b'Waterfowl Hunting on WMAsThe Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offers some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities around. The agency has acquired and purchased land to offer outdoor enthusiasts places to hunt, fish and enjoy the great outdoors. These designated areas are set aside by the Commission and distinguished by certain markers. Each WMA is considered a separate zone with regard to wildlife regulations. With more than 100 wildlife management areas spanning thousands of acres, the AGFC offers nearly every Arkansan ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors close to home.General WMA Regulations PERMANENT DUCK BLINDSItisillegaltobuild,erectorhuntfromaduckblind(any A free annual WMA General Use Permit is required to huntstructure fabricated from metal, lumber, wire, nylon or other or trap on all WMAs. Permits are available online at www. building materials) which is not removed or torn down each agfc.com or by calling 800-364-4263 or any regional office. day at the end of shooting hours. This applies to all WMAs WATERFOWL GUIDES including river channels within exterior boundaries of WMAs.ItisillegalforwaterfowlhunterstobeguidedonwildlifeSPECIAL YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTmanagementareas,specialuseareasornationalwildlifeHuntingisallowedbyyouths15andyoungerduringthe refuges. Both hunters and guides are subject to penalties. YouthWaterfowlHuntsonWMAsandNWRsopento HUNTING ENDS AT NOON waterfowlhunting,Dec.5andFeb.6.Duringthishunt, youths have no shot shell limit on WMAs and may hunt from Shootingisallowedfrom30minutesbeforesunriseand30 minutes before sunrise until sunset. Details are on Page ends at noon except where noted on pages 45-62. Waterfowl4. Non-Resident Permits are not required for this hunt.hunters on WMAs must cease all shooting at noon from Nov. 21- Jan. 30. Waterfowl hunting is allowed 30 minutes beforeSPECIAL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY AND sunrise until sunset on Jan. 31 and Dec. 5 and Feb. 6 (YouthVETERAN HUNTandSpecialActiveDutyMilitaryandVeteranWaterfowlHunting is allowed by members of active duty military and Hunts) on WMAs. military veterans during the Special Active Duty Military and WATERFOWL HUNTER WMA ACCESS TIMES VeteranWaterfowlHunts, Dec.5andFeb. 6. Duringthis hunt, members of active duty military and military veterans Waterfowlhuntersmustbeoffwater-inundatedareasorhave no shot shell limit on WMAs and may hunt from 30 natural/man-madewatercoursesby1p.m.(bynoononminutes before sunrise until sunset on WMAs and NWRs Dave Donaldson Black River WMA and George H. Dunklinopentowaterfowlhunting.DetailsareonPage4.Non-Jr.BayouMetoWMA)fromNov.21-Jan.30.WaterfowlResident Permits are not required for this hunt.hunters must be off water-inundated areas or natural/man-made water courses by 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Jan. 31 and Feb. 6.CERTAIN WATERFOWL DECOYS PROHIBITEDNO EQUIPMENT LEFT OVERNIGHT It is unlawful on any Commission-owned WMA or lake and national wildlife refuges to possess, or take or attempt to Waterfowldecoys,dogstandsandplatformsmaynotbetake waterfowl with the use of, any simulated wing movement leftoutovernightonwildlifemanagementareas,specialdecoy or any decoy other than an artificial decoy that imitates useareasorwildlifedemonstrationareas,includingriverthe appearance of waterfowl: no moving parts or electrical channelswithinexteriorboundariesofWMAs.Boatsincomponents; and is not subjected to any artificial means that stagingareasmustbeoccupied.Boatscannotbeleftmakes it appear to move, splash or cause ripples. Exception: overnight except on Dave Donaldson Black River WMA atManually operated jerk strings may be used to simulate slough boat access points.movement.VEGETATION DESTRUCTION PROHIBITED SimulatedWingMovementDecoysSimulatedwing movement decoys are any electric, mechanically operated, On Commission-owned WMAs, it is illegal to use or possesswind-powered,ormanuallypoweredapparatusordevice chainsaws, handsaws, hatchets, axes, weed trimmers, stringthatsimulateswingmovement,includinganydevicethat trimmers or other cutting devices. Chemical defoliants alsospins one or more fixed- or stationary-winged decoys around are prohibited. Exceptions to this rule include: hunting knives,a central axis.pocketknivesandpocketsaws;campersindesignated camping areas; and trappers using hatchets during trapping season.26 Stuttgart, Arkansas 2020 Official Sportsmans Guide'