RULE 002.00.11-006 - Closure of permit hunt on Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMA; Amend regulations to provide for issuance of lifetime hunting and fishing licenses; Administrative License Suspension Procedures

RULE 002.00.11-006. Closure of permit hunt on Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMA; Amend regulations to provide for issuance of lifetime hunting and fishing licenses; Administrative License Suspension Procedures

01.00-J 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 pointsfor hunting and/or fishing violations within a three-year period may result in the revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses and the rights 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 rights for three years. A revocation of hunting and/or fishing licenses and rights occurring for a third time during an individual's lifetime may result in the lifetime revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses and rights. 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

03.13

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. 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:

12

  

With Property Damage

18

  

With Personal Injury

30

  

With Human Fatality

Lifetime

16.05

Shooting Bears in Dens Prohibited

18

16.07

Hunting Bear Over Bait

9

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 Wildlife Restrictions **A conviction for violating this regulation May result in the lifetime revocation of all hunting and/or fishing licenses.

**

18.04

Hunting from Road Prohibited

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 Prohibited on all Commission Owned or Controlled WMAs (Guides)

18

25.09

Guiding Prohibited on all Commission Owned or Controlled WMAs (Guided Hunters)

09

31.07

Sale of Game Fish

18

32.01

Taking Fish with Electrical Devices, Firearms, Explosives, Toxic or Killing 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)

Aquatic Non-resident Turtle Dealer Permit

18

39.01(C)

Aquatic Turtle Farmer Permit Requirements

18

39.02

Commercial Aquatic Turtle Harvest Restrictions

9

39.04

Aquatic Turtle Tackle Restrictions

9

39.05

Aquatic Turtle Harvest and Dealer Reporting Requirements.

9

39.06

Possession of Sportfish by Aquatic Turtle Harvest Permittees Prohibited

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 Requirments

18

41.13

Commercial Fishing by Non-Resident 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

Paddlefish and Sturgeon Harvest Restrictions

18

44.06

Commercial Fishing for Certain Fish Prohibited in Lower Ouachita River

18

*AII Others

  

06

*Boating regulations are not included in points toward 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.

01.00-K SUSPENSION, REVOCATION OR DENIAL OF LICENSES, PERMITS,

TAGS AND STAMPS. The Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, or his designated representative, is authorized to deny, suspend or revoke the license, permit, tag or stamp of any holder, and to deny the application of any applicant, upon proper notice and hearing in accordance with due process, upon reasonable cause or a showing through the Commission's records or other sufficient evidence that the holder or applicant has met one or more of the following criteria:

(1) accumulated points for hunting and/or fishing violations in excess of the amounts set forth in Commission Code 0T.00-J;

(2) made a material misrepresentation or practiced fraud or deceit in an attempt to obtain or use a license, permit, tag or stamp;

(3) permitted a fraudulent or unlawful use of his license, permit, tag or stamp;

(4) under either federal law or another state's law, has received a lifetime revocation of his or her hunting and/or fishing licenses, or been convicted within the past three years of a hunting and/or fishing violation, which, if the conviction had been pursuant to Arkansas law, would have been grounds for suspension or revocation; or

(5) Failed to comply with any term of a license, permit, tag or stamp.

Upon suspension or revocation of any license, permit, tag or stamp, or denial of any application, the Director, or his designated representative, shall notify the holder or applicant in writing. Any holder or applicant desiring a hearing shall notify the Commission in writing within twenty (20) days after receipt of the suspension, revocation or denial notice. Upon receipt of the hearing request, the Commission shall appoint a hearing officer and notify the holder or applicant of the date, time and location of the hearing. The Commission shall cause an official record to be made of the proceedings. Hearings shall be conducted in an informal manner and without necessity of adherence to the rules of evidence required in judicial proceedings. Parties shall have the right to be represented by counsel, to submit evidence in open hearing, compel the attendance of witnesses and to cross-examine any witness at the hearing. Irrelevant, immaterial or unduly repetitious evidence shall be excluded by the hearing officer. Notice may be taken of generally recognized technical or scientific facts within the Commission's specialized knowledge, and the Commission's experience, technical competence and specialized knowledge may be utilized in the evaluation of the evidence. Based upon the evidence in the record of the proceedings, the hearing officer shall affirm, rescind, or modify the suspension or revocation of the license, permit, tag or stamp, or the denial of the application. Decisions of the hearing officer shall be final and shall include findings of fact, conclusions of law and the final order. The parties shall be served either personally or by mail with a copy of the final decision. Any aggrieved party may, within thirty days after service of the decision, file a petition for review in the circuit court of Pulaski County or the county in which they reside.

11.04 HUNTING OR FISHING AFTER REVOCATION OF LICENSE PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take any wildlife, including fish, by any means after suspension of the person's hunting and/or fishing license by any court or the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission or its authorized representative for the period of such suspension.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $2,000.00.

and in addition a jail sentence not to exceed 10 days may be imposed. 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.

11.05 REVOCATION OF LICENSES. Courts of competent jurisdiction or the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission by its authorized representatives may suspend, revoke or deny a permit, license, tag or stamp for reasonable cause. Any suspension, revocation or denial of permits, licenses, tags, stamps or rights attached thereto by the Commission or its authorized representative shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions in Code Regulation 01.00-K.

11.05-A REVOCATION OF COMMERCIAL WILDLIFE PERMITS. It shall be unlawful for any person to take, attempt to take, possess, buy, sell, acquire or dispose, in any manner, wildlife for commercial purposes after the person's commercial wildlife permit has been suspended by any court, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, or its authorized representative.

PENALTY: 1'' Offense - $1,000.00 - $5,000.00. In addition, a jail sentence not to exceed ten (10) days may be imposed.

Subsequent Offenses - $5,000.00 - $10,000.00. hi addition, a jail sentence not to exceed one (1) year may be imposed^

11.06 ACCESS ON COMMISSION-OWNED WMAs AND WDAs PROHIBITED AFTER REVOCATION OF HUNTING LICENSE. It shall be unlawful for any person to access or go upon any Commission-owned WMA or WDA after revocation of the person's hunting license by a court of competent jurisdiction or the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission or its authorized representative for the period of such revocation.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $2,000.00.

11.07 ACCESS ON COM^'HSSION-OWNED LAKES PROHIBITED AFTER REVOCATION OF FISHING LICENSE. It shall be unlawfiil for any person to access or go upon any Commission-owned lake after revocation of the person's fishing license by a court of competent jurisdiction or the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission or its authorized representative for the period of such revocation. PENALTY: $500.00 to $2,000.00.

(6/23/2011)

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