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    Can you kill snakes in Arkansas?

    I know we discuss this on a fairly regular basis and Stealthy always says it illegal. Im not saying it is or it aint, just asking if anyone knows for sure.


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    Cut/paste from the Regs:

    General Regulations

    People 16 and older must have a valid license to hunt or fish in Arkansas.
    You may hunt wildlife only during an open season for that species.
    If a species is not discussed in a current copy of the Arkansas Hunting Guidebook, there is no open season for that species. (example: It is illegal to shoot a snake, because there is no season listed.)


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    Agfc says if there ain't a season for it you can't kill it. From what I've heard and understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckrub View Post
    Cut/paste from the Regs:

    General Regulations

    People 16 and older must have a valid license to hunt or fish in Arkansas.
    You may hunt wildlife only during an open season for that species.
    If a species is not discussed in a current copy of the Arkansas Hunting Guidebook, there is no open season for that species. (example: It is illegal to shoot a snake, because there is no season listed.)
    Well that pretty much sums it up. Thanks for doing what I was too lazy to do.

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    Now, I've argued this with my AGFC Biologist buddy right and left. I say that Hogs fall into this. They say "shoot 'em". I say "OK, then regulate them. If you don't want to regulate them, however, don't talk to me about them at all.".... He has no answer.

    Same with Mt. Lions. I asked directly the AGFC Pub Relations Officer what would happen if I shot a Mt. Lion and dropped it on the steps of the AGFC HQ in Little Rock. He said, and I quote "I guess you'd have a big problem with the person that owned that Mt. Lion"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgtnoblin View Post
    Agfc says if there ain't a season for it you can't kill it. From what I've heard and understand.
    I guess thats why no one has killed a bigfoot or mountain lion yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btech29 View Post
    I guess thats why no one has killed a bigfoot or mountain lion yet.

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    You can do anything as long as you don't get caught.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by soarkrebel View Post
    You can do anything as long as you don't get caught.....
    Billy John is that you?? Good times, yes sir good times.. Lots of trouble but good times..

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    Of course you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polywog View Post
    Billy John is that you?? Good times, yes sir good times.. Lots of trouble but good times..
    Now there is many a person in prison that said that comment....

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    Quote Originally Posted by soarkrebel View Post
    Now there is many a person in prison that said that comment....
    Yep.. Favorite saying of one of my best friends growing up.. He did 2 trips to the pen before he figured it out..

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    only big'uns and lil'uns...............................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quack addict View Post
    only big'uns and lil'uns...............................
    Big snakes, little snakes, snakes that climb on rocks?

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    No you can under no circumstances kill a snake in ARKANSAS..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckrub View Post
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    General Regulations

    People 16 and older must have a valid license to hunt or fish in Arkansas.
    You may hunt wildlife only during an open season for that species.
    If a species is not discussed in a current copy of the Arkansas Hunting Guidebook, there is no open season for that species. (example: It is illegal to shoot a snake, because there is no season listed.)
    So does this mean you cant kill a mosquitoe, wasp, fire ants, stinging scorpion,yellow jackets and flies. I say if its poison and can harm you or your family, Choot em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckrub View Post
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    General Regulations

    People 16 and older must have a valid license to hunt or fish in Arkansas.
    You may hunt wildlife only during an open season for that species.
    If a species is not discussed in a current copy of the Arkansas Hunting Guidebook, there is no open season for that species. (example: It is illegal to shoot a snake, because there is no season listed.)
    Illegal to shoot, But you can sure-nuff beat one to death with a big stick, or as one of the guys that used to work for me said "sorry I'm late, I ran over a snake,............................................ .................................................. .................... FOUR TIMES BEFORE IT WAS DEAD!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by btech29 View Post
    Big snakes, little snakes, snakes that climb on rocks?
    yeap.

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    The regulations say you can't hunt them.

    I do not hunt snakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG JIM View Post
    The regulations say you can't hunt them.

    I do not hunt snakes.
    I don't either but, they have H__! to pay if they get in the way.


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