RULE 002.00.84-001 - Code Book Regulations: 002.00.84-001

RULE 002.00.84-001. Code Book Regulations: 002.00.84-001

WadUfe Refuge. EXCEPTION:

(1) Three (3) inch or larger square bar mesh,

gill and trammel nets used March 1 through

October 31. PENALTY: $25.00 to $300.00.

41.26 POSSESSION AND USE OF FIDDLER SIZE HOOP NETS AND SLA T TYPE FISH TRAPS RESTRICTED TO CERTAIN PUBLIC WATERS. It shall be unlawful to use or possess fiddler size hoop nets or slat type fish traps in any public waters other than those specified herein:

(A) Arkansas River, including all impoundments thereon, from the mouth at the Mississippi River to the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Line.

(B) L 'Anguille River from the mouth at the St. Francis River to the point of origin.

(C) Little River from the mouth at Red River to the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Line.

(D) All Arkansas waters of the Mississippi River bounding A rkansas.

(E) Red River from the Louisiana State Line to U.S. Highway 71 Bridge north ofTexarkana.

(F) St. Francis River from the mouth at the Mississippi River to State Highway 18 Bridge at Lake City.

(G) Grand Lake, Chicot County.

(H) Old Town Lake, Phillips County.

(I) White River from Interstate 40 bridge to its mouth.

(J) All lakes, bays or other bodies of water, other than tributary streams, connected to waters specified, when accessible by boat from the main channel.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Fiddler size hoop nets prohibited in Arkansas River from the State Highway 7 Bridge, Yell County, to the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Line;

(2) Fiddler size hoop nets prohibited in Little River from 100 yards below Millwood Lake Dam to the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Line; in the White River from Interstate 40 bridge to its mouth; in Grand Lake, Chicot Co., and Old Town Lake, Phillips County.

. PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

41.27 SLAT TYPE FISH TRAP AND FIDDLER SIZE HOOP NET RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to use any slat type fish trap or fiddler size net in pubhc waters listed in Commission Code 41,26 other than as specified herein:

(A) Maximum slat trap length - six (6) feet.

(B) Maximum round slat trap diameter-twenty -four (24) inches.

(C) Maximum square trap width and height -twenty-four (24) inches.

(D) Minimum of seven (7) \Vi inch (width) by 3!^ inch (length) unobstructed slots evenly spaced around perimeter of the rear portion of catch area. Slat material of wood or plastic.

(E) Fiddler net mesh material of nylon or cotton with minimum square bar mesh size \Vi inches with thread size not less than 15 gauge and wings or leads are prohibited.

(F) Reference Commission Code 41,00-A and wing of any type to be set within 100 yards of another lead or wing. PENALTY: S25.00 to S250.00.

41.17 BLOCKING STREAMS WITH NETS PROHIBl-TED. It shall be unlawful to block horizontally from bank to bank more than fifty (50%) percent or one-half {Vz) of the width of any stream with nets, leads, wings or seines. PENALTY: SSO.OO to S500.00.

41.18 SEINING AT NIGHT PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to use any fish seine at night in the public waters of the State. EXCEPTION:

(1) Between the main levees of the Mississippi River. PENALTY: S50.00 to S500.00.

41.19 CORNING AND LONG LAKES COMMERCIAL LINE RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to commercially fisli trotlines. throw lines, limb lines or snaglines in Corning Lake or Long Lake in Clav County. PENALTY: SSO.OO to S500.00.

41.20 DARDANELLE LAKE COMMERCIAL FISH- ING RESTRICT10NS.lt shall be unlawful to use commercial tackle of any type from March 1 through November 30 in the waters of Darda-nelle Lake north of the Missouri Pacific Railroad

Public waters. EXCEPTION:

(1) Twelve (12) inch blue and channel catfish only may be taken in waters specified in Section 41.26.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00 and fishing privileges may be suspended for a period of one (1) year.

41.14 COMMERCIAL FISHING BY NON-RESIDENTS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for non-residents to assist or participate in any commercial fishing operation.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with Commission Code 30.01-A, 30.01-B, 30.01-C (Reciprocal Agreements).

(2) Residents of Texas - In the Red River where its south bank is the boundary line between Arkansas and Texas.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

41.15 NET LEAD OR WING LENGTH REQUIRE-MENTS. It shall be unlawful to use any lead or wing of any type in connection with hoop, barrel or pond nets in excess of 100 yards in length. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

41.16 NET LEAD OR WING PROXIMITY REQUIRE-MENTS. It shall be unlawful for any lead or

Logan, south of Highway 10 (excluding Blue Mountain Lake) north of Highway 29 and west of Highway 19; Perry, west of Highway 7; Pope, north of Interstate 40 and east of Highway 7, and north of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and west of Highway 7, excluding Dardanelle Lake; Sebastian, south of Highway 10; Sevier, north of Highway 24; Sharp, west of Highway 167 and Highway 62; White, north of Highway 64 and west of Highway 167; Yell, west of Highway 7 and south of Highway \0 (excluding Blue Mountain Lake). In addition, no commercial fishing is permitted in any of the following waters: All waters upstream from 100 yards below Rcmmel Dam on the Ouachita River (including Lakes Catherine and Hamilton); Lake Eriing including all tributaries upstream from 100 yards below Lake Eriing Dam to Arkansas Highway 360; All lakes owned and/or operated by the State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission, the U.S. Forest Service, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (excluding Grand Lake, all of Lake Chicot, and all natural or channel scar lakes on Commission Wildlife Management Areas); Lake Wallace in Dt?w and Chicot Counties; Lake Mau-melle in Pulaski County, and all lakes in the Hot Springs Village Area of Garland and Saline Counties. PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

