RULE 002.00.07-001 - 2007 Paddlefishing Regulations

RULE 002.00.07-001. 2007 Paddlefishing Regulations

01.00J POINT SYSTEM FOR HUNTING AND/OR FISHING VIOLATIONS

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

CODE NO.

TYPE OF VIOLATION

POINTS

02.13A

Deer, Turkey and Bear Tagging Requirements

12

02.13B

Big Game Checking Requirements

12

02.14

Bear Hunting Season

18

02.21

Elk Hunting Season

30

03.08

Counterfeiting License

18

03.13

Special Guide License Requirements

18

04.03

Hunting Wild Turkey Over Bait Prohibited

18

09.03

Dogs Prohibited During Deer Season

12

11.04

Hunting or Fishing After Revocation of License Prohibited

30

11.08

Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, Releasing Hunting Dogs or Pursuing Wildlife With Dogs Without Landowner/Lessee Permission Prohibited.

9

16.05

Shooting Bears in Dens Prohibited

18

16.07

Hunting Bear Over Bait

9

17.03

Legal Bull Elk Requirements

18

17.04

Taking of Antlerless Elk Prohibited

18

18.01

Hunting Wildlife in Closed Season

30

18.02

Night Hunting

30

18.03

Selling Game

**

18.04

Road Hunting

18

18.14

Taking of Alligators Prohibited

18

18.20

Taking of Raptors Prohibited

18

19.12

Endangered Species

30

25.09

Guiding Prohibited on all Commission Owned or Controlled WMAs (Guides)

18

25.09

Guiding Prohibited on all Commission Owned or Controlled WMAs Guided Hunters)

09

31.07

Sale of Game Fish

18

32.01

Taking Fish with Electrical Devices, Firearms, Explosives, Toxic or Killing Substances

30

36.03

Sale of Bullfrogs

18

38.01

Mussel Shell Taker, Buyer and Seller License and Reporting Requirements

18

39.01

Aquatic Turtle Harvest Permit Requirements

18

39.01(A)

Aquatic Turtle Dealer Permit Requirements

18

39.01(C)

Aquatic Turtle Farmer Permit Requirements

18

39.02

Commercial Aquatic Turtle Harvest Restrictions

9

39.04

Aquatic Turtle Tackle Restrictions

9

39.05

Aquatic Turtle Harvest and Dealer Reporting Requirements.

9

39.06

Possession of Sportfish by Aquatic Turtle Harvest Permittees Prohibited

9

39.07(A)

Take or Possession of Alligator Snapping Turtles Prohibited.

18

39.07(B)

Take of Chicken Turtles Prohibited

9

39.08

Importation of Alligator Snapping Turtles and Chicken Turtles Prohibited.

18

39.09

Alligator Snapping Turtle Breeder/Dealer Permit Requirements.

18

41.05(A)

Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit Requirements

18

41.05(B)

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

18

41.05(C)

Roe Buyer/Exporter Reporting Requirments

18

41.13

Commercial Fishing by Non-Resident Prohibited

18

41.30

Paddlefish and Sturgeon Possession Restrictions on White River, Arkansas River and Border Waters.

18

41.33

Cutting or Mutilation of Paddlefish and Sturgeon Prohibited

30

41.39

Paddlefish and Sturgeon Harvest Restrictions

18

44.06

Commercial Fishing for Certain Fish

  
  

Prohibited in Lower Ouachita River

18

*AII Others

  

06

*Boating regulations are not included in points toward revocation. **18.03 Selling Wildlife Restrictions. A conviction for violating this regulation may result in the lifetime revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses. The following violations shall result in a double assessment of the respective point value for the violation committed upon final court disposition:

1) Any violation occurring on all Wildlife Management Areas (except boating statutes).

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

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

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

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

41.30 PADDLEFISH AND STURGEON POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS ON WHITE RIVER, ARKANSAS RIVER AND BORDER WATERS. It shall be unlawful to commercially take or possess paddlefish (also called spoonbill catfish) or sturgeon, or their parts including eggs (roe), from

(A) That part of the White River, from Hwy 67 bridge at Newport, upstream to Dam 1 at Batesville.

(B) The following border waters with Louisiana from November 1 through April 30: Red River in Hempstead, Lafayette, Little River, and Miller counties; Ouachita River from the Louisiana State Line to 100 yards below Felsenthal Lock and Dam; Bayou Bartholomew from the Louisiana state line to its source in Jefferson County; Bodcau Bayou from the Louisiana state line to the base of Lake Erling Dam; Boeuf River from the Louisiana state line to its source in Chicot County; and Bayou Macon from the Louisiana state line to its source in Desha County.

(C) The portion of the Arkansas River extending from e, ileOzark Lock and Dam upstream to the Arkansas/Oklahoma State line year-round except for during permittedspecial seasons as determined by the Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. l ill e eeee6 theeieileil Pleieeeil ill e oeel eeli

EXCEPTION:

(1) Ozark Pool will be open to paddlefish and shovelnose sturgeon harvest from November 15, 2006 through March 31, 2007.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $1.000.00 and fishing privileges may be

suspended in accordance with Code 11.05, Revocation of Privileges.

(2/28/2007)

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