Conservation Regulations

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Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area

--- Note --- The information below reflects regulations for most activities on this conservation area but does not contain regulations for all possible uses. For more information on area regulations consult the Wildlife Code (http://sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/3csr/3csr.asp) or the phone number listed for this area in the online Conservation Atlas.

  • Chapter 11 of the Wildlife Code applies to this area.(more)

Area General Provisions(more)

  • Collecting wild animals (including invertebrates) and their unprocessed parts is prohibited except under the provisions of a valid Wildlife Collector’s Permit, or as otherwise authorized in the Wildlife Code.
  • Commercial use and vending are prohibited on department areas.
  • Fires are permitted only in designated camping areas.
  • Guiding for pay is prohibited on department areas.
  • In addition to the rules of the Wildlife Code, federal, state and local laws also apply on department lands.
  • Soil disturbance and digging, including the digging of roots, is prohibited on all conservation areas.
  • Trail and game cameras are prohibited
  • Unless specifically authorized, the following activities are prohibited: swimming, sailboarding, skateboarding, entry on areas closed to the public, removal of water, rock collecting, planting, ranging of horses and other livestock, caving, rock climbing, rappelling, paint-balling, scuba diving, and water skiing.
  • Use of fireworks is prohibited.
  • Wild plants, plant products, vegetation, and mushrooms (more)
    • Collecting or possessing wild plants and their unprocessed parts is prohibited except under the provisions of a valid Letter of Authorization for Plant Collecting, or as otherwise authorized in the Wildlife Code.
    • Nuts, berries, fruits, edible wild greens and mushrooms may be taken only for personal consumption.
      • On locations designated as Missouri Natural Areas, taking wild greens is prohibited.
    • Vegetation, including trees, may not be cut or destroyed. The only exception is that willows (Salicaceae spp.) may be cut for use in constructing on-site blinds.

Area Hours(more)

  • Open for public use from 4 a.m. To 10 p.m.; hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, dog training, launching and landing boats is allowed 24 hours a day on areas where these activities are permitted.
  • Parking or storing watercraft or commercial vehicles on department areas during closed hours is prohibited

Bullfrogs and green frogs(more)

  • Taking of bullfrogs and green frogs is allowed.
    • Bullfrogs and green frogs may be taken during the statewide season only by hand, handnet, atlatl, gig, bow, snagging, snaring, grabbing, pole and line , a twenty-two (.22) caliber or smaller rimfire rifle or pistol, pellet gun, or crossbow and only during dates and times when those waters are open to fishing or hunting. An artificial light may be used. Season: Sunset June 30 through Oct. 31. Daily limit 8.

Camping(more)

  • Camping is allowed on the area as indicated.
    • Camping is allowed along interior roads and/or parking lots. Seasonal closures and restrictions may apply.
    • Camping is allowed anytime in designated camping areas. These may or may not have defined campsites. Seasonal closures and restrictions may apply.
    • Camping is limited to a period of 14 consecutive days in any 30-day period. Personal property must be removed at the end of the 14-day period. Unless a special use permit is obtained, total camping days on all department lands are limited to 30 days within one calendar year.
    • Groups of more than 10 people must obtain a special use permit prior to camping. Contact the area manager at the phone number listed for this area in the Online Conservation Atlas.
    • Only two camping units are permitted in each site in areas with established campsites.
    • Quiet hours are in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. Visitors who are not occupying a campsite are required to leave the campground by 10 p.m.
    • Walk-in/backpack camping is allowed. No amenities are provided. Seasonal closures and restrictions may apply.

Decoys and blinds(more)

  • Permitted but must be disassembled and removed daily.
    • Blinds may be constructed on-site only from willows (Salicaceae spp.).

Field Trials(more)

  • Field trials are prohibited.

Fishing general provisions and seasons(more)

  • Fishing is permitted on this area under statewide regulations, except special restrictions apply to methods and limits on fish taken from lakes and ponds.
    • On Lakes and ponds: The daily limit for all catfish (channel, blue and flathead) combined is four (4); black bass, six (6); crappie, thirty (30); and all other fish, statewide limits, but not to exceed twenty (20) total fish. Statewide length limits for all species of fish apply except all black bass more than twelve inches (12”) but less than fifteen inches (15”) in total length must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being caught. Fish may be taken only with pole and line and not more than three poles may be used by one person at any time. Gizzard shad may be taken by dip net or throw net.
    • Statewide regulations apply on streams.

