[Ord. No. 09.18 §1, 5-8-2009; Ord. No. 15.79 §1, 9-17-2015]
As used in this Chapter the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
- ARCHERY DEVICE
- Any longbow or compound bow.
- 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.
- As is used in the Chapter means 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, 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. 09.18 §2, 5-8-2009; Ord. No. 15.79 §2, 9-17-2015]
A managed deer hunt within the corporate limits of Osage Beach to be held during the State of Missouri deer hunting season is hereby established under the following terms and conditions:
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.
No hunting with firearms and/or crossbows is allowed within the City.
No hunting is allowed on any private property within the City without the prior consent of the owner.
No hunting is allowed on any private property within the City without prior notice of the hunt given to the Osage Beach Public Works Department at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the commencement of the hunt. The notice shall include the location, date, times and names of all hunters.
All current laws and regulations of the State of Missouri governing hunting shall be obeyed by all hunters within the corporate limits of Osage Beach.
Each person hunting pursuant to this Section must be approved by the City of Osage Beach. 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 police officer, conservation agent or appropriate City enforcement officer.
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.
No hunting is authorized on tracts of land less than two (2) acres in area. Adjoining tracts of land less than two (2) acres may be combined to meet this requirement with permission from both property owners.
Each hunter shall hunt only on the tract or location specified on the permit. One (1) hunter allowed from two (2) to five (5) acres or as a team of two (2) up to five (5) acres.
Each hunter shall hunt only during the times and dates specified on the permit.
All hunters shall park their vehicles on the same property on which they are hunting.
The City Park is closed to hunting after 10:00 A.M. and hunting will be allowed on specific dates only.
The Osage Beach Public Works Director or his/her designee shall impose reasonable restrictions on the number of hunters hunting on the same site at the same time.
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/her Missouri Department of Conservation number.
All hunters must report to the Osage Beach Public Works Department within twenty-four (24) hours all deer harvested in the City limits of Osage Beach.
[Ord. No. 09.18 §3, 5-8-2009; Ord. No. 15.79 §3, 9-17-2015]
Each person who participates in the managed deer hunt within the corporate limits of Osage Beach shall hold a permit issued by the City after having met the following conditions:
Be over the age of eighteen (18) years.
Complete an Osage Beach orientation on the rules of the Osage Beach managed deer hunt.
Complete and submit an application for an Osage Beach managed deer hunt permit on a form to be approved by the City Administrator.
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 Osage Beach managed deer hunt.
[Ord. No. 09.18 §4, 5-8-2009; Ord. No. 15.79 §4, 9-17-2015]
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any archery device from across any street, sidewalk, road, highway or playground.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm or projectile weapon within the City of Osage Beach.
It shall be unlawful for any person hunting under the Osage Beach 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.
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.
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.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge an archery device within one hundred fifty (150) feet of any church or school.
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.
It shall be unlawful for any person to field dress a deer in a public or conspicuous location.
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.
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen (18) years to hunt deer within the City limits of Osage Beach.
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 within the City limits of Osage Beach.
No four wheelers shall be used in connection with hunting on City property.
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.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to participate in the Osage Beach managed deer hunt without a current valid Missouri Department of Conservation issued Archer's Hunting and/or Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit.
[Ord. No. 09.18 §5, 5-8-2009; Ord. No. 15.79 §5, 9-17-2015]
Any person who kills or injures any deer while hunting shall make a reasonable search to retrieve the deer and take it into his/her possession.
This Section does not authorize the act of trespass.
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/her property.
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.
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 Osage Beach.
[Ord. No. 09.18 §6, 5-8-2009; Ord. No. 15.79 §6, 9-17-2015]
Any person who kills any deer while hunting shall follow all Missouri Department of Conservation guidelines regarding field dressing and processing the animal.
Any person who kills any deer while hunting shall not field dress the deer in a public or conspicuous location.
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.
The transportation of a carcass along any public right-of-way is prohibited, unless it is covered or hidden from public view.
[Ord. No. 09.18 §7, 5-8-2009; Ord. No. 15.79 §7, 9-17-2015]
Any person who shall perform an act in violation of this Section, or shall fail to follow the rules and/or regulations contained in this Section, shall be deemed to have committed a misdemeanor and shall lose his/her City hunting permit issued under this Section.