Proposed Regulation Changes

The Missouri Department of Conservation follows the Secretary of State’s established process for making changes to the Code of State Regulations. This process calls for state agencies to conduct a 30-day public comment period for each proposed rule, amendment, or rescission and to consider those comments prior to filing a final order of rulemaking.

Only those comments received during the formal public comment period will be reported to the Secretary of State.

3 CSR 10- 1.010: Organization and Methods of Operation

Summary

This amendment clarifies the internal organization of the Department of Conservation.

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3 CSR 10- 4.200: Chronic Wasting Disease; Management Zone

Summary

This amendment clarifies that only designated counties within 25 miles of a confirmed positive will be included in the chronic wasting disease management zone.   

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3 CSR 10- 5.205: Permits Required; Exceptions

Summary

This amendment simplifies the Wildlife Code by eliminating unnecessary verbiage.  Due to confusion regarding eligibility for no-cost permits and challenges faced with enforcement of the current regulation, the Department of Conservation will no longer offer lessees the same privileges as landowners.  It also exempts adults in possession of a valid hunter education certificate card, or who were born before January 1, 1967, from permit requirements when accompanying a properly licensed youth deer or turkey hunter during the youth portions of the firearms deer hunting season and the spring youth turkey hunting season.

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3 CSR 10- 5.215: Permits and Privileges: How Obtained; Not Transferable

Summary

This amendment adds a requirement for individuals to provide their Social Security number to obtain a license from the department, as required by state and federal law, and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section.   

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3 CSR 10- 5.222: Youth Pricing: Deer and Turkey Permits

Summary

This amendment establishes reduced-price firearms deer management assistance program permits for youths age fifteen (15) and younger, updates a reference to another portion of the Wildlife Code, and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section.

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3 CSR 10- 5.600: Resident Firearms Deer Management Assistance Program Permit

Summary

This rule establishes a permit for residents to take antlerless deer from property enrolled in the department’s deer management assistance program during the firearms deer hunting season.

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3 CSR 10- 5.605: Nonresident Firearms Deer Management Assistance Program Permit

Summary

This rule establishes a permit for nonresidents to take antlerless deer from property enrolled in the department’s deer management assistance program during the firearms deer hunting season.

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3 CSR 10- 6.415: Restricted Zones

Summary

This amendment restricts the fishing methods used in the taking of species defined as live bait on the Clarence Cannon Reregulation Pool from below the zone closed to all fishing, four hundred feet (400’) below the Clarence Cannon Dam, to the Reregulation Dam.

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3 CSR 10- 7.405: General Provisions

Summary

This amendment simplifies the Wildlife Code by eliminating unnecessary verbiage.

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3 CSR 10- 7.410: Hunting Methods

Summary

This amendment simplifies the Wildlife Code by eliminating unnecessary verbiage.  Due to confusion regarding eligibility for no-cost permits and challenges faced with enforcement of the current regulation, the Department of Conservation will no longer offer lessees the same privileges as landowners.

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3 CSR 10- 7.431: Deer Hunting Seasons: General Provisions

Summary

This amendment simplifies the Wildlife Code by eliminating unnecessary verbiage.  Due to confusion regarding eligibility for no-cost permits and challenges faced with enforcement of the current regulation, the Department of Conservation will no longer offer lessees the same privileges as landowners.

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3 CSR 10- 7.433: Deer: Firearms Hunting Seasons

Summary

This amendment establishes provisions for obtaining Nonresident Firearms Deer Management Assistance Program Permits and simplifies the Wildlife Code by eliminating unnecessary verbiage.  Due to confusion regarding eligibility for no-cost permits and challenges faced with enforcement of the current regulation, the Department of Conservation will no longer offer lessees the same privileges as landowners.

 

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3 CSR 10- 7.434: Deer: Landowner Privileges

Summary

This amendment simplifies the Wildlife Code by eliminating unnecessary verbiage.  Due to confusion regarding eligibility for no-cost permits and challenges faced with enforcement of the current regulation, the Department of Conservation will no longer offer lessees the same privileges as landowners.  It also clarifies corporate ownership privileges to align the Code with the corporate definition within the Missouri Revised Statutes and clarifies that general partnerships must be formed by written agreement. 

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3 CSR 10- 7.455: Turkeys: Seasons, Methods, Limits

Summary

This amendment simplifies the Wildlife Code by eliminating unnecessary verbiage.  Due to confusion regarding eligibility for no-cost permits and challenges faced with enforcement of the current regulation, the Department of Conservation will no longer offer lessees the same privileges as landowners.

