RULE 002.00.03-002 - 2003 Spring Turkey Code Proposals; 2003 Elk Season Proposals

RULE 002.00.03-002. 2003 Spring Turkey Code Proposals; 2003 Elk Season Proposals

23.01 TURKEY SEASONS AND BAG LIMIT RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs, WDAs, WRAs, SMAs and NWRs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more turkey by any method within WMAs, WD As, WRAs, SMAs or NWRs other than as specified herein:

BALD KNOB NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

BAYOU PES ARC WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey. BAYOU METO WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

BEAVER LAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BELL SLOUGH WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: See Camp Robinson WMA.

BENSON CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BERYL ANTHONY/LOWER OUACHITA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: See Felsenthal NWR.

BIG CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BIG LAKE NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

BIG LAKE WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

BIG TIMBER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey. Open only in area that lies in open fall firearms turkey zone.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

BLEVINS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

BLUE MOUNTAIN WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

BOIS D'ARC WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-7, 2003 and April 11-13, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

BREWER LAKE/CYPRESS CREEK WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

BRUSHY CREEK WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CACHE RIVER NWR

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. In Hunt Units 1, 3 and the lands in Hunt Unit 2 that fall inside the open turkey zone. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. In Hunt Units 1 and 3. One gobbler or bearded turkey. Hunt Unit 2 see Rex Hancock/Black Swamp WMA.

CAMP ROBINSON WDA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

CAMP ROBINSON WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring (includes Bell Slough WMA): April 1-3, 2003, April 15-17,2003 and April 21-23, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey. All areas south of Declination Road and east of Cato Road, south of the pipeline and west of Cato Road, the impact area and the drop zone are closed.

CANEY CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CASEY JONES WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CATTAIL MARSH WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

CEDAR CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CHEROKEE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CHEROKEE PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

CHESNEY PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

CHOCTAW ISLAND WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

COVE CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CROSSETT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

CUT-OFF CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring (Archery): March 31-April 7, 2003 and April 25-May 11, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey each hunt. Turkeys must be checked at a designated check station.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 8-10, 2003, April 15-17, 2003, April 22-24, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

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

CYPRESS BAYOU WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

DAGMAR WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

DARDANELLE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

DAVE DONALDSON/BLACK RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-January 31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

DEPARTEE CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

DEVIL'S KNOB NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

EARL BUSS/BAYOU DEVIEW WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-January 31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

ED GORDON/POINT REMOVE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Wiley Cox FTA is closed to hunting.

ELECTRIC ISLAND WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

ETHEL WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

FALCON BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

FELSENTHAL NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring (Archery) (includes Beryl Anthony/Lower Ouachita

WMA) : Other than during permit hunts, areas are restricted to archery hunting and are open April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Spring (includes Beryl Anthony/Lower Ouachita WMA): March 22-23, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 17-19, 2003 and April 24-26, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

Turkeys must be checked at designated check stations: Sport-about, Hermitage Bait Shop, Carroll's Grocery, Vestal's Ice or

Teddy Bear Convenience Store.

FT. CHAFFEE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GALLA CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GENE RUSH WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GREERS FERRY LAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GULF MOUNTAIN WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

GUM FLATS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

H.E. FLANAGAN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

HAROLD E. ALEXANDER/SPRING RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-7, 2003, April 12-14, 2003, April 19-21, 2003, April 26-28, 2003 and May 3-5, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

HARRIS BRAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

HENRY GRAY/HURRICANE LAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 19-20, 2003 and April 26-27, 2003 (youth hunts). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

Turkeys must be checked at Area Headquarters.

HOBBS SMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

HOLLA BEND NWR

Fall (Archery): October 1-November 30, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring (Archery): April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey.

Turkeys must be checked at Area Headquarters.

HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 and April 12-14, 2003 (youth hunts). One gobbler or bearded turkey. 19-21, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

HOPE UPLAND WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

HOWARD COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

HOWARD HENSLEY/SEARCY COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

IRON MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

J. PERRY MIKLES/BLUE MOUNTAIN WDA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

JAMESTOWN/INDEPENDENCE COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

JIM KRESS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

JONES POINT WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-7, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

LAKE GREESON WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LEE COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LITTLE BAYOU WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LITTLE RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

LOAFER'S GLORY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

MADISON COUNTY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

MORO CREEK BOTTOMS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

MT. MAGAZINE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

MUDDY CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

NACATOCH RAVINES NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

NIMROD WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

NORFORK LAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): All units October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): All units October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: All units March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. All units April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

OVERFLOW NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring (Archery): April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

Spring: Closed.

OZAN WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

OZARK LAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

OZARK NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

PETIT JEAN RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

PINE BLUFF ARSENAL WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

PINE CITY NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

PINEY CREEKS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

POISON SPRINGS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

POND CREEK NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

PRAIRIE BAYOU WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

PROVO WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

RAILROAD PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

RAINEY WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring (includes Cache River NWR Unit 2 lands within an area bounded by Hwy. 64 on North, Hwy. 17 on East, Hwy. 38 on South, and Hwy. 33 on West): March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-7, 2003 and April 18-20, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

RICK EVANS/GRAND VIEW PRAIRIE WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

RING SLOUGH WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

RIVER BEND WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

ROBERT L. HANKINS/MUD CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-January 31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

ROTH PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

ST. FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-January 31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SANDHILLS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SEVEN DEVILS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

SHIREY BAY/RAINEY BRAKE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-January 31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-7, 2003, April 12-14, 2003, April 19-21, 2003 and April 26-28, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SMOKE HOLE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SPRING BANK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

STATELINE SANDPONDS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

STEVE N. WILSON/RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

SULPHUR RIVER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-7, 2003 and April 11-13, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

SWEDEN CREEK NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

SYLAMORE WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

TERRE NOIRE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

U OF A PINE TREE EXPERIMENTAL STATION WDA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

WAPANOCCA NWR

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

WARREN PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

WATTENSAW WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-January 31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

WEDINGTON WMA

Fall: Closed.

Spring: Closed.

WHITE CLIFFS NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

WHITEHALL WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-18, 2003. One gobbler or bearded turkey.

WHITE RIVER NWR

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-December 31, 2003 (south unit), October 1-January 31, 2003 (north unit). One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

W.E. BREWER/SCATTER CREEK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-January 31, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: March 29-30, 2003 (youth hunt). One gobbler or bearded turkey. April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

WHITE ROCK WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

WINONA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): October 10-16, 2002. One either-sex turkey.

Spring: April 5-May 11, 2003. Two gobblers or bearded turkeys, no more than one jake.

WITTSBURG NATURAL AREA WMA

Fall (Archery): October 1, 2002-February 28, 2003. One either-sex turkey.

Fall (Firearms): Closed.

Spring: Closed.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00. In addition, a jail sentence not to exceed 10 days may be imposed and hunting privileges may be suspended in accordance with Code 11.05, Revocation of Privileges.

23.02 PERMIT REQUIREMENTS ON CERTAIN WMAs, WD As and NWRs. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take turkey during spring permit hunts on certain WMAs, WD As and NWRs without first obtaining the required permit or fail to follow the instructions on said permits (Ref: Code 18.23 Non-Compliance with Terms Of Permit) as specified herein:

(A) Quota: BELL SLOUGH WMA, BERYL ANTHONY/LOWER OUACHITA WMA, BOIS D'ARC WMA, CACHE RIVER NWR (Unit 2), CAMP ROBINSON WMA, CUT-OFF CREEK WMA, FELSENTHAL NWR, HAROLD E. ALEXANDER/SPRING RIVER WMA, HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA, LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA, REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP WMA, SHIREY BAY/RAINEY BRAKE WMA, SULPHUR RIVER WMA.

