RULE 002.00.84-004 - Code Book Regulations: 002.00.84-004

RULE 002.00.84-004. Code Book Regulations: 002.00.84-004

(B) Rifles or pistols larger than .22 caliber.

(C) Muzzle-loading weapons larger than .36 caliber.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Coyote, Rabbit and Squirrel during open gun deer seasons.

(2) Crow during open gun deer seasons when gun deer season dates include portions of crow season.

PENALTY: $50.00 to S300.00.

02.12 GAME ANIMAL DAILY BAG LIMIT AND POS-SESSION RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than the daily bag limit of any game species set forth by the Commission as specified herein: (Ref: Section 01.00 -C Bag Limit). The possession limit shall not exceed two (2) daily bag limits or as otherwise specified herein;

(A) Deer:

1. Individual limit of two(2) deer with modem firearms for all combined regular gun deer seasons; or

2. Individual limit of two (2) deer with muzzle-loader, for all combined deer seasons or;

3. Individual limit of three (3) deer with archery/crossbow for all combined deer seasons; or

4. Individual limit of three (3) deer provided at least one (I) of the three (3) is taken with archery, crossbow or muzzle-loader.

(B) Quail:

Daily bag limit: 8, Possession limit, 16.

(C) Rabbit:

Daily bag limit: 8; Possession limit. 16.

(D) Raccoon:

No daily bag limit.

(E) Squirrel:

Daily bag limit: 8; Possession limit. 16.

(F) Wild Turkey:

1984 Fall, Gun-Archery I Crossbow

Individual limit of one (1) either-sex wild turkey for fall season

in Zones 1,3.9 & 13. Individual limit of two (2) either-

sex wild turkey for fall season in Zones 11 & 20. Individual limit of two (2) either-

sex wild turkey for fall season provided at least one {1) is taken in Zones 11 &20.

(G) Bear:

Individual annual limit; One (I) bear. PENALTY: $ I50.00 to $500.00 and hunting privileges may be suspended for a period of up to one (1) year.

02.13 BEAR HUNTING SEASON. It shall be unlawful totake, attempt to take, or possess bear other than

during the declared open season in areas as specified herein and the use of bait or dogs in said areas is prohibited.

Bear Season: November 3 through November 6, 1984 in Bear Zones 1 & 2; remainderof state closed.

Zone 9 - Western Arkansas River Valley

Boundaries - Start at junction Interstate 40 and Oklahoma State Line near Fort Smith; then east on Interstate 40 to Highway 7; south on Highway 7 to Dardanelle; south on Highway 27 from Dardanelle to Danville; west on Highway 10 from Danville to Oklahoma State Line; north on Oklahoma State Line to Interstate 40.

Zone 10 - Central Arkansas River Valley Boundaries - Start at Danville, then north on Highway 27 from Danville to Dardanelle; north on Highway 7 from Dardanelle to Interstate 40; east on Interstate 40 to U.S. Highway 64 at Conway; east on U.S. Highway 64 to U.S. Highway 67; south on U.S. Highway 67 to Interstate 40 in North Little Rock; west on Interstate 40 to Interstate 30; south on Interstate 30 to Highway 10; west on Highway 10 to Williams lunction; north on Highway 9 from Williams junction to Perry; west on Highway 10 from Perry to Danville.

Zone 7/ - - . south on Interstate 30 to U.S. Highway 70 near Benton; west on U.S. Highway 70 to Salem; west on Highway 84 to Athens; west on Highway 246 to U.S. Highway 71; north on U.S. Highway 71 to Cove; west on Highway 4 to Oklahoma State Line; north on Oklahoma State Line to Highway 10.

Zone 12-A - Start at Junction Highway 4 and Oklahoma State Line; then east on Highway 4 to U.S. Highway 77 at Cove;south on U.S. Highway 71 to Junction Highway 246; east on Highway 246 to Athens; east on Highway 84 to Salem; east on U.S. Highway 70 to Interstate 30; south on Interstate 30 to Highway 51 at Arkadelphia; west on Highway 51 to Highway 26; west on Highway 26 to i\4urfreesbdro; south on Highway 27 to Nashville; west on Highway 24 to Saline River; north on Saline River to U.S. Highway 70; west on U.S. Highway 70 to Oklahoma State Line;north on Oklahoma State Line to Highway 4.

Zone 12 - Northwestern Part of South Central Arkansas. Boundaries - Start at Junction of Arkansas River and Interstate 30 at Little Rock; then south on Arkansas River to U.S. Highway 79 near Pine Bluff; south on U.S. Highway 79 to Camden; north on Ouachita River from Camden to Little Missouri River; west on Little Missouri River to Highway 19; north on Highway 19 to Delight; east on Highway 26 to Highway 51; east on Highway 51 to Interstate 30; north on Interstate 30 to Arkansas River.

Zone 13 - South Part of East Central Arkansas. Boundaries - Start at Junction of Interstate 30 and Arkansas River at Little Rock; then south on Arkansas River to Arkansas River-White River Cut-Off; north on Cut-Off to White River; north on White River to Missouri-Pacific Railroad; north on Missouri-Pacific Railroad to Mississippi River Levee; north on Mississippi River Levee to Highway 20 east of Elaine; west on Highway 20 to Highway 318; north on Highway 318 to Highway 316; west on Highway 316 to Highway 39; north on Highway 39 to U.S. Highway 49; north on Highway 49 to U.S. Highway 70; west on U.S. Highway 70 to Junction of U.S. Highway 70 and Interstate 30 in North Little Rock; then south on Interstate 30 to Arkansas River.

Zone 14 - Southwest Arkansas.

Boundaries -Start at Junction U.S. Highway 70 and Oklahoma State Line west of DeQueen; then east on U.S. Highway 70 to Saline River; south on Saline River to Lake Millwood; south along the east edge of Lake Millwood to Little River; south on Little River to Red River; south on Red River to Louisiana State Line; west on Louisiana State Line; then north and west on Texas State Line to Oklahoma State Line; north on Oklahoma State Line to U.S. Highway 70.

09.08 BIRDDOG TRAINING RESTRICTIONS. It shail

be unlawful to use firearms other than pistols with solid bail or blank ammunition while training bird dogs. PENALTY: S25.00 to S250.00.

09.09 RESTRICTED USE OF DOGS DURING COYOTE SEASON. It shall be unlawful to use dogs to take or

attempt to take coyote other than during the declared open furbearing animal season and during regular gun (modern firearms) deer seasons where dogs are permitted for taking deer. PENALTY: SIOO.OO to S300.00.

Section 10.00 Furbearing Animals

10.01 NON-RESIDENT FUR-TAKER'S PERMIT RE-QUIREMENT. It shall be unlawful for non-resident persons of any age to take, attempt to take, or possess any furbearing animals or any parts thereof without first obtaining a Non-Resident Fur-Taker's Permit in addition to a Non-Resident Hunting License. EXCEPTION:

(1) Persons obtaining carcasses of legally taken furbearers. PENALTY: $100.00 to $300.00.

10.02 REGULAR FURBEARING SEASON TRAP RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to possess, in fields or woods, or to use any snare or steel trap other than smooth-jawed traps during declared open furbearing animal seasons as provided herein:

Trapping in any path, trail, or runway created and commonly used by persons, dogs, or other domestic animals prohibited.

(A) Land-Set Trap Restrictions. Smooth-jawed traps with a jaw spread not in excess of 5-5/8 inches {those in excess of 5 inches must have offset jaws), Size 110 and 120 Conibear, or comparable traps, with a jaw spread not to exceed 41/2 inches.

