Conservation Regulations

Area Specific Regulations

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Parma Woods Range and Training Center

--- 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.
  • 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.
  • No fires allowed.
  • Soil disturbance and digging, including the digging of roots, is prohibited on all conservation areas.
  • 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.
  • Waste containers may be used only for disposal of garbage, trash, refuse or rubbish generated on department areas.
  • 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.
    • 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)

  • Parking or storing watercraft or commercial vehicles on department areas during closed hours is prohibited
  • Special hours apply. Public use permitted only as authorized by posting.

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, 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.
    • Firearms may not be used to take bullfrogs and green frogs.

Camping(more)

  • Camping is prohibited on the area.

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.

Hunting, General provisions, seasons and restrictions(more)

  • Hunting is permitted. Special seasons, methods, and limits may apply (see hunting regulations table below).
    • Firearms firing single projectiles are prohibited except for deer hunting as authorized in the annual Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.
    • 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

  • Staffed Ranges. Target shooting is not allowed anywhere on the area except for the designated staffed ranges.
    • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on all ranges and associated parking lots.
    • Fully automatic firearms are prohibited except with a special use permit. The use of incendiary (including tracer ammunition), armor piercing or explosive ammunition is prohibited.
    • Groups of more than ten 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.
    • Range use fees apply.
    • Special provisions apply.
    • Use of the range shall be in accordance with posted rules or as directed by the range officer. All range users must allow an agent of the Department or other certified law enforcement officer to inspect their permits, firearms and ammunition.

Trapping(more)

  • 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
    • No bicycling opportunity except on public roadways.
  • 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

  • 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

Hunting Regulations:

Species Qualifier Season Dates Limits Deer Regulations (Applies to Deer only) Notes
Deer  Antlerless  Nov. 25 through Dec. 6, 2015  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet  Archery methods only.  Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Deer  Youth  Oct. 31 through Nov. 1, 2015 and Jan. 2 through Jan. 3, 2016  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet  Archery methods only.  Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Deer  Alternative Methods  Dec. 19 through Dec. 29, 2015  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet  Archery methods only.  Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Deer  Urban Counties Portion  Oct. 9 through Oct. 12, 2015  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet  Archery methods only.  Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Deer  November Firearms  Nov. 14 through Nov. 24, 2015  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet  Archery methods only.  Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
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.  Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Coyote    See Chapter 7 of the Wildlife Code  No Limit    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Crow    Nov 1 through Mar 3  No Limit    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Dove    Sep 1 through Nov 9  15    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Furbearers    Nov 15 through Jan 31  No Limit    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Groundhog    The day following the prescribed spring turkey hunting season through Dec 15  No Limit    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Pheasant  North Zone  Nov 1 through Jan 15    Male only. Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Quail    Nov 1 through Jan 15    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Rabbit    Oct 1 through Feb 15  Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 swamp rabbits.    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Squirrel    Fourth Saturday in May through Feb 15  10    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Woodcock - American    Oct 15 through Nov 28    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Turkey  Spring Youth  April 11 through April 12, 2015  See Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Turkey  Spring Firearms  April 20 through May 10, 2015  See Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Turkey  Fall Firearms  Oct 1 through Oct 31  See Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
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    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Rails - Sora and Virginia    Sep 1 through Nov 9  25    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Snipe - Common    Sep 1 through Dec 16    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Teal  Early Teal Season  Sep 12, 2015, through Sep 27, 2015    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
All Waterfowl  Youth  Oct 24, 2015 through Oct 25, 2015  Bag limits for ducks, geese, and coot are the same as during the regular waterfowl season.    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Coot    Oct 31, 2015 through Dec 29, 2015  15    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Ducks    Oct 31, 2015 through Dec 29, 2015  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.    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Goose - Blue, Snow, and Ross  Light Goose Conservation Order  Feb 1, 2015 through Apr 30, 2015  No Limit    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Goose - Blue, Snow, and Ross    Oct 31, 2015 through Jan 31, 2016  20    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Goose - Canada and Brant  Early Goose Season  Oct 3, 2015 through Oct 11, 2015  3 Canada and Brant in Aggregate    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Goose - Canada and Brant    Nov 26, 2015 through Jan 31, 2016  3 Canada and Brant in Aggregate    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines 
Goose - White-Fronted    Nov 7, 2015 through Jan 31, 2016    Hunting is only allowed North of the Powerlines