I was out on Archery Talk and found this thread where someone posted this question to the MDC on their Facebook page.
This was the response from the MDC.Is there any pending or other discussions taking place to allow those legally possessing concealed carry permits to be allowed to open-carry or concealed of their sidearm, regardless of hunting season?
This is an excellent question, Steve. The Conservation Department's Regulations Committee is in the process of addressing the inconsistency between hunting regulations and Missouriâ€™s concealed carry law. In fact, a recommendation has been sent to the Conservation Commission for action. The recommended change would allow holders of concealed carry permits and law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms while engaged in archery hunting. Naturally, they still would not be allowed to use those firearms for hunting. If approved, the change will go into effect March 1, 2011. - [email protected]