(B) Water-Set Trap Requirements.

(1) Smooth-jawed traps with a jaw spread not in excess of lYz inches, Conibear or comparable type traps with a jaw spread not in excess of 10 inches.

(2) Use of any form of sight bait or bait consisting of or including any animal substance, only when such bait is not visible from above.

(C) Snare Requirements.

(1) Snares are prohibited other than in water sets or on land within 20 feet of a body of water.

(2) Land snares must be 3/32 inch in diameter with a loop no more than 12 inches in diameter (side-to-side) and a lower loop no more than 4 inches off the ground. Leg snares are prohibited. Only non-locking snares may be used on land. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

10.03 NUISANCE FUR-BEARING ANIMAL TRAPPING RESTRICTIONS. (Beaver, muskrat, nutria). It shall be unlawful to trap nuisance furbearing animals outside the declared furbearing animal trapping season other than as specified herein:

(A) Beaver trapping the entire year in water sets and only in compliance with Commission Code 10.02-B.

(B) Muskrat and nutria trapping in water sets and in compliance with Commission Code 10.02-B by landowners, controllers or their designees only on their property where damage is being committed by said animals.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

10.04 NUISANCE ANIMAL TRAPPING REQUIRE-MENTS. Ref: 01.00 (Definition of Terms) It shall be unlawful to trap nuisance animals other than during the declared furbearer trapping season. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Landowners, controllers or their designees under Commission permit and using smooth jawed steel traps on land sets with a jaw spread not in excess Of 6V2 inches. (Traps in excess of 5-inch jaw spread required to have offset jaws); (Ref: Section 10.05, Warning Signs);

(2) Landowners, controllers or their designees under Commission permit and using No. 110 and 120 Conibear traps, or comparable, with jaw spread not in excess of 41/4 inches.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300:00.

10.05 WARNING SIGNS REQUIRED FOR NUISANCE ANIMAL TRAPPING. It shall be unlawful to use traps for nuisance animal control (Ref: Section 10.04) in land sets with a jaw spread in excess of 5-5/8 inches without posting warning signs, furnished by the Commission, in conspicuous locations surrounding the area where traps are being set. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

10.06 TRAP CHECKING REQUIREMENTS. It shall be uniawfrj! to use traps without checking daily and removing the catch.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Kill (water) sets may be checked within 48 hours. PENALTY; $50.00 to $300.00.

10.07 TRAP IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. It fih^ll be unlawful to use any trap for taking fur-bearing animals without a legible name and address or current vehicle license number registered to the trap user, affixed thereto.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

10.08 BOX TRAP RESTRICTIONS, it shall be unlawful to take wildlife by the use of box traps or to take game birds by the use of wood or wire traps,

EXCEPTION:

(1) Rabbits taken during declared open rabbit season with box traps having interior dimensions not larger than 8 inches in width and 10 inches in height, and no more than 8 traps per individual.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

10.09 AMMUNITION PROHIBITED FOR TAKING FUR-BEARERS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take fur-bearers with any rifled slug or shot ammunition larger than No. 4 common shot (.13 inch in diameter), or with any ammunition for rifle or pistol other than .22 caliber rimfire. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) During daylight hours of open gun deer seasons.

(2) In compliance with Commission Code 18.09 (Depredation Permit).

(3) In compliance with Commission Code 18.01-8. PENALTY: $25.00 to $1,000.00. In addition, a jail sentence not to exceed one year may be imposed, as well as suspension of hunting and fishing privileges for a period of up to two years. Furthermore, equipment used in such violations (including but not limited to killing devices and lights) may be confiscated by the court, forfeited to the State, and disposed of according to law.

10.10 UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF PELTS. It shall be unlawful to possess the untanned or green pelts of any animal of which there is no declared open season In Arkansas.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Possession of pelts, legally taken in another state and accompanied by verification.

(2) By permit issued by the Commission or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

10.11 REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPPING PELTS. It shall be unlawful for shipments of green pelts originating in Arkansas to fail to display:

(A) Name, address, and license number of shipper;

(B) Date of shipment;

(C) The words "Fur Pelts". PENALTY: $25.00 to $100.00.

10.12 BOBCAT AND OTTER PELT TAGGING RE-QUIREIVIENT. It shall be unlawful to export bobcat or river otter pelts from Arkansas without first having said pelts tagged by a Commis- sion employee.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

10.13 POSSESSION OF FUR RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to possess, sell, or offer for sale the pelt of any fur-bearing animal after the 15th day following the close of the regular fur-bear ing animal season.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Beaver, muskrat, and nutria pelts may tw 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 pells on hand.

PENALTY: S200.00 to S500.00.

10:14FUR! 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 - SIOO.OO to S250.00. Non-Resident - SIOO.OO to S500.00.

10.15 FUR DEALER REPORTS REQUIRED. It shaU be 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 infection upon request of a Commission employee; for said report to be submitted to the Commission no later; than 30 days following the close of the regular furbearing animal season. PENALTY: $1OO.OO to $500.00.

In addition, dealer license may be suspended for a period of up toone year.

10.16 GRAY FOX HUNTING AND TRAPPING RE-STRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take gray fox in zones other than gray fox management zone 3. Reference Commission

Code 05.03.

PENALTY. $200.00 to $500.00.

10.17 GRAY FOX HUNTING AND TRAPPING RE-STRiCTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take gray fox in zones other than gray fox management ::one 3. Reference Commission

Code 05.03.

PENALTY; S200.00 to S500.00.

Section 12.00 Migratory Game Birds and Waterfowl Regulations

12.00-A MIGRATORY BIRDS AND WATERFOWL SHOOTING HOUR RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take any migratory birds or waterfowl during declared open seasons for migratory birds or waterfowl, other than from one-half (V2) hour before sunrise to sunset. EXCEPTION:

(1) Teal taken from sunrise to sunset only, during the speciaJ teal season from Sept. 15, through Sept. 23, 1984. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

12.01 MOURNING DOVE SEASON RESTRICTIONS.

It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take mourning doves other than from September 1, 1984 through September 30. 1984 and from December 15, 1984 through January 13, 1985. PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

1202 MOURNING DOVE DAILY BAG AND POSS- ESSION RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than fifteen (15) mourning doves in any one day and to possess more than two (2) daily bag limits. (Ref: 13.05 Shotgun Plug Requirements). PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

12.03 TEAL SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be un-

7-84lawful to take or attempt to take teal other than from September 15, 1984 through September 23, 1984.

EXCEPTION:

(1) During the declared open duck season (Ref: 12.13 Duck and Coot Season Restrictions). PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

12.04 TEAL DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION RE-STRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than four (4) teal In any one day or to possess more than two (2) daily bag limits. (Ref: 03.03-A State Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Requirements; 13,04 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Requirements and 13.05 Gun Plug Requirements). PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

12.05 RAIL SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take rail other than from September 1, 1984 through

November 9, 1984.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

12.06 RAIL DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION RES-TRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than twenty-five (25) rail in any one day or to possess more than one (1) daily bag limit. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

12.07 WOODCOCK SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take woodcock other than from November 3, 1984 through January 6. 1-985. PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

12.08 WOODCOCK DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than five (5) woodcock in any one (1) day or to possess more than two (2) daily bag limits. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

12.09 WILSON'S SNIPE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take

Wilson's Snipe other than from November 17, 1984 through February 28, 1985. PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

12.10 WILSON'S SNIPE DAILY BAG AND POSS-ESSION RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than eight (8) Wilson's Snipe in any one day or to possess more than two (2) daily bag limits. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

12.11 GALLINULE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Gallinule other than from November 10, 1984 through January 18, 1985. PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

12.12 GALLINULE DAILY BAG AND POSSESS-ON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than fifteen (15) Gallinule in any one day or to possess more than two (2) daily bag limits. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

12.15 DUCK AND COOT SEASON RESTRICTIONS.

it shall twj unlawful to take or attempt to take ducks or coots other than from November 17, 1984 through December 9, 1984, and December 15, 1984 through January 10. 1985. PENALTY; S200.00 to S500.00.

