Madison; east along U.S. Interstate 40 to the Mississippi River Levee at West Memphis.

Zone 5 - Central portion of Northeast Arkansas. Start at the junction of Hwy 1 and U.S. Interstate 40 at Forrest City; north on Hwy 1 to U.S. Hwy 49 at Jonesboro; north on U.S. Hwy 49 to U.S. Hwy 62; north on U.S. Hwy 62 to the St. Francis River; north along the St. Francis River to the Missouri border; west along Arkansas-Missouri border to Hwy 139; south on U.S. Hwy 139 to Hwy 141; south on Hwy 141 to U.S. Hwy 412; west on U.S. Hwy 412 to Hwy 228; south on Hwy 228 to U.S. Hwy 63; south on U.S. Hwy 63 to Hwy 1 at Jonesboro; Hwy 1 south to Hwy 163; Hwy 163 south to U.S. Hwy 64 east on U.S. Hwy 64 to the St. Francis River Levee; south on the St. Francis River Levee to U.S. Interstate 40; west on U.S. Interstate 40 to the junction of Hwy 1 and U.S. Interstate 40.

Zone 5A - Central portion of East Central Arkansas. Start at the junction of U.S Interstate 40 and Hwy 1 at Forrest City then south on Hwy 1 to the Junction of Hwy 1 and U.S. Hwy 49 at Walnut Corner; east on U.S. Hwy 49 to the Mississippi River Levee; north along the Mississippi River Levee to FDR 1901 (low road); north along FDR 1901 to the intersection of the St. Francis national Forest boundary; north and east along the St. Francis National Forest boundary to the Mississippi River; north along the Mississippi River to the St. Francis River; north along the St. Francis River to U.S. Interstate 40 near Madison; west along U.S. Interstate 40 to the junction of U.S. Interstate 40 and Hwy 1 at Forrest City.

Zone 6 - Southwestern and South Central portions of Northwestern Arkansas. Start at Arkansas-Oklahoma state line and U.S. Hwy 62; south along state line to Interstate 540; east on Interstate 540 to Interstate 40; east on Interstate 40 to Hwy U.S. 64 near Lamar; north on U.S. Hwy 64 to Hwy 123; north on Hwy 123 to Hwy 164; southeast on Hwy 164 to Hwy 27; east on Hwy 27 to Hwy 105; south on Hwy 105 to Hwy 124 at Jerusalem; northeast on Hwy 124 to Hwy 95 near Cleveland; north on Hwy 95 to Hwy 16 at Clinton; east on Hwy 16 to Hwy 92 at Greers Ferry; east on Hwy 92 to Drasco; north on Hwy 25 to Concord and then south on Hwy 87 to U.S. Hwy 167 at Pleasant Plains; north on U.S. Hwy 167 to the White River at Batesville; north on White River to Hwy 58 at Guion; west on Hwy 58 to Hwy 14; west on Hwy 14 to Hwy 66 at Mountain View; west on Hwy 66 to U.S. Hwy 65 at Leslie; south on U.S. 65 to Hwy 254; east on 254 to Hwy 16; Hwy 16 west to Hwy U.S. Hwy 62 at Fayetteville; U.S. Hwy 62 west to Arkansas-Oklahoma state line.

Zone 7 - Western portion of the Arkansas River Valley. Start at the junction of Interstate 540 and the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line; north to Interstate 40; east on Interstate 40 to Hwy 9 at Morrilton; south on Hwy 9 to Hwy 10 at Perry and then west on Hwy 10 to Hwy 23 at Booneville; southwest on Hwy 23 to U.S. Hwy 71; north on U.S. Hwy 71 to Hwy 96; west on 96 to Arkansas-Oklahoma state line; north along state line to junction of Interstate 540.

Zone 8 - Northern portion of Central Arkansas. Start at U.S. Hwy 167 and the White River at Batesville; south on the White River to Hwy 14 and U.S. Hwy 67 at Newport; south on U.S. Hwy 67 to Hwy 36; west on Hwy 36 to Hwy 305; south on Hwy 305 to Hwy 31 at Floyd; north on 31 to Hwy 5; south on Hwy 5 to Hwy 310; south on Hwy 310 to Hwy 36, and then south to U.S. Hwy 64; west on U.S. 64 to Hwy 60 and Interstate 40 at Conway then west on Hwy 60 to Hwy 9; north on 9 to Interstate 40 near Morrilton; west on the interstate to U.S. Hwy 64 at Lamar; north on U.S. Hwy 64 to Hwy 123; north on Hwy 123 to Hwy 164; southeast on Hwy 164 to Hwy 27; east on Hwy 27 to Hwy 105; south on Hwy 105 to Hwy 124 at Jerusalem; northeast on Hwy 124 to Hwy 95 near Cleveland; north on Hwy 95 to Hwy16 at Clinton; east on 16 to Hwy 92 at Greers Ferry; east on Hwy 92 to Hwy 25 and then south on Hwy 87 at Concord; south on Hwy 87 to U.S. Hwy 167 at Pleasant Plains; north on U.S. Hwy 167 to the White River at Batesville.

Zone 9 - East Central Arkansas. Start at Hwy 14 and U.S. Hwy 67 at Newport; south on U.S. Hwy 67 to Interstate 40 in North Little Rock; west on Interstate 40 to Interstate 30; west on Interstate 30 to the Arkansas River; south on the Arkansas River to U.S. Hwy 79; northeast on U.S. Hwy 79 to Hwy 152; east on Hwy 152 to U.S. Hwy 165; southeast on U.S. Hwy 165 to the Arkansas River; southeast on the Arkansas River to the railroad crossing at Yancopin; north on railroad track to Deerfield; due east from Deerfield to the Mississippi River Levee; north on the Mississippi River Levee to Phillips County Rd 422; west on CR 422 to the junction of CR 422 and Hwy 20 at the town of Modoc; south and west on Hwy 20 to Hwy 318; north on Hwy 318 to Hwy 316; west on Hwy 316 to Hwy 39 at Turner; north on Hwy 39 to U.S. Hwy 49; north on U.S. Hwy 49 to Hwy 42 near Hickory Ridge; west on Hwy 42 to Hwy 37; north on Hwy 37 to Hwy 145; north on Hwy 145 to Hwy 14; west on Hwy 14 to U.S. Hwy 67 at Newport.

Zone 10 - Central Arkansas River Valley. Start at Hwy 67 and Hwy 36; west on Hwy 36 to Hwy 305; south on Hwy 305 to Hwy 31 at Floyd; north on Hwy 31 to Hwy 5; south on Hwy 5 to Hwy 310; west on Hwy 310 to Hwy 36, and then west to U.S. Hwy 64; west on U.S. 64 to Hwy 60 at Conway then west on Hwy 60 to Hwy 9; south on Hwy 9 to Hwy 10 at Williams Junction; east on Hwy 10 to Interstate 430 and then south on Interstate 430 to Interstate 30; east on Interstate 30 to Interstate 40; east on Interstate 40 to U.S. Hwy 67 and then northeast to U.S. Hwy 67 and Hwy 36.

Zone 11 - West Central Arkansas. Start at Hwy 9 and Hwy 10 at Perry; west on Hwy 10 to Hwy 23 at Booneville; south on Hwy 23 to U.S. Hwy 71; north on U.S. Hwy 71 to Hwy 96; west on Hwy 96 to Arkansas-Oklahoma state line; south along state line to junction of U.S. Hwy 70; east on U.S. Hwy 70 to U.S. Hwy 278 at Dierks; south on Hwy 278 to Hwy 26; east on Hwy 26 to Hwy 27 and north on Hwy 27 to U.S. Hwy 70; east on U.S. Hwy 70 to Interstate 30; east on Interstate 30 to Interstate 430; north on Interstate 430 to Hwy 10; west on Hwy 10 to Hwy 9 at Williams Junction; north on Hwy 9 to the junction of Hwy 10 at Perry.

Zone 12 - Central and South Central Arkansas. Start at Interstate 30 and the Arkansas River; southwest on Interstate 30 to Hwy 51; west on Hwy 51 to Hwy 26; west on Hwy 26 to Hwy 27 at Murfreesboro; south on Hwy 27 to Hwy 355 at Mineral Springs; south on Hwy 355 to Interstate 30; east on Interstate 30 to Hwy 29; south on Hwy 29 to the Arkansas-Louisiana state line; east along the Arkansas-Louisiana state line to Bayou Bartholomew; north along Bayou Bartholomew to the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff; north on the Arkansas River to Interstate 30.

Zone 13 - Northwest part of South Central Arkansas. Start at junction of Interstate 30 and U.S. Hwy 70; southwest on Interstate 30 to Hwy 51; west on Hwy 51 to Hwy 26; west on 26 to Hwy 27 at Murfreesboro; north on Hwy 27 to U.S. Hwy 70 at Kirby; east on U.S. Hwy 70 to Interstate 30.

Zone 14 - Southwest Arkansas. Start at junction of U.S. Hwy 70 and Arkansas-Oklahoma state line; east on U.S. Hwy 70 to U.S. Hwy 278 at Dierks; south on U.S. Hwy 278 to Hwy 26; east on Hwy 26 to Hwy 27; south on Hwy 27 to Hwy 355 at Mineral Springs; south on Hwy 355 to Interstate 30; southwest on Interstate 30 to the Arkansas-Texas state line at Texarkana; north along the state line to the Red River; west along the river to the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line; north along the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line to the junction of U.S. Hwy 70.

Zone 15 - Southwest part of South Central Arkansas. Start at Interstate 30 and Hwy 29 at Hope; south on Hwy 29 to the Arkansas-Louisiana state line; west along state line to the intersection of Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas state lines; north on Arkansas-Texas state line to Interstate 30 at Texarkana; east on Interstate 30 to Hwy 29 at Hope.

Zone 16 - Southeast Arkansas. Start at Arkansas River and U.S. Hwy 79; northeast on U.S. Hwy 79 to Hwy 152; east on Hwy 152 to U.S. Hwy 165; southeast on U.S. Hwy 165 to the Arkansas River; southeast on the Arkansas River to the railroad track at Yancopin; south on the Yancopin railroad track to the Mississippi River Levee; south on the Mississippi River Levee to Gould Road; west on Gould Road to Hwy 1; south on Hwy 1 to Hwy 138; west on Hwy 138 to Bayou Bartholomew; north along Bayou Bartholomew to U.S. Hwy 79; north on U.S. Hwy 79 to the Arkansas River.

Zone 16A - Southern portion of Southeast Arkansas. Start at the Mississippi River Levee and the Louisiana state line; west along the state line to Bayou Bartholomew; north along Bayou Bartholomew to Hwy 138; east on Hwy 138 to Hwy 1; north on Hwy 1 to Gould Road; east on Gould Road to the Mississippi River Levee; south on the levee to the Louisiana state line.

Zone 17 - Arkansas Lands within the Mississippi River Levees. All Arkansas lands lying between the Arkansas-Tennessee state line, the Arkansas-Mississippi state line and the Mississippi River Levees and other lands described as follows: from the Mississippi River Levee at the Arkansas-Missouri state line, south to Hwy 131 at Seyppel; north to Hwy 147 then south to Hwy 38; west on Hwy 38 to County Line Road; south to the Mississippi River Levee to its end near the St. Francis River; then on a line due west from this point to the St. Francis River; then along the St. Francis River to the Mississippi River to the southeast boundary of the St. Francis National Forest; west and south along the St. Francis National Forest boundary to the intersection of FDR 1901 (low road); south along FDR 1901 to its intersection of the Mississippi River Levee in Helena; south on the Mississippi River Levee to the Missouri-Pacific Railroad south of Snow Lake; southwesterly along the railroad to the intersection with the North line of Section 1, T8S, R1W; west along the Township line to the Northwest corner of Section 4, T8S, R1W; then south to the Missouri-Pacific Railroad; southwesterly along the railroad to White River; south on the Arkansas-Desha County Line following the White River, through the Cutoff to the Arkansas River, north on the Arkansas River to the Missouri-Pacific railroad track; southwest on railroad track to the Mississippi River Levee; south on the Levee to the Arkansas-Louisiana State line.

