RULE 002.00.09-010 - Change of the Minimum Length Limit for Largemouth Bass on Lower Ouachita and Saline Rivers; 2010 Trout Fishing Regulation Change; 2009 - 2010 Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons Closure Approval

RULE 002.00.09-010. Change of the Minimum Length Limit for Largemouth Bass on Lower Ouachita and Saline Rivers; 2010 Trout Fishing Regulation Change; 2009 - 2010 Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons Closure Approval

31.02 GAME FISH LENGTH LIMITS AND PROTECTIVE SLOT LIMITS ON CERTAIN LAKES AND RIVERS

(A) BASS:

It shall be unlawful to possess black bass as follows:

(1) Less than 12 inches in length on largemouth bass in Lake Frierson.

(2) Less than 12 inches in length on spotted bass in Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Norfork Lake and Table Rock Lake.

(3) Less than 15 inches in length on smallmouth bass in Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Norfork Lake and Table Rock Lake.

(4) Less than 15 inches in length on largemouth bass only in Beaver Lake, Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Blue Mountain Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Caddo Fishing Pond, Upper and Lower Lake Chicot (including that portion of Connerly Bayou downstream from Connerly Dam to the bayou's mouth and Ditch Bayou from the inlet on Lake Chicot to Ditch Bayou Dam) in Chicot County, Georgia Pacific Lake, Lake Greenlee, Kingfisher Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Mercer Bayou (Sulphur River WMA), Moss Creek Pond, Norfork Lake, Shady

Lake,Table Rock Lake, and Arkansas River.

(5) It shall be unlawful to possess largemouth bass from

13" to 16" in length on Lake Barnett (White County), Lake Austell (Cross County), Bear Creek Lake, Bob Kidd Lake, Lake Brewer, Lake DeGray, Dierks Reservoir (Howard and Sevier counties), Lee Creek Lake, Sugar Loaf Lake and Lake Wlhelmina (Polk County).

(6) Less than 16 inches in length on largemouth bass only in Lake Millwood. Limit 3.

(7) It shall be unlawful to possess largemouth bass from 16" to 21" in length or to possess more than one (1) largemouth bass 21" or longer in Lake Atkins (Pope County) and Lake Monticello. Limit 4.

(8) It shall be unlawful to possess largemouth bass from 16" to 21" in length in Lake Pickthorne; limit 2, only one of which may be 21" or longer.

(9) It shall be unlawful to possess largemouth bass from16 inches to 21 inches in length in Lake #1 in Grandview WMA. Limit 2 largemouth bass (1 over 21" and 1 under 16", or 2 under 16"). Limit on other game fish is one half the statewide daily limit.

(10) Less than 13 inches in length on largemouth bass and spotted bass in Lake Ouachita.

(11) It shall be unlawful to possess largemouth bass from 16" to 18" in length or to possess more than three largemouth bass longer than 18" in Lower White Oak Lake and Lake Columbia.

(12) Less than 21 inches in length on largemouth bass in Mallard Lake. Daily limit one largemouth bass.

(13) Less than 18 inches in length on smallmouth bass in the lower Little Missouri River.

(14) It shall be unlawful to possess more than (1) largemouth bass 18 inches or longer in Lake SWEPCO.

(15) Black bass greater than 16 inches in Lake Winona.

(16) Less than 12 inches in length on black bass in Horseshoe Bend Pool on the Strawberry River.

(17) Less than 13 inches in length on largemouth bass in the Ouachita River from Tate's Bluff Bridge (Ouachita County) to Felsenthal Lock and Dam (Union and Ashley Counties), including all waters accessible by boat from the main channelat normal water levels (65.0 ft. MSL at Felsenthal Lock and Dam and 77.0 ft. MSL at Thatcher Lock and Dam). Persons fishing oxbow lakes that are exempt from this regulation should access those waters directly and not from the river channel during higher water levels .

(18) Less than 13 inches in length on largemouth bass

in the Saline River form Stillion Bridge (Ashley and Bradley Counties) to the mouth, including all waters accessible by boat from the main channelat normal water levels (65.0 ft. MSL at Felsenthal Lock and Dam). Persons fishing oxbow lakes that are exempt from this regulation should access those waters directly and not from the river channel during higher water levels.