12.14 COOT DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION RE- STRICTIONS. It shaH be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than fifteen (15) coot in any one day or to possess more than two (2) daily bag limits. PENALTY: S25.O0 to $250.00.

12.15 DUCK DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION RE- STRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more duck in any one day than as specified under the point system or to possess more tiian two (2) daily bag limits: Daily bag limit is reached when the point value of the last duck taken, added to the sum of the pomt values of ducks already taken during that day. reaches cr exceeds 100 points.

! Point values for ducks will be:

: Canvasback & Black Ducks- 100.

' Female mallard, redhead, wood duck, and

, hooded merganser - 70.

! Widgeon, pintail, blue-winged teal, cinn-

I amon teal, gadwall, shoveler, scaup, green-

' winged teal, and mergansers (except hooded mergansers) - 10. I Mallard drake and all other species of I ducks-25. PENALTY; $100.00 to $500.00.

12.16 BLUE, SNOW AND WHITE-FRONTED . GOOSE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take blue, snow, or white-fronted geese other than from 'November 12, 1984 through January 20. 1985. PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

12.17 BLUE, SNOW AND WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than five (5) blue, snow, or white-fronted geese (in any combination) in any one day or to possess more geese than twice the daily bag limit. No more than two (2) white-fronted geese may be taken daily. PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

requiring plugs must be plugged with a one piece filler which will require disassembly of gun for removal.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

13.06 MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS SHOOTING HOUR RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take any migratory game bird, including migratory waterfowl, prior to 30

minutes before sunrise (local time) or later than sunset (local time).

EXCEPTION:

(1) Teal taken from sunrise to sunset (local time) during special teal season.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $300.00.

Section 14.00 Birds

14.01 TAKING OF BIRDS & EGGS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take wild birds or bird eggs.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Migratory or resident game birds during seasons declared open by the Commission.

(2) English Sparrows.

(3) Black birds, starlings, and crows committing damage to agricultural crops or personal property.

(4) Crows as permitted under Commission Code 02.10 (Crow Hunting).

(5) In compliance with Commission Code 14.03 (Falconry)

(6) In compliance with Commission Code 18.17 (Pets).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

Section 20.00 . Wildlife Management Area Regulations

20.00 ESTABLISHMENT OF WILDLIFE MANAGE-MENT AREAS. If the Commission, upon proper and thorough investigation, shall determine that intensified game management through the increased production of food, more rigid enforcement, restocking or other methods are needed in an area for the increased production of wildlife, the Commission may set aside and define certain specific areas on lands owned or controlled by the Commission and suitable markers shall be put up by the Commission in such places, as shall be determined, defining and identifying the areas as a wildlife management area (herein referred to in abbreviated forms as either *WMA' or 'WMAs'). All seasons/ limits and regulations are same as statewide unless otherwise specified In Commission Codes 21.00.

20.01 KILLING AND CAPTURE DEVICES PROHIBIT-ED IN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to hunt, trap, or possess a killing device In any wildlife management area.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) During declared open seasons for wildlife on said areas;

(2) Conibear traps for taking beaver, muskrat and nutria.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.02 FIREARM RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall I)c unlnwfiil to possess any rifle or pistol larger tiian 22 caliber rimfirc; buckshot; or rifled slugs on any wildlife management area other than during the open gun deer seasons on said area, EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Legal nm/.zle-Ioading firearms may be used to take in-scason game on said areas;

(2) 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.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.03 LOADED FIREARMS PROHIBITED IN CAMP- ING AREAS ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to possess a loaded firearm in any camping area on any wildlife managemenf area. (Rcf: Section OS.OO-C, Loaded Fireanns). PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.04 CAiMPING RESTRICTIONS IN CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to camp in areas other than designated camping areas on any wildlife management area.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Caney Creek WMA, Mt. Magazine WMA.

Muddy Creek WMA, Piney Greeks WMA,

St. Francis Forest WM A. Sylamore

! WMA. White Rock WMA. and Winona

WMA.

PEPiiALTY: $25.00 to S250.00.

20.05 RESTRICTED CAMPING PERIODS IN AREAS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to establish a canip for a period of more than 14 consecutive days or for such camp to remain unoccupied for a period of more thaii 48 hours, in any wildlife management area. EXCEPTION:

(1) Caney Creek WMA, Mt. Magazine WMA,

Muddy Creek WMA. Piney Creeks WMA,

I St. Francis Forest WMA, Sylamore

WMA, White Rock WMA. and Winona

WMA.

PENALTY: $25.00 to S250.00.

20.06 CAMPING, DRIVING PROHIBITED ON FOOD PLOTS; CERTAIN ROADS, FIRE LANES ON

WMAs. It shall be unlawful to camp or operate any motorized vehicle on any food plot, fire

lane, or road which has been disked, seeded, or developed for wildlife use on any wildlife management area. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.07 RESTRICTIONS ON ROADS IN CERTAIN

WMA'S. It shall be unlawful to operate any motorized vehicle on any road, trail, dam, or levee not posted as 'open' on Bayou Meto WMA, Big Lake WMA, Bois d' Arc WMA, Camp Robinson WMA, Cut-Off Creek WMA, Dagmar WMA, Hope WMA, Hurricane Lake WMA, Lafayette County WMA, Sulphur River WMA, Trusten Holder WMA and Wattensaw WMA. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.08 MOTORIZED VEHICLE RESTRICTIONS ON WMA ROADS. It shall be unlawful to operate any motorized vehicle on any road, trail, levee, or dam posted as 'closed'; where no road exists; or in a direction of travel contrary to direction signs on any wildlife management area. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.09 REMOVAL OF CERTAIN OBJECTS FROM WMA'S PROHIBITED' It shall be unlawful to remove soil, rocks, gravel, or artifacts from any wildlife management area. EXCEPTION:

(1) By written permission from the Commission. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

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20.10 LIVESTOCK RANGING PROHIBITED ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to range or allow ranging by livestock on any property owned, controlled, or leased by the Commission. EXCEPTION:

(1) Under permit issued by landowner on : cooperative WMAs. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.11 FIRE RESTRICTIONS; DESTRUCTION OF TREES PROHIBITED ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to cut or disfigure trees; to cause the burning of timber, brush, or grass; to leave a fire I without completely extinguishing it; or to alloSv a fire to escape from control on any wildlife management area.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In performance of duties by Commission personnel. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.12 TRESPASSING PROHIBITED WHERE POST- ED ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to trespass on any property owned or controlled by the

Commission where signs prohibiting such are posted.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.13 ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED BY SIGNS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to engage in any activity where such is prohibited by posted signs on any wildlife management area.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.14 LEAVING WATERFOWL DECOYS SPREAD OVERNIGHT PROHIBITED ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to leave waterfowl decoys spread overnight on any wildlife management area. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA.

(2) Big Lake WMA.

(3) Black River WMA. PENALTY: S25.00 to $250.00.