06.03 LEGAL BUCK DEER REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess any buck deer other than a legal buck as eeee (Ref: 01.00C Definition of Terms).

EXCEPTION:

If said deer was legally taken in another state and accompanied by verification.

PENALTY: $150.00 to $1,000.00.

09.03 DOGS PROHIBITED DURING, DEER SEASONS. It shall be unlawful to use dogs for hunting deer during archery, crossbow, and muzzle-loading, modem gun and the Christmas Holiday deer seasons.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) After wounding deer, one dog controlled by leash, for trailing wounded deer after permission has been obtained from a wildlife officer.

(2) During modem gun deer season in deer zones 6, 7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15,16A and 17.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

10.01(A) RESIDENT FUR-TAKER'S LICENSE REQUIREMENTS It shall be unlawful for any resident 16 years of age or older to take, attempt to take, or possess any furbearers or any parts thereof without first obtaining a current Resident Wildlife Conservation License; 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 a Lifetime Hunting License and Sportsman's Permit. Permits are valid for the year period July 1 to June 30.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Persons obtaining carcasses of legally taken furbearers.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

12.22 SHOT SIZE RESTRICTION FOR MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS. It shall be unlawful to possess or use lead shot larger than No. BB (0.180 inches in diameter) or non-toxic steel shot larger than No. T (0.200 inches in diameter) for the purpose of taking or attempting to take migratory game birds. Ref: 13.07, Non-Toxic Shot Requirements for Waterfowl Hunting.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

15.01 POSSESSION OF CERTAIN WILDLIFE IN CAPTIVITY PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to hold captive, confine, enclose or otherwise possess alive in the State of Arkansas any furbearer, game animal, game bird, game fish or other wildlife, whether native or non-native, migratory or imported, unless authorized or excepted as specified herein:

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Any furbearer, game animal, game bird or game fish legally taken during an authorized season in compliance with all apphcable hunting, trapping and fishing restrictions in this Code Book may be possessed.

(2) Commission employees may hold captive and possess wildlife as necessary to perform authorized duties.

(3) Wildlife (except for fish, bullfrogs, mussels, turtles and alhgators) may be held captive and possessed in compliance with the following Commission Codes:

(A) Commission Codes 15.08 et seq. (Commercial Game Bird Shooting Resort License);

(B) Commission Codes 15.04 et seq. (Wildlife Commercial Hunting Resort Permit);

(C) Commission Code 15.12 et seq. (Wildlife Commercial Breeder/Dealer permit);

(D) Commission Codes 15.14 et seq. (Special Commercial Quail Permit Requirements);

(E) Commission Code 15.16 et seq. (Native Wildlife Pet Restrictions);

(F) Commission Codes 14.03 et. seq. (Falconry Permit);

(G) Commission Codes 15.02 et seq. (Captive Non-Native Wildlife).

(H) Commission Code 15.19 (Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit).

(4) Fish, bullfrogs, mussels, turtles and alligators may be held captive and possessed in compliance with the following Commission codes:

(A) Commission Code Section 36.00 (Bull Frog Regulations);

(B) Commission Code Section 37.00 (Mirmow Regulations);

(C) Commission Code Section 38.00 (Fresh Water Mussel Regulations);

(D) Commission Code Section 39.00 (Turtle Regulations);

(E) Commission Code Section 40.00 (Alligator Farming Regulations);

(F) Commission Code Section 41.00 (Commercial Fishing Regulations);

(G) Commission Code Section 42.00 (Fish Farmer Regulations).

(5) Organizations that are accredited members of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZAA) and municipal zoos and aquariums.

(6) Individuals or organizations may be permitted to hold captive and possess on a temporary basis raccoons, fox, coyote, or pen-raised quail for the purpose of dog training or AKC, UKC and ACHA field trails upon requesting and receiving written approval from the Director.

(7) Individuals or organizations that the Director determines to be involved in bona fide scientific research, education or conservation efforts of significant benefit to wildlife or wildlife habitat in the State of Arkansas may be permitted to hold captive and possess wildlife in compliance with the terms of a special-issued permit.

(8) Individuals or organizations in possession of a USD A exhibitor and/or rehabilitation permit that are not engaged in rehabilitation of sick, injured, orphaned, or impaired native wildlife and/or those only rehabilitating migratory birds under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service migratory bird rehabilitation permit.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

15.03 HUNTING OF CAPTIVE WILDLIFE. It shall be unlawful to introduce or release any wildlife (native or non-native) into any situation in which they are held captive, enclosed or confined for the purpose of hunting or attempting to hunt such wildlife, or to hunt or attempt to hunt any wildlife either held captive, enclosed or confined.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Pen-raised game birds may be hunted in compliance with Commission Codes 15.05 et seq. (Commercial Game Bird Hunting Resort Requirements).

(2) Native game may be hunted within a high fence enclosure in compliance with Commission Codes 15.04 et seq. (Wildlife Commercial Hunting Resort Permit). Furthermore, it shall be illegal to chase, herd or corral deer or elk, with dogs or otherwise, in a high fence enclosure, while hunting or attempting to hunt.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $1,000.00

15.04 WILDLIFE COMMERCLVL HUNTING RESORT PERMIT.

(A) It shall be unlawful for a person to operate or maintain a wildlife commercial hunting resort without annually first obtaining a Wildlife Commercial Hunting Resort Permit.

(B) Native game (except black bear) may be hunted in accordance with statewide hunting regulations in enclosures equal to or greater than 500 contiguous acres of free range, having a fence of not less than eight (8) feet in height with no cross fencing that has the effect of reducing the size of the area to less than 500 contiguous acres, and having a minimum of sixty percent (60%) of forested cover that has been classified as timberland by the local county tax assessor provided the owner registers the enclosure with the Commission sixty days prior to initiation of hunting, or upon any change of ownership or enclosure size.

(C) Hunting of non-native wildlife is prohibited.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Deer and elk may be hunted with any weapon legal for deer or elk hunting within high fence enclosures from October 1 through February (Ref Commission Code 02.01).

(2) Wildlife Commercial Hunting Resort permits may be issued on enclosures of less than 500 contiguous acres for hunting or pursuit of only fox and coyote.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $1000.00.

15.11 GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CAPTIVE WILDLIFE PERMITS. The following general requirements shall apply with respect to all captive wildlife permits hsted below:

(i) Wildlife Commercial Breeder/Dealer Permit

(ii) Wildlife Commercial Hunting Resort Permit

(iii) Commercial Game Bird Shooting Resort License

(iv) Special Commercial Quail Permit

(v) Falconry Permit

(vi) Wildlife Translocation Permit

(vii) Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit

(A) Eligibility and Application Requirements

No permit shall be issued to any person unless the applicant shall demonstrate satisfactory compliance with the following requirements:

(1) The applicant shall be at least 18 years of age and shall not have been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for, violating any federal, state or municipal law governing captive wildlife, illegal appropriation or commercialization of wildlife, or cruelty to animals within five (5) years of the date of application.

(2) The applicant must first obtain certification from the county and any municipal planning commission or board stating that the applicant's operation shall be in compliance with all applicable local ordinances.

(3) An application for a permit must be submitted in writing on a form supplied by the Commission.

(4) A separate application shall be made for each facility.

(5) Using the information submitted by the applicant, the Commission shall determine whether the applicant has met the issuance criteria set forth in this Code section and in the section specifically governing the activity for which the permit is requested, including whether the proposed facility is adequate to comply with all legal requirements and would not result in harm to the wildlife resources of the State. If the Commission determines the applicant has met all requirements, the applicant will be notified of preliminary approval of the requested permit, and the applicant's facility shall be inspected and approved by the Commission prior to final issuance of the permit. The requested permit shall be denied if

(a) The applicant fails to meet any of the issuance criteria set forth in this Code section or in the section specifically governing the activity for which the permit is requested;

(b) The applicant fails to disclose material information required, or has made false statements as to any material fact in connection with the application;

(c) The applicant fails to demonstrate a valid justification for the permit and a showing of responsibility; or

(d) The Director or Commission's issuing officer finds through further inquiry or investigation that the applicant is not qualified or the issuance of the permit may be potentially harmful to the wildlife resources of the State.

(B) Facility and Caging Requirements

All wildlife possessed in captivity shall be maintained in enclosures, pens, or cages that are sufficiently strong to prevent escape of the wildlife and protect them from injury. Carnivores must be confined in enclosures equipped with a structural safety barrier, that prevents any physical contact between the animal and the public. Cages, fencing, and guardrails shall be kept in good repair at all times and gates shall be securely fastened with latches or locks. Enclosures, pens, or cages considered unsafe by Commission personnel must be repaired or reconstructed within sixty (60) days or less, as specified by the Commission.

(C) Disease Testing and Control

The Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in consultation with the Director of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission (or their designees), shall determine the diseases and parasites of concern and the mechanisms and procedures for control of diseases and parasites in captive wildlife within the state of Arkansas. Such mechanisms and procedures shall include but not be limited to examination, testing, quarantine and slaughter or destruction of individual animals and/or herds that are infected with or affected by diseases and/or parasites that may have significant detrimental effect on native wildlife, other captive wildlife, livestock or the public health of the citizens of the state of Arkansas. Such examinations, testing, quarantine and slaughter of captive wildlife shall be conducted at the expense of the owner of such wildlife. As a condition of any permit issued under this Code chapter, the Commission may require the captive wildlife be quarantined for the period specified by the Commission.

(1) Gray foxes, red foxes and coyotes must be vaccinated against rabies with a 3-year duration of immunity killed virus vaccine approved by the USDA for use in dogs, vaccinated for canine distemper, treated with the antihelminthic Praziquantel, and treated with Ivermectin. All live foxes and coyotes that die in captivity of non-hunting related causes or during transport must be submitted for examination to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission laboratory or to a Commission Regional Office within 72 hours of the time of death.

(2) All Cervids that die in captivity must be tested for chronic wasting disease and the results of such testing submitted to the Commission within 7 days of receipt by the owner.

(3) Captive Cervids and camelids must demonstrate proof of compliance with applicable Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission requirements for entry, exhibition and change of ownership.

(D) Reporting & Record keeping

Records shall include evidence of legal possession of all wildlife kept under the permit, including licenses, bills of sale, bills of lading, receipts, invoices, or other satisfactory evidence of ownership. The date of acquisition, place of origin, and the name, address and telephone number of the person from which the wildlife was acquired must also be recorded. A record also must be kept of all wildlife acquisitions and dispositions, including births, deaths, sales, slaughter, and transport. All records must be either typed or written in plain and legible English, and must be retained throughout the time the wildlife is possessed by the permittee or for a period of five (5) years, whichever is longer. Permit holder shall submit reports to the Commission in accordance with the permit requirements.

(E) Inspection

Any person accepting and holding a permit under this Code chapter consents to and shall allow entry by employees or agents of the Commission upon premises where the permitted activity is conducted at any reasonable hour. Commission employees or agents may enter such premises to inspect the location; any books, records, or permits required to be kept; and any wildlife and facilities kept under authority of the permit. Each permittee shall pen the captive wildlife in suitable pens and restrain them for inspection at any reasonable time when requested to do so by an employee or agent of the Commission.