commercial tackle in the following counties or parts of counties: All waters in - Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cleburne, Izard, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Newton, Pike Polk, Scott, Searcy, Stone, Van Buren, Washington; Clark, west of Highway 67 from Arkadelphia south of county line and west of Highway 7 from Arkadelphia the Saline River (excluding waters within the Felsenthal National Refuge) except when they are accessible by boat from the Saline River Channel; Conway, north of Interstate 40, excluding Cadron Creek in Conway County, and Point Remove Creek up the east fork to Highway 95 and the Kissire Bridge on the west fork; Crawford, north of Interstate 40; Faulkner, north of Interstate 40 and Highway 64 except that part of the north Cadron Creek in Faulkner County below Highway 285 and the Cadron Creek in Faulkner County and the east fork of Cadron Creek, Faulkner County, from mouth to Highway 287 bridge; Franklin, north of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and east of Highway 23, and that part north of Interstate 40 and west of Highway 23; Fulton, west of Highway 63; Garland, west of Highway 7; Hempstead, north of Highway 24; Hot Springs, west of Highway 7; Howard north of Highway 24; Independence, west of Highway 167; Johnson, north of the southern route of the Missouri Pacific Railroad excluding Dardanelle Lake;

stream to the mouth of Spring River in Lawrence and Randolph Counties. ST. FRANCIS RIVER upstream to the mouth of the left hand chute of Little River in Poinsett County. ARKANSAS RIVER from its mouth to Morgan Cut-Off in Arkansas and Desha Counties. ARKANSAS WATERS between the main levees of the Mississippi River. All lakes, bays or other bodies of water, other than tributary streams, connected to waters as specified, when accessible by boat, from the main channel. (3) Three and one-haIf(3^A) inch square bar mesh gill and trammel nets used from noon Sept 30. 1983 to noon March 15, 1984 in Nimrod Lake (Perry-Yell Counties) and Blue Mountain Lake (Logan-Yell Counties) and from noon Sept. 30, 1983 to noon Oct. 31, 1983 and from noon Jan. 31, 1984 to Feb. 29, 1984 in Lake Pine Bluff (Jefferson Co.) upon obtaining a permit from the District Fisheries Biologist.

41.04 GILL AND TRAMMEL NET MESH RESTRICT-IONS. It shall be unlawful to use gill and trammel nets with less than three and one-half (V/i) inch square bar mesh the entire year on the Arkansas River, excluding tributary streams; from Lock No. Two (2) - Dam No. Two (2) upstream to the Highway 7 bridge in Yell County, all navigational pools, channel scar lakes, bays or back-waters accessible by boat from the main channel or navigational pools, and waters from Dardanelle Dam to the Oklahoma State Line. PENALTY: $50.00 to S500.00.

(D) Commercial gill and trammel nets, minimum square bar mesh size - three and one-half (iVi) inches. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Three (3) inch square bar mesh gill and trammel nets used from noon September 30 to noon May 1 in waters open to commercial fishing. Ref: Commission

Code '41.09 (Waters Closed to Commer-

cial Fishing).

(2) Three (3) inch square bar mesh gill and trammel nets used the entire year in RED RIVER - Hempstead. Lafayette, Little River, and Miller Counties. LITTLE RIVER from its mouth in Hempstead and Little River Counties upstream to one hundred (100) yards below Millwood Lake Dam. OUACHITA RIVER from the Arkansas-Louisiana State Line upstream to the mouth of Little Missouri River in Clark. Dallas and Ouachita Counties. SALINE RIVER within the boundaries of the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge in Ashlev and Bradlev Counties. FOURCHE LeFAVE RIVER from its mouth to Highway 7 Bridge in Perry County. PETIT JEAN RIVER from its mouth to Highway 10 Bridge in Yell County. WHITE RIVER upstream to the mouth of Salado Creek in Independence County. BLACK RIVER up-

36.00-A or to possess more than 36 bullfrogs. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Holders of Fish Farmers Permits and their immediate employees under Depredation Permit issued by the Commission;

(2) Fish Farmere holding a Bullfrog Permit and their regular employees (Ref: Section 36.04) (License Requirements for Sale of Bullfrogs by Fish Farmers).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

36.02 PROHIBITED METHODS FOR TAKING BULL-FROGS. It shall be unlawful to take bullfrogs other than by hands, hand nets, hook and hne, gig, spear or long bow and arrow. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with Commission Code 42.01 (Fish Farmers Permit Requirements) where any method may be used;

(2) In compUance with Commission Code 36.04 (License Requirements for Sale of Bullfrogs by Fish Farmer), where bullfrogs may be taken by any method without limit and sold.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

36.03 SALE OF BULLFROGS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to sell or offer for sale or purchase

bullfrogs taken from the waters of the State. EXCEPTION:

(1) Fish Farmers holding a vaUd Bullfrog Section 36.00 Bullfrog Regulations

36.00 -A DAY DEFINED FOR TAKING BULLFROGS.

The daily limit of bullfrogs as specified shall mean bullfrogs taken in a twenty-four (24) hour period beginning at 12:00 o'clock noon until 12:00 noon the day following.

36.01 BULLFROG SEASON/LIMIT RESTRICTION.

It shall be unlawful to take bullfrogs other than from 12:00 o'clock noon April 15 through December 31 and to take more than eighteen (18) bullfrogs in one (1) day, as defined in Section

33.06 BOAT DOCK OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS ON COMMISSION OWNED LAKES. It shaU be

unlawful for boat dock operators on Commission owned lakes to charge boat launching or vehicle parking fees without first obtaining a permit from the Commission and paying annual fees. Commission employees in performance of duties shall be allowed free parking and boat launching privileges. PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

33.07 SPECIFICATION OF STRUCTURES RE-

QUIRED. It shaU be unlawful to fail to comply with the requirements and specifications of any structures or additions on state owned lakes as set forth by the Commission. PENALTY: $10.00 to $250.00.