20.15 PERMANENT DUCK BLINDS PROHIBITED

ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to build or erect permanent duck blinds on any wildlife management area. EXCEPTION:

(1) Big Lake WMA, Black Swamp WMA, and St.

Francis Sunken Lands WMA when approved by the Commission. PENALTY: 825.00 to $250.00.

20.16 PERMANENT TREE STANDS PROHIBITED ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to erect or build any permanent tree stand on any wildlife management area.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Legal portable stands using no metal objects to be screwed into or driven into trees; with owner's name and address permanently affixed, but may not be left in place for more than seven consecutive days; and must be removed on last day of the archery seasons. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.17 BOAT MOTOR RESTRICTION ON BAYOU METO WMA. it shall be unlawful to operate any boat with motor larger than 25 hp on Bayou

Meto WMA.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.18 SEASON RESTRICTIONS WITHIN CAMP ROB-INSON DEMONSTRATION AREA. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess bear, dove, fur-bearing animals, squirrel and turkey. within Camp Robinson Wildlife Demonstration Area. PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

20.19 KILLING OR CAPTURE DEVICES AND DOGS PROHIBITED IN CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to possess any killing or capture device or ^o allow dogs within Buffalo River WMA, Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area, Norman Point (Nimrod) Goose Area, the two enclosures of the Sylamore Deer Project on Sylamore WMA and the Blanchard Springs recreation area. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Archery deer hunting on Buffalo River WMA as permitted under Commission Code '21.05'A (Archery I Crossbow Season Restricted on certain WMAs.).

(2) .Archery deer hunting on Johnson County

Waterfowl Rest Area as permitted under Commission Code 21.05-B (Archery I Cross bow Season Restricted on Certain WMAs.)

PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

20.20 WEAPON AND DOG RESTRICTIONS ON DESIGNATED DEER RESTORATION AREAS,

It shall be unlawful to possess any killing or capture device or to allow dogs to enter upon or pursue wildlife in areas specified herein where designated, marked and posted by the Commission as Deer Restoration Areas.

(A) Ponca Deer Restoration Area - Buffalo River - (Ponca Wilderness Area) in Newton County.

(B) Lower Buffalo Deer Restoration Area -Buffalo National River - (Lower Buffalo Wilderness Area) in Baxter and Marion Counties.

(C) Bruno Deer Restoration Area, in Marion County.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

20.21 PLACING FEED ON WMAs PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to place, deposit or scatter any grain or other feed so as to constitute a lure, attraction or enticement of wildlife, on any Wildlife Management Area owned or controlled by the Commission. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Sowing of wildlife food are^ by Commission personnel.

(2) Baitiiig by Commission personnel for trapping and restocking purposes.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $250.00.

20.22 VEHICULAR TRAFFIC PROHIBITED WITHIN HOPE WMA. it shall be unlawful to operate any vehicle within the Hope WMA. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.23 VEHICULAR TRAFFIC RESTRICTED WITHIN HURRICANE LAKE WMA. It shall be unlawful to enter the Hurricane Lake WMA from the north boundary by any vehicular means. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.24 HUNTING RESTRICTED DURING FLOODING WITHIN CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take wildlife, other than waterfowl, within Big Lake WMA when the seven mile access gauge exceeds 235 m.s.l; within the Dagmar WMA when the White River gauge at Clarendon exceeds 27 feet; within Dave Donaldson!Black River WMA when the Black River gauge at Coming exceeds 11 feet; within the Hurricane Lake WMA when the White River gauge at Augusta exceeds 26 feet. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.25 FIREARM RESTRICTIONS IN DITCH 28 WITH-IN BIG LAKE WMA. It shall be unlawful to transport firearms in that portion of Ditch 28 within the Big Lake WMA without said firearms having been dismantled or cased.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.26 HOUSE BOAT RESTRICTIONS ON BIG LAKE WMA. It shall be unlawful to possess any houseboat within the Big Lake WMA. EXCEPTION:

(1) Permanently bank attached floating structures. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

20.27 FIREARM RESTRICTION WITHIN HARRISBRAKE WMA. It shall be unlawful to use firearms other than shotguns for taking or attempting to take any in-season wildlife within Harris Brake WMA.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

20.28 AMMUNITION RESTRICTION WITHIN LA-FAYETTE COUNTY WMA. It shall be unlawful

to possess any size buckshot within the Lafayette County WMA. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.29 BIRD DOG TRAINING RESTRICTIONS WITHIN CAMP ROBINSON WILDLIFE DEMONSTRATION AREA. It shall be unlawful for non-residents to train bird dogs within the Camp Robinson Wildlife Demonstration Area or for residents to fail to register at the headquarters prior to participating in the training of bird dogs on the area. Training in excess of two (2) days in any calendar week prohibited. PENALTY: $5000 to $300.00

20.30 COMPLIANCE WITH FT. CHAFFEE WMAPOST REGULATIONS REQUIRED. It shall be

unlawful to fail to comply with Post regulations pertaining to the taking or attempting to take fish and wildlife within Ft. Chaffee WMA. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00

20.31 HUNTING FROM MOTORIZED LAND VEHICLE PROHIBITED ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to

take or attempt to take any species of wildlife from a motorized land vehicle. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

20.32 NON-COMPLIANCE WITH TERMS OF PERMIT HUNTS ON WMAs PROHIBITED. It shall be

unlawful to fail to comply with terms of declared permit hunts on any WMA having said hunts. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.33 SEASONS RESTRICTIONS DURING PERMIT HUNTS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take or

attempt to take any species of wildlife, not named

on ^permit, during declared permit hunts on any

WMA, without first obtaining said permit.

EXCEPTION:

(1) \ Waterfowl during declared open waterfowl

'season on Bayou Me to WMA. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.34 CAMPING RESTRICTED D URING PERMIT HUNTS ON CUT-OFF CREEK WMA, DAGMAR

WMA AND WATTENSAW WMA. It shall be unlawful to camp on the Cut-Off Creek WMA. Dagmar WMA or Wattensaw WMA during a declared permit hunt, without first obtaining said perrnit. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.35 CERTAIN VEHICLES ON CERTAIN WMAs PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to operate

dune buggies: two-wheeled, three-wheeled, or four-wheeled ATV's; or amphibious vehicles on Hurricane Lake WMA or Rex Hancock WMA. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

20.36 USE OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT PROHIBITED

ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to use or direct the ray of a spotlight or other artificial light, or automotive headlights for the purpose of spotting, locating, or taking any animal within the boundaries of any wildlife management area. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) The taking of furbearing animals when treed by dogs during open furbearing season.

(2) The taking of frogs by legal methods during open bullfrog season.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

Section 21.00

Wildlife Mana.gemcnt Area Rcgiilalions and Seasons

21.00-A: HUNTING REGULATIONS. SEASON/LIMITS ON WMAs. All hunting regulations, seasons/limits ou WMAs same as surrounding zonc(s) unless ! otiierwise specified herein.

21.01 GUN DEER SEASONS CLOSED ON CERTAIN WMAs. it shall be unlawful to take or attempt to

take deer with firearms within the Bayou DeView, Big Lake, Buffalo River, Dave Donaldson/Black River, Harris Brake, Shirey Bay-Rainey Brake, St. Francis Sunken Lands, and Trusten Holder WMAs; that portion of Hobbs SMA north of Highway 12, east of Van Hollow, and west of Rambo Road/ Camp Robinson Demonstration Area; and Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area. EXCEPTION:

(1) With legal muzzle-loading firearms during muzzle-loading seasons on Camp Robinson Demonstration Area and Trusten Holder WMAs. PENALTY: $100.00 to $300.00.

