RULE 002.00.03-004 - Approved 2003-2004 Statewide Hunting Seasons and Calendar Adjustments

RULE 002.00.03-004. Approved 2003-2004 Statewide Hunting Seasons and Calendar Adjustments

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.

BONUS DEER: A harvested deer that is not included in a hunter's statewide bag limit.

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 capa x), 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.

FERAL HOG - A ny hog (Sus scrofa), including Russian and European wild boar, which is roaming freely upon public lands and is living in a wild or feral state.

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. Within Choctaw Island WMA a buck having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or at least one antler with at least five points including the main beam, each a minimum of one inch long. Youth hunt within Choctaw Island WMA a buck having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or at least one antler with at least five points including the main beam, each a minimum of one inch long, or 3 or fewer total points. (Ref: Code 21.03)

MIGRATORY GAME 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 offish 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 game 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 Park-Conservation Area (SP-CA)" 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.

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

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

02.03 MUZZLE-LOADING DEER SEASONS (2003-2004). It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take deer with muzzle-loading firearms other than during the open muzzle-loading deer seasons as specified herein:

Zones 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4r ยง, 5A, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16, 16A and 17:October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Zones 4 and 5: October 18-21, 2003.

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.

02.07 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 (with the use of dogs) from July 1-August31,2003.

(3) In compliance with Commission Codes 02.09 (Coyote Hunting Season), 10.03 (Nuisance Furbearing 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.

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

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Dogs are not allowed during firearms deer seasons where dogs are not allowed 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.

02.12 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:

Statewide seasonal limit of three (3) deer per individual using any legal method, two legal bucks and one doe.

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: Legal bucks only during the firearms seasons (muzzleloader, modern gun, Christmas Holiday), except one doe may be taken with a zone quota doe permit.

(4) Subject to applicable bag limit restrictions on WMAs (Ref Code 21.01).

(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 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:

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.

02.14 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: October 18-21, 2003 in Bear Zones 1 and 2. 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 5 A. 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 5 A quota is 15 bears. Hunters in Zones 1, 2, 5 and 5 A must comply with the terms and conditions outlined in the 2003 and 2004 Arka nsas 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).

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.

05.03 TURKEY MANAGEMENT ZONE DESCRIPTION

TURKEY ZONE 1A: 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 1-540 near Fayetteville; then north on 1-540 to U.S. Hwy 62; then northeast on U.S. Hwy 62 to Hwy 37 at Gateway; then north on Hwy 37 to Arkansas-Missouri line; then west along line to northwest corner of Arkansas.

TURKEY ZONE 1: Western portion of north-central Arkansas. Start at junction of Arkansas-Missouri state line and Hwy 37; then south on Hwy 37 to U.S. Hwy 62 at Gateway; then west on U.S. Hwy 62 to 1-540; then south on 1-540 to Hwy 16 at Fayetteville; then east on Hwy 16 to Hwy 74; then east on Hwy 74 to U.S. Hwy 412 at Huntsville; then east on U.S. Hwy 412 to Hwy 392 at Little Arkansaw; then south on Hwy 392 to Hwy 397; then south on Hwy 397 to Hwy 43; then southwest on Hwy 43 to Hwy 74 near Ponca; then east on Hwy 74 to Hwy 123 at Piercetown; then north on Hwy 123 to Buffalo River at Carver; then east along Buffalo River to U.S. Hwy 65; then south on U.S. Hwy 65 to Hwy 66 at Leslie; then east on Hwy 66 to Hwy 14 at Mountain View; then east on Hwy 14 to Hwy 58; then north on Hwy 58 to White River near Guion; then northwest along White River to U.S. Hwy 412 at Cotter; then west on U.S. Hwy 412 to Hwy 14 at Yellville; then northwest on Hwy 14 to U.S. Hwy 65 at Omaha; then north on U.S. Hwy 65 to Arkansas-Missouri state line; then west along line to Hwy 37.

