RULE 002.00.18-001 - 2018-2019 Hunting Regulations

RULE 002.00.18-001. 2018-2019 Hunting Regulations

1. Recommended Change: Have a Quail stamp available to help support quail habitat. The price of the stamp is recommended at $4.50.

Justification: Revenue generated from Quail stamp sales would provide a steady funding source for facilitating management needs of the Northern Bobwhite program. The funding will be spent on bobwhite management on the six quail emphasis areas and on partner-agency lands (USFS, USFWS, ANHC, USCOE, etc...). Partner-agency land projects will aid in increasing the amount of useable habitat for quail within our seven quail focal landscapes. Once the emphasis areas have been improved /enhanced to ideal quail habitat, funds previously allocated to these areas will be applied to habitat work on other WMAs suitable for quail management and would build upon our landscape-scale approach to quail restoration. Code Change: D1.01 page 121

2. Recommended Change: Temporarily close quail season on Harold Alexander, Hope Upland, Jack Mountain, Little Bayou and Robert L. Hankins Mud Creek WMAs Justification: In 2017, AGFC initiated intensive habitat management on the above-listed WMAs; however spring point count data show that quail numbers on these areas are currently very low. The AGFC quail team recommends temporarily closing the hunting season on these 5 WMAs to allow an adequate amount of time for the population to respond to applied land management efforts. Once the density of quail reaches 0.33 birds/acre (1 covey/40 acres), based on fall covey count monitoring data, the hunting season will be reopened with appropriate regulations implemented. However, the season will be closed if 2 consecutive years of fall covey count data show the population to have been reduced to ≤ 0.17 birds/acre (0.5 covey/40 acres). It is critical that AGFC successfully demonstrate the absolute role that habitat restoration plays in restoring quail numbers. By demonstrating this success, AGFC will gain understanding and support from many citizens who have been skeptical of restoring quail populations to the state. Seeing physical successes can often lead landowners to create habitat on their properties which is one of the goals of AGFC's quail restoration effort.

Code: C1.05 page113

3. Recommended Change: Limit quail hunting to shotgun with no larger than a #2 shot. Justification: There are no clear firearm restrictions for the hunting of quail at this time. This will set a definite policy for what is legal.

Code: 6.06 page29

4. Recommended Change: Remove the youth restriction for the special permit quail hunt On Camp Robinson SUA and J. Perry Blue Mountain SUA

Justification: These hunts could possibly increase interest to a sport he or she may never have had a chance to experience. Code: C1.05 page 113

5. Recommended Change: It is proposed to add a new code to Chapter 18.00 of the AGFC Code of Regulations specifically addressing the restriction to the harvest of wild turkey jakes.

Justification: There is not currently a code specifically addressing the restriction to wild turkey jake harvest as there is for the restriction to wild turkey hen harvest. Creating this code will provide uniformity when enforcing wild turkey harvest violations and afford managers opportunity to assign consistent penalties to hen and jake harvests which should create similar incentive among hunters to avoid this subset of the wild turkey population thus improving gobbler carryover. Code Change: add 18.03 pages 34

6. Recommended Change: It is proposed to clarify the verbiage in AGFC Code 11.03 regarding the take of wild turkey jakes by youth during special youth turkey hunts by changing the last sentence to read, "Youths may take one jake according to Addendum A1.02 and Addendum C1.04." Currently the last sentence in the code reads, "During these hunts jakes may be taken."

Justification: The current wording in AGFC Code 11.03 leaves room to interpret that it may be legal to harvest more than one jake during the statewide youth turkey hunt/hunts. Code: 11.03 page31

7. Recommended Change: Add a youth permit Turkey hunt to Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D Arc WMA.

Justification: Turkey population at Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D Arc can support an additional limited youth hunt. Code: C1.04 page104

8. Recommended Change: Allow hunters to be assigned CITES tag instead of Temporary Alligator Possession Tag.

Justification: Currently, hunters must first place a TAPT on their harvested alligator before checking the alligator on-line. Once checked on-line and confirmed a CITES tag is mailed to the hunter. This slows the process of getting the CITES tag to the hunter in some case by as much as a week after harvest. While the TAPT keeps a hunter legal in state it prevents them from sending their alligator out of state for varying reasons (taxidermist, tannery, processor or hide buyer) until the CITES is obtained currently through the mail. Changing to assigning the CITES tag prior to the hunt at either the workshop or mailing the tag to successful hunters would expedite the checking process. This would also be consistent with the checking procedures of other big game species. Successful hunters would still report their harvest through the AGFC radio room as in years past and check their alligator on-line within 12 hours. This would in turn provide quicker harvest biological data as well as further reducing man hours expended on this hunt. Allow 7 days after end of hunt to return unused CITES tags to be eligible for hunt the following year. Code : 12.03 page32

9. Recommended Change: This is a code clarification that will prohibit any one under 16 from being eligible for applying for an alligator hunts. It has always been discouraged for anyone under 16 to apply to the alligator hunt even though it is not listed in the codebook.

Justification: Currently there are no age restrictions in code for applying for permit or harvesting an alligator.

Code: 11.06 page31

10. Recommended Change: Clarification of existing code for the sale of alligator meat, hide or parts to individuals outside the state.

Justification: Currently the code states that Alligator meat or parts may not be sold or transferred outside the state without prior written authorization from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The issue is that no one knew what "prior written authorization" meant. After confirming with Captain Dunn of USFWS and confirming with CITES agent only authorization from USFWS is requiring a CITES tag or reference to that CITES tag number remain with all portions. Code: 5.04 page27

11. Recommended Change: Allow limited alligator season in Alligator zone 2. Justification: Since the first sport hunt in 2007 Zone 2 has been closed to all alligator sport hunting. Zone 2 was originally closed to serve as a control for population analysis along with the adjacent open zones. That control is no longer warranted and justified. The alligator population has proven to be stable and capable to support a limited hunt. Allowing a limited sport hunt would allow Zone 2 sportsmen the opportunity to participate in Arkansas's alligator season. Also serve as an opportunity to potentially address some nuisance alligator situations. Annual population surveying would continue and adjustments would be made accordingly if warranted.

Code: A1.10 page47

12. Recommended Change: Clarify the code regarding possession of Alligator permit requirements.

Justification: Anyone that possesses a crocodilian species or attempts to participate in sport hunting activities must obtain and possess the required permit and or special tag issued by the Commission. This code already addresses the issue but the wording is a little confusing. Through word editing the existing code it will allow clarification of the code.

Code: 12.02 page32

13. Recommended Change: Change cost of private land elk permits from $35 to $5 each. These permits will be sold under the new license system.

Justification: Change the cost of the private land elk permits to be consistent with other species permit fees. Code: D1.01 page123

14. Recommended Change: Eliminate the Elk Management Assistant Program (EMAP) for private lands. Replace this program with an individual license base permit. All private land elk permits will be sold on the new license system. Permits will cost $5 each. Hunters who purchase a private land elk permit will have this option added to their license. Once a permit is purchased, it will be up to the hunter to find a landowner who will give them permission to hunt their property. The current call in quota system will still be utilized in the future. All private land elk permits will be issued for either sex elk. Once the bull quota has filled, all permits will become antlerless only permits. Permits can be used on any private lands (except in the Boxley Valley hunting exclusion zone) within the core elk management zone.

Justification: This change will greatly reduce the number of man hours required to issue private land elk permits. All paper applications have to be entered by hand with the current system. This creates a burden on employees and leaves opportunity for administrative errors to occur. Under the proposed system, all permits will be issued to hunters licenses. This system will also allow for real time hunter data availability and violator screening. It will also make it much easier for private land owners to obtain permits for their property. Code: S1.02 page129

15. Recommended Change: Clarification of Squirrel season on Ozark National Forest WMAs. Justification: Amend the Dog Restrictions on WMAs to prohibit dogs from being used for squirrel hunting during the first nine days of modern gun deer season on Lee Creek WMA.

Code: 22.01(12) page38

16. Recommended Change: Allow the use of bone without viscera as an attractant while trapping.

Justification: This was a request from Arkansas Trappers Association that does not pose any negative impact.

Code: 17.01 page33

17. Recommended Change: Increase archery bear quota in Bear Zone 1 from 205 to 250 bears.

Justification: For many years AGFC has been operating under the management direction to stabilize the bear population across the Ozarks. The current bear plan also recommends stabilization of the Ozark Bear population. Over the past several years, there has been continued expansion of bears into the Ozarks and "fringe" habitat that historically never had sustainable populations which would suggest that harvesting bears at 10% estimated population rate is not sufficient. Increasing the harvest rate incrementally may very well be needed. An increase in harvest quota of 20% would make a harvest target rate of 12-15% instead of 10%. Code: A1.08 page46

18. Recommended Change: Exempt certain state-owned WMA's within bear zone 1 that have permitted firearm deer hunts from the bear zone 1 quota and allow bear to be harvested by permit holders during those permitted firearm hunts. Those WMAs include: Ed Gordon Point Remove, Harold E. Alexander Spring River, McIlroy Madison County, and Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain.

Justification: These WMAs typically have permitted firearm hunts that fall outside the normal statewide season framework and most of the time the bear quota for Zone 1 has already been met therefore restricting the opportunity for any firearms hunting opportunities for bear on those WMAs. By exempting them from the Zone 1 quota, it will allow some firearms bear hunting opportunities on those WMAs by permit holders only.

Code: A1.08, C1.02 page46&88

19. Recommended Change: Amend Code 04.01 Game Animal/Bird Bag Limit and Possession Limit to reflect an enhanced penalty for violating bag limits on big game. It is suggested that small game violations of this code remain Class 1 and big game violations of this code become Class 3.

Justification: It is now a class 1 violation to harvest above the season bag limit on alligator, bear, elk, deer and wild turkeys. Per the current code book, persons convicted of harvesting more than the season bag limit for alligator, bear, deer, elk and wild turkey receive the same fines/points as those convicted of harvesting, for example, 13 squirrels in one day. Big game and small game are differentiated in Code 05.01 Hunting Wildlife in Closed Season Prohibited, setting precedent for this proposed change. Code : 4.01 page27

20. Recommended Change: Clarify the code for burning on WMAs.

Justification: This code currently makes it illegal to burn metal cans, tinfoil, nails, etc. The non-combustible item that is thrown into the fire is not being consumed by the fire and is most often left for Agency staff or contractor to pick-up. Currently, the Wildlife Officer has to see the campers leaving camp and the trash in the camp fire to be able to write a ticket for littering. Code: 19.06 page34

21. Recommended Change: Change the wording of season dates for most game, Corp property, NWRs and some migratory bird as to eliminate the need to update this code annually and to eliminate a redundant exception in C1.09.

Justification: The current phrasing requires that this code be updated every year, introducing sources of potential errors in the Code that could make regulation enforcement difficult. By changing to language that does not require annual review it will ease the regulation setting process for staff and Commissioners. Code: A1.01-A1.10, B1.01-B1.07, C1.01-C1.10 and C1.15 page 41- 121

22. Recommended Change: Clarify the language in the requirements of a tag to be attached to harvest.

Justification: The "special note" section was not clarified in last year's changes to the regulations. This will clarify the tagging not being necessary if hunter has checked and has that confirmation number and is with the harvest. Also eliminate redundant wording to clarify the code. Code: 5.17 page28

23. Recommended Change: Clarify that failure to continue to meet the initial eligibility and application requirements for wildlife rehabilitators is a cause for permit revocation or non-renewal. Eliminate allowance for permanent retention of animals unable to be released. Allow for temporary possession by a veterinarian of animals undergoing rehabilitation. Restrict the conditions rehabilitators are allowed to treat. Justification: These changes will clarify the conditions under which rehabilitation permits will be revoked and that veterinarians can provide medical care and temporarily possess animals (other than cervids and bears) with conditions beyond the capability of rehabilitators to treat. Allowing un-releasable animals to be retained by wildlife rehabilitators goes against the primary purpose of this permit, which is to return healthy animals to the wild. Rehabilitators generally provide limited care to injured or diseased animals and in the interest of animals welfare we wish to make it clear what the limits of such care are so as to avoid rehabilitators attempting to undertake treatments that they are not qualified to perform. Code: F1.05, 9.12 pages126&30

24. Recommended Change: In 2010, the USFWS certified Arkansas's new falconry regulations which were written based on federal minimum guidelines for falconry. When the new regulations were published in the Code Book in 2010, the requirement that general and master class falconers must have a current hunting license was accidentally omitted (it was included in all previous AGFC falconry regulations). Justification: The requirement for apprentice class falconers to possess a valid hunting license is listed in Addendum F.1.07. This recommended change corrects the omission by placing the hunting license requirement in the regulation itself and eliminates the need to include the requirement in the addendum for each of the 3 classes of falconers. Code: 9.15 page31

25. Recommended Change: Eliminate code 14.03.

Justification: This code is no longer needed due to reference to Ivory Billed Woodpecker.

Code: 14.03 page32

26. Recommended Change: Allow youths that have successfully completed Hunters Education to be able to hunt without a mentor during youth season.

Justification: These youths hunt alone during the regular gun season so restricting them to hunting with an adult one weekend seems unnecessary. Code: 11.05 page31

27. Recommended Change: Remove reference to permit in regards to Geocaching Justification: The Geocaching code M1.00 was updated last year and the reference to a permit was left out of the revision.

Code 19.18 page34

28. Recommended Change: Clarification of handgun code for the minimum barrel length and calibers qualification.

Justification: As this code is currently written it is confusing of what handgun is legal for hunting based on the bore size and barrel length. This will eliminate confusion of what is a legal handgun. Code: 6.02 (4) page29

29. Recommended Change: Allow the use of certain big bore air rifles for hunting white-tailed deer only during any open modern gun deer seasons.

Justification: Currently there are 11 states that allow the use of big bore air rifles for harvesting deer (AL, AZ, KY, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, SC, VA, VT) while two others are currently in the process of legalizing their use (FL, TX). Much effort was employed by AGFC staff to better understand the physics of big bore air guns, their ballistics as compared to centerfire firearms, and their effectiveness for producing an ethical harvest and retrieval of white-tailed deer. It is evident that there is a vast spectrum of power, accuracy, and subsequent effectiveness of big bore air guns on the market due to the variation in gun designs and the numerous designs and weights of the bullets that they propel. Therefore, after analyzing the information/data collected from these efforts and after reviewing regulations of other states which allow big bore air rifles it was determined that the minimum guidelines listed in the proposed code change (Code 6.02) would consistently produce an effective kill "shot" for a white-tailed deer. In addition big bore air rifles should be categorized as a modern gun firearm and should be used in conjunction with corresponding modern gun deer season(s). And, due to their limited effective distance, it is also suggested that big bore air rifles be used in deer zones which limit the use of certain centerfire rifles (Deer Zones 4, 4B, 5, and 5B). However, it is important to note that at this time big bore air rifles are not subject to any federal excise tax, the basic funding mechanism for state wildlife agency activities. This means no portion of the proceeds from big bore air gun purchases (ammunition included) contribute to the state wildlife conservation activities supported by Pittman Robertson funds. Code: 6.02 page29

30. Recommended Change: For clarification purposes, change wording in several codes regarding weapons allowed and permits required on DeGray Lake WRA.

Justification: DeGray Lake WMA staff contacted AGFC to request these code clarifications for the public. The permit requirements for hunts on the WRA were excluded and need to be included as well.

Code: 20.02(G), 20.07(A), 24.04(3) pages 34, 36 & 40

31. Recommended Change: Add DeGray Lake WRA mobility-impaired waterfowl hunt to the waterfowl hunting permit requirement list. Remove the wording for a signed permit.

Justification: The code does not state that a permit is required to hunt waterfowl on the DeGray Lake WRA during the mobility-impaired hunt. Remove the wording of signed due to the electronic permits and license allowed now.

Code: 24.10 page41

32. Recommended Change: Remove Access permit requirement from U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WDA

Justification: With the implementation of the WMA General Use Permit for all WMAs this permit is no longer needed. Also, several things have changed on the WDA recently that makes the rules and regulations of this WDA the same as most WMAs across the state. The specific rules will be placed in the Area Notes in the General Hunting Guidebook each year. Code: 20.07(A) page36

33. Recommended Change: Remove Youth Deer Permit hunt on Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms WMA and move to the first segment of statewide youth hunt.

Justification: AGFC Staff has observed very little participation in these permitted deer hunts since 2014. Through daily observations, the Region 2 biologist staff has documented a growing deer population that is responding very well to various types of habitats and management practices. In order to maintain a quality deer herd on this WMA, staff is recommending adding additional permits to increase deer harvest and with the additional 1000 acres added to the WMA in 2015, staff also recommends the removal of the weapon restrictions. Removal of this restriction should also help increase participation in the permit hunt.

Code: C1.13 (D), C1.01 page 120 & 83

34. Recommended Change: Remove weapon restrictions on Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek WMA.

Justification: Staff has observed very little participation since 2014. Over the past 8 years the Region 2 biologist staff has documented, through daily observations, a growing deer population that is responding very well to various types of habitats and management practices. With the additional 1000 acres added in 2015 staff recommends the removal of the weapon restrictions. Code: 20.02(A) page34

35. Recommended Change: Add a doe to the modern gun deer season bag limit for opening weekend on Sylamore WMA

Justification: On Piney Creek, Ozark National Forest, White Rock and the Lee Creek

WMAs a doe is allowed during both muzzleloader seasons OR during the opening weekend of modern gun. Sylamore does not include the opening weekend of modern gun and thus this addition would standardize regulations on the Ozark National Forest (north of I-40) and provides additional opportunity for doe to be harvested on Sylamore WMA. Code: C1.01 page49

36. Recommended Change: Extend the muzzleloader deer hunt on Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d' Arc WMA for 2018-19 from the usual five day hunt to the third Saturday in October for 9 days. Extend the modern gun deer hunt to the second Saturday in November for 9 days.

Justification: Six years of data suggests than the WMA has an average harvest of 33.3 deer during the permit hunts. I reasonably suspect that the archery harvest is relatively minimal. Three years of spotlight survey data suggest an average harvest of about 120 deer is needed for this WMA. Taking this into consideration along with the results from the APC conducted in 2013, this proposal is justified. Although the APC results were based on a small sample size, they are indicative of a herd that is in excess of the carrying capacity. There are no foreseen conflicts with the dates or any negative impacts to the hunting opportunity for small game or waterfowl. No negative feedback from the hunters is anticipated. This change will provide more hunter opportunity and hopefully higher harvest numbers. Code: Addendum C1.01 page 61

37. Recommended Change: Change the deer muzzleloader mobility impaired permit hunt on Lake Greeson WMA from the second Thursday and Friday in October to the Thursday and Friday Prior to the first Saturday in November.

Justification: The Corps of Engineers has a deer muzzleloader mobility impaired permit hunt and has requested these date changes.

Code: Addendum C1.01 page 70

38. Recommended Change: Remove the deer permit requirements for Cut Off Creek and Little Bayou.

Justification: Due to limited permit sales it is recommended to remove the permit requirements along with the loss of acreage due to timber company sale. Code: C1.13 page57

39. Recommended Change: Increase youth season bag limit to four deer, (two bucks and two antlerless) for Loafer's Glory

Justification: This will make it consistent with the other WMAs in this area: Buffalo National River, Gene Rush and Bearcat Hollow.

Code: C1.01 page72

40. Recommended Change: Inholdings of private land on a WMA may be eligible for WMA permits.

Justification: Currently, private land owners within a WMA that have 12 violation points are not eligible for WMA permits to hunt on their private land. This will allow those owners of private land to be able to receive permits to hunt on their own property. Code: 1.00-L (B) page25

41. Recommended Change: Clarify the language in the Bonus deer tags. Justification: the Deer Management Assistance Program tags, Private land CWD Management tags and the Special Urban Deer Hunt must be placed on deer upon harvest regardless of the checking process.

Code: 5.17 (E) page28

42. Recommended Change: Clarify that hand feeding of wildlife within the CWD management zone is to exclude all game animals.

Justification: Clarification is needed to code to reduce confusion. As it is written any game animal may be fed by hand except alligators within the CWD management zone. Code: 07.06 (10) page30

43. Recommended Change: As a result of additional positives add five more counties to CWD zone (Benton, Washington, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian). Justification: Additional positives have resulted in the need to add the following counties to the CWD zone: Benton, Crawford, Franklin, Sebastian and Washington. To manage CWD prevalence and distribution in Arkansas, specific regulations should be implemented where the disease is known to occur. Amendment 35 states that the AGFC must manage by zone, therefore a CWD management zone will need to be created. Counties will be included in this zone if a wild or captive cervid has tested positive for

CWD. In addition, portion of a county is within a 10-mile radius of a wild or captive cervid that has tested positive for CWD, the entire county is included in the CWD management zone. The 10-mile radius is based on research which examined dispersal of male fawn and yearling white-tailed deer from their natal home ranges. Research demonstrated movement distances of 1-15 miles on average is common; however, deer movements of distances greater than 50 miles have been documented. Oyer et al., (2007) documented a yearling female traveling a cumulative distance of 287 miles and as far as 60 miles in a straight-line distance in a research project conducted in south-central Wisconsin. Although this animal was not found to be infected with CWD, its movements serve as a cautionary tale of the potential for individuals to move long-distances and, if infected, to spread prions across the landscape.

Code: E1.12 page125

44. Recommended Change: Remove antler restrictions from the following WMAs: Beaver Lake, Blue Mountain, Cherokee (areas within the CWD zone) Cherokee Prairie Natural Area, Dardanelle, Fort Chaffee, Frog Bayou, Galla Creek, Garrett Hollow Natural Area, H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area, Howard Hensley Searcy County, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA, Jones Point, Loafers Glory, Mount Magazine, Nimrod/Lloyd Millwood, Ozark Lake, Petit Jean River, Rainey, Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain, Slippery Hollow Natural Area and Wedington

Justification: During Phase I of AGFC's CWD response, sampling results revealed an overall prevalence rate of 23% inside the CWD Focal Area in Newton County. Of these, 32% of all sampled bucks were positive for the disease. This finding of higher disease prevalence in males vs. females is common with CWD, though exceptions exist. Based on this finding, it is reasonable to focus treatment in the CWD Management Zone on increased removal of the highest prevalence group (males) by removing antler-point restrictions. This will allow more bucks of all age-classes to be harvested. Based on several models of CWD in white-tailed deer, long term male-focused harvest is projected to be the best harvest-based method to stabilize or reduce CWD prevalence over a period of 25-100 years. Additionally, male-removal is projected to slow dispersal of CWD, as yearling males are well documented to disperse over long distances, possibly carrying infectious pathogens in the process. This treatment mechanism is intended to reduce the number of infected individuals in the population and shift the population to include fewer males. This management strategy represents a difficult trade-off between popular trophy buck management strategies and having healthy, stable populations. This management strategy should not be expected to yield short-term results but must be implemented consistently over a period of decades

Code: C1.14, C1.01 page 120 & 49

45. Recommended Change: Remove 3-Point Rule from the CWD Management Zone counties.

Justification: During Phase I of AGFC's CWD response, sampling results revealed an overall prevalence rate of 23% inside the CWD Focal Area in Newton County. Of these, 32% of all sampled bucks were positive for the disease. This finding of higher disease prevalence in males vs. females is common with CWD, though exceptions exist. Based on this finding, it is reasonable to focus treatment in the CWD Management Zone on increased removal of the highest prevalence group (males) by removing antler-point restrictions. This will allow more bucks of all age-classes to be harvested. Based on several models of CWD in white-tailed deer, long term male-focused harvest is projected to be the best harvest-based method to stabilize or reduce CWD prevalence over a period of 25-100 years. Additionally, male-removal is projected to slow dispersal of CWD, as yearling males are well documented to disperse over long distances, possibly carrying infectious pathogens in the process. This treatment mechanism is intended to reduce the number of infected individuals in the population and shift the population to include fewer males. This management strategy represents a difficult trade-off between popular trophy buck management strategies and having healthy, stable populations. This management strategy should not be expected to yield short-term results but must be implemented consistently over a period of decades.

