RULE 002.00.08-005 - Amendments to Various Hunting and Fishing rules; 08-09 Deer Bag Limits, Feral Hog Regulations

RULE 002.00.08-005. Amendments to Various Hunting and Fishing rules; 08-09 Deer Bag Limits, Feral Hog Regulations

02.12 GAME ANIMAL BAG LIMIT AND POSSESSION

RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than the bag limit of any game species set forth by the Commission as specified herein: (Ref: Section 01.00 -C Bag Limit).

(A) Deer:

Statewide seasonal limit of four (4) deer per individual using any legal method provided at least one deer is taken in one of the following zones: Deer Zones 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita WMA, Big Timber WMA, Blevins WMA, Casey Jones WMA, Choctaw Island WMA, Crossett Experimental Forest WMA, Cut-Off Creek WMA, DeGray Lake WMA, Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D'Arc WMA, Falcon Bottoms Natural Area WMA, Felsenthal NWR, Gum Flats WMA, Hope Upland WMA, Howard County WMA, Lafayette County WMA, Lake Greeson WMA, Little Bayou WMA, Little River WMA, Nacatoch Ravines Natural Area WMA, Overflow NWR, Ozan WMA, Poison Springs WMA, Pond Creek NWR, Provo WMA, Sandhills Natural Area WMA, Seven Devils WMA, Spring Bank WMA, Sulphur River WMA, Terre Noire Natural Area WMA, Trusten Holder WMA, Two Bayou Creek WMA, Warren Prairie Natural Area WMA and White Cliffs Natural Area WMA.

(1) Deer zones, 7 and 8: Seasonal bag limit of three (3) deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two doe may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks and no more than one doe may be taken with firearms. A Zone doe quota permit is required to harvest a doe during the muzzleloader, modern gun, and Christmas Holiday firearms deer season.

(2) Deer zones 2 and 6: Seasonal bag limit of three (3) deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two doe may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks and no more than one doe may be taken with firearms. A Zone doe quota permit is required to harvest a doe during the muzzleloader and modern gun, deer season.

(3) Deer zone 3: Seasonal bag limit of three (3) deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to three doe may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks and no more than one doe may be taken with firearms. A Zone doe quota permit is required to harvest a doe during the muzzleloader and modern gun, deer season.

(4) Deer zones 1 and 10: Seasonal bag limit of three (3) deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two doe may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks and no more than one doe may be taken with firearms. A doe may only be taken with firearms October 18-22, 2008 or November 8-9, 2008.

(5) Deer zone 11: Seasonal bag limit of three (3) deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to three doe may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks and no more than one doe may be taken with firearms. A Zone doe quota permit is required to harvest a doe during the muzzleloader, modern gun, and Christmas Holiday firearms deer season.

(6) Deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B: Seasonal bag limit of three (3) deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to three doe may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks and no more than one doe may be taken with firearms.

(7) Deer zones 4A, 5A, 9, 16 and 16A: Seasonal bag limit of three (3) deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to three doe may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks and no more than two doe may be taken with firearms.

(8) Deer zones 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17: Seasonal bag limit of four (4) deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four doe may be taken with archery tackle. No more than two legal bucks and no more than two doe may be taken with firearms.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Commission registered deer camps that participate in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) receiving deer management tags or those camps receiving Doe Deer Permits (DDP) and bonus deer on certain Wildlife Management Areas (Ref. Code 21.01) do not apply toward an individual seasonal bag limit.

(2) Subject to applicable bag limit restrictions on WMAs (Ref. Code 21.01.

(3) Quail:

Daily bag limit 6, possession limit 12.

(4) Rabbit:

Daily bag limit 8, possession limit 16.

(5) Furbearers:

Hunting: Limit two per day per species. Trapping: No limit. Exceptions:

Muskrat, Nutria, Beaver, Coyote and Striped Skunk: No limit.