Trout Fishing Regulation Cliange Proposals For Implementation in 2010

Option 2

45.07 SPECIFIC TROUT WATER REGULATIONS. It shall be unlawful to fail to comply with each of the listed restrictions pertaining to a specific body of water as described herein:

(A) Beaver Tailwater (White River from 100 yards below Beaver Dam to boundary signs at Houseman Access).

(1) No fishing, boating or wading within 100 yards of Beaver Dam.

(2) An angler shall use no more than one fishing rod or pole, and must attend it at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish other than as specified for the paddlefish-snagging season.

(3) Bait fishing allowed only with a single, barbless hooking point only (barbed shaft bait holder hooks allowed).

(4) From April 15 through June 15, snagging game fish is legal only from 100 yards below Beaver Dam from the Corps of Engineers "No Fishing Beyond This Point" sign downstream to the first

Corps of Engineers boat ramp on the left deciding bank to the first boat-launching ramp. Snagging must cease after half the daily limit of any game fish has been snagged. Snagged fish of any species shall not be released.

(5) Special Regulation Area:

Artificial Lures Only Area / No Bait Zone from approximately 0.5 mile below Beaver Dam to approximately 100 yards upstream of Parker Bend Access as indicated by signs.

(a) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(b) Chumming is prohibited.

(B) Bull Shoals Tailwater (White River from 100 yards below Bull Shoals Dam to Hwy 58 Bridge at Guion).

(1) No fishing, boating or wading within 100 yards of Bull Shoals Dam.

(2) An angler shall use no more than one fishing rod or pole, and must attend it at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish.

(3) Special Regulation Areas:

(a) Bull Shoals Dam Catch and Release Area - Open to fishing from February 1 - October 31 from 100 yards below Bull Shoals Dam to the upstream boundary of Bull Shoals/White River State Park, as indicated by signs.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures or flies shall be used. All hooking points must be barbless. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(b) Bull Shoals Dam Closed Area - the area 100 yards below Bull Shoals Dam to the wing dike at the Bull Shoals/White River State Park Trout Dock. This area is closed to fishing or wading from November 1 - January 31.

(c) Bull Shoals Dam Seasonal Brown Trout Catch and Release Area, from November 1 - January 31. From the wing dike at Bull Shoals/White River State Park Trout Dock to the downstream boundary of the Bull Shoals/White River State park.

(1) All brown trout must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures or flies shall be used. All hooking points must be barbless. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(4) No fishing from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise.

(d) Rim Shoals Catch and Release Area (near Cotter),

From sign immediately above mouth of Jenkins Creek to the first electric power line downstream, as indicated by signs.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures or flies shall be used. All hooking points must be barbless. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(e) Monkey Island Catch and Release Area (between Reds Landing Access and Chesmond Ferry Access), from the upstream end of Monkey Island to mouth of Moccasin Creek, as indicated by signs.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures or flies shall be used. All hooking points must be barbless. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(C) Norfork Tailwater (North Fork of the White River from 100 yards below

Norfork Dam to the confluence of the White River).

(1) No fishing, boating or wading within 100 yards below Norfork Dam.

(2) An angler shall use no more than one fishing rod or pole, and must attend it at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish.

(3) Chain dragging is prohibited. It shall be unlawful to drag chains or other objects from boats, capable of destroying aquatic vegetation.

(4) Special Regulation Areas:

(a) Norfork Catch and Release Area - from the downstream end of Long Hole to the Bill Ackerman/River Ridge Walk-in Access (approximately 1 mile to 2 miles in length), as indicated by signs.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures or flies shall be used. All hooking points must be barbless. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3)Chumming is prohibited.

Agenda Item __________

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Wildlife Management Division September 24, 2009

Proposed 2009-2010 Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons Closure Approval

Presented by David Goad

At the August Commission meeting, Commissioner Emon Mahoney proposed to close all fall turkey hunting (both modern gun and archery) for the 2009-2010 hunting season. Attached are the proposed statewide and wildlife management area code changes for your review and a minute order is provided for your approval.