21.02 MODERN FIREARMS DEER SEASON RE-STRICTED ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take deer with modern firearms on certain WMAs other than as specified herein:

(A) November 3-5 and November 10-18 only on Lafayette County WMA.

(B) November 10-11 only on Ft. Chaffee WMA.

(C) November 10-12 only on Hurricane Lake, Rex Hancock and Wattensaw WMAs.

(D) November 10-12, November 22-24 and December 10-12 only on Bayou Meto and St. Francis Forest WMAs.

(E) November 10-12 and November 22-24 only on Dagmar WMA.

(F) November 10-18 only on Camp Robinson Gulf Mountain, Harold E. Alexander and Hope WMAs.

(G) November 10-18 and November 22-24 only

on Howard County and Winona WMAs. PENALTY: $100.00 to $300.00.

21.03 TAKING OF ANTLERLESS DEER PROHIBITED WITHIN CERTAIN WMAs DURING REGULAR

GUN DEER SEASONS. It shall be unlawful to take or possess antlerless deer during regular gun deer seasons on certain WMAs other than as specified herein:

(A) During November 3-5 within Lafayette County WMA.

(B) During November 10-11 within Ft. Chaffee WMA.

(C) During November 10-12 within Hurricane Lake and Wattensaw WMAs.

(D) During November 10-12 and November 22-24

within Dagmar WMA. (E) During November 10-18 within Harold E.

Alexander and Gulf Mountain WMAs. PENALTY: $150.00 to $500.00 plus hunting privileges may be suspended for a period of up to two (2) years.

21.04 MUZZLE-LOADING DEER SEASONS RE-STRICTED ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take deer with muzzle-loading firearms on certain WMAs other than as specified herein:

(A) October 20 through November 2, 1984 and December 16, 1984 through January 5, 1985 within Lafayette County WMA.

(B) October 22-23, 1984 within Hurricane Lake WMA.

(C) October 22-24, 1984 within Rex Hancock/ Black Swamp WMA.

(D) October 22-28, 1984 within Bayou Meto. Camp Robinson, Dagmar, Gulf Mountain, Harold E. A lexander, St. Francis Forest, Trusten Holder and Wattensaw WMAs.

(E) October 24-25, 1984 within Hope WMA.

(F) December 26, 1984 within Camp Robinson Demonstration Area.

(G) December 27, 1984 within Ft. Chaffee WMA. PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

21.05 ARCHERY/CROSSBOW SEASON RESTRICTED ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take deer with archery/crossbow tackle other than as specified herein:

(A) October 1 through November 30, 1984 only in that part of the Buffalo River WMA north of Lick Creek Road and Cave Creek Road, west of Cave Creek and Buffalo River, south of Buffalo River, and east of Highway 123.

(B) October 1-31, 1984 only on Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area.

(C) Archery I Crossbow season closed on Harris Brake WMA and on the Norman Point (Nim-rod) Goose Area.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $300.00.

21.06 PERMIT REQUIREMENTS ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take deer during regular gun and muzzle-loading seasons without first obtaining the required permit or to fail to check in and out on WMAs as specified herein:

(A) Bayou Meto, Camp Robinson Demonstration Area, Cut-Off Creek, Dagmar, Ft. Chaffee, Gulf Mountain, Harold E. Alexander, Hurricane Lake, Lafayette County, St. Francis Forest, and Wattensaw WMAs. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Bayou Meto, Cut-Off Creek and St. Francis Forest WMAs - Permit not required during muzzle-loading season.

(2) Gulf Mountain WMA - Permit not required on Arkansas Kraft Corporation Lands.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

Section 22.00 Dog Regulations on Wildlife Management Areas

22.01 DOG RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall be

unlawful to allow dogs on any wildlife manage-

ment area during the period of March I -August 3L EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Permitted AKC. UKC and ACHA field trials when approved by the Commission.

(2) August - February training period for rac-\ coon dogs on Bayou DeView, Big Lake,

Dave Donaldson/Black River, Shirey Bay -Rainey Brake and St. Francis Sunken Lands WMAs. fS) Bird dog training through April 15 on Camp I Robinson Wildlife Demonstration Area. PENALTY: S25.00 to $250.00.

22.02 DOGS PROHIBITED DURING GUN DEER SEA-SONS ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take or pursue wildlife with dogs during gun deer seasons on Camp Robinson, Caney Creek, Cut-Off Creek, Dagmar, Ft. Chaffee, Gulf Mountain, Harold E. Alexander, Hope, Howard County, Hurricane Lake, Lafayette County, Muddy Creek, Rex Hancock/Black Swamp, St. Francis Forest, Sulphur River, Shirey Bay-Rainey Brake, Sylamore and White Rock WMAs, and Hobbs State Management Area and all islands within Dardanelle Reservoir WMA. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Waterfowl retrievers and dogs pursuing fur-bearers at night are permitted only on Dagmar and St. Francis Forest WMAs. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

22.03 RABBIT DOG RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take rabbits with the use of dogs other than beagles with shoulder height of fifteen (15) inches or less on Harold E. Alexander, Howard County, and Winona WMAs. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

22.04 RABBIT AND SQUIRREL DOGS PROHIBI- TED ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take rabbits or squirrels with the use of any dog on Caney Creek, Muddy Creek, Piney Creeks and Syla-more WMAs.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

22.05 DOGS PROHIBITED ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take,

or pursue wildlife by the use of dogs on Buffalo River WMA, Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area (Dardanelle WMA), Norman Point Goose Area (Nimrod WMA), Piney Creeks WMA, Sylamore WMA, and Winona WMA. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Bird dogs and dogs pursuing furbearers at night are permitted during declared open seasons for quail and furbearers on Piney Creeks WMA, Sylamore WMA and Winona WMA.

(2) Beagles only are permitted during the first gun deer season only on Winona WMA.

(3) Deer dogs permitted on Piney Creek, PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

22.06 DOGS PROHIBITED ON WMA's DURINGCLOSED TO DOGS DEER SEASONS It

shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take

or pursue wildlife by the use of dogs during

any gun or muzzle-loading season closed to

the use of dogs.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Waterfowl retrievers and dogs pursuing

furbearers at night. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

Section 23.00 Wild Turkey Regulations on Certain WMAs.

23.01 CERTAIN WMAs CLOSED TO ALL TURKEY HUNTING. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take or possess wild turkey on Bois D'Arc, Buffalo River, Camp Robinson, Cut-Off Creek, Dag-mar, Harris Brake, Hope, Hurricane Lake, Lafayette County, Rex Hancock/Black Swamp,. Sulphur River, and Wattensaw WMAs; and Camp Robinson Wildlife Demonstration Area, Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area and Norman Point (Nimrod) Goose Area.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00. In addition, a jail sentence not to exceed 10 days may be imposed and hunting privileges may be suspended for a period of up to two (2) years.

23.02 CERTAIN WMAs CLOSED FOR FALL TUR-KEY SEASON. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess wild turkey during the fall turkey season on Bayou Meto, Blue Mountain, Dardanelle, Ft. Chaffee, Madison County and Nimrod WMAs.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Fall archery turkey season only on Bayou Meto, Blue Mountain and Nimrod WMAs.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00. In addition, a jail sentence not to exceed ten (TO) days may be imposed and hunting privileges may be suspended for a period of up to two (2) years.

Section 24.00

Small Game Seasons, Bag uimits ana Regulations on Certain wMAs.