(F) Permit Renewal, Transfer, Suspension & Revocation Permits may be revoked by the Director for failure to comply with the terms of the permit or this chapter of the Commission Code. Persons in violation of the terms of the permit or the Commission Code shall be notified in writing and shall have ten (10) days to correct the violation. If at the end of that time the violation is not corrected, the Director may revoke any existing permit and may refuse to issue any future permit. Such revocation or refusal to issue a future permit shall be in addition to any criminal charges that may be filed. Upon revocation, permit holder must legally remove captive wildlife within the time designated in the revocation not to exceed sixty (60) days and failure to do so shall result in the Commission taking action at the permit holder's expense.

(G) Red Deer Facilities Wildlife Commercial breeding facilities containing red deer may not exist or be constructed within the following counties: Newton, Searcy, Carroll, Boone, Madison, Johnson, Pope, Benton, Van Buren, Stone, Marion, and Baxter.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00

15.12 WILDLIFE COMMERCIAL BREEDER/DEALER PERMIT REQUIREMENT.

(A) It shall be unlawful for a person to rear, breed, propagate, produce or distribute any fur-bearing animals, game animals, game birds, or other wildlife for commercial purposes without a Wildlife Commercial Breeder/Dealer Permit.

(B) Wildlife Commercial Breeder/Dealer Permits for new facilities rearing, breeding, propagating, producing or distributing any member of the cervidae family, including, but not limited to white-tailed deer and elk shall not be issued after October 17, 2002.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Fish, bullfrogs, mussels, turtles, and alligators in compliance with the following Commission Codes:

(a) Commission Code Section 36.00 (Bull Frog Regulations);

(b) Commission Code Section 37.00 (Minnow Regulations);

(c) Commission Code Section 38.00 (Fresh Water Mussel Regulations);

(d) Commission Code Section 39.00 (Turtle Regulations);

(e) Commission Code Section 40.00 (Alligator Farming Regulations);

(f) Commission Code Section 41.00 (Commercial Fishing Regulations);

(g) Commission Code Section 42.00 (Fish Farmer Regulations);

(i) Commission Code 15.08 (Commercial Game Bird Shooting Resort License).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1000.00

15.16 NATIVE WILDLIFE PET RESTRICTIONS It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take by any method other than by hands and possess alive any native wildlife species other than six (6) each of the animals specified herein per household, The transfer of ownership of such animals or the progeny thereof is prohibited.

(A) Bobcat, coyote, deer, gray fox, red fox, opossum, quail, rabbit, raccoon and squirrel.

(B) Any native nongame wildlife excluding birds, bats, alligator snapping turtles, ornate box turtles, hellbenders, troglodytic (cave-dwelling) species or those animals defined as endangered species.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Wildlife exchanged with other states by the Commission.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

15.18 WILDLIFE IMPORTATION RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to import, ship, transport, or carry into the state by any means any of the following animals:

(A) Any live member of the cervidae family, including, but not limited to white-tailed deer and elk.

(B) Raccoons.

(C) Bats.

(D) Skunks.

(E) Coyotes that originate from or have lived in Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Canada.

(F) Gray and Red Foxes that originate or have lived in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Canada.

(G) Rodents captured in the wild from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $1000.00

15.19 WILDLIFE R EHABILITATION PERMIT REQUIREMENT. It shall be unlawful to possess sick, injured, orphaned, or impaired native wildlife for the purpose of rehabilitation, except migratory birds, without first obtaining a Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit from the Commission. A Commission Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit is not necessary to keep migratory birds for rehabilitation purposes, though a Migratory Bird Rehabilitation Permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is required.

$100.00 to $1000.00

15.20 WILDLIFE REHABILITATION PERMIT. The following general requirements shall apply to wildlife rehabilitation permits:

(A) Eligibility and Application Requirements.

An appUcant shall make written appUcation to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in compliance with Commission Code 15.11 General Provisions Applicable to Captive Wildlife Permits.

(1) Applications will include the signature, address, and phone number of a licensed veterinarian that will assist the appUcant by providing consulting and referral services regarding animal rehabilitation and treatment.

(2) Individuals who are recognized as wildlife rehabilitators may be issued a Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit upon recommendation of a Commission employee famiUar with their qualifications and experience until December 31,2003.

(3) After December 31,2003, Wildlife Rehabilitation Permits will be issued based upon documented applicant experience. AppUcants shall have no less than 250 hours of experience in the care of sick, injured, orphaned, or otherwise impaired wildlife. AppUcants shaU submit written documentation of such experience, including a description of the specific training or experience acquired, and the dates and location where acquired. In addition, the application shall submit reference from a permitted rehabilitator, who shall state, based upon personal knowledge, that the applicant possesses the stated experience. Additional documentation may consist of records of prior permits for rehabilitation issued by other states or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, employment records of wildlife rehabilitative facilities, training course certificates, or other competent documentation of experience.

(4) Persons who lack the experience necessary to apply for a Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit may serve as a volunteer for a permitted rehabilitator in accordance with Section H of this Code until such time as they accumulate the required 250 hours of experience.

(B) All sites used for rehabilitation of wildlife are subject to inspection by Commission personnel as set forth in Commission Code 15.11 General Provisions Applicable to Captive Wildlife Permits.

(C) Rehabilitated native wildlife shall be released at an ecologically appropriate time of year and into a habitat suitable to sustain it near the point of capture. Wildlife shall not be released within the limits of any incorporated city or town and shall be released in accordance with any local regulations regarding release of wildlife.

(D) Wildlife undergoing rehabilitation or medical treatment shall not be hunted, bred, or displayed to the public.

(E) When euthanasia of wildlife is necessary, euthanasia shall be by an acceptable method as set forth by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council/National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association's current Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation handbook.

(F) Wildlife with permanent physical impairments may be kept for educational use upon approval of the Chief of the Division of Wildlife Management and in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations regarding display of wild animals. Permittees shall not transfer permanently impaired wildlife to unauthorized individuals.

(G) Animals that die from causes other than disease while in the custody of the permittee shall be disposed of in accordance with applicable local or state laws or be offered to a museum, university, or other educational facility. Animals that die of disease must be destroyed in a manner that does not allow the spread of the disease to other animals or humans and must be reported to the Commission within 48 hours.

(H) Wildlife shall be cared for at the location listed in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit except for individuals kept by volunteers under the supervision of the permittee. Permittees may have up to ten volunteers to aid in off-premise rehabilitation of wildlife and shall be fully responsible for the volunteer's treatment and possession of wildlife. A current listing of the name and address of off-premise volunteers shall be kept by the permittee. Volunteers shall possess a copy of their supervisor's rehabilitation permit when possessing wildlife off-premise.

(I) Permittees receiving any species classified as endangered or threatened shall notify the Little Rock office of the Commission's Wildlife Management Division within forty-eight (48) hours of the receipt of the animal.

(J) Permittees or their volunteers shall not require a fee associated with wildlife rehabilitation services or for the pick-up, delivery, or acceptance, of sick, injured, orphaned or otherwise impaired wildlife. T his limitation shall not apply to professional fees charged by a licensed veterinarian for treatment or other services requested by a permitted wildlife rehabilitator. This regulation does not in any way prohibit nor discourage the public from making voluntary donations to rehabilitators for animal care and facility maintenance.

(K) Permittees or their volunteers are not agents of the Commission and may not represent themselves as such.

(L) Health and Safety of Wildlife and Humans

(1) All wildlife shall be kept in pens/ cages that meet or exceed the Basic Requirements for Housing Wild Animals and Minimum Housing Guidelines set forth by the current International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council/National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association's Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation handbook unless otherwise authorized by the Commission.

(2) All rehabilitation facilities, as well as off-site helpers, shall abide by Standards Governing the Prevention of Disease Transmission Within the Rehabilitation Facility and Strategy for Prevention of Transmissible Diseases set forth by the current International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council/National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association's Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation handbook.

(3) Permittees or volunteers under their supervision who care for foxes, skunks, bats, raccoons, or coyotes must take and maintain records of pre-exposure rabies vaccination treatment.

(M) All permittees shall keep an up to date log on each animal taken into custody by themselves or volunteers under their supervision. The log shall include a record of the animal's treatment, condition, and disposition. Such records shall be subject to inspection by Commission personnel. Permittees shall submit a report of such records to the Commission on an annual basis on a form provided by the Commission.

(N) Wildlife Rehabilitation Permits do not require renewal, but may be revoked in accordance with Commission Code 15.11 for failure to comply with permit requirements.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1000.00

18.03 SELLING WILDLIFE RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to purchase, sell, offer for sale, barter or trade any species of wildlife or portions thereof

EXCEPTIONS :

(1) Furbearer pelts and carcasses taken during a furbearer season.

(2) In compliance with Section 15.00 (Captive Wildlife/Hunting Resorts).

(3) In compliance with Commission Code 36.04 (License Requirements for Sale of Bullfrogs by Fish Farmers).

(4) In compliance with Commission Code 41.07 (Requirements for Selhng Commercial Fish).

(5) In compliance with Commission Code 42.01 (Fish Farmer Permit Requirements).

(6) In compliance with Commission Code 39.01 (License Requirements for Taking Turtles).

(7) In compliance with Commission Code 37.02 (Mirmow Dealers License Requirements).

(8) In compliance with Commission Code 38.01 (Mussel Shell Taker Buyer, and Seller License Requirements).

(9) In comphance with 31.07-A (Sale of Bait Prohibited).

(10) Squirrel tails, deer antlers, deer hides and feathers from non-migratory game birds legally taken.

(11) Wild animals legally acquired outside the state and accompanied by verification.

(12) In compliance with Commission Code 18.15 (Taking of Mountain Lion Prohibited).

(13) Coyote (In compliance with Comm. Codes 10.02, 10.04, 10.05, 10.06, 10.07, 10.08, 10.13 and 10.14.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $2,000.00. Also, a jail sentence not to exceed one (I) year may be imposed.

18.04 HUNTING FROM ROAD PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to shoot across, or to hunt within one hundred (100) feet from the center of any city, county, state, or federal maintained road. It shall also be unlawful to hunt from or shoot across the main west levee of the Mississippi/ Arkansas Rivers from the Louisiana-Arkansas State Line to the intersection of State Highway 11 north of Grady, Lincoln County, Arkansas. For the purpose of enforcing this regulation, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a person is "hunting" if the person points, aims, shoots, or attempts to shoot a firearm or other killing device in a direction in which game or other wildlife is present or likely to be present (including shooting at a game or wildlife decoy).

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Persons engaged in a lawful action to protect their livestock or property.

(2) Law enforcement officials while performing their official job duties.

(3) Commission employees taking wildlife in performance of their duties.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

18.07 DEADFALLS, DRUGS, CHEMICALS, POISONS, EXPLOSIVES, BOOBY TRAPS PROHIBITED FOR TAKING WILDLIFE. It shall be unlawM to take or attempt to take wildlife by the use of deadfalls, drugs, poisons, chemicals, or explosives or any device designed to take wildlife by the activation of a trip wire, electronic actions of a switch or other means that do not require the attendance of an individual to activate said device.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

18.26 HUNTING NEAR A RESIDENCE PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to hunt or take wildlife with a kilhng device at any time within 150 yards of a residence or building devoted to human occupancy without first obtaining written permission from the owner or occupant.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Hunting with archery tackle only - 50 yard restriction is applicable.

(2) Persons engaged in lawful action for personal safety or to protect their livestock or property.

(3) Law enforcement officers and Commission employees in performance of their official job duties.

(4) Hunting on any wildlife management area or wildlife demonstration area.

(5) Private landowners and their family on their own property.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00

19.02 REQUIREMENTS TO POSSESS ANOTHER'S WILDLIFE. It shall be unlawful to possess wildlife or portions thereof, taken by another person unless such wildlife is accompanied by written and signed information stating the name, address, number, species, date taken, and hunting or fishing license number of person from whom received.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) A driver's license number (indicating state of origin) may be substituted for the hunting license number.