TURKEY ZONE 2: Southwestern and south central portions of northwestern Arkansas. Start at U.S. Hwy 62 and Arkansas-Oklahoma state line; then go south along line to 1-40 near Van Buren; then east on 1-40 to U.S. Hwy 64 at Clarksville; then east on U.S. Hwy 64 to Hwy 164; then east on Hwy 164 to Hwy 7; then south on Hwy 7 to Hwy 27 at Dover; then north on Hwy 27 to Hwy 105 near Hector; then south on Hwy 105 to Hwy 124; then east on Hwy 124 to Hwy 95; then north on Hwy 95 to U.S. Hwy 65 at Clinton; then north on U.S. Hwy 65 to Hwy 16; then east on Hwy 16 to Hwy 92 at Greers Ferry; then east on Hwy 92 to Hwy 25 near Drasco; then northeast on Hwy 25 to Hwy 87 near Concord; then east on Hwy 87 to Hwy 157; then east on Hwy 157 to Hwy 14; east on Hwy 14 to White River at Oil Trough; northwest along White River to Hwy 58 near Williford; then south on Hwy 58 to Hwy 14; then west on Hwy 14 to Hwy 66 at Mountain View; west on Hwy 66 to U.S. Hwy 65 at Leslie; then north on U.S. Hwy 65 to Buffalo River; then west along Buffalo River to Hwy 123 at Carver; then south on Hwy 123 to Hwy 74 at Piercetown; then west on Hwy 74 to Hwy 43 near Ponca; then north on Hwy 43 to Hwy 397; then north on Hwy 397 to Hwy 392; then west on Hwy 392 to U.S. Hwy 412; then west on U.S. Hwy 412 to Hwy 74 at Huntsville; then west on Hwy 74 to Hwy 16; then west on Hwy 16 to 1-540 near Fayetteville; then north on 1-540 to U.S. Hwy 62; then west on U.S. Hwy 62 to Arkansas-Oklahoma state line; then south along line to 1-40.

TURKEY ZONE 3: Eastern half of north central Arkansas. Start at Arkansas-Missouri state line and U.S. Hwy 65; then south on U.S. Hwy 65 to Hwy 14 at Omaha; then east on Hwy 14 to U.S. Hwy 412 at Yellville; then east on U.S. Hwy 412 to White River at Cotter; then southeast along White River to the Black River near Jacksonport; then north along Black River to the Current River near Pocahontas; then north along Current River to Arkansas-Missouri state line; then west along line to U.S. Hwy 65.

TURKEY ZONE 4: Western portion of northeast and east central Arkansas. Start at Arkansas-Missouri state line and Current River; then south along Current River to Black River near Pocahontas; then south along Black River to White River near Jacksonport; then east along White River to Hwy 14 at Newport; then east on Hwy 14 to U.S. Hwy 67; then south on U.S. Hwy 67 to 1-40 near Little Rock; then east on 1-40 to 1-440; then south on 1-440 to U.S. Hwy 165; then south on U.S. Hwy 165 to Hwy 15 at England; then south on Hwy 15 to Hwy 88; then south on Hwy 88 to U.S. Hwy 79; then north on U.S. Hwy 79 to U.S. Hwy 165 at Stuttgart; then south on U.S. Hwy 165 to Hwy 130 at DeWitt; then north on Hwy 130 to Hwy 33; then north on Hwy 33 to 1-40; east on 1-40 to Hwy 49 at Brinkley; then south on Hwy 49 to U.S. Hwy 70; then west on U.S. Hwy 70 to Hwy 302; then south on Hwy 302 to Hwy 86 near Clarendon; then south on Hwy 86 to Hwy 17 at Holy Grove; then south on Hwy 17 to Hwy 1; then north on Hwy 1 to Hwy 316; then east on Hwy 316 to Hwy 318; then south on Hwy 318 to Hwy 20; then east on Hwy 20 to Mississippi River Levee; then north on Levee to U.S. Hwy 49 at Helena; then west on U.S. Hwy 49 to Hwy 1 at Walnut Corner; then north on Hwy 1 to Hwy IB at Jonesboro; then north on Hwy IB to U.S. Hwy 63; then north on U.S. Hwy 63 to Hwy 228 at Sedgwick; then north on Hwy 228 to U.S. Hwy 412; then east on U.S. Hwy 412 to Hwy 141; then north on Hwy 141 to U.S. Hwy 62 at McDougal; then east on U.S. Hwy 62 to Hwy 139 near Pollard; then north on Hwy 139 to Arkansas-Missouri state line; then west along line to Current River.

