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.

3 CSR 10- 7.433: Deer: Firearms Hunting Seasons
This amendment clarifies the methods and permits required to hunt other wildlife during the youth and alternative methods portions of the fall firearms deer season.

The commission proposes to amend section (4), and subsections (4)(A) and (4)(B) of this rule.

 

PURPOSE: This amendment clarifies the methods and permits required to hunt other wildlife during the youth and alternative methods portions of the fall firearms deer season.

 

(4) Other wildlife may be hunted during the firearms deer hunting season[ with the following restriction] except as further restricted in this section:

  (A) During the November portion statewide and the antlerless portion in open counties, other wildlife (except furbearers) may be hunted only with pistol, revolver, or rifle firing a .22 caliber or smaller rimfire cartridge, or a shotgun and shot not larger than No. 4; except that waterfowl hunters, trappers, or landowners on their land or lessees on land upon which they reside may use other methods as specified in 3 CSR 10-7.410(1)(G);

  (B) During the November portion statewide, and the antlerless portion in open counties, [F]furbearers may be hunted[ using any legal deer hunting method during] within the established furbearer hunting seasons during daylight hours using any legal deer hunting method by persons holding an unfilled Firearms Deer [Hunting Permit]hunting permit, and - 

    1.  A Resident Small Game Hunting Permit; or

    2.  A Nonresident Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Permit; 

 

AUTHORITY: sections 40 and 45 of Art. IV, Mo. Const. and section 252.240, RSMo 2000.* Original rule filed April 29, 2004, effective May 15, 2004.  For intervening history, please consult the Code of State Regulations. Amended: Filed July 1, 2014.

 

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

 

PRIVATE ENTITY 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 Tom A. Draper, Deputy Director, Department of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180. 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.

 

Sunday, August 31, 2014
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