Code: E1.12, 15.01 pages125&33

46. Recommended Change: Establish a tier-based, carcass movement restriction for the CWD Management Zone. Tier 1 (Counties: Boone, Carroll, Madison and Newton) and Tier 2 (Counties: Benton, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Pope, Searcy, Marion, Sebastian, Yell, Washington and Van Buren.

Justification: One of the primary goals of CWD management is to minimize the rate of disease spread to uninfected areas. The carcasses of animals infected with CWD may contain large quantities of prion, especially in the lymphatic and nervous system tissues. Movements of these tissues are considered a risk for CWD transmission and disease spread. In 2005, AGFC implemented a carcass importation ban from CWD positive states and provinces in order to protect the state's cervid populations from contact with infectious material. With the discovery of CWD in Arkansas, this regulation was expanded to include movement of these same materials from within the CWD Management Zone to areas in the state where CWD is not currently known to occur to reduce the risk of disease establishment in those areas. This regulation allows some lower-risk tissues, such as antlers and cleaned skulls, meat with all bones removed, cleaned teeth, hides, and finished taxidermy products, to be transported from within the CWD Management Zone to other areas in Arkansas.

This proposal of a tier-based system would restrict the movement of entire carcasses from those counties with a higher apparent prevalence to areas with a lower apparent prevalence and remaining counties of Arkansas where CWD has not been identified (i.e. Newton County deer carcass being transported to Sebastian County). Tier 1 Counties: carcasses would be allowed to move within these counties, but not into Tier 2 Counties or any other county in Arkansas. Tier 2 Counties: carcasses would be allowed to move within other Tier 2 counties, Tier I counties, but not outside the CWD Management Zone. Code: 5.26, E1.12 page28&131

47. Recommended Change: Liberalize and make deer season structure more consistent across the CWD zone.

Justification: One of AGFC's goals is to stabilize CWD prevalence within areas known to have this disease. There is a strong correlation between deer density and CWD prevalence; therefore, deer densities should be reduced in and near areas known to be infected. In an effort to reduce the potential spread of CWD, stabilize its prevalence, and make regulations within the CWD Management Zone more consistent and easier to communicate to the public, it is suggested that bag limits be made consistent across the CWD Management Zone. Code: A1.01 page43

48. Recommended Change: Add Cox Cypress and Grand Cypress Lakes to the exceptions in Common Restriction A code.

Justification: These two bodies of water on George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto are popular for fall and winter fishing and was overlooked to be included in Common Restrictions A code. Code: C1.12 page117

49. Recommended Change: Clarify with stronger language in Common Restriction A that during the regular duck season that boats may not be launched any earlier than 2:00 a.m. and that boats must remain occupied in boat staging areas from 2.00 a.m. until 4:00 a.m.

Justification: With deployment of boat restrictors, some waterfowl hunters leave their respective boats in boat staging areas unattended for extended periods in an attempt to claim a spot in line for leaving that morning. Code: C1.12 (1)(a) page117

50. Recommended Change: Code clarification to add exception to Shirey Bay Rainey Brake for boat motor and time restriction for non-waterfowl hunters.

Justification: Shirey Bay, Horseshoe Lake and Hill Slough are popular fishing and boating areas. This exception will allow non-hunting boaters to utilize motors over 25 horsepower for fishing and non-hunting activities on these waterbodies. Code: 24.03 page39

51. Recommended Change: Clarify in code 24.09 the list of WMAs required for the nonresident permits and add Freddie Black Choctaw Island and Ozan that were omitted from the code. Clarify time period of permit to be from the first day of first segment of regular duck season to the last day of the last segment of regular duck season. Justification: License requires each WMA to be listed to purchase a permit for and therefore each WMA must be listed. Freddie Black Choctaw Island and Ozan were inadvertently left out of this regulation, this will correct this mistake.

Code: 24.09, D1.01 pages40&123

52. Recommended Change: Include National Refuges in the boating restrictions and clarify section (B) and (C) of 20.27

Justification: At the request of Refuge Administration they would like to be included in the reckless boating codes to provide another tool for Federal and State Officers to deal with the "boat races". Section B and C was not amended to cover all the Commission owned or controlled instead it refers to "the WMA's listed above" which does not exist any longer. Code: 20.27 page37

53. Recommended Change: Clarify the definition of a resident.

Justification: The current definition of the term "Resident" has limited explanation about the criteria for a person to establish Arkansas residency. The proposed revisions clarify that: a natural person must have established domicile in Arkansas for at least 60 days; children younger than 18 are presumed to have same resident status as their custodial parent or legal guardian unless otherwise documented; applicants for Commission-issued licenses, permits, and tags have the burden of proving their resident status; certain types of documentation may be considered for demonstrating proof of residency; and list resident permits, licenses and tags that require an applicant to provide proof of Arkansas residency for one (1) continuous year. Code: 1.00-C page22

54. White-fronted, Snow, Blue, Ross's and Canada goose season.

Geese: Oct. 27-29, Nov. 17- Dec. 23, 2018 and Dec. 25, 2018- Jan. 27, 2019

Justification: White-fronted goose hunting has grown in popularity in recent years, and many of these geese arrive several weeks before typical opening dates. This season segment would provide additional early hunting opportunity for white-fronted geese. Seasons for other geese would be opened concurrently to avoid confusion and reduce potential for violations. Code: B1.09, B1.10, B1.11, B1.14 page 48

55. Youth Season

Dates: Dec. 1, 2018 and Feb. 2, 2019

Justification: Split youth waterfowl hunting days offer two chances for these opportunities to occur during good weather and habitat conditions, and these proposed dates are both on days when youth will be out of school.

Code: B1.13 page49

56. Duck season opening:

Traditional Dates: Nov. 17-25, Dec. 6-23, Dec. 26, 2018 -Jan. 27, 2019 Justification: Justification: These recommended dates are the same as the past few years with a three-segment season with the first segment starting on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and then closing on the last Sunday in January which is the latest possible date allowed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service framework. Code: B1.08 page48

Additional Waterfowl

57. Recommended Change: Change time to be off water on WMAs from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Justification: This change will allow walk in hunters to be able to get off the area after shooting hours have ended. Code: 24.01 page39

58. Recommended Change: Remove restrictions on waterfowl bag limits on George Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto WMA

Justification: This code is no longer needed and removing this restriction will increase hunting opportunity for waterfowl hunters.

Code: B1.08 page48 2019 DEER SEASON OPENING DATES

Deer (archery): Sat., Sept. 28, 2019 (4th Sat. in Sept. annually)

Deer (muzzleloader): Sat., Oct. 19, 2019 (3rd Sat. in Oct. annually)

Deer (modern gun): Sat., Nov. 9, 2019 (2nd Sat. in Nov. annually)

Deer (youth): November 2-3, 2019 and Jan. 4-5, 2020(First Saturday in

November and First Saturday in January)

Deer (antlerless only): Oct. 12-16, 2019 (2nd Sat. in Oct. annually)

Affected Codes 01.00-C DEFINITION OF TERMS

For the purposes of the Arkansas State Game and Fish 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.

AGFC LICENSE SYSTEM- The point-of-sale system that the Commission uses to sell and dispense Commission-issued licenses, permits, stamps, tags, and other privileges to the public.

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 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 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, 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 DEER - A doe or a buck having less than 2 inches of hardened bone antler.

ANTLERLESS ELK - Any elk (male or female) not meeting requirements to be a legal bull elk.

AQUACULTURE SPECIES - Any species listed on the Approved Aquaculture

Species List (Addendum J1.00) and species not listed but allowed under Unlisted or Restricted Species Possession Permits.

AQUATIC WILDLIFE - All aquatic species, including aquatic snails, aquatic turtles, crayfish (crawfish and crawdads), fish (including minnows), frogs, mussels and salamanders.

ARKANSAS RIVER BOUNDARY (Sportfishing Only) - The Arkansas Post

Canal from Norrell Lock and Dam No. 1 to the Arkansas River and the Arkansas River from Wilbur D. Mills Dam No. 2 upstream to the Oklahoma state line, including all lakes, bays and tributary streams accessible by boat from the main channel except:

[BULLET]Big Bayou Meto upstream from Arkansas Highway 11;

[BULLET]Plum Bayou upstream from U.S. Highway 79;

[BULLET]Little Maumelle River upstream from Pinnacle Mountain State Park;

[BULLET]Maumelle River upstream from Lake Maumelle Dam;

[BULLET]Fourche LaFave upstream from Arkansas Highway 113;

[BULLET]Palarm Creek upstream from Interstate 40;

[BULLET]Cadron Creek upstream from the weir;

[BULLET]Point Remove Creek upstream from Arkansas Highway 113;

[BULLET]Petit Jean River upstream from Pontoon Boat Ramp at Arkansas Highway 154;

[BULLET]Illinois Bayou upstream from Russellville Waterworks Dam;

[BULLET]Big Piney and Little Piney creeks upstream from Arkansas Highway 359;

[BULLET]Horsehead Creek upstream from Interstate 40;

[BULLET]Mulberry River upstream from Interstate 40;

[BULLET]Frog Bayou upstream from Arkansas Highway 162 and Lee Creek upstream from Lee Creek Dam,

[BULLET]And from the first non-navigable shoal for streams entering the Arkansas River along the right bank descending from the Oklahoma state line to Lake Dardanelle Dam.

ARTIFICIAL LURE OR FLY - Terminal fishing tackle made entirely of rubber, wood, metal, glass, feathers, hair, synthetic fibers or plastic, with hook attached.

BAITFISH - Minnows, logperch, gizzard and threadfin shad, gar (other than alligator gar), bullhead catfish, crayfish, drum, bowfin under 6 inches, skipjack herring, brook and inland silversides, bigmouth, smallmouth and black buffalo, river carpsucker, banded and Ozark sculpin, bream 4 inches and under, and bream over 4 inches that are caught by hook and line.

BAITING - The direct or indirect placing, exposing, depositing, distributing or scattering of salt, grain or other feed that could serve as a lure or attractant for wildlife to, on or over any areas where hunters are attempting to take them.

BIG GAME - Alligator, black bear, deer, elk and turkey.

BLACK BASS - Largemouth bass, redeye bass, smallmouth bass and spotted bass.

BLOCKING OUT - The removal of the head and/or tail associated with the processing of a commercial fish. The blocked-out carcass (bullet) must be at least the minimum length required for the body of water where the commercial fish was harvested (Code 30.11).

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 of fish (Code 34.07).

BREAM - A species of the genus Lepomis, including bluegill, redear, warmouth and other sunfish.

BUCK - A male deer (see LEGAL BUCK definition).

BUCK DEER SEASON - A deer season in which no deer other than legal buck deer may be taken.

BUY - To purchase, barter, exchange or trade, including 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.

CARCASS - The body of a dead animal.

CASE - A container specifically designed to hold a firearm which completely encloses the firearm by being zipped, snapped, buckled, tied or otherwise fastened with no portion of the firearm exposed.

CATCH-AND-RELEASE - The requirement that fish of a designated species must be immediately released into the water where caught.

CERVID - A member of the Family Cervidae including without limitation deer, reindeer, moose, elk and caribou.

CHASE FOR PLEASURE - To search for, pursue or chase game animals or other wildlife with the use of dogs for recreational purposes only, with no intent of hunting such game animals or wildlife.

CHECKING WILDLIFE - The accurate and complete reporting of specific information to the Commission concerning harvest of alligator, bear, deer, elk and turkey by one of the following methods: phoning a designated number to report bear, deer or turkey harvests, or electronically through the Commission's on-line deer, bear, elk, alligator and turkey checking Web site or mobile applications.

CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE (CWD) - Fatal disease affecting the brain of cervids that belongs to a group of diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

CHUMMING - To dislodge or deposit any substance not attached to a hook which may attract fish.

CITES TAG - a permit that allows shipping of certain animal pelts outside the State of Arkansas and assures compliance with the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species.

CLEAN - Having no meat matter or tissue attached to the carcass.

COMPUTER-ASSISTED HUNTING - The use of a computer or any other device, equipment or software to remotely control the aiming and discharge of a firearm, bow or crossbow to kill wildlife located in Arkansas.

COMMERCIAL FISH - Bowfin (over 6 inches), paddlefish, shovelnose, sturgeon, and all species of buffalo, catfish, carp, drum, gar, and sucker family (except silver redhorse).

COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN - Any person who fishes with tackle designated as commercial tackle requiring a license and/or tag issued by the Commission.

COMMERCIAL TACKLE - Properly licensed tackle used to catch aquatic wildlife for commercial purposes.

COMMERCIAL WILDLIFE HUNTING RESORT - A facility, location, business, or operation that offers, for pay or other consideration, an opportunity to hunt native wildlife, other than pen-raised game birds, held in captivity. Includes all contiguous land, and structures, other appurtenances, and improvements on the land, used for the hunting activities.

COMMERCIAL WILDLIFE PERMIT - Any or all of the following permits:

Alligator Farmer/Dealer, Alligator Snapping Turtle Breeder/Dealer, Resident Shell Taker and Seller, Shell Buyer, Non-Resident Shell Buyer, Resident Roe Taker/Seller, Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter, Non-Resident Roe Buyer, Resident Fur Dealer, Non-Resident Fur Dealer, Special Commercial Quail, Game Bird Shooting Resort, Commercial Wildlife Hunting Resort, Wildlife Breeder/Dealer and Wildlife Importation.

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

DEFERRED HUNTER EDUCATION (DHE) - Designates a holder of a valid Arkansas hunting license/permit who has deferred completion of the hunter education program.

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

DOE - A female deer.

DISABLED VETERAN:

(a) any individual whom the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has rated 100% permanently and totally disabled as a result of his or her U.S. military service;

(b) any individual whom the VA has rated permanently disabled as a result of his or her U.S. military service and who received the Purple Heart medal as a result of his or her service-connected disability.

DOE DEER SEASON - A deer season in which a doe may be taken. DROWNING SET - Any leg-hold trap that uses one or more of the following techniques to retain the target animal in water of suitable depth for drowning: a slide wire with lock, a tangle stake or a drowning weight. DUCKS (includes the following species) - All species of teal, merganser, whistling duck and scaup; American wigeon, American black duck, bufflehead, canvasback, gadwall, common goldeneye, mallard, mottled duck, northern shoveler, redhead, ring-necked duck, ruddy duck, northern pintail and wood duck. EDIBLE PORTIONS - portions of the following animals are considered edible as stated below:

(a) Game Mammals: front quarters, hind quarters, loins and tenderloins.

(b) Game Fish: fillets of fish.

(c) Game Birds: breasts.

(d) Frogs: hind legs.

(e) Alligators: tails, legs, flanks, loins and tenderloins. EITHER-SEX - A male or a female.

EITHER-SEX DEER SEASON - A deer season in which a doe or a legal buck may be taken.

EMERGENCY CONDITION - Any condition involving:

(a) imminent peril to the health, safety, or welfare of the public or the wildlife resources of the State; or

(b) immediate action mandated by federal law or regulation. ENCLOSE - To surround wildlife 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 - A wildlife species or subspecies endangered or threatened with extinction listed, or proposed as a candidate for listing, by the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service or any native species or subspecies listed as endangered by the Commission (Addendum P1.00).

FALCONRY - The caring for and training of raptors for pursuit of wild game,

and hunting wild game with raptors. It includes the taking of raptors from the wild to use in the sport and caring for training and transporting raptors held for falconry.

FEDERAL WATERS - Waters designated by federal law as federally controlled or under the jurisdiction of a department or agency of the United States

Government.

FEE LAKE - A lake in which there is a fee for fishing rights. All persons 16

years of age and older must possess an Arkansas fishing license. Daily limits apply.

FEEDING WILDLIFE- The direct or indirect placing, exposing, depositing,

distributing or scattering of salt, grain or other fed that serves or could serve as a lure, attractant, or supplemental food source for wildlife.

FERAL HOG - Any hog, including but not limited to Russian and European wild boar, any Old World swine, or the family Tayassuidae, including without limitation peccary, javelin, and New World swine, which is roaming freely and is living in a wild or feral state, and is not conspicuously identified as required under

§§ 2-34-101 and §§ 2-34-102.

FIREARM - Any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel, including without limitation modern guns, air guns and muzzleloaders

(see LOADED FIREARM).

FISH OR FISHING - To lure, attract, collect or pursue fish species or aquatic wildlife for the purpose of taking or attempting to take such species by any method.

FISH DEALER - Any person who sells live fish, including baitfish.

FISH FARM - Waters and adjacent premises confined within a pond, tank or lake not connected with public waters, and under management of a fish farmer.

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

FREEFLOATING FISHING DEVICE - A floating fishing device unanchored or unattached to a stationary object.

FURBEARERS - Badger, beaver, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, mink,

muskrat, nutria, opossum, raccoon, river otter, spotted skunk, striped skunk and weasel.

GAFF - To take or attempt to take fish with a hand- held or handled hook.

GAME ANIMALS - Alligator, black bear, bobcat, coyote, deer, elk, gray fox,

red fox, mink, opossum, eastern cottontail rabbit, swamp rabbit, raccoon, gray squirrel and fox squirrel.

GAME BIRD SHOOTING RESORT -A facility, location, business, or operation that offers, for pay or other consideration, an opportunity to hunt captive-raised game birds. Includes all contiguous land, and structures, other appurtenances, and improvements on the land, used for the hunting activities.

GAME BIRDS - Turkey, quail, pheasant, chukar Eurasian collared dove 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, hybrid striped bass, crappie, catfish, trout, bream, goggle-eye, walleye, muskellunge, sauger,

saugeye, paddlefish and pickerel.

GEOCACHE - Items in a container (cache) placed or hidden for individuals to subsequently find using a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver.

GEOCACHING - An outdoor sport, similar to "high-tech treasure hunting,"

involving use of a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to find a cache.

GUIDE - A 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.

HACKING - The temporary release of a raptor held for falconry to the wild so that it must survive on its own.

HARASS - An intentional or negligent act which creates the likelihood of injury to wildlife by annoying it to such an extent as to significantly disrupt normal behavioral pattern which include but are not limited to, breeding, feeding, or sheltering.

HAZARDOUS WAKE - Wash or wake upon an approaching, passing or stationary vessel, including but not limited to a wake that causes other vessels to take on water, or a wash or wake that is sufficient to toss occupants of other vessels about in a manner to cause injury or the risk of injury.

HARVEST/HARVESTING - To reduce to possession.

HEN TURKEY - Female turkey with or without a beard.

HIGH-FENCE ENCLOSURE - An enclosure that contains an area of at least 500 contiguous acres, with at least 60 percent 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 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 60 percent 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 - Taking or attempting to take wildlife by any method including but not limited to searching, pursuing, chasing, tracking, luring, or attracting.

HUNTING INCIDENT - When bodily injury above basic first aid or death occurs due to an activity directly related to a hunting or trapping excursion in the field. Examples of such activities would include discharge of a firearm, bow, or crossbow and falls from an elevated platform (tree stand, tower stand, or elevated duck blind).

HUNTING PARTY - Two or more persons hunting together.

HYBRID RAPTORS - A raptor produced from a cross-breeding birds of two different taxa, one or both of which are listed in 50 CFR 10.13, and any offspring of such raptors.

IMPORT OR IMPORTATION - To ship, convey, carry, transport, bring or introduce into Arkansas anything from outside its borders.

IMPRINT - A bird that is hand-raised in isolation from other raptors from two weeks of age until it has fledged and will be considered to be an imprinted bird for its entire life.

JAKE - Sub-adult male turkey having all these characteristics: longer central tail feathers, outermost one or two wing feathers lacking white barring all the way to the tip and a beard 6 inches or less in length.

KILLING DEVICE - Any firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow, compressed gas or spring-powered pistol or rifle, blowgun, speargun, hand-thrown spear, slingshot,

irritant gas device, explosive device, or any other implement designed to discharge a projectile capable of killing wildlife.

LARGE CARNIVORE - Tigers (Panthera tigris), African Lions (Panthera leo),

or any hybrid thereof and all species of bears.

LEGAL BUCK - A male deer may be considered legal under the following rules as applied by this Code:

(a) Antlered Buck: A male deer with two inches, or more, of hardened bone antler.

(b) Buck of Choice: A male deer.

(c) Button Buck: A male deer with less than two inches of hardened boned antler.

(d) Three-point Rule: A male deer having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or at least one antler with at least three points, each a minimum of one inch long, including the tip of the main beam. (Code 21.03).

(d) 12/15 Rule:

1) A male deer having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or

2) a male deer having an inside spread of at least 12 inches or more in width,

3) a male deer having at least one main beam 15 inches or more in length (Code 21.03).

(e) 15/18 Rule:

1) A male deer having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or

2) a male deer having an inside spread of at least 15 inches or more in width

3) a male deer having at least one main beam 18 inches or more in length (Code 21.03).

(f) WMA Special Restrictions: Special restrictions may apply on certain WMAs (Code 21.03).

LEGAL BULL ELK - An elk having at least one antler visible above the hair line.

LEGAL TURKEY - A turkey may be considered legal under the following rules as applied by this Code:

(a) Hunters 16 years and older a legal turkey is an adult gobbler or bearded hen.

(b) Hunters 6 to 15 years of age is an adult gobbler, bearded hen or jake.

LENGTH LIMITS -

(a) Minimum Length Limit: The shortest length of a fish of a designated species that can be kept.

(b) Maximum Length Limit: The maximum length of a fish of a designated species that can be kept.

(c) Protected Length: A species/size limit that prohibits anglers from keeping fish within a designated size group. Unless otherwise specified, all fish are measured from the front of the lower jaw with the mouth closed to the tip of the tail with tail lobes pressed together when laid flat on a rule, on its side. All fish not meeting the length limit requirements for a particular water or species must be immediately released into the water where caught.

LIMITS -

(a) Daily Limit: the maximum number of a species allowed to be taken during a specific 24-hour time period (midnight to midnight, unless otherwise specified).

(b) Seasonal Limit: the maximum number of a species allowed to be taken during a specific season.

(c) Possession Limit: the maximum number of species allowed to be possessed at any time. Any fish or wildlife, excluding migratory game birds, legally taken for personal consumption and stored in processed form within a residence of the possessor shall not count toward the possession limit.

LITTER - All waste which has been discarded or otherwise disposed of, including, but not limited to, convenience food and beverage packages or containers, trash, garbage, all other product packages or containers, and other post-consumer solid wastes as referenced in State Law, or discarded game animal carcasses.

LOADED FIREARMS - Firearms are considered loaded if shells or cartridges are in the chamber, magazine or cylinder. Percussion cap muzzleloading firearms are considered loaded if the percussion cap is on the nipple. Flintlock muzzleloading firearms are considered loaded if there is powder in the flashpan.

Electronic pulse ignition muzzleloaders are considered loaded if the ignition circuit is charged.

MIGRATORY BIRDS - All birds protected by the Federal Migratory Bird

Treaty Act of 1918 and subsequent amendments.

MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS - Coots, crows, doves, Eurasian collared dove, ducks, gallinules or moorhens, geese, rails, snipe and woodcock.

MILITARY RETIREE - Any individual at least 60 years old who is entitled to retired pay as a result of his or her United States military service.

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 - A designation made by the Commission based upon a satisfactory showing that a person has a permanent physical condition, verified by a physician duly licensed to practice medicine by a state medical board, which severely impairs the person's mobility and prevents him or her from being able to engage in hunting or fishing activities without the use of an ATV or similar specialized device for transportation.

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

NIGHT - The time period 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise.

NOODLING - 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.

NONGAME WILDLIFE - All wildlife other than furbearing or game animals, game birds and game fish.

NON-NATIVE WILDLIFE - Any wildlife not defined as native wildlife.

NONRESIDENT - A person not defined as a resident.

NUISANCE WILDLIFE - Any wildlife creating a problem by committing damage to personal property or crops.

OPEN SEASON - A time frame established by the Commission during which a designated species may be lawfully taken.

PEN-RAISED QUAIL - Quail raised or hatched in captivity.

PERSON - Any individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership or other legal entity in singular or plural as the context requires. All pronouns shall include the masculine, feminine and neuter.

PORTABLE HUNTING STAND - Any device or structure used for the purpose of hunting that can be carried in its entirety and erected by hand including but not limited to tripod stands, lean-to stands, lock-on stands, ladder stands, and climbing stands (Box stands are not portable hunting stands).