33.08 OBSTRUCTION OF COMMISSION CONTROL-LED ACCESS AREAS PROHIBITED. It shall be

unlawful to obstruct or to store vessels or equipment on any access area, parking area, boat launching ramp or access road owned or controlled by the Commission. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Lake Calion ~ Union County; Lake Enterprise - Ashley County; Grand Lake - Chicot County; Upper Lake Chicot - Chicot County. ' PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

33.04 PERMIT REQUIRED FOR STRUCTURES ON COMMISSION OWNED LAKES. It shall be unlawful to construct, own or possess floating platforms, party barges, floating duck blinds, floating piers or boat houses on Commission owned lakes without first obtaining a current permit from the Commission and permanently displaying said permit number or owners name and address with lettering not less than three (3) inches in height on structure. Pesticide barrels prohibited for flotation and other barrels so used must be filled with styrofoam.

PENALTY: S25.00 to S25O.0O.

33.05 BOAT DOCK LEASES REQUIRED ON COM-: MISSION OWNED LAKES. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to own or

' operate a boat dock where boats are rented to the public or where boats are kept or stored for private owners on a rental basis on waters or property owned by the Commission without first entering into a lease agreement with the

Commission.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

33.02 OUTBOARD MOTOR SIZE RESTRICTIONS ON COMMISSION OWNED LAKES. It shaU be unlawful to use outboard motors in excess of ten (10) horsepower on Commission owned

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Not in excess of 25 horsepower useil on party barges;

(2) Authorized Commercial Boat Dock Operators required to use an emergency boat with sufficient horsepower to answer any emergency arising;

(3) Does not apply to Upper Chicot Lake and Grand Lake - Chicot County; Calion Lake - Union County; zoned portions of Lake Hinkle - Scott County; Lake Enterprise - Ashley County; Upper and Lower White Oak Lakes - Ouachita County; Lake Wilson - Ashley County; Lake Wallace - Drew County; and Bois d'Arc - Hempstead County; and all natural or channel scar lakes on Commission Wildlife Management areas unless signs are posted prohibiting larger motors.

PENALTY: $25.00 to S250.00.

33.03 SKIING ON COMMISSION OWNED LAKES PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to water ski or aquaplane on lakes owned or controlled by the Commission.

Section 33.00 Commission Owned Lakes and Access Area Regulations

33.01 FIREARMS PROHIBITED ON COMMISSION OWNED LAKES. It shall be unlawful to possess any firearms on lakes owned or controlled by the Commission.

EXCEPTION:

(1) While legally hunting waterfowl on lakes open to waterfowl hunting.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

Spring River and tributaries from 100 yards below Dam No. 1 to the mouth of My at t Creek; White River from 100 yards below Bull Shoals Dam to Lock No. 3; North Fork River from 100 yards below Norfork Dam to the White River; Spring River Lake. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

32.15 RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES ON LAKE HO-GUE. It shall be unlawful to fish in or trespass on Lake Hogue (Poinsett County) during any declared open duck season. PENALTY: S25.00 to $250.00.

32.16 FISHING IN NURSERY PONDS PROHIBITED.

It shall be unlawful to take fish or frogs in nursery ponds, nursery pond egress areas or hatcheries where prohibiting signs are posted. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

32.17 HOLLA BEND FISHING SEASON RESTRICT-IONS. It shall be unlawful to fish in any manner within the boundaries of Holla Bend National Wildlife Management Refuge from November 1 to February 28. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

32.18 SCIENTIFIC COLLECTION PERMIT RE-

QUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful for persons engaged in scientific studies to take protected species of fish or wildlife outside the open season on said species without first obtaining a scientific collection permit from the Director of the Commission and said wildhfe species must be taken as specified in permit.

32.13 FISHING IN CLOSED AREAS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to fish in any waters or from any dam or retainer wail designated as closed to fishing by the posting of signs by the Commission or the U.S. Corps of Engineers. PENALTY: S25.00 to $250.00.

32.14 WATERS RESTRICTED TO CERTAIN FISH-ING TACKLE. It shall be unlawful to fish with any device other than rod or pole in Lake Bailey - Conway County; Lake Bennett - Faulkner County; Lake Bentonville - Benton County; Craighead Forest Lake - Craighead County; Crowley Ridge State Park Lake and Reynolds Park Lake -Greene County; Devils Den State Park Lake -Washington County; Gunner Pool - Stone County; Hindsville Lake - Madison County; Upper Lake Hogue - Poinsett County; Lake Hubble - Clay County; Lake Kingfisher - Yell County; Lake Lou Emma - Crawford County; Mirrow Lake -Stone County; Shady Lake - Polk County; Lake Sylvia - Perry County; All Lakes m Village Creek State Park - Cross and St. Francis Counties; Old Davidsonville State Park Lake - Randolph County; Arkansas River from 100 yards below Dar-danelle Dam to Highway 7 bridge and 100 yards below Dam No. 2 to the mouth of Morgan Cut-Off (Ref: Commission Code 41.22); Fourche Le-Fave River from 100 yards below Nimrod Dam to Highway 7 bridge; Little Red River from Greers Ferry Dam downstream to Highway 305 bridge, Little Missouri River from Narrows Dam downstream to the mouth of Muddy Fork Creek;

than scaled rough fish with bow and arrow.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with Commission Code 32.08 (Restricted Methods for Taking Rough Fish in Certain Waters).

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

32.11 FISHING BELOW DAM RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to fish within 100 yards below any dam. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) When only one (1) pole or rod held in hand is used;

(2) When taking scaled rough fish with bow and arrow;

(3) When taking shad with hand held dip net for personal use only.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

32.12 FISHING OR TRESPASSING ON COMMIS- SION POSTED AREAS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to Hsh within 100 yards above or below dams or to trespass on or fish from dams,

spillways, or walkways owned or controlled by the Commission where prohibiting signs are posted.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

sunset to sunrise in Lakes Beaver, Blue Mountain, Bull Shoals, Catherine, Conway, DeGray I Reservoir, Eriing, Greers Ferry, Greeson, Hamil-

ton, Harris Brake, Millwood, Nimrod, Norfork, Ouachita, Table Rock, Portia Bay, Shirey Bay, Horner Bay, Tucker Bay, and all impoundments created by the locks and dams on tiie Arkansas River. The sale of any fish taken is prohibited. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

32.09 ROUGH FISH GIGGING SEASON RESTRICT-IONS. It shall be unlawful to gig scaled rough

Hsh other than as speciHed herein:

(A) From October 1 through January 31 from sunrise to midnight on South Sylamore Creek (Stone County) from Highway 14 bridge upstream, and above Devils Fork north of Greers Ferry Lake, starting at the junction of Raccoon Creek and Beech Fork Creek upstream on both creeks.