24.01 TRAPPING PROHIBITED ON CERTAIN WMAs.

It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take by trapping, furbearing animals on Bayou DeView, Bayou Meto, Big Lake, Buffalo River, Dave Donaldson I Black River, Ft. Chaffee, Gulf Mountain, and Shirey Bay~Rainey Brake WMA 's; and Camp Robinson Wildlife Demonstration Area, Johnson County Waterfowl Rest Area and Norman Point (Nimrod) Goose Area. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Bayou DeView, Bayou Meto, Big Lake, Dave Donaldson/Black River, and Gulf Mountain WMAs shall be open to trapping for one half of the furbearer trapping season beginning noon, November 30 through December 31, 1984 for the 1984-85 season.

(2) The above exception areas shall be open to trapping for half the season with the halves (1st or 2nd) alternating annually.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $300.00.

24.02 QUAIL SEASON RESTRICTED ON CERTAIN

WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess quail within certain WMAs other than as specified herein:

(A) Camp Robinson Wildlife Demonstration Area - November 26-28, 1984 by permit only.

(B) Hope WMA - Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only, during statewide quail season.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $300.00.

24.03 RABBIT SEASON RESTRICTED ON CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess rabbit within certain WMAs other than as specified herein:

(A) Camp Robinson Wildlife Demonstration Area-February 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, 1985 by permit only.

(B) Hope WMA - Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only during statewide rabbit season.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $300.00.

24.04 SQUIRREL SEASONS RESTRICTED ON CER-TAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess squirrel within certain WMAs, other than as specified herein:

(A) Camp Robinson Wildlife Demonstration Area -Fall squirrel seasons closed.

(B) Hope WMA - Open Tuesdays, Thursdays. and Saturdays during fall squirrel season only.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $300.00.

24.05 DOVE SEASON RESTRICTED ON HOPE WMA. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess dove within Hope WMA other than on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during statewide dove season. PENALTY: $100.00 to $300.00.

Section 25.00

Hunting and Migratory Waterfowl

Regulations Within WMA's

25.01 MIGRATORY WATERFOWL SHOOTING HOUR RESTRICTIONS WITHIN CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take migratory waterfowl during migratory waterfowl seasons later than 12:00 o'clock noon within WMAs as specified herein:

Bayou DeView WMA, Upper Vallier School Impoundment and Temple Island Greentree Impoundment on Bayou Meto WMA, Big Lake WMA, Bois d'Arc WMA, Beil Slough (Grassey Lake) on Camp Robinson WMA, Cut-Off Creek WMA, Dag-mar WMA, Little River Island on Dave Donaldson/ Black River WMA, Mendenhail Swamp on Ft. Chaffee WMA, Galla Creek WMA, Harris Brake WMA, south and west of Glaise Creek Road from Mitchell Corner to Whirl Lake to Honey Lake Dam on the Little Red River on Hurricane Lake WMA, Millwood Lake WMA, Nimrod WMA, that portion of the area east of Highway 7 including Pullen Pond on Petit Jean WMA, Rex Hancock/Black Swamp WMA, all lands lying north of New Cut Road on Shirey Bay-Rainey Brake WMA, Sulphur River WMA. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Migratory waterfowl hunting permitted during the entire day (regular shooting hours) of the last three (3) days of the last migratory waterfowl season. Ref: Commission Code 12.13.

(2) Temple Island within Bayou Meto WMA closed to all types of hunting except waterfowl during waterfowl seasons.

(3) Harris Brake WMA open to waterfowl hunting only Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays of the migratory waterfowl season with migratory waterfowl hunting permitted the entire day the last three (3) days of the last waterfowl season.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

25.02 HUNTING OR TRESPASSING PROHIBITED WITHIN MIGRATORY WATERFOWL REST AREAS. It shall be unlawful to hunt or trespass thirty (30) days prior to and during migratory waterfowl seasons on migratory waterfowl rest areas as specified herein:

Rest area in Sections 2 and 11, TUN, RIE of Bayou DeView WMA, Halowell Reservoir and the Wrape Plantation Waterfowl Rest Area and Research Area of Bayou Meto WMA, Apple Club Lake on Dagmar WMA, rest area in Section 21, TUN, R3E, lying south of Black River on Dave Donaldson/Black River WMA, and the rest area in Sections 7 and 8, T13N, R2W on Shirey Bay-Rainey Brake WMA. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Migratory waterfowl hunting permitted during the entire day (regular shooting hours) the last three (3) days of the last migratory waterfowl season. Ref: Commission Code 12.13.

(2) Migratory waterfowl hunting permitted (by special permit only) until 12:00 o'clock noon the last three (3) days of each migratory waterfowl season on Halowell Reservoir, within Bayou Meto WMA. Ref: Commission Code 12.13.

(3) Wrape Plantation Waterfowl Rest Area and Research Area is closed to trespassing thirty (30) days prior to the first waterfowl season until thirty (30) days after the last waterfowl season.

(4) No hunting or trespassing fifteen (15) days prior to or during waterfowl seasons on the Pigeon Creek Waterfowl Rest Area (Section 30, 31, 32, T14S, R4W).

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

25.03 HUNTING PROHIBITED ON CERTAIN LAKES AND MIGRATORY WATERFOWL REST AREA.

It shall be unlawful to hunt on lakes and Migratory Waterfowl Rest Areas as specified herein: Lake Ashbaugh in Greene County, Lake Conway in Faulkner County, Cypress Creek in Conway County or Mallard Lake in Mississippi County. PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

25.04 MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HUNTING PRO-HIBITED WITHIN CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take migratory waterfowl within WMAs as specified herein: Lake Hogue and Upper Lake Hogue on Bayou DeView WMA, Simmons Field Rest Area on Big Lake WMA, Bois d'Arc Lake on Bois d'Arc WMA, Hubble Lake on Dave Donaldson/Black River WMA, Harris Brake Lake on Harris Brake WMA, Lick Creek Area (lake portion lying west of 41 Road) of Lake Eriing on Lafayette County WMA, and Henry C. Moore Waterfowl Rest Area on Sulphur River WMA. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Migratory waterfowl hunting permitted during regular shooting hours of the last three (3) days of the migratory waterfowl season on Lake Hogue and Upper Lake Hogue, Simmons Field Rest Area, Bois d'Arc Lake, Hubble Lake, Harris Brake Lake, Lick Creek Area,, and Henry C. Moore Waterfowl Rest Area. PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00.

25.05 TRESPASSING AND HUNTING PROHIBITED WITHIN CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to trespass or hunt during migratory waterfowl seasons within certain WMAs as specified herein: .Lake Hogue and Upper Lake Hague on Bayou

DeView WMA, Simmons Field Rest Area on Big Lake WMA, Johnson County WMA, and Henry C. Moore Waterfowl Rest Area on Sulphur River WMA. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Migratory waterfowl hunting permitted during regular shooting hours of the last three (3) days of the migratory waterfowl season on Lake Hogue and Upper Lake Hogue, Simmons Field Rest Area, and Henry C. Moore Waterfowl Rest Area.

(2) Johnson County WMA is only open to deer (Archery) October 1-31, 1984.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

'25.06 COMMERCIAL WATERFOWL GUIDE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS ON WMAs. it shall be unlawful to guide, aid or assist another person or party for pay or other consideration in taking or attempting to take migratory waterfowl within WMAs without first obtaining a Commercial Waterfowl Guide Permit at a cost of $100.00 and registering with WMA personnel in charge of registration. PENALTY: $200.00 to $500.00.