Fishing methods(more)

  • Fish that are not game fish or endangered species may be taken in waters existing temporarily through overflow outside the banks of a river or ditch by gig, atlatl, underwater spearfishing, bow, crossbow, snagging or grabbing between sunrise and sunset throughout the year.(more)
  • Gig, bow, atlatl, snagging, snaring or grabbing may be used to take fish that are not game fish or endangered species in streams during the statewide seasons. (more)
  • Seining or trapping live bait.
    • Seining or trapping live bait is permitted in streams in accordance with statewide regulations.(more)
  • The following regulations apply in streams: no more than three (3) unlabeled poles may be used; trotlines, throwlines, limb lines, bank lines and jug lines may be used but no more than 33 hooks may be used at any time; hooks on trotlines must be staged 2 feet apart; hooks and lines must be attended every 24 hours or removed. Unanchored jug lines must be personally attended at all times.(more)

Hunting, General provisions, seasons and restrictions(more)

  • Hunting is permitted. Special seasons, methods, and limits may apply (see hunting regulations table below).
    • Special deer hunting regulations apply (see hunting regulations table below).

Pets and hunting dogs(more)

  • Pets and hunting dogs are permitted but must be on a leash or confined at all time. Hunting dogs may be used off the leash and unconfined for hunting and training for the purposes of chasing, locating, tracking or retrieving game. A valid small game hunting permit is required to train dogs in pursuit of wildlife.

Target Shooting and Ranges

  • Unstaffed Ranges. Target shooting is not allowed anywhere on the area except for designated unstaffed ranges.
    • Groups of more than 10 people must obtain a special use permit prior to using the range. Contact the area manager at the phone number listed for this area in the Online Conservation Atlas.
    • A static archery range is located on the area; other special regulations may apply.
    • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on all ranges and associated parking lots.
    • Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
    • Special provisions apply.
    • Use of the range shall be in accordance with posted rules or as authorized by a special use permit. All range users must allow an agent of the department or certified law enforcement officer to inspect their permits, firearms and ammunition.

Trapping(more)

  • On lakes and streams outside the boundaries of Conservation Areas, trapping is permitted without a special use permit in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Wildlife Code.
  • Trapping is allowed only with special use permit. Contact the area manager at the phone number listed for this area in the Online Conservation Atlas.

Tree stands(more)

  • Only portable tree stands are allowed from Sept. 1 through Jan. 31. Unattended stands must be plainly labeled on a durable material with the full name and address, or Conservation Number, of the owner and be removed from the area before Feb. 1. Use of nails, screw-in steps, and any material or method that would damage the tree is prohibited.

Vehicles, Bicycles, Equestrian Use(more)

  • Bicycles
    • Bicycle use restricted to service or access roads.
  • Horses and horseback riding
    • No horseback riding opportunities exist on this area except on public roadways.
  • Vehicles
    • Vehicles are only permitted on public roadways and in parking lots.
      • State laws regarding the operation, registration and required equipment also apply to the operation of motor vehicles on areas open to vehicular traffic that are under the control of the department.
      • The speed limit on department lands is 45 miles per hour, except as otherwise posted.

X Regulation Tables-Limit Information

  • All fish that are not released unharmed immediately after being caught are included in an angler’s daily limit.
  • Anglers may not possess any fish that is less than the specified minimum length limit on the waters, banks or area where the length limit applies.
  • Anglers may not possess more than the daily limit of any species of fish on the waters or banks of any body of water where the limit applies.
  • The table below specifies special regulations for hunting on this conservation area. These regulations must be followed while hunting on this area. Regardless of how many different locations are hunted on the same day (public or private land), no more than the statewide daily limit for any species may be taken
  • When fishing on different bodies of water during the same day (public lakes, streams, conservation areas, areas managed under cooperative agreement, etc.), specified restrictions for individual bodies of waters or areas must be followed. However, no more than the statewide daily limit for any species may be taken for all waters or areas combined.