(B) Sunrise to sunset, December 1 through May 31 in the remainder of the State.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In comphance with Commission Code 32.08 {Restricted Methods for Taking Rough Fish in Certain Waters).

PENALTY: $50.00 to S300.00.

32.10 TAKING FISH WITH BOW AND ARROW RE-STRICTED. It shall be unlawful to take other

31.13 TRANSFER OF TROUT BY GUIDES RE-STRICTED. It shall be unlawful for licensed Commercial Guides to transfer to any other person his trout catch so that the recipient's legal daily or possession limit is exceeded. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

ing devices set, with or without bait, unattended (out of sight or hearing) from sunrise to sunset or to suspend more than one (1) yo-yo or mechanical device from any horizontal Une, wire, limb or support. PENALTY: $25.00 to S25O.00.

31.09 TROTLINE FISHING REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to use any trotline with drops or hooks less than twenty-four (24) inches apart or to fail to run trothnes and remove catch daily. Lines not properly attended shall be removed and destroyed by Commission Officers. PENALTY: S25.00 to $250.00.03 . JO TROTLINE FISHING RESTRICTIONS. It shallbe unlawful to use trotlines and snaglines below

all Locks and Dams on the Arkansas River from the Dam to the nearest arrival point navigation inarker downstream. (Ref: 32.14). PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

31.11 HERDING TROUT PROHIBITED. It shaU be unlawful on any trout stream in Arkansas to drive, pursue, harass or rally trout with the use of boats, wading, throwing objects, disturbing with noises, or by any other means for the intended purpose of concentrating or congregating trout. PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

31.12 CHAIN DRAGGING ON NORTH FORK RIVER PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to drag chains or other objects from boats, capable of (lestroying aquatic vegetation, on North Fork River in Baxter County. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00

(3) All game fish snagged from the bank or from a boat shall be retained for personal use only (not sold) and applied to the daily limit.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

31.06 BAITING WITH GAME FISH PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to use game fish for bait. EXCEPTION:

(1) Bream (Ref: 01.00-C) PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

31.07 SALE OF GAME FISH PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to sell or possess for sale any game fish. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with Commission Code 41.13 (Undersized Commercial Fish Prohibited);

(2) In compliance with Commission Code 12.01 (Fish Farmer Permit Requirement);

(3) Bream four (4) inches or less in length;

(4) Catfish 16 inches or more in length taken by commercial fishermen.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $1,000.00.

31.08 YO-YO FISHING RESTRICTIONS. It shaU be unlawful to leave yo-yos or any mechanical fish-

31.03 TROUT PERMIT REQUIREMENT. It shaU beunlawful for persons 16 or more years of age to

retain trout from state waters without first obtaining and validating by signature, a current trout permit. EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with Commission Code

Section 34.00 Put-and-Take Pay Lake

Requirements. PENALTY: $25.00 to S250.00.

31.04 GIGGING OF GAME FISH PROHIBITED. It

shall be unlawful to gig game fish at any time.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

31.05 NOODLING AND SNAGGING GAME FISH PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to noodle

or snag game fish. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) If snagged from bank within 100 yards below a dam.

(2) If snagged from a boat located or anchored from 100 yards below all locks and dams on the Arkansas River to the downstream entrance point of the lock structure and from 100 yards below Dam number (2) to the boat launching ramps immediately below the dam.

(7) In compliance with Commission Code I Section 35.01 (Spear Fishing);

(8) In compliance with Commission Code 34.00

Put-and-Take Pay Lake Requirements);

(9) Catfish daily limit five (5) on Lake Bailey-Conway County; Lake Bennett - Faulkner County; Lake Bentonville - Benton County; Crowley Ridge State Park Lake - Green County; Devils Den State Park Lake - Washington County; Gunner Pool - Stone County; Lake Lou Emma - Crawford County; Shady Lake - Polk County; Spring Lake - Yell County; Lake Sylvia - Perry County; Hubble Lake - Clay County; Village Creek State Park Lake - Cross and St. Francis Counties; Old Davidsonville State Park - Randolph County ; Hindsville Lake - Madison County.

(10) Black Bass Daily Limit five (5) on Lake

Lou Emma - Crawford County. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

31.02 BLACK BASS MINIMUM LENGTH ON CER-TAIN LAKES. It shall be unlawful to possess black bass less than twelve (12) inches in length on Beaver Lake, Bull Sholas Lake, Lake Norfork,

and Table Rock Lake.

PENALTY; $25.00 to $250.00.

Daily Aggregate Limit .................

7S

Daily Limit - Black Bass (including not more than six (6) smallmouth) Rock Bass and Catfish (other than Bullhead).........10

Daily Limit - Bream (over four [4] inches

in length).......................

SO

Daily Limit - Crappie .................

?0

Daily Limit - Muskellunge..............

6

  

6

Daily Limit - Sanger..................

6

Daily Limit - Smallmouth Bass..........

6

Daily Limit - Striped Bass or

  
  

6

  

6

Daily Limit - Walleye.................

6

Daily Limit - White Bass...............

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EXCEPTIONS:

(1) No limit on bream four (4) inches or less in length;

(2) Ten (10) inch minimum length limit on smallmouth bass;

(3) No limit on catfish between the main levees of the Mississippi River.

(4) No limit on white bass taken from Beaver Reservoir and all tributaries above Beaver Dam including Lake Sequoyah;

(5) Crappie daily limit - 50 between main levees of the Mississippi River;

(6) In compliance witfi Commission Code Section 42.01 (Fish Farmer);

Section 31.00 - Sport Fishing

31.01 GAME FISH DAILY AND POSSESSION LIMIT RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take and retain more than the daily or aggregate limit of Game Fish or to possess more than the daily Umit while fishing or returning from a one day fishing trip. The possession limit shall not exceed two (2) daily limits.

