RULE 002.00.06-009 - 2006-2007 Migratory Seasons Approvals

RULE 002.00.06-009. 2006-2007 Migratory Seasons Approvals

12.15 DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take ducks or coots other than 4426 November 18-December 18, 2006, December 26. 2006-January 7. 2007 and January 13-January 28. 2007.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Ducks, coots and mergansers may be taken during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt statewide on 005 December 23-24. 2006. (Ref. Code 12.25 Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Restrictions).

(2) Canvasbacks may only be taken from November 18-December 18, 2006, December 26, 2006-January 7, 2007 and January 13-January 28, 2007..

(3) Pintails may be taken during the Youth Waterfowl Hunt (dates). PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.17 DUCK DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more ducks in any one day than as specified below or to possess more than two (2) daily bag limits:

Bag Limits:

Daily limit of six (6) ducks which may include no more than four (4) mallards (no more than one (1) of which may be females), one (1) pintail, three (3) mottled ducks, two (2) scaup, two (2) wood ducks, two (2) redheads, one (1) black duck and one (1) canvasback. Daily limit of five (5) mergansers, which may include no more than e two (2) hooded mergansers.

EXCEPTION:

Bayou Meto WMA Bag Limits:

Daily limit of four (4) ducks which may include no more than three (3) mallards (no more than one (1) of which may be females), one(1) Pintail, three (3) mottled ducks, two (2) scaup, two (2) wood ducks, two (2) redheads and one (1) black duck. Daily limit of four (4) mergansers, which may include no more than two (2) hooded mergansers. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

12.18 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take White-fronted geese other than from

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November 18-December 18, 2006 and December 26, 2006-February 4. 2007

statewide.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.20 SNOW, BLUE, ROSS' GOOSE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Snow, Blue and Ross' geese other than from

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November 9-December 21. 2006 and December 26. 2006-February 4. 2007

statewide.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order starting from February 5-April 29. 2007 statewide. PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.22 CANADA GOOSE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Canada geese other than from September 30-October 9. 2006in the Northwest Canada Goose Zone and from January 13-February 4. 2007statewide. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset statewide. EXCEPTION:

(1) Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge is closed.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.25 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: Dece5 December 19-22. 2006. December 25. 2006. January 8-12. 2007 a uary 18, 2007 statewide. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

12.27 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 005 December 23-24.2006 statewide. 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.

ee eePENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

Section 20.00 Wildlife Management Area Regulations

Hunting and Migratory Waterfowl Regulations Within WMAs

25.04 MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HUNTING ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

WITHIN WATERFOWL REST AREAS. All state owned waterfowl rest areas are closed to access beginning November 1 of each year and will reopen to access the day after duck season ends. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Red Slough WRA within Dr. Lester Sitzes, III Bois d'Arc WMA and Henry Moore WRA within Sulphur River WMA are open to archery hunting from October 1 - November 11.

(2) Pigeon Creek WRA within Cut Off Creek WMA and Steve Frick WRA within Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA closes to access the day after the - modern gun deer hunt and will reopen to access the day after duck season ends.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.05 LEAVING WATERFOWL DECOYS OVERNIGHT PROHIBITED

ON WMAs, WD As AND WRAs. It shall be unlawful to leave waterfowl decoys overnight on any wildlife management area, wildlife demonstration area or waterfowl rest area.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Waterfowl decoys may be left overnight beginning the opening day of the first duck season and must be removed the last day of the last duck season on St. Francis Sunken Lands, Big Lake and Dave Donaldson Black River WMAs.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.06 PERMANENT DUCK BLINDS PROHIBITED ON WMA's. It shall be unlawful to build, erect, or hunt from permanent duck blinds (any structure being fabricated from metal, lumber, wire, nylon and other identifiable building materials) which are not removed or torn down each day at the end of the hunt or at the end of shooting hours on any wildlife management area. EXCEPTION:

(1) Only blinds on Big Lake WMA and St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA, which have been assigned an ID number on or before June 30, 2006 by the Commission and have been well-constructed in the judgment of the Regional Wildlife Supervisor, may be maintained in compliance with Commission guidelines. Construction of any blind after June 30, 2006 is prohibited. Blinds that have deteriorated beyond a safe, usable condition in the judgment of the Regional Wildlife Supervisor cannot be rebuilt and may be destroyed by Commission personnel. Existing blinds may not be moved.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00. Illegal structures may be removed by Commission personnel and destroyed or otherwise disposed of in accordance with Commission policy.

25.07 WATERFOWL SHOT SHELL RESTRICTIONS FOR CERTAIN WMAs.

It 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, Bell Slough, Camp Robinson, and Cut-Off Creek, Shirey Bay Rainey Brake and Seven Devils WMAs. EXCEPTION:

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

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.09 GUIDING PROHIBITED ON ALL COMMISSIONED OWNED OR CONTROLLED WMAs, WD As and WRAs.

It shall be unlawful to guide waterfowl hunters on any commission-owned or controlled wildlife management area, wildlife demonstration area or waterfowl rest area. It shall also be unlawful for waterfowl hunters to hunt while being guided on any commission-owned or controlled wildlife management area, wildlife demonstration area or waterfowl rest area.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $1,000.00

(9/8/2006)

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