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.

Read and comment on the proposed changes

Title 3 – Department of Conservation
Division 10 – Conservation Commission

Proposed Amendment

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

(1) Hunting is permitted on department areas, except as further restricted by signs, area [brochures]maps, or this chapter and except turkey,[ and] deer, and elk hunting are allowed as authorized in 3 CSR 10-11.181 Turkeys: Special Hunts,[ and] 3 CSR 10-11.182 Deer Hunting, and 3 CSR 10-11.190 Elk Hunting of this chapter. Unless otherwise provided in this chapter or by managed hunt, statewide permits, seasons, methods, and limits apply. A valid area daily hunting tag may be required in addition to statewide permits.

 

(2) Hunting may be further restricted on designated portions of department areas which include, but are not limited to, refuges, wildlife sanctuaries, shooting ranges, residences, work areas, campgrounds, and other public use or service areas.

 

(3) Except for deer, elk, and turkey hunting as authorized in 3 CSR 10-11.181 Turkeys: Special Hunts,[ and] 3 CSR 10-11.182 Deer Hunting, and 3 CSR 10-11.190 Elk Hunting of this chapter, hunting is prohibited on outdoor education sites, conservation education center sites, nature center sites, and any of the following areas that are less than forty (40) acres in size: public fishing accesses, radio facilities, office sites, tower sites, cave sites, and staffed shooting ranges. 

 

(4) Hunting is prohibited on the following department areas except for deer and turkey hunting as authorized in 3 CSR 10-11.181 Turkeys: Special Hunts and 3 CSR 10-11.182 Deer Hunting of this chapter:

  [(K) Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area]

  [(L)](K) Caldwell Memorial Wildlife Area

  [(M)](L) DeLaney (Robert G.) Lake Conservation Area

  [(N)](M)Dripping Springs Natural Area

  [(O)](N) Drovers Prairie Conservation Area

  [(P)](O) Engelmann Woods Natural Area

  [(Q)](P) Forest 44 Conservation Area

  [(R)](Q) Foxglove Conservation Area

  [(S)](R) Gay Feather Prairie Conservation Area

  [(T)](S) Goodson (Jean and Joan) Conservation Area

  [(U)](T) Gravois Creek Conservation Area

  [(V)](U) Gravois Mills Access

  [(W)](V) Grundy Memorial Wildlife Area

  [(X)](W) Hartell (Ronald and Maude) Conservation Area

  [(Y)](X) Harter (James R.) Conservation Area

  [(Z)](Y) Henning (Ruth and Paul) Conservation Area

  [(AA)](Z) Hickory Canyons Natural Area

  [(BB)](AA) Hickory Woods Conservation Area

  [(CC)](BB) Hinkson Woods Conservation Area

  [(DD)](CC) Juden Creek Conservation Area

  [(EE)](DD) Klamberg (Roger) Woods Conservation Area

  [(FF)](EE) La Petite Gemme Prairie Conservation Area

  [(GG)](FF) Lichen Glade Conservation Area

  [(HH)](GG) Lily Pond Natural Area

  [(II)](HH) Limpp Community Lake

  [(JJ)](II) Lipton Conservation Area

  [(KK)](JJ) Little Osage Prairie

  [(LL)](KK) Malta Bend Community Lake

  [(MM)](LL) Maple Flats Access

  [(NN)](MM) Maple Woods Natural Area

  [(OO)](NN) Miller Community Lake

  [(PP)](OO) Mint Spring Conservation Area

  [(QQ)](PP) Mount Vernon Prairie

  [(RR)](QQ) Niawathe Prairie Conservation Area

  [(SS)](RR) Parma Woods Range and Training Center (south portion)

  [(TT)](SS) Pawhuska Prairie

  [(UU)](TT) Pelican Island Natural Area

  [(VV)](UU) Perry County Community Lake

  [(WW)](VV) Phantom Forest Conservation Area

  [(XX)](WW) Pickle Springs Natural Area

  [(YY)](XX) Port Hudson Lake Conservation Area

  [(ZZ)](YY) Ray County Community Lake

  [(AAA)](ZZ) Rocheport Cave Conservation Area

  [(BBB)](AAA) Rockwoods Range

  [(CCC)](BBB) Rockwoods Reservation

  [(DDD)](CCC) Rush Creek Conservation Area

  [(EEE)](DDD) Saeger Woods Conservation Area

  [(FFF)](EEE) Saint Stanislaus Conservation Area

  [(GGG)](FFF) Sears (F. O. and Leda J.) Memorial Wildlife Area

  [(HHH)](GGG) Shawnee Mac Lakes Conservation Area

  [(III)](HHH) Sims Valley Community Lake

  [(JJJ)](III) Steyermark (Julian) Woods Conservation Area

  [(KKK)](JJJ) Teszars Woods Conservation Area

  [(LLL)](KKK) Thirtyfour Corner Blue Hole

  [(MMM)](LLL) Thompson (Robert H.) Conservation Area

  [(NNN)](MMM) Tower Rock Natural Area

  [(OOO)](NNN) Truman Reservoir Management Lands (designated portion of the Grand River Bottoms Wildlife Management Area)

  [(PPP)](OOO) Twin Borrow Pits Conservation Area

  [(QQQ)](PPP) Tywappity Community Lake

  [(RRR)](QQQ) Upper Mississippi Conservation Area (Clarksville Refuge)

  [(SSS)](RRR) Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie (portion south of Highway 82)

  [(TTT)](SSS) Wah-Sha-She Prairie

  [(UUU)](TTT) Walnut Woods Conservation Area

  [(VVV)](UUU) White Alloe Creek Conservation Area

  [(WWW)](VVV) Wildcat Glade Natural Area

  [(XXX)](WWW) Wild Cherry Ridge Conservation Area

  [(YYY)](XXX) Woods (Walter) Conservation Area

  [(ZZZ)](YYY) Youngdahl (Mark) Urban Conservation Area

 

(11) Hunting is permitted on the following department areas only by holders of a valid area daily hunting tag or as authorized in 3 CSR 10-11.181 Turkeys: Special Hunts and 3 CSR 10-11.182 Deer Hunting of this chapter:

  (B) Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area

  [(B)](C) Forest 44 Conservation Area

  [(C)](D) Green (Charles W.) Conservation Area

  [(D)](E) Marais Temps Clair Conservation Area

  (F) Prairie Fork Conservation Area

  [(E)](G) Reed (James A.) Memorial Wildlife Area

 

AUTHORITY: sections 40 and 45 of Art. IV, Mo. Const. and section 252.040, RSMo 2016. This rule previously filed as 3 CSR 10-4.115. Original rule filed April 30, 2001, effective Sept. 30, 2001. For intervening history, please consult the Code of State Regulations. Amended: Filed August 26, 2019.

 

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 rule 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, PO Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180, or via the department’s website at http://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

Oct 02, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Oct 01, 2019

Volume

44

Number

19

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