City of Bolivar, MO
Polk County
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Section 270.010 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 3065 §I, 10-9-2012]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
ARCHERY DEVICE
Any longbow or compound bow.
CROSSBOW
A device for discharging quarrels, bolts or arrows, formed of a bow set cross-wise on a stock, usually drawn by means of a mechanism and discharged by the release of a trigger.
FIREARM
Any rifle, shotgun, weapon or similar mechanism by whatever name known, which is designed to expel a projectile or projectiles through a gun barrel, tube, pipe, cylinder or similar device by the action of any explosive.
PROJECTILE WEAPON
Any bow (other than an "archery device"), crossbow, pellet gun, slingshot or other weapon that is not a firearm, which is capable of expelling a projectile that could inflict serious physical injury or death by striking or piercing a person.
UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Any person under the influence of intoxicating liquor as defined by Section 344.030 of the City of Bolivar Municipal Code.

Section 270.020 Managed Deer Hunt.

[Ord. No. 3065 §I, 10-9-2012]
A. 
A managed deer hunt within the City-owned real estate consisting of the Bolivar Municipal Airport and the City-owned real estate surrounding the Bolivar Municipal Airport, to be held during the State of Missouri deer hunting season, is hereby established under the following terms and conditions:
1. 
Discharging or releasing arrows from archery devices within City-owned real estate is prohibited except where the hunter is acting under a permit issued under this Chapter.
2. 
No hunting with firearms is allowed on City-owned real estate.
3. 
No hunting is allowed on any private property within the City without the prior written consent of the owner.
4. 
All current laws and regulations of the State of Missouri governing hunting shall be obeyed by all hunters while on City-owned real estate.
5. 
Each person hunting pursuant to this Section must be approved by the City of Bolivar. Each hunter who is permitted to hunt on City-owned real estate shall carry and display at all times while on the hunt a permit card displayed in the hunter's vehicle and carried on each hunter's person. Such card shall be displayed upon request of any Police Officer, conservation agent or appropriate City enforcement officer.
6. 
Each hunter shall hunt only on the tract or location specified on the permit.
7. 
Each hunter shall hunt only during the times and dates specified on the permit.
8. 
All hunters shall park their vehicles on the same property on which they are hunting.
9. 
The City of Bolivar Chief of Police, or any other person(s) so designated by the City Administrator, shall impose reasonable restrictions on the number of hunters hunting on the same site at the same time.
10. 
Prior to discharging an archery device intended to be used for hunting, it shall be the hunter's responsibility to permanently mark each arrow with his or her Missouri Department of Conservation number.
11. 
All hunters must report to the designated officer of the City of Bolivar within twenty-four (24) hours all deer harvested on real estate owned by the City of Bolivar.

Section 270.030 Hunting Permits.

[Ord. No. 3065 §I, 10-9-2012]
A. 
Participation in the managed deer hunt on City-owned real estate may be limited to those number of persons as deemed appropriate and safe by the City Administrator or those person(s) designated by the City Administrator to make such determination. In the event that the number of persons making application for a permit to participate in the managed deer hunt exceeds the number of actual permits allocated by the City, the permits will be allocated by the City using a lottery system. Each person who participates in the managed deer hunt on City-owned real estate shall hold a permit issued by the City after having met the following conditions:
1. 
Hold a current Missouri hunting license.
2. 
Hold a current Missouri deer tag.
3. 
Be over the age of eighteen (18) years.
4. 
Any individual seeking a permit shall provide a general hunting safety education course certificate of completion.
5. 
Complete a City of Bolivar orientation on the rules of the City of Bolivar managed deer hunt.
6. 
Complete and submit an application for a City of Bolivar managed deer hunt permit on a form to be approved by the City Administrator.
7. 
The City Administrator or his/her designee may revoke the permit issued hereunder at any time for any violation of the rules and regulations of the City of Bolivar managed deer hunt.

Section 270.040 Specific Actions Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 3065 §I, 10-9-2012]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any archery device from across any street, sidewalk, road, highway or playground.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm or projectile weapon on City-owned real estate.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person hunting under the City of Bolivar managed deer hunt to knowingly enter the premises of another or discharge any device on the premises of another without the permission of that owner or person in charge of said property.
D. 
It shall be unlawful for any person hunting under this Section to fail or refuse to leave any private property when requested to do so by owner, lessee or person in charge of said property.
E. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge an archery device at or in the direction of any person, vehicle, dwelling, house, church, school or building.
F. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge an archery device within one hundred fifty (150) feet of any church or school.
G. 
No arrow used to hunt deer may be discharged or projected at such an angle or distance as to land on public or private property other than the property on which the hunt has been authorized.
H. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to field dress a deer in a public or conspicuous location.
I. 
No arrow used to hunt deer may be discharged or projected at such an angle or distance as to land within fifty (50) feet of any street or public right-of-way.
J. 
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen (18) years to hunt deer on City-owned real estate.
K. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, consume or be under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance while engaged in hunting activities on City-owned real estate.
L. 
Four wheelers shall not be used in connection with hunting on any City property.
M. 
Deer stands may only be in place for the period beginning fifteen (15) days before archery deer season and ending fifteen (15) days after archery deer season.

Section 270.050 Deer Retrieval.

[Ord. No. 3065 §I, 10-9-2012]
A. 
Any person who kills or injures any deer while hunting shall make a reasonable search to retrieve the deer and take it into his or her possession.
B. 
This Section does not authorize the act of trespass.
C. 
It shall be the hunter's responsibility to immediately notify any property owner, other than the City of Bolivar, of the fact that an injured or dead deer is or might be located on his or her property.
D. 
It shall be the hunter's responsibility to obtain permission to enter the property of any property owner upon which an injured or dead deer is located prior to engaging in a reasonable search and retrieval of the deer.
E. 
In the event that a hunter cannot obtain the permission of a property owner to conduct a reasonable search and retrieval of an injured or dead deer, the hunter shall immediately notify the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Animal Control Officer for the City of Bolivar.

Section 270.060 Field Cleaning.

[Ord. No. 3065 §I, 10-9-2012]
A. 
Any person who kills any deer while hunting shall follow all Missouri Department of Conservation guidelines regarding field dressing and processing the animal.
B. 
Any person who kills any deer while hunting shall not field dress the deer in a public or conspicuous location.
C. 
Any person who field dresses or otherwise processes a deer shall properly dispose of the discarded organs and/or body parts in plastic bags in private trash depositories or by other appropriate means. Nothing contained herein shall authorize the illegal dumping of solid waste or authorize the illegal dumping of biohazardous waste.
D. 
The transportation of a carcass along any public right-of-way is prohibited, unless it is covered or hidden from public view.

Section 270.070 Penalty For Violation.

[Ord. No. 3065 §I, 10-9-2012]
A. 
Any person who shall perform an act in violation of this Chapter or shall fail to follow the rules or regulations contained in this Chapter shall be deemed to have committed a misdemeanor and shall lose his or her City hunting permit issued under this Chapter.
B. 
Any violation of this Chapter is punishable under the general penalty Section for City offenses pursuant to the City of Bolivar Municipal Code.