This amendment authorizes the holder of a Hound Running Area Operator and Dealer Permit to obtain live coyotes and foxes from the holder of a Resident Commercial Live Coyote and Fox Trapping Permit and establishes ear tag requirements for coyotes and foxes held by the permittee.
Title 3 – Department of Conservation
Division 10 – Conservation Commission
(3) The holder of a Hound Running Area Operator and Dealer Permit may obtain live foxes and coyotes from a holder of a valid [trapping permit as prescribed in 3 CSR 10-8.515(7)]Resident Commercial Live Coyote and Fox Trapping Permit as prescribed in 3 CSR 10-10.788 and 3 CSR 10-10.789. Ear tags attached to foxes and coyotes in accordance with 3 CSR 10-10.789 shall remain on each fox or coyote obtained from a Resident Commercial Live Coyote and Fox Trapping Permit holder. Permittees may also purchase foxes and coyotes from a holder of a Class I Wildlife Breeder Permit or a holder of a Hound Running Area Operator and Dealer Permit. Foxes and coyotes may be held in temporary confinement facilities on the hound running area or another location specified on the permit. These foxes and coyotes may only be released into a permitted hound running area and must be individually marked with ear tags provided by the department for which the permittee shall pay fifty cents (50¢) per tag. These animals may not be given away, released to the wild or exported, except with written authorization of the director.
AUTHORITY: sections 40 and 45 of Art. IV, Mo. Const. Original rule filed Sept. 29, 1994, effective July 1, 1995. For intervening history, please consult the Code of State Regulations. Amended: Filed March 2, 2020.
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.