City of Lake Ozark, MO
Miller County
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[Ord. No. 2012-15 (amended), 10-23-2012]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the prescribed meanings:
ARCHERY DEVICE
Any long bow 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 known name, 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
Any person under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance 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.
[Ord. No. 2012-15 (amended), 10-23-2012]
A. 
A managed deer hunt for the taking of deer within the corporate limits of the City of Lake Ozark to be held during the State of Missouri's archery and firearms deer hunting seasons is hereby established under the following terms and conditions:
1. 
Discharging or releasing arrows from archery devices within the City limits is prohibited except where a hunter is permitted to do so in accordance with this Chapter.
2. 
No hunting with firearms or crossbows is allowed within the City.
3. 
No hunting is allowed on any private property within the City without a waiver of liability signed by the property owner and on file with the Lake Ozark Police Department at City Hall.
4. 
Each owner, lessee or person in charge of any private property may require any such additional restrictions for the hunt on their premises or property as they deem reasonable and necessary.
5. 
Each hunter shall hunt only on the tract of property, or location specified on the tract of property, for which the hunter has obtained the written consent from the property owner and for which the City has received a signed waiver of liability from the property owner identifying the tract of property, or portion thereof, as qualified for the managed deer hunt.
6. 
Each hunter shall be responsible for obtaining written permission from the owner of the property, which has been identified as qualified for the managed deer hunt, and shall provide the Lake Ozark Police Department with a copy of said written consent at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the commencement of the hunt.
7. 
All current laws and regulations of the State of Missouri governing hunting shall be obeyed by all hunters within the corporate limits of the City.
8. 
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 216.070 of this Chapter. Stands may not be attached to trees by use of a means which would harm the tree. Screw-in or other damaging steps are prohibited. Hunters shall use a safety harness while in the stand.
9. 
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 the request of any Police Officer, conservation agent or appropriate City enforcement officer.
10. 
Prior to discharging an archery device for hunting, the hunter shall permanently mark each arrow with him or her Missouri Department of Conservation number.
11. 
No hunting is authorized on tracts of land less than five (5) acres in area. Adjoining tracts of land less than five (5) acres may be combined to meet this five (5) acre requirement with written permission from all property owners.
12. 
One (1) hunter is allowed on tracts of property five (5) to ten (10) acres in size, and a team of two (2) hunters is allowed on tracts of ten (10) acres or more.
13. 
All hunters shall park their vehicles on the same property on which they are hunting.
14. 
All hunters must report to the designated officer of the City of Lake Ozark within twenty-four (24) hours all deer harvested in the City limits.
[Ord. No. 2012-15 (amended), 10-23-2012]
A. 
Each person who participates in the managed deer hunt within the corporate limits of the City shall hold a permit issued by the City after having met the following conditions:
1. 
Provide proof of a current Missouri hunting license.
2. 
Provide a form of picture identification.
3. 
Provide a valid Missouri archery permit, or if participating in the managed archery hunt during the Missouri firearms season, provide a valid Missouri firearms permit.
4. 
Be over the age of sixteen (16) years.
5. 
Provide a certificate of completion for a general hunting safety education course.
6. 
Complete and submit an application for a Lake Ozark managed deer hunt permit on a form to be approved by the City Administrator.
7. 
The City Administrator, the Chief of Police, or their respective designee(s) may revoke the permit issued hereunder at any time for any violation of the rules and regulations of the Lake Ozark managed deer hunt.
8. 
The City may refuse, in its discretion and without cause or justification, to issue a permit to any individual.
9. 
If hunting with a physical handicap exemption, the hunter must provide a copy of the determination form approved by his or her physician.
[Ord. No. 2012-15 (amended), 10-23-2012]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any archery device from across or along any street, sidewalk, road, highway or playground.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm or crossbow within the City.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person hunting under the Lake Ozark 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 Chapter to fail or refuse to leave any private property when requested to do so by the 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 and within five hundred (500) feet of any person, dwelling, house, vehicle, church, school or other building.
F. 
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.
G. 
No arrow used to hunt deer may be discharged or projected at such an angle or distance as to land within five hundred (500) feet of any street or public right-of-way.
H. 
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of sixteen (16) years to hunt deer within the City limits of Lake Ozark.
I. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, consume or be in an intoxicated condition while engaged in hunting activities within the City limits of Lake Ozark.
J. 
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.
K. 
Deer may not be hunted, pursued, taken or killed with the aid of any motor-driven vehicle unless expressly exempted by Section 216.070 of this Chapter.
L. 
Deer may not be hunted, pursued, taken or killed with the aid of bait as defined and outlined in the Missouri Department of Conservation's Deer Hunting Regulations.
[Ord. No. 2012-15 (amended), 10-23-2012]
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 Chapter does not authorize the act of trespass.
C. 
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 other 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.
[Ord. No. 2012-15 (amended), 10-23-2012]
A. 
The decision of whether a harvested deer will be field dressed on the hunted property or the hunter will be required to tag the deer on-site for dressing elsewhere will be made at the discretion of the property owner but in no case shall it occur closer than one hundred (100) feet of any adjoining property line, if the property owner allows field dressing.
B. 
In addition, any person who kills or injures any deer while hunting shall follow all Missouri Department of Conservation guidelines regarding field dressing and processing the deer.
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.
E. 
The transportation of a carcass along any public right-of-way is prohibited, unless it is covered or hidden from public view.
[Ord. No. 2012-15 (amended), 10-23-2012]
A hunter is responsible for obtaining a handicapped determination on the form provided by the Missouri Department of Conversation and taking it to his or her physician for determination. If the form is approved by the physician, the hunter shall carry the approved form on his or her person during the hunt and produce said form upon request of any Police Officer, conservation agent or appropriate City enforcement officer.
[Ord. No. 2012-15 (amended), 10-23-2012]
A. 
Any person who performs an act in violation of this Chapter, or who fails to follow the rules and 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 and may be denied any future privilege to hunt pursuant to this Chapter.
B. 
Any violation of this Chapter is punishable under the general penalty section for City offenses in Section 100.030 of the Municipal Code of the City Lake Ozark.
[Ord. No. 2012-15 (amended), 10-23-2012]
The Sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this Chapter are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or Section of this Chapter shall be declared unconstitutional or otherwise invalid by the valid judgment and decree of any court of any competent jurisdiction, such unconstitutionality or invalidity shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs, or Sections of this Chapter since the same would have been enacted by the Board of Aldermen without the incorporation in this Chapter of any such unconstitutional or invalid phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or Section.
[Ord. No. 2012-15 (amended), 10-23-2012]
Whenever any part of this Chapter shall be repealed or modified, either expressly or by implication, by a subsequent ordinance, that part of this Chapter thus repealed or modified shall continue in force until the subsequent ordinance repealing or modifying this Chapter shall go into effect unless therein otherwise expressly provided; but no suit, prosecution, proceeding, right, fine or penalty instituted, created, given, secured or accrued under this Chapter previous to its repeal shall not be affected, released or discharged but may be prosecuted, enjoined and recovered as fully as if this Chapter or provisions had continued in force, unless it shall be therein otherwise expressly provided.