PORTABLE POP-UP BLIND - A structure used to conceal a person that can be collapsed and carried in its entirety by one person.

POSSESS OR POSSESSION - Having or holding wildlife, or any property in one's power; the exercise of dominion over property. Possession includes actual possession (physical occupancy or control over property) and constructive possession (control or dominion over property without actual possession or custody of the property).

PRIMATE - A live individual animal of the taxonomic order Primates, excluding humans.

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

PUBLIC ROAD - The traveled portion and the shoulders on each side of any road maintained for public travel by a city, county, state, or federal government and includes all structures within the limits of the right-of-way of any such road.

PUBLIC WATERS - Waters that members of the public have a legal right to access and use for recreational purposes, including all legally navigable waters.

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 - Migratory bird of the Order Falconiformes, Accipitriformes or the Order Strigiformes.

REAR OR REARING - To maintain plants or animals to increase their size or development.

REHABILITATION - 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.

RESIDENCE - Any dwelling such as a house, manufactured home, or apartment that is permanently fixed in place and is owned, leased, or rented fully or in part by an individual. This term does not include tents; temporary lodging or rental units such as hotels, motels, resorts, or commercial campgrounds; recreational vehicles; mobile travel trailers; or, motor vehicles.

RESIDENT -

(a) A natural person whose domicile currently is in Arkansas and has been for at least sixty (60) consecutive days. "Domicile" means the one and only place where a person has physically established a true, fixed and permanent home, and to where, whenever the person is briefly and temporarily absent, the person intends to return. Children younger than 18 are presumed to have the same resident status as their custodial parent or legal guardian unless otherwise documented. A person is not considered a resident under this Code if the person (i) resides in the state only for a special or temporary purpose including, but not limited to, engaging in hunting, fishing, or trapping, or (ii) has been issued any resident license, permit, or tag (except ones that are designated as non-expiring) to hunt, fish or trap in another state or country that is still valid in that state or country.

(b) The following persons also qualify as a "resident" under this Code:

(i) Residents of Arkansas enrolled as full-time students in colleges and universities outside of Arkansas.

(ii) Nonresidents enrolled as full-time students in colleges and universities in Arkansas.

(iii) Nonresident foreign exchange students attending school in Arkansas.

(iv) Resident foreign exchange students attending school outside of Arkansas.

(v) Active-duty military personnel assigned to duty stations in Arkansas.

(vi) Active-duty military personnel who were Arkansas residents at the time of entering service, regardless of where currently stationed.

(vii) Members of the National Guard who are assigned to an Arkansas Guard Unit.

(c) Applicants for Commission-issued resident licenses, permits, and tags have the burden of proving they qualify as a "resident" under this Code. Facts that may be considered in establishing proof of current Arkansas residency for the purpose of purchasing Commission-issued resident licenses, permits and tags include, but not limited to:

(i) Possession of a valid Arkansas driver's license or official, state-issued Arkansas identification card;*

(ii) Possession of a valid Arkansas vehicle registration in the applicant's name and display of current Arkansas license tags on the applicant's vehicle:*

(iii) Two documents bearing the applicant's current name, and address, not issued by himself or herself, including but not limited to:

1. Arkansas voter registration card;* and

2. Income tax returns issued by the Internal Revenue Service and/or the State of Arkansas.

(iv) Documentation from a college or university in Arkansas verifying that the applicant currently is enrolled as a fulltime student;

(v) Documentation from any branch of the United States Military or the duty station or unit in Arkansas; and

(vi) In the case of a child under 18; identification from a parent or legal guardian proving the parent or legal guardian qualifies as a "resident" under this Code. *Items marked with a * must have been issued at least sixty (60) days prior to the license, permit, or tag application.

(d) Additionally, to be eligible to be issued any of the following resident licenses, permits, or tags, an Arkansas resident must provide proof that he or she has qualified as a "resident" under this Code for at least the past one (1) continuous year:

(i) All Non-Expiring Lifetime Licenses and Permits (D1.01);

(ii) Resident Special Guide License (3.14);

(iii) Alligator Farmer/Dealer Permit (33.01);

(iv) Alligator Snapping Turtle Breeder/Dealer Permit (34.02)

(v) Commercial Fisherman's Permit & Sportfishing License (30.01) ;

(vi) Commercial Fisherman's Helper Permit (30.01);

(vii) Junior/Senior Commercial Fishing Permit (31.01);

(viii) Resident Shell Taker/Seller's License (31.01);

(ix) Shell Taker Helper Permit (31.01);

(x) Shell Buyer's License (31.01);

(xi) Resident Fish Dealer License (31.01);

(xii) Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit (30.17)

(xiii) Resident Roe Taker/Helper Permit (30.17); and

(xiv) Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit (30.18)

(e) The director or his representative shall make the final determination as to whether a license, permit, or tag applicant qualifies as a "resident' under this Code.

ROUGH FISH - Gars, bowfin, bullhead catfish, common carp, Asian carp (grass carp, bighead carp, silver carp), suckers (including buffalo), drum and yellow bass.

SEINE - A fishing net that hangs vertically in the water where the ends can be drawn together to entrap fish.

SEINING - The act of moving a seine by boat or human power to capture fish.

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, consigning, 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.

SIMULATED WING MOVEMENT DECOY - Any electric, mechanically-operated, wind-powered, or manually-powered apparatus or device that simulates wing movement, including any device that spins one or more fixed- or stationary-winged decoys around a central axis.

SMALL GAME - Furbearers, migratory game birds, quail, rabbit and squirrel.

SNAG - To take fish or other aquatic animals using conventional rod-and-reel tackle by a repeated drawing motion rather than enticement by live bait or artificial lure, regardless of what terminal tackle is attached to the fishing line.

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

SPORTFISH - See GAME FISH for definition.

TACKLE - An apparatus or device used to take wildlife.

TAKE - To shoot, kill, injure, trap, net, snare, spear, catch, capture or reduce to possession.

TAXIDERMY - The art of preparing, stuffing and/or mounting wildlife and parts thereof.

TRAP OR TRAPPING - A device to catch and hold wildlife.

TROUT - Any members of the Salmonidae family including rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, lake trout, cutthroat trout, salmon and char.

VESSEL - Every description of watercraft, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation, including motorboats and personal watercraft.

WATERFOWL - All species of coots, ducks, geese and swans.

WATERS OF THE STATE - All streams, lakes, ponds, sloughs, bayous, marshes or any other waters either permanent or intermittent located wholly or partially within Arkansas. Provided, however, "waters of the state" shall not include pay lakes and fish farms or any waters that are confined within a pond, tank, or lake, situated entirely on the premises of a single private owner and which, except under abnormal flood conditions, are not connected with any of other flowing stream or body of water that extends beyond the premises of such owner.

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. Aquatic wildlife includes all aquatic species, including aquatic snails, aquatic turtles, crayfish (crawdads and crayfish), fish (including minnows), frogs, mussels and salamanders.

WILDLIFE CHECK METHODS - The following are the official wildlife check methods:

(a)

(b) the Commission on-line deer, elk, bear and turkey checking Web site and mobile applications;

(c) Commission online alligator checking website;

(d) The designated bear checking telephone number or the designated deer, bear and turkey checking telephone number.

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA) - Designated areas owned or controlled by the Commission and distinguished by certain markers and considered a separate zone with regard to wildlife regulations including: wildlife management area (WMA), waterfowl rest area (WRA), wildlife demonstration area (WDA), special use area (SUA) and state park-conservation area (SP-CA). YOUTH -

(a) for sections of this Code pertaining to big game, "youth" means any individual not less than 6 years old or more than 15 years old.

(b) for all other sections of this Code, "youth" means an individual less than 16 years of age.

ZONE - An area defined by the Commission where hunting and/or fishing activities are regulated.

01.00 - LDENIAL, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF LICENSES, PERMITS, TAGS AND STAMPS

(A) The Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission or his designated representative, is authorized to suspend or revoke the hunting and fishing rights and privileges and any Commission-issued license, permit, tag or stamp of any and to deny the application of any applicant in accordance with due process upon reasonable cause or a showing through the Commission's records or other sufficient evidence that the person has met one or more of the following criteria:

(1) accumulated violation points for hunting, fishing, or boating violations (Code 01.00-L(C));

(2) made a material misrepresentation or practiced fraud or deceit in an attempt to obtain or use a license, permit, tag or stamp;

(3) permitted a fraudulent or unlawful use of his license, permit, tag or stamp;

(4) under either federal law or another state's law, has received a lifetime revocation of his or her hunting or fishing rights or privileges or any related licenses, or been convicted within the past five years of a hunting or fishing violation, which, if the conviction had been pursuant to Arkansas law, would have been grounds for suspension or revocation;

(5) failed to comply with any term of a license, permit, tag or stamp;

(6) failed to comply with any term of a citation for a hunting or fishing violation (including, without limitation, failure to appear in court or to otherwise resolve the case such as by paying a fine); or

(7) has received a suspension or revocation of his or her hunting or fishing rights, privileges, or any related licenses by another state that is a member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact Act. (Code 01.00-Q)

(B) The Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, or his designated representative, shall deny for a period of three years all applications for Commission permit hunts submitted by an applicant who has accumulated 12 or more violation points within a three-year period from the date of the applicant's application. The 3-year ineligibility for a WMA Hunting Permit does not apply for hunting only on private inholdings.

(C) The Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, or his designated representative, shall suspend or revoke the hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and any related licenses for the accumulation of violation points within a five-year period as follows:

Points

Suspension/Revocation

18-29

1 year suspension

30-36

2 years suspension

37-75

3 years suspension

76+

5 years suspension

99

Lifetime revocation (if violation points accumulate

  

from violation of a Class 5 offense)

A suspension of hunting or fishing rights, privileges, or related licenses occurring for a third time during an individual's lifetime shall result in the lifetime revocation of all hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and related licenses.

(D) Prior to implementing a suspension or revocation of hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and any related licenses, the Director, or his designated representative, shall send the person affected written notice of the Commission's intent to suspend or revoke hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and related licenses and allow an opportunity for a hearing for the purpose of confirming the identity of the person affected and the accuracy of that person's violation record and violation points assigned under Code 01.00-L. The Commission shall provide such notice within three years from the date of the most recent assignment of violation points.

(E) Except as stated otherwise herein, upon suspension or revocation of any license, permit, tag or stamp, denial of any application or rights and privileges attached thereto, the Director, or his designated representative, shall notify the person affected in writing. Such notification shall not be required if the person affected receives a notice of intent to suspend or revoke hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and related licenses and does not request an administrative hearing within the time allowed under Code 01.00-R.

04.01 GAME ANIMAL/BIRD BAG LIMIT AND POSSESSION LIMIT

It is unlawful to take or attempt to take more than the bag limit or possess more than the possession limit of any game species or to exceed the possession limit set by the Commission (Addendum Chapter A1.00).

PENALTY: Class 1- Small Game Class-3- Big Game

05.04 SELLING WILDLIFE RESTRICTIONS

It is unlawful to purchase, sell, offer for sale, barter or trade any species of wildlife or portions thereof.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Furbearer pelts and carcasses taken during a furbearer season may be sold by persons with valid hunting or fur dealer licenses. Purchase of furbearer pelts and carcasses must be in compliance with Code 17.07.

(2) In compliance with Chapter 09.00 or Codes 26.18; 29.03; 30.01; 31.01; 32.02; 34.01; 35.01 and Addendum F1.07.

(3) Legally taken squirrel tails and pelts, rabbit pelts, turkey bones, deer antlers, elk antlers, deer hides, elk hides and feathers not protected by federal regulation 50 CFR § 20.

(4) Red fox, gray fox and coyote legally trapped in Arkansas may be sold by a person possessing a hunting license and trapping permit and Live Fox and Coyote Permit (Code 09.16)

(5) Commission-approved nonprofit organizations with a valid tax identification number may pay for the processing of game and donate the meat to needy individuals.

(6) Alligator hide, meat and parts from legally harvested alligators (Codes 05.01; 12.02; 12.03 and Addenda A1.10;C1.03) may be sold or donated in state when accompanied by documentation verifying origin and description of transferred parts. An individual alligator hide legally harvested and with an attached U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service CITES tag may be sold outside the state. Alligator meat or parts may also be sold or transferred out of state with documentation accompanying each part of the legal CITES assignment from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

(7) Certain wildlife (i.e. migratory birds) is subject to federal regulation 50 CFR. Otherwise mounted or tanned wildlife may be bought or sold when accompanied by a bill of sale. The bill of sale will state the purchase date, number and description of item and full name and address of the previous owner. This bill of sale will be made available to a Wildlife Officer upon request for a period of 1 year from the date of sale/purchase.

PENALTY: Class 4

Class 5-Where violation involves wildlife taken out of season or over the bag limit, or capturing native wildlife Class 5-Where aggregate value of wildlife equals $200.00 or more

05.17 ALLIGATOR, BEAR, DEER AND TURKEY TAGGING REQUIREMENTS

(A) All licensed hunters, including youth, 65+ lifetime hunting license holders,disability hunting license holders, holders of any permanent license issued by the Commission and those hunting under the Reciprocal Hunting License Agreement must check their harvest or legibly fill out (in ink) a game tag provided in the current Commission guidebook, or use a piece of paper to make a tag and legibly print (in ink) hunter's name, date, WMA or zone number and time of harvest. The tag must be securely fastened to the antler or ear of a deer, or to the leg of a turkey. A harvested deer, bear, or turkey does not need to be tagged when proof of checking is immediately available.

SPECIAL NOTE: Harvest information reflecting the name, address, species, sex, date taken and check confirmation number must remain with all portions until reaching the point of final storage

(B) Immediately after harvesting a bear and before moving it, hunters must check their harvest online or by phone or each hunter must legibly fill out (in ink) a game tag provided in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook, or use a piece of paper to make a tag, and legibly print (in ink) hunter's name, date, WMA or zone number and time of harvest. The tag must be securely fastened to the leg or ear of the bear.

(C) Immediately after harvesting an alligator and before moving it, each hunter must attach an assigned U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service CITES tag approximately 6 inches from tip of tail by hunter.

(D) open

(E) Immediately after harvesting a bonus deer allowed under the Deer Management Assistance Program Management tags, Private Land CWD Management Tags, or special Urban Deer Hunt tags hunters must physically tag the deer with the special AGFC issued program tag before moving the deer. Immediate proof of checking does not exempt these deer from being tagged.

PENALTY: Class 2

05.26 IMPORTATION OF CERVID CARCASSES, PARTS AND PRODUCTS PROHIBITED

(A) It is unlawful to import, transport or possess in Arkansas any portion of a cervid carcass originating from any area outside the boundaries of Arkansas.

(B) It also is unlawful to transport or possess outside the CWD Management Zone (Addendum E1.12) any portion of a cervid carcass originating from within the CWD Management Zone.

(C) It also is unlawful to transport or possess outside of a Tier 1 County within the CWD Management Zone (addendum E1.12) any portion of a cervid carcass originating from within a Tier 1 County.Movement of carcasses within the CWD Management Zone is limited to a tier-based system.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Antlers, antlers attached to cleaned skull plates, or cleaned skulls where no tissue is attached to the skull.

(2) Cleaned teeth.

(3) Finished taxidermy and antler products.

(4) Hides and tanned products.

(5) Land located between the Mississippi River levees in neighboring states of Tennessee and Mississippi (Addenda H1.01 and H1.03).

(6) Boneless Meat

PENALTY: Class 1

06.02 CERTAIN FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION PROHIBITED DURING MODERN GUN DEER SEASONS

(A) It is unlawful to hunt deer during statewide modern gun deer seasons with:

(1) Prohibited muzzleloading firearms (Code 06.03);

(2) Any .410 shotguns using ammunition other than slugs;

(3) Any shotguns using shot smaller than No. 4 buckshot;

(4) Handguns with either:

a) Barrels shorter than 4 inches, or

b) Conventional straight-walled calibers less than .357

c) Bottleneck-case calibers less than .22

(5) Rifles and handguns using rimfire cartridges in compliance with Code 06.11;

(6) Any centerfire rifle smaller than .22 caliber.

(7) Air Rifles, except big bore air rifles that meet all of the following requirements:

a) A minimum of .40 caliber,

b) Produce a minimum of 400 foot pounds of muzzle energy,

c) Are charged via an external tank, and

d) Propels a single, expandable slug

(B) It also is unlawful for any person to hunt deer during modern gun deer seasons in Deer Zones 4, 4B, 5, 5B with any firearms other than the following:

(1) Shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs only;

(2) Legal muzzleloading long guns (Code 06.03);

(3) Handguns having barrels between 4 and 10 inches in length and chambered specifically for straight-wall centerfire cartridge cases and hunting with lead and, lead alloy, soft-nose and/or hollow-point bullets no less than .30 caliber.

(4) Big bore air rifles that meet all of the following requirements:

(a) a minimum of .40 caliber,

(b) produce a minimum of 400 foot pounds of muzzle energy,

(c) are charged via an external tank, and

(d) propel a single, expandable slug.

EXCEPTION:

In compliance with Code 05.19.

PENALTY: Class 1

06.06 CERTAIN FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION PROHIBITED FOR

HUNTING WILD TURKEY OR QUAIL

It is unlawful to hunt wild turkey or quail with the use of rifles, muzzleloading rifles, handguns or shot larger than No. 2 common shot (.15 inch in diameter).

EXCEPTION:

In compliance with Code 05.19.

07.06 BAITING AND FEEDING PROHIBITED INSIDE THE CWD MANAGEMENT ZONE

It is unlawful to place or deposit foodstuffs, scents lures, grains, minerals,

pelletized feed, or other materials for the purpose of hunting, attracting or enticing wildlife for any reason inside the CWD Management Zone.

EXCEPTION:

1. Hunting with the use of bait on private land September 1- December 31 (15.00, A1.01, E1.01).

2. Hunting Elk with the use of bait on private land September1 - December 31 (16.00, A1.09, E1.05).

3. Baiting Bear on private land, 30 days before the opening day of the first bear season until the last day of the last bear season in each respective bear zone (Code 07.03) with the following bait only prior to September 1: dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oils, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped-popcorn, cooking grease, and fish or fish byproducts; after September 1, there are no restrictions on bear bait type.

4. Trapping furbearers with the use of bait during open furbearer trapping seasons or hunting furbearers during open furbearer hunting seasons on private land (A1.00, C1.00).

5. Hunting quail with the use of bait on private land from the first day of quail season through December 31 (A1.03)

6. Control of nuisance wildlife in accordance with Code 5.10.

7. Bait used for fishing

8. Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock operations

9. Attracting or feeding birds or squirrels with common bird and squirrel feeders, bird baths, or grain completely submerged in water

10. Hand feeding of wildlife, except game animals, (ex. ducks at community pond), provided a reasonable attempt is made to clean up left-over or spilled foodstuffs.

11. Crops planted as food plots for wildlife

12. Normal agricultural, gardening or soil stabilization practices,

13. Bait and material placed for the purpose of AGFC- approved (by the Chief of Wildlife Management) management, research or control of wildlife.

PENALTY: Class 2 PENALTY: Class 1

09.12 WILDLIFE REHABILITATION PERMIT REQUIRED

It is unlawful to take or possess from the wild any sick, injured, orphaned, or impaired native wildlife, except migratory birds, for the purpose of rehabilitation without obtaining and complying with the terms of a valid Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit issued by the Commission. A Commission Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit is not required to keep migratory birds for rehabilitation purposes, but a valid Migratory Bird Rehabilitation Permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is required (Addendum F1.05).

EXCEPTION: Licensed veterinarians are not required to obtain a Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit to temporarily possess, stabilize, or euthanize sick or injured wildlife with the exception of deer and elk. However, a veterinarian without a Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit must transfer any such animal to a permitted wildlife rehabilitator within 72 hours after the animal's condition is stabilized, unless the animal is euthanized. Licensed veterinarians may temporarily possess, provide medical care or euthanize wildlife that has been brought to them by a permitted wildlife rehabilitator provided that animals are returned to the permitted wildlife rehabilitator prior to release.

PENALTY: Class 1

09.15 FALCONRY PERMIT REQUIRED

It is unlawful for any person to possess, take or transport raptors, or to use raptors to take game animals or game birds, without possessing a valid Falconry Permit issued by the Commission and a valid Arkansas hunting license (Addendum F1.07).

EXCEPTION:

(1) A nonresident falconer with a valid Non-Resident Arkansas Hunting License and a valid falconry permit from another state may use raptors to take wildlife during open seasons. A properly permitted nonresident falconer may, without additional permit, use raptors to take wildlife in any regional or national falconry field trial that has been authorized by letter from the director of the Commission.

(2) Persons in possession of a valid USFWS Special Purpose Permit as listed in 50 CFR 21.27.

PENALTY: Class 1

11.03 SPECIAL YOUTH TURKEY HUNT RESTRICTIONS

It is unlawful other than a youth six to 15 years of age to hunt turkeys during the youth turkey hunt (Addendum A1.02). The youth bag limit is the same as the statewide season limit. Youth may take only one jake according to Addendum A1.02 and Addendum C1.04.

PENALTY: Class 1

11.05 ADULT SUPERVISION DURING SPECIAL YOUTH HUNTS REQUIRED

It is unlawful for any youth who has not successfully completed a hunter education course to participate in a youth hunt unless he or she is accompanied by an adult mentor at least 21 years old.. Adult mentors cannot possess a firearm or archery equipment for their hunting purposes during this hunt. It also is unlawful for the youth's parent or guardian to allow the youth to participate in any special youth hunt in violation of this regulation.

EXCEPTION: In compliance with Code 05.19.

PENALTY: Class 1

11.06 AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR YOUTH HUNTING BIG GAME

1. It is unlawful for youths ages five and under to hunt big game during any hunting season (Code 01.00C).

2. It is unlawful for youths under age 16 to apply for permit for the hunting of alligators during any hunting season.

PENALTY: Class 1

12.02 POSSESSION OF ALLIGATOR PERMIT REQUIRED

It is unlawful for any person to hunt or possess an alligator without first obtaining the required permit or special tag issued by the Commission prior to the activity. It also is unlawful for any person to fail to fully comply with all provisions of his alligator permit and special tag.

PENALTY: Class 2

12.03 METHODS OF TAKING ALLIGATOR RESTRICTED

It is unlawful to take, hunt or possess an alligator except during the open alligator season (Addendum A1.10), or to use any method other than the following:

(A) Alligator must be captured alive and securely restrained using hand-held snares or harpoons before dispatching. Hand-held snares must be constructed of steel cable with a sliding locking device and harpoon heads must be attached to a steel-cable leader.

(B) Only shotguns or shotgun-caliber bangsticks using shot size no larger than No. 4 common shot may be used to dispatch a securely restrained alligator.

(C) All shotguns and bangsticks must be cased and unloaded at all times until an alligator has been securely restrained. No other firearms or ammunition may be in possession of the permittee or hunting assistant.

(D) No firearm or bangstick may be discharged within 150 yards of any residence, building, boat ramp or occupied campsite.

(E) All harvested alligators must be reported upon harvest and checked online within 12 hours of harvest. The permittee's assigned U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service CITES tag must be attached to the alligator approximately 6 inches from tip of tail immediately upon harvest and before moving the alligator.

(F) Hunting hours during the alligator season will be from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise. The use of artificial lights is permitted during legal hunting hours.

(G) All harvested alligators must be at least 4 feet long as measured from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail.

(H) No electronic calls or calling devices are permitted to attract alligators.

(I) CITIES tags not affixed to alligator must be returned to alligator coordinator within 7 days following the last day of alligator season. Non-compliance will result in ineligibility for subsequent permit draw.

EXCEPTION:

In compliance with Code 05.19 and Chapter 33.00.

PENALTY: Class 2

14.03 OPEN

15.01 LEGAL BUCK DEER REQUIREMENTS

It is unlawful to hunt or possess any buck deer other than a legal buck (Code 01.00C Legal Buck).

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Deer carcasses and parts legally harvested outside the state and accompanied by verification (Code 05.26).

(2) In compliance with Chapter 09.00.

(3) Youths may take any buck.

(4) On certain WMAs (Code 21.03).

(5) Bucks taken with the Deer Management Assistance Program Management buck tags.

