LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has defined what constitutes a portable hunting stand for those hunting WMAs. The new definition says that a portable hunting stand is any device or structure used for the purpose of hunting that can be carried in its entirety by one person. The definition has been published in the AGFC's code of regulations.
On WMAs, portable hunting stands and equipment may be used with the following stipulations:
*Portable, pop-up ground blinds used during firearms deer, bear or elk seasons on public land must have at least 144 square inches of hunter orange or chartreuse on each visible side of the blind at least 3 feet above the ground.
*Waterfowl blinds must be taken down at the end of shooting hours each day.
*No metal objects may be screwed or driven into the tree.
*Stands must have the owner's name and address permanently attached.
*Stands must be moved at least 200 yards after seven days.
*Stands may not be placed more than seven days before deer archery season and must be removed within seven days after the close of deer archery season.
*On USDA Forest Service lands, portable stands must comply with Forest Service Regulations. .