(2) A hunter safety card number or date of birth may be substituted for the hunting license number if the hunter is under the age of 16 years.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

19.04 WILDLIFE RECORDS REQUIREMENTS FOR DEER CAMPS COMMERCIAL FACILITIES, FUR BUYERS AND TAXIDERMISTS RECEIVING, PROCESSING OR STORING WILDLIFE.

It shall be unlawful for any deer camp, commercial butcher, commercial slaughterhouse, commercial meat processor, commercial cold storage facility, fur buyer or taxidermist to receive, process, or store or have in its custody any wildlife or parts thereof without maintaining legible records reflecting the name, and address, number, species, date taken and hunting Ucense number of person from whom received (in comphance with Code 19.02 Requirements to Possess Another's Wildlife). Each record shall be maintained for one year from date taken and made available for inspection upon verbal request by a Commission enforcement officer.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Deer camps complying with check sheets requirements in the Commission's Deer Camp Program.

(2) Migratory Bird Preservation Facilities meeting those standards as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 50, Subpart B and Subpart I.

(3) Aquatic Wildlife.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

19.15 N0N-C0MPLL\NCE WITH TERMS OF PERMIT. It shall be unlawful to fail to comply with the terms of any Commission issued permit

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

19.13 FIRE RESTRICTIONS; DESTRUCTION OF TREES PROHIBITED ON WMAs AND WD As. It shall be unlawful to cut or disfigure trees; to cause the burning of timber, brush or grass; to leave a fire without completely extinguishing it; to burn any material containing nails, screws or other metal objects or to allow a fire to escape from control on any WMA, WDA or any commission property. The Commission shall have the right to prohibit any or all forms of hunting or trespassing on any unauthorized artificial openings created by the above means effective October 15, 1984.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In performance of duties by Commission personnel.

(2) As specified in the "Policies on Land Use Around Arkansas Game and Fish Lakes".

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

20.01 KILLING AND CAPTURE DEVICES PROHIBITED IN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to hunt, trap, or possess a killing device in any wildlife management area.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) During open seasons for wildlife on said areas.

(2) Conibear traps and/or snares for taking beaver, muskrat and nutria.

(3) Ozark National Forest WMA.

(4) Sanctioned Shoot-to-Kill Walking Trials.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

20.02 FIREARM RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to possess any rifle or pistol larger than .22 caliber rimfire; buckshot; or rifled slugs on any wildlife management area other than during the open gun deer or bear seasons on said area. (Ref. 06.02, Guns, Ammunition Prohibited during Regular Gun Deer Seasons; and 02.14, Killing Device Restrictions for Bear Hunting)

(A) BIG LAKE, BRUSHY CREEK, ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS, and WILLIAM E. BREWER SCATTER CREEK WMAs - only shotguns (.410 gauge or larger, no buckshot allowed) with slugs or centerfire handguns with barrels at least four inches in length during modern gun season.

(B) BEAVER LAKE WMA (islands only), GREERS FERRY WMA and that part of TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA lying north of the Arkansas River and the Arkansas Post Canal from the Pendleton Bridge to Dam #2 including all lands surrounding Merrisach Lake, Post Lake, Moore Bayou and all associated Corps lands - no rifles (including muzzleloading rifles) for any season.

(C) BIG LAKE WMA - it shall be unlawful to transport firearms in that portion of Ditch 28 within the Big Lake WMA without said firearms having been dismantled or encased.

(D) HARRIS BRAKE - shotguns only.

(E) LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA - no buckshot of any size.

(F) U of A PINE TREE RESEARCH EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA - no discharge of firearms other than in the act of hunting. Shotguns only (.410 gauge or larger, no buckshot allowed) with slugs or centerfire handguns with barrels at least four inches in length during modern gun season.

(G) BELL SLOUGH WMA - shotguns or rimfire rifles only. Possession of a license to carry a concealed handgun shall not be an exception to these firearm restrictions.

(H) THE FARM UNIT within BALD KNOB NWR, JOHNSON COUNTY WRA within DARDANELLE WMA - muzzleloaders or shotguns with slugs.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Private landowners within boundaries of WMAs where they maintain a bona fide residence, within their homes or on their own land where normal agricultural activity is conducted.

(2) Law enforcement officers and Game and Fish Commission employees in performance of their official job duties.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

20.13 KILLING OR CAPTURE DEVICES AND DOGS PROHIBITED IN. It shall be unlawful to possess any killing or capture device or to allow dogs within the Blanchard Springs recreation area.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

20.22 BIRD DOG TRAINING RESTRICTIONS WITHIN CAMP ROBINSON WILDLIFE DEMONSTRATION AREA. It shall be unlawful to train bird dogs within the Camp Robinson Wildlife Demonstration Area without a current hunting hcense, or to fail to register at the headquarters prior to participating in the training of bird dogs on the area, or to use live ammunition.

EXCEPTIONS:

(A) Individuals participating in organized field trails need not have a current hunting license.

(B) Training dogs will not exceed three (3) days use per weeka nd not more than two (2) consecutive days in a two week period.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

20.26 SEASON RESTRICTIONS DURING PERMIT HUNTS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take any species of wildlife, net, during any gun permit hunts on any WMAs, without first obtaining said permit. All other seasons not named on permit are closed during permit hunts on Commission-controlled WMAs or

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Waterfowl during the open waterfowl seasons.

(2) On Howard County, Lake Greeson, Rick Evans/Grandview Prairie WMA all other hunting seasons remain open during permit hunts without said permit.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

20.27 CAMPING RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to camp on Commission owned or leased WMAs during a permit hunt, without first obtaining said permit.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) When camping with a permit holder.

(2) Waterfowl hunters during waterfowl seasons.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

21.01 DEER SEASONS AND BAG LIMIT RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, or attempt to take or possess deer by any method within WMAs, other than as specified herein:

BALD KNOB NWR

Archery: October 1,2003-Februarv 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-9. 2003. One either-sex.

BAYOU DES ARC WMA

Archery: October 1,2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

BAYOU METO WMA

Archery: October 1,2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-5,2003. One legal buck. (Ref. Code 21.02)

BEAVER LAKE WMA

Archery: October 1,2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28,2003. Legal bucks only.

BELL SLOUGH WMA

Archery: October 1,2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

BENSON CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1,2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed. =

BERYL ANTHONY/LOWER OUACHITA WMA

Archery:October 1,2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

BIG CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

BIG LAKE NWR

Archery: November 1-December 31, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

BIG LAKE WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: November 8-9, 2003. Legal bucks only.

BIG TIMBER WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

BLEVINS WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

BLUE MOUNTAIN WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). (Ref. Code 21.02)

BOIS D'ARC WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Red Slough WRA. October 1-November 7, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. Two, one doe and one legal buck. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003. Two, one doe and one legal buck. (Ref. Code 21.02)

BREWER LAKE/CYPRESS CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BRUSHY CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: November 8-9, 2003. Legal bucks only. December 26-28, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

CACHE RIVER NWR

Archery: All Units. October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: All Units. October 18-22, 2003. One either-sex.

Modern Gun: All Units. November 8-12, 2003. One either-sex.

CAMP ROBINSON WDA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: November 1-3, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

CAMP ROBINSON WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: November 22, 2003. One either-sex. November 23, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 27-28, 2003. One either-sex. November 29-30, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

CANEY CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal Bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits. (Ref. Code 21.02)

CASEY JONES WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

CATTAIL MARSH WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: November 8-9, 2003. Legal bucks only December 26-28, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

CEDAR CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed

CHEROKEE PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

CHESNEY PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

CHEROKEE WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

COVE CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

CROSSETT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: Closed.

CUT-OFF CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

CYPRESS BAYOU WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies. (Ref. Code 21.02)

DAGMAR WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

DARDANELLE WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Johnson County, Horsehead Creek and Bob Young WRAs: October 1-31, 2003 and February 1-15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only. Johnson County WRA: November 1-2, 2003 (mobility impaired permit hunt). One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

DAVE DONALDSON/BLACK RIVER WMA

Archery: October 1, 2002-January 31, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: Closed.

DEPARTEE CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

DEVIL'S KNOB NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

EARL BUSS/BAYOU DEVIEW WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

ED GORDON/POINT REMOVE WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: October 11, 2003. One either-sex. October 12, 2003. One either-sex. November 1, 2003. One either-sex. November 2, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

ELECTRIC ISLAND WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

ETHEL WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

FALCON BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

FELSENTHAL NWR

Archery: October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 17-18, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 7-8 and November 14-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

FT. CHAFFEE WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: November 22, 2003. One either-sex. November 23, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 15, 2003. One either-sex. November 16, 2003. One either-sex. November 29, 2003 (active military personnel only). One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

GALLA CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

GENE RUSH WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

GREERS FERRY LAKE WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 28-29, 2003 (mobility impaired permit hunt). One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: Closed.

GULF MOUNTAIN WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

GUM FLATS WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies. (Ref. Code 21.02)

H.E. FLANAGAN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

HAROLD E. ALEXANDER/SPRING RIVER WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

HARRIS BRAKE WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

HENRY GRAY/HURRICANE LAKE WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

HOBBS SMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

HOLLA BEND NWR

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003 One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: Closed.

HOPE UPLAND WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

HOWARD COUNTY WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16 and November 27-December 7, 2003. Two, one doe and one legal buck. (Ref. Code 21.02)

HOWARD HENSLEY/SEARCY COUNTY WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

IRON MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

J. PERRY MIKLES/BLUE MOUNTAIN WDA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: October 11-12, 2003 (youth hunt). One either-sex. November 19-20, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

JAMESTOWN/INDEPENDENCE COUNTY WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

JIM KRESS WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit Applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only. (Ref. Code 21.02)

JONES POINT WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

LAKE GREESON WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16 and November 27-December 7, 2003. Two, one doe and one legal buck. (Ref. Code 21.02)

LEE COUNTY WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

LITTLE BAYOU WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: Closed.

LITTLE RIVER WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

LOAFER'S GLORY WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, 2003. Legal bucks only.

MADISON COUNTY WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun:November 1-5, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

MORO CREEK BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

MT. MAGAZINE WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

MUDDY CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). (Ref. Code 21.02)

NACATOCH RAVINES NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms - Closed.

NIMROD WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only. October 25, 2003 (mobility impaired permit hunt). One legal buck. (Ref. Code 21.02)

NORFORK LAKE WMA

Archery: All Units. October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed. Seward Point, Bennett's Bayou and Fulton County Units November 8-16, 2003. One legal buck.

OVERFLOW NWR

Archery: October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: Closed.

OZAN WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

OZARK LAKE WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

OZARK NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

PETIT JEAN RIVER WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun:November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

PINE BLUFF ARSENAL WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. The combined bag limit for archery and firearms is three, no more than one legal buck.

PINE CITY NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

PINEY CREEKS WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

POISON SPRINGS WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

POND CREEK NWR

Archery: October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 28-29, 2003. Two, one doe and one legal buck. (Ref. Code 21.02)

PRAIRIE BAYOU WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

PROVO WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

RAILROAD PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

RAINEY WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-12, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

RICK EVANS/GRANDVIEW PRAIRIE WMA

Firearms: Closed.

RING SLOUGH WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: November 8-9, 2003. Legal bucks only. December 26-28, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

RIVER BEND WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Legal bucks only.

ROBERT L. HANKINS/MUD CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

ROTH PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: November 15, 2003 (youth hunt). One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: November 8-9, 2003. Legal bucks only. December 26-28, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

SANDHILLS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

SEVEN DEVILS WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

SHIREY BAY/RAINEY BRAKE WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-January 31, 2002. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: Closed.

SMOKE HOLE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

SPRING BANK WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

STATELINE SANDPONDS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

STEVE N. WILSON/RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

SULPHUR RIVER WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Henry Moore WRA-October 1-November 7, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

SWEDEN CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

SYLAMORE WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7, 2003. Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). (Ref. Code 21.02)

TERRE NOIRE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun:Closed.

