Monthly Commission Meeting
Dec. 21, 2017
The regular monthly meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be held beginning at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the Little Rock Office Complex, 2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. At that time, regulations and business pertaining to the operation of the Game and Fish Commission and other fiscal and administrative matters will be considered and acted upon, and all interested persons are invited to attend. Additionally, Committee meetings attended by Commissioners and agency staff members will be held throughout the day on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the same location, and all interested persons are invited to attend.
Items on the agenda for the December 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. meeting will include adoption of proposed regulations that previously were considered at the November 16, 2017, Commission Meeting, plus various Hunting and Fishing Regulations and regulations pertaining to the Enforcement Division of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, including but not limited to:
- Amend existing regulations restricting possession of handguns under certain conditions and allowing exception for holders of a concealed handgun carry permit. This amendment is to clarify that it is unlawful to possess a handgun (as defined in Ark. Code Ann. §5-73-120) on Commission-owned or -controlled property or while hunting, fishing, or trapping on private property unless: (a) the handgun is: (1) for personal protection and is not employed for hunting; or (2) a legal killing device under certain Commission regulations; and (2) the handgun is otherwise lawfully possessed.
All persons wishing to be heard on these subjects should submit comments in writing to this office before the start of the December 21, 2017, meeting (preferably by 4:30 p.m. on the day before). Any request to make an oral presentation at the meeting should be submitted in writing to this office on or before December 11, 2017. Copies of any proposed rules or regulations may be obtained at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission main office, at www.agfc.com, or through a written request mailed to the address below.
JEFF CROW, DIRECTOR
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Game & Fish Commission Building
2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205