Raccoon Hunting: July 1 - August 31, 2008 (night only):

Limit one. November 15, 2008-March 31, 2009: No limit.

(6) Squirrel:

Daily bag limit 8, possession limit 16.

(7) Wild Turkey:

Spring Firearm and Archery/Crossbow:

Individual limit of two (2) gobblers or bearded turkeys for spring season in Turkey Zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8,

9, 10 and 17; one (1) gobbler or bearded turkey in Turkey

Zones 1A, 4, 4A, 5A and 9A. No more than one legal turkey may be taken per day, no more than one jake (sub-adult male) may be taken per season, and no more than two legal turkeys may be taken during the spring season in any combination of zones.

Fall Archery/Crossbow:

Individual limit of one (1) either-sex wild turkey statewide.

Fall Firearm:

Individual limit of one (1) either-sex wild turkey in Turkey

Zones 3, 5B, 6 and 17.

(8) Bear:

Individual annual limit of one (1) bear.

(9) Elk:

Individual limit of one (1) elk by permit only.

(10) Alligator:

Individual annual limit of one (1) alligator for residents only. Permit required.

Exception:

In compliance with Commission Code Section 40.00 - Alligator Farmer Requirements. PENALTY: $150.00 to $1,000.00.

APPROVED 2008-2009 FERAL SWINE REGULATIONS

Approved Changes - Red Ink Approved Changes Since Last Meeting- Green Ink

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

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

FERAL HOG - Any hog (Sus scrofa), including Russian and European wild boar, which is roaming freely and is living in a wild or feral state.

01.00J POINT SYSTEM FOR HUNTING AND/OR FISHING VIOLATIONS.

Upon the accumulation of 12 points for hunting and/or fishing violations within a three year period, the individual will be ineligible to apply for any Commission deer, turkey and elk permit hunts for the following three-years. The accumulation of 18 points for hunting and/or fishing violations within a three-year period may result in the revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses and the privileges attached thereto for one year, and the accumulation of 30 points within a five year period may result in the loss of all licenses and privileges for three years. A revocation of hunting and/or fishing licenses and privileges occurring for a third time during an individual's lifetime may result in the lifetime revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses and privileges. Any person who forfeits bond, pleads guilty or nolo contendere, or is found guilty of violating any hunting or fishing regulation shall be assigned points as follows:

CODE NO.

TYPE OF VIOLATION

POINTS

02.13A

Alligator, Deer, Turkey and Bear Tagging Requirements

12

02.13B

Big Game Checking Requirements

12

02.14

Bear Hunting Season

18

02.21

Elk Hunting Season

30

02.23

Alligator Hunting Season

18

03.08

Counterfeiting License

18

03.14

Special Guide License Requirements

18

04.03

Hunting Wild Turkey Over Bait Prohibited

18

09.03

Dogs Prohibited During Deer Season

12

11.04

Hunting or Fishing After Revocation of License Prohibited

30

11.08

Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, Releasing Hunting Dogs or Pursuing Wildlife With Dogs Without Landowner/Lessee Permission Prohibited

9

11.09

Hunting/Fishing Endangerment Prohibited (***assessment of additional points

12

  

dependent upon severity of violation see below)

  

16.05

Shooting Bears in Dens Prohibited

18

16.07

Hunting Bear Over Bait

18

17.03

Legal Bull Elk Requirements

18

17.04

Taking of Antlerless Elk Prohibited

18

18.01

Hunting Wildlife in Closed Season

30

18.02

Night Hunting

30

18.03

Selling Game

**

18.04

Road Hunting

18

18.14

Taking of Alligators Prohibited

18

18.20

Taking of Raptors Prohibited

18

19.12

Endangered Species

30

20.34(B)

Feral Hog Dog Restrictions on WMAs

30

20.34(C)

Releasing Feral Hogs Restrictions on WMAs

30

25.09

Guiding Restrictions on Certain WMAs (Guides)

