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.

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Comment on Existing Regulations

We welcome your comments on current Wildlife Code regulations.

3 CSR 10- 4.135: Transportation

Summary

This amendment limits transportation of cervid carcasses into and within the state, provides provisions for transporting cervid carcasses to processors and taxidermists, and moves the requirement for processors and taxidermists to discard cervid tissue in a properly permitted landfill to another rule.  This amendment also includes the addition of an allowance to transport elk hides and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule. 

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3 CSR 10- 4.136: Giving Away Wildlife

Summary

This amendment adds elk to the provisions by which the taker may give wildlife to another person.

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3 CSR 10- 4.137: Wildlife Identification

Summary

This amendment adds identification requirements for elk that have been taken or are being possessed.

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3 CSR 10- 4.140: Possession, Storage and Processing

Summary

This amendment establishes conditions under which elk may be possessed and stored.

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3 CSR 10- 4.145: Preparing and Serving Wildlife

Summary

This amendment adds elk to the list of species where a Telecheck confirmation number is used in addition to other labels when food is taken to a place that customarily serves food.

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

Summary

This amendment removes the specific requirement that all deer presented for Chronic Wasting Disease sample collection have least six inches (6”) of neck attached.

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3 CSR 10- 5.205: Permits Required; Exceptions

Summary

This amendment limits the exceptions to the permit requirements for hunting elk and specifies that the Apprentice Hunter Authorization may not be used as a substitute for the display of a hunter education certificate card when obtaining elk hunting permits.

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

Summary

 This amendment establishes age and hunter education certificate card requirements for obtaining elk hunting permits and adds elk to the list of excepted species where temporary permit authorization numbers are not allowed. 

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3 CSR 10- 5.225: Permits: Permit Issuing Agents; Service Fees; Other Provisions

Summary

This amendment adds elk hunting permits as a permit that cannot be sold to a person holding an Apprentice Hunter Authorization and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule.

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3 CSR 10- 5.250: Daily Hunting or Fishing Tags

Summary

This amendment formalizes the fee description that was previously included as a parenthetical within the Wildlife Code and increases the fee for a daily trout fishing tag required at the 4 trout parks.

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3 CSR 10- 5.300: Apprentice Hunter Authorization

Summary

This amendment adds elk hunting permits as a permit that cannot be sold to a person holding an Apprentice Hunter Authorization.

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3 CSR 10- 5.310: Resident Lifetime Conservation Partner Permit

Summary

This amendment adds elk as a species which cannot be taken on a Resident Lifetime Conservation Partner Permit.

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3 CSR 10- 5.320: Resident Lifetime Small Game Hunting Permit

Summary

This amendment adds elk as a species which cannot be taken on a Resident Lifetime Small Game Hunting Permit.

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3 CSR 10- 5.330: Resident Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit

Summary

This amendment adds elk as a species which cannot be taken on a Resident Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit.

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3 CSR 10- 5.331: Resident National Guard and Reserve Service Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit

Summary

This amendment adds elk as a species which cannot be taken on a Resident National Guard and Reserve Service Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit.

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3 CSR 10- 5.345: Resident Small Game Hunting Permit

Summary

This amendment adds elk as a species which cannot be taken on a Resident Small Game Hunting Permit.

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3 CSR 10- 5.430: Trout Permit

Summary

This amendment updates the fee for a Trout Permit to reflect a more current cost based on changes in the Consumer Price Index and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule.

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3 CSR 10- 5.440: Daily Fishing Permit

Summary

This amendment increases the fee for a Daily Fishing Permit to reflect a more current cost based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.  Nonresidents purchase 97% of all daily fishing permits.

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3 CSR 10- 5.445: Daily Small Game Hunting Permit

Summary

This amendment increases the fee for a Daily Small Game Hunting Permit to reflect a more current cost based on changes in the Consumer Price Index and adds elk to the list of mammals that cannot be taken with this permit.  Nonresidents purchase 100% of all daily small-game hunting permits.

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3 CSR 10- 5.540: Nonresident Fishing Permit

Summary

This amendment increases the fee for a Nonresident Fishing Permit to reflect a more current cost based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.

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3 CSR 10- 5.545: Nonresident Small Game Hunting Permit

Summary

This amendment increases the fee for a Nonresident Small Game Hunting Permit to reflect a more current cost based on changes in the Consumer Price Index and adds elk to the list of mammals that cannot be taken with this permit.

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3 CSR 10- 5.551: Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit

Summary

This amendment increases the fee for a Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit to reflect a more current cost based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.

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3 CSR 10- 5.552: Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit

Summary

This amendment adds a Nonresident Landowner Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit to the list of prerequisites to be able to purchase a Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit.

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3 CSR 10- 5.559: Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit

Summary

This amendment increases the fee for a Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit to reflect a more current cost based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.

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3 CSR 10- 5.560: Nonresident Archer’s Hunting Permit

Summary

This amendment increases the fee for a Nonresident Archer’s Hunting Permit to reflect a more current cost based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.

