LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has banned the use of simulated wing-movement decoys on two of the state's wildlife management areas during waterfowl season.
The two WMAs are Bayou Meto and Dave Donaldson Black River.
The commission previously banned statewide use of the decoys beginning with the 2005-06 waterfowl season, but removed the ban after 3 years.
These decoys are defined as any electric, mechanically-operated, wind-powered or manually-powered device that simulates wing movement.
This also includes any device that spins one or more fixed or stationary winged decoys around a central axis.
According to the new regulation, "it will be unlawful to possess, take, or attempt to take waterfowl with the use of any simulated wing movement decoy on Bayou Meto WMA and Dave Donaldson Black River WMA from the first day of the first segment of regular ducks season."
This ban will be upheld throughout the regular duck season.
Violation of the new regulation could result in a fine up to $1,000 and jail time of up to 30 days.
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