Hunting and fishing, a favorite pastime of many, cannot be done on the University of Arkansas-Monticello campus.
John Kidwell, director of Public Safety, said fishing would be allowed on campus after a year. Fishing on campus will be catch and carry. There will not be any limits such as catch and release.
"The pond was just stocked with fish, but we are asking people to wait a year before fishing in the Weevil Pond," Kidwell said.
Hunting will not be tolerated. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission handles issues of hunting on campus.
A person found hunting on campus could be fined by the Game and Fish Commission. If the person is a UAM student, they could face additional fines imposed by the university.
Kidwell said students or faculty hunting on campus has not been a problem. It usually consists of community people or others who visit Monticello to hunt.
The Public Safety Office reported no injuries due to hunting on campus. Kidwell gave some advice for hunters this season:"Wear your orange vests and hats; don't drink and hunt," Kidwell said.
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