|2004-2005 Migratory Bird
|November 20 - December 5, 2004
December 17 - December 24, 2004
December 26, 2004 - January 30, 2005
Duck hunters will be allowed no more than four mallards of which only one mallard may be a hen. The daily bag limit may also contain one pintail, three mottled ducks, three scaup, two wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck and one canvasback, but no more than a total of six ducks.
Pintail seasons will be November 20, to November 28, 2004 and January 10 to January 30, 2005. Canvasback season will be January 1, to January 30, 2005.
Migratory bird hunters in Arkansas, 16 years and older, are required to carry proof
of Arkansas Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration when hunting ducks,
geese, doves, coots, woodcocks, snipe, rails, gallinules or moorhens. Available at no
charge, HIP registration can be obtained by completing a short survey found at
license dealers, Game and Fish Commission offices or by logging on to
www.agfc.com and clicking on License Information.
Gun Plug Requirements: Shotguns must be incapable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined.
call toll free 1-800-327-BAND (2263). The operator will ask for the
band number and how, when and where it was recovered. You will receive
a Certificate of Appreciation with information about the bird. The
band is yours to keep. You can also report bird bands using the
The web address is www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bb
Please Report Bird Bands
Call toll-free 1-800-327-BAND. Operators will be on duty 7 days a week 24 hours a day during the hunting season to take your calls. The operator will want to know the band number and how, when and where it was recovered. You will receive a Certificate of Appreciation with information about the bird. The band is yours to keep. You can also report bird bands using the Internet. The web address is http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl
Duck boat operators are subject to the same laws regarding registration, running lights, licensing and life jackets as the operators of other kinds of boats. For further information, call the Boating Safety Office at 1-501-223-6379.
No person shall take migratory gamebirds
with trap, snare, net, rifle, pistol, swivel gun, shotgun larger than 10 gauge, punt gun, battery gun, machine gun, fishhook, poison, drug, explosive, or stupefying substance;
with a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells, unless it is plugged with a one-piece filler which is incapable of removal without disassembling the gun;
by the aid of baiting (placing feed such as corn, wheat, salt or other feed to constitute a lure or enticement), on or over any baited area. Hunters should be aware that a baited area is considered to be baited for 10 days after the removal of bait, and it is not necessary for the hunter to know the area is baited to be in violation.
Closed season: No person shall take migratory game birds during the closed season.
Shooting hours: No person shall take migratory game birds except during the hours open to shooting as prescribed.
Daily limit: No person shall take in any one calendar day more than one daily bag limit.
Field possession limit: No person shall possess more than one daily limit while in the field or while returning from the field to his car, hunting camp, home, etc.
Wanton waste: All migratory game birds killed or crippled shall be retrieved, if possible, and retained in the custody of the hunter in the field.
Tagging: No person shall give, put or leave any migratory game birds at any place or in the custody of another person unless the birds are tagged by the hunter with the following information: name and address, the total number of birds of each species and the date of kill. No person or business shall receive or have in custody any migratory game birds belonging to another person unless such birds are properly tagged.
Dressing: No person shall completely field dress any migratory game bird (except doves and band-tailed pigeons) and then transport the birds from the field. The head or one fully-feathered wing must remain attached to all such birds while being transported from the field to one’s home or to a commercial preservation facility.
Shot requirements: Nontoxic shot is required while hunting duck, goose, merganser or coot. The possession of shot other than steel, tungsten, bismuth-tin is prohibited while hunting these species.
Shot size: No person shall possess or use steel shot larger than size T or lead shot larger than BB while hunting migratory
Complete federal regulations are available by contacting the
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