18.13 TAKING OF RED FOX PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take or possess \

red fox or red fox pelts.

EXCEPTION:

(1) When legally obtained outside the state and

accompanied by verification. PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

18.14 TAKING OF ALLIGATOR PROHIBITED. It

shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or

possess alligators or any part thereof. EXCEPTION:

(1) When legally obtained outside the state and

accompanied by verification. PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

18.15 TAKING OF MOUNTAIN HON PROHIBITED.

It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or

possess a mountain Hon, cougar, or panther \

(FeUs concolor) at any time.

EXCEPTION:

(1) When legally obtained outside the state and

accompanied by verification. PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

18.16 TAKING OF ELK PROHIBITED. It shall be un-lawful to take, attempt to take, or possess an elk

at any time.

EXCEPTION:

(1) When legally obtained outside the state and

accompanied by verification. PENALTY: Not less than $5,000.00.

18.09 DEPREDATION PERMIT REQUIREMENT. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take any protected wildlife allegedly doing damage to crops or personal property without obtaining a permit from a Commission representative and complying with the terms of said permit. EXCEPTION:

(1) During a declared open season on the species committing damage. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

18.10 HUNTING PROHIBITED IN STATE AND NATIONAL PARKS. It shaU be unlawful to take or attempt to take wildlife in any state or national park in Arkansas or to possess any killing device in said parks. PENALTY: $25.00 to S250.00.

18.11 LOADED FIREARM IN RECREATION

AREAS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to possess loaded firearms on any U.S. Corps of Engineers recreation or public use area where prohibiting signs are posted. (Ref: Section 01.00 -C Firearms, Loaded). PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

18.12 IMPORTING OR RELEASE OF IMPORTED SPECIES OF WILDLIFE PROHIBITED. It shaU

be unlawful to import, have shipped into or possess in the state any species of wildlife designated as undesirable species by the Commission or to release into the wild any imported species of wildlife without prior approval of the Commission. PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

Section 18.00 General Hunting Regulations

16.04 COMMERCIAL SHOOTING RESORT RE- CORD REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful for owners or operators of commercial shooting resorts to fail to keep legible records showing the name, complete address, date and number of birds taken by each hunter. These records shall be filed with the Commission not later than May 1 of each year. PENALTY: S25.00 to $250.00.

16.05 COMMERCIAL SHOOTING RESORT KILL IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful for birds to be taken from the premises of a commercial shooting resort without being accompanied by written information indicating name, address, number and species of birds and date taken by possessor; and name and address of shooting resort where taken. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

10.16 FUR DEALER REPORTS REQUIRED. It shallbe unlawful for any fur dealer to fail to itemize

and completely fill out the Commission Fur Dealer Report daily; to fail to provide said report for immediate inspection upon request of a Commission employee; for said report to be submitted to the Commission later than 30 days following the close of the regular furbearing animal season. PENALTY: SIOO.OO to $500.00, and dealer

license may be suspended for a period of

up to one year.

10.17 GRA Y FOX HUNTING AND TRAPPING RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or

attempt to take gray fox in zones other than gray fox management zones one (1) and twoi2). Reference Commission Code 05.03. PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

day following the close of the regular fur-bearing animal season. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Beaver, muskrat, and nutria pelts may be possessed or disposed of at any time.

(2) A properly licensed fur dealer having an established place of business in Arkansas shall be allowed 25 days following the close of the fur-bearing animal season.

(3) A fur dealer after obtaining an extension by submitting to the Commission, within 25 days following the close of fur-bearing animal season, an application accompanied by an inventory indicating the number and kinds of pelts on hand.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

10.15 FUR DEALER LICENSE REQUIREMENT. It shall be unlawful to buy or re-sell furs without first obtaining the appropriate (resident or nonresident) fur dealer license for each individual buyer or separate place of business. EXCEPTION;

(1) Non-resident fur dealers buying pelts from or selling pelts to Arkansas resident fur dealers. PENALTY: Resident - $100.00 to $250.00.

Non-Resident - $100.00 to $500.00.

Section 10.00 Furbearing Animals

10.01 NON-RESIDENT FUR-TAKER'S PERMIT RE- QUIREMENT. It shall be unlawful for non-resi-

dent persons of any age to take, attempt to take, or possess any furbearing animals or any parts

09.08 BIRD DOG TRAINING RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to train bird dogs prior to 75 days before the opening of the quail season or later than 45 days following the close of the quail season, and in the training of bird dogs to use firearms other than pistols with solid ball or blank ammunition. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

09.09 DOGS PROHIBITED DURING SPRING SQUIR- REL & TURKEY SEASONS. It shaU be unlawful to use dogs for the purpose of hunting coyote,

squirrels or turkey during the spring squirrel and turkey seasons.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

Section 06.00 Deer

06.01 DEER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS. It shall be un-lawful to take, attempt to take, or possess a deer where a special permit and/or special lag is required by the Commission without having said permit and/or tag on the person. PENALTY: S 100.00 to S300.00.

06.02 DEER BAG LIMIT RESTRICTION. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more deer

4. That part of the Hobbs Estate in Benton County north of State H ighway 12 and west of Rambo Road;

5. That part of Carroll and Benton Counties bounded on the north by Highway 62, on the east by Highway 187 and Henry Hollow Creek and the south and west by Beaver Lake and the road from Beaver Dam north of Highway 62;

6. That part of Conway County lying above the Rimrock on Petit Jean Mountain;

7. Bella Vista Village; ! 8. Hot Springs Village; 9. Cherokee Village; ' 10. Diamond Head.

05.03 GRAY FOX MANAGEMENT ZONE DESCRIPTION.

Zone 1 - (Northwest Arkansas) begins on Highway 59 at the

Arkansas-Oklahoma State Line, east to Highway 16, east on HighwaylB to junction of Highway 74, east on Highway 74 to junction of Highway 123, then on Highway 123 to Buffalo River, downstream on Buffalo River to White River, north on White River to U.S. Highway 62, west on U.S. Highway 62 to ; Yellvllle, northwest on Highway 14 to U.S. Highway 65, then north on U.S. Highway 65 to Missouri State Line.

