RULE 002.00.04-009 - Approved 2004 - 2005 Waterfowl Code

RULE 002.00.04-009. Approved 2004 - 2005 Waterfowl Code

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 BREEDER - Any person, firm or corporation possessing alligator snapping turtles for the purpose of propagation, production or rearing or sale. 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.

AQUACULTURE SPECIES - Any species listed on the Approved Aquaculture Species List (available from the Fisheries Division) and species not listed but allowed under Unlisted or Restricted Species Possession Permits.

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.

BOX TYPE TURTLE TRAP - A floating trap designed to capture aquatic turtles, but does not permit capture offish (see Code 39.04 for restrictions).

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 hair line.

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 - Bowfm (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.

GAME BIRD SHOOTING RESORT - Any person, firm, or corporation engaged, for pay or other consideration, who provides pen-raised birds for harvest by hunters.

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

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

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.

DUCKS (includes the following species) - All species of Teal, Merganser, Whistling Duck and Scaup; American Wigeon, American Black Duck, Bufflehead, Canvasback, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Mallard, Mottled Duck, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Northern Pintail and Wood Duck.

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 (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens. BIRDS:

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), least tern (Sterna antillarum), Bachman's warbler (Vermivora bachmanii), red-cockaded woodpecker (Dendrocopos borealis)

REPTILES:

American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), FISHES:

Ozark cavefish (Amblyopsis rosae), leopard darter (Percina

pantherina), pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus albus);

MOLLUSKS:

Scaleshell mussel, Curtis' pearly mussel, (Epioblasma florentina curtisi), fat pocketbook pearly mussel (Potamilus capax), pink mucket mussel (Lampsilis abrupta), 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 (Inflectarius magazinensis); scaleshell mussel (Leptodea leptodon), Ouachita rock pocketbook mussel (Arkansia wheeleri);

ARTHROPODS:

Cave crayfish (Cambarus zophonastes) and (Cambarus aculabrum;

INSECTS:

American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus);

PLANTS:

Geocarpon minimum (no common name), pondberry, (Lindera melissifolia), Missouri bladderpod (Lesquerella filiformis), Harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum), Eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea), running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum);

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 - Any 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 fish farmer.

FISH FARMER (AQUACULTURIST) - Any person, firm, partnership or corporation engaged in the propagation or rearing of aquaculture species 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.

HOGGING - The taking of fish by the use of hands only in or under the water.

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. (Ref: Code 21.03)

MIGRATORY BIRDS - All birds protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and subsequent amendments.

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.

NATIVE WILDLIFE - Those species and sub-species of wildlife that have established, naturally reproducing, free-ranging, wild populations within the state of Arkansas.

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

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

NON-RESIDENT - Any person not defined as resident.

NOODLENG - The taking of fish by the use of a pole mounted breakaway hook that detaches at the time of the strike or catch, or snare type device with an attached line manipulated by hand when a person is in or under the water.

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

NUISANCE FURBEARTNG 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 - Having or holding wildlife, or any property in one's power, the exercise of dominion over property. Possession includes actual possession, which means physical occupancy or control over property, and constructive possession, which means control or dominion over property without actual possession or custody of the property.

PROPAGATE OR PROPAGATION - To cause plants or animals to breed or multiply.

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.

REAR or REARING - To maintain plants or animals in order to increase their size or developmental stage.

REHABILITATION - The practice of providing medical treatment or other care to orphaned, sick or injured wild animals that have come into human possession with the goal of returning the animal to the wild.

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, Resident Disabled 3-

Year Licenses, Special Guide License, Alligator Farmer/Dealer Permit,

Alligator Snapping Turtle Breeder/Dealer Permit, Commercial Fisherman's

Permit & Sportfishing License, Commercial Fisherman's Helper Permit,

Junior/Senior Commercial Fishing Permit, Resident Shell Taker/Seller

Permit, Shell Taker Helper Permit, Shell Buyer, Resident Fish Dealer,

Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit, Resident Roe Taker Helper Permit and

Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit: Any person who has established a bona fide or actual residence of at least 12 months (one year) prior to applying for a license, and has declared citizenship in Arkansas. 65 Plus

Lifetime Licenses: Any person who has established a bona fide or actual residence of at least 36 months (three years) prior to applying for a license,

and has declared citizenship in Arkansas.

The Director or his representative shall make the final determination as to resident status of any license applicant.

ROUGH FISH - Gars, bowfin, common carp, asian carp (grass carp,

bighead carp, silver carp), suckers (including buffalo), freshwater eel and drum.

SELL or SALE - 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.

SNAGGING - A method of taking fish using conventional rod and reel tackle where the fish is impaled by the forceful retrieval of one or more hooks.

