All this recent research on the new catfish limits has had me digging through the wildlife code looking for an answer to this question: Is it legal in Missouri to "cull" fish in your posession? That is, if I'm already at the daily limit for whatever species and I catch another one (a bigger one that I'd rather keep), can I release one of the fish in my posession and replace it with the new one? The code is not clear at all in that regard - they define "posession" fairly loosely and make no mention of "culling" anywhere that I can find. Are you technically in violation of the posession limit during the time it takes you to toss one out? Are you setting yourself up for a ticket from some Barney Fife conservation officer? Anyone have an "official" opinion from someone in the MDC?