Series 105 2004 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 105-407; Ord. 18197; Amending Chapter 17 of the City Code as it pertains to hunting in city parks; establishing an archery deer hunting program
Bill No. B 256-04
amending Chapter 17 of the City Code as it pertains to hunting in city parks; establishing
archery deer hunting program; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS
SECTION 1. Chapter 17 of the Code of Ordinances of the
City of Columbia, Missouri, is
hereby amended as follows:
Material to be deleted in
strikeout; material to be added underlined.
Sec. 17-56. Deer hunting program.
Nothing in this division shall prohibit any person participating in a city deer hunting program
from using a tree stand in accordance with the applicable ordinance, rules and regulations.
Sec. 17-98. Hunting; carrying and use of weapons.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person
in a park to use, carry or possess firearms of any
description, or air rifles, spring-guns, bow and arrows, slings or any other forms of weapons
potentially inimical to wildlife and dangerous to human safety, or any instrument that can be
loaded with and fire blank cartridges, or any kind of trapping device. It shall be unlawful for any
person to shoot into park areas from beyond the park boundaries.
. . .
(d) This section shall not prohibit any person from participating in
any deer hunting program
established by the city.
SECTION 2. Archery hunting of deer shall be allowed on
city-owned property under the
1. Hunting shall be allowed only in the
areas of the following property designated by the
City Manager or his designee:
(c) Twin Lakes;
(d) Sewer Utility
Property on Strawn Road.
2. No hunting or field dressing shall
be allowed within one hundred feet of private property.
3. No hunting or field dressing shall
be allowed within one hundred feet of a city trail.
4. No four wheelers or other motorized
vehicles shall be used in connection with hunting on
5. Tree stands shall be allowed subject
to the following restrictions: Only portable tree
stands may be used. The stands may be in place only for the period beginning 15 days before
archery deer season and ending 15 days after
archery deer season. Stands must be identified with the full name and address of the owner.
Nails, screw-in steps and any other material that would damage the tree shall not be used.
Minimal tree trimming in connection with tree stands shall be allowed only as expressly
permitted by the department head in charge of the property or the department heads designee.
6. Hunters will be required to attend
a pre-hunt meeting to obtain permission to hunt on
designated city property. Each hunter who is allowed to hunt on city property shall be given a
card to be displayed in the hunters vehicle and one to be carried by the hunter to show the hunter
has permission to hunt on city property. A handout showing hunting areas, designated parking
spaces and restricted areas on each site will be provided to each hunter.
7. Each hunter allowed to hunt on city
property shall be required to follow all Department of
8. The City Manager or his designee shall
impose reasonable restrictions on the number of
hunters hunting at the same time.
9. The City Manager may establish rules
and regulations implementing this section.
SECTION 3. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect
from and after its passage.
PASSED this 16th day of August, 2004.