RULE 002.00.01-007 - Revisions to Bear Hunting Codes

RULE 002.00.01-007. Revisions to Bear Hunting Codes

05.05A SYLAMORE WMA ZONE BOUNDARY AREA. The Sylamore WMA includes all lands, public and private, within the following boundary: That area north of Hwy. 14 from Allison to Big Creek; Big Creek to Buffalo River; Buffalo River to White River; White River to Hwy. 14 at Allison. The same hunting seasons, method of take, bag limits, shooting hours and permits for hunting which apply to the Sylamore WMA will apply to the private land as well.

EXCEPTION:

1. The use of bait to attract black bears from 30 days prior to bear season until the last day of the bear season on the private lands within Sylamore WMA.

05.04 BEAR MANAGEMENT ZONES DESCRIPTION

Bear Zone 1: Start at the junction of Interstate 40 and the Oklahoma State Line; then east to the junction of Interstate 40 and U.S. 67; North and east on U.S. Highway 67 to the Missouri State Line; west along the Arkansas and Missouri State Line to the Oklahoma State Line; and south along the Oklahoma State Line to the junction of Interstate 40.

Bear Zone 2: Start at the junction of Interstate 40 and the Oklahoma State Line; then east on Interstate 40 to Interstate 430; south on Interstate 430 to Interstate 30; south and west on Interstate 30 to State Hwy 8; west on State Hwy 8 to U.S. 70; west and south on U.S. 70 to State Hwy 84; west on State Hwy 84 to State Hwy 246; west on state Hwy 246 to U.S. 71; north on U.S. 71 to State Hwy 4; west on state Hwy 4 to the Oklahoma State Line; and north along the Oklahoma State Line to Interstate 40.

Bear Zone 3: Start at the junction of Interstate 30 and state highway 8 near Arkadelphia; then west on state highway 8 to U.S. 70; west and south on U.S. 70 to state highway 84; west on state highway 84 to state highway 246; west on state highway 246 to U.S. 71; north on U.S. 71 to state highway 4; west on state highway 4 to the Oklahoma State Line; south along the Oklahoma State Line to the Red River; east along the Red River to U.S. 71; south on U.S. 71 to Interstate 30; and north and east on Interstate 30 back to state highway 8 near Arkadelphia.

Bear Zone 4: Start at Interstate 30 and the Texas State Line at Texarkana; then north and east on Interstate 30 to U.S. 65; U.S. 65 south to the Louisiana State Line; west along the Louisiana State Line to the Texas State Line; and north to Interstate 30.

Bear Zone 5: Start at U.S. 65 and the Louisiana State Line; then north on U.S. 65 to the junction of U.S. 165; north on U.S. 165 to the junction of state highway 1; north and east on state highway 1 to U.S. 49; east on

U.S. 49 to the Mississippi River Levee; south on the Mississippi River Levee to the Missouri-Pacific Railroad south of Snow Lake; southwesterly along the railroad to the intersection with the north line of Section 1, T8S, R1W; west along the Township line to the northwest corner of Section 4, T&S, R1W; then south to the Missouri-Pacific Railroad; southwesterly along the railroad to White River; south on the Arkansas-Desha county line following the White River, through the Cutoff, north on the Arkansas River to the Missouri-Pacific railroad track; southwest on railroad track to the Mississippi River Levee; south on the Mississippi River Levee to the Louisiana State Line.

Bear Zone 5A: Arkansas lands east of the Mississippi River Levee south of U.S. 49 and east of the Mississippi State Line and north of the Louisiana State Line and other lands described as follows: Start at the intersection of the Mississippi River Levee and U.S. 49; south on the Mississippi River Levee to the Missouri-Pacific Railroad south of Snow Lake; southwesterly along the railroad to the intersection with the north line of Section 1, T&S, R1W; west along the Township line to the northwest corner of Section 4, T&S, R1W; then south to the Missouri-Pacific Railroad; southwesterly along the railroad to White River; south on the Arkansas-Desha county Line following the White River, through the Cutoff, north on the Arkansas River to the Missouri-Pacific railroad track; southwest on railroad track to the Mississippi River Levee; south on the Mississippi River Levee to the Louisiana State Line; east on the Louisiana State Line to the Mississippi River; north along the Mississippi River.

Bear Zone 6: Start at Interstate 40 at the Tennessee State Line; west on Interstate 40 to the junction of interstate 440; south on Interstate 440 to U.S. 65; south on U.S. 65 to the junction of U.S. 165; north on U.S. 165 to state highway 1; north and east on state highway 1 to U.S. 49; east on U.S. 49 to the Mississippi River; and up the Mississippi River to Interstate 40.

Bear Zone 7: Start at Interstate 40 and the Tennessee State Line; then go west on Interstate 40 to U.S. 67; north and east on U.S. 67 to the Missouri State Line; follow the Missouri State Line around the Missouri boot heel to the Mississippi River; and down the Mississippi River to Interstate 40.

(9/27/2001)

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