U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003. One either-sex. December 26-28, 2003 (youth hunt). One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

WAPANOCCA NWR

Firearms: Closed.

WARREN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery:October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

WHITE CLIFFS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

WHITE RIVER NWR

Archery: October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004 (north unit). October 1-December 31, 2003 (south unit). Statewide bag limit applies. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Muzzleloader: October 18-20, 2003 (north and south units). One either-sex. October 21-26, 2003 (north unit). One legal buck. One legal buck refuge wide. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 8-10, 2003 (north and south units). One either-sex. November 11-16, 2003 (north unit). One legal buck. One legal buck refuge wide. (Ref. Code 21.02)

W.E. BREWER/SCATTER CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: November 8-9, 2003 and November 15-16, 2003. Legal bucks only. December 26-28, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

WATTENSAW WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003. One either-sex. November 15, 2003 (youth hunt). One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

WEDINGTON WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. One either-sex.

Firearms: Closed.

WHITEHALL WMA

Archery: October 1,2003-Februarv 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: November 8-9, 2003 and November 15-16, 2003. Legal bucks only. December 26-28,2003. Statewide bag Umit applies.

WHITE ROCK WMA

Archery: October 1,2003-Februarv 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28,2003. Legal bucks only.

WINONA WMA

Archery:October 1,2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, November 27-December 7 and December 26-28,2003. Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). (Ref. Code 21.02).

WITTSBURG NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1,2003-February 15, 2004. Statewide bag limit applies.

Firearms: Closed.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

21.02 PERMIT REQUIREMENTS ON CERTAIN WMAs . It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take deer during deer permit hunts on certain WMAs and without first obtaining the required permit (Ref: Code 20.25 Non-Compliance with Terms Of Permit Hunts on WMAs Prohibited and Code 20.26 Season Restrictions During Permit Hunts on WMAs.) as specified herein:

(A) Gun and Muzzleloader: BAYOU METO, BLUE MOUNTAIN (doe only), BOIS D'ARC, CAMP ROBINSON WMA, CANEY CREEK (doe only), CHOCTAW ISLAND WMA, CUT-OFF CREEK, CYPRESS BAYOU, DAGMAR, ED GORDON/POINT REMOVE WMA, FT. CHAFFEE, LAKE GREESON, GULF MOUNTAIN, HAROLD E. ALEXANDER/ SPRING RIVER, HENRY GRAY/HURRICANE LAKE, HOBBS SMA, HOWARD COUNTY, MADISON COUNTY, MUDDY CREEK (doe only), REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP, SYLAMORE (doe only), U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA and WATTENSAW, WHITE RIVER NWR (north unit) and WINONA (doe only) WMAs.

(B) Gun, Muzzleloader and Archery: BALD KNOB NWR, CACHE RIVER NWR, FELSENTHAL NWR, OVERFLOW NWR, POND CREEK NWR and WHITE RIVER NWR (south unit).

(C) Gun only: CAMP ROBINSON WDA, J. PERRY MIKLES/BLUE MOUNTAIN WDA, JOHNSON COUNTY WRA (mobility impaired hunt) within DARDANELLE WMA, LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA and NIMROD WMA (mobility impaired hunt).

(D) Muzzleloader only: DAVE DONALDSON/BLACK RIVER, HOLLAND BOTTOMS, GREERS FERRY LAKE WMA (mobility impaired hunt) LITTLE BAYOU, SHIREY BAY/RAINEY BRAKE and TRUSTEN HOLDER WMAs.

(E) Archery only: BIG LAKE NWR, HOLLA BEND NWR, RICK EVANS/GRANDVIEW PRAIRIE, and WAPANOCCA NWR.

(F) Youth only: HOPE UPLAND WMA, J. PERRY MIKLES/BLUE MOUNTAIN WDA and ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA.

(G) A lease land permitis required for persons 16 years and older to camp, hunt or trap any type of wildlife on BIG TIMBER, CASEY JONES, CHEROKEE, GUM FLATS, LAFAYETTE COUNTY (except no permit is required to camp on Lafayette County) and PROVO LEASED LANDS WMAs. A Cherokee WMA Lease Land permit is also required for the operation of motorcycles, bicycles, ATVs and horseback riding from October 1-February 28 and during Spring Turkey seasons in Spring Turkey Zones 2, 6 and 7 on CHEROKEE and JIM KRESS WMAs, except on state or county roads.

(H) Crossett Experimental Forest WMA: Permit is required to hunt or trap.

(I) U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WDA: A permit is required for any person who pursues, hunts, or traps any type of wildlife.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

21.03 BUCK DEER RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take or possess any buck deer other than a buck deer having both antlers under two inches (button buck included) or at least one antler with at least four points including the main beam, a minimum of one inch long, on the Wildlife Management Areas specified herein:

Bayou Meto, Choctaw Island, Cut-Off Creek, Dagmar, Henry Gray/Hurricane Lake, Lafayette County, Rex Hancock/Black Swamp, Rick Evans/Grandview Prairie, St. Francis National Forest WMA, Trusten Holder and Wattensaw WMAs and the U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WDA.

PENALTY: $100,000 to $1,000.00

21.05 BEAR SEASONS AND BAG LIMIT RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs.

It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take or possess bear by any method within WMAs other than as specified herein:

BALD KNOB NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BAYOU DES ARC WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BAYOU METO WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BEAVER LAKE WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

BELL SLOUGH WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Firearms: Closed.

BENSON CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BERYL ANTHONY/LOWER OUACHITA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BIG CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BIG LAKE NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BIG LAKE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BIG TIMBER WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003 (only on that part of the area that lies in zone 2). Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. (only on that part of the area that lies in zone 2). Statewide bag limit.

BLEVINS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BLUE MOUNTAIN WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

BOIS D'ARC WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BREWER LAKE/CYPRESS CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BRUSHY CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

CACHE RIVER NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

CAMP ROBINSON WDA

Archery: October 1-November30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Firearms: Closed.

CAMP ROBINSON WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Firearms: Closed.

CANEY CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

CASEY JONES WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

CATTAIL MARSH WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

CEDAR CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

CHEROKEE WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

CHEROKEE PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

CHESNEY PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

CHOCTAW ISLAND WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

COVE CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

CROSSETT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

CUT-OFF CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

CYPRESS BAYOU WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

DAGMAR WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

DARDANELLE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

DAVE DONALDSON/BLACK RIVER WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

DEPARTEE CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

DEVIL'S KNOB NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

EARL BUSS/BAYOU DEVIEW WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

ED GORDON/POINT REMOVE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

ELECTRIC ISLAND WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

ETHEL WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

FALCON BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

FELSENTHAL NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

FT. CHAFFEE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

GALLA CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

GENE RUSH WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun:November 8-14, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

GREERS FERRY LAKE WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Firearms: Closed.

GULF MOUNTAIN WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003(deer permit holders only). Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003 (deer permit holders only). Statewide bag limit.

GUM FLATS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

H.E. FLANAGAN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

HAROLD E. ALEXANDER/SPRING RIVER WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

HARRIS BRAKE WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Firearms: Closed.

HENRY GRAY/HURRICANE LAKE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

HOBBS SMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003 (deer permit holders only). Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003(deer permit holders only). Statewide bag limit.

HOLLA BEND NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

HOPE UPLAND WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

HOWARD COUNTY WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

HOWARD HENSLEY/SEARCY COUNTY WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

IRON MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

J. PERRY MIKLES/BLUE MOUNTAIN WDA Archery/Firearms: Closed.

JAMESTOWN/INDEPENDENCE COUNTY WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

JIM KRESS WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

JONES POINT WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Firearms: Closed.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

LAKE GREESON WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

LEE COUNTY WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

LITTLE BAYOU WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

LITTLE RIVER WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

LOAFER'S GLORY WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

MADISON COUNTY WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003 (deer permit holders only). Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003(deer permit holders only). Statewide bag limit.

MORO CREEK BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

MT. MAGAZINE WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

MUDDY CREEK WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

NACATOCH RAVINES NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

NIMROD WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

NORFORK LAKE WMA

Archery: All Units October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed. Seward Point, Bennett's Bayou and Fulton County Units November 8-16, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

OVERFLOW NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

OZAN WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

OZARK LAKE WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

OZARK NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

PETIT JEAN RIVER WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

PINE BLUFF ARSENAL WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

PINE CITY NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

PINEY CREEKS WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

POISON SPRINGS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

POND CREEK NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

PRAIRIE BAYOU WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

PROVO WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

RAILROAD PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

RAINEY WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

RICK EVANS/GRANDVIEW PRAIRIE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

RING SLOUGH WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

RIVER BEND WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

ROBERT L. HANKINS/MUD CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

ROTH PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

SANDHILLS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

SEVEN DEVILS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

SHIREY BAY/RAINEY BRAKE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

SMOKE HOLE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

SPRING BANK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

STATELINE SANDPONDS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

STEVE N. WILSON/RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

SULPHUR RIVER WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

SWEDEN CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

SYLAMORE WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

TERRE NOIRE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA

Archery: December 13-21, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Firearms: Closed.

U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

W.E. BREWER/SCATTER CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

WAPANOCCA NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

WARREN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

WATTENSAW WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

WEDINGTON WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

WHITE CLIFFS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

WHITEHALL WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

WHITE RIVER NWR

Archery/Firearms: All Units closed.

WHITE ROCK WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30. 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30. 2003. Statewide bag limit.

WINONA WMA

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit.

WITTSBURG NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

PENALTY:$200.00 to $1,000.00. In addition, a jail sentence not to exceed 10 days may be imposed and hunting privileges may be suspended in accordance with Code 11.05, Revocation of Privileges.

22.01 DOG RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or pursue wildlife by the use of dogs on any Wildlife Management Areas.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Permitted AKC, UKC and ACHA field trials when approved by the Commission.

(2) Quail and Rabbit Dog Training: September 1-April 1, except during firearms deer hunts where dogs are not allowed.

(3) Training dogs on Camp Robinson WD A, Wyhe Cox Field Trial Area and J. Perry Mikles/Blue Mountain WDA requires a current Arkansas hunting hcense and these areas are closed to dog training during organized field trials.

(4) Dogs allowed for raccoon and opossum hunting at night only from September 1, 2003-March 31, 2004.

(5) Use of dogs allowed for raccoon hunting at night only) from July 1-August 31, 2003.

(6)

J. Perry Mikles/Blue Mountain WDA is open for training raccoon dogs at night only and rabbit dogs year around except during field trials.

(7) Waterfowl retrievers during open migratory bird seasons.

(8) Dogs allowed for squirrel and rabbit hunting where no modem gun or muzzleloader deer season is open or where dogs are allowed for modem gun deer hunting

(9) Quail hunting with bird dog breeds only, during open season.

(10) Modem gun deer hunting - November 8-16 and November 27-December 7, 2003 on Cherokee WMA, and November 27-December 7, 2003 on Lake Greeson and Mt. Magazine WMAs.

(11) Dogs allowed for coyote, fox and bobcat hunting November 14, 2003-Febmary 8, 2004 on Casey Jones and Cherokee WMAs.

(12) Dogs allowed for modem gun deer season on Blue Mountain, Dardanelle and Ozark Lake WMAs, except no dogs on islands except waterfowl retrievers during waterfowl season and hunting furbearers at night.

(13) Dogs allowed for fall squirrel hunting on the Casey Jones, and Big Timber, Ozark National Forest, Piney Creeks and White Rock WMAs.

(14) Dogs allowed for training and/or hunting under the conditions and during the seasons provided by the required annual refuge hunting permit on all NWRs. Field trials prohibited unless authorized by refuge Special Use Permit.

(15) Quail and Rabbit Dog Training on Camp Robinson WDA from September 15-April 1, except during firearms deer hunts where dogs are not allowed.