Zone 2 - Include presently existing Wildlife Management Zones 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 19 and 20.

Zone 3 - includes the remainder of the state.

05.00 ZONES

05.01 ZONE REGULATION REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess wildlife in the zones described herein without complying with regulations established for said zones. PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

05.02 ZONE DESCRIPTIONS. Zone 1 Northwest Arkansas.

Boundaries - Start at northwest corner of Arkansas, then south on Arkansas-Oklahoma State Line to Interstate 40, east on Interstate 40 to Highway 23, north on Highway 23 to Highway 16, east on Highway 16 to Highway 21, north on Highway 21 to Highway 43, north on Highway 43 to Highway 103, north on Highway 103 to Highway 68, north on Highway 68 to U.S. Highway 62, east on U.S. Highway 62 to Long Creek east of Alpena, north on Long Creek to Table Rock Lake, then north along eastern edge of Table Rock Lake to Arkansas-Missouri State Line, west on Arkansas-Missouri State Line to northwest corner of Arkansas.

Zone 2 - Western Half of North Central Arkansas. Boundaries - Start at Junction of Arkansas-Missouri State Line and eastern edge of Table Rock Lake, then south along eastern edge of Table Rock Lake to Long Creek, south on Long Creek to U.S. Highway 62 east of Alpena, west on U. S. Highway 62

04.05 WILD TURKEY HEN RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess a wild hen turkey at any time. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In a zone or area declared open by the Commission to the taking of either-sex turkey.

(2) If said wild turkey hen in possession was legally taken and checked in a zone or area declared open by the Commission to the taking of either-sex turkey;

(3) If said turkey in possession was legally taken in another state and accompanied by verification.

(4) Hens bearing beards.

PENALTY: $150.00 to $500.00, and huntmg privileges may be suspended for a period of up to two yeare.

04.06 WILD TURKEY BAG LIMIT RESTRICTION. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more wild turkey than the individual bag limit set by the Commission for a single season or for all combined annual seasons. (Ref: Code 02.12 Bag Limits). PENALTY: $150.00 to $500.00, and hunting privileges may be suspended for a period of up to one year.

04.07 DOMESTIC TURKEY STOCKING PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to release any domestic-reared turkey into fields or forests. PENALTY: $100.00 to $300.00.

04.04-B PROHIBITED METHODS FOR TAKING WILD TURKEY. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take wild turkey with the use of traps, snares, nets, hooks, explosives, dogs, live decoys, mechanical or electrical callers or from a boat or other flotation device. PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

after taking a turkey to fail to immediately fill out and attach the appropriate tag to one leg of said turkey and leave tag attached until turkey reaches place for consumption or leaves the state.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Non-residents under 16 years of age prior to taking a turkey. (Ref: Section 03.03). PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

04.03 WILD TURKEY CHECKING REQUIREMENTS.

It shall be unlawful to fail to check any turkey taken with a gun, bow and arrow or crossbow within 24 hours at an official check station or with a Commission employee and provide information for checking said turkey before removal from the zone where taken. Evidence of sex must remain until turkey is checked. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

04.04 HUNTING WILD TURKEY OVER BAIT PRO- . HIBITED. It shall he unlawful to take or attempt

to take wild turkey by baiting or hunting on, or over, a baited area. A baited area is considered to be baited when shelled, shucked or unshucked corn, chops, wheat or other feed is present so as to constitute a lure, attraction or enticement to any area where hunters are attempting to take wild turkey. PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

04.04-A WEAPON AND SHOT RESTRICTIONS FOR TAKING WILD TURKEY. It shall be unlawful to

take or attempt to take wild turkey with the use of .

rifles or pistols, shotguns larger than 10 gauge or

shot larger than No. 2 common shot (.15 inch'in

diameter).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

Section 04.00

Wild Turkey

04.01 RESIDENT WILD TURKEY TAG REQUIRE- MENTS. It shall be unlawful for any resident to take, attempt to take, or possess any wild turkey without having obtained a current Arkansas R&sident Hunting License and Sportsmans Permit and after taking a turkey to fail to immediately attach the appropriate tag to one leg of said turkey and leave attached until turkey is checked at a check station or by a Commission employee. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Residents under 16 years of age and holders of Lifetime Hunting License (Ref: Commission Code 04.03 (Wild Turkey Checking Requirements).

(2) In compliance with Commission Code 19.02 (Wildlife Taken by Another).

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

04.02 NON-RESIDENT WILD TURKEY TAG RE- QUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful for any nonresident to take, attempt to take, or possess a wild turkey without having obtained a current Arkansas Non-Resident Big Game License, and 1984 Spring Squirrel Season (Statewide):

May 12, 1984 through June 15, 1984. PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

02.09 COYOTE HUNTING SEASON. It shall be unlaw-ful to take or attempt to take coyotes from March1 through August 31 of each year. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) During the declared spring turkey and squirrel seasons.

(2) In compliance with Commission Code 19.09 (Depredation Permit).

(3) In compliance with Commission Code 18.17 (WUdlife Pet Restrictions).

(4) In compUance with Commission Code 10.04 (Nuisance Animal Trapping Requirements).

(5) While committing damage to domestic animals or personal property.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

02.10 CROW HUNTING SEASON. It shaU be unlawfulto take or attempt to take crow other than during

the declared open season as specified herein: October 29, 1983 through February 27, 1984.

EXCEPTION:

(1) While committing damage to domestic animals or personal property.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

02.11 AMMUNITION AND FIREARMS PROHIBITEDFOR HUNTING COYOTE, CROW, RABBIT

AND SQUIRREL. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Coyote, Crow, Rabbit and Squirrel by use of:

(A) Rifled slugs or shot larger than No. 4 com-

02.06 RABBIT iEASON (1983-84). It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take rabbits other than during the declared open season as specified herein: 1983-84 Rabbit Season: October 1, 1983 -February 29, 1984. PENALTY: S200.00 to $500.00.