TURKEY ZONE 4A: Northeast Arkansas. Start at U.S. Hwy 62 and St. Francis River at the Arkansas-Missouri state line; then west on U.S. Hwy 62 to U.S. Hwy 49 at Piggott; then south on U.S. Hwy 49 to Hwy 1 at Jonesboro; then south on Hwy 1 to Hwy 163; then south on Hwy 163 to Hwy 214; then east on Hwy 214 to Hwy 373; then south on Hwy 373 to Hwy 163; then south on Hwy 163 to U.S. Hwy 64; then east on U.S. Hwy 64 to St. Francis River; then south along St. Francis River to U.S. Hwy 79 at Cody; then north on U.S. Hwy 79 to 1-40; then east on 1-40 to Mississippi River Levee; then north along levee to Arkansas-Missouri state line; then west along line to St. Francis River; then north along St. Francis River to U.S. Hwy 62.

TURKEY ZONE 4B: Southern portion of southeast Arkansas. Start at Bayou Bartholomew and Arkansas-Louisiana state line; then north along Bayou Bartholomew to U.S. Hwy 79 near Pine Bluff; then north on U.S. Hwy 79 to U.S. Hwy 65; then south on U.S. Hwy 65 to U.S. Hwy 165; then east on U.S. Hwy 165 to Hwy 1; then east on Hwy 1 to Missouri-Pacific Railroad at Watson; then northeasterly along railroad to the Mississippi River levee; then south along levee to Arkansas-Louisiana state line; then west along line to Bayou Bartholomew.

TURKEY ZONE 5: Central portion of northeast Arkansas. Start at Arkansas-Missouri state line and Hwy 139; then south on Hwy 139 to U.S. Hwy 62; then west on U.S. Hwy 62 to Hwy 141; then south on Hwy 141 to U.S. Hwy 412; then west on U.S. Hwy 412 to Hwy 228; then south on Hwy 228 to U.S. Hwy 63; then south on U.S. Hwy 63 to Hwy IB; then south on Hwy IB to Hwy 1; then north on Hwy 1 to U.S. Hwy 49; then north on U.S. Hwy 49 to Hwy 62; then northwest on Hwy 62 to St. Francis River; then north along St. Francis River to Arkansas-Missouri state line; then west along line to Hwy 139.

TURKEY ZONE 5A: Central portion of northeast and east central Arkansas. Start at Hwy 1 and Hwy 163 at Jonesboro; then south on Hwy 1 to U.S. Hwy 79 at Marianna; then east on U.S. Hwy 79 to St. Francis River at Cody; then north along St. Francis River to U.S. Hwy 64 at Parkin; then west on U.S. Hwy 64 to Hwy 163 at Levesque; then north on Hwy 163 to Hwy 373; then north on Hwy 373 to Hwy 214; then west on Hwy 214 to Hwy 163; then north on Hwy 163 to Hwy 1.

