City of Camdenton, MO
Camden County
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Section 223.005 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 2389-11 §1, 1-4-2011]
As used in this Section, 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 crosswise 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.
INTOXICATED CONDITION
Refers to any person when he is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or drug, or any combination thereof.
PROJECTILE WEAPON
Any bow, 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.

Section 223.010 Managed Deer Hunt.

[Ord. No. 2389-11 §1, 1-4-2011]
A. 
Deer may be taken within the corporate limits of Camdenton only during the managed deer hunt which is to be held during the State of Missouri archery deer hunting season or by a deer damage permit as specified in Section 223.040 of this Chapter. Additionally, deer hunters will be allowed to continue archery deer hunting under the terms of this Chapter during firearms season with a valid firearms deer permit.
1. 
Discharging or releasing arrows from archery devices within the City limits is prohibited except where the hunter is acting under a permit issued under this Chapter or unless expressly exempted by Section 222.060 or 223.040 of the City Code.
2. 
No hunting with firearms is allowed within the City.
3. 
No hunting with crossbow is allowed unless expressly exempted by Section 223.025 or 223.040 of this Chapter.
4. 
All current laws and regulations of the State of Missouri governing hunting shall be obeyed by the hunters within the corporate limits of Camdenton.
5. 
No hunting is authorized on tracts of land less than three (3) acres in area.
6. 
No hunting is allowed on any private property within the City without a waiver of City liability signed by the property owner and on file at City Hall.
7. 
Each owner, lessee, or person in charge of any private property may require any such additional restrictions for the hunt upon such premises or property as they deem reasonable or necessary.
8. 
Each hunter shall hunt only on the tract or location the City has specified as an authorized tract and for which the hunter has obtained written permission from the property owner.
9. 
It will be the hunter's responsibility to obtain permission from the owner of the property which has been identified as qualified for a managed archery deer hunt.
10. 
Each hunter shall be required to hunt from an elevated stand, labeled with the hunter's full name and address, and placed at least ten (10) feet high at the standing platform unless expressly exempted by Section 223.025 of this Chapter. Stands may not be attached to the tree by use of a means which would harm the tree. Screw-in or other damaging steps are prohibited. Hunter shall use a safety harness while in the stand.
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Each hunter who is permitted to hunt within the City 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 Camdenton Police Officer or Missouri Department of Conservation Agent.
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All hunters shall park their vehicles on the same property on which they are hunting.
13. 
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.
14. 
All hunters must report to the designated officer of the City of Camdenton within twenty-four (24) hours all deer harvested in the City of Camdenton to include at a minimum the hunter's name, sex of animal, and property where harvested.

Section 223.015 Hunting Permits.

[Ord. No. 2389-11 §1, 1-4-2011]
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Each person who participates in the managed deer hunt within the corporate limits of Camdenton shall hold a permit issued by the City after having met the following conditions:
1. 
Complete and submit an application for a City of Camdenton managed archery deer hunt permit on a form to be approved by the City Administrator.
2. 
Provide a form of picture identification.
3. 
Provide a valid Missouri archery deer permit.
4. 
If the hunter is making application to participate in the Camdenton managed archery deer hunt during the Missouri firearms season, a valid Missouri firearms permit will be required in lieu of the valid Missouri archery deer hunting permit during the Missouri firearms season.
5. 
Provide proof of hunter education certification, if required by Missouri Department of Conservation Hunting Regulations.
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Be of the age of sixteen (16) years.
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If hunting with a physical handicap exemption as set out in this Chapter, the hunter must provide a copy of the determination form approved by their physician.
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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 Camdenton managed archery deer hunt.
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The City of Camdenton may refuse to issue such permits to any individual at their sole discretion without cause or justification.

Section 223.020 Specified Actions Prohibited or Restricted.

[Ord. No. 2389-11 §1, 1-4-2011]
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It shall be unlawful for any person hunting under the Camdenton managed archery deer hunt to trespass on 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.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person hunting under this Chapter to fail or refuse to leave any private property when requested to do so by owner, lessee, or person in charge of said property.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge an archery device at or in the direction and within one hundred fifty (150) feet of any person, vehicle, dwelling, house, church, school or building.
D. 
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.
E. 
No arrow used to hunt deer may be discharged or projected at such angle or distance as to land within one hundred (100) feet of any street, public right-of-way, or property line.
F. 
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of sixteen (16) years to hunt deer within the City limit of Camdenton.
G. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to be in an intoxicated condition while engaged in hunting activities within the City limits of Camdenton.
H. 
Deer may not be hunted, pursued, taken or killed with the aid of any motor-driven vehicle unless expressly exempted by Section 223.025 of this Chapter.
I. 
Deer stands may be in place only from September first (1st) through January thirty-first (31st).
J. 
Deer may not be hunted, pursued, taken or killed with the aid of bait as defined and outlined in the Conservation Department's Deer Hunting Regulations (3 CSR 10-7.431 RSMo.).
K. 
Feeding deer is prohibited starting ten (10) days prior to the beginning of deer season until one (1) day after deer hunting season ends.

Section 223.025 Handicap Determination.

[Ord. No. 2389-11 §1, 1-4-2011]
Hunter is responsible for obtaining the handicapped determination on the form provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation and taking it to his/her physician for determination. If the form is approved by their physician, the hunter is responsible for carrying the approved form on his/her person during a hunt and producing the approval upon request by any Camdenton Police Officer or Missouri Department of Conservation Agent.

Section 223.030 Deer Retrieval.

[Ord. No. 2389-11 §1, 1-4-2011]
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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.
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It shall be the hunter's responsibility to immediately notify any property owner, other than the specific property owner who previously authorized the hunt, 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 City of Camdenton.

Section 223.035 Field Cleaning.

[Ord. No. 2389-11 §1, 1-4-2011]
A. 
The decision of whether the harvested animal will be field dressed on the hunt property or the hunter will be required to bag the deer on-site for dressing elsewhere will be at the discretion of the land owner but in no case closer than one hundred (100) feet from adjoining property line if property owner allows field dressing.
B. 
In addition to provisions of this Section a person who kills any deer while hunting shall follow all Missouri Department of Conservation guidelines regarding field dressing and processing the animal.
C. 
Any person who kills any deer while hunting shall not field dress the deer in a public or conspicuous location.
D. 
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 bio-hazardous waste.

Section 223.040 Deer Damage Permit.

[Ord. No. 2389-11 §1, 1-4-2011]
If deer property damage complaints are received outside the prescribed managed archery deer hunt season, a deer damage permit may be obtained by contacting the Missouri Department of Conservation. Deer damage permit applications are reviewed and permitted on a case-by-case basis by the local Missouri Department of Conservation Agent.

Section 223.045 Penalty for Violation.

[Ord. No. 2389-11 §1, 1-4-2011]
A. 
Persons issued citations for violations of this Chapter shall forfeit their City hunting permit issued under this Chapter and may be refused future permits under this Chapter.
B. 
Any violation of this Chapter is punishable under the general penalty Section for City offenses in Section 100.160 of the Camdenton City Code.