(6) Bucks taken by hunters utilizing the Unrestricted Weapons Antlerless tags.

(7) Bucks taken by hunters using archery equipment during the Antlerless Only Modern Gun Hunt.

(6) Private Land CWD Management Tags.

(7) No antler restrictions within the CWD Management Zone

PENALTY: Class 1

17.01 REGULAR FURBEARING SEASON TRAP RESTRICTIONS

It is unlawful to possess or use any cable-restraining device (snare) or trap during open furbearing animal seasons (Addendum A1.05) without complying with the following restrictions:

(A) Bait Restrictions:

Animal matter, including meat, skin, feathers, hair or any other solid substance that used to be part of an animal except for bones cleaned of all tissue and viscera, may not be used as bait within 20 feet of a trap set, unless it is adequately covered to prevent it being seen from above. The cover also must withstand wave and wind action or other normal environmental conditions that could cause the bait to become visible.

(B) Permissible Land-Set Traps:

(1) Smooth-jawed traps with a jaw spread of 6 inches or less (traps in excess of 5 inches, measured from the inside edge of the trap at the dog, must have offset or rubber-padded jaws);

(2) Size 110, 120 and 160 or comparable body-tripping traps, with a jaw spread of 6 inches or less (measured on the inside edge of the trap from hinge-to-hinge and from top-to-bottom at the dog and may not exceed the specified maximum size either horizontally or vertically); and

(3) Box traps.

(C) Permissible Water-Set Traps:

(1) Smooth-jawed traps with a jaw spread of 8.5 inches or less (measured from the inside edge of the trap at the dog);

(2) Body-gripping traps with a jaw spread of 11 inches or less (measured on the inside edge of the trap from hinge-to-hinge and from top-to-bottom at the dog and may not exceed the specified maximum size either horizontally or vertically); and

(3) Box traps.

(D) Snare (Cable Restraint Device) Restrictions:

(1) Snares are allowed in water sets;

(2) Snares are allowed as land sets provided that snares set more than 20 feet from a permanent body of water have a functional "deer lock" that will not allow the snare to close smaller than 2.5 inches;

(3) Land snares must be constructed of braided cable with a loop no more than 12 inches in diameter (side-to-side) and a lower loop no more than 10 inches off the ground. Only snares with single-piece locks may be used on land;

(4) Leg snares are prohibited;

(5) No snare shall be set or maintained in any public road; and

(6) Fully extended snares may not touch any fence. PENALTY: Class 1

18.03 Wild Turkey Jake Restrictions

It is unlawful to hunt or possess a wild turkey jake at any time.

Exceptions:

(1) If the wild turkey jake in possession was legally taken in another state and accompanied by verification required by the state of origin.

(2) Youth hunters may take only one wild turkey jake in compliance with Addendum A1.02 and C1.04.

Penalty: Class 2

19.06 FIRE RESTRICTED AND DESTRUCTION OF TREES PROHIBITED

It is unlawful to cut or disfigure trees; to cause the burning of timber, brush or grass; to leave a fire without completely extinguishing it; to burn any material or objects that are not completely combustible, or to allow a fire to escape from control on any Commission-controlled property. The Commission shall have the right to prohibit any or all forms of hunting or trespassing on any unauthorized artificial openings.

EXCEPTION:

As specified in the "Policies on Land Use Around Commission Lakes" (Addendum K1.01).

PENALTY: Class 1

19.18 GEOCACHING

It is unlawful to establish or maintain a geocache on any Commission-owned property. (Addendum M1.01).

PENALTY: Class 1

20.02 FIREARM RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs

(A) It is unlawful to possess buckshot, rifled slugs, centerfire firearms or rimfire firearms larger than .22 caliber on WMAs other than during open modern gun deer, bear or elk seasons and in compliance with Codes 06.02; 06.09; 06.10.

(B) It is unlawful to possess muzzleloaders larger than .40 caliber on any WMA other than during an open muzzleloader or modern gun deer, bear or elk seasons and in compliance with Code 06.03.

(C) Bobcat, fox and coyote may be taken during daylight hours with firearms of any caliber during bobcat, fox and coyote seasons on commission-owned WMAs, and Blue Mtn. WMA, Dardanelle WMA, J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA, Nimrod Lloyd Millwood WMA, Ozark Lake WMA and all USDA Forest Service lands, including WMAs lying within Ouachita National Forest and the St. Francis/Ozark National Forests.

WMA SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS:

(A) Beaver Lake; Big Lake; Brushy Creek; Dave Donaldson Black River,

Frierson, Holland Bottoms, St. Francis Sunken Lands; Shirey Bay Rainey Brake, U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station, W.E. Brewer Scatter

Creek and Wedington WMAs - only shotguns with slugs (no buckshot allowed), or muzzleloading rifles (in compliance with Code 06.03) shooting a single projectile only during modern gun season.

(B) Trusten Holder WMA - within the boundaries of the Arkansas Post National Memorial buffer zone, discharge of any firearm is prohibited. No rifles are allowed on that part of Trusten Holder, including all Corps of Engineers lands, lying north and east of the centerline of the Arkansas River which fall within the area that lies east of Pendleton Bridge to just south of Dam 2 and those lands west of Tichnor Blacktop and Nady Road.

(C) Big Lake WMA - it is unlawful to transport firearms in that portion of Ditch 28 on the Big Lake WMA without firearms being dismantled or encased.

(D) Lafayette County WMA - no buckshot.

(E) Bell Slough WMA - shotguns or rimfire rifles only.

(F) Johnson County WRA on Dardanelle WMA - muzzleloaders shooting a single projectile or shotguns with slugs only.

(G) DeGray Lake WMA - within the boundaries of the Lower DeGray Lake Waterfowl Rest Area, all firearms and archery equipment are prohibited except by permitted participants of special hunts and archery equipment used for bowfishing.

(H) Greers Ferry WMA - muzzleloaders allowed during the mobility impaired deer permit hunt.

(I) Camp Robinson WMA - bobcat, fox and coyote may be taken during daylight hours with firearms of any caliber during bobcat, fox and coyote seasons.

(J) The farm units within Bald Knob, Cache River and Wapanocca NWRs -muzzleloaders shooting a single projectile, shotguns with slugs (no buckshot allowed) or legal handguns only.

(K) On Maumelle River WMA - shotguns using legal, non-toxic ammunition may be used to take squirrel, rabbit, furbearer, quail, crow, dove as designated on the public use map in compliance with Code 23.03.

(L) On DeQueen Lake WMA - all property lying south of Bellah Mine Road (excluding property contained within the boundaries of the Dike C Firearms Unit and Jordan Tract Firearm Unit) - firearms are not allowed. All COE Recreational Areas are closed to hunting. Refer to COE\AGFC Public Use Map.

(M) On Little Bayou and Crossett Experiment Forest WMAs - bobcat, fox, and coyote may not be taken during daylight hours with any caliber.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Private landowners within boundaries of WMAs where they maintain a bona fide residence, within their homes or on their own land where normal agricultural activity is conducted.

(2) Trusten Holder WMA mobility impaired muzzleloader deer hunters may use shotguns with slugs.

(3) DeGray Lake WMA special hunt permit holders may possess loaded firearms within the delineated boundaries of the Lower DeGray Lake Waterfowl Rest Area during the special hunts.

(4) In compliance with Code 05.19.

PENALTY: Class 1

20.07 PERMIT REQUIREMENTS ON CERTAIN WMAs

It is unlawful to hunt or trap on a WMA without first obtaining and complying with the terms of the required permit (Codes 20.16; 20.17 and Addendum Chapter C1.00) and as specified below: 09/20 (A) An Access Permit is required on Bald Knob, Big Lake, Cache River, Felsenthal, Holla Bend, Overflow, Pond Creek and Wapanocca NWRs, Crossett Experimental Forest WMA and Poison Springs. (B) A Leased Land Permit is required for persons 16 years and older to camp, hunt or trap wildlife on Big Timber, Casey Jones, Cherokee, Gum Flats, Howard County, Jack Mountain, Jim Kress, Lafayette County (except no permit is required to camp), Lake Greeson (no permit is required for mobility impaired hunters hunting during the mobility impaired permit hunt) and Provo Leased Lands WMAs. (C) A Special Use Permit is required to camp, hunt, fish, or operate an ATV on Dale Bumpers White River NWR. (D) A WMA General Use Permit is required for persons 16 years and older to hunt or trap on any WMAs. (E) A special permit from U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is required for any person to participate in the youth deer or mobility impaired waterfowl permit on DeGray Lake WMA.

Exception:

1. A WMA General Use Permit is not required to hunt or trap on inholdings.

PENALTY: Class 1- For Violation of (A), (B), or (C). Prohibition from entering upon Commission-owned WMAs for a period of one (1) year- For violation of (D).

20.24 FERAL HOG RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs

It is unlawful to:

(A) Hunt feral hogs on WMAs.

(B) Hunt feral hogs on WMAs by the use of dogs or trapping.

(C) Possess or release live hogs on WMAs.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Feral hogs may only be taken by hunters who are hunting bear, deer or elk during a firearm season for these big game species with weapons legal for bear, deer or elk firearms season on the following WMAs: Bearcat Hollow, Beaver Lake, Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita, Big Lake, Big Timber, Blevins, Blue Mountain, Buck Island, Buffalo National River, Camp Robinson, Camp Robinson SUA, Caney Creek, Casey Jones, Cherokee, Crossett Experimental Forest, Cut-Off Creek, Dardanelle, DeGray Lake, Departee Creek, DeQueen Lake, Devil's Knob Natural Area, Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D'Arc, Ed Gordon Point Remove, Freddie Black Choctaw Island Deer Research Area, Ft. Chaffee, Galla Creek, Gene Rush, George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto, Greers Ferry Lake, Gum Flats, Harold E. Alexander Spring River, Henry Gray Hurricane Lake, Hope Upland,Howard County, J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA, Jack Mountain, Jamestown Independence County, Jim Kress, Jones Point, Lafayette County, Lake Greeson, Lee Creek, Little Bayou, Little River, Loafer's Glory, McIIroy Madison County, Moro Big Pine Natural Area, Mt. Magazine, Muddy Creek, Nimrod Lloyd Millwood, Norfork Lake, Ozan, Ozark Lake, Ozark National Forest WMA, Petit Jean River, Piney Creeks, Poison Springs, Provo, Rainey, Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain, Seven Devils, Shirey Bay Rainey Brake, Spring Bank, St. Francis National Forest, St Francis Sunken Lands, Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms, Sulphur River, Sylamore, Trusten Holder, U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WDA, Wedington, White Rock and Winona WMAs and NWRs: Bald Knob, Cache River, Dale Bumpers White River, Felsenthal, Overflow, Pond Creek, Wapanocca. Hunters must comply with all hunting license and permit requirements.

(2) Feral hogs may be taken by archery hunters from November 1 through December 31, on any WMA's or NWR's listed in Exception (1) above only when and if a bear, deer or elk archery season is open.

PENALTY: Class 3

Class 4-Violation of C above

20.27 BOATING RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN WMAs AND NWRs

(A) It is unlawful to operate motorboats or vessels or manipulate any similar device on any Commission owned or controlled WMAs or on NWRs as follows:

(1) Weaving through congested vessel traffic;

(2) Jumping the wake of another vessel too close to such other vessel;

(3) Operating a vessel when visibility is obstructed;

(4) Moving at a speed that exceeds the safe and reasonable limits under the circumstances or that creates a hazardous wash or wake upon approaching or passing vessels;

(5) Inattentive operation;

(6) Failure to keep a proper lookout;

(7) Failure to observe navigation rules;

(8) Colliding with, striking, or bumping another vessel, object, or person;

(9) Operating while intoxicated or under the influence of any narcotic drug, barbiturate, or marijuana or while under any physical or mental disability so as to be incapable of operating safely under the circumstances;

(10) Swerving at the last possible moment to avoid collision where correction reasonably could have been made earlier.

(11) Otherwise operating a vessel in a manner that endangers life, limb, or property.

(12) Impeding the normal and reasonable movement of boating traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with the law of regulations.

(13) With the exception of meeting oncoming boats, all boating traffic must proceed in single-file with no passing allowed except limited passing may occur (i) when boats have exited the current direction of travel or are no longer under power, or (ii) when an overtaking boat is capable of passing without coming closer than 100 feet to another boat and at a rate of speed that will not create a hazardous wash or wake.

(14) All boating traffic on the WMA or NWR must maintain a minimum distance of 100 feet (approximately 6-boat lengths) between boats proceeding in the same direction of travel.

(B) It is unlawful to negligently engage in any of the prohibited acts listed in subsection (A) above on any Commission owned or controlled WMAs or NWRs.

(C) It is unlawful to reckless or intentionally engage in any of the prohibited acts listed in subsection (A) above on any Commission owned or controlled WMAs or NWRs

PENALTY: Class 2 - Negligent operation

Class 3 - Reckless or intentional operation In addition, any person convicted of a Class 2 or Class 3 violation of this regulation will be prohibited from entering upon all WMAs for a period of one year from the date of conviction

22.01 DOG RESTRICTIONS ON WMAS 07-17 It is unlawful hunt or pursue wildlife with the aid of dogs on WMAs.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Permitted American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, and American Coon Hunters Association field trials when approved by the Commission.

(2) Quail and Rabbit Dog Training: Sept. 1-April 1, except during firearms deer hunts where dogs are not allowed.

(3) Training dogs on Camp Robinson, Wylie Cox and J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUAs requires an Arkansas hunting license. Wylie Cox and J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUAs are closed to dog training during organized field trials. On Camp Robinson SUA, only reserved/closed compartments are closed to dog training.

(4) Dogs are required to hunt bobcat, opossum and raccoon at night in compliance with Addendum C1.09.

(5) J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA is open for training raccoon dogs at night only and rabbit dogs year-round except during field trials. Quail dog training is allowed Oct. 1-April 15 except during firearms deer hunts where dogs are not allowed.

(6) Waterfowl retrievers are allowed during open migratory bird seasons.

(7) Quail and woodcock hunting with bird dog breeds only, during open season.

(8) Specified dates during modern gun deer season on Gum Flats, Lake Greeson, Provo and Mount Magazine WMAs in compliance with Addendum C1.01.

(9) Dogs are allowed for coyote, fox and bobcat hunting on Casey Jones WMA during the declared furbearer season when a firearms deer season is closed (Codes 21.01; 23.06 and Addendum C1.09).

(10) Dogs are allowed for modern gun deer season on Blue Mountain, DeGray Lake, Lloyd Millwood Nimrod, Dardanelle and Ozark Lake WMAs. No dogs are allowed on islands except waterfowl retrievers during waterfowl season and hunting furbearers at night.

(11) Dogs are allowed for squirrel and rabbit hunting where no modern gun or muzzleloader deer season is open or where dogs are allowed for modern gun deer hunting.

(12) Dogs are not allowed for squirrel hunting during the first nine days of modern gun deer season on Big Timber, Casey Jones, Jack Mountain, Lee Creek, Ozark National Forest, Piney Creeks and White Rock WMAs.

(13) Dogs are allowed for training and/or hunting under the conditions and during the seasons provided by the required annual refuge hunting permit on all NWRs. Field trials are prohibited unless authorized by refuge Special Use Permit.

(14) Waterfowl retriever, rabbit dog (beagle) and bird dog training is allowed on Camp Robinson SUA from Sept. 15-April 1, except during firearm deer hunts where dogs are not allowed. Bird dog training is also prohibited immediately following dates scheduled for supplemental bird releases on Camp Robinson SUA. Camp Robinson personnel will establish the exact dates of supplemental bird releases after field trial schedules are set in July. Dog trainers will be required to check with area personnel to get the dates of scheduled supplemental releases and additional dog training closure periods. Waterfowl retriever training is open the entire year in compartment 5. Dog training must comply with all applicable rules and regulations.

(15) Employees of the National Park Service or their designees engaged in official duties.

(16) Dogs are not allowed for bird dog training on Stone Prairie WMA.

PENALTY: Class 1

24.01 MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HUNTING ACCESS TIME

RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs

It is unlawful to take or attempt to take migratory waterfowl on WMAs after 12:00 p.m. (Central Time) or remain on water-inundated areas or water courses on WMAs after 1:00 p.m.(Central Time) from the first day of the first segment of regular duck season to the last day of the last segment of regular duck season.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Migratory waterfowl hunting is allowed during the entire day (regular shooting hours) of the last three days of the last duck season in compliance with Addenda B1.08; B1.13).

(2) In compliance with Codes 11.04; 24.02 and Addendum B1.10.

(3) All-day hunting is allowed on Blue Mountain, Beaver Lake, Dardanelle (except at the McKinnen Bottoms and Hartman waterfowl units), DeGray Lake, Fort Chaffee, J. Perry Mikles/Blue Mountain SUA and Ozark Lake (except the Dyer Lake waterfowl unit) WMAs.

(4) Navigational boating access is unrestricted on natural rivers on WMAs.

(5) All migratory waterfowl hunting is closed on Maumelle River WMA.

(6) Nimrod WMA lands lying outside Lloyd Millwood Greentree Reservoir ("Duck Area").

(7) Commission staff, volunteers and participants during Commission-sponsored mentored hunt programs.

PENALTY: Class 1

24.03 BOAT MOTOR RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN WMAs

Boats and boat motors shall comply with the following restrictions on certain WMAs:

(1) Boats with outboard motors of more than 25 horsepower or surface-drive motors of more than 37 horsepower and air boats may not be operated on Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc (excluding Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc Lake),George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto, Shirey Bay Rainey Brake (excluding Shirey Bay, Horseshoe Lake and Hill Slough during non-hunting activities) and Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms WMAs.

(2) No boat motors allowed on Frog Bayou WMA.

(3) Boat motors over 10 horsepower are prohibited on St. Francis National Forest WMA.

(4) Boats with motors greater than 50 horsepower and airboats may not be operated on waters on Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA during duck season (Addendum B1.08).

(5) Airboats may not be operated on waters on Bell Slough, Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita (excluding Ouachita River), Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA and Deer Research Area (both units, excluding Mississippi River), Cut-Off Creek, Cypress Bayou, Ed Gordon Point Remove, Earl Buss Bayou DeView, Galla Creek, Harris Brake (excluding Harris Brake Lake), Holland Bottoms (excluding Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne), Mike Freeze Wattensaw, Petit Jean River (excluding Petit Jean River and Kingfisher Lake), Seven Devils, Sheffield Nelson Dagmar, Sulphur River (excluding Sulphur River and Mercer Bayou) and Trusten Holder (excluding Arkansas River, Arkansas Post Canal, Merrisach Lake, Moore Bayou and Post Lake) WMAs during duck season (Addendum B1.08).

(6) On Maumelle River WMA all boating activities and trespassing is prohibited in the Restricted Area Zone 1 on the east end of Lake Maumelle as marked by buoy line. The Unrestricted Area Zone 2 covering the central and western portions of Lake Maumelle is open to boating and fishing during the hours of 4 a.m. until 8 p.m., Nov. 1-March 31 and 24 hours a day from April 1-Oct. 31. The use of air boats, aquaplanes, surfboards, motorized surfboards wind-powered surfboards, personal watercraft, water skis, rafts or other similar devices or vehicles on any part of Lake Maumelle is prohibited. Canoes and kayaks may only be launched from the Sleepy Hollow access area and only operated in that portion of Lake Maumelle west of the Arkansas Highway 10 bridge. Only boats with a 25 horsepower motor or less may launch from the Sleepy Hollow access area. That portion of Lake Maumelle lying east of Arkansas Highway 10 bridge and west of the Restricted Area Zone 1 buoy line is not open to boats less than 14 feet in length.

EXCEPTION:

Boating activities by Central Arkansas Water Utility and U.S. Geological Survey personnel engaged in the performance of their duties are allowed in the Restricted Area Zone 1 of Lake Maumelle.

PENALTY: Class 1

24.04 MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HUNTING ACCESS RESTRICTIONS ON WRAs

All Commission-owned or controlled WRAs are closed to access from Nov. 1- Feb. 15.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc Lake WRA on Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc WMA is open for fishing and non-hunting access.

(2) Deer permit holders hunting during deer permit hunts on Dave Donaldson Black River WMA, Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA, Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area on Dardanelle WMA and Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMA.

(3) DeGray Lake WMA special mobility-impaired waterfowl hunt permit holders hunting during waterfowl permit hunts and bowfishers in possession of archery bowfishing equipment.

PENALTY: Class 1

24.09 NON-RESIDENT WATERFOWL HUNTING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS ON CERTAIN WMAs

It is unlawful for non-resident hunters to take or attempt to take waterfowl without first obtaining a non-resident WMA Waterfowl Hunting Permit on the following

WMAs: Bell Slough Camp Robinson WMA, Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita, Big Lake, Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc, Cut-Off Creek, Sheffield Nelson Dagmar, Dave Donaldson Black River, Earl Buss Bayou DeView, Ed Gordon Point Remove, Freddie Black Choctaw Island, Frog Bayou, Galla Creek, George H. Dunklin Jr Bayou Meto, Harris Brake, Henry Gray Hurricane Lake, Holland Bottoms, Ozan, 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, Trusten Holder, Caney Creek, Dix Creek Bays, Palarm Creek, and Pierce Creek and on Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir (Camp Robinson WDA).

This permit is in addition to hunting and/or guide license requirements as stated in Chapter 03.00. This permit must be in the person's possession while taking or attempting to take waterfowl on these WMAs.

PENALTY: Class 2

24.10 WATERFOWL HUNTING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS ON CERTAIN

WMAs

It is unlawful from the first day of the first segment of regular duck season to the last day of the last segment of regular duck season, including the Special Youth

Waterfowl Hunts, to enter a flooded area without possessing a Waterfowl Hunting

Permit on Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA and Deer Research Area West

Unit, Frog Bayou WMA, the Conway George Tract on Sheffield Nelson Dagmar WMA and Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms WMA and the DeGray Lake WRA during USCOE mobility-impaired waterfowl hunt.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) No permit is required during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunts on Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms except for the youth blind permitted hole in compliance with Addendum B1.13.

(2) Commission staff, volunteers and participants during Commission-sponsored mentored hunt programs.

PENALTY: Class 1

A1.01 DEER SEASON AND LIMITS

(A) ARCHERY AND CROSSBOW

Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 5A, 5B, 6, 6A,7, 8, 8A, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 17: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February (Codes 06.04-05). EXCEPTION:

1. In compliance with WMA regulations (Addendum C1.01).

2. Urban Deer Permits (Code 15.05)

(B) MODERN GUN

Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10 and 11: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days

Zone 4: Second Saturday in November for two (2) days Zone 5: Second Saturday in November for two (2) days and Third Saturday in November for two (2) days Zones 4A, 5A, 14 and 15: Second Saturday in November for thirty (30) days Zones 4B and 5B: Second Saturday in November for nine (9) days. Zones 9, 12 and 13: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days. Zones 16, 16A and 17: Second Saturday in November for forty-six (46) days.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with WMA regulations (Addendum C1.01).

(2) Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) Deer Management Tags.

(3) Private Land CWD Management Tags.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY MODERN GUN DEER HUNT Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 5A, 5B, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 17: Dec. 26-28, Annually.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) WMAs closed during modern gun deer season are excluded from the Christmas Holiday Deer Hunt (Addendum C1.01).

(2) WMAs requiring a permit for the modern gun or muzzleloader deer season are excluded from the Christmas Holiday Deer Hunt (Addendum C1.01).

(3) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations (Addendum C1.01).

(4) Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) Deer Management Tags.

(5) Private Land CWD Management Tags.

SPECIAL YOUTH MODERN GUN DEER HUNT

All deer zones: First Saturday in November for two (2) days and the first Saturday in January for two (2) days.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with WMA regulations (Addendum C1.01).

(2) WMAs requiring a WMA deer permit are closed to the Special Modern Gun Deer Youth Hunt (Addendum C1.01).

(3) Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) Deer Management Tags.

(4) Private Land CWD Management Tags.

PRIVATE LAND ANTLERLESS (Ref. 01.00-C) ONLY MODERN GUN DEER HUNT

Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 5A, 5B 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 17: Second Saturday in October for five (5) days.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with regulations (Code 11.02).

