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I was reading through the official code of regs. And I had a question. I'm going to call the local warden or whatever the official title is to find out for sure, before we go. But according section 20.02, I can use anything less than .30 caliber on Big Timber during coyote season which opens on July 1st this year, correct? So I'm perfectly legal killing hogs with a .243 or .270?
Thanks for any help.

FIREARM RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to
03-08 possess any buckshot, rifled slugs, centerfire firearms, muzzleloaders
larger than .40 caliber, or rimfire firearms larger than .22 caliber on any
wildlife management area other than during any open modern gun deer,
bear or elk seasons. (Ref. 06.02, Guns and Ammunition Prohibited
During Modern Gun Deer Seasons; and 16.02, Killing Device
Restrictions for Bear Hunting and 17.02, Weapon Restrictions for
Taking Elk.
(A) Big Lake, Brushy Creek, St. Francis Sunken Lands, U OF A Pine
Tree Experimental Station, W. E. Brewer Scatter Creek and
Wedington WMAs – only shotguns (.410 or larger), with slugs (no buckshot allowed), or muzzleloading rifles (in compliance with
Commission Code 07.02) shooting a single projectile only during
modern gun season.
(B) Beaver Lake WMA (islands only), Greers Ferry WMA and that
part of Trusten Holder, including all Corps lands, lying north and
east of the centerline of the Arkansas River which fall within the
area that lies east of the Pendleton Bridge to just south of Dam
#2 and those lands west of Tichnor Blacktop and Nady Road -
no rifles (including muzzleloading rifles) for any season.
(C) Big Lake WMA – it shall be unlawful to transport firearms in that
portion of Ditch 28 within the Big Lake WMA without said firearms
having been dismantled or encased.
(D) Lafayette County WMA – no buckshot of any size.
(E) Bell Slough WMA – shotguns or rimfire rifles only.
(F) The Farm Units within Bald Knob and Cache River NWRs,
Johnson County WRA within Dardanelle WMA and Wapanocca
NWR– muzzleloaders shooting a single projectile only or
shotguns with slugs.
(G) Trusten Holder WMA – within the delineated boundaries of the
Arkansas Post National Park buffer zone, discharge of any
firearm is prohibited.
(H) DeGray Lake WMA – within the delineated boundaries of the Lower
DeGray Lake Waterfowl Rest Area, possession of loaded firearms is
prohibited.
(I) Where not otherwise prohibited above, bobcat, fox and coyote
may be taken during daylight hours with firearms no larger than
.30 caliber during bobcat, fox and coyote seasons on
commission-owned WMAs.
EXCEPTIONS:
(1) Private landowners within boundaries of WMAs where they maintain a
bona fide residence, within their homes or on their own land where
normal agricultural activity is conducted.
(2) Law enforcement officers and Game and Fish Commission employees
in performance of their official job duties.
(3) Trusten Holder WMA mobility impaired muzzleloader deer hunters may
use shotguns with slugs.
(4) Holders of a valid state-issued concealed handgun license recognized
and honored by the State of Arkansas in accordance with Arkansas
Code Title 5, Chapter 73, Subchapter 3, may possess the handgun
covered by the license, except in places where otherwise prohibited
under federal, state or local law or where disallowed by a landowner in
accordance with applicable law. Nothing in this exception is intended
to supersede or limit the regulations of any federal, state or local
authorities that prohibit the possession of concealed handguns on their
property, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
and the National Park Service.
PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.
 

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I was reading through the official code of regs. And I had a question. I'm going to call the local warden or whatever the official title is to find out for sure, before we go. But according section 20.02, I can use anything less than .30 caliber on Big Timber during coyote season which opens on July 1st this year, correct? So I'm perfectly legal killing hogs with a .243 or .270?
Thanks for any help.