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

SPINNING WING DECOYS - Electronic, mechanically-operated,

wind-powered or manually-powered spinning blade devices that

simulate wing movement.

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.

WATERFOWL - All species of ducks, geese and swans.

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 CHECK STATION - An official wildlife check station is a

Commission designated (1) county check station, (2) Commission employee, (3) deer camp or (4) Commission on-line checking web site http: //www. agfc. com.

WILDLIFE HUNTING RESORT - A Wildlife Hunting Resort is any facility, location, business or operation that is engaged in offering the opportunity to hunt or attempt to hunt captive wildlife other than pen-raised game birds.

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.

03.01 LICENSE AND PERMIT REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take any fish or wildlife when and where a license, permit, tag or stamp is required without first obtaining and having on the person said the appropriate license, permit, tag or stamp. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Hunting (other than Big Game Ref. Code 01.00-C) or fishing with a valid confirmation or authorization number received from a telephone license order transaction. (Confirmation or authorization numbers are only valid for fourteen days including the day of the telephone transaction.)

(2) Hunting (other than Big Game Ref. Code 01.00-C) or fishing with a valid temporary license printed from an online license order transaction. (Temporary licenses are only valid for fourteen days including the day of the online transaction.)

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

03.03-A STATE MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HUNTING STAMP

REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take migratory waterfowl without first obtaining and having on the person an the appropriate Arkansas Resident or Non-Resident Migratory Waterfowl

Hunting Stamp (Duck Stamp) and to fail to validate said stamp by signing

(signature) in ink across the face thereof:

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Persons under sixteen (16) years of age.

(2) Persons holding a Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's License.

(3) Persons possessing a Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Waterfowl Permit.

(4) Persons (Resident or Non-Resident) holding a universal license form issued by the Commission or it's representative coded DSR or DSN within 30 days of purchase.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

12.26 CERTAIN WATERFOWL DECOYS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take waterfowl with the use of spinning wing decoys after July 1, 2005. (Ref. Code 01.00C Definition of Terms).

EXCEPTION:

(1) During the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

13.04 FEDERAL MIGRATORY BIRD (DUCK) HUNTING STAMP REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take migratory waterfowl without first obtaining and having on the person a current Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp^ (commonly referred to as a 'duck stamp'j) that has been validated by signing in ink across the face thereof.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Persons under 16 years of age.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

13.06 MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS SHOOTING HOUR RESTRICTIONS.

It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take any migratory game bird, including migratory waterfowl, other than one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise (local time) or later than sunset (local time). EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Shooting hours for teal during the teal season are sunrise to sunset (local time).

(2) Waterfowl hunting in the St. Francis River Floodway Waterfowl Zone ends at 12:00 noon.

(3) Shooting hours during the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order are one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise (local time) until one-half (1/2) hour after sunset (local time).

(4) On certain Wildlife Management Areas (Ref. 25.01 Migratory Waterfowl Shooting Hour Restrictions Within Certain WMAs and WD As).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

13.07 NON-TOXIC SHOT REQUIREMENTS FOR WATERFOWL HUNTING. It shall be unlawful to possess while waterfowl hunting any shot other than steel, tungsten-iron, tungsten-iron (Hevi-Steel), tungsten-polymer, tungsten-matrix, bismuth-tin, tungsten-iron nickel-tin (TINT), tungsten-nickel-iron (Hevi-Shot), tungsten-bronze-iron (TBI), tungstentin-bismuth (TTB) or such shot approved as nontoxic by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pursuant to Part 20, Subchapter B, Chapter 1 of Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

13.08 HARVEST INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take migratory game birds - in Arkansas without a Harvest Information Permit (HIP). Proof of Arkansas registration must be carried at all times when hunting migratory birds.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Hunters under 16 years of age who are exempt from state hunting licensing requirements.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.01 MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HUNTING ACCESS TIME RESTRICTIONS WITHIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful for waterfowl hunters on Wildlife Management Areas to take or attempt to take waterfowl or remain within or on water-inundated areas or natural/man-made water courses on WMAs after 12:00 noon. EXCEPTIONS:

(A) Migratory waterfowl hunting permitted during the entire day (regular shooting hours) of the last 3 days of the last duck season. Ref: Commission code 12.15 (Duck and Coot Season Restrictions).

(B) In Compliance with 25.02 (Hunting or Trespassing prohibited within Certain Waterfowl Management Areas).

(C) In accordance with those provisions as listed within Commission {Ret-Code 12.25 (Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Restrictions).

(D) The Waterfowl Rest Area on Ed Gordon/Point Remove WMA is closed.