25.07 SHOT RESTRICTIONS FOR MIGRATORY . WATERFOWL HUNTING WITHIN HALOWELL

RESERVOIR OF BAYOU META WMA. It shall be unlawful to possess more than twenty-five (25) shotgun shells and to possess other than steel shot while' waterfowl hunting on Haloweli Reservoir in Bayou Meto WMA. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

25.08 TRAVEL BY USE OF WATERCRAFT PRO-HIBITED ON PORTIONS OF CUT-OFF

CREEK WMA. It shall be unlawful to use any boat I to travel on Firehunt Slough, Third Slough and Latin Drain within Cut-Off Creek WMA during migratory waterfowl seasons. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

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 limit while fishing or returning from a one day fishing trip. The possession limit shall not exceed two (2) daily limits.

Daily Aggregate Limit................................75

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)............................................50

Daily Limit - Crappie..................................20

Daily Limit - Muskellunge.......................... 6

Daily Limit - Pickerel................................. 6

Daily Limit-Sauger................................... 6

Daily Limit - Smallmouth Bass................... 6

Daily Limit - Striped Bass or

Hybrid Combination.......................... 6

Dajly Limit- Trout.................................... 6

Daily Limit Walleye................................... 6

Daily Limit White Bass..............................25

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 and on Horseshoe Lake in Crittenden County.

(6) In compliance with Commission Code Section 42.01 (Fish Farmer).

(7) In compliance with Commission Code 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 ""ounty; 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 - Poik 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 Shoals Lake, Lake Norfork, and Table Rock Lake or to possess more than two (2) black bass of any species less than fifteen (15) inches in length on Lake Maumelle (Pulaski County). PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

31.03 TROUT PERMIT REQUIREMENT. It shall be unlawful 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 $250.00.

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 shaU 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.

Section 32.00 General Fishing Regulations

32.01 ELECTRICAL DEVICES FOR TAKING FISH PROHIBITED. I(shall be unlawful to use or possess electrical devices of any type for taking fish.

EXCEPTIONS: .

(1) Biological or restocking operations conducted by Commission employees;

(2) Under scientific permit issued by the Commission. ; PENALTY: $500.00 to $1,000.00, jail sentence not to exceed one(1) year may be imposed i and fishing privileges may be suspended for i a period of one (1) year. (Confiscation and i Seizure Ref: 01.00-D).

32.02 ! TAKING FISH WITH FIREARMS AND EX-PLOSIVES PROHIBITED. It shaU be unlawful to take fish with the .use of firearms or any explosives.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $1,000.00, jail sentence not to exceed one(1) year may be imposed.

(Confiscation and Seizure Ref: 01.00-D).

32.03 USE OF TOXIC, STUPEFYING OR KILLING SUBSTANCES FOR TAKING FISH PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to deposit any toxic, stupefying or killing substances that will kill or injure fish, into any pubUc waters or to take fish affected by such substances.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Properly licensed persons taking fish during

32.13 FLSHING IN CLOSED AREAS PROHIBITED. it shall be unlawful to fish in any waters or from any dam or retainer wall designated as closed to fishing by the posting of signs by the Commission or the U .S. Corps of Engineers. PENALTY: S2S.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 in 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;

spring River and tributaries from 100 yards below j Dam No. 1 to the mouth of Myatt Creek; White River from 100 yards belovi' Bull Shoals Dam to Lock No. 3; North Fork River from 100 yards belov^- Norfork Dam to the White River; Spring River Lake. PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00.

32.15 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.

32.16 HOULA 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.

32.17 SCIENTIFIC COLLECTION PERMIT REQUIRE-MENTS. 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 wildlife species must be taken as specified in permit.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Commission employees takini; wildlite for scientific purposes in perfonnancc of their duties. PENALTY: S50.00 to S300.00.

32.18 BLOCKING STREAMS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to completely block or dam any stream so as to restrict a sufficient flow of water to maintain fish life downstream from such obstruction. PENALTY: S200.00 to S500.00.

32.19 REQUIREMENTS FOR PUMPING FROM PUBLIC WATERS. It shall be unlawful to with-

draw, by relift or pump, water from public waters without first securely screening intake pipes of such relifts or pumps so as to prevent entry of any fish therein or to lower any body of water so as to endanger fish life. PENALTY: S250.00 to S500.00.

32.20 CERTAIN EXOTIC FISH PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to import, transport, or possess in this state any fish commonly known as walking catfish, stickleback, mexican banded tetra or piranha. PENALTY: S250.00 to S500.00.

32.21 THE RELEASE OF SILVER CARP OR BIG- HEAD CARP INTO PUBLIC WATERS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to place silver carp or bighead carp mio any bod\ of water where ingress into public waters o! s.iid fish is not entirely blocked. PENALTY: SSO.OO to S500.00.

32.22 SALE OF SILVER CARP OR BIGHEAD CARP RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to engage in the rearing or sale of silver carp or bighead carp without registering as a vendor of said species at the time of application for a Fish Farmers Permit. PENALTY: S50.00 to S500.00.

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.

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 lakes. EXCEPTIONS:

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

(2) Authorized Commercial Boat Dock Operat-j ors 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 j- Union County; zoned portions of Lake jHinkle - 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 isigns 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.

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: $25.00 to $250.00.

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 S250.00.

33.06 BOAT DOCK OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS ON COMMISSION OWNED LAKES. It shall 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 REQUIR- ED. It shall 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.

33.09 CAMPING RESTRICTIONS ON COMMISSION

LAKES. It shall be unlawful to camp or allow

any camper to remain on lake properties owned or controlled by the Commission for a period in excess of fourteen (14) consecutive days. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

Commercial Trotlines or SnagUnes Per 100 Feet or Fractional Part Thereof..........2.00

Slat Traps and Fiddler Nets............12.50

Commercial Tackle (Seine, Trammel and Gill Nets) 100 Yards or Fractional Part Thereof .......................15.00

Commercial Fisherman Permit..........50.00

41.01 COMMERCIAL TACKLE LICENSES RE- QUIREMENTS. It shaU be unlawful to fail to obtain the appropriate commercial tackle license for each gill net, trammel net, fish seine, hoop net, slat trap, fiddler net, snag line, trotline, limb line, throw line, or set hook used in the waters of this state. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Trotlines limb lines, throw lines and set hooks used for sportfishing and fish caught for personal use only;

(2) In compliance with Commission Code 40.00 (Picnic Seine and Net Restrictions);

(3) In compliance with Commission Code 42.01 (Fish Farmer Permit Requirements).

PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

41.02 COMMERCIAL TACKLE TAG REQUIRE-MENTS. It shall be unlawful to fail to attach the metal tags issued with commercial tackle licenses to the tackle as specified herein:

(A) Gill Net, trammel net and fish seine tags must be attached to one(l) end of the float line.

(1) f over 100 yards in length, an additional tag is required for each additional 100 yards or fractional part thereof.

(B) Hoop net and fiddler net tags must be at-tachbd to iEhe first hoop at the opening of the net.

(C) Slat .trap tags must be attached to the first rib nearest the front opening of each trap.

(D)

Trodine. snagline and throw tine tags must be attached to the bank end of lines.

(1) If over 100 feet in length, an additional ^ag is required for each additional 100 feet or fractional part thereof. (£) Limb line and set hook tags must be attached to each line. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

41.03 COMMERCIAL TACKLE MESH SIZE AND SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shaU be unlawful to use nets, seines, leads, heart and leads or wings other than as specified herein:

(A) Hoop nets, leads, heart and leads and wings, minimum square bar mesh size - two and one-half (2^) inches when wet and with thte^ not less than fifteen (15) gauge.