18

25.09

Guiding Restrictions on All Commissioned-Owned or Controlled WMAs, WDAs WRAs (Guided Hunters)

09

31.07

Sale of Game Fish

18

32.01

Taking Fish with Electrical Devices or Toxic Substances

30

36.03

Sale of Bullfrogs

18

38.01

Mussel Shell Taker, Buyer and Seller License and Reporting Requirements

18

39.01

Aquatic Turtle Harvest Permit Requirements

18

39.01(A)

Aquatic Turtle Dealer Permit Requirements

18

39.01(B)

Non-Resident Aquatic Turtle Dealer Permit Requirements

18

39.01(C)

Aquatic Turtle Farmer Permit Requirements

9

39.02

Commercial Aquatic Turtle Harvest Restrictions

. 9

39.03

Aquatic Turtle Tackle Tagging

9

39.04

Aquatic Turtle Tackle Restrictions

9

39.07(A)

Take or Possession of Alligator Snapping Turtle Prohibited

s 18

39.07(B)

Take of Chicken Turtles Prohibited

9

39.08

Importation of Alligator Snapping Turtles and Chicken Turtles Prohibited

18

39.09

Alligator Snapping Turtle Breeder/Dealer Permi Requirements

t 18

41.05 (A)

Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit Requirements

18

41.05 (B)

Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter and Non-Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit

  
  

Requirements

18

41.05 (C)

Roe Buyer/Exporter Reporting Requirements

18

41.13

Commercial Fishing by NonResident Prohibited

18

41.30

Paddlefish and Sturgeon Possession Restrictions on White River, Arkansas River And Border Waters

18

41.33

Cutting or Mutilation of Paddlefish and Sturgeon Prohibited

30

41.39

Closed Paddlefish, Sturgeon and Bowfin Harvest Season

18

44.06

Commercial Fishing for Certain Fish Prohibited in Lower Ouachita River

18

*All Others

  

06

*Boating regulations are not included in points toward revocation. **18.03 Selling Wildlife Restrictions. A conviction for violating this regulation may result in the lifetime revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses. ***11.09 Hunting/Fishing Endangerment Prohibited. A conviction for violating this regulation may result in the assessment of additional violation points up to and including lifetime revocation of privileges when associated with the following occurrences:

With Property Damage

18

With Personal Injury

30

With Human Fatality

Lifetime Revocation

The following violations shall result in a double assessment of the respective point value for the violation committed upon final court disposition:

1) Any violation of harvest regulations committed by a Guide License holder.

2) Any violation of trout harvest regulations in a trout catch and release area.

3) Any violation of bass harvest regulations on lakes designated as Trophy Bass Management Areas (Lakes Monticello, Lower White Oak, Columbia, SWEPCO, Pickthorne and Austelle).

4) Adults 21 years or older when accompanying youth under 16.

20.34 FERAL HOG RESTRICTIONS ON

WMAs . It shall be unlawful to fail to comply with the

following restrictions relating to feral hogs on any Wildlife Management Area :

(A) It shall be unlawful to shoot or possess feral hogs on wildlife management areas except during any open daytime hunting season

. Feral hogs may only be shot with the weapons allowed for that hunting season . During any deer, turkey or elk special permit hunts only special permit hunt permit holders may shoot or possess feral hogs. No limit. Day shooting only. Those shooting feral hogs must possess a valid hunting license or be less than 16 years of age. Feral hogs shot in compliance with this regulation may be taken from the wildlife management area by the hunter or left where they were shot.

(B) It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or pursue feral hogs on wildlife management areas by the use of dogs.

(C) It shall be unlawful to release hogs on any wildlife management area.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Law enforcement officers and employees of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and/or their designees in performance of their official job duties.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $2,000.00

22.01 DOG RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or pursue wildlife by the use of dogs on any Wildlife

Management Area.

