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


Ordinance No.           018197                       Council Bill No.            B 256-04           


AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 17 of the City Code as it pertains to hunting in city parks; establishing an 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 FOLLOWS:

    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.

Secs. 17-5 67--17-65. Reserved.

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.

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     (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 following restrictions:

    1.    Hunting shall be allowed only in the areas of the following property designated by the City Manager or his designee:

        (a)    Sanitary Landfill;

        (b)    Grindstone Nature Area;

        (c)    Twin Lakes; and

        (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 city property.

    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 head’s 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 hunter’s 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 Conservation regulations.

    8.    The City Manager or his designee shall impose reasonable restrictions on the number of hunter’s 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.