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Monthly Commission Meeting | April 25 (Rogers)

Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center, Hammons Center, 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, AR 72758

April 25, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

April 2019
April 23 | Town Hall Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Jones Center, 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale
April 24 | Committee Meetings
April 25 | Commission Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Rogers


LEGAL NOTICE

The regular monthly meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center, Hammons Center, 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, AR 72758. 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.

Items on the agenda for the April 25, 2019, meeting will include discussion of proposed regulations that previously were considered at the March 21, 2018, Commission Meeting, plus consideration of various Hunting and Fishing Regulations and regulations pertaining to the Enforcement Division of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, including but not limited to:

  1. 2019-2020 Hunting Regulations – Amend hunting regulations for 2019-20 including, but not limited to, game seasons, bag limits, geographic zones, wildlife management areas (WMAs), weapon restrictions and other manner-of-taking-game requirements for dove, waterfowl, and other game species. Changes include, but are not limited to:
    • Waterfowl Season Dates – Adjust dates for: White-fronted, Snow, Blue, Ross’s, and Canada Goose Seasons; Special Youth Waterfowl Hunting Season; Duck, Coot, and Merganser Season; and Mourning, White Winged, and Eurasian Collared Dove Seasons.
    • Non-Resident Waterfowl Hunting Permit Requirement - Amend regulation for non-resident waterfowl hunting permit requirements on certain WMAs to restrict non-resident waterfowl permit hunting to the following dates only: Nov. 23- Dec. 2, 2019; Dec. 27, 2019- Jan. 5, 2020; and Jan 22- 31, 2020. Each permit will allow the non-resident to hunt waterfowl on a specified WMA for up to five (5) consecutive days. The desired WMA and hunting dates must be selected from the options available at the time of purchase and all selections are final. Permit purchases are nonrefundable and nontransferable to other persons, dates, or WMAs. The permit must be in the person’s possession while taking or attempting to take waterfowl on these WMAs.
  2. AGFC Digital Codebook – Adopt digital version of AGFC regulations as new official AGFC Code of Regulations. The AGFC Digital Code Book contains grammar, formatting and style adjustments, but no substantive changes in the existing regulations. AGFC Digital Code Book is accessible on AGFC’s website at www.agfc.com.

All persons wishing to be heard on these subjects should submit comments in writing to this office before the start of the April 25, 2019, 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 April 15, 2019. 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.

PAT FITTS, DIRECTOR
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Game & Fish Commission Building
2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205