Upheld Regulations of the Missouri Conservation Commission
Armstrong Teasdale attorneys won an opinion from the Missouri Supreme Court upholding regulations of the Missouri Conservation Commission prohibiting the importation of whitetail deer. The regulation was challenged by hunting lodge owners who imported the deer for private hunts. The opinion confirmed the constitutional authority of the Conservation Commission to regulate wildlife and game in the state, whether privately owned or not. The regulation was promulgated to protect all Missouri deer from chronic wasting disease.