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3 CSR 10- 5.565: Nonresident Turkey Hunting Permits

Summary

This amendment increases the fee for a Nonresident Turkey Hunting Permit to reflect a more current cost based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.

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3 CSR 10- 5.567: Nonresident Conservation Order Permit

Summary

This amendment increases the fee for a Nonresident Conservation Order Permit to reflect a more current cost based on changes in the Consumer Price Index and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule.

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3 CSR 10- 5.570: Nonresident Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Permit

Summary

This amendment increases the fee for a Nonresident Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Permit to reflect a more current cost based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.

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3 CSR 10- 5.576: Nonresident Landowner Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit

Summary

This rule creates a new Nonresident Landowner Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit for use on the landowner’s qualifying property at a reduced fee compared to a Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit.

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3 CSR 10- 5.579: Nonresident Landowner Firearms Turkey Hunting Permits

Summary

This rule creates a new Nonresident Landowner Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit for use on the landowner’s qualifying property at a reduced fee compared to a Nonresident Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit.

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3 CSR 10- 5.580: Nonresident Landowner Archer’s Hunting Permit

Summary

This rule creates a new Nonresident Landowner Archer’s Hunting Permit for use on the landowner’s qualifying property at a reduced fee compared to a Nonresident Archer’s Hunting Permit.

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3 CSR 10- 5.700: Resident Antlered Elk Hunting Permit

Summary

This rule establishes a permit for residents to take an antlered elk in open counties during the elk hunting season.

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3 CSR 10- 5.705: Resident Landowner Antlered Elk Hunting Permit

Summary

This rule establishes a permit for resident landowners to take an antlered elk on their property within the resident landowner permit zone during the elk hunting season.

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3 CSR 10- 7.410: Hunting Methods

Summary

This amendment adds elk to the list of wildlife that cannot be pursued by dogs and adds a special firearms provision for the firearms portion of the elk season in open counties.

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3 CSR 10- 7.434: Deer: Landowner Privileges

Summary

This amendment reinstates the requirement for landowners to register their property to receive no-cost landowner or reduced-cost nonresident landowner deer hunting permits.

 

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3 CSR 10- 7.450: Furbearers: Hunting Seasons, Methods

Summary

This amendment adds the firearms portion of the elk hunting season in open counties to the times when furbearers may not be chased, pursued, or taken during daylight hours with the aid of dogs and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section.

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

Summary

This amendment reinstates the requirement for landowners to register their property to receive no-cost landowner or reduced-cost nonresident landowner turkey hunting permits.

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3 CSR 10- 7.700: Elk Hunting Seasons: General Provisions

Summary

This rule establishes the general provisions for hunting elk.

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3 CSR 10- 7.705: Elk: Hunting Season

Summary

This rule establishes seasons, limits, and provisions for hunting elk.

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3 CSR 10- 7.710: Elk: Landowner Privileges

Summary

This rule establishes provisions for resident landowners to hunt elk on their property within the resident landowner permit zone during the elk hunting season.

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3 CSR 10- 7.715: Elk: Regulations for Department Areas

Summary

This rule incorporates elk hunting on department areas into Chapter 7.

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3 CSR 10- 9.625: Field Trial Permit

Summary

This amendment adds elk to the list of species that may not be chased or pursued by dogs in field trials.

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3 CSR 10-10.743: Commercial Establishments

Summary

This amendment establishes requirements for commercial establishments to buy, possess, transport, and sell legally purchased elk that are exempt from the permit requirements of the Wildlife Code.

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3 CSR 10-10.744: Commercial Deer Processing: Permit, Privileges, Requirements

Summary

This amendment establishes a requirement for commercial processors to dispose of unused cervid parts in a sanitary landfill or transfer station and clarifies record retention requirement.  This amendment also allows for processors to process and store elk taken from the wild stock of the state.

 

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3 CSR 10-10.767: Taxidermy; Tanning: Permit, Privileges, Requirements

Summary

This amendment establishes a requirement for licensed taxidermists and tanners to dispose of unused cervid parts in a sanitary landfill or transfer station and clarifies record retention requirements.

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

Summary

This amendment adds elk heads, antlers, hides or feet that can be bought, sold, or bartered when accompanied by a bill of sale. It also requires recipients and purchaser of elk heads or antlers attached to the skull plate to retain a dated bill of sale. Any person who finds and takes into possession a dead elk with antlers still attached to the skull plate must report it to a conservation agent within twenty-four (24) hours to receive possession authorization.

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3 CSR 10-11.145: Tree Stands

Summary

This amendment adds the requirement of portable tree stands from September 1 through January 31 on areas where elk hunting is allowed.

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3 CSR 10-11.190: Elk Hunting

Summary

This rule establishes provisions for elk hunting on department areas.

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3 CSR 10-20.805: Definitions

Summary

This amendment adds definitions for antlered elk and drowning sets, amends the species list for game mammals, adds a nonresident landowner definition, and amends the minimum acreage within the resident landowner definition.

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