(2) In compliance with WMA regulations (Addendum C1.01).

(3) Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) Deer Management Tags.

(4) Hunters using archery equipment may harvest bucks.

(5) Private Land CWD Management Tags.

(6) Hunters may only possess one type of weapon.

(C) MUZZLELOADER

Zones 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 10 and 11: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and. Second Saturday in December for three (3) days Zones 4A, 5A, 14 and 15: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and. Third Saturday in December for three (3) days.

Zones 9, 12, 13, 16, 16A and 17: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31, annually

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In areas open during regular gun deer seasons.

(2) In compliance with WMA regulations (Addendum C1.01).

(3) Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) Deer Management Tags.

(4) Private Land CWD Management Tags.

LIMIT

Statewide seasonal limit of six deer, no more than two legal bucks using any legal method.

Zones 1, 1A and 2: Seasonal bag limit of five deer, no more than two antlered bucks. No more than two antlered bucks or up to five antlerless may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two antlered bucks and three antlerless deer may be taken with firearms.

Portions of Zones 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, and 11 that lie inside the CWD

Management Zone: Seasonal bag limit of five deer, no more than two antlered bucks. No more than two antlered bucks or up to five antlerless may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two antlered bucks and three antlerless deer may be taken with firearms.

Portions of Zones 3, 6, 6A, 7, 8, and 8A that lie outside the CWD Management Zone: Seasonal bag limit of four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks and two does may be taken with firearms.

Zones 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 and 16A: Seasonal bag limit of four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks and two does may be taken with firearms.

Zones 4, 4B, 5, 5B and, and the portion of Zone 11 that lies outside the

CWD Management Zone: Seasonal bag limit of three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to three does may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken with firearms.

Zones 4A and 5A: Seasonal bag limit of three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to three does may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken with firearms.

Zones 12 and 17: Seasonal bag limit of six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken with firearms.

Zone 13: Seasonal bag limit of four deer, no more than two legal bucks.

No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken with firearms.

Youths six to 15 years of age hunting during the Special Youth Modern Gun

Deer Hunt may harvest bucks or does First full weekend Saturday/Sunday in November for two (2) days and Jan. First Saturday in January for two (2)

days in accordance with the zone firearm bag limits.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Commission registered deer camps that participate in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) receiving deer management tags and bonus deer on certain WMAs (Addendum C1.01) do not apply toward an individual seasonal limit.

(2) Subject to applicable limit restrictions on WMAs (Addendum C1.01).

(3) Private Land CWD Management Tags.

A1.02 WILD TURKEY SEASON AND LIMITS

No jakes (sub-adult male turkeys), except youth hunters may harvest one jake. No more than one legal turkey may be taken per day and no more than two legal turkeys may be taken in any combination of turkey zones.

(A) WILD TURKEY FIREARMS AND ARCHERY/CROSSBOW SEASONS:

Zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days

Zones 1A, 4, 4A, 5A and 9A: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with WMA regulations (Addendum C1.04).

(2) In compliance with regulations (Code 11.03).

SPECIAL YOUTH TURKEY SEASON

Zones 1,1A, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 5A, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 9A, 10 and 17: Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April

LIMIT

Firearm and Archery/Crossbow:

Statewide seasonal limit of two legal gobblers or bearded hens.

Zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17: Two adult gobblers or bearded hens.

Zones 1A, 4, 4A, 5A and 9A: One adult gobbler or bearded hen.

Youth hunters may only take one jake.

A1.03 QUAIL SEASON AND LIMITS

First day of November through the first Sunday in February statewide

EXCEPTION:

In compliance with WMA regulations (Addendum C1.05). LIMIT: Daily limit six, possession limit 12.

A1.04 RABBIT SEASON AND LIMITS

First day of September through last day of February statewide.

EXCEPTION:

In compliance with WMA regulations (Addendum C1.06). LIMIT: Daily limit eight, possession limit 16.

A1.05 FURBEARER SEASON AND LIMITS

(A) Gray Fox, Mink, Red Fox and Striped Skunk Hunting: Sunrise on the first day of September to sunset on the last day of February (day hunting only).

LIMIT: Daily limit two per species, possession unlimited.

(B) Opossum Hunting: Sunrise on the first day of September to sunset on the last day of February (day or night hunting; dogs are required to hunt at night).

LIMIT: Daily limit two, possession unlimited.

(C) Bobcat Hunting: Sunrise on the first day of September to sunset on the last day of February (dogs allowed to hunt bobcat during the day; dogs required to hunt bobcat at night) and during turkey season (day hunting only; no dogs allowed).

LIMIT: Daily limit two, possession unlimited. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Dogs are not allowed in deer zones where a firearms deer season is in progress that prohibits the use of dogs.

(2) During youth turkey hunts, only youth may take bobcats.

(D) Coyote Hunting: Sunrise on the first day of July to sunset on the last day of February. (dogs allowed to hunt coyote during the day; coyote may not be hunted at night) and during turkey season (day hunting only; no dogs allowed).

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Dogs are not allowed in deer zones where a firearms deer season is in progress that prohibits the use of dogs.

(2) During youth turkey hunts, only youth may take coyotes. LIMIT: Daily limit, unlimited, possession unlimited.

(E) River Otter Hunting: Sunrise on the second Saturday in November through sunset on the last day of February (day hunting only). LIMIT: Daily limit two, possession unlimited.

(F) Raccoon Hunting: Sunset, Sunset on the first day of July through the last day of August (night hunting only; dogs required). The first day of September through sunset on the last day of March (day or night hunting; dogs are required for hunting at night).

LIMIT: Daily limit, unlimited, possession unlimited.

(G) Muskrat, Nutria and Beaver Hunting: Sunrise on the first day of September through sunset on the last day of March (day hunting only). LIMIT: Daily limit, unlimited, possession unlimited.

(H) Badger, Spotted Skunk (Civet Cat) and Weasel Hunting: Closed.

(I) Furbearer Trapping (Other than Beaver, Coyote, Muskrat and Nutria):

Sunrise, Sunrise on the second Saturday in November through sunset on the last day of February.

LIMIT: Daily limit, unlimited, possession unlimited.

(J) Beaver, Muskrat and Nutria Trapping: Sunrise on the second Saturday in November through sunset on the last day of March.

LIMIT: Daily limit, unlimited, possession unlimited.

(K) Coyote Trapping: Sunrise on the first day of August through sunset on the last day of March.

LIMIT: Daily limit, unlimited, possession unlimited.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with Codes 05.01; 05.10; 09.14.

(2) In compliance with WMA regulations (Addendum C1.09).

A1.06 SQUIRREL SEASON AND LIMITS May 15, -Feb. 28, annually statewide.

EXCEPTION:

In compliance with WMA regulations (Addendum C1.07).

LIMIT: Daily limit 12, possession limit 48.

A1.07 CROW SEASON AND LIMITS

First day of September for 124 days Thursdays-Mondays only

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Crows may be taken while committing damage to domestic animals or personal property.

(2) In compliance with WMA regulations (Addendum C1.10).

LIMIT: No limit

A1.08 BEAR SEASON AND LIMITS

(A) ARCHERY/CROSSBOW

Zones 1 and 2:. Fourth Saturday in September through last day of

November.

Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7: Closed.

(B) MUZZLELOADER

Zones 1 and 2: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days. Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7: Closed.

(C) MODERN GUN

Zones 1 and 2: Second Saturday in November for twenty-one (21) days Zone 5: Fourth Saturday in November for nine (9) days Zone 5A: Third Saturday in November for sixteen (16) days Zones 3, 4, 6 and 7: Closed.

SPECIAL YOUTH MODERN GUN BEAR HUNT

Zones 1 and 2: First Saturday in November for two (2) days. Zones 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 and 7: Closed.

ZONE QUOTA

Zone 1 (including all WMAs in zone 1except: Ed Gordon Point Remove, Harold E. Alexander Spring River, McIlroy Madison County, Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain): Archery quota is not to exceed 250 bears. Muzzleloader quota (only October season) will be 45 bears. The combined Modern Gun seasons will remain at 45 bears. With the total quota is not to exceed 340 for all combined seasons. Zone 5: Quota 10 bears. Zone 5A: Quota 5 bears.

Zones 1, 2, 5 and 5A: Hunters in these zones must comply with the terms and conditions outlined in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with WMA regulations. (Addendum C1.02)

(2) In compliance with Chapter 09.00 and Code 11.01 LIMIT: Individual seasonal limit of one bear statewide.

A1.09 ELK SEASON AND LIMITS

Core Elk Management Zone

Public Lands

Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4: First Monday in October for five (5) days by permit only Last Saturday and Sunday in September is youth only hunt).

Zones 1, 2, 3, 4: Last Monday in October for five (5) days by permit only Last Saturday and Sunday in October is youth only hunt).

Private Lands

Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy Counties: First Monday in October for five (5) days and Last Monday in October for five (5) days Last Saturday and Sunday in September and Last Saturday and Sunday in October is youth only hunt) by permit only.

Statewide Elk Management Zone

Statewide except Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton, and Searcy counties: Elk season mirrors deer applicable deer season dates and methods.

ZONE QUOTA

Core Elk Management Zone Public Land

Zone 1: two either-sex and three antlerless elk. Zone 2: three either-sex and six antlerless elk. Zone 3: three either-sex and six antlerless elk. Zone 4: three either-sex and six antlerless elk.

Private Land

Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy Counties: 12 either-sex and 40 antlerless elk Last Saturday and Sunday in September and Last Saturday and Sunday in October youth hunt is antlerless only).

Statewide Elk Management Zone

No quota

EXCEPTION:

In compliance with Chapter 09.00.

LIMIT: Individual seasonal limit of one elk.

A1.10 ALLIGATOR HUNTING SEASON AND LIMITS

Zones 1,2 and 3: Sunset on Third Friday in September through sunrise fourth

Monday in September and Sunset Fourth Friday in September through sunrise on fourth day by permit only.

Zones 4 and 5: Closed.

EXCEPTION:

In compliance with Chapter 33.00.

LIMIT: Individual seasonal limit of one alligator.

B1.01 MOURNING, WHITE WINGED, AND EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE SEASON AND LIMITS

First Saturday in September to 4th Sunday in October and for 39 days prior to and including January 15.

EXCEPTION:

In compliance with WMA regulations.

LIMIT: Mourning dove and White-winged Dove: Daily limit 15, possession limit 45.

Eurasian collared-doves: No daily or possession limit. Eurasian collared-doves must remain fully feathered in the field and while being transported from the field.

B1.02 TEAL SEASON AND LIMITS 05-16 Sept. 15-30,annually

EXCEPTION:

Teal may be taken in compliance with Code 04.02 and Addendum B1.08.

LIMIT: Daily limit six, possession limit 18.

B1.03 RAIL (VIRGINIA AND SORA) SEASON AND LIMITS

Second Saturday in September for 70 continuous days.

LIMIT: Daily limit 25, possession limit 75

B1.04 WOODCOCK SEASON AND LIMITS

First Saturday in November for 45 continuous days.

LIMIT: Daily limit three, possession limit nine.

B1.05 COMMON SNIPE SEASON AND LIMITS

Nov. 1, -Feb. 15, annually

LIMIT: Daily limit eight, possession limit 24.

B1.06 PURPLE GALLINULE SEASON AND LIMITS

Sept. 1-Nov. 9, annually

LIMIT: Daily limit 15, possession limit 45

B1.07 COMMON MOORHEN SEASON AND LIMITS

Sept. 1-Nov. 9, annually

LIMIT: Daily limit 15, possession limit 45.

B1.08 DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASON AND LIMITS

Nov. 17-25, Dec. 6-23 and Dec. 26, 2018-Jan. 27, 2019. . First segment the Saturday before Thanksgiving through the first Sunday after Thanksgiving; second segment the first Thursday in December through December 23; third segment December 26 through the last Sunday in January (60 days total) statewide.

EXCEPTION:

Ducks, coots and mergansers may be taken during the Special Youth Waterfowl

Hunt (Code 11.04).

LIMIT

COOT: Daily limit 15, possession limit 45.

DUCKS: Daily limit six. No more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be females), one pintail, one mottled duck, three scaup, three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck and one canvasback.

Possession limit no more than three daily limits.

MERGANSERS: Daily limit of five (no more than two of which may be hooded mergansers).

Possession limit no more than three daily limits.

B1.09 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASON AND LIMITS

Oct. 27-29, Nov. 17-Nov. 30, Dec. 2, 2018 -Jan. 27, 2019; Fourth Saturday in October for three (3) days, Third Saturday in November for fourteen (14) days, First Sunday in December through the last Sunday in January for fifty-seven (57) days statewide LIMIT: Daily limit three, possession limit nine.

B1.10 SNOW, BLUE AND ROSS'S GOOSE SEASON AND LIMITS

Fourth Saturday in October for three (3) days, Third Saturday in November for fourteen (14) days, First Sunday in December through the last Sunday in January for fifty-seven (57) days statewide.

EXCEPTION:

In compliance with the Addendum B1.14.

LIMIT: Daily limit 20, no possession limit.

B1.11 CANADA GOOSE SEASON AND LIMITS

Early Canada Goose Statewide Season: Sept.1-30, annually.

Late Canada Goose Statewide Season: Fourth Saturday in October for three (3) days, Third Saturday in November for fourteen (14) days, First Sunday in December through the last Sunday in January for fifty-seven(57 days) Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset statewide.

EXCEPTION:

Holla Bend NWR is closed.

LIMIT: Daily limit two. Possessions limit six.

EXCEPTION:

The daily limit is five Canada geese from Sept. 1-30, annually, possession limit 15.

B1.12 FALCONRY SEASON AND LIMITS

Feb. 1-15, annually statewide.

LIMIT: No more than three migratory birds in any one day, possession limit six.

B1.13 SPECIAL YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING SEASON AND LIMITS First Saturday in December and the First Saturday in February statewide.

LIMIT: Same as statewide.

B1.14 SNOW, BLUE AND ROSS'S GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER SEASON AND LIMITS

First Saturday in October for twenty-one (21) days; Tuesday after the first snow, blue and Ross's goose regular season segment for eighteen (18) days; Monday after the last day of regular duck season for five (5) days; first Sunday in February through April 25 (82) days statewide.

LIMIT: No limit.

C1.01 DEER SEASON AND LIMIT RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs BALD KNOB NWR

Archery: Archery opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Muzzleloader: (all units): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Modern Gun (special youth hunt) (All Units): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service Modern Gun (permit hunt) (All Units):. Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two bucks (no antler restrictions). (Codes 11.02; 20.07; 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One buck or one doe with muzzleloader (all units);

[BULLET] One buck or one doe with modern gun permit hunt.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is one deer, buck or doe.

BAYOU DES ARC WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days. and Dec. 29-31, annually.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First full weekend Saturday/Sunday in November for two (2) days. and First full weekend Saturday / Sunday in January.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and Dec. 26-28 Annually Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to two does.

BAYOU METO WMA SEE GEORGE H. DUNKLIN JR. BAYOU METO

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BEARCAT HOLLOW WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First full weekend Saturday /Sunday in

November for two (2) days, Second full weekend Saturday / Sunday in

December and First full weekend Saturday / Sunday in January.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and Dec. 26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered buck (no antler restrictions) (Codes 11.02; 21.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] Two antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two antlered bucks and two antlerless.

BEAVER LAKE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February.

Archery: (Devil's Eyebrow Unit archery only):. Third Saturday in

September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First full weekend Saturday / Sunday in November and First full weekend Saturday / Sunday in January.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and Dec. 26-28 Annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions);. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks; with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] Two antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two antlered bucks and two antlerless.

BELL SLOUGH WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February.

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery.

BENSON CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for five (5) days. Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for five (5) days Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks (Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck or one doe with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One legal buck or one doe with modern gun permit.

BERYL ANTHONY LOWER OUACHITA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days. and Dec. 29-31, Annually

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and Dec. 26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two bucks (Code 11.02 C1.13)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to six does.

BIG CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February. Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty (30) days and Dec. 26-28, annually Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with muzzleloader and modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

BIG LAKE NWR

Archery: Archery opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two bucks (no antler restrictions) (Codes 20.07; 21.03 and Addendum C1.14)

[BULLET] Two bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

BIG LAKE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for two (2) days Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

BIG TIMBER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February. Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31, annually.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and Dec. 26-28 Annually Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02; 20.07)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to six does.

BLEVINS WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31, annually.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and Dec. 26-28, annually Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Six does with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and four does.

BLUE MOUNTAIN WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and Dec. 26-28 annually Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions). (Codes 11.02; 21.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two antlered bucks and one antlerless.

BREWER LAKE CYPRESS CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BRUSHY CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. And First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for nine (9) days and Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

BUCK ISLAND WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for forty-six (46) days and Dec. 26-28 annually, Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02, 21.02-03 and Addendum C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to six does.

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and Dec. 26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered buck (no antler restrictions) (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered buck with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] Two antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two antlered bucks and two antlerless.

CACHE RIVER NWR

Archery: Archery opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Muzzleloader: Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US

Fish and Wildlife Service

Modern Gun (special youth hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service Modern Gun (permit hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two bucks (no antler restrictions). (Codes 11.02; 20.07; 21.02-03 and Addendum C1.14)

[BULLET] Two bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One buck or one doe with muzzleloader (each hunt);

[BULLET] One buck and one doe or two does with modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck and one doe or two does.

CAMP ROBINSON SUA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for three (3)

days.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 21.02 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One buck and one doe with modern gun permit.

CAMP ROBINSON WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in November for two (2) days Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in October for two (2) days. Modern Gun (permit hunts): Fourth Thursday in November for two (2) days and.Fourth Saturday in November for two (2) days

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than one legal buck. (Code 21.02 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] One legal buck with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

CANEY CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and Dec. 26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02; 21.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with muzzleloader during muzzleloader season

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

CASEY JONES WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31 annually.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and Dec. 26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02; 20.07)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to six does.

CATTAIL MARSH WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

CEDAR CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth. Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

CHEROKEE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and Dec. 26-28, annually. Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02; 20.07)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

[BULLET] Areas within CWD zone no antler restrictions

CHEROKEE PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions).

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery

[BULLET] Two antlerless with archery.

COVE CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery.

CROSSETT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31 annually.

Modern Gun: Closed.

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 20.07)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery or muzzleloader;

[BULLET] Six does with archery and muzzleloader combined.

CUT-OFF CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for five (5) days.

Modern Gun Second Saturday in November for five (5) days.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 21.02-03

and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with modern gun.

CYPRESS BAYOU WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for five (5) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Fourth Friday in November for five (5) days Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 21.02 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck or one doe with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One legal buck or one doe with modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

DALE BUMPERS WHITE RIVER NWR

Archery: Archery opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (north unit). Archery opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (south unit).

Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (both units).

Muzzleloader: Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US

Fish and Wildlife Service (north unit).

Modern Gun (special youth hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (both units).

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (both units).

Modern Gun: Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US

Fish and Wildlife Service (north unit).

Cook's Lake Area (youth permit hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Cook's Lake Area (mobility impaired permit hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Season limit of four deer; no more than two bucks (no antler restrictions).

(Codes 20.07; 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two bucks with archery (both units);

[BULLET] Three does with archery (both units);

[BULLET] One buck or one doe with muzzleloader permit (both units);

[BULLET] One buck with muzzleloader (no does allowed) (north unit only);

[BULLET] One buck or one doe with modern gun permit (both units);

[BULLET] One buck with modern gun (no does allowed) (north unit only).

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is one deer, buck or doe (both units).

[BULLET] Limit during the Cooks Lake Area modern gun permit youth hunt is two deer, one buck and one doe

[BULLET] Limit during the Cooks Lake modern gun mobility impaired permit hunt is two deer, one buck and one doe.

Cooks Lake area: Deer harvested during the modern gun youth permit hunt and mobility impaired permit hunt are bonus deer and do not count in the hunter's statewide seasonal limit.

DARDANELLE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Johnson County WRA: Third Saturday in September through the last day in October and Third Saturday in February till last day of February.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and Dec. 26-28 annually .

Modern Gun (mobility impaired permit hunt): Johnson County WRA only: Last Wednesday in October for three (3) days

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions) (Codes 11.02; 21.02-03 and Addendum C1.14)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks ;with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the muzzleloader mobility impaired hunt is two deer, two antlered bucks or two antlerless on the Johnson County WRA.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two antlered bucks and one antlerless

DAVE DONALDSON BLACK RIVER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for five (5) days.

Modern Gun (youth permit hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 20.02;

21.02 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth permit hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

DEGRAY LAKE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31, annually.

Modern Gun (youth permit hunt):.As set by the Corps of Engineers

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and Dec. 26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02; 21.02-03 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth permit hunt is four, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to four does.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to four does.

DEPARTEE CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31, annually.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and Dec. 26-28 annually. Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] Two does with muzzleloader or modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to two does.

DEQUEEN LAKE WMA

Archery (all open units): Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader (firearms units only): Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31annually.

Modern Gun (firearms units only) (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun (firearms units only): Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and Dec. 26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02; 20.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and two does.

DEVIL'S KNOB NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and Dec. 26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] Two doe with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and two doe.

DR. LESTER SITZES III BOIS D'ARC WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Red Slough WRA: Fourth Saturday in September through last day of October and Third Saturday in February through the last day of February

Muzzleloader (permit hunts): Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and First Saturday in November for two (2) days..

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for nine (9) days Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 21.02 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and two does with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One legal buck and two does with modern gun permit.

EARL BUSS BAYOU DEVIEW WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

ED GORDON POINT REMOVE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Second Saturday in October for five (5) days

Modern Gun (permit hunt): First Saturday in November for five (5) days.

Modern Gun Youth (permit hunt): First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than one legal buck Hunters must harvest and check a doe prior to harvesting a legal buck. A youth is not required to harvest doe before harvesting a buck during any hunt. (Codes 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] One legal buck with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and two does with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One legal buck and two does with modern gun permit;

ELECTRIC ISLAND WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. ETHEL WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

FALCON BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 21.03)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Six does with archery.

FELSENTHAL NWR

Archery: Archery opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Seasonal limit of two deer; no more than one legal buck (no antler restrictions).

A doe must be harvested and checked before a buck may be harvested during any season (a youth is not required to harvest a doe before harvesting a buck during the youth deer hunts). (Codes 20.07; 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13;

C1.14)

[BULLET] One legal buck or up to two does with archery, muzzleloader permit or modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck or up to two does (no antler restrictions).

FT. CHAFFEE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Sunday in November. Modern Gun (permit hunt): Third Saturday in November. Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions). (Code 21.02 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlered buck; or antlerless with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One antlered buck; or antlerless with modern gun permit. [BULLET]

FOUSHEE CAVE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery.

FREDDIE BLACK CHOCTAW ISLAND WMA DEER RESEARCH AREA East Unit

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Second Saturday of January for three (3) days Modern Gun (mobility impaired permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for three (3) days

Modern Gun (youth permit hunt): Fourth Saturday in November for two (2) days

Modern Gun (permit hunt): First Saturday in December for three (3) days Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks and two does. A doe must be harvested and checked before a buck may be harvested during any season. A youth is not required to harvest doe before harvesting a buck during any hunt. (Codes 20.07; 21.02-03 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] One legal buck with archery;

[BULLET] Two does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and two does with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One legal buck and two does with modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun mobility impaired permit hunt is three deer, one buck and two does.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth permit hunt is three deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and two does. Youth are allowed to harvest a buck without first harvesting and checking a doe.

West Unit

Archery: Closed.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (Disabled Veterans permit hunt): Fourth Saturday in October for two (2) days.

Modern Gun (youth permit hunts): Third Saturday in November for two (2)

days

Fourth Saturday in November for two (2) days and

First Saturday in December for two (2) days and

Second Saturday in December for two (2) days

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than one buck (no antler restrictions).

(Codes 21.02-03 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two antlerless deer with modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth permit and Disabled Veteran hunt is three deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and two does.

FRIERSON WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for (2) days Third Saturday in

November for two (2) days and Dec. 26-28 annually

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Seasonal limit of three deer, no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02 and 20.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

FROG BAYOU WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery.

GALLA CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (special youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days.