(B) Fiddler nets, where permitted, minimum square bar mesh size one and one-half (IVz) inches when wet. Thread size not less than fifteen (15) gauge. Wings or leads prohibited.

(C) Commercial fish seines, minimum square bar mesh size ~ three (3) inches with thread not less than fifteen (15) gauge when wet.

(D) Commercial gill and trammel nets, minimum square bar mesh size - three and one-half (3'/i) inches. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Three (3) inch square bar mesh gill and trammel nets used from noon September 30 to noon May I in waters open to commercial fishing. Ref: Commission Code 41.09 (Waters Closed to Commercial 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. SALIM: RIVER within the boundaries of the Felsenthal Saiianal Wildhfe 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 upsiream to the mouth of Salado Creek in Independence County. BLACK RIVER up-

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 Cutoff 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-half (S'/z) inch square bar mesh

gill and trammel nets used from noon September 30, 1984 to noon March 15, 1985 in Nimrod Lake (Perry-Yell Counties) and Blue Mountain Lake (Logan-Yell Counties) and from noon September 30, 1984 to noon January 1, 1985 in Harris Brake Lake (Perry County). PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

41.04 GILL AND TRAMMEL NET MESH RESTRICTlONS. It shall be unlawful to use gill and tram-

mel nets with less than three and one-half (3]/?) 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 backwaters accessible by boat from the main channel or navigational pools, and waters from Darda-nelle Dam to the Oklahoma State Line. PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

41.10 RESTRICTED COMMERCIAL FISHING IN ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM.

It shall be unlawful to fish with gill and trammel nets in waters specified herein:

(A) From Dam No. 1 to the Arrival Point sign at approximately river mile 9.8;

(B) From Dam No. 2 to the mouth of the Morgan Cut-Off;

(C) From Lock & Dam No. 3 to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 49.6:

(D) From Lock & Dam No. 4 to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 65.4;

(E) From Lock & Dam No. 5 to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 85.8;

(F) From David D. Terry Lock & Dam to theArrival Point sign at approximate river mile 107.5 ;

(G) From Murray Lock & Dam to the ArrivalPoint sign at approximate river mile 124.7;

(H) From Toad Suck Lock & Dam to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 155.3:

(I) From Lock & Dam No. 9 to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 176.3;

(J) From Dardanelle Lock & Dam to the Highway 7 bridge;

(K) Froni Ozark Lock & Dam to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 256.2;

(L) From Lock & Dam No. 13 to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 292.2. PENALTY: S50.00 to S500.00.

41.11 COMBINING COMMERCIAL FISHING AND SPORT FISHING PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for a commercial fisherman to sport fish in the same waters where he is engaged In commercial fishing.

EXCEPTION:

(1) When fishing slat traps only.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

41.12 POSSESSION OF GAME FISH BY COMMER-ClAL FISHERMEN PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for commercial fishermen to possess game fish while engaged in commercial fishing or while possessing commercial tackle or commercial fish. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Catfish sixteen (16) inches or more in length.

(2) In compliance with Commission Code 41.13 (Undersized Commercial Fish Prohibited).

(3) Bream for bait.

(4) In compliance with Commission Code 42.01 (Fish Farmer Permit Requirements).

(5) In compliance with Commission Code 41.11 (Combining Commercial Fishing and Sport Fishing Prohibited).

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

41.13 UNDERSIZED COMMERCIAL FISH PRO- HIBITED. It shall be unlawful for commercial fishermen to possess catfish or buffalo fish less than 16 inches in length or paddlefish (spoonbill catfish) less than 32 inches in length taken from in Pope, Johnson and Franklin Counties, and soutii of signs posted on Shoal Bay, Cane Creel(Bay and south of Highway 22 in Delaware Bay in Logan County. PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

41.21 DARDANELLE LAKE COMMERCIAL TACK-LE ANCHORING RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to fish nets in any part of Dardanelle

Lake without said nets being anchored so they are within no less than three (3) feet of the water surface.

EXCEPTION:

(1) December 1 to April 1.

PENALTY: $50. 00 to $300.00.

41.22 ARKANSAS RIVER BELOW DAM NO. 2 COMMERCIAL FISHING RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to fish commercially on the

Arkansas River downstream from Dam No. 2 to the Morgan Cut-Off.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Hoop nets only when fished from a point five hundred (500) yards below^^fea No. 2

to Morgan Cut-Off. PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

41.23 WHITE AND CACHE RIVER LAKES - COM- MERCIAL FISHING RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to fish, in any manner, for commercial purposes in the monthsof July, August and

September in the Old River Lakes of White River from its mouth to the mouth of Cache River and all Old River Lakes located between White River and Cache River from Highway 64, Woodruff County, south of the confluence of the two rivers west of Clarendon, Monroe County. ' EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Where Old River Lakes are accessible by boat from the White and Cache Rivers.

(2) From sunset to sunrise with 3 inch or larger bar mesh gill nets and after a request has been submitted in writing to, and permission granted from the Wildlife Officer in the county of the location of the lake to be fished. Tackle must be attended at all times during time specified.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $300.00.

41.24 {COMMERCIAL TACKLE RESTRICTIONS STEEL BEND - OLD RIVER LAKE PULASKI

COUNTY). It shall be unlawful to fish giU nets in Steel Bend - Old River Lake (Pulaski. County) other than from noon November 15 to ' noon March 30.

PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

41.25 'commercial TACKLE RESTRICTIONS - BIG LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.

It shall be unlawful to fish, in any manner, for I commercial purposes on the Big Lake National

Wildlife 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 SLAT TYPE FISH TRAPS

RESTRICTED TO CERTAIN PUBLIC

WA TERS. 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 impoundments thereon, from the mouth at the Mississippi River to 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 of Tex-arkana.

(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.

(K) Bay Ditch, (Cross, Poinsett and Craighead

Counties) from its mouth upstream to U.S.

Highway 63 in Craighead County.

(L) St. Francis Floodway Diversion Ditch from

its mouth upstrearn to U.S. Highway 63 in Poinsett County.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Fiddler size hoop nets prohibited in Arkansas River from the State Highway, 7 Bridge, Yell County, to the Arkansas-Oklahorm^ 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 public 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-twentii^ -four (24) inches.

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

(D) Minimum of seven (7) VA inch (width) by 3H 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 \^ inches with thread size not less than IS gauge and wings or leads are prohibited.

(F) Reference Commission Code 41.00-A and

41.02 (Commercial Tackle Tag Requirements). PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

41.28 COMMERCIAL FISHING RESTRICTIONS IN LAKE MILLWOOD. It shall be unlawful to use gill or trammei nets in Lake Millwood other than from noon September 8 to noon May 1. Nets with square bar mesh less than three and one-half (S'/z) inches prohibited. PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

41.29 COMMERCIAL FISHING RESTRICTIONS IN MERCER BAYOU (MILLER COUNTY). It shall be unlawful to use gill or trammel nets in Mercer Bayou (Miller County) other than from noon September 8 to noon May 1. Nets with square bar mesh less than three (3) inches prohibited. PENALTY: $50.00 to $500.00.

Section 42.00 Fish Farmer Regulations

42.00-A FISH FARMER DEFINED. A Fish Farmer shall mean any person, finti, or corporation engaged in the propagation or production offish or minnows on property owned or controlled by said farmer.

(9/27/1984)

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