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3 CSR 10- 7.600: Deer Management Assistance Program

Summary

This rule establishes general provisions for enrollment in the department’s deer management assistance program and for hunting in the program.

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3 CSR 10-10.715: Resident and Nonresident Fur Dealers: Reports, Requirements

Summary

This amendment modifies the record keeping and reporting requirements to be met by fur dealers.

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3 CSR 10-10.768: Sales and Possession of Wildlife Parts and Mounted Specimens

Summary

This amendment expands the list of turkey parts allowed to be bought, sold, or bartered when accompanied by a bill of sale, and adds a bill of sale retention requirement for the purchaser of the wildlife parts specified in this rule.

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3 CSR 10-11.115: Closings

Summary

This amendment clarifies when department areas are open to public use and standardizes the format used for conservation area names.

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3 CSR 10-11.120: Pets and Hunting Dogs

Summary

This amendment establishes provisions for dog training and releasing rock pigeon on department areas, makes grammatical clarifcations, and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule. 

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3 CSR 10-11.125: Field Trials

Summary

This amendment modifies the list of department areas where field trials can be held, allows raccoon field trails on areas over one thousand (1,000) acres with a Field Trial Special Use Permit, standardizes the format used for conservation area names, and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule.

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3 CSR 10-11.130: Vehicles, Bicycles, Horses, and Horseback Riding

Summary

This amendment increases opportunities to use trails on certain conservation areas, removes a definition that is being added to Chapter 20, and standardizes the format used for conservation area names.

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3 CSR 10-11.135: Wild Plants, Plant Products, and Mushrooms

Summary

This amendment reformats text for clarity and establishes regulations for a new education center in Joplin.

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3 CSR 10-11.140: Camping

Summary

This amendment clarifies and simplifies the Wildlife Code by removing unnecessary and outdated verbiage and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule.

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3 CSR 10-11.145: Tree Stands

Summary

This amendment clarifies when and where tree stands may be used on department areas.

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3 CSR 10-11.155: Decoys and Blinds

Summary

This amendment clarifies rules regarding temporary blinds on conservation areas by specifying that they must be removed from the area daily. 

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3 CSR 10-11.160: Use of Boats and Motors

Summary

This amendment includes airboats as a type of watercraft prohibited on department areas, adds one conservation area to the list of areas where boats are prohibited, standardizes the format used for conservation area names, and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule.

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3 CSR 10-11.180: Hunting, General Provisions and Seasons

Summary

This amendment places a restriction on the use of lead shot on areas prone to flooding, establishes hunting regulations on specific areas, clarifies and simplifies the Wildlife Code by removing unnecessary or outdated verbiage, and standardizes the format used for conservation area names.

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3 CSR 10-11.184: Quail Hunting

Summary

This amendment offers additional opportunities on public land, standardizes the format used for conservation area names, and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule

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3 CSR 10-11.185: Dove Hunting

Summary

This amendment places a restriction on the use of lead shot on conservation areas that receive heavy hunting pressure, clarifies and simplifies the Wildlife Code by removing unnecessary and outdated verbiage, and standardizes the format used for conservation area names.   

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3 CSR 10-11.186: Waterfowl Hunting

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3 CSR 10-11.200: Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons

Summary

This amendment clarifies the end date for a fishing prohibition, standardizes the format use for conservation area names, and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule.

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3 CSR 10-11.205: Fishing, Methods and Hours

Summary

This amendment reformats text for clarity and standardizes the format used for conservation area names

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3 CSR 10-11.210: Fishing, Daily and Possession Limits

Summary

This amendment reformats text for clarity, standardizes the format used for conservation area names, and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule.

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3 CSR 10-11.215: Fishing, Length Limits

Summary

This amendment establishes length limits for black bass on two areas, reformats text for clarity, and standardizes the format used for conservation area names.

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3 CSR 10-20.805: Definitions

Summary

This amendment simplifies the Wildlife Code by adding a term that was previously defined in Chapter 11 and eliminating unnecessary verbiage.  Due to confusion regarding eligibility for no-cost permits and challenges faced with enforcement of the current regulation, the Department of Conservation will no longer offer lessees the same privileges as landowners; therefore, it is no longer necessary to define the term lessee in the Code.  It also clarifies corporate ownership privileges to align the Code with the corporate definition within the Missouri Revised Statutes and clarifies that general partnerships must be formed by written agreement. 

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