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- 4.111: Endangered Species

Summary

This amendment adds two (2) species of crayfish to the state endangered species list.

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3 CSR 10- 4.117: Prohibited Species

Summary

This amendment updates the scientific names of two (2) crayfish and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section of the rule,

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3 CSR 10- 4.130: Owner May Protect Property; Public Safety

Summary

This amendment permits an agent of the department to grant written exceptions to the authorized methods for capturing or killing wildlife that is damaging private property and corrects an inaccurate reference in the authority section.

 

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3 CSR 10- 7.405: General Provisions

Summary

This amendment will provide refuge for wildlife during flood conditions in portions of Southeast Missouri.

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3 CSR 10- 7.410: Hunting Methods

Summary

This amendment establishes a written authorization exception to the prohibition on the possession of night vision or thermal imagery equipment while in possession of any implement whereby wildlife could be killed to allow landowner’s representatives to control feral hogs on private property, 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- 7.439: Deer: Chronic Wasting Disease Management Program; Permit Availability, Methods, Limits

Summary

This rule establishes requirements for obtaining and using no-cost Chronic Wasting Disease Management Permits.

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3 CSR 10- 8.510: Use of Traps

Summary

This amendment adds drowning sets to the list of trapping methods subject to a forty-eight (48) hour trap check and for the use of snares if they are at least half (1/2) submerged.

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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 10-11.140: Camping

Summary

This amendment removes the area brochure and adds area maps and posted regulations as methods of designating locations where camping is allowed on department areas. It also clarifies that fires are only allowed in designated camping areas, except by special use permit.

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

Summary

This amendment clarifies methods by which citizens will be notified where hunting is restricted on department areas, allows for elk hunting on conservation areas with a valid elk hunting permit, and expands public recreation and wildlife management opportunities by allowing flexibility for small game hunts on areas previously closed to that activity.

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3 CSR 10-11.186: Waterfowl Hunting

Summary

This amendment clarifies waterfowl hunt procedures by establishing one (1) consistent draw system.   

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

Summary

This amendment clarifies methods by which citizens will be notified where fishing is restricted on department areas.

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3 CSR 10-11.205: Fishing, Methods and Hours

Summary

This amendment expands public recreation opportunities by adding one conservation area to the list of areas where educational groups are allowed to fish with a reservation.

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