RULE 002.00.05-002 - 2005 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons; Game Tags

RULE 002.00.05-002. 2005 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons; Game Tags

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

(A) To hunt deer, turkey, bear or elk the hunter must have physical possession of an official hunting license with a "Record of Game" on the back of the license. A temporary internet license is not valid for hunting these species. A confirmation/authorization number from a telephone license order is not valid for hunting these species.

(B) Arkansas Resident (16 years of age and older) - SMALL GAME: Resident Wildlife Conservation License; BIG GAME (deer, bear, elk and turkey): Resident Sportsman's License; Resident Combination Sportsman's License; FURBEARERS (Hunting and Trapping): Any valid hunting license. Holders of the following licenses are entitled to hunt all game, except if taking waterfowl, an Arkansas Resident Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp and HIP are required. Resident Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's Permit; Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or 65 Plus Lifetime Combination License); Resident Disabled Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or Resident Disabled Lifetime Combination License) Resident Disabled Hunting 3-Year License (or Resident Disabled combination 3-Year License).

(C) Non-Residents hunting small game only (excluding deer, elk, turkey and bear). Requirements: Non-Resident Annual Small Game License, or NonResident 5-Day Small Game License for a period of said license, and Non-Resident Fur-Takers Permit if hunting furbearers. Small game may also be taken on the Non-Resident All Game Licenses. If hunting waterfowl, an Arkansas Non-Resident Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp and HIP are required.

(D) Non-Residents hunting deer, bear, elk and/or wild turkey. Requirements: Non-Resident Annual All Game License; NonResident 3-Day All Game License; or a Non-Resident 5-Day All Game License and a Non-Resident Fur-Takers Permit if hunting or trapping furbearers.

EXCEPTIONS:

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

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

(3) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order.

PENALTY: Residents - $100.00 to $1,000.00. Non-Residents - $300.00 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 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.

(5) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order.

PENALTY: $100.00 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 and December 13, 2004-February 6, 2005.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order starting from February 7, 2005 through April 30, 2005.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.19 SNOW, BLUE, ROSS' AND WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than twenty (20) Snow, Blue or Ross' geese with no possession limit; or to take or attempt to take more than two (2) white-fronted geese or to possess more than twice the daily limit.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order starting from February 7, 2005 through April 30, 2005.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

13.05 GUN PLUG REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take any migratory game bird with any firearm other than shotguns incapable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. Shotguns requiring plugs must be plugged with a one piece filler which will require disassembly of gun for removal.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with 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') validated by signing in ink across the face thereof.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Persons under 16 years of age.

(2) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order.

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 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.

(G) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00

(2/16/2005)

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