EXCEPTIONS:

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

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

(3) Training dogs on Camp Robinson SUA, Wylie Cox SUA and J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA requires a current Arkansas hunting license and Wylie Cox SUA and J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUAs are closed to dog training during organized field trials. On Camp Robinson SUA only reserved/closed compartments are closed to dog training. Camp Robinson SUA is divided into 7 public use compartments and a map depicting these compartments is posted at the Headquarters Information Booth on Clinton Road and is posted at www.agfc.com.

(4) Dogs required to hunt bobcat, opossum, and raccoon at night in accordance with Commission Code 24.07 (Furbearer Seasons and Bag Limits on WMAs).

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

(6) Waterfowl retrievers during open migratory bird seasons.

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

(8) Dogs allowed for spring squirrel hunting, except on White River NWR.

(9) Quail hunting with bird dog breeds only, during open season.

(10) Modern gun deer hunting November 29-December 7, 2008 on Gum Flats and Lake Greeson WMAs November 20-30, 2008 on Mt. Magazine and Provo WMAs.

(11) Dogs allowed for coyote, fox and bobcat hunting on Casey Jones WMA during the declared furbearer season when a firearms deer season is closed (Ref. Commission Codes 21.01 and 24.07).

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

(13) Dogs allowed for fall squirrel hunting on the Casey Jones, Big Timber, DeGray Lake, Ozark National Forest, Piney Creeks and White Rock WMAs.

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

(15) Waterfowl retriever, rabbit dog (beagle) and bird dog training on Camp Robinson SUA from September 15-April 1, except during firearms deer hunts where dogs are not allowed. Bird dog training is also prohibited immediately following dates scheduled for supplemental bird releases on Camp Robinson SUA. Camp Robinson personnel will establish the exact dates of supplemental bird releases after field trial schedules are set in July. Dog trainers will be required to check with area personnel to get the dates of scheduled supplemental releases and additional dog training closure periods. Waterfowl retriever training is open the entire year in compartment 5. Dog training must comply with Commission Code 20.22. The area is divided into 7 public use compartments and a map depicting these compartments is posted at the Headquarters Information Booth on Clinton Road and is posed at www.agfc.com.

(16) Employees of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the

National Park Service or their designees engaged in official duties.

PENALTY: $100.00 to 1,000.00.

2008-2009 FERAL SWINE REGULATIONS PROPOSALS

Proposed Changes - Red Ink Changes Since Last Meeting- Green Ink

Proposed Change

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

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

FERAL HOG - Any hog (Sus scrofa), including Russian and European wild boar, which is roaming freely and is living in a wild or feral state.

Proposed Change

01.00J POINT SYSTEM FOR HUNTING AND/OR FISHING VIOLATIONS.

Upon the accumulation of 12 points for hunting and/or fishing violations within a three year period, the individual will be ineligible to apply for any Commission deer, turkey and elk permit hunts for the following three-years. The accumulation of 18 points for hunting and/or fishing violations within a three-year period may result in the revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses and the privileges attached thereto for one year, and the accumulation of 30 points within a five year period may result in the loss of all licenses and privileges for three years. A revocation of hunting and/or fishing licenses and privileges occurring for a third time during an individual's lifetime may result in the lifetime revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses and privileges. Any person who forfeits bond, pleads guilty or nolo contendere, or is found guilty of violating any hunting or fishing regulation shall be assigned points as follows:

CODE NO.

TYPE OF VIOLATION

POINTS

02.13A

Alligator, Deer, Turkey and Bear Tagging Requirements

12

02.13B

Big Game Checking Requirements

12

02.14

Bear Hunting Season

18

02.21

Elk Hunting Season

30

02.23

Alligator Hunting Season

18

03.08

Counterfeiting License

18

03.14

Special Guide License Requirements

18

04.03

Hunting Wild Turkey Over Bait Prohibited

18

09.03

Dogs Prohibited During Deer Season

12

11.04

Hunting or Fishing After Revocation of License Prohibited

30

11.08

Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, Releasing Hunting Dogs or Pursuing Wildlife With Dogs Without Landowner/Lessee Permission