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for (2) days

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions). (Code 21.02 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks; with archery;

[BULLET] Three antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlered buck and one antlerless with modern gun permit.;

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one antlered buck and one antlerless.

GARRETT HOLLOW NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of two deer; no more than one antlered buck (no antler restrictions).

[BULLET] One antlered buck with archery;

[BULLET] Two antlerless with archery

GENE RUSH WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually .

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks. (no antler restrictions) (Codes 11.02; 21.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] Two antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two anterled bucks and two antlerless.

GEORGE H. DUNKLIN JR. BAYOU METO WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for (5) five days Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for five (5) days Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and two does with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One legal buck and two does with modern gun permit.

GREERS FERRY LAKE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader (mobility impaired permit hunt): Last Tuesday in October for three (3) days

Modern Gun: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 21.02-03

and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery.

[BULLET] Limit during the muzzleloader mobility impaired permit hunt is four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to four does.

GUM FLATS WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Third Saturday in December for three (3) days.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for (12) twelve days (no dogs),

Fourth Saturday in November for (12) twelve days (dogs allowed) and Dec.

26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02;

20.07)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

H. E. FLANAGAN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions).

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Two antlerless with archery.

HALL CREEK BARRENS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Six does with archery.

HAROLD E. ALEXANDER SPRING RIVER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): First Saturday in November for five (5) days Modern Gun (permit hunt): First Saturday in December for five (5) days Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than one legal buck. (Codes 21.02-03and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] One legal buck with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with modern gun permit.

HARRIS BRAKE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of two deer; no more than one legal buck.

[BULLET] One legal buck with archery;

[BULLET] Two does with archery.

HENRY GRAY HURRICANE LAKE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for five (5) days Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for five (5) days Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with modern gun permit.

HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Second Wednesday in November for five (5)

days

Modern Gun (youth hunt):. First Saturday in January for two (2) days

Modern Gun (mobility impaired permit hunt): Third Monday in December for two (2) days

Modern Gun (permit hunt):.First Saturday in December for five (5) days

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than one antlered buck (no antler restrictions). (Codes 21.02-03 and Addendum C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] One antlered buck with archery;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlered buck or one antlerless with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One antlered buck or one antlerless with modern gun permit;

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth hunt and the modern gun mobility impaired permit hunt is two deer, one antlered buck and one antlerless.

HOLLA BEND NWR

Archery: Archery opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (youth permit hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks (no antler restrictions). (Codes 20.07; 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery

[BULLET] Four does with archery.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth permit hunt is one deer, buck (no antler restrictions) or doe.

HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunts): Third Saturday in October for three (3) days and Fourth Friday in November for three (3) days

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days and

First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 21.02-03

and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Two does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck or one doe with muzzleloader permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

HOPE UPLAND WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (youth permit hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 21.02-03

and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth permit hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) or up to two does.

HOWARD COUNTY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31

annually

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for (12) twelve days and Fourth

Saturday in November for (12) twelve days

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 20.07; 21. 02-03)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is one deer, buck (no antler restrictions) or doe.

HOWARD HENSLEY SEARCY COUNTY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and Dec. 26-28.annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions). (Codes 11.02; 21.03)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, no more than two antlered bucks or one antlerless.

IRON MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of two deer; no more than one legal buck.

[BULLET] One legal buck with archery;

[BULLET] Two does with archery.

J. PERRY MIKLES BLUE MOUNTAIN SUA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in October for two (2) days.

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Wednesday in November for two days Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions) (Code 21.02 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlered buck or one with modern gun permit;

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth hunt is two deer, one antlered buck and one antlerless.

JACK MOUNTAIN WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31

annually

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks.

(Codes11.02,20.07, 21.03)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with muzzleloader or modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to four does.

JAMESTOWN INDEPENDENCE COUNTY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

JIM KRESS WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days..

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02; 20.07)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

JONES POINT WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions);

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery.

KINGSLAND PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Six does with archery.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31annually.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and Dec. 26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02; 20.07 and Addendum C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Six does with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and four does.

LAKE GREESON WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31,

annually

Muzzleloader (mobility impaired permit hunt): Thursday and Friday prior to the first Saturday in November

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for (12) twelve days (no dogs)

and Fourth Saturday in November for (12) twelve days (dogs allowed).

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 20.07;

21. 02-03)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the muzzleloader mobility impaired permit is two deer, one legal buck and one doe.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

LAKE OVERCUP WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer, no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery.

LEE COUNTY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Third

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for (30) thirty days and Dec.

26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to two does.

LEE CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 Annually

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions) (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless during muzzleloader season; or one antlerless first two days of modern gun season.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two antlered bucks and one antlerless.

LITTLE BAYOU WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader Third Saturday in October for five (5) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days.

Modern Gun: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 21.02 and

Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

LITTLE RIVER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for five (5) days and Dec. 29-31

annually

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and

Dec. 26-28 Annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and two does.

LOAFER'S GLORY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 Annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions) (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two antlered bucks and two antlerless.

LONGVIEW SALINE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Six does with archery.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to six does.

MAUMELLE RIVER WMA

Archery (permit hunts): Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than one legal buck. (Code 21.02)

[BULLET] One legal buck with archery permit;

[BULLET] Two does with archery permit.

MCILROY MADISON COUNTY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): First Saturday in November for five (5) days Modern Gun (permit hunt): First Saturday in December for five (5) days Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than one antlered buck (no antler restrictions) (Code 21.02 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14))

[BULLET] One antlered buck with archery;

[BULLET] Three antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlered buck and one antlerless with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One antlered buck and one antlerless with modern gun permit.

MIKE FREEZE WATTENSAW WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for five (5) days Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for five (5) days Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern special gun youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

MORO BIG PINE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for five (5) days Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2) days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days. Modern Gun : Second Saturday in November for five (5) days Fourth Friday in November for five (5) days Second Saturday in December for five (5) days and Dec. 26-30annually

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than one legal buck. Hunters must harvest and check a doe prior to harvesting a legal buck (a youth is not required to harvest a doe before harvesting a buck during any hunt). (Codes 11.02-21.03 and Addendum C1.14)

[BULLET] One legal buck with archery;

[BULLET] Six does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck or up to six does with muzzleloader;

[BULLET] One legal buck or up to six does with modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) or up to six does.

MOUNT MAGAZINE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. andFirst Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days

(dogs allowed Fourth Thursday for (11) eleven days) and Dec. 26-28annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions); (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless with muzzleloader during muzzleloader season only

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two antlered bucks and one antlerless.

MUDDY CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks (Codes 11.02;

21.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with muzzleloader during Muzzleloader season

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

NACATOCH RAVINES NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery.

NIMROD LLOYD MILLWOOD WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun (Disabled Military/Mobility Impaired): First Wednesday in

November for two (2) days

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions) (Code 11.02 and Addendum C1.14)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Two antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless with muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season only.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two antlered bucks and one antlerless

[BULLET] During military/mobility impaired hunt hunters may take two deer, one buck and one antlerless.

NORFORK LAKE WMA

Archery: All Units. Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed. Seward Point,

Bennett's Bayou and Fulton County UnitsThird Saturday in October for nine (9) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunt): Seward Point, Bennett's Bayou and

Fulton County Units: First Saturday in November for two (2) days and First

Saturday in January for two (2) days. Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed.

Modern Gun: Seward Point, Bennett's Bayou and Fulton County Units:

Second Saturday in November for nine (9) days Chapin Point and Indian Head

Units closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

OVERFLOW NWR

Archery: Archery opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Muzzleloader: Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US

Fish and Wildlife Service

Modern Gun: Closed.

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two bucks (no antler restrictions).

(Codes 20.07; 21.02-03 and Addendum C1.14)

[BULLET] Two bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Six does with archery;

[BULLET] One buck and one doe with muzzleloader.

OZAN WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31

annually

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Six does with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and four does.

OZARK LAKE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions); (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt three deer, two bucks and one antlerless.

OZARK NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 Annually

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two antlered bucks.(no antler restrictions) (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless with muzzleloader during muzzleloader season or one antlerless first two days of Modern Gun season

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks and one antlerless.

PALMETTO FLATS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery.

PETIT JEAN RIVER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days. and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 Annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions) (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two antlered bucks and one antlerless.

PINE CITY NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

PINEY CREEKS WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions) (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless with muzzleloader during muzzleloader season or first two days of modern gun season

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two antlered bucks and one antlerless.

POISON SPRINGS WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31

annually

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to six does.

POND CREEK NWR

Archery: Archery opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Muzzleloader: Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US

Fish and Wildlife Service

Modern Gun (youth hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Modern Gun (mobility impaired permit hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two bucks (no antler restrictions).

The first deer harvested can be a buck or doe. A doe must be harvested and checked at the refuge check station before a second buck may be harvested with any weapon (this does not apply to the modern gun youth hunt and mobility impaired permit hunt). (Codes 20.07; 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14))

[BULLET] Two bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One buck or up to two does with muzzleloader;

[BULLET] One buck and one doe with modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the mobility impaired permit hunt is four deer, two bucks or up to four does.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth hunt is four deer, two bucks or up to four does.

PRAIRIE BAYOU WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 20.11; 21.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

PROVO WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Third Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for (12) twelve days (no dogs), Fourth Saturday in November for (12) twelve days (dogs allowed) and Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02; 20.07)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with muzzleloader;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

RAILROAD PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer, no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

RAINEY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9)days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 Annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions); (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks and one antlerless.

REX HANCOCK BLACK SWAMP WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for five (5) days

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for five (5) days Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two bucks (no antler restrictions). (Codes 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One buck and one doe with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One buck and one doe with modern gun permit.

RICK EVANS GRANDVIEW PRAIRIE WMA

Archery (permit hunt): First Saturday in October through the last Sunday of

November for fifty-one (51) days

Modern Gun (special permit youth hunt): First Saturday in December for two days.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than one legal buck. A doe must be harvested before a buck may be harvested and does harvested on this area are bonus deer and do not count against the statewide seasonal limit. A youth is not required to harvest doe before harvesting buck during any hunt. (Codes 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] One legal buck with archery permit;

[BULLET] Two does with archery permit.

[BULLET] Youth limit-one doe, one buck

[BULLET] Youth do not have to harvest doe before buck on any hunt.

RING SLOUGH WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with archery.

RIVER BEND WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 .annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

ROBERT L. HANKINS MUD CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery

ROTH PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader (permit hunts): Third Saturday in October for five (5) days and

Fourth Saturday in October for five (5) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days.

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for five (5) days

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 21.02-03

and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck or one doe with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One legal buck or one doe with modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (special youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for two (2) days and Dec. 26-28 annually Seasonal limit of two deer; no more than one legal buck (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] One legal buck with archery or modern gun;

[BULLET] Two does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

SANDHILLS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery.

SCOTT HENDERSON GULF MOUNTAIN WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for five (5) days Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for five (5) days Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than one antlered buck (no antler restrictions) (Codes 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] One antlered buck with archery;

[BULLET] Three antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlered buck and one antlerless with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One antlered buck and one antlerless with modern gun permit.

SEVEN DEVILS WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Dec. 29-31 annually

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and Jan. First Saturday in January for two (2) days

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for thirty-seven (37) days and Dec. 26-28 annually Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to six does.

SHEFFIELD NELSON DAGMAR WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for five (5) days Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for five (5) days Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] Limit two (one buck/one doe) with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] Limit two (one buck/one doe) with modern gun permit.

SHIREY BAY RAINEY BRAKE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February.

Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for five (5) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunt):.First Saturday in November for two (2)

days.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 20.02; 21.02 and Addendum C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] Limit two (one buck/one doe) with muzzleloader permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer (one buck/one doe)(no antler restrictions).

SLIPPERY HOLLOW NATURAL AREA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions);

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three antlerless with archery.

SMOKE HOLE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

SPRING BANK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days andThird Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for (30) thirty days and Dec.

26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and two does.

STATELINE SANDPONDS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Firearms: Closed. Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

STEVE N. WILSON RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Modern Gun (youth special hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days..

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday in November for five (5) days.

(Codes 20.02)

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 21.02-03

and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and one doe with modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

STONE PRAIRIE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Firearms: Closed

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

SULPHUR RIVER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Archery Henry Moore WRA: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of October

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Third

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for (30) thirty days and Dec.

26-28 Annually

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and two does.

SWEDEN CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions)

[BULLET] Two antlered bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four antlerless with archery.

SYLAMORE WMA North Unit:

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for nine (9) days and Third

Friday in November for three (3) days

South Unit:

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday of October for nine (9)days and Second

Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than one legal buck (both units). (Code

11.02)

[BULLET] One legal buck with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season or during first two days of modern gun season.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

TERRE NOIRE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Six does with archery.

TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for five (5) days Modern Gun: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery;

[BULLET] One legal buck and two does with muzzleloader permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the muzzleloader mobility impaired permit hunt is three deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and two does. Does taken during the special mobility impaired permit hunt are bonus deer and do not count toward the seasonal limit. (Contact Corp of Engineers at 870 548-2291 for specific mobility impaired criteria; application period July 5-Sept. 5).

TWO BAYOU CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Six does with archery.

U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader (permit hunt):.Third Saturday in October for (5) five days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun (permit hunts): Second Saturday in November for five (5) days and Fourth Friday in November for five (5) days

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two bucks (no antler restrictions).

(Codes 20.07; 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One buck and one doe with muzzleloader permit;

[BULLET] One buck and one doe with modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

W. E. BREWER SCATTER CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Third Saturday in October for two (2) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Code 11.02 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One buck or one doe with muzzleloader permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to one doe.

WAPANOCCA NWR

Archery: Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two bucks (no antler restrictions).

(Codes 20.07; 21.02-03 and Addenda C1.13; C1.14)

[BULLET] Two bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One buck or one doe with modern gun permit.

WARREN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in January for two (2)

days.

Disabled Veteran (permit hunt): First Monday and Tuesday in November

Seasonal limit of six deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Six does with archery.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth and disabled veteran hunt is six deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to six does.

WEDINGTON WMA

Archery:.Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (mobility impaired permit hunt): First Saturday and Sunday in

October

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun (permit hunt): Second Saturday and Sunday in November

Seasonal limit of two deer; no more than one antlered buck (no antler restrictions); (Codes 20.02; 21.02 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] One antlered buck; with archery;

[BULLET] Two antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlered buck and one antlerless with modern gun permit.

[BULLET] Limit during the mobility impaired permit hunt is two deer, one buck and one antlerless.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is two deer, one buck and one antlerless.

WHITE CLIFFS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of four deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Four does with archery.

WHITEHALL WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

WHITE ROCK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in December for three (3) days

Modern Gun (mobility impaired permit hunt): First weekend in October for two (2) days

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two antlered bucks (no antler restrictions) (Code 11.02 and Addendum C1.13)

[BULLET] Two antlered buck with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;

[BULLET] Three antlerless with archery;

[BULLET] One antlerless with muzzleloader during muzzleloader season only or one antlerless Nov. First two days of modern gun season

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun mobility impaired permit is three deer, two antlered bucksand one antlerless.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two antlered bucks and one antlerless.

WINONA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days and Second Saturday in October for three (3) days.

Modern Gun (special youth hunts): First Saturday in November for two (2)

days and First Saturday in January for two (2) days.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for twenty-three (23) days and

Dec. 26-28 annually

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks. (Codes 11.02; 21.02)

[BULLET] Two legal bucks with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun;

[BULLET] Three does with archery;

[BULLET] One doe with muzzleloader or modern gun.

[BULLET] Limit during the modern gun special youth hunt is three deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

WITTSBURG NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday in September through the last day of February

Firearms: Closed.

Seasonal limit of three deer; no more than two legal bucks.

[BULLET] Two bucks with archery;

[BULLET] Three does with archery.

C1.02 BEAR SEASON AND LIMIT RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs

BALD KNOB NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BAYOU DES ARC WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SEE GEORGE H. DUNKLIN JR. BAYOU METO BEARCAT HOLLOW WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November till the last day of November

Statewide limit. (Addendum A1.08) BEAVER LAKE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08) BELL SLOUGH WMA.

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Firearms: Closed.

(Addendum A1.08)

BENSON CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BERYL ANTHONY LOWER OUACHITA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BIG CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

BIG LAKE NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BIG LAKE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BIG TIMBER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

(only on that part of the area in bear zone 2). Statewide limit

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days (only on that part of the area in bear zone 2). Statewide limit

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

(only on that part of the area in bear zone 2). Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through the last day of

November (only on that part of the area in bear zone 2). Statewide limit (Code 20.07 andAddendum A1.08) BLEVINS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BLUE MOUNTAIN WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

Statewide limit. (Addendum A1.08)

BREWER LAKE CYPRESS CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BRUSHY CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BUCK ISLAND WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November.

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

Statewide limit. (Addendum A1.08)

CACHE RIVER NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed. CAMP ROBINSON SUA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Firearms: Closed. (Addendum A1.08)

CAMP ROBINSON WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November Statewide limit. Firearms: Closed. (Addendum A1.08)

CANEY CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08) CASEY JONES WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. CATTAIL MARSH WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. CEDAR CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Firearms: Closed. (Addendum A1.08) CHEROKEE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

Statewide limit.

(Code 20.07 and Addendum A1.08)

CHEROKEE PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. COVE CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. CROSSETT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. CUT-OFF CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. CYPRESS BAYOU WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. DALE BUMPERS WHITE RIVER NWR

Archery/Firearms: All Units closed. DARDANELLE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. DAVE DONALDSON BLACK RIVER WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. DEGRAY LAKE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit

(Addendum A1.08)

DEPARTEE CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. DEQUEEN LAKE WMA

Archery (all open units): Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader (firearms units only): Third Saturday in October for nine (9)

days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (firearms units only) (youth hunt): First Saturday in

November for two (2) days. Statewide limit.

Modern Gun (firearms units only): Second Saturday in November through last day of November. Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08) DEVIL'S KNOB NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08)

DR.

LESTER SITZES, III BOIS D'ARC WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. EARL BUSS BAYOU DEVIEW WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. ED GORDON POINT REMOVE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Second Saturday in October for five (5) days (deer permit holders only, zone quota does not apply) Statewide limit

Modern Gun: First Saturday in November for five (5) days (deer permit holders only, zone quota does not apply) Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08) ELECTRIC ISLAND WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. ETHEL WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. FALCON BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. FELSENTHAL NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed. FT. CHAFFEE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. FOUSHEE CAVE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. FREDDIE BLACK CHOCTAW ISLAND WMA DEER RESEARCH AREA

Archery/Firearms (both units): Closed. FRIERSON WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. FROG BAYOU WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

GALLA CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Closed.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for two (2) days (deer permit holders only). Statewide limit

(Addendum A1.08) GARRETT HOLLOW NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. GENE RUSH WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November.

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08)

GEORGE H. DUNKLIN JR. BAYOU METO WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. GREERS FERRY LAKE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Firearms: Closed.

(Addendum A1.08) GUM FLATS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. H. E. FLANAGAN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. HALL CREEK BARRENS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. HAROLD E. ALEXANDER SPRING RIVER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: First Saturday in November for five (5) days. (Deer permit holders only, zone quota does not apply). Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Closed.

(Addendum A1.08)

HARRIS BRAKE WMA

Archery: Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of

November. Statewide limit.

Firearms: Closed.

(Addendum A1.08)

HENRY GRAY HURRICANE LAKE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. HOLLA BEND NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed. HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

HOPE UPLAND WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. HOWARD COUNTY WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. HOWARD HENSLEY SEARCY COUNTY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November.

Statewide limit

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

.Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08)

IRON MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Firearms: Closed.

(Addendum A1.08)

J. PERRY MIKLES BLUE MOUNTAIN SUA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. JACK MOUNTAIN WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit.

(Code 20.07 and Addendum A1.08)

JAMESTOWN INDEPENDENCE COUNTY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days. Statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08)

JIM KRESS WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit.

(Code 20.07 and Addendum A1.08)

JONES POINT WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November Statewide limit. Firearms: Closed. (Addendum A1.08)

KINGSLAND PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. LAKE GREESON WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. LAKE OVERCUP WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Firearms: Closed.

(Addendum A1.08) LEE COUNTY WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. LEE CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08)

LITTLE BAYOU WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. LITTLE RIVER WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. LOAFER'S GLORY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

Statewide limit. (Addendum A1.08)

LONGVIEW SALINE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. MAUMELLE RIVER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

(deer permit holders only). Statewide limit

Firearms: Closed. (Addendum A1.08)

MCILROY/MADISON COUNTY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: First Saturday in November for five (5) days

(Deer permit holders only, zone quota does not apply). Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Closed.

(Addendum A1.08)

MIKE FREEZE WATTENSAW WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. MORO BIG PINE NAT URAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

MT. MAGAZINE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November.

Statewide limit

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08)

MUDDY CREEK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

Statewide limit

(Addendum A1.08) NACATOCH RAVINES NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. NIMROD LLOYD MILLWOOD WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit.(Addendum A1.08)

NORFORK LAKE WMA

Archery (all units): Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of

November Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed. Seward Point,

Bennett's Bayou and Fulton County UnitsThird Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed.

Seward Point, Bennett's Bayou and Fulton County Units First Saturday in

November for two (2) days. Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Chapin Point and Indian Head Units closed. Seward Point,

Bennett's Bayou and Fulton County Units Second Saturday in November for nine (9) days Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08)

OVERFLOW NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed. OZAN WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. OZARK LAKE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. OZARK NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08)

PALMETTO FLATS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. PETIT JEAN RIVER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

Statewide limit.(Addendum A1.08) PINE CITY NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. PINEY CREEKS WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit.(Addendum A1.08)

POISON SPRINGS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. POND CREEK NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed. PRAIRIE BAYOU WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. PROVO WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. RAILROAD PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. RAINEY WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

Statewide limit.(Addendum A1.08)

REX HANCOCK BLACK SWAMP WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. RICK EVANS GRANDVIEW PRAIRIE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. RING SLOUGH WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. RIVER BEND WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November

Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08) ROBERT L. HANKINS MUD CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. ROTH PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SANDHILLS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SCOTT HENDERSON GULF MOUNTAIN WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for five (5) days (deer permit holders only, zone quota does not apply) Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for five (5) days (deer permit holders only, zone quota does not apply) Statewide limit.

(Addendum A1.08)

SEVEN DEVILS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SHEFFIELD NELSON DAGMAR WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SHIREY BAY RAINEY BRAKE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SMOKE HOLE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SLIPPERY HOLLOW NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SPRING BANK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. STATELINE SANDPONDS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. STEVE N. WILSON RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. STONE PRAIRIE WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Firearms: Closed SULPHUR RIVER WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SWEDEN CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SYLAMORE WMA

North Unit

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November for nine (9) days and Fourth

Friday in November for three (3) days Statewide limit

(Addendum A1.08)

South Unit

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit.(Addendum A1.08)

TERRE NOIRE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of November for nine (9) days (closed on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service property on Trusten Holder WMA). Statewide limit.

Firearms: Closed.(Addendum A1.08) TWO BAYOU CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. WAPANOCCA NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed. WARREN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. WEDINGTON WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. WHITE CLIFFS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. WHITEHALL WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. WHITE ROCK WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit.(Addendum A1.08)

W.E. BREWER SCATTER CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. WINONA WMA

Archery: Fourth Saturday of September through the last day of November

Statewide limit.

Muzzleloader: Third Saturday in October for nine (9) days Statewide limit.

Modern Gun (youth hunt): First Saturday in November for two (2) days.

Statewide limit.

Modern Gun: Second Saturday in November through last day of November.

Statewide limit.(Addendum A1.08) WITTSBURG NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

C1.03ALLIGATOR SEASONS AND LIMITS ON WMAs

All WMAs are closed.

EXCEPTION:

On Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc, Sulphur River and designated portions of Trusten Holder WMAs alligators may be hunted from sunset on Third Friday in September through sunrise fourth Monday in September and from sunset Fourth Friday in September through sunrise on fourth day by permit only. LIMIT: Individual seasonal limit of one alligator.

C1.04 WILD TURKEY SEASONS AND LIMITS ON WMAs

In compliance with Code 01.00C Legal Turkey.

