This amendment establishes regulations for the take of feral swine on lands managed by the department under cooperative agreement during deer and turkey hunting seasons.
Title 3 – Department of Conservation
Division 10 – Conservation Commission
(A) Feral swine (any swine that is born, living, or has lived in the wild, and any offspring of such swine) may be taken in any number during the archery deer and turkey hunting seasons, the firearms deer hunting season, the fall firearms turkey hunting season, the spring turkey season, and the youth spring turkey season in accordance with the following:
1. Feral swine may not be chased or pursued, and may be taken only on these lands or portions of these lands designated as open to hunting, and only during hours prescribed for taking deer or turkey during the season being hunted;
2. Hunters taking feral swine must possess a valid unfilled deer or turkey hunting permit for the season being hunted and abide by the methods of pursuit allowed for deer and turkey as provided in this section, as well as any other restrictions that may apply on specific areas managed under cooperative agreement—
A. During the archery deer and turkey hunting seasons, archer’s hunting permittees may only use archery methods allowed for deer and turkey hunting;
B. During the firearms deer hunting season, permittees may only use methods allowed for deer hunting during the portion of the firearms deer hunting season being hunted; and,
C. During the firearms turkey seasons, firearms turkey hunting permittees may only use methods allowed for turkey hunting during the firearms turkey season being hunted.
AUTHORITY: sections 40 and 45 of Art. IV, Mo. Const. and 252.040, RSMo 2016. *This rule previously filed as 3 CSR 10-4.116. Original rule filed April 30, 2001, effective Sept. 30, 2001. 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.