  
  

Prohibited

9

11.09

Hunting/Fishing Endangerment Prohibited (***assessment of additional points dependent upon severity of violation see below)

12

16.05

Shooting Bears in Dens Prohibited

18

16.07

Hunting Bear Over Bait

18

17.03

Legal Bull Elk Requirements

18

17.04

Taking of Antlerless Elk Prohibited

18

18.01

Hunting Wildlife in Closed Season

30

18.02

Night Hunting

30

18.03

Selling Game

**

18.04

Road Hunting

18

18.14

Taking of Alligators Prohibited

18

18.20

Taking of Raptors Prohibited

18

19.12

Endangered Species

30

20.34(B)

Feral Hog Dog Restrictions on WMAs

30

20.34(D)

Releasing Feral Hogs Restrictions on WMAs

30

25.09

Guiding Restrictions on Certain WMAs (Guides)

18

25.09

Guiding Restrictions on All Commissioned-Owned or Controlled WMAs, WDAs WRAs (Guided Hunters)

09

31.07

Sale of Game Fish

18

32.01

Taking Fish with Electrical Devices or Toxic Substances

30

36.03

Sale of Bullfrogs

18

38.01

Mussel Shell Taker, Buyer and Seller License and Reporting Requirements

18

39.01

Aquatic Turtle Harvest Permit Requirements

18

39.01(A)

Aquatic Turtle Dealer Permit Requirements

18

39.01(B)

Non-Resident Aquatic Turtle Dealer Permit Requirements

18

39.01(C)

Aquatic Turtle Farmer Permit Requirements

9

39.02

Commercial Aquatic Turtle Harvest Restrictions.

9

39.03

Aquatic Turtle Tackle Tagging

9

39.04

Aquatic Turtle Tackle Restrictions

9

39.07(A)

Take or Possession of Alligator Snapping Turtles Prohibited

18

39.07(B)

Take of Chicken Turtles Prohibited

9

39.08

Importation of Alligator Snapping Turtles and Chicken Turtles Prohibited

18

39.09

Alligator Snapping Turtle Breeder/Dealer Permit Requirements

18

41.05 (A)

Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit

  
  

Requirements

18

41.05 (B)

Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter and Non-Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit Requirements

18

41.05 (C)

Roe Buyer/Exporter Reporting Requirements

18

41.13

Commercial Fishing by NonResident Prohibited

18

41.30

Paddlefish and Sturgeon Possession Restrictions on White River, Arkansas River And Border Waters

18

41.33

Cutting or Mutilation of Paddlefish and Sturgeon Prohibited

30

41.39

Closed Paddlefish, Sturgeon and Bowfin Harvest Season

18

44.06

Commercial Fishing for Certain Fish Prohibited in Lower Ouachita River

18

*All Others

  

06

*Boating regulations are not included in points toward revocation. **18.03 Selling Wildlife Restrictions. A conviction for violating this regulation may result in the lifetime revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses. ***11.09 Hunting/Fishing Endangerment Prohibited. A conviction for violating this regulation may result in the assessment of additional violation points up to and including lifetime revocation of privileges when associated with the following occurrences:

With Property Damage

18

With Personal Injury

30

With Human Fatality

Lifetime Revocation

The following violations shall result in a double assessment of the respective point value for the violation committed upon final court disposition:

1) Any violation of harvest regulations committed by a Guide License holder.

2) Any violation of trout harvest regulations in a trout catch and release area.

3) Any violation of bass harvest regulations on lakes designated as Trophy Bass Management Areas (Lakes Monticello, Lower White Oak, Columbia, SWEPCO, Pickthorne and Austelle).

4) Adults 21 years or older when accompanying youth under 16.