TURKEY ZONE 5B: Eastern portion of east central Arkansas. Start at junction of Hwy 1 and U.S. Hwy 79 at Marianna; then north on U.S. Hwy 79 to 1-40; then east on 1-40 to Mississippi River levee; then south along levee to Hwy 131 at Seyppel; then north on Hwy 131 to Hwy 147; then south to Hwy 38; then east on Hwy 38 to county line rd.; then south to Mississippi River levee; then south along levee to its end near St. Francis River; then on a line due west from this point to the St. Francis River; then southeast along St. Francis River to the Mississippi River to the north end of the Helena Towhead Chute (known as Buck Island Chute); then south along Helena Towhead chute to the Mississippi River; then south along Mississippi River to the U.S. Hwy 49 bridge at Helena; then west on U.S. Hwy 49 to Hwy 1; then north on Hwy 1 to U.S. Hwy 79.

TURKEY ZONE 6: Arkansas River Valley. Start at 1-40 and Arkansas-Oklahoma state line; then south along line to Hwy 96; then east on Hwy 96 to U.S. Hwy 71 at Mansfield; then south on U.S. Hwy 71 to Hwy 23 at Elm Park; then north on Hwy 23 to Hwy 10 at Booneville; then east on Hwy 10 to Hwy 9 at Perry; then south on Hwy 9 to Hwy 60; then east on Hwy 60 to U.S. Hwy 64 at Conway; then east on U.S. Hwy 64 to Hwy 36; then north on Hwy 36 to Hwy 310; then east on Hwy 310 to Hwy 5; then north on Hwy 5 to Hwy 31; then south on Hwy 31 to U.S. Hwy 67 at Beebe; then north on U.S. Hwy 67 to Hwy 14 at Newport; then west on Hwy 14 to White River at Newport; then west along White River to Hwy 14 at Oil Trough; then west on Hwy 14 to Hwy 157; then south on Hwy 157 to Hwy 87; then west on Hwy 87 to Hwy 25 at Concord; then west on Hwy 25 to Hwy 92 at Drasco; then west on Hwy 92 to Hwy 16 at Greers Ferry; then west on Hwy 16 to U.S. Hwy 65; then south on U.S. Hwy 65 to Hwy 95 at Clinton; then west on Hwy 95 to Hwy 124; then west on Hwy 124 to Hwy 105; then north on Hwy 105 to Hwy 27; then west on Hwy 27 to Hwy 7 at Dover; then north on Hwy 7 to Hwy 164; then west on Hwy 164 to U.S. Hwy 64; then west on U.S. Hwy 64 to 1-40 at Clarksville; then west on 1-40 to Arkansas-Oklahoma state line.

TURKEY ZONE 7: West central Arkansas. Start at Hwy 4 and Arkansas-Oklahoma state line near Cove; then east on Hwy 4 to U.S. Hwy 71; then south on U.S. Hwy 71 to Hwy 246; then east on Hwy 246 to Hwy 84 at Athens; then east on Hwy 84 to U.S. Hwy 70 at Salem; then east on U.S. Hwy 70 to Hwy 8 at Glenwood; then south on Hwy 8 to Hwy 84 at Amity; then east on Hwy 84 to 1-30 near Social Hill; then north on 1-30 to I-430; then north on 1-430 to Hwy 10; then west on Hwy 10 to Hwy 9 at Williams Junction; then north on Hwy 9 to Hwy 10; then west on Hwy 10 to Hwy 23 at Booneville; then south on Hwy 23 to U.S. Hwy 71 at Elm Park; then north on U.S. Hwy 71 to Hwy 96 at Mansfield; then west on Hwy 96 to Arkansas-Oklahoma state line; then south along line to Hwy 4.

TURKEY ZONE 7A: Central Arkansas. Start at 1-430 and 1-30 near Mabelvale; then north on 1-430 to Hwy 10; then west on Hwy 10 to Hwy 9; then north on Hwy 9 to Hwy 60 near Perryville; then east on Hwy 60 to U.S. Hwy 64 at Conway; then east on U.S. Hwy 64 to Hwy 36 at Hamlet; then north on Hwy 36 to Hwy 310 at Mt. Vernon; then east on Hwy 310 to Hwy 5; then north on Hwy 5 to Hwy 31; then south on Hwy 31 to U.S. Hwy 67 near Beebe; then south on U.S. Hwy 67 to 1-40; then east on 1-40 to 1-440; then south on 1-440 to 1-30; then south on 1-30 to 1-430.