David Goad, Chief

Wildlife Management Division

Proposed 2009-2010 Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons

Closure Approval

02.04 WILD TURKEY SEASONS (2009-2010). It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take wild turkey other than during the open seasons as specified herein:

(A) Spring Wild Turkey Firearms and Archery/Crossbow Seasons: Zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6,7, 7A,8, 9, and 10: April 11-May 1. 2009.

Zones 4, 4A, 5A and 9A: April 11-24.2009.

Zone lA: Closed.

Zone 17: April 4-26. 2009.

(B) Fall Wild Turkey Archery/Crossbow and Firearms Seasons: Closed.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations Reference Code 23.01 (Turkey Seasons and Bag Limit Restrictions on WMAs).

(2) In compliance with applicable regulations Reference Code 04.08 (Special Youth Turkey Hunt Restrictions).

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

23.01 TURKEY SEASONS AND BAG LIMIT RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs.

It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take wild turkey by any method within WMAs other than as specified herein:

BALD KNOB NWR

Fall : Closed

Spring: Closed. BAYOU DES ARC WMA

Fall : Closed

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5. 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24. 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BAYOU METO WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

BEAVER LAKE WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): Closed. BELL SLOUGH WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): See Camp Robinson WMA. (Ref. Code 23.02) BENSON CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BERYL ANTHONY LOWER OUACHITA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-13, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

BIG CREEK WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BIG LAKE NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed. BIG LAKE WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

BIG TIMBER WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. (Ref. Code 23.02)

BLEVINS WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

BLUE MOUNTAIN WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

BREWER LAKE CYPRESS CREEK WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed. BRUSHY CREEK WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed. BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CACHE RIVER NWR

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt) in Hunt Units 1 and 3.

One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-May 1, 2009 in Hunt Unit 1. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. April 11-24, 2009 in Hunt Unit 3. One gobbler or bearded turkey. Hunt Unit 2 see Rex Hancock Black Swamp WMA. (Ref. Code 23.02)

CAMP ROBINSON SUA

Fall : Closed.

Spring: Closed. CAMP ROBINSON WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms) (includes Bell Slough WMA): April 13-15, April 20-22 and April 27-29, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref.Code 23.02)

CANEY CREEK WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CASEY JONES WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. (Ref. Code 23.02)

CATTAIL MARSH WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

CEDAR CREEK WMA

Fall (: Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CHEROKEE WMA

Fall

Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. (Ref. Code 23.02)

CHEROKEE PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring: Closed. COVE CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake..

CROSSETT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CUT-OFF CREEK WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Archery): April 6-12, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 14-16, April 21-23 and April 28-30, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

Hunting ends at 1:00 p.m. daily for permit hunts. CYPRESS BAYOU WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

DARDANELLE WMA

Fall

Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

DAVE DONALDSON BLACK RIVER WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

DEGRAY LAKE WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

DEPARTEE CREEK WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

DEVIL'S KNOB NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. DR. LESTER SITZES, III BOIS D'ARC WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 11-13 and April 18-20, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

EARL BUSS BAYOU DEVIEW WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring: Closed.

ED GORDON POINT REMOVE WMA

Fall

Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

Wiley Cox FTA is closed to hunting.

ELECTRIC ISLAND WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

ETHEL WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

FALCON BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

FELSENTHAL NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring (Archery): Other than during permit hunts, areas are restricted to archery hunting and are open April 14-17 and April 21-May 1, 2009. Closed during turkey gun quota hunts. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-13 and April 18-20, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02) Turkeys must be checked at designated check stations.

FT. CHAFFEE WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009 Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

FREDDIE BLACK CHOCTAW ISLAND WMA AND DEER RESEARCH AREA

Fall: Both units closed.

East Unit

Spring (Archery/Crossbow): April 20-26, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, April 11-12 and April 18-19, 2009

(youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 30-May 1, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code23.02).

West Unit

Spring: Closed. FROG BAYOU WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring: Closed. GALLA CREEK WMA

Fall

Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GARRETT HOLLOW NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Archery): April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Spring (Firearms): Closed. GENE RUSH WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GREERS FERRY LAKE WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GULF MOUNTAIN WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-13, April 17-19 and April 24-26, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

Spring (Archery/Crossbow): April 27-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GUM FLATS WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02) H. E. FLANAGAN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring: Closed.

