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Approved On: April 25, 2019
Effective On: April 25, 2019

RECIPROCAL LICENSE AGREEMENT ON THE ST. FRANCIS RIVER

between the

STATES OF MISSOURI AND ARKANSAS

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hereby enter into a cooperative agreement to recognize the sport fishing and resident commercial fishing and commercial musseling licenses of the two states on the flowing waters of the St. Francis River, forming a common boundary between the State of Missouri and the State of Arkansas, in accordance with the following provisions:


A. A sport fishing licensee or resident of either state legally exempt from license requirements shall abide by the creel limits, size limits and shall use trotlines and other fishing equipment in accordance with the laws and regulations of the state in which the license is issued or exemption authorized.

B. A resident commercial fishing licensee shall abide by the creel and size limits and shall use tackle and other fishing equipment in accordance with the laws and regulations of the state in which the license is issued.

C. A resident commercial musseling licensee shall abide by the seasons and size limits and shall use only methods and equipment in accordance with the laws and regulations of the state in which the license is issued.

C. A person holding a nonresident license (ecept commercial licensees) issued by either state shall be accorded the same privileges as a licensed resident of that state.

D. Licensees of either state shall have unrestricted ingress and egress through the other state for the purpose of fishing in accordance with the provisions of the agreement.

Fishermen or musselers licensed in only one state cannot fish or take mussels in the tributaries, bayous or backwaters of the St. Francis River in the other state except as specifically provided herein.

This agreement, to becomeeffective January1, 1993, and may be canceled by the Director of the Missouri Department of Conservation or the Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission upon 60 days written notice.

/s/ STEVE N. WILSON, Director

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

November 5, 1992

/S/ JERRY J. PRESLEY, Director

Missouri Department of Conservation

October 15, 1992

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