3 CSR 10- 7.705: Elk: Hunting Season

Purpose

This rule establishes seasons, limits, and provisions for hunting elk.

Summary:

This rule establishes seasons, limits, and provisions for hunting elk.

Title 3 – Department of Conservation
Division 10 – Conservation Commission

Proposed Amendment

(1) The elk hunting season is comprised of two (2) portions within Carter, Shannon, and Reynolds counties.

  (A) Archery portion: October 17 through 25, 2020; use archery methods only to take elk in open counties; firearms may not be possessed except any person may carry concealable firearms, as defined in Chapter 571 RSMo, on or about his/her person while hunting.  Firearms possessed under this exception may not be used to take wildlife while archery hunting.

  (B) Firearms portion: December 12 through 20, 2020; use any legal elk hunting method to take elk in open counties.

 

(2) Other wildlife may be hunted during the firearms portion of the elk hunting season except as further restricted in this section:

  (A) During the firearms portion of the elk hunting season in open counties, other wildlife 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 may use other methods as specified in 3 CSR 10-7.410(1)(G);

  (B) During the firearms portion of the elk hunting season in open counties, persons holding an unfilled elk hunting permit and a Resident Small Game Hunting Permit may take furbearers during daylight hours using any legal elk hunting method;

  (C) Furbearers may not be chased, pursued, or taken with the aid of dogs during daylight hours in open counties; and

  (D) Squirrels and rabbits may not be chased, pursued, or taken with the aid of dogs during daylight hours in open counties.

 

AUTHORITY: sections 40 and 45 of Art. IV, Mo. Const. and section 252.040 RSMo 2016. Original rule filed June 28, 2019.

 

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

 

PRIVATE ENTITY 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: August 2, 2019 to August 31, 2019