02.07 FURBEARING ANIMAL SEASONS (1983-84). It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take furbearing animals anytime otlier than durijig the declared open furbearing animal seasons as specified hereiJi: (Ref: Ol.OO-C Furbearing Animals).

(A) Furbearing Animal Hunting and Trapping Season: Residents: Noon December 1, 1983 through noon January 31, 1984. Non-Residents: Noon December 15, 1983 through noon January 31, 1984.

(B) Muskrat and Nutria Season: Noon December 1, 1983 through noon March 15, 1984.

(C) Taking or attempting to take gray fox in Gray Fox Management Zones 1 and 2 prohibited. (Ref: Commission Code 05.03).

EXCEPTION:

(1) in compliance with Commission Code 10.03 and 18.01. PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

02.08 SPRING AND FALL SQUIRREL SEASONS1983-84. \t shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take squirrels other than during the declared squirrel seafons as specified herein: 1983 34 Squirrel Season (North): 1983 Fall Squirrel Season (South):

September 1. 1983 - January 7, 1984 in zones 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 and 10.

October 1, 1983 - January 29, 1984 in zones 8,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,19 & 20.

Section 02.00 Game Seasons and Bag Limits

02.01 DEER ARCHERY AND CROSSBOW SEASON

(1983-84). It shal! be unlawful to take or attempt to take deer with archery tackle other than during the declared open deer archery and crossbow season as specified herein:

Either-Sex, October 1. 1983 - February 29, 1984. Zone 4 Closed. (Ref. Sec. 0.800) EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with deer archery season on federal refuges.

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

illegally-taken mussel shells, furs, pelts, game, and fish siiall be seized and, if salable, shall be sold and the proceeds therefrom placed in the Game Protection Fund. If not salable, edible game and fish ihall be given to a charitable institution, a non-profit organization, public school lunches, or to needy persons approved by a wildlife officer. Deer killed by motor vehicles shall, if edible, be disposed of in the same manner.

Seizure of tackle and/or equipment - Any unlicensed or illegal tackle, traps or any device in violation of Commission Regulations shall be seized by Wildlife Officers and disposed of according to Commission Code.

TRANSPORTING WILDLIFE ACROSS STATE LINES

01.00-E Wildlife, or parts thereof, taken in violation of State Laws or regulations and transported across statelines in a violation of Federal laws.

of eniering service arc also granted resident privileges fur hunting and fishing, regardless where stationed. Servicemen and women stationed in Arkansas are granted resident privileges for hunting and fishing.

ROUGH FISH - All fish not declared to he game fish. SNAGLINE - Commercial tackle consisting of a hori/onlai line with hooks or drops less thati 24 inches apart. TACKLE - Any rod, reel, pole, line, net, yo-yo, seine, or any other apparatus or device used to take fish.

TAKE - To shoot, kill, trap, snare, catch, or otherwise reduce to possession.

TO FISH - To catch, kill, collect, net, t:ap, spear, or otherwise reduce to possession.

WATERS OF THE STATE -All streams, lakes, sloughs, bayous, marshes, or any other water wholly or partially within the State, Pay lakes and fish farms are excluded from the above. WILDLIFE - Any protected animal, bird, fish, frog, or reptile. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA) - Designated areas set aside by the Commission and distinguished by certain markers. (Referred to as "WMA" or "WMAs").

ZONE - Any area defined or delineated by the Commission where hunting and/or fishing activities are regulated for that specific area.

CONFISCATION AND SEIZURE

01.00-D Any equipment, including but not limited to guns, boats, lights.

motors, or vehicle used in willful and deliberate violation of Commission Code 18.02 (Night Hunting Prohibited), 32.01 (Electrical Devices for Taking Fish Prohibited), 32.02 (Taking Fish With Firearms And Explosives Prohibited), 32.03 (Use of Toxic, Stupefying, or Killing Substances For Taking Fish Prohibited), Second Offense, 41.03 (Illegal Commercial Tackle), Second Offense, 32.04 (Trapping Fish Prohibited) may be seized and held, and upon conviction of the defendant or defendants, the court having jurisdiction may order title to said equipment forfeited to the State and the advertisement and sale thereof at public auction. The proceeds of the sale shall be applied to the Game Protection Fund.

GAME ANIMALS - Black bear, bobcat, coyote, deer, fox, mink, opossum, rabbit, raccoori, and squirrel. GAME BIRDS - Turkey, quail, pheasant, chuckar, and all birds classified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as migratory game birds,

GAME FISH - Black bass, white bass, striped bass, striped bass hybrid, crappie, catfish, trout, bream, sunfish, goggle-eye, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, sauger, and pickerel. GUIDE - A person who helps or aids, for hire, another person to hunt or fish.

HUNT - The search or pursuit of wildlife for the purpose of capture by shooting, killing, trapping, snaring, taking, catching, or otherwise reducing to possession.

KILLING DEVICE - Any firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow, pellet gun, or any other device capable of killing wildlife. NON-RESIDENT ~ Any person not defined as 'resident'. NUISANCE ANIMALS - Any wild animal creating a problem by committing damage to personal property. (Depredation Permit available).

NUISANCE FUR-BEARING ANIMALS - Beaver, muskrat, and nutria.

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.

PEN-RAISED QUAIL - Quail that are hatched from eggs of quail raised in captivity in pens or cages.

PERSON - Any individual, firm, corporation, association, or partnership in singular or plural as the context requires. POSSESS - To have under control or on the person, in a vehicle, in a boat, or in a camp.

PROTECTED GAME SPECIES - Any game species ofwhich the taking is prohibited or limited by seasons.

RESIDENT - All persons who have established a bona fide or actual residence of at least 60 days prior to applying for a license, and who declare their intentions of becoming a citizen of Arkansas.