TURKEY ZONE 8: Northern portion of southwest Arkansas. Start at U.S. Hwy 70 and Arkansas-Oklahoma state line near Ultima Thule; then east on U.S. Hwy 70 to U.S. Hwy 278 at Dierks; then south on U.S. Hwy 278 to Hwy 26 at Center Point; then east on Hwy 26 to Hwy 51; then east on Hwy 51 to 1-30 at Arkadelphia; then north on 1-30 to Hwy 84 at Social Hill; then west on Hwy 84 to Hwy 8 at Amity; then north on Hwy 8 to U.S. Hwy 70 at Glenwood; then south on U.S. Hwy 70 to Hwy 84 at Salem; then west on Hwy 84 to Hwy 246 at Athens; then west on Hwy 246 to U.S. Hwy 71; then north on U.S. Hwy 71 to Hwy 4 near Cove; then west on Hwy 4 to Arkansas-Oklahoma state line; then south along line to U.S. Hwy 70.

TURKEY ZONE 9: Central and south central Arkansas. Start at Arkansas-Oklahoma state Line and the Little River near Dogtown; then southeast along Little River to Red River at Fulton; then south along Red River to U.S. Hwy 82 at Garland; then east on U.S. Hwy 82 to Hwy 29 at Lewisville; then south on Hwy 29 to Arkansas-Louisiana state line; then east along line to Bayou Bartholomew; then north along Bayou Bartholomew to U.S. Hwy 79 at Pine Bluff; then north on U.S. Hwy 79 to Arkansas River; then northwest along Arkansas River to 1-440; then south on 1-440 to 1-30; then south on 1-30 to Hwy 51 at Arkadelphia; then west on Hwy 51 to Hwy 26; then west on Hwy 26 to U.S. Hwy 278 at Center Point; then north on U.S. Hwy 278 to U.S. Hwy 70 at Dierks; then west on U.S. Hwy 70 to Arkansas-Oklahoma state line; then south along line to the Little River near Dogtown.

TURKEY ZONE 9A: Southwest Arkansas. Start at the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line and the Little River; then south and east along state line to Hwy 29 at Arkana; then north on Hwy 29 to U.S. Hwy 82 at Lewisville; then west on U.S. Hwy 82 to Red River; then north along Red River to Little River; then northwest along Little River to Arkansas-Oklahoma state line.

TURKEY ZONE 10: Southeast portion of east central Arkansas. Start at 1-440 and Arkansas River near Little Rock; then southeast along Arkansas River to U.S. Hwy 79 at Pine Bluff; then south along U.S. Hwy 79 to U.S. Hwy 65; then south on U.S. Hwy 65 to U.S. Hwy 165 at Dumas; then north on U.S. Hwy 165 to Hwy 1 at Back Gate; then east on Hwy 1 to Missouri-Pacific Railroad at Watson; then northeasterly along railroad track to the Arkansas River; then south along Arkansas River, through the Cutoff to the White River; north on the Arkansas-Desha County Line following the White River to the Missouri-Pacific Railroad; then northeasterly along railroad track to the intersection of the west line of Section 9, T8S, R1W; then north along section line to the northwest corner of Section 4, T8S, R1W; then east along Township line to the Missouri-Pacific Railroad; then northeasterly along railroad track to Mississippi River levee south of Snow Lake; then north along levee to Hwy 20 near Elaine; then west on Hwy 20 to Hwy 318; then north on Hwy 318 to Hwy 316; then west on Hwy 316 to Hwy 1; then south on Hwy 1 to Hwy 17 at Cross Roads; then north on Hwy 17 to Hwy 86 at Holly Grove; then north on Hwy 86 to Hwy 302 near Clarendon; then north on Hwy 302 to U.S. Hwy 70; then east on U.S. Hwy 70 to U.S. Hwy 49; then north on U.S. Hwy 49 to 1-40 at Brinkley; then west on 1-40 to Hwy 33; then south on Hwy 33 to Hwy 130; then south on Hwy 130 to U.S. Hwy 165 at Dewitt; then north on U.S. Hwy 165 to U.S. Hwy 79 at Stuttgart; then south on U.S. Hwy 79 to Hwy 88; then north on Hwy 88 to Hwy 15; then north on Hwy 15 to U.S. Hwy 165 at England; then north on U.S. Hwy 165 to 1-440; then south on 1-440 to Arkansas River.

