Monthly Commission Meeting | 9 a.m. (Little Rock)
Jan. 18, 2018 at 9 a.m.
All persons wishing to submit comments on the proposal should submit those in writing to the Little Rock office before the start of the January 18, 2018, meeting (preferably by 4:30 p.m. on January 17, 2018).
Press Release Dec. 14, 2017 – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first official reading of a regulation change clarifying the carry of handguns for defensive purposes while hunting at its regularly scheduled meeting today.
Under current regulations, hunters may not carry a modern gun while participating in archery or muzzleloading seasons, unless they have a valid concealed handgun carry permit. If passed, the amendment to this regulation will clarify that people may carry a handgun (as defined by Ark. Code Ann. §5-73-120) on Commission-owned or -controlled property or while hunting, fishing or trapping on private property as long as it is: (1) for personal protection and is not employed for hunting, or is a legal killing device for a hunting season that is open, and (2) the handgun is otherwise lawfully possessed.
The proposed code amendment will be presented for final consideration and adoption at the Jan. 18, 2018 Commission meeting.