HAROLD E. ALEXANDER SPRING RIVER WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-13, April 17-19 and April 24-26, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

Spring (Archery/Crossbow): April 27-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

HARRIS BRAKE WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

HENRY GRAY HURRICANE LAKE WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

HOBBS SP-CA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): Closed.

HOLLA BEND NWR

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Archery): April 13-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02) Turkeys must be checked at Area

Headquarters.

April 11-12, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02) urkeys must be checked at Area Headquarters.

HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-13 and April 18-20, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

(Ref. Code 23.02)

HOPE UPLAND WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): See Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA (Ref.

Code 23.02).

HOWARD COUNTY WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

HOWARD HENSLEY SEARCY COUNTY WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

IRON MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

J. PERRY MIKLES BLUE MOUNTAIN SUA

Fall: Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

JAMESTOWN INDEPENDENCE COUNTY WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

JIM KRESS WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. (Ref. Code 23.02)

JONES POINT WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-13, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

LAKE GREESON WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LEE COUNTY WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LITTLE BAYOU WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LITTLE RIVER WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LOAFER'S GLORY WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

MCILROY MADISON COUNTY WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-13 and April 18-20, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02).

MIKE FREEZE WATTENSAW WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02).

April 11-13 and April 18-20, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02).

MORO BIG PINE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-13, April 18-20 and April 25-27, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Coe 23.02)

Spring (Archery/Crossbow): April 28-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

MT. MAGAZINE WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

MUDDY CREEK WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

NACATOCH RAVINES NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

NIMROD LLOYD MILLWOOD WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

NORFORK LAKE WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): All units April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

All units April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

OVERFLOW NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring (Archery): April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Spring (Firearms): Closed.

OZAN WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

OZARK LAKE WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

OZARK NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

PALMETTO FLATS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

PETIT JEAN RIVER WMA

Fall Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

PINE CITY NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

PINEY CREEKS WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

POISON SPRINGS WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

POND CREEK NWR Fall: Closed.

Spring (Archery): Other than during permit hunt, areas are restricted to archery hunting and are open April 13-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Spring (Firearms): March 28-29, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02) April 11-12, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

PRAIRIE BAYOU WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

PROVO WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. (Ref. Code 23.02)

RAILROAD PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring: Closed.

RAINEY WMA

Fall Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

REX HANCOCK BLACK SWAMP WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms) (includes Cache River NWR Unit 2 lands within an area bounded by Hwy 64 on North, Hwy 17 on East, Hwy 38 on South, and Hwy 33 on West): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-12 and April 18-19, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

RICK EVANS GRANDVIEW PRAIRIE WMA Fall: Closed.

Spring (Firearms)(Includes Hope Upland WMA): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02).

RING SLOUGH WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

RIVER BEND WMA

Fall

Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

ROBERT L. HANKINS MUD CREEK WMA

Fall Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

ROTH PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring: Closed.

ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Fall Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SANDHILLS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SEVEN DEVILS WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

SHEFFIELD NELSON DAGMAR WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

SHIREY BAY RAINEY BRAKE WMA

Fall Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 11-13, April 17-19 and April 24-26, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

SLIPPERY HOLLOW NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall

Closed.

Spring: April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

SMOKE HOLE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SPRING BANK WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

STATELINE SANDPONDS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

STEVE N. WILSON RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring: Closed.

SULPHUR RIVER WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-13 and April 17-19, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

SWEDEN CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring: Closed.

SYLAMORE WMA

North and South Units

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. April 11-14, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02) April 17-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

TERRE NOIRE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring: Closed.

TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-May 1, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

TWO BAYOU CREEK WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

WAPANOCCA NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

WARREN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

WEDINGTON WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02).

WHITE CLIFFS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

WHITEHALL WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

April 11-24, 2009. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

WHITE RIVER NWR

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

WHITE ROCK WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

W.E. BREWER SCATTER CREEK WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. (Ref. Code 23.02)

April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkey, no more than one jake.

WINONA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring (Firearms): April 4-5, 2009 (youth hunt). Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. April 11-May 1, 2009. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

WITTSBURG NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall : Closed.

Spring: 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.

(9/24/2009)

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