TURKEY ZONE 17: Same as Deer Zone 17

20.34 FERAL HOG HUNTING AND TRAPPING RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs AND WDAs. It shall be unlawful to hunt or trap feral hogs on any Wildlife Management Area or Wildlife Demonstration Area other than during an open hunting season or special permit hunt, and subject to the methods allowed for that hunting season or special permit hunt.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Law enforcement o fficers and employees of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the U.S Forest Service, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and their designees in performance of their official job duties.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

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

BALD KNOB NWR

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. One either-sex.

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

BAYOU PES ARC WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. 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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only.

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

BIG CREEK WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. 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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

BLEVINS WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

BLUE MOUNTAIN WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). (Ref. Code 21.02)

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 only). (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-5, 2003. Two (one doe and one legal buck only). (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: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Legal bucks only

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). (Ref. Code 21.02)

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003 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 WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Legal bucks only.

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

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.

CHOCTAW ISLAND WMA

Archery: October 1-December 31, 2003. Three (two doesand one legal buck). Does harvested on this area are bonus deer and do not count against the statewide bag limit.

Muzzleloader: October 11-13, 2003. Three (two does and one legal buck). Does harvested on this area are bonus deer and do not count against the statewide bag limit. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 1-3, 2003. Three (two does and one legal buck only). December 6-8, 2003. Three (two does and one legal buck only). November 28-30, 2003 (youth hunt). Three (two does and one buck only). Does harvested on this area are bonus deer and do not count against the statewide bag limit. (Ref. Code 21.02)

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 and October 20-22, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: Closed.

CUT-OFF CREEK WMA

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

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

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

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Legal bucks only

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, 2003-January 31, 2004. 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.

Muzzleloader:October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

DEVIL'S KNOB NATURAL AREA WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. 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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21, 2003 Legal bucks only.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, 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)

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. 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 STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA

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.

Modern Gun: November 1-2, 2003 (youth hunt). Two (one doe and one legal buck only). (Ref. Code 21.02)

HOWARD COUNTY WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Two (one doe and one legal buck only). (Ref. Code 21.02)

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

HOWARD HENSLEY/SEARCY COUNTY WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only.

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only.

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only. (Ref. Code 21.02)

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies. (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies. (Ref. Code 21.02)

LAKE GREESON WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Two (one doe and one legal buck only). (Ref. Code 21.02)

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

LEE COUNTY WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003. Statewide bag limit applies.

LITTLE BAYOU WMA

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

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

Modern Gun: Closed.

LITTLE RIVER WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

LOAFER'S GLORY WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21, 2003 Legal bucks only

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only.

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). (Ref. Code 21.02)

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only.

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.

Muzzleloader: Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed. Seward Point, Bennett's Bayou and Fulton County Units. October 18-21, 2003. One legal buck

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Two (one doe and one legal buck only) (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: Closed.

OZAN WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

OZARK LAKE WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only.

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only.

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Legal bucks only

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 two, (one doe and one legal buck only).

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 The combined bag limit for archery and firearms is two (one doe and one legal buck only).

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003 The combined bag limit for archery and firearms is two (one doe and one legal buck only).

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only.

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.

Muzzleloader:October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun:November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003Statewide bag limit applies.