PENALTY: $100.00 to 1,000.00.

23.01 TURKEY SEASONS AND BAG LIMIT RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more turkey by any method within WMAs, other than as specified herein:

BALD KNOB NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

BAYOU DES ARC WMA

Fall (Archery): october 1,2003-Februarv 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18. 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BAYOU METO WMA

Fall (Archery):October 1, 2003-Februarv 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-Mav 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

BEAVER LAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1,2003-February 15,2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31,2003.One either sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BELL SLOUGH WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1,2003-Februarv 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31,2003. One either sex turkey.

Spring: See Camp Robinson WMA.

BENSON CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1,2003-Februarv 15,2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BERYL ANTHONY/LOWER OUACHITA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1,2003-Februarv 15,2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: See Felsenthal NWR.

BIG CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1,2003-Februarv 15,2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BIG LAKE NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

BIG LAKE WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

BIG TIMBER WMA

Fall (Archery):October 1,2003-Februarv 15,2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31,2003.One either-sex turkey. Open only in area that lies in open fall firearms turkey zone.

Spring: April 5-Mav 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

BLEVINS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

BLUE MOUNTAIN WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

BOIS D'ARC WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-7, 2003 and April 11-13, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BREWER LAKE/CYPRESS CREEK WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

BRUSHY CREEK WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CACHE RIVER NWR

Fall (Archery):October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. In all Hunt Units. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. In Hunt Units 1 and 3. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

Hunt Unit 2 see Rex Hancock/Black Swamp WMA.

CAMP ROBINSON WDA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

CAMP ROBINSON WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring (includes Bell Slough WMA): April 1-3, 2003, April 15-17, 2003 and April 21-23, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey. All areas south of Declination Road and east of Cato Road, south of the pipeline and west of Cato Road, the impact area and the drop zone are closed.

CANEY CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CASEY JONES WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CATTAIL MARSH WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

CEDAR CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CHEROKEE WMA

Fall (Archery):October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): . October 25-31, 2003 One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CHEROKEE PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

CHESNEY PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

CHOCTAW ISLAND WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

COVE CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CROSSETT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CUT-OFF CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey. Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring (Archery): March 31-April 7, 2003 and April 25-May 11, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey each hunt. Turkeys must be checked at a designated check station.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 8-10, 2003, April 15-17, 2003, April 22-24, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

Hunting ends at 1:00 p.m. daily for permit hunts.

CYPRESS BAYOU WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

DAGMAR WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

DARDANELLE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

DAVE DONALDSON/BLACK RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

DEPARTEE CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

DEVIL'S KNOB NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

EARL BUSS/BAYOU DEVIEW WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

ED GORDON/POINT REMOVE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. Wiley Cox FTA is closed to hunting.

ELECTRIC ISLAND WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

ETHEL WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

FALCON BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

FELSENTHAL NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring (Archery) (includes Beryl Anthony/Lower Ouachita WMA): Other than during permit hunts, areas are restricted to archery hunting and are open April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Spring (includes Beryl Anthony/Lower Ouachita WMA): March 22-23, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 17-19, 2003 and April 24-26, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

Turkeys must be checked at designated check stations: Sport-about, Hermitage Bait Shop, Carroll's Grocery, Vestal's Ice or Teddy Bear Convenience Store.

FT. CHAFFEE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GALLA CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GENE RUSH WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GREERS FERRY LAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GULF MOUNTAIN WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GUM FLATS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

H.E. FLANAGAN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

HAROLD E. ALEXANDER/SPRING RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-7, 2003, April 12-14, 2003, April 19-21, 2003, April 26-28, 2003 and May 3-5, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

HARRIS BRAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

HENRY GRAY/HURRICANE LAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 19-20, 2003 and April 26-27, 2003 (youth hunts). One gobbler or bearded turkey. Turkeys must be checked at Area Headquarters.

HOBBS SMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

HOLLA BEND NWR

Fall (Archery): October 1-November 30, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring (Archery): April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. Turkeys must be checked at Area Headquarters.

HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 and April 12-14, 2003 (youth hunts). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 19-21, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

HOPE UPLAND WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1,

2003 -February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

HOWARD COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

HOWARD HENSLEY/SEARCY COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

IRON MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

J. PERRY MIKLES/BLUE MOUNTAIN WDA Fall: Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

JAMESTOWN/INDEPENDENCE COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

JIM KRESS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

JONES POINT WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-7, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

LAKE GREESON WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LEE COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LITTLE BAYOU WMA

Fall (Archery):October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LITTLE RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LOAFER'S GLORY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

MADISON COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

MORO CREEK BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

MT. MAGAZINE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

MUDDY CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

NACATOCH RAVINES NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

NIMROD WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

NORFORK LAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): All units October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): All units October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: All units March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. All units April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

OVERFLOW NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring (Archery): April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Spring: Closed.

OZAN WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

OZARK LAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

OZARK NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

PETIT JEAN RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

PINE BLUFF ARSENAL WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

PINE CITY NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

PINEY CREEKS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

POISON SPRINGS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

POND CREEK NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

PRAIRIE BAYOU WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

PROVO WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

RAILROAD PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

RAINEY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring (includes Cache River NWR Unit 2 lands within an area bounded by Hwy 64 on North, Hwy 17 on East, Hwy 38 on South, and Hwy 33 on West): March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-7, 2003 and April 18-20, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

RICK EVANS/GRANDVIEW PRAIRIE WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

RING SLOUGH WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

RIVER BEND WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

ROBERT L. HANKINS/MUD CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. One either-sex. turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

ROTH PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SANDHILLS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SEVEN DEVILS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

SHIREY BAY/RAINEY BRAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-7, 2003, April 12-14, 2003, April 19-21, 2003 and April 26-28, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SMOKE HOLE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SPRING BANK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

STATELINE SANDPONDS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

STEVE N. WILSON/RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

SULPHUR RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-7, 2003 and April 11-13, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SWEDEN CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

SYLAMORE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

TERRE NOIRE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery):October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

WAPANOCCA NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

WARREN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

WATTENSAW WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

WEDINGTON WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

WHITE CLIFFS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

WHITEHALL WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring:April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

WHITE RIVER NWR

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-December 31, 2004 (south unit), October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004 (north unit). One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

W.E. BREWER/SCATTER CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

WHITE ROCK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15,2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31,2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

WINONA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15,2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 25-31,2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

WITTSBURG NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2003-February 15,2004. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00. In addition, a jail sentence not to exceed 10 days may be imposed and hunting privileges may be suspended in accordance with Code 11.05, Revocation of Privileges.

24.02 QUAIL SEASON RESTRICTED ON CERTAIN WMAs It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess quail within the following WMAs other than as specified herein:

(A) November 1, 2003-February 8, 2004 within Holland Bottoms WMA - (Tuesdays and Saturdays only).

(B) November 1, 2003-February 8, 2004 within Wattensaw WMA (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only, but closed on the Quail Habitat Restoration Area).

(C) November 1, 2003-February 8, 2004 within Harold E. Alexander/Spring River WMA - Quail hunting ends at Noon.

(D) November 1, 2003-February 8, 2004 within Norfork Lake WMA (Chapin Point and Indian Head Units) - quail hunting shall end at Noon.

(E) November 1,2003-February 8,2004 in Compartment A. No permit required. November 30, December 3, 6, 10 and 13, 2003 in Compartments 1,2,3,4 and 5 within Gulf Mountain Quail Demonstration Area. Permit required. Limit: 5 per person.

(F) November 1, 2003-February 8, 2004 within Hope Upland WMA (Tuesdays only). Limit: 4.

(G) November 1, 2003-February 8, 2004 within Ed Gordon/Point Remove and Galla Creek WMAs (weekends only). Limit 4.

(H) November 1, 2003-February 8, 2004 within Big Timber Upland WD A. Quail permit required; hunters must complete a Hunter Report Form after each hunt.

(I) December 1, 2003-February 8, 2004 within Ft. Chaffee WMA.

(J) November 1, 2003-January 31, 2004 within Felsenthal and Overflow NWRs.

(K) November 1, 2003-February 8, 2004 within Bald Knob NWR, Bayou Des Arc WMA, Bayou Meto WMA, Beaver Lake WMA, Bell Slough WMA, Benson Creek Natural Area, Beryl Anthony/Lower Ouachita WMA, Big Creek Natural Area, Big Creek WMA, Big Lake WMA, Blevins WMA, Blue Mountain WMA, Bois D'Arc WMA, Brewer Lake/Cypress Creek WMA, Brushy Creek WMA, Buffalo National River WMA, Cache River NWR, Camp Robinson WMA, Caney Creek WMA, Casey Jones WMA, Cattail Marsh WMA, Cedar Creek WMA, Cherokee WMA,_Cherokee Prairie Natural Area, Chesney Prairie Natural Area, Cove Creek Natural Area, Choctaw Island WMA, Crossett Experimental Forest WMA, Cut-Off Creek WMA, Cypress Bayou WMA, Dagmar WMA, Dardanelle WMA, Dave Donaldson/Black River WMA, DePartee Creek WMA, Devil's Knob Natural Area, Earl Buss/Bayou DeView WMA, Ethel WMA, Gene Rush WMA, Falcon Bottoms Natural Area, Greers Ferry Lake WMA, Gum Flats WMA, H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area WMA, Harris Brake WMA, Henry Gray/Hurricane Lake, Hobbs SMA WMA, Howard County WMA, Howard Hensley/Searcy County WMA, Iron Mountain Natural Area, Jamestown/Independence County WMA, Jim Kress WMA, Jones Point WMA, Lafayette County WMA, Lake Greeson WMA, Lee County WMA, Little Bayou WMA, Little River WMA, Loafer's Glory WMA, Madison County WMA, Moro Creek Bottoms Natural Area, Mount Magazine WMA, Muddy Creek WMA, Nacatoch Ravines Natural Area, Nimrod WMA, Norfork Lake WMA (Seward Point, Bermett's Bayou and Fulton County Units), Ozan WMA, Ozark Lake WMA, Ozark National Forest WMA, Petit Jean River WMA, Pine Bluff Arsenal WMA, Pine City Natural Area, Piney Creeks WMA, Poison Springs WMA, Prairie Bayou WMA, Provo WMA, Railroad Prairie Natural Area, Rainey WMA, Rex Hancock/Black Swamp WMA, Ring Slough WMA, River Bend WMA, Roth Prairie Natural Area, St. Francis National Forest WMA, St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA, Sandhills Natural Area, Seven Devils WMA, Shirey Bay/Rainey Brake WMA, Smoke Hole Natural Area, Spring Bank WMA, Stateline Sandponds Natural Area,, Steve N. Wilson/Raft Creek Bottoms WMA, Sulphur River WMA, Sweden Creek Natural Area, Sylamore WMA, Terre Noire Natural Area, Trusten Holder WMA, U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WD A, Warren Prairie Natural Area, W.E. Brewer/Scatter Creek WMA, White Cliffs Natural Area, Whitehall WMA, White Rock WMA Winona WMA and Wittsburg Natural Area.

(L) Closed within Big Lake NWR, Camp Robinson WDA, Electric Island WMA,, J. Perry Mikles/Blue Mountain WDA, Pond Creek NWR, Rick Evans/Grandview Prairie WMA, Robert L. Hankins/Mud Creek WMA, Wattensaw WMA (closed only on the Quail Habitat Restoration Area), Wapanocca NWR, White River NWR, Wedington WMA and Johnson County WRA, Horsehead Creek and Bob Young WRA within Dardanelle WMA

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

24.03 RABBIT SEASON RESTRICTED ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess rabbit within the following WMAs other than as specified herein:

(A) September 6, 2003 - February 29, 2004 within Hope Upland WMA and Rick Evans/Grandview Prairie WMAs (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only).