FIREARM RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to
03-08 possess any buckshot, rifled slugs, centerfire firearms, muzzleloaders
larger than .40 caliber, or rimfire firearms larger than .22 caliber on any
wildlife management area other than during any open modern gun deer,
bear or elk seasons. (Ref. 06.02, Guns and Ammunition Prohibited
During Modern Gun Deer Seasons; and 16.02, Killing Device
Restrictions for Bear Hunting and 17.02, Weapon Restrictions for
Taking Elk.
(A) Big Lake, Brushy Creek, St. Francis Sunken Lands, U OF A Pine
Tree Experimental Station, W. E. Brewer Scatter Creek and
Wedington WMAs – only shotguns (.410 or larger), with slugs (no buckshot allowed), or muzzleloading rifles (in compliance with
Commission Code 07.02) shooting a single projectile only during
modern gun season.
(B) Beaver Lake WMA (islands only), Greers Ferry WMA and that
part of Trusten Holder, including all Corps lands, lying north and
east of the centerline of the Arkansas River which fall within the
area that lies east of the Pendleton Bridge to just south of Dam
#2 and those lands west of Tichnor Blacktop and Nady Road -
no rifles (including muzzleloading rifles) for any season.
(C) Big Lake WMA – it shall be unlawful to transport firearms in that
portion of Ditch 28 within the Big Lake WMA without said firearms
having been dismantled or encased.
(D) Lafayette County WMA – no buckshot of any size.
(E) Bell Slough WMA – shotguns or rimfire rifles only.
(F) The Farm Units within Bald Knob and Cache River NWRs,
Johnson County WRA within Dardanelle WMA and Wapanocca
NWR– muzzleloaders shooting a single projectile only or
shotguns with slugs.
(G) Trusten Holder WMA – within the delineated boundaries of the
Arkansas Post National Park buffer zone, discharge of any
firearm is prohibited.
(H) DeGray Lake WMA – within the delineated boundaries of the Lower
DeGray Lake Waterfowl Rest Area, possession of loaded firearms is
prohibited.
(I) Where not otherwise prohibited above, bobcat, fox and coyote
may be taken during daylight hours with firearms no larger than
.30 caliber during bobcat, fox and coyote seasons on
commission-owned WMAs.
EXCEPTIONS:
(1) Private landowners within boundaries of WMAs where they maintain a
bona fide residence, within their homes or on their own land where
normal agricultural activity is conducted.
(2) Law enforcement officers and Game and Fish Commission employees
in performance of their official job duties.
(3) Trusten Holder WMA mobility impaired muzzleloader deer hunters may
use shotguns with slugs.
(4) Holders of a valid state-issued concealed handgun license recognized
and honored by the State of Arkansas in accordance with Arkansas
Code Title 5, Chapter 73, Subchapter 3, may possess the handgun
covered by the license, except in places where otherwise prohibited
under federal, state or local law or where disallowed by a landowner in
accordance with applicable law. Nothing in this exception is intended
to supersede or limit the regulations of any federal, state or local
authorities that prohibit the possession of concealed handguns on their
property, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
and the National Park Service.
PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.
I think your answer is the part in red .

...or...this was the answer a while back..
http://www.arkansashunting.net/showthread.php?t=27589&highlight=20.02
 

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Been through this with the local Game Warden several times. You can only use what is legal for the season open and with the exception of muzzleloader and gun deer seasons you can only use .22 caliber rimfires and shotguns with T-loads being the max. And he has already said if your caught with anything else you will get a ticket. It is leased land but the AGFC treats it like a WMA and all WMA rules apply. If you go in JULY make sure you watch for Rattlers too. We have seen several that were 4-1/2 - 5'.
 

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This is utterly retarded. I don't understand why AGFC, won't let me legally go and hunt some hogs. They want us to kill them, but they refuse to let us use anything larger than No2 shot, or a .22. I could carry my bow, but I would prefer to kill one first, and make sure my shot placement is right. Then try bowhunting them. G&F just makes things way too complicated. And I'll make sure I don't kill them rattlers. I sure wouldn't want to get caught with them.
 

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This is utterly retarded. I don't understand why AGFC, won't let me legally go and hunt some hogs. They want us to kill them, but they refuse to let us use anything larger than No2 shot, or a .22. I could carry my bow, but I would prefer to kill one first, and make sure my shot placement is right. Then try bowhunting them. G&F just makes things way too complicated. And I'll make sure I don't kill them rattlers. I sure wouldn't want to get caught with them.
I feel your pain bro. still cuss the AGFC. The wildlife officers down there told me quote " When Major Chris Carpenter calls them and tells them you can hunt with cnterfire rifles outside deer season then you can do it but, until then if we catch you down there with high powered rifles you "will" get a ticket. We just got in a lease down the road a-piece.
 

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Yeah, well having money to pay lease fees might help too. :banghead: That's why I have to hunt public land. Although I enjoy it, I just wanted to be able to buy a rifle this year, and have a use for it.
 

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.22 Magnum works just fine on the hogs if that is what you are wanting to hunt. I have killed more hogs with a .22 mag. than any other gun i have. I say that as i am using my .35 rem. right now on the lease but the mag. will do the job on coyote's bobcat's and hogs.
 

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Right in the ball of the ear is the best. They should drop like a rock. I have killed 200 lber's shooting them in the heart and lung area but the head shot works best. I would think your gun probably just shoots .22 lr. Here is your oppurtunity to buy a new gun. I shoot a Marlin bolt action stainless .22wmr with 30gr. CCI TNT loads. and they work great for me. You may want to try a different brand of gun and different bullets. My two buddies i hunt with use the same guns all with 3x9x40 scopes on them and that works great for us. In the past 5 years we have killed over 100 hogs with them. But do some research on the guns and scopes and get what you like. I would try to stay away from the high dollar Ruger automatics in .22 wmr because they have jamming problems. Just a thought if you are looking for a new gun.
 
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