Approved On: April 25, 2019
Effective On: April 25, 2019
- The Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, or his or her designated representative, is authorized to suspend or revoke the hunting and fishing rights and privileges and any Commission-issued license, permit, tag, or stamp of any person and to deny the application of any applicant in accordance with due process, upon reasonable cause or a showing through the Commission’s records or other sufficient evidence that the person has met 1 or more of the following criteria:
- Accumulated violation points for hunting, fishing, or boating violations (Code 01.00-L);
- Made a material misrepresentation or practiced fraud or deceit in an attempt to obtain or use a license, permit, tag, or stamp;
- Permitted a fraudulent or unlawful use of his license, permit, tag, or stamp;
- Under either federal law or another state’s law, has received a lifetime revocation of his or her hunting or fishing rights or privileges or any related licenses, or been convicted within the past 5 years of a hunting or fishing violation, which, if the conviction had been pursuant to Arkansas law, would have been grounds for suspension or revocation;
- Failed to comply with any term of a license, permit, tag or stamp;
- Failed to comply with any term of a citation for a hunting or fishing violation (including, without limitation, failure to appear in court or to otherwise resolve the case such as by paying a fine); or
- Has received a suspension or revocation of his or her hunting or fishing rights, privileges, or any related licenses by another state that is a member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact Act(Code 01.00-Q).
- The Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, or his designated representative, shall deny for a period of 3 years all applications for Commission permit hunts submitted by an applicant who has accumulated 12 or more violation points within a 3-year period from the date of the applicant’s application. The 3-year ineligibility for a WMA Hunting Permit does not apply for hunting only on private inholdings.
- The Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, or his or her designated representative, shall suspend or revoke the hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and any related licenses for the accumulation of violation points within a 5-year period as follows:
- 18-29 Points = 1 year suspension
- 30-36 Points = 2 years suspension
- 37-75 Points = 3 years suspension
- 76 Points or more=5 years suspension
- 99 Points = Lifetime revocation (if violation points accumulate from violation of a Class 5 offense)
- A suspension of hunting or fishing rights, privileges, or related licenses occurring for a 3rd time during an individual’s lifetime shall result in the lifetime revocation of all hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and related licenses.
- Prior to implementing a suspension or revocation of hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and any related licenses, the Director, or his or her designated representative, shall send the person affected written notice of the Commission’s intent to suspend or revoke hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and related licenses and allow an opportunity for a hearing for the purpose of confirming the identity of the person affected and the accuracy of that person’s violation record and violation points assigned under Code 01.00-L. The Commission shall provide such notice within 3 years from the date of the most recent assignment of violation points.
- Except as stated otherwise herein, upon suspension or revocation of any license, permit, tag or stamp, denial of any application or rights and privileges attached thereto, the Director, or his or her designated representative, shall notify the person affected in writing. Such notification shall not be required if the person affected receives a notice of intent to suspend or revoke hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and related licenses and does not request an administrative hearing within the time allowed under Code 01.00-R.