Fishing Regulations:

Lake/Stream Species Location Details Season Dates Length Limit Daily Limit Notes
Stream  Walleye and Sauger combined  Establishment Creek  all year  15" minimum  From Feb 20 through Apr 14 walleye and sauger can be taken and possessed only between one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset in the unimpounded portions of all streams except the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. 
Stream  Sturgeon - Shovelnose  Establishment Creek  all year  30" maximum  10  Release if more than 30'' from tip of snout to fork of tail. 
Stream  Paddlefish  Establishment Creek  Mar 15 to Apr 30  24" minimum  Measure from eye to fork of tail. 
Stream  Crappie  Establishment Creek  all year  None  30   
Stream  Catfish - Flathead  Establishment Creek  all year  None   
Stream  Catfish - Channel  Establishment Creek  all year  None  10   
Stream  Catfish - Blue  Establishment Creek  all year  None   
Stream  Carp - Bighead, Common, Goldfish, Grass, and Silver  Establishment Creek  all year  None  No limit   
Stream  Bass - Striped, White, Yellow, and their Hybrids  Establishment Creek  all year  No more than 4 over 18"  15   
Stream  All Other Species Combined-Excluding endangered species and game fish  Establishment Creek  Gigging or Atlatl: Sep 15 through Jan 31. Snagging, snaring, grabbing: Mar 15 through May 15 and Sep 15 through Jan 31. All other legal methods: all year.  None  50 total fish, but only 20 by gigging, atlatl, longbow, snagging, snaring, or grabbing  Fish may be taken by gigging, atlatl, or longbow from sunrise to midnight.  
Stream  Black Bass - Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass Combined  Establishment Creek  Fourth Saturday in May to the last day of February  12" minimum   

Hunting Regulations: REGULATIONS TABLE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED. CONSULT THE WILDLIFE CODE FOR CURRENT INFORMATION. DO NOT RELY ON THE TABLE AT THIS TIME.

Species Qualifier Season Dates Limits Deer Regulations (Applies to Deer only) Notes
Deer  November Firearms  Nov. 12 through Nov. 22, 2016  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet  Muzzleloader and Archery Methods Only. The use of Antlerless Permits is Prohibited.   
Deer  Youth  Oct. 29 through Oct. 30, 2016 and Nov. 25 through Nov. 27, 2016  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet  Muzzleloader and Archery Methods Only. The use of Antlerless Permits is Prohibited.   
Deer  Alternative Methods  Dec. 24,2016 through Jan. 3, 2017  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet  Muzzleloader and Archery Methods Only. The use of Antlerless Permits is Prohibited.   
Deer  Archery  Sep 15 through Jan 15 excluding the dates of the Nov portion of the firearms deer season  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet  Archery Methods Only. The use of Antlerless Permits is Prohibited.   
Coyote    See Chapter 7 of the Wildlife Code  No Limit     
Crow    Nov 1 through Mar 3  No Limit     
Dove    Sep 1 through Nov 29  15     
Furbearers    Nov 15 through Jan 31  No Limit     
Groundhog    The day following the prescribed spring turkey hunting season through Dec 15  No Limit     
Pheasant  Youth  Last full weekend of Oct    Male only 
Pheasant    Nov 1 through Jan 15    Male only. 
Quail  Youth  Last full weekend of Oct     
Quail    Nov 1 through Jan 15     
Rabbit    Oct 1 through Feb 15  Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 swamp rabbits.     
Squirrel    Fourth Saturday in May through Feb 15  10     
Woodcock - American    Oct 15 through Nov 28     
Turkey  Fall Firearms  Oct 1 through Oct 31  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet     
Turkey  Spring Firearms  April 18 through May 8, 2016  See Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet     
Turkey  Spring Youth  April 9 through April 10, 2016  See Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet     
Turkey  Fall Archery  Sep 15 through Jan 15 excluding the dates of the Nov portion of the firearms deer season  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet     
Rails - Sora and Virginia    Sep 1 through Nov 9  25     
Snipe - Common    Sep 1 through Dec 16     
Teal  Early Teal Season  Sep 10, 2016 through Sep 25, 2016     
All Waterfowl  Youth  Oct 29, 2016 through Oct 30, 2016  Bag limits for ducks, geese, and coot are the same as during the regular waterfowl season.     
Coot    Nov 5, 2016 through Jan 3, 2017  15     
Ducks    Nov 5, 2016 through Jan 3, 2017  Daily limit of 6 ducks including no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 females), 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 hooded mergansers, 2 canvasback, 1 black duck, 2 pintail, or 1 mottled duck.     
Goose - Blue, Snow, and Ross    Nov 11, 2016 through Feb 6, 2017  20     
Goose - Blue, Snow, and Ross  Light Goose Conservation Order  Feb 7, 2017 through Apr 30, 2017  No Limit     
Goose - Canada and Brant    Nov 11, 2016 through Feb 6, 2017       
Goose - Canada and Brant  Early Goose Season  Oct 1, 2016 through Oct, 9 2016       
Goose - White-Fronted    Nov 11, 2016 through Feb 6, 2017