(B) October 4, 2003 - January 31, 2004 within Felsenthal, Pond Creek and Overflow NWRs

(C) October 1 - November 30, 2003 within Wapanocca NWR.

(D) September 6 - November 30, 2003 within White River (South Unit) and September 6, 2003 - January 31, 2004 within White River (North Unit).

(E) September 6 - October 31, 2003 within Big Lake NWR.

(F) September 6, 2003 - February 29, 2004 within Bald Knob NWR, Bayou Des Arc WMA, Bayou Meto WMA, Beaver Lake WMA, Bell Slough WMA, Benson Creek Natural Area, Beryl Anthony/Lower Ouachita WMA, Big Creek Natural Area, Big Creek WMA, Big Lake WMA, Big Timber WMA, Blevins WMA, Blue Mountain WMA, Bois D'Arc WMA, Brewer Lake/Cypress Creek WMA, Brushy Creek WMA, Buffalo National River WMA, Cache River NWR, Camp Robinson WMA, Caney Creek WMA, Casey Jones WMA, Cattail Marsh WMA, Cedar Creek WMA, Cherokee WMA, Cherokee Prairie Natural Area, Chesney Prairie Natural Area, Choctaw Island WMA, Cove Creek Natural Area, Crossett Experimental Forest WMA, Cut-Off Creek WMA, Cypress Bayou WMA, Dagmar WMA, Dardanelle WMA, Dave Donaldson/Black River WMA, DePartee Creek WMA, Devil's Knob Natural Area, Earl Buss/Bayou DeView WMA, Ed Gordon/Point Remove WMA, Ethel WMA, Falcon Bottoms Natural Area, Ft. Chaffee WMA, Galla Creek WMA, Gene Rush WMA, Greers Ferry Lake WMA, Gulf Mountain WMA, Gum Flats WMA, H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area, Harold E. Alexander/Spring River WMA, Harris Brake WMA, Henry Gray/Hurricane Lake WMA, Hobbs SMA, Holland Bottoms WMA, Howard County WMA, Howard Hensley/Searcy County, Iron Mountain Natural Area, Jamestown/Independence County WMA, Jim Kress WMA, Jones Point WMA, Lafayette County WMA, Lake Greeson WMA, Lee County WMA, Little Bayou WMA, Little River WMA, Loafer's Glory WMA, Madison County, Moro Creek Bottoms Natural Area, Mount Magazine, Muddy Creek, Nacatoch Ravines Natural Area, Nimrod, Norfork Lake, Ozan, Ozark Lake, Ozark National Forest, Pine City Natural Area, Petit Jean River, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Piney Creeks, Poison Springs, Prairie Bayou, Provo, Railroad Prairie Natural Area, Rainey, Rex Hancock/Black Swamp, Ring Slough, River Bend, Robert L. Hankins/Mud Creek WMA, Roth Prairie Natural Area, St. Francis National Forest, St. Francis Sunken Lands, Sandhill Natural Area, Seven Devils, Shirey Bay/Rainey Brake, Smoke Hole Natural Area, Spring Bank, Stateline Sandponds Natural Area, Steve N. Wilson/Raft Creek Bottoms, Sulphur River, Sweden Creek Natural Area, Sylamore, Terre Noire Natural Area, Trusten Holder, U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WD A, W.E. Brewer/Scatter Creek, Warren Prairie Natural Area, Wattensaw (closed on the Quail Habitat Restoration Area), Wedington, White Cliffs Natural Area, Whitehall, White Rock, Winona and Wittsburg Natural Area WMAs.

(G) Closed within Camp Robinson WDA, Electric Island WMA, J. Perry Mikles/Blue Mountain WDA, Wylie Cox Field Trail Area on Ed Gordon/Point Remove WMA, Wattensaw (closed only on the Quail Habitat Restoration Area) and Johnson County, Horsehead Creek and Bob Young WRAs within Dardanelle WMA

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

24.04 SQUIRREL SEASONS RESTRICTED ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess squirrel within the following WMAs other than as specified herein:

(A) September 6-October 31, 2003 within Big Lake NWR and J. Perry Mikles/Blue Mountain WD A.

(B) September 6-21, 2003 within Camp Robinson WD A.

(C) October 4, 2003-February 29, 2004 within Hope Upland WMA and Rick Evans/Grandview Prairie WMAs (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only).

(D) October 4, 2003-January 31, 2004 within Felsenthal, Pond Creek and Overflow NWRs.

(E) October 1-November 30, 2003 within Wapanocca NWR.

(F) September 6-November 30, 2003 within White River NWR (South Unit) and September 6, 2003-January 31, 2004 within White River NWR (North Unit).

(H) September 6, 2003-February 29, 2004 within BALD KNOB NWR, BAYOU DES ARC WMA, BAYOU METO WMA, BEAVER LAKE WMA, BELL SLOUGH WMA, BENSON CREEK NATURAL AREA, BIG CREEK NATURAL AREA, BIG CREEK WMA, BIG LAKE WMA, BLUE MOUNTAIN WMA, BREWER LAKE/CYPRESS CREEK, BRUSHY CREEK WMA, BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER WMA, CACHE RIVER NWR, CAMP ROBINSON WMA, CANEY CREEK WMA, CATTAIL MARSH WMA, CEDAR CREEK WMA, CHEROKEE WMA, CHEROKEE PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA, CHESNEY PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA, COVE CREEK NATURAL AREA, CYPRESS BAYOU WMA, DAGMAR WMA, DARDANELLE WMA, DAVE DONALDSON/BLACK RIVER WMA, DEPARTEE CREEK WMA, DEVILS' KNOB NATURAL AREA, EARL BUSS/BAYOU DEVIEW WMA, ED GORDON/POINT REMOVE WMA, EHTEL WMA, FT. CHAFFEE WMA, GALEA CREEK WMA, GENE RUSH WMA, GREERS FERRY LAKE WMA, GULF MOUNTAIN WMA, H.E. FLANAGAN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA, HAROLD E. ALEXANDER/SPRING RIVER WMA, HARRIS BRAKE WMA, HENRY GRAY/HURRICANE LAKE WMA, HOBBS SMA, HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA, HOWARD HENSLEY/SEARCY COUNTY WMA, IRON MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA, JAMESTOWN/INDEPENDENCE COUNTY WMA, JIM KRESS WMA, JONES POINT WMA, LEE COUNTY WMA, LOAFER'S GLORY WMA, MADISON COUNTY WMA, MOUNT MAGAZINE WMA, MUDDY CREEK WMA, NIMROD WMA, NORFORK LAKE WMA, OZARK LAKE WMA, OZARK NATIONAL FOREST WMA, PINE CITY NATURAL AREA, PETIT JEAN RIVER WMA, PINEY CREEKS WMA, PRAIRIE BAYOU WMA, RAILROAD PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA, RAINEY WMA, REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP WMA, RING SLOUGH WMA, RIVER BEND WMA, ROBERT L. HANKINS/MUD CREEK WMA, ROTH PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA, ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA, ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS WMA, SHRIEY BAY/RAINEY BRAKE WMA, SMOKE HOLE NATURAL AREA, STATELINE SANDPONDS NATURAL AREA, STEVE N. WILSON/RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA, SWEDEN CREEK NATURAL AREA, SYLAMORE WMA, U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WD A, W.E. BREWER/SCATTER CREEK WMA, WATTENSAW WMA, WEDINGTON WMA, WHITEHALL WMA, WHITE ROCK WMA, WINONA WMA and WITTSBURG NATURAL AREA.

(I) October 4, 2003-February 29, 2004 within BERYL ANTHONY/LOWER OUACHITA WMA, BIG TIMBER WMA, BLEVINS WMA, BOIS D'ARC WMA, CASEY JONES WMA, CHOCTAW ISLAND WMA, CROSSETT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST WMA, CUT-OFF CREEK WMA, FALCON BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA, GUM FLATS WMA, HOWARD COUNTY WMA, LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA, LAKE GREESON WMA, LITTLE BAYOU WMA, LITTLE RIVER WMA, MORO CREEK BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA, NACATOCH RAVINES NATURAL AREA, OZAN WMA, PINE BLUFF ARSENAL WMA, POISON SPRINGS WMA, PROVO WMA,, SANDHILLS NATURAL AREA, SEVEN DEVILS WMA, SPRING BANK WMA, SULPHUR RIVER WMA, TERRE NOIRE NATURAL AREA, TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA, WARREN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA and WHITECLIFFS NATURAL AREA.

(J) May 8-June 12, 2004 within BAYOU DES ARC WMA, BAYOU METO WMA, BEAVER LAKE WMA, BELL SLOUGH WMA, BENSON CREEK NATURAL AREA, BERYL ANTHONY/LOWER OUACHITA WMA, BIG CREEK WMA, BIG CREEK NATURAL AREA, BIG LAKE WMA, BIG TIMBER WMA, BLEVINS WMA, BLUE MOUNTAIN WMA, BOIS D'ARC WMA, BREWER LAKE/CYPRESS CREEK WMA, BRUSHY CREEK WMA, BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER WMA, CAMP ROBINSON WDA, CANEY CREEK WMA, CASEY JONES WMA, CATTAIL MARSH WMA, CEDAR CREEK WMA, CHEROKEE WMA, CHEROKEE PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA, CHESNEY PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA, CHOCTAW ISLAND WMA, COVE CREEK NATURAL AREA, CROSSETT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST WMA, CUT-OFF CREEK WMA, CYPRESS BAYOU WMA, DAGMAR WMA, DARDANELLE WMA, DAVE DONALDSON/BLACK RIVER WMA, DEPARTEE CREEK WMA, DEVILS' KNOB NATURAL AREA, EARL BUSS/BAYOU DEVIEW WMA, ED GORDON/POINT REMOVE WMA, EHTEL WMA, FALCON BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA, FT. CHAFFEE WMA, GALLA CREEK WMA, GENE RUSH WMA, GREERS FERRY LAKE WMA, GULF MOUNTAIN WMA, GUM FLATS WMA, H.E. FLANAGAN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA, HARRIS BRAKE WMA, HENRY GRAY/HURRICANE LAKE WMA, HOBBS SMA, HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA, HOWARD COUNTY WMA, HOWARD HENSLEY/SEARCY COUNTY WMA, IRON MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA, J. PERRY MIKLES/BLUE MOUNTAIN WDA, JAMESTOWN/INDEPENDENCE COUNTY WMA, JIM KRESS WMA, JONES POINT WMA, LAKE GREESON WMA, LEE COUNTY WMA, LITTLE BAYOU WMA, LITTLE RIVER WMA, LOAFER'S GLORY WMA, MADISON COUNTY WMA, MORO CREEK BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA, MOUNT MAGAZINE WMA, MUDDY CREEK WMA, NACATOCH RAVINES NATURAL AREA, NIMROD WMA, NORFORK LAKE WMA, OZAN WMA, OZARK LAKE WMA, OZARK NATIONAL FOREST WMA, PETIT JEAN RIVER WMA, PINE BLUFF ARSENAL WMA, PINE CITY NATURAL AREA, PINEY CREEKS WMA, POISON SPRINGS WMA, PRAIRIE BAYOU WMA, PROVO WMA, RAILROAD PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA, RAINEY WMA, REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP WMA, RING SLOUGH WMA, RIVER BEND WMA, ROBERT L. HANKINS/MUD CREEK WMA, ROTH PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA, ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA, ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS WMA,, SANDHILLS NATURAL AREA, SEVEN DEVILS WMA, SHRIEY BAY/RAINEY BRAKE WMA, SMOKE HOLE NATURAL AREA, SPRING BANK WMA, STATELINE SANDPONDS NATURAL AREA, STEVE N. WILSON/RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA, SULPHUR RIVER WMA, SWEDEN CREEK NATURAL AREA, SYLAMORE WMA, TERRE NOIRE NATURAL AREA, TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA, U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA, W.E. BREWER/SCATTER CREEK WMA, WARREN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA, WATTENSAW WMA, WEDINGTON WMA, WHITE CLIFFS NATURAL AREA, WHITEHALL WMA, WHITE RIVER NWR (North unit), WHITE ROCK WMA, WINONA WMA and WITTSBURG NATURAL AREA.