(B) Youth: BAYOU METO WMA, BERYL ANTHONY/LOWER OUACHITA WMA CACHE RIVER NWR (Unit 2), CUT-OFF CREEK WMA, FELSENTHAL NWR, GULF MOUNTAIN WMA, HAROLD E. ALEXANDER/SPRING RIVER WMA, HOLLA BEND NWR, HOLLAND BOTTOMS WMA, LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA, MADISON COUNTY WMA, MUDDY CREEK WMA, NORFORK LAKE WMA, PETIT JEAN RIVER WMA, REX HANCOCK/BLACK SWAMP WMA, ST. FRANCIS NATIONAL FOREST WMA, SULPHUR RIVER WMA, TRUSTEN HOLDER WMA, W.E. BREWER/SCATTER CREEK WMA.

(C) A lease land permit is required for persons 16 years and older to camp, hunt or trap any type of wildlife on BIG TIMBER WMA, CASEY JONES WMA, CHEROKEE WMA, GUM FLATS WMA, JIM KRESS WMA, LAFAYETTE COUNTY WMA, PROVO WMA. A Cherokee WMA Lease Land permit is also required for the operation of motorcycles, bicycles, ATVs and horseback riding from October 1-February 28 and during Spring Turkey seasons in Spring Turkey Zones 2, 6 and 7 on CHEROKEE and JIM KRESS WMAs, except on state or county roads.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00. In addition, a jail sentence not to exceed 10 days may be imposed and hunting privileges may be suspended in accordance with Code 11.05, Revocation of Privileges.

Elk (2.21, 17.01)

Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Public Land Hunt)

September 22-26, 2003. Four bull permits (one per zone). December 8-12, 2003. Three bull permits (one each for zones 1, 2 and 4) and twelve antlerless permits (three per zone).

Zone 3 (Public Land Youth Hunt)

December 8-12, 2003. One either-sex permit. Youth hunt. Youths under 16 years of age applying for an elk hunt will automatically be in this drawing. If youth is drawn for both hunts (the regular hunt and the youth hunt) the youth will receive the permit for which he/she was first drawn for and a redraw will be done on the second permit.

Zone A (Private Land Hunt)

September 22-26, 2003 and December 8-12, 2003. Either-sex. Limit one. Quota of 5 elk per hunt.

Justification

The change for elk zone A involves a reduction in the number of hunt days during the September and December hunt from 7 to 5 days. Harvest, aerial count, nuisance complaint, observation and permit data indicates a significant reduction in the population since 1999. Season structure modifications are needed to insure that a breeding population of elk will be maintained within elk zone A and the small population will not be eliminated. This more conservative approach will allow staff time to collect data from landowners in the spring of 2003 on perceptions and attitudes about elk through a mail survey. Data collected will be analyzed and information used to develop harvest strategies for elk zone A for 2004. The reduction in days from 7 to 5 is designed to make the September and December elk season length consistent for all elk zones.

02.21 ELK HUNTING SEASON. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess elk other than during the open seasons as specified herein:

September 22-26, 2003 No dogs. One bull permit (valid in elk zone 1), one bull permit (valid in elk zone 2), one bull permit (valid in elk zone 3) and one bull permit (valid in elk zone 4).

December 8-12, 2003. No dogs. One bull permit (valid in elk zone 1), one bull permit (valid in elk zone 2), one either-sex youth permit (valid in elk zone 3) and one bull permit (valid in elk zone 4). Three antlerless permits (valid in elk zone 1), three antlerless permits (valid in elk zone 2), three antlerless permits (valid in elk zone 3), and three antlerless permits (valid in elk zone 4).

September 22-26, 2003 and December 8-12, 2003 No dogs Either-sex permits valid for elk in elk zone A. Each hunt period will end when the quota of elk has been harvested in zone A. The quota for the September 22-26, 2003 hunt period is 5 elk. The quota for the December 8-12, 2003 hunt period is 5 elk.

EXCEPTION:

(1) When legally harvested outside the state and accompanied by verification.PENALTY:

Not less than $5,000.00.

(3/21/2003)

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