BALD KNOB NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BAYOU DES ARC WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days. One legal turkey BAYOU METO WMA SEE GEORGE H. DUNKLIN BAYOU METO WMA BEARCAT HOLLOW WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys BEAVER LAKE WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BELL SLOUGH WMA

Firearms (permit hunt): See Camp Robinson WMA (Code 21.07 and

Addendum C1.16).

BENSON CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey BERYL ANTHONY LOWER OUACHITA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days One legal turkey (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

BIG CREEK WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey. BIG LAKE NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BIG LAKE WMA

Firearms (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16).

BIG TIMBER WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys (Codes 20.07, 21.07 and Addendum C1.16).

BLEVINS WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. BLUE MOUNTAIN WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. BREWER LAKE CYPRESS CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BRUSHY CREEK WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. BUCK ISLAND WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days. Two legal turkeys CACHE RIVER NWR

Firearms (youth hunt): open in accordance with season dates set by the US

Fish and Wildlife Service on all refuge lands located south of I-40. One legal turkey.

Firearms: open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and

Wildlife Service on all refuge lands located south of I-40. Two legal turkeys.

Firearms (permit hunt): See Rex Hancock Black Swamp WMA for refuge lands located north of I-40 dates and limits (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16).

CAMP ROBINSON SUA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

CAMP ROBINSON WMA

Firearms (permit hunt) (includes Bell Slough WMA): Second Monday through Second Wednesday in April Third Monday through Third Wednesday in April and Fourth Monday through Fourth Wednesday in April One legal turkey (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16).

CANEY CREEK WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. CASEY JONES WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys

(Codes 20.07, 21.07 and Addendum C1.16).

CATTAIL MARSH WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey. CEDAR CREEK WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. CHEROKEE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for (16) days Two legal turkeys (Codes 20.07, 21.07 and Addendum C1.16).

CHEROKEE PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. COVE CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Saturday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. CROSSETT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. CUT-OFF CREEK WMA

Archery: Second Thursday and Friday of April and Third Tuesday of April for (4) four days Two legal turkeys.

Firearms (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3 days, Second

Saturday in April for (3) days Third Saturday in April for three (3) days One legal turkey.

(Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

CYPRESS BAYOU WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey. DALE BUMPERS WHITE RIVER NWR

Firearms (youth hunt): Open in accordance with season dates set by the US

Fish and Wildlife Service One legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and

Wildlife Service (both units). One legal turkey.

DARDANELLE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days. Two legal turkeys. DAVE DONALDSON BLACK RIVER WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey. DEGRAY LAKE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. DEPARTEE CREEK WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9)days One legal turkey. DEQUEEN LAKE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. DEVIL'S KNOB NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. DR. LESTER SITZES, III BOIS D'ARC WMA

Archery: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. Firearms: (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey.

Firearms: (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days and Second Saturday in April for three (3) days One legal turkey. (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

EARL BUSS BAYOU DEVIEW WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. ED GORDON POINT REMOVE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunts): Second Monday in April for three (3) days,

Second Saturday in April for three (3) days, and Third Saturday in April for three (3) days One legal turkey. (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

Wiley Cox Field Trial Area is closed to hunting. ELECTRIC ISLAND WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. ETHEL WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days. Two legal turkeys. FALCON BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. FELSENTHAL NWR

Archery: Other than during permit hunts, areas are restricted to archery hunting and are open open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service Closed during turkey gun permit hunts. Two legal turkeys.

Firearms (youth permit hunt): open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): open in accordance with season dates set by the US

Fish and Wildlife Service One legal turkey.

(Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

FORT CHAFFEE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. FOUSHEE CAVE NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. FREDDIE BLACK CHOCTAW ISLAND WMA AND DEER RESEARCH AREA

East Unit

Archery: Second Thursday and Friday of April and Third Tuesday for (4) four days Two legal turkeys.

Firearms (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days, Second Saturday in April for (3) days Third Saturday in April for three (3) days One legal turkey. (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

West Unit

Archery/Firearms: Closed. FRIERSON WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. FROG BAYOU WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. GALLA CREEK WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunts): Second Monday in April for three (3) days, Second

Saturday in April for three (3) days and.Third Saturday in April for three (3)

days One legal turkey. (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

GARRETT HOLLOW NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys.

Firearms: Closed. GENE RUSH WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. GEORGE H. DUNKLIN JR. BAYOU METO WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. GREERS FERRY LAKE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. GUM FLATS WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey.

(Codes 20.07, 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

H. E. FLANAGAN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. HALL CREEK BARRENS NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. HAROLD E. ALEXANDER SPRING RIVER WMA

Firearms (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days, Second

Saturday in April for three (3) days and Third Saturday in April for three (3)

days One legal turkey.

(Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

HARRIS BRAKE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. HENRY GRAY HURRICANE LAKE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. HOLLA BEND NWR

Archery: open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and

Wildlife Service . Two legal turkeys.

Firearms (youth permit hunt): open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service One legal turkey.

Firearms (youth permit hunt): open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service One legal turkey.

(Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA

Firearms (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days and Saturday following the second Monday in April for three (3) days One legal turkey (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16).

HOPE UPLAND WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): See Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA. HOWARD COUNTY WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys.

(Code 20.07)

HOWARD HENSLEY SEARCY COUNTY WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. IRON MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. J. PERRY MIKLES BLUE MOUNTAIN SUA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. JACK MOUNTAIN WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys.

(Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

JAMESTOWN INDEPENDENCE COUNTY WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys.

JIM KRESS WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys.

(Code 20.07)

(Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

JONES POINT WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. KINGSLAND PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA

Firearms (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for (3) days One legal turkey. (Codes 20.07, 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

LAKE GREESON WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. (Code 20.07)

LAKE OVERCUP WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. LEE COUNTY WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. LEE CREEK WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. LITTLE BAYOU WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys LITTLE RIVER WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. LOAFER'S GLORY WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. LONGVIEW SALINE NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys.

MAUMELLE RIVER WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. MCILROY MADISON COUNTY WMA

Firearms (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days and

Second Saturday in April for three (3) days. One legal turkey (Code 21.07

and Addendum C1.16).

MIKE FREEZE WATTENSAW WMA

Firearms (youth permit hunt): . Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days and Saturday following the second Monday in April for three (3) days. One legal turkey (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16).

MORO BIG PINE NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days Second

Saturday in April for three (3) days and Third Saturday in April for three (3)

days One legal turkey.

(Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

MT. MAGAZINE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. MUDDY CREEK WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. NACATOCH RAVINES NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. NIMROD LLOYD MILLWOOD WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. NORFORK LAKE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. OVERFLOW NWR

Archery/Crossbow: open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service Two legal turkeys.

Firearms (youth permit hunt): open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service One legal turkey. (Code 21.07 and

Addendum C1.16)

OZAN WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys.

OZARK LAKE WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. OZARK NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. PALMETTO FLATS NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. PETIT JEAN RIVER WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. PINE CITY NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey. PINEY CREEKS WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. POISON SPRINGS WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. POND CREEK NWR

Archery: Other than during permit hunt, areas are restricted to archery hunting and are open open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service Two legal turkeys.

Firearms (youth hunt): open in accordance with season dates set by the US

Fish and Wildlife Service Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms (permit hunt): open in accordance with season dates set by the US

Fish and Wildlife Service One legal turkey (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

PRAIRIE BAYOU WMA

Firearms: (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday of April for nine (9) days One legal turkey. PROVO WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys.

(Codes 20.07, 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

RAILROAD PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. RAINEY WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. REX HANCOCK BLACK SWAMP WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for two (2) days and Saturday following the second Monday in April for two (2) days One legal turkey. (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

(all hunts includes Cache River NWR Unit 2 lands within an area bounded by U.S. Highway 64 on north, Arkansas Highway 17 on east, Arkansas Highway 38 on south and Arkansas Highway 33 on west)

RICK EVANS GRANDVIEW PRAIRIE WMA

Firearms (youth permit hunt) (includes Hope Upland WMA): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16).

RING SLOUGH WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey. RIVER BEND WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. ROBERT L. HANKINS MUD CREEK WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. ROTH PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for 9) nine days One legal turkey. SANDHILLS NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for (9) nine days One legal turkey. SCOTT HENDERSON GULF MOUNTAIN WMA

Archery: Second Thursday in April for two (2) days and Third Tuesday in

April for (4) four days One legal turkey.

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days, Second

Saturday in April for three (3) days and Third Saturday in April for three (3)

days One legal turkey.

(Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

SEVEN DEVILS WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. SHEFFIELD NELSON DAGMAR WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SHIREY BAY RAINEY BRAKE WMA

Firearms (permit hunts): Second Monday in April for three (3) days, Second Saturday in April for three (3) days and Third Saturday in April for three (3) days One legal turkey. (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

SLIPPERY HOLLOW NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. SMOKE HOLE NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey. SPRING BANK WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey. STATELINE SANDPONDS NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey. STEVE N. WILSON RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. STONE PRAIRIE

Firearms (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second

Monday of April One legal turkey.

Archery/Firearms: Closed SULPHUR RIVER WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days and

Second Saturday in April for three (3) days One legal turkey.(Code 21.07 and

Addendum C1.16)

SWEDEN CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. SYLAMORE WMA

North and South Units

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days One legal turkey (Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16).

Firearms: Second Saturday in April for (11) eleven days Two legal turkeys. TERRE NOIRE NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. TWO BAYOU CREEK WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys.

U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA

Firearms (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Saturday in April for three (3) days One legal turkey.(Code 21.07 and Addendum C1.16)

WAPANOCCA NWR

Archery/Firearms: Closed. WARREN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April. Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. WEDINGTON WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed. WHITE CLIFFS NATURAL AREA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April.One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days One legal turkey. WHITEHALL WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April One legal turkey.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for nine (9) days One legal turkey. WHITE ROCK WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April. Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. W.E. BREWER SCATTER CREEK WMA

Firearms (youth permit hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of April. One legal turkey.

Firearms (permit hunt): Second Monday in April for three (3) days and

Second Saturday in April for three (3) days One legal turkey (Code 21.07 and

Addendum C1.16).

WINONA WMA

Firearms (youth hunt): Saturday and Sunday prior to Second Monday of

April Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.

Firearms: Second Monday in April for sixteen (16) days Two legal turkeys. WITTSBURG NATURAL AREA WMA

Archery/Firearms: Closed.

C1.05 QUAIL SEASON AND LIMITS ON WMAs First day of November through the first Sunday in February

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) First full Weekend Saturday and Sunday in December and First full weekend Saturday and Sunday of January on Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain WMA- Limit 4.

(2) First day of November through the first Sunday of February on Norfork Lake WMA (Chapin Point and Indian Head Units) - quail hunting ends at Noon.

(3) open

(4) First day of November through the first Sunday of February on Ed Gordon Point Remove and Galla Creek WMAs (weekends Saturday and Sunday only) - Limit 4.

(5) First day of December through the first Sunday in February on Ft. Chaffee WMA.

(6) Season opens in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Felsenthal and Overflow NWRs.

(7) First day of November through the first Sunday of February on Prairie Bayou - Limit 6.

(8) Closed on Big Lake NWR, Dale Bumpers White River, Holla Bend, Pond Creek and Wapanocca NWRs, Electric Island, Camp Robinson SUA, J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA, Johnson County WRA, Horsehead Creek and Bob Young WRA on Dardanelle, Harold E. Alexander Spring River, Hope Upland, Jack Mountain Little Bayou, Robert L. Hankins Mud Creek Stone Prairie and Wedington WMAs.

(9) Dates TBD Special permit hunt on Camp Robinson SUA and J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA.

LIMIT: Daily limit six, possession limit 12.

C1.06 RABBIT SEASON AND LIMITS ON WMAs

First of September through the last day of February

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) open.

(2) open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Dale Bumpers White River (North Unit), Felsenthal, Pond Creek and Overflow NWRs.

(3) open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Holla Bend NWR (archery only).

(4) open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Dale Bumpers White River NWR (South Unit).

(5) Reserved.

(6) Closed on Electric Island WMA and Johnson County, WRA on Dardanelle WMA.

LIMIT: Daily limit eight, possession limit 16.

C 1.07SQUIRREL SEASON AND LIMITS ON WMAs

May 15 through last day of February

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Bald Knob, Big Lake, Cache River and Wapanocca NWRs.

(2) First day of September through the last day of February on Camp Robinson WMA.

(3) open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Felsenthal, Pond Creek, Overflow and Dale Bumpers White River (North Unit) NWRs.

(4) open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Holla Bend NWR (archery only).

(5) open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Dale Bumpers White River NWR (South Unit).

(6) open in accordance with season dates set by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Dale Bumpers White River NWR (youths on Cooks Lake only).

(7) Squirrel closed on Electric Island and Johnson County WRA on Dardanelle WMAs.

LIMIT: Daily limit 12, possession limit 48.

C1.08 MOURNING, WHITE-WINGED AND EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE

SEASON ANDLIMITS ON WMAS

First Saturday in September to 4th Sunday in October and for 39 days prior to and including January 15

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Hope Upland and Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA - open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only during statewide dove seasons.

(2) J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA - closed during authorized field trials.

(3) Bald Knob and Cache River NWRs - ends at noon each day during regular waterfowl season.

LIMIT: Mourning and White-winged Doves: Daily limit 15, possession 45.

Eurasian Collared Doves: Daily limit is unlimited, possession unlimited.

C1.09 FURBEARER SEASON AND LIMITS ON WMAs

(A) Gray Fox, Mink, Red Fox and Striped Skunk Hunting: Sunrise on the first day of September to sunset on the last day of February (day hunting only).

LIMIT: Daily limit two per species, possession unlimited.

(B) Opossum Hunting: Sunrise on the first day of September to sunset on the last day of February(day or night hunting; dogs are required for hunting at night).

LIMIT: Daily limit two, possession unlimited.

(C) Bobcat Hunting: Sunrise on the first day of September to sunset on the last day of February(dogs required to hunt bobcat at night) and during turkey season (day hunting only; no dogs allowed).

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Closed during turkey and squirrel seasons on WMAs where a turkey or squirrel season is closed.

(2) During youth turkey hunts, only youths may take bobcat.

(3) Hope Upland and Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA: Closed to bobcat hunting except open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during daylight hours only.

LIMIT: Daily limit two, possession unlimited.

(D) Coyote Hunting: Sunrise on the first day of July through sunset on the last day of February (dogs not allowed to hunt coyote) and during turkey season (day hunting only; no dogs allowed).

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Closed during turkey and squirrel seasons on WMAs where a turkey or squirrel seasons is closed.

(2) During youth turkey hunts, only youths may take coyote.

(3) Hope Upland and Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA: Closed to coyote hunting except open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during daylight hours only.

LIMIT: Daily limit unlimited, possession unlimited.

(E) River Otter Hunting: Sunrise on the second Saturday in November through sunset on the last day of February (day hunting only). LIMIT: Daily limit two, possession unlimited.

(F) Raccoon Hunting: Sunset, First day of July through the last day of August (night hunting only; dogs are required). First day of September through the last day of February (day or night hunting; dogs are required for hunting at night). First day of March through the last day of March (night hunting only; dogs are required).

LIMIT: Daily limit unlimited, possession unlimited.

EXCEPTION:

(H) Muskrat, Nutria and Beaver Hunting: Sunrise on the first day of

September through sunset on the last day of February.

LIMIT: Daily limit, unlimited, possession unlimited.

Badger, Spotted Skunk (Civet Cat) and Weasel Hunting: Closed.

(J) Furbearer Trapping (Other than Beaver, Coyote, Muskrat and Nutria):

Sunrise on the second Saturday in November through sunset on the last day of February.

LIMIT: Daily limit, unlimited, possession unlimited.

(K) Beaver Muskrat and Nutria Trapping: Sunrise on the second Saturday in November through the last day of March.

LIMIT: Daily limit, unlimited, possession unlimited.

(L) Coyote Trapping: Sunrise on the first day of August through sunset on the last day of March.

LIMIT: Daily limit, unlimited, possession unlimited.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Only enclosed, pull-activated dog-proof traps may be utilized on Camp Robinson SUA.

(2) Cedar Creek and Electric Island WMAs are closed to all furbearer hunting and trapping.

(3) J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA is closed to all trapping. Chase for pleasure or training purposes is permitted year-round. Closed during field trails.

(4) Furbearer hunting and trapping allowed under the conditions, seasons and limits provided by the required annual refuge hunting permit or refuge trapping permit on all NWRs.

(5) Buffalo National River, Camp Robinson WMA and Ditch 28 on Big Lake WMA are closed to all trapping.

(6) Bobcat, coyote and fox hunting with dogs allowed on Casey Jones WMA in accordance with Code 22.01.

C1.10 CROW SEASON AND LIMITS ON WMAs All WMAs: First day of September for 124 days Thursdays-Mondays only.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) All Electric Island, and NWRs - Closed.

(2) Hope Upland and Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMAs - Open Thursdays and Saturdays only during the statewide season.

LIMIT: Daily limit unlimited, possession unlimited.

C1.12 SPECIAL USAGE RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN WMAs AND LAKES

(1) Restrictions Common to Multiple Listed WMAs and Lakes:

a. Common Restriction A: From the first day of the first segment of the regular duck season until the last three days of the last segment of regular duck season, (i) no entry or access is allowed from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. (except in designated campsites, parking areas, boat launch ramps and designated boat staging areas) and (ii) no boats are allowed from 12:00 p.m. until 4 a.m. (Central Time) except boats may be launched after 2:00 a.m. under the limited condition that any such boat must remain physically occupied at all times while kept in boat staging areas between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. During the last three days of the last segment of regular duck season and during the special youth waterfowl hunt, (i) no entry or access is allowed from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. (except in designated campsites, parking areas, boat launch ramps and designated boat staging areas) and (ii) no boats are allowed from 6:30 p.m. until 4 a.m.

(2) George H. Dunklin Jr.Bayou Meto: Common Restriction A applies. Boats are prohibited on the Government Cypress Greentree Reservoir. During the regular duck season, boating access is allowed from 12:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the following waterbodies:

a. Mulberry Access, to include all of the Salt Bayou Ditch to the confluence of Little Bayou Meto.

b. Buckingham Flats Access to include Big Bayou Meto, and Cannon Brake Access to include Little Bayou Meto only on the Cannon Brake Impoundment.

c. Cox Cypress and Grand Cypress Lake

(3) Bell Slough: Common Restriction A applies. Non-motorized boat access to water trails in afternoon during duck season is allowed.

(4) Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita: Hunters may not enter the hunting area before 4:00 a.m. (except within the Ouachita River). All duck hunting equipment(blinds, guns, decoys, etc.) must be removed by 12:00 pm each day. Fishing and non-hunting activities allowed.

(5) Big Lake: Common Restriction A applies. Mallard Lake is closed to all hunting except for the special early teal season; fishing and non-hunting activities are allowed. During the regular duck season, boating access is allowed from 12:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.(Central Time) at the following waterbodies:

a. The north/south ditch, all lateral ditches and borrow pits.

(6) Brewer Lake, Cypress Creek, Camp Robinson SUA and Cedar Creek: Closed to waterfowl hunting.

(7) Camp Robinson WMA: Common Restriction A applies.

(8) Cane Creek Lake (Lincoln County): Waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(9) Coal Pile Lake: Closed to all hunting. Fishing and non-hunting activities are allowed.

(10) Cut-Off Creek: Common Restriction A applies. Travel by boat is limited to Cut-Off Creek.

(11) Reserved.

(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 I-40, and west of Arkansas Highway 103. Dogs, hunting or trapping devices are prohibited on Johnson County WRA.

(13) Dave Donaldson Black River: Common Restriction A applies (except within the Black River). Lake Ashbaugh and Hubble Lake are closed to all hunting, except both are open for the special early teal season; fishing and non-hunting activities are allowed. During the regular duck season, boating access is allowed from 12:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. (Central Time)at the following waterbodies:

a. Reserved.

b. Little River

(14) DeGray Lake: All weapons are prohibited on Lower DeGray Lake WRA except by permitted participants of special hunts and bowfishing on the lake.

(15) Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc: Common Restriction A applies. Boats are not allowed on the Green Tree Waterfowl area 14 days before waterfowl season opens, but are allowed during waterfowl season.

(16) Earl Buss Bayou DeView: Common Restriction A applies. Lake Hogue is closed to all hunting except for the special early teal season; fishing and non-hunting activities are allowed. During the regular duck season, boating access is allowed only from 12:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.(Central Time) at the following waterbodies:

a. Thompson Tract boat ramp to include boat run.

b. North Oliver Campground primitive boat access to include the natural slough.

(17) Ed Gordon Point Remove: Common Restriction A applies. During the regular duck season, boating access is allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the following waterbodies:

a. West Fork Point Remove Creek.

b. East Fork Point Remove Creek.

(18) Reserved.

(19) Frog Bayou: Common Restriction A applies.

(20) Galla Creek: Common Restriction A applies.

(21) Harris Brake: Common Restriction A applies (except within Harris Brake Lake). Open to waterfowl hunting only Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. All-day hunting 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, deer archery hunting, squirrel hunting, rabbit hunting and hunting furbearers at night. Only shotguns and archery equipment are allowed for hunting. Harris Brake Lake is open to Canada goose hunting every Sept. 1-15.

(22) Henry Gray Hurricane Lake: Common Restriction A applies (except within the White River and Little Red River). During the regular duck season, when the main road gate at Mitchell Corner is closed, boating access is allowed from 12:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.(Central Time) at the following waterbodies:

a. Glaise Creek (to include Glaise Creek access trail #2 from Mitchell Corner north boat ramp to the creek channel) from the WMA northern boundary to the main water-control structure at Whirl Lake.

b. Whirl Lake access, to include Whirl Creek.

When the main road gate at Mitchell Corner is open, boating access is allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the following waterbodies:

a. Big Bell Lake (to include Little Bell Lake), Big Hurricane Lake (to include Little Hurricane Lake), Bollie Pond, Glaise Creek, Honey Lake, Mallard Lake, Whirl Lake and Willow Pond.

(23) Reserved.

(24) Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir: Closed to waterfowl hunting, except on the Caney Creek, Dix Creek, Palarm Creek, and Pierce Creek Bays outside posted buffer zones. Waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(25) Lake Overcup: Waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(26) Reserved.

(27) Maumelle River: Closed to waterfowl hunting. All boating activities and access are prohibited in the Restricted Area Zone 1 on the east end of Lake Maumelle as marked by buoy lines. No hunting, camping or other access is allowed on any island on Lake Maumelle.

(28) Petit Jean River: Common Restriction A applies (except within the Petit Jean River or Kingfisher Lake).

(29) Rex Hancock Black Swamp: Common Restriction A applies. During the regular duck season, boating access is allowed from 12:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. (Central Time) at the following waterbodies:

a. Gregory Access (from County Road 758) down the ditch to the Cache River.

b. Float Road Access (from County Road 752) down the marked trail to the Cache River.

c. Cache River within the boundaries of the WMA.

(30) Rick Evans Grandview Prairie: Waterfowl hunting closed on all lakes and ponds.

(31) Seven Devils: Common Restriction A applies.

(32) Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms: Common Restriction A applies. The Jim Sullivan Youth Waterfowl Unit is closed to all access, except for youth waterfowl hunting permit holders during youth waterfowl permit hunts, from the last day of the modern gun permit hunt to the last day of waterfowl season (including the waterfowl special youth hunt).

(33) St. Francis National Forest: Waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(34) St. Francis Sunken Lands: The Snowden Field Waterfowl Rest Area levee is open to foot traffic around the north end of the unit.

(35) Sheffield Nelson Dagmar: Common Restriction A applies. The Conway George Tract is closed to all access, except for waterfowl hunting permit holders. During the regular duck season, boating access is allowed from 12:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.(Central Time) at the following waterbodies:

a. Robe Bayou Access to include from the WMA northern boundary to the low water crossing at Interstate 40.

b. Gator Pond Access to include only the open water pond area and not flooded timber.

c. Bayou DeView designated water trail.

(36) Shirey Bay Rainey Brake: Common Restriction A applies (except within the Black River). During the regular duck season, boating access is allowed from 12:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. (Central Time) at the following waterbodies:

a. Shirey Bay, Horseshoe Lake, and Hill Slough.

b. Diversion ditch from County Road 317 to the diversion ditch water-control structure.

