Arkansas Reciprocal Agreement
40 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 4 Rule 3.2
The Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks at a meeting in Jackson on June 27, 2000 under authority of Section 25-43-9, Mississippi Code of 1972, make known it's intent to adopt the following regulations under Mississippi Code of 1972 relative to the reciprocal license agreement on the Mississippi River between the State of Mississippi and the State of Arkansas.
Reciprocal License Agreement on the Mississippi River between the state of Arkansas and the state of Mississippi.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission hereby enter into a cooperative agreement to recognize the resident sport fishing licenses, resident hunting licenses and the resident commercial fishing licenses of the two states on the flowing waters of the Mississippi River and all public waters between the main levees of the Mississippi River of the two states, excluding the St. Francis, White and Arkansas Rivers, this exclusion also includes all oxbow lakes whose entrance requires passage through the mouth of the St. Francis, White and Arkansas Rivers.
The following provisions shall apply:
Resident hunting and resident sport fishing licensees of either state shall abide by all laws and/or regulations pertaining to seasons, daily bag and creel limits, possession limits, size limits, tagging requirements and all other laws and/or regulations of the state in which the hunting or fishing takes place.
For the purposes of this agreement, the state line will be that depicted on the U. S. Department of Interior, Geological Survey quadrangle maps.
Nothing herein shall be construed to allow any person to hunt, fish, or go upon the lands of another landowner or entity without their permission for recreational purposes. Floodwater which has overflowed the natural banks of a public waterway in Mississippi is not a part of the public waterway.
This agreement may be canceled by either the Director of the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission or the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks upon sixty days written notice.
This adopted public notice will become effective August 25, 2000.