252.040. No wildlife shall be pursued, taken, killed, possessed or disposed of except in the manner, to the extent and at the time or times permitted by such rules and regulations; and any pursuit, taking, killing, possession or disposition thereof, except as permitted by such rules and regulations, are hereby prohibited. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor except that any person violating any of the rules and regulations pertaining to record keeping requirements imposed on licensed fur buyers and fur dealers shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.
(L. 1945 p. 664 § 26, A.L. 1989 H.B. 293)
Hunting or trapping on land without consent of owner, penalty, RSMo 569.140, 569.150
(1953) Shooting of dummy deer made of stuffed deer hide and placed in a field by conservation commission agents at time in which deer hunting was not permitted held not crime under this section. State v. Guffey (A.), 262 S.W.2d 152.
(1954) Person holding fishing license had right to float, wade and fish in public waters of river which was non-navigable stream without being trespasser on lands of owner of the bed of the stream. Elder v. Delcour, 364 Mo. 835, 269 S.W.2d 17.
(2001) Municipal ordinance requiring hunters and trappers to obtain permission from government owners of land and rights-of-way was not prohibited by section; Conservation Commission does not have exclusive authority to regulate location of allowable hunting, fishing, and trapping. Miller v. City of Town & Country, 62 S.W.3d 431 (Mo.App.E.D.).