(K) Fall Squirrel closed within ELECTRIC ISLAND WMA.

(L) Spring Squirrel closed within BALD KNOB NWR, BIG LAKE NWR, CACHE RIVER NWR, CAMP ROBINSON WMA, ELECTRIC ISLAND WMA, FALSENTHAL NWR, HAROLD E. ALEXANDER/SPRING RIVER WMA, HOPE UPLAND WMA, LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA, OVERFLOW NWR, POND CRREK NWR, RICK EVANS/GRANVIEW PRAIRIE WMA, WHITE RIVER NWR (South Unit) and JOHNSON COUNTY, HORSEHEAD CREEK AND BOB YOUNG WRAs on DARDANELLE WMA, WAPANOCCA NWR AND WYLIE COX FIELD TRLVL AREA on ED GORDON/POINT REMOVE WMA.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

24.07 FURBEARERS SEASON CLOSED OR RESTRICTED ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess furbearers on any WMAs other than as specified herein:

Hunting-Sunrise, September 1,2003-Sunset, February 29,2004. Limit two per day per species. Raccoon may be hunted at night from July 1-August 31,2003. Limit one. Raccoon may be taken day or night from November 14,2003-March 31,2004. Dogs are required for night hunting. No limit. Trapping-Sunrise, November 14,2003-Sunset, February 8,2004. No Umit. Muskrat, nutria and beaver (trap)-Sunrise, November 14,2003-Sunset, March 31,2004. No limit.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Camp Robinson WDA-Furbearer, muskrat, nutria and beaver trapping season is closed.

(2) Cedar Creek and Electric Island WMAs-Furbearer hunting season is closed.

(3)

J. Perry Mikles/Blue Mountain WDA-Furbearer hunting and trapping, muskrat and nutria trapping seasons are closed, except chase for pleasure or training purposes only permitted year-round. Closed during field trials.

(4) Wapanocca NWR-Beaver and nutria may be taken during any daytime season with legal hunting devices and raccoon and opossum may be taken only at night from November 1-30 and March 1-31.

(5) Hunting and trapping allowed under the conditions and during the seasons provided by the required annual refuge hunting permit or refuge trapping permit on all NWRs.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

24.08 COYOTE SEASON CLOSED OR RESTRICTED ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess coyotes within the following WMAs other than as specified herein:

All WMAs-September 1,2003-Februarv 29,2004 and May 15-June 13,2004. No dogs. No limit.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Bell Slough WMA-Firearms is closed.

(2) Ed Gordon/Point Remove WMA-Closed unless other hunting seasons are open.

(3) Electric Island WMA-Closed.

(4) Hope Upland WMA and Rick Evans/Grandview Prairie WMA-Closed, except open on Tuesdays during day light hours only.

(5) Casey Jones and Cherokee WMAs-In compliance with Code 22.01 Dog Restrictions on WMAs Exception 11.

(6) Allowed only under the conditions and during the seasons provided by the required annual refuge hunting permit on all NWRs.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

24.09 CROW SEASON CLOSED OR RESTRICTED ON CERTAIN WMAs.

It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess crows within the following WMAs other than as specified herein:

All WMAs-September 6,2003-Februarv 26,2004. Thursdays-Mondays only. No limit.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) All NWRs, Camp Robinson WDA and Electric Island WMA-Closed.

(2) Hope Upland and Rick Evans/Grandview Prairie WMAs-Open Thursdays and Saturdays only during the statewide season.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.02 HUNTING OR TRESPASSING PROHIBITED WITHIN CERTAIN WMAs AND LAKES. It shall be unlawful to duck hunt or trespass on the following areas and lakes as specified herein:

(1) BAYOU METO - Wrape Plantation WRA is open until 12:00 Noon for waterfowl hunting on Saturdays and Sundays only (permit required) during the waterfowl season although opens to hunting all day the last three days of the last duck season. Halowell WRA is closed to access 30 days before the first duck season until February 15. The Wrape Plantation WRA will be closed to access 30 days before the first duck season until February 15, except on Saturdays and Sundays of the waterfowl season and the youth hunt.

(2) BELL SLOUGH - Palarm Creek Waterfowl Rest Areas closes to access 30 days before the first duck season until 30 days after the last duck season.

(3) BIG LAKE - Mallard Lake is closed to hunting.

(4) BOIS d'ARC - Red Slough Waterfowl Rest Area is open until 12:00 Noon for waterfowl hunting on Saturdays and Sundays only (permit required) during the waterfowl season although hunting is allowed all day the last three days of the last duck season, open to archery deer hunting October 1-November 7 and open to small game hunting until October 15. Bois d'Arc Lake is closed to waterfowl hunting except open to hunting all day the last three days of the last duck season. Boat motors larger than 25hp are prohibited on the Greentree Waterfowl Area, Red Slough and Little Grassy duck area.

(5) BREWER LAKE - Closed to waterfowl hunting.

(6) CAMP ROBINSON WDA - Closed to waterfowl hunting.

(7) CAMP ROBINSON WMA - Waterfowl hunting ends at noon although hunting is allowed all day the last three days of the last duck season. Duck bhnds are prohibited.

(8) CASEY JONES - Waterfowl hunting ends at noon although hunting is allowed all day the last three days of the last duck season.

(9) CUT-OFF CREEK - Pigeon Creek Waterfowl Rest Area closes following the last day of the modem gun deer season until the end of the last duck season.

Travel by boat is prohibited on Latin Drain, Firehunt Slough and Third Slough except during high water periods when boating access is possible to the Deep Slough Dam. In this case, boats may be used area wide, however, boat motors may only be used on Cut-Off Creek and Deep Slough.

(10) DAGMAR - Apple Lake WRA is open until 12:00 Noon for waterfowl hunting on Saturdays and Sundays only (permit required) during the waterfowl season although hunting is allowed all day the last three days of the last duck season.

(11) DARDANELLE - Waterfowl hunting is not allowed on that part of Big Spadra and Little Spadra Creeks lying north of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, east of Crawford Street, south of I-40, and west of State Hwy 103, or all park boundaries, state highways and all waterfowl rest areas. Dogs, hunting or trapping devices are prohibited on Johnson County, Horsehead Creek and Bob Young WRAs. The WRAs closes to access during waterfowl seasons although it is open for archery deer hunting October 1-31 and February 1-15.

(12) DAVE DONALDSON/BLACK RIVER - The GTR Waterfowl Rest Area (all of Section 21, Township 11N, Range 3E lying south of Black River) is open until 12:00 Noon for waterfowl hunting on Saturdays and Sundays only (permit required) during the waterfowl season although hunting is allowed all day the last three days of the last duck season. Hunting is not allowed on Hubble Lake during duck season. The rest area and Hubble Lake open to hunting all day the last three days of the last duck season. Lake Ashbaugh is closed to hunting.

(13) ED GORDON/POINT REMOVE - The Waterfowl Rest Area is closed to all hunting and trespassing from November 15 - February 28.

(14) FT. CHAFFEE - The Ft. Chaffee Waterfowl Rest Area in Sportsmen Compartment 3 closes to access 30 days prior to the first duck season until the last duck season closes.

(15) HARRIS BRAKE - Open to waterfowl hunting only Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Hunting ends at noon although hunting all day is allowed the last three days of the last duck season. During duck season, other hunters must abide by same hours and days as duck hunters, except for those trapping and hunting furbearers at night. Only shotguns and archery equipment are allowed for hunting. Harris Brake Lake is closed to hunting.

(16) HOLLAND BOTTOMS - Lake Pickthorne Waterfowl Rest Area is closed to hunting and it closes to access 30 days prior to the first duck season until 30 days after the last duck season.

(17) LAFAYETTE COUNTY - Waterfowl hunting ends at noon on Lake Erling although hunting is allowed all day the last three days of the last duck season. Waterfowl hunting is not allowed on Lick Creek area of Lake Erling (portion of lake lying west of IP road #41) except for hunting all day the last three days of last duck season.

(18) LITTLE BAYOU - Closed to waterfowl hunting.

(19) NIMROD - Nimrod Waterfowl Rest Area is closed to waterfowl hunting except during the last three days of the last duck season.

(20) PETIT JEAN WMA - Waterfowl impoundments are closed to trespass from one hour after sunset until 4:00 a.m.

(21) REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP - Dogs, hunting or trapping devices are prohibited on Lee LeBlanc WRA.

(22) RICK EVANS/GRANDVIEW PRAIRIE - Waterfowl hunting closed on all lakes and ponds.

(23) SHIREY BAY/RAINEY BRAKE - The waterfowl rest area in Sections 7 and 8, T13N, R2W; Sections 21 and 28, T16N, R2W; Section 3, T15N, R2W; and Section 32, T16N, R2W closes to hunting 14 days prior to and during duck season although hunting is allowed all day the last three days of the last duck season.

(24) ST. FRANCIS FOREST - Waterfowl hunting ends at noon. Boat motors over 10 hp are prohibited.

(25) ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS - Waterfowl hunting ends at noon although hunting is allowed all day the last three days of the last duck season. The Sections 8, 9,16 and 17, TUN, R6E is closed to hunting 30 days prior to and during duck season. Rest areas open to hunting all day the last three days of the last duck season.

(26) SULPHUR RIVER - Henry Moore Waterfowl Rest Area closes to access September 1 - February 28, but opens to hunting all day the last three days of the last duck season and to archery deer season - October 1-November 7.

(27) LAKE CONWAY - Closed to waterfowl hunting except on the Pierce Creek and Dixs Creek Bays, waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(28) CANE CREEK LAKE (Lincoln County) - Waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(29) U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA: North of Hwy. 306 closed to all trespassing during waterfowl season.

(30) Lake Pickthome - Closed to waterfowl hunting.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.03 BOAT MOTOR RESTRICTION ON CERTAIN WMAs It shall be unlawful to operate any boat with motor larger than 25 hp on Bayou Meto, Bois d'Arc (except Bois d'Arc Lake) and Steve N. Wilson/Raft Creek Bottoms WMAs. No boat motors allowed on Bayou Meto or Bois d'Arc (except Bois d'Arc Lake) WMAs from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. during waterfowl season, except boat motors may be used from 4:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. the last 3 days of the last waterfowl season. Boat motors are not allowed on Bois d'Arc WMA greentree waterfowl area 14 days before the opening day of duck season. Waterfowl hunters on the Rex Hancock/ Black Swamp, and Henry Gray/Hurricane Lake and Steve N. Wilson/Raft Creek Bottoms WMAs may not access inundated areas until 4:00 a.m. and must exit inundated areas by 1:00 p.m.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.11 STEVE N. WILSON/RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA WATERFOWL HUNTING REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful, to during the waterfowl season, to go upon on any flooded or inundated area ithout first obtaining a free Steve N. Wilson/Raft Creek Bottoms Waterfowl Hunting Permit. This limited permit will be allocated through a daily draw system and is in addition to hunting hcense requirements as stated in Section 03.00 Licenses. The Steve N. Wilson/Raft Creek Bottoms WMA Hunting Permit must be signed and in possession while hunting on the Steve N. Wilson/Raft Creek Bottoms WMA. Conviction(s) for violation(s) of permit requirements may result in the loss of hunting privileges.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Goose hunting is open following the closure of the regular duck season in conjunction with statewide seasons and regulations; no permit required. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

(4/28/2003)

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