(E) All day hunting allowed on Beaver Lake, Dardanelle, Ft. Chaffee, Mt. Magazine and Ozark Lake WMAs.

(F) Navigational boating access unrestricted on natural rivers within WMAs.

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 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 e eeand during the special 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) DR. LESTER SITZES, III/BOIS d'ARC - Red Slough Waterfowl Rest Area is open all day the last three days of the last duck season, open to archery deer hunting October 1 -N 5 and open to small game hunting until C _8. Dr. Lester Sitzes, III/Bois d'Arc Lake is closed to waterfowl hunting except open to hunting all day the last three days of the last duck season. ee ee

(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 blinds 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) CEDAR CREEK - Closed to waterfowl hunting.

(10) CUT-OFF CREEK - Pigeon Creek Waterfowl Rest Area closes following the last day of the modern 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 areawide, however, boat motors may only be used on Cut-Off Creek and Deep Slough.

(11) DAGMAR - Apple Lake WRA is open all day the last three days of the last duck season,

(12) 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 1-40, 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 are closed to access during waterfowl seasons except for archery deer hunting October 1-31 and February 1-15. Horsehead Creek and Bob Young WRAs are open to youth hunting during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt.

(13) DAVE DONALDSON/BLACK RIVER - The GTR Waterfowl Rest Area (all of Section 21, Township 1 IN, Range 3E lying south of Black River) is open 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. The Brookings Moist Soil Unit/Rest Area is open to waterfowl hunting during early teal season and all day hunting during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt and the last three days of the regular waterfowl season.

(14) ED GORDON/POINT REMOVE - The Waterfowl Rest Area is closed to all hunting and trespassing from November 15 - February 28.

(15) 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.

(16) HARRIS BRAKE - Open to waterfowl hunting only Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Hunting ends at noon although hunting all day is allowed the last two 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.

(17) HENRY GRAY/HURRICANE LAKE - Waterfowl hunters may not access inundated areas until 4:00 a.m. and must exit inundated areas by 12:00 p.m., except open to access from 4:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. all day the last three days of the last duck season.

(18) 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.

(19) 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.

(20) LITTLE BAYOU - Closed to waterfowl hunting.

(21) NIMROD/LLOYD MILLWOOD - Nimrod/Lloyd Millwood Waterfowl Rest Area is closed to waterfowl hunting except during the last three days of the last duck season.

(22) PETIT JEAN WMA - Waterfowl impoundments are closed to trespass from one hour after sunset until 4:00 a.m.

(23) REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP - Dogs, hunting or trapping devices are prohibited on Lee LeBlanc WRA. Waterfowl hunters may not access inundated areas until 4:00 a.m. and must exit inundated areas by 12:00 p.m., except open to access from 4:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. all day the last three days of the last duck season.

(24) RICK EVANS/GRAND VIEW PRAIRIE - Waterfowl hunting closed on all lakes and ponds.

(25) 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.

(26) STEVE N. WILSON/RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS - Waterfowl hunters may not access inundated areas until 4:00 a.m. and must exit inundated areas by 12:00 p.m., except open to access from 4:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. all day the last three days of the last duck season.

(27) ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST - Waterfowl hunting ends at noon. Boat motors over 10 hp are prohibited.

(28) 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.

(29) 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.

(30) LAKE CONWAY - Closed to waterfowl hunting except on the Pierce Creek and Dixs Creek Bays, waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(31) CANE CREEK LAKE (Lincoln County) - Waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(32) U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA -North of Hwy. 306 closed to all trespassing during waterfowl season.

(33) LAKE PICKTHORNE - Closed to waterfowl hunting. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.03 BOAT AND BOAT MOTOR RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to operate any boat with a motor larger than 25 hp on Bayou Meto WMA, Dr. Lester Sitzes, III/Bois d'Arc WMA, Steve N. Wilson/Raft Creek Bottoms WMAs and Shirey Bay/Rainey Brake WMA green tree reservoir.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) No boat or motor size restrictions apply to Dr. Lester Sitzes, III/Bois d'Arc Lake.

(2) No boats allowed on Dr. Lester Sitzes, III/Bois d'Arc WMA green tree waterfowl area 14 days before the opening day of duck season.

(3) No boats allowed on Bayou Meto WMA, Dr. Lester Sitzes, III/Bois d'Arc WMA and Shirey Bay/Rainey Brake WMA green tree reservoir from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. during duck season, except boats and boat motors not larger than 25 hp may be used from 4:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. the last 3 days of the last duck season.

