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Missouri to appeal ruling on hunting regs

Sunday, August 22, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri plans to appeal a ruling striking down regulations against the use of dogs and vehicles in hunting deer.

The Missouri Conservation Commission voted Friday to proceed with an appeal of the ruling made earlier this month by a Ripley County judge.

At issue are state regulations that prohibit "motor-driven air, land or water conveyances" while deer hunting, and which say deer cannot be "hunted, pursued, taken or killed with the aid of dogs."

The judge ruled the regulations were unconstitutional because they are vague and overly broad.

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Thisredneck mentality is why I quit hunting in Ripley country. Deer hunters there wait in the Current River (in their boats), dogs run the deer to the river, "hunters" bop em in the head with a six iron. Hunt over.

-- Posted by Rocket_Surgeon on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 10:09 AM

I think the judge is right. the regulations stink I have a dog that wont run a deer but likes to walk with me and that is illeagle. If your dog fallows you in the woods you will get a ticket.I don't use a dog to hunt but do like to have my dog with me.If your on private property you should be able to hunt as you please as long as you obey the limit of your kill.

-- Posted by zeroit on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 10:17 PM

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