Boone and Crockett Club
National Wildlife Federation
National Deer Alliance
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Quality Deer Management Association
Orion – The Hunter's Institute
Conservation Federation of Missouri
National Wild Turkey Federation - Missouri Chapter
United Bowhunters of Missouri
Missouri Bowhunters Association
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation

The 2018 “Native Missouri Wildlife Conservation Amendment”

“Hunters For Fair Chase”, a citizen-led campaign committee formed by Missouri hunters and landowners, supported by several national and state conservation organizations, wants Missouri voters to eliminate a key threat to the future of wild deer in Missouri. HFFC has filed an initiative petition that would put the matter to a statewide vote in November 2018.

The amendment seeks to promote healthy wild deer for future generations by reducing the risk of new outbreaks of Chronic Wasting Disease. The transportation of live big game is a known risk factor for spreading this dangerous illness. The confined cervid industry, which includes the sale of opportunities to shoot deer and elk held behind high fences, is heavily involved in trafficking live big game such as deer and elk.
A graphic visually illustrating the actual impact of the deer transportation ban.

The amendment does the following:

  • Prohibit transporting live big game animals in Missouri, with a 1 year grandfather clause for exports and intrastate transport.
  • Clarify that the Missouri Department of Conservation is the primary regulatory authority over confined big game species.