(4) Commission personnel in performance of their duties.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.07 SHOT SHELL AND SHOT SIZE RESTRICTIONS WHILE WATERFOWL HUNTING ON BAYOU METO WMAIt shall be unlawful to possess more than 15 shot shells per hunter or to possess shot shells containing shot larger than #2 while waterfowl hunting on Bayou Meto WMAs.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In camping, parking or boat launching areas.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.10 NON-RESIDENT WATERFOWL HUNTING PERMIT

REQUIREMENTS ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful for nonresident hunters to hunt waterfowl on Bayou Meto, Bell Slough, Beryl, Anthony/Lower Ouachita, Big Lake, Dr. Lester Sitzes, III/Bois d'Arc, Camp Robinson, Lake Conway, Cut-Off Creek, Dagmar, Dave Donaldson/Black River, Earl Buss/Bayou DeView, Ed Gordon/Point Remove, Galla Creek, Harris Brake, Henry Gray/Hurricane Lake, Holland Bottoms, Nimrod/Lloyd Millwood, Petit Jean River, Rex Hancock/Black Swamp, Seven Devils, Shirey Bay/Rainey Brake, St. Francis Sunken Lands, Steve N. Wilson/Raft Creek Bottoms, Sulphur River And Trusten Holder WMAs without first obtaining a non-resident Wildlife Management Area Waterfowl Hunting Permit. This permit is in addition to hunting and/or guide license requirements as stated in Section 03.00 Licenses. This permit must be in possession while hunting on these Wildlife Management Areas.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00

12.15 DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take ducks or coots other than from November 20-December 5, 2004 and December 17-24, 2004 eee43 and December 26. 2004-January 30. 2005. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Ducks, coots and mergansers may be taken during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt on December 11-12, 2004 -e4(Ref. Code 12.25 Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Restrictions).

(2) Canvasbacks may only be taken from January 1-30. 2005 D4.

(3) Canvasbacks may not be taken during the youth hunt.

(4) Pintail may only be taken from November 20-28. 2004 and January 10-30. 2005 4.

(5) Pintails may be taken during the Youth Waterfowl Hunt (dates).

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.18 SNOW, BLUE, ROSS' AND WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASON

RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Snow, Blue, Ross' and white fronted-geese other than from November 11-December 10. 2004 4 and December 13. 2004-February 6. 2005. PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.20 CANADA GOOSE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Canada geese other than from Octobe E-ll. 2004in the Northwest Canada Goose Zone and from January 15-February 6, 2005 4statewide. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset statewide. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge is closed.

Hi^ eeee eesedr PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.23 FALCONRY SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take migratory birds with raptors other than during the regular migratory bird seasons except as follows Ducks, Coots and Mergansers:

December 6-17. 2004. December 25, 2004 and January 31-Februarv 20. 2005.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

12.25 SPECIAL YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful for anyone other than youths, 15 years of age or younger, to hunt ducks, in season geese, mergansers and coots during the special youth waterfowl hunt on December 11-12, 2004 Jan-4. Youths who have completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by an adult mentor who is 18 years of age or older. Youths who have not completed a hunter education course must be under the direct supervision of an adult mentor who is 21 years of age or older. Mentors may not hunt ducks, geese, mergansers or coots but may, if properly licensed, hunt other game in season. Shooting hours and bag limits are the same as the regular waterfowl season. All Commission owned Waterfowl Rest Areas, Bob Young and Horsehead Creek Waterfowl Rest Areas on Dardanelle WMA are open to youth hunting during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt. EXCEPTION:

(1) The Waterfowl Rest Area on Ed Gordon/Point Remove WMA is closed during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.01 MIGRATORY WATERFOWL SHOOTING HOUR RESTRICTIONS WITHIN CERTAIN WMAs AND WD As. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take migratory waterfowl during migratory waterfowl seasons later than 12:00 o'clock noon on Wildlife Management Areas. EXCEPTIONS:

(A) Migratory waterfowl hunting permitted during the entire day (regular shooting hours) of the last 3 days of the last duck season. Ref: Commission code 12.15 (Duck and Coot Season Restrictions).

(B) In Compliance with 25.02, Hunting or Trespassing prohibited within Certain Waterfowl Management Areas.

(C) All day hunting allowed during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt on December 11-12, 2004 004(Ref. Code 12.25 Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Restrictions).

(D) All Commission owned Waterfowl Rest Areas are open, Bob Young and Horsehead Creek Waterfowl Rest Areas on Dardanelle WMA are open to all day hunting to youth hunting during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt.

(E) The Waterfowl Rest Area on Ed Gordon/Point Remove WMA is closed.

(F) All day hunting allowed on Beaver Lake, Dardanelle, Ft. Chaffee, Mt. Magazine and Ozark Lake WMAs.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00

(10/4/2004)

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