Wildlife Code - 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.

3 CSR 10- 5.210: Permits to be Signed and Carried

This amendment removes the requirement to carry a paper copy of the Federal Duck Stamp given the stamp has been changed to a digital version.

Title 3 – Department of Conservation
Division 10 – Conservation Commission

Chapter 5—Wildlife Code: Permits

Proposed Amendment

All permits and method exemptions shall be carried by the permittee in either paper, department-issued plastic, or electronic format. Acceptable electronic forms of permits include display of electronic images on a cellular phone or any other type of portable electronic device. All method exemptions and daily hunting and fishing tags shall be signed, and the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) shall be [signed and ]carried in accordance with federal regulations. Permits and method exemptions requiring a signature and carried in an electronic format shall display either a digitized image of a handwritten signature or some other form of an electronic signature. All permits, or temporary permit authorization number(s), and method exemptions shall be exhibited to any officer charged with the enforcement of this Code, or to any transportation company or postal employee when presenting wildlife for shipment. 

AUTHORITY: sections 40 and 45 of Art. IV, Mo. Const. This version of rule filed Sept. 19, 1957, effective Dec. 31, 1957. For intervening history, please consult the Code of State Regulations. Amended: Filed April 5, 2024.

PUBLIC COST: This proposed amendment will not cost state agencies or political subdivisions more than five hundred dollars ($500) in the aggregate.

PRIVATE COST: This proposed amendment will not cost private entities more than five hundred dollars ($500) in the aggregate.

NOTICE TO SUBMIT COMMENTS: Anyone may file a statement in support of or in opposition to this proposed amendment with Regulations Committee Chairman, Department of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180, or via the department’s website at https://short.mdc.mo.gov/Z49. To be considered, comments must be received within thirty (30) days after publication of this notice in the Missouri Register. No public hearing is scheduled.

Official public comment period: May 16, 2024 to June 14, 2024
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