EXCEPTION:

Fishing and non-hunting activities are allowed on Shirey Bay, Horseshoe Lake, and Hill Slough.

(37) Sulphur River: Common Restriction A applies (except within the Sulphur River or Mercer Bayou).

(38) Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne: Closed to waterfowl hunting.

(39) Reserved.

EXCEPTION:

Commission staff,volunteers and participants during Commission-sponsored mentored hunt programs.

C1.13 DEER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS ON CERTAIN WMAs

(A) Buck and/or Doe: Bald Knob NWR (modern gun), Benson Creek (firearms),Dale Bumpers White River NWR (firearms), Cache River NWR (modern gun), Camp Robinson SUA, Camp Robinson WMA (firearms), Cypress Bayou (firearms), Dave Donaldson Black River (muzzleloader), Dr. Lester Sitzes, III Bois d'Arc (firearms), Ed Gordon Point Remove (firearms), Felsenthal NWR (firearms), Fort Chaffee (firearms), Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA Deer Research Area both units (firearms), Galla Creek (modern gun), George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto (firearms),Harold E. Alexander Spring River (firearms), Henry Gray Hurricane Lake (firearms), Hobbs SP-CA (firearms), Holla Bend NWR (archery), Holland Bottoms (muzzleloader), J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA (modern gun), Maumelle River WMA (archery), McIlroy Madison County (firearms), Mike Freeze Wattensaw (firearms), Pond Creek NWR (modern gun), Rex Hancock Black Swamp (firearms), Rick Evans Grandview Prairie (archery), St. Francis National Forest (firearms), Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain (firearms), Sheffield Nelson Dagmar (firearms), Shirey Bay Rainey Brake (muzzleloader), Trusten Holder (muzzleloader), Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms (modern gun), U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WDA (firearms), W. E. Brewer Scatter Creek (muzzleloader), Wedington (modern gun) WMAs and Wapanocca NWR (modern gun).

(B) Doe:

(C) Mobility-Impaired: Dale Bumpers White River NWR, Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA Deer Research Area East Unit (modern gun), Johnson County WRA on Dardanelle (modern gun), Greers Ferry Lake (muzzleloader), Hobbs (modern gun), Lake Greeson (muzzleloader),Nimrod Lloyd Millwood (modern gun) Merrisach Park on Trusten Holder (muzzleloader or shotguns allowed), Pond Creek (modern gun) NWR, Wedington (modern gun) and White Rock (modern gun) WMAs.

(D) Youth: Dale Bumpers White River NWR (modern gun), Dave Donaldson Black River (modern gun), De Gray Lake (modern gun), Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA Deer Research Area both units (modern gun), Holla Bend NWR (modern gun), Hope Upland (modern gun), Rick Evans Grandview WMA, WMAs.

C1.14 BUCK DEER RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN WMAs

(1) On Buck Island, Cut-Off Creek, Dave Donaldson Black River, Ed Gordon Point Remove, Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA Deer Research Area East Unit, George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto, Henry Gray Hurricane Lake, Rick Evans Grandview Prairie, St. Francis National Forest, Sheffield Nelson Dagmar and Trusten Holder WMAs a buck must have:

(A) both antlers under 2 inches (button buck included); or

(B) an inside spread of 15 inches or more in width; or

(C) at least one main beam 18 inches or more in length.

(2) On Johnson County WRA on Dardanelle WMA any buck deer may be legally harvested during a firearm permit hunt.

(3) On Greers Ferry Lake and Lake Greeson WMAs, any buck deer may be legally harvested during the deer muzzleloader mobility-impaired hunt.

(4) On Hobbs SP-CA and Nimrod Lloyd Millwood WMA any buck deer may be legally harvested during the deer modern gun mobility-impaired hunt.

(5) On Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc, Harold E. Alexander Spring River, Hope Upland, Lafayette County, Mike Freeze Wattensaw and Moro Big Pine Natural Area, Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain, Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMAs a buck must have:

(A) both antlers under 2 inches (button buck included); or

(B) an inside spread of 12 inches or more in width; or

(C) at least one main beam 15 inches or more in length.

(6) On Bald Knob, Big Lake, Dale Bumpers White River, Cache River, Felsenthal, Holla Bend, Overflow, Pond Creek and Wapanocca NWRs; Rex Hancock Black Swamp, and U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WDA any buck deer may be legally harvested during all deer hunts.

(7) In compliance withCode 11.02.

(8) On any WMA within the CWD Zone(Addendum E1.12) including: Bearcat Hollow, Beaver Lake, Blue Mountain, Buffalo National River, Cherokee (those lands that fall within the CWD counties),Cherokee Prairie Natural Area, Dardanelle, Fort Chaffee, Frog Bayou, Galla Creek, Garrett Hallow Natural Area, Gene Rush, H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area, Howard Hensley Searcy County, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Jones Point WMA, Lee Creek, Loafers Glory, MlCory Madison County, Mount Magazine, Nimrod/Lloyd Millwood, Ozark Lake, Ozark National Forest, Petit Jean River, Piney Creeks, Rainey, Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain, Slippery Hollow Natural Area, Sweden Creek Natural Area, Wedington, White Rock WMA and J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA, any buck deer may be legally harvested during all deer hunts.

C1.15 ELK SEASONS AND BAG LIMIT RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs First Monday in October for five (5) days and Last Monday in October for five (5) days on Bearcat Hollow, Buffalo National River and Gene Rush WMAs in compliance with Addendum A1.09 and E1.05.

LIMIT: Individual annual limit of one elk.

D1.01 LICENSES, PERMITS, STAMPS, TAGS, COSTS AND EXPIRATION DATES

SPORT FISHING:

CODE

COST

EXP.

DATE

        

Alligator Gar Fishing Permit

AGP

Free

Dec. 31

Resident Fisheries Conservation License

FSH

$10.50

**

Resident 3-Day Trip License

RT3

$6.50

*

Resident Disabled Fishing 3-Yr License

RDF

$10.50

+

Resident Disabled Combination 3-Yr License

RDC

$35.50

+

Non-Resident Annual Fishing License

NRF

$50.00

**

Non-Resident 7-Day Trip Fishing License

NT7

$25.00

*

Non-Resident 3-Day Trip Fishing License

NT3

$16.00

*

Arkansas Trout Permit

TPR

$5.00

**

Non-Resident Trout Permit

TPN

$12.00

**

White River Border Lakes License

WRL

$10.00

**

Resident Guide License/Fishing

GLF

$25.00

**

Non-Resident Guide License/Fishing

GNF

$150.00

**

Resident 65 Plus Annual Fishing License

PAF

$3.50

**

SPECIAL AND COMMERCIAL FISHING:

        

Hoop Nets (with or w/o leads), Turtle Nets

HN

$4.00

Dec. 31

Slat Traps & Fiddler Nets

FS

$12.50

Dec. 31

Commercial Trotlines (inc. snaglines, throw-

        

lines, limb lines, set hooks) per 100 ft

TL

$5.00

Dec. 31

Box Traps Turtle Trap

TT

$2.00

Dec. 31

Commercial Tackle (Seine, Trammel & Gill Nets)

        

100 yds. or fractional part thereof per tag

SNS

$15.00

Dec. 31

Commercial Fisherman's Permit

        

& Sportfishing License

CFS

$25.00

Dec. 31

Commercial Fisherman's Helper Permit

CFH

$25.00

Dec. 31

Junior/Senior Commercial Fishing Permit

JSC

$14.50

Dec. 31

Alligator Farmer/Dealer Permit.

AFP

$200.00

June 30

Alligator Tags

  

$4.00

June 30

Alligator Snapping Turtle Breeder/

        

Dealer Permit

AST

$100.00

June 30

Aquatic Turtle Harvest Permit

THP

$100.00

Dec. 31

Aquatic Turtle Harvest Helper Permit

TH

$50.00

Dec. 31

Junior Aquatic Turtle Harvest Permit

JTH

$25.00

Dec. 31

Aquatic Turtle Dealer Permit

TDR

$250.00

Dec. 31

Non-Resident Aquatic Turtle Dealer Permit

TDN

$500.00

Dec. 31

Aquatic Turtle Farmer Permit

TBP

$100.00

Dec. 31

Resident Shell Taker and Seller

STS

$100.00

Dec. 31

Shell Taker Helper Permit

SH

$100.00

Dec. 31

Shell Buyer

SBR

$1,000.00

Dec. 31

Non-Resident Shell Buyer

SBN

$2,000.00

Dec. 31

Shell Buyer's Agent Permit

SA

$100.00

Dec. 31

Resident Fish Dealer

MD

$10.00

Dec. 31

Non-Resident Fish Dealer

FDN

$250.00

Dec. 31

Minnow Dealer Tackle (Minnow

        

(Seine, Traps or Lifts)

MS

$5.00

Dec. 31

Fish Farm Health Inspection Permit

VHS

$200.00

+++

Fish Farmer (Aquaculturist) Permit

FF

$25.00

Dec.

31++

        

Bull Frog Permit (Must have valid Fish

        

Farmer Permit)

BP

$25.00

Dec. 31

Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit

RTS

$500.00

Dec. 31

Resident Roe Taker/Helper Permit

RH

$100.00

Dec. 31

Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit

RBE

$1,000.00

Dec. 31

Non-Resident Roe Buyer Permit

RBN

$2,000.00

Dec. 31

Commercial Facility Operator's Permit

BDN

$25.00

Dec. 31

Private Boat House/Irrigation (Single)

BHS

$10.00

Dec. 31

Private Pier/Irrigation

DPS

$10.00

Dec. 31

Irrigation Permit

IP

$10.00

Dec. 31

Put & Take Pay Lake

PLO

$150.00

Dec. 31

HUNTING LICENSE AND PERMITS:

        

Deferred Hunter Education

DHE

Free

*

Resident Wildlife Conservation License

HNT

$10.50

June 30

Resident Sportsman's Permit

RS

$25.00

June 30

Resident Disabled Hunting 3-Yr License

RDH

$25.00

+

Resident Disabled Combination 3-Yr License

RDC

$35.50

+

Non-Resident Annual All Game License

NBG

$350.00

June 30

Non-Resident 5-Day All Game License

AG5

$180.00

*

Non-Resident 3-Day All Game License

AG3

$125.00

*

Non-Resident 1-Day All Game License

AG1

$55.00

*

Non-Resident Annual Small Game License

NRH

$110.00

June 30

Non-Resident 5-Day Small Game License

SG5

$70.00

*

Non-Resident Trappers Permit

NFT

$125.00

June 30

Private Lands Elk Permit

PLE $5.00

  

****

Arkansas Resident Waterfowl Stamp

DSR

$7.00

June 30

Arkansas Non-Resident Waterfowl Stamp

DSN

$35.00

June 30

Arkansas Quail Stamp (Voluntary only)

QS

$4.50

June 30

Resident 65 Plus Annual Sportsman's Hunting

        

License

PAH

$3.50

June 30

WMA General Use Permit

        

All WMA General Use Permit

WMP

Free

June 30

AGFC Leased Lands Permit (Hunting, Trapping and Camping)

     

Casey Jones WMA

LCJ

$40.00

**

Big Timber WMA

LBT

$40.00

**

Cherokee WMA

LCH

$40.00

**

Gum Flats WMA

LGF

$40.00

**

Howard County WMA

LHC

$40.00

**

Provo WMA

LPR

$40.00

**

Lafayette County WMA

LLC

$40.00

**

Lake Greeson WMA

LLG

$40.00

**

Jack Mountain WMA

LJM

$40.00

**

Jim Kress WMA

LJK

$40.00

**

Falconry Permit Apprentice

FPA

$25.00

June 30

Falconry Permit General

FPG

$25.00

June 30

Falconry Permit Master

FPM

$25.00

June 30

Resident Guide License/Hunting

GLH

$25.00

June 30

Non-Resident Guide License/Hunting

GNH

$150.00

June 30

Resident Special Guide License

GLS

$150.00

June 30

Non-Resident WMA Waterfowl Hunting

        

Permit (5-day trip) Maximum allowed is 6 permits per person per season

  

Bayou Meto WMA

NBM

$30.50

June 30

Bell Slough/Camp Robinson WMA

NBS

$30.50

June 30

Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita WMA

NBA

$30.50

June 30

Big Lake WMA

NBL

$30.50

June 30

Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d' Arc WMA

NBD

$30.50

June 30

Cut-Off Creek WMA

NCO

$30.50

June 30

Dave Donaldson Black River WMA

NDD

$30.50

June 30

Sheffield Nelson Dagmar WMA

NSD

$30.50

June 30

Earl Buss Bayou DeView WMA

NEB

$30.50

June 30

Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA

NEG

$30.50

June 30

Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA

NCI

$30.50

June 30

Frog Bayou WMA

NFB

$30.50

June 30

Galla Creek WMA

NGC

$30.50

June 30

Harris Brake WMA

NHB

$30.50

June 30

Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA

NHL

$30.50

June 30

Holland Bottom WMA

NHO

$30.50

June 30

Lake Overcup

NLO

$30.50

June 30

Ozan WMA

NOZ

$30.50

June 30

Petit Jean River WMA

NPJ

$30.50

June 30

Rex Hancock Black Swamp WMA

NBS

$30.50

June 30

Seven Devils WMA

NSD

$30.50

June 30

Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMA

NSB

$30.50

June 30

St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA

NSF

$30.50

June 30

Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms WMA

NRC

$30.50

June 30

Sulphur River WMA

NSR

$30.50

June 30

Trusten Holder WMA

NTH

$30.50

June 30

Caney Creek WMA

NCC

$30.50

June 30

Craig D Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir

NLC

$30.50

June 30

HUNTING COMMERCIALIZATION:

        

Resident Trappers Permit

TP

Free

June 30

Resident Fur Dealer

FD

$50.00

June 30

Non-Resident Fur Dealer

NFD

$100.00

June 30

Game Bird Shooting Resort Permit

CSR

$250.00

June 30

Commercial Wildlife Hunting Resort Permit

CHR

$600.00

June 30

Wildlife Breeder/Dealer Permit

WBD

$75.00

June 30

Wildlife Importation Permit

WTP

$50.00

June 30

Mountain Lion Permit

MLP

$50.00

June 30

Live Fox and Coyote Permit

FCP

$25.00

June 30

LIFETIME LICENSE:

        

Resident Military Retiree Lifetime

        

Fishing License

MRF

$10.50

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident Military Retiree Lifetime

        

Hunting License

MRH

$25.00

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident Military Retiree Lifetime

        

Combination License

MRC

$35.50

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident Military Retiree Lifetime

        

Waterfowl Permit

MRD

$ 7.00

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident Military retiree Lifetime

        

Trout Permit

MRT

$ 5.00

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident 65 Plus Lifetime

        

Fishing License

PLF

$10.50

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident 65 Plus Lifetime

        

Sportsman's Hunting License

        

and Permit

PLH

$25.00

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident 65 Plus Lifetime

        

Combination License

PLC

$35.50

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident 65 Plus Lifetime

        

Waterfowl Permit

PLD

$7.00

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident 65 Plus Lifetime

        

Trout Permit

PLT

$5.00

Non-

Expiring

        

Non-Expiring Lifetime Resident Hunting

        

& Fishing Sportsman's Permit

LSP

$l,000.00

Non-

Expiring

        

Fishing License

VLF

$1.50

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime

        

Hunting License

VLH

$1.50

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime

        

Combination License

VLC

$3.00

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime

        

Waterfowl Permit

VLD

$ 7.00

Non-

Expiring

        

Resident Disabled Military Veteran Lifetime

        

Trout Permit

VLT

$ 5.00

Non-

Expiring

        

COMBINATION LICENSE:

        

Resident 65 Plus Annual Combination License

PAC

$4.50

June 30

Resident Combination License (begins March 2017

CS

$35.50

June 30

*Good from requested day of issue for period of license. **Good for 1 year from date of purchase.

****Expireswhenthezonequotahasbeenreached(Addendum A1.09). *****Good for that season only.

+ Good for 3 years from date of purchase. ++Fee applies to initial purchase. No fee for annual renewal. +++Permit is annual permit issued in two (2) six month intervals.

E1.12 CWD MANAGEMENT ZONE

The CWD Management Zone includes any county where a wild or captive cervid has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and any county that encompasses any portion of a 10-mile radius buffer around any CWD positive sample collection site. Zone includes all lands within Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Pope, Sebastian, Searcy, Van Buren, Yell and Washington Counties. Where any other county or a portion thereof is within a 10-mile radius of a CWD positive sample collection site, the Director or his designee may add that entire county to the CWD Management Zone Upon notice to the public through posting an updated description of the CWD Management Zone on the AGFC web site, social media, or other means reasonably calculated to inform the public The CWD Management Zone is further divided into the following tiers:

[BULLET] Tier 1 (Red) Counties: Boone, Carroll, Madison, and Newton Counties.

[BULLET] Tier 2 (Orange) Counties: Benton, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Marion, Pope, Searcy, Sebastian, Yell, Washington, and Van Buren Counties, plus any county in the CWD Management Zone that is not in the list of Tier 1 Counties.

F1.05 WILDIFE REHABILITATION PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

(A) Eligibility and Application Requirements:

(1) A Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit applications must comply with the following:

(a) The applicant must be at least 18 years old and shall not have been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for, violating any federal, state or municipal law governing captive wildlife, illegal appropriation or commercialization of wildlife, or cruelty to animals within five years of the application date.

(b) The applicant shall be a resident of Arkansas with a bona fide or actual residence within the state.

(c) The applicant shall provide to the Commission, in writing, proof from the county judge or sheriff and any municipal planning commission or board with jurisdiction, stating that the applicant's facility shall be in compliance with all local ordinances.

(d) An application for the permit shall be submitted on a form supplied by the Commission.

(e) Applications will include the signature, address and phone number of a licensed veterinarian who will assist the applicant by providing consulting and referral services regarding animal rehabilitation and treatment.

(2) General Class Wildlife Rehabilitation Permits may be issued based upon documented applicant experience in accordance with one of the following methods:

(a) Persons who submit written documentation (on a form supplied by the Commission) of at least two years of experience in the care of sick, injured, orphaned or otherwise impaired wildlife obtained in accordance with an Apprentice Class Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit. Such documentation must include a description of the specific training or experience acquired, and the dates and locations where acquired. The applicant also shall submit a reference from a permitted rehabilitator based upon personal knowledge. Additional documentation may consist of records of prior permits for rehabilitation issued by other states or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, employment records of wildlife rehabilitative facilities, training course certificates, or other documentation of experience.

(b) Persons who held a General Class (or equivalent) rehabilitation permit issued by the Commission or any other state within the last five years.

(c) Wildlife rehabilitators certified by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council who submit a reference from a permitted General Class rehabilitator based upon personal knowledge.

(3) Apprentice Class Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit applicants shall meet all the eligibility and application requirements of sub-chapter A (1) of this code and shall have a sponsor with a current General Class Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit.

(B) Permit Requirements:

(1) Wildlife shall be cared for at the location listed in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit. This limitation shall not prevent the temporary care of wildlife at a medical facility under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian for the purposes of stabilizing, diagnosing, providing specialized treatment, or humanely euthanizing wildlife in coordination with a licensed rehabilitator.

(2) Apprentice class wildlife rehabilitators under the supervision of a general class wildlife rehabilitator may possess or care for no more than 20 baby opossums or six other individual animals at a time.

(3) Wildlife undergoing rehabilitation or medical treatment shall not be hunted, bred or displayed to the public.

(4) Rehabilitated native wildlife shall be released at a time and into a habitat suitable to sustain it in, or adjacent to, the county in which it was captured. Wildlife shall not be released within the limits of any incorporated city or town and shall be released in compliance with any local regulations.

(5) When a wild animal cannot be rehabilitated to a condition appropriate for release, that animal should be humanely euthanized by an acceptable method set forth by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council/National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association's current "Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation."

(6) Rehabilitators may provide routine care and basic first aid; other medical treatments should be given under the direction of a licensed veterinarian with a valid veterinary-client patient relationship.

(7) Animals that die from causes other than contagious disease while in the custody of the permittee shall be disposed of in accordance with local or state laws or be offered to a museum, university, or other educational facility.

(8) Animals diagnosed with an contagious disease must be reported to the Commission within 48 hours. Animals that die of contagious disease must be destroyed in a manner that does not allow the spread of the disease to other animals or humans.

(9) Permittees receiving any species classified as endangered or threatened shall notify the Little Rock office of the Commission's Wildlife Management Division within 48 hours of the receipt of the animal.

(10) Permittees shall not require a fee associated with wildlife rehabilitation services or for the pick-up, delivery or acceptance of sick, injured, orphaned or otherwise impaired wildlife. This limitation shall not apply to professional fees charged by a licensed veterinarian for treatment or other services requested by a permitted wildlife rehabilitator. This regulation does not in any way prohibit nor discourage the public from making voluntary donations to rehabilitators for animal care and facility maintenance.

(11) Permittees are not agents of the Commission and may not represent themselves as such.

(12) Rehabilitation facilities shall comply with International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council/National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association's "Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation."

(13) Reserved

(14) Permittees shall not maintain other native wild animals as personal pets except for those kept in accordance with F1.05(B)(6) or without specific authorization from the Chief of Wildlife Management.

(15) No Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit will be issued for the rehabilitation of cervid species (i.e. white tailed deer or elk) or black bears.

(C) Reporting and Record Keeping:

(1) All permit holders shall maintain a log of each animal taken into custody. The log shall include date the animal was received, county of origin, treatment, condition and disposition, and shall be subject to inspection by Commission personnel at any reasonable time.

(2) Permit holders shall submit annual reports (Jan. 1-Dec. 31) on a form provided by the Commission. Annual reports shall be due Jan. 31.

(D) Facility and Caging Requirements:

(1) All wildlife shall be kept in pens/cages that meet the "Basic Requirements for Housing Wild Animals and Minimum Housing Guidelines" set forth by the current International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council/National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association's "Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation" unless otherwise authorized by the Commission.

(2) Wildlife possessed in captivity shall be maintained in enclosures, pens, or cages that are strong enough to prevent escape and protect them from injury.

(3) Cages, fencing, and guardrails shall be kept in good repair at all times and gates shall be secured with latches or locks. Enclosures, pens, or cages considered unsafe by Commission personnel must be repaired within 10 days of inspection or as specified by the Commission.

(4) Permit holders whose facilities, including enclosures, pens and cages, are not in compliance with this Addendum Chapter shall be notified in writing and shall have 10 days to correct the violation.

(5) If the violation has not been corrected in 10 days, the Commission may revoke any permit and refuse to issue future permits. Permit revocation or refusal shall be in addition to any criminal charges that may be filed.

(E) Inspection:

(1) Holders of a Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit shall allow entry, at reasonable hours, to Commission employees or agents to inspect the wildlife, facilities, books, records, or permits required by the permit.

(2) Permit holders shall hold the captive wildlife in suitable pens and restrain them for inspection, at a reasonable time, when requested to do so by Commission employees or agents.

(3) Commission employees may immediately relocate wildlife that is being given improper care or being kept in inhumane or unhealthy conditions.

(F) Renewal, Transfer, Suspension and Revocation:

(1) Wildlife Rehabilitation Permits shall expire Jan. 31 each year. Permits may be renewed following receipt and approval by the Commission of a permit renewal application, and an annual report for the previous calendar year in accordance with Addendum F1.05(C)(2).

(2) Permits may be revoked or not renewed for violation of the terms of this permit, failure to continue to meet the initial eligibility and application requirements of this permit, violation of the Commission Code, or upon conviction of associated regulations of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

(3) Permit holders shall be notified in writing of such violations and shall have 20 days to respond with just cause as to why their permit should not be suspended or revoked.

(4) If just cause has not been given in 20 days, the Commission may suspend or revoke any permit held by the violator and refuse to issue future permits. Additionally, criminal charges may be filed.

(5) Upon revocation, permit holder must legally remove all captive wildlife within the time designated in the revocation, not to exceed 60 days, and failure to do so shall result in the Commission taking action, per Commission policy, at the permit holder's expense.

S1.02 RESERVED

(6/14/2018)

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