Proposed Change

20.34 FERAL HOG RESTRICTIONS ON

WMAs . It shall be unlawful to fail to comply with the

following restrictions relating to feral hogs on any Wildlife Management Area

:

(A) It shall be unlawful to shoot or possess feral hogs on wildlife management areas except during any open daytime hunting season . Feral hogs may only be shot with the weapons allowed for that hunting season . During any deer, turkey or elk special permit hunts only special permit hunt permit holders may shoot or possess feral hogs. No limit. Day shooting only. Those shooting feral hogs must possess a valid hunting license or be less than 16 years of age. Feral hogs shot in compliance with this regulation may be taken from the wildlife management area by the hunter or left where they were shot.

(B) It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or pursue feral hogs on wildlife management areas by the use of dogs.

(C) It shall be unlawful to place, deposit or scatter any grain or other substance so as to constitute a bait, lure, attraction or enticement of feral hogs; or to take or attempt to take feral hogs on such bait on any wildlife management area if the person knows or reasonably should know that the area is a baited area.

(D) It shall be unlawful to release hogs on any wildlife management area.

(E) It shall be unlawful to possess live hogs on any wildlife management area except for hogs being transported through the area on county, state or federal roads and that are in compliance with all Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission regulations regarding hogs, including animal identification and disease testing.

(F) It shall be unlawful to trap feral hogs on or take live feral hogs from any wildlife management area.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Law enforcement officers and employees of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and/or their designees in performance of their official job duties.

(2) Feral hog shooting and trapping allowed under the conditions, seasons and bag limits provided by the required annual refuge hunting permit or refuge trapping permit on all NWRs.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $2,000.00

Proposed Change

22.01 DOG RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or pursue wildlife by the use of dogs on any Wildlife

Management Area.

EXCEPTIONS:

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

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

(3) Training dogs on Camp Robinson SUA, Wylie Cox SUA and J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA requires a current Arkansas hunting license and Wylie Cox SUA and J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUAs are closed to dog training during organized field trials. On Camp Robinson SUA only reserved/closed compartments are closed to dog training. Camp Robinson SUA is divided into 7 public use compartments and a map depicting these compartments is posted at the Headquarters Information Booth on Clinton Road and is posted at www.agfc.com.

(4) Dogs required to hunt bobcat, opossum, and raccoon at night in accordance with Commission Code 24.07 (Furbearer Seasons and Bag Limits on WMAs).

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

(6) Waterfowl retrievers during open migratory bird seasons.

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

(8) Dogs allowed for spring squirrel hunting, except on White River NWR.

(9) Quail hunting with bird dog breeds only, during open season.

(10) Modern gun deer hunting November 29-December 7, 2008 on Gum Flats and Lake Greeson WMAs November 20-30, 2008 on Mt. Magazine and Provo WMAs.

(11) Dogs allowed for coyote, fox and bobcat hunting on Casey Jones WMA during the declared furbearer season when a firearms deer season is closed (Ref. Commission Codes 21.01 and 24.07).

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

(13) Dogs allowed for fall squirrel hunting on the Casey Jones, Big Timber, DeGray Lake, Ozark National Forest, Piney Creeks and White Rock WMAs.

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

(15) Waterfowl retriever, rabbit dog (beagle) and bird dog training on Camp Robinson SUA from September 15-April 1, except during firearms deer hunts where dogs are not allowed. Bird dog training is also prohibited immediately following dates scheduled for supplemental bird releases on Camp Robinson SUA. Camp Robinson personnel will establish the exact dates of supplemental bird releases after field trial schedules are set in July. Dog trainers will be required to check with area personnel to get the dates of scheduled supplemental releases and additional dog training closure periods. Waterfowl retriever training is open the entire year in compartment 5. Dog training must comply with Commission Code 20.22. The area is divided into 7 public use compartments and a map depicting these compartments is posted at the Headquarters Information Booth on Clinton Road and is posed at www.agfc.com.

(16) Employees of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the National Park Service or their designees engaged in official duties.

PENALTY: $100.00 to 1,000.00.

(6/26/2008)

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