b'Waterfowl Hunting on WMAsNONRESIDENTS WATERFOWL HUNTINGday at the end of shooting hours. This applies to all WMAs ON WMAs including river channels within exterior boundaries of WMAs.InadditiontoavalidArkansashuntinglicense,ArkansasBOATING REGULATIONS ON WMAS nonresident duck stamp, federal duck stamp, Federal HarvestAND NWRs InformationProgram(HIP)registrationforArkansasand general use permit, nonresidents need a 5-day NonresidentIt is unlawful to operate a boat in any manner that is hazardous WMA Waterfowl Hunting Permit (NW5) to hunt waterfowl onto persons or property on any part of a WMA or NWR including all AGFC wildlife management areas. The permit costs $30.50ramps, structures, boat lanes or other areas. and is valid only Nov. 21-30, Dec. 27-Jan. 5 and Jan. 22-Jan. 31.EXAMPLES OF ILLEGAL BOATING PRACTICES INCLUDE:1) Weaving through congested vessel traffic;HUNTING ENDS AT NOON 2) Jumping the wake of another vessel too close to suchOnGeorgeH.DunklinJr.BayouMetoWMAandDaveother vessel;Donaldson Black River WMA, waterfowl hunters must cease3) Operating a vessel when visibility is obstructed;4) Moving at a speed that exceeds the safe and reasonable all shooting AND be off water-inundated areas or natural/man-made water courses by noon. limits under the circumstances or that creates a hazardous On all other WMAs, except where noted in the Where towash or wake upon approaching or passing vessels;Hunt section of the agfc.com website, waterfowl hunters must5) Inattentive operation;cease all shooting at noon. They must be off water-inundated6) Failure to keep a proper lookout;areas or natural/man-made water courses by 1 p.m. 7) Failure to observe navigation rules;8) Swerving at the last possible moment to avoid collision Waterfowl hunting is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset during the final day of the last segment ofregular duckwherecorrectionreasonablycouldhavebeenmade season and during the Youth and Special Active-Duty Militaryearlier;9) Operating while intoxicated or under the influence of any and Veteran Waterfowl Hunts.narcoticdrug,barbiturate,ormarijuanaorwhileunder WATERFOWL GUIDES any physical or mental disability so as to be incapable of Itisillegalforwaterfowlhunterstobeguidedonwildlifeoperating safely under the circumstances;managementareas,specialuseareasornationalwildlife10) Colliding with, striking or bumping another vessel, object refuges. Both hunters and guides are subject to penalties. or person;11) Otherwise operating a vessel in a manner that endangersNO EQUIPMENT LEFT OVERNIGHT life, limb or property;Waterfowl decoys, dog stands and platforms may not be left12)Impedingthenormalandreasonablemovementof outovernightonwildlifemanagementareas,specialuseboating traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary areas or wildlife demonstration areas, including river channelsforsafeoperationorincompliancewiththelawof within exterior boundaries of WMAs. Boats in staging areasregulations.must be occupied. Boats cannot be left overnight except on13)Withtheexceptionofmeetingoncomingboats,all DaveDonaldsonBlackRiverWMAatsloughboataccessboating traffic must proceed in single-file with no passing points and in boat staging areas after 2 a.m. each morning. allowed,exceptwhenboatshaveexitedthecurrent direction of travel or are no longer under power.VEGETATION DESTRUCTION PROHIBITED 14) All boating traffic on a WMA or NWR must maintain a On Commission-owned WMAs, it is illegal to use or possessminimumdistanceof100feet(approximately6boat chainsaws, handsaws, hatchets, axes, weed trimmers, stringlengths) between boats.trimmers or other cutting devices. Chemical defoliants also Any person found guilty of negligent operation (unintentional are prohibited. Exceptions to this rule include: hunting knives,hazardous operation) may be fined $250 to $2,500, may be pocketknivesandpocketsaws;campersindesignatedsentenced up to 60 days in jail and will be prohibited from camping areas; and trappers using hatchets during trappingaccessing any WMA for one year from date of conviction.season. Any person found guilty of reckless operation (intentional PERMANENT DUCK BLINDS hazardousoperation)maybefined$500to$5,000,may be sentenced up to 90 days in jail, will be prohibited from Itisillegaltobuild,erectorhuntfromaduckblind(anyaccessing any WMA for one year from date of conviction structure fabricated from metal, lumber, wire, nylon or otherand lose hunting and fishing privileges statewide for one year building materials) which is not removed or torn down eachfrom the date of conviction. JStuttgart, Arkansas 2020 Official Sportsmans Guide 27'