POND CREEK NWR

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Two (one doe and one legal buck only). (Ref. Code 21.02)

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003.Two, (one doe and one legal buck only). (Ref. Code 21.02)

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003 Two (one doe and one legal buck only). (Ref. Code 21.02)

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only.

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-22,2003. One either-sex. (Ref. Code 21.02)

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

RICK EVANS/GRAND VIEW PRAIRIE WMA

Archery: October 18-December 7, 2003 Three (two does and one legal buck only). Does harvested on this area are bonus deer and do not count against the statewide bag limit. (Ref. Code 21.02)

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Legal bucks only

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

SHIREY BAY/RAINEY BRAKE WMA

Archery: October 1, 2003-January 31, 2004. 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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003

Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 2003 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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003 Statewide bag limit applies.

Modern Gun: November 8-December 7 and December 26-28, 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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). (Ref. Code 21.02)

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.

Muzzleloader: October 11-15, 2003. Two, (one doe and one legal buck only). Jardis Point (mobility impaired hunt): Noon, December 5-Noon, December 7, 2003 Two (one doe and one legal buck only). (Ref. Code 21.02)

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)

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.

WAPANOCCA NWR

Archery: October 1-November 30, 2003. Two (one doe and one legal buck only).

Firearms: Closed. WARREN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

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

Firearms: Closed.

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.

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 (south unite). One either-sex. October 18-20, 2003 (north unit). One either sex. October 21, 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 11-14, 2003 (north unit). One legal buck.

One legal buck refuge wide. (Ref. Code 21.02)

WHITEHALL 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.

WHITE ROCK WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only.

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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21 and December 20-22, 2003. Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits). (Ref. Code 21.02).

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.

21.03 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, 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.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Deer harvested on Choctaw Island WMA must conform to the following:

(A) A buck deer having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or,

(B) A buck deer having one antler with at least five points including the main beam, each a minimum of one inch long or,

(2) Deer harvested on Choctaw Island WMA during the youth hunt must conform to the following:

(A) A buck deer having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or,

(B) A buck deer having one antler with at least five points including the main beam, each a minimum of one inch long or,

(C) A buck deer having 3 or fewer total points.

PENALTY: $100.00 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 PES ARC WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BAYOU METO WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BEAVER LAKE WMA

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

Muzzleloader: October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader:October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: October 18-21, 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-November 30, 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.

Muzzleloader:October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 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(deer permit holders only).

Statewide bag limit.

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

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 STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA

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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 2003

Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 2003

Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, 2003

Statewide bag limit. JIM KRESS WMA

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

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 2003

Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed.

Seward Point, Bennett's Bayou and Fulton County Units

. October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: e. October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 2003

Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 1-30, 2003. Statewide bag limit. REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. RICK EVANS/GRAND VIEW PRAIRIE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. RING SLOUGH WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. RIVER BEND WMA

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

Muzzleloader: e. October 18-21, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 2003

Statewide bag limit.

Modern Gun: November 8-16, 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.

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 2003

Statewide bag limit.

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

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

Muzzleloader: . October 18-21, 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 including feral hogs 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, Wylie Cox Field Trial Area and J. Perry Mikles/Blue Mountain WDA requires a current Arkansas hunting license and these areas are closed to dog training during organized field trials.

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

(5) Use of dogs allowed for raccoon hunting at night from July 1-August31,2003.

(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. Quail Dog Training from October 1-April 1 except during firearms deer hunts where dogs are not allowed.

(7) Waterfowl retrievers during open migratory bird seasons.

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

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

(10) Modern gun deer hunting 003 November 8-16 and November 27-December 7, 2003on Cherokee WMA, and November 24-December 7, 2003on Gum Flats and Provo WMAs 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-February 8, 2004 on Casey Jones and Cherokee WMAs.

(12) Dogs allowed for modern 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, 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.

(16) Employees of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the National Park Service or their designees engaged in official duties.

PENALTY: $100.00 to 1,000.00.

(5/27/2003)

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