Wildlife Code Changes 2000

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Published on: Feb. 2, 2000

Last revision: Nov. 4, 2010

confluence with the Meramec River, the Eleven Point River from Thomasville Access to the Arkansas line, Mineral Fork from the Highway F bridge (Washington County) to its confluence with the Big River, Osage Fork of the Gasconade River from the Skyline Drive bridge (near Orla in Laclede County) to its confluence with the Gasconade River and Tenmile Creek from the Highway B bridge (Carter County) to its confluence with Cane Creek.

  • On Bull Shoals Lake, Norfork Lake and Table Rock Lake, the daily limit of channel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish is ten (10) in the aggregate.
  • Missouri anglers now have reciprocal fishing privileges on the Missouri River with the State of Nebraska - the most restrictive of the two states' laws apply.
  • A person may possess no more than two (2) statewide daily limits of any species at any time.
  • A fish subject to commercial fishing is described as all fish except shovelnose sturgeon more than thirty inches (30) in length (measured from tip of snout to fork of tail), pallid and lake sturgeon and game fish as defined in the Wildlife Code.
  • The length of a fish is determined by measuring it from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail, with the fish laid flat on the rule with mouth closed and the tail lobes pressed together. The length of paddlefish is measured from the eye to the fork of the tail. The length of sturgeon is measured from the tip of the snout to the fork of the tail.

  • Hunting

    • Any person under twelve (12) years of age may purchase a Youth Deer and Turkey Hunting Permit without display of a hunter education certificate card, and may take deer and turkey as outlined in the regulations when hunting in the immediate presence of a properly licensed adult hunter. No other firearms deer or turkey hunting permit may be purchased during the prescribed permit year, but a youth hunter may also purchase archery hunting permits. Reference to muzzeloading permits has been deleted.
    • Hunting and trapping for weasels is closed due to low populations.
    • Any person who finds a dead deer with antlers still attached to the skull plate while afield and wants to possess those antlers must report the taking to a conservation agent within a specified time period to receive possession authorization. Shed antlers not attached to the skull plate that are found while afield may be possessed, bought and sold

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