Possession of Arkansas real estate by persons living outside the state does not qualify the owner as a resident. Servicemen and women who were Arkansas residents at the time

BAG LIMIT - The number of species allowed to be taken in a time period - 24 hours (12 o'clock midnight to 12 o'clock midnight) unless otherwise specified. BAITING - The placing, exposing, depositing or scattering of shelled, shucked or unshucked corn, wheat, or other feed so as to constitute a lure, attraction, or enticement to any area where hunters are attempting to take wildlife. BREAM - Any species of a genus Lepomis to include bluegill, red-ear, warmouth, sunfish or 'perch'. BUCK (Legal) - A deer having minimum two (2) inch hardened bone antler. BUCK DEER SEASON - Any deer season whereby no deer other than legal buck deer may be taken. COMMERCIAL FISH - Bowfin, grindte, buffalo, catfish, carp,

drum, gar, paddlefish, sucker family, white amur, and sturgeon. COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN - Any person who fishes with tackle designated as commercial tackle requiring a license and/or tag issued by the Commission. COMMERCIAL SHOOTING RESORT - Any person, firm, or corporation engaged, for pay or other consideration, in the business of providing commercially-obtained or pen-raised birds for harvest by hunters. COMMISSION - The Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission,

unless otherwise designated. DOE DEER SEASON - Same as either-sex season. EITHER-SEX SEASON - A season whereby any deer may be taken. FIREARMS, LOADED - Firearms shall be considered to be loaded if shells or cartridges are in either the chamber, magazine,

or cylinder; percussion cap muzzle-loading firearms are considered loaded if the percussion cap is on the nipple;

flintlock muzzle-loading firearms are considered to be loaded if there is powder in the flashpan. FISH FARM - Waters and adjacent premises confined within a pond, tank, or lake not connected with public waters, and under management by a commercial fish farmer. FISH FARMER - Any person, firm, partnership or corporation engaged in the propagation and/or production of fish and/

or minnows for sale. FURBEARING ANIMALS - Badger, beaver, bobcat, civet cat,

coyote, gray fox, mink, muskrat, nutria, opossum, raccoon,

river otter, skunk, and weasel.

01.00-B DUTIES AND AUTHORITIES OF WILDLIFE OFFICERS.

Wildlife officers shall be commissioned by the Commission and shall, concurrently with the sheriffs, constables and otherpeace officers throughout the State, have the right to apprehend persons detected violating any of the laws of the State enacted for the protection of game, fish, fur-bearing animals and other wildlife, and to take such offenders before any court having jurisdiction in the county where such offense is committed. Such persons shall also serve all processes issued by a court of competent jurisdiction relating to the enforcement of all laws pertaining to game, fish, fur-bearing animals and other wildlife of the State; to go upon any property outside of private dwellings, posted or otherwise, in the performance of their duties; to carry firearms while performing duties, and may with or without a warrant, according to law, conduct searches.

Special Agents and National Wildlife Refuge and National Park Service Employees who have been authorized to enforce laws and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, may be commissioned as Wildlife Officers by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, upon proper oath or affirmation and issuance of proper credentials, and shall have authority to make arrests, searches and seizures for violations of State game and fish laws and regulations. They shall serve without compensation in the discharge of these duties. Arkansas Wildlife Officers may be appointed as U.S. Deputy Game Wardens with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service and shall have authority as conferred upon them by that agency. They shall serve without compensation in the discharge of these duties.

01.00-C DEFINITION OF TERMS. For the purposes of the Arkansas

Game and Fish Commission Code of Regulations, the following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean and include.

ANTLERLESS DEER - Any deer (buck or doe) not meeting requirements to be a legal buck deer.

AMENDMENT NO. 35

Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Arkansas .

That the following shall be an amendment to the Constitution:

Section 1. The control, management, restoration, conservation and regulation of birds, fish, game and wildlife resources of the State, including hatcheries, sanctuaries, refuges, reservations, and all property now owned, or used for sard purposes and the acquisition and establishment of same, the administration of the laws now and/or hereafter pertaining thereto, shall be vested in a Commission to be known as the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission, to consist of eight members. Seven of whom shall be active and one an associate member who shall be the Head of the Department of Zoology at the University of Arkansas, without voting power,

Section 2. Commissioners shall have knowledge of and interest in wildlife conservation. All shall be appointed by the Governor. The first members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor for terms as follows: One for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years, one for five years, one for six years, and one for seven years. Each Congressional District must be represented on the Commission.

Section 3. Upon the expiration of the foregoing terms of the said Commission, a successor shall be appointed by the Governor for a term of seven years, which term of seven years shall thereafter be for each member of the Commission. No Commissioner can serve more than one term and none can succeed himself.

Section 4. Each Commissioner shall take the regular oath of office provided in the Constitution and serve without compensation other than actual expenses while away from home engaged entirely on the work of the Commission.

Section 5. A Commissioner may be removed by the Governor only for the same causes as apply to other Constitutional Officers, after a hearing which may be reviewed by the Chancery Court for the First District with right of appeal therefrom to the Supreme Court, such review and appeal to be without presumption in favor of any finding by the Governor or the trial court.

Section 6. Vacancies on the Commission due to resignation or death shall be filled by appointment of the Governor for the unexpired term within thirty days from date of such vacancy; upon failure of the Governor to fill the vacancy within thirty days, the remaining Commissioners shall make the appointment for the unexpired term. A Chairman shall be elected annually from the seven members of the Commission to serve one year.

Section 7 The Commission shall elect an Executive Secretary whose salary shall not exceed that of limitations placed on other constitutional departments; and other executive officers, supervisor, personnel, office assistants, wardens, game refuge keepers, and hatchery employees, whose salaries and expenditures must be submitted to the Legislature and approved by an Act covering

ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION CODE BOOK

The regulations in this Code Book are hereby adopted by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission under authority of Amendment 35 to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas. All laws, rules, regulations or orders in conflict with the regulations in this Code Book are hereby repealed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Section 01.00 General Information

(2/16/1984)

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