Social security and identification numbers exceptions.
If an applicant who is an individual does not have a social security number, the applicant, as a condition of applying for, or applying to renew, any of the approvals specified in par. (a) 1.
, shall submit a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation to the department that the applicant does not have a social security number. The form of the statement shall be prescribed by the department of workforce development. An approval issued by the department of natural resources in reliance on a false statement submitted by an applicant under this paragraph is invalid.
For purposes of this subsection, an application for a duplicate of an approval specified in par. (a)
shall be considered an application for the issuance of the approval.
Disclosure of numbers.
The department of natural resources may not disclose any information received under par. (a)
to any person except to the department of revenue for the sole purpose of making certifications required under s. 73.0301
Except as provided in subd. 2.
, the department shall deny an application to issue or renew, or revoke if already issued, an approval specified in par. (a)
if the applicant for or the holder of the approval fails to provide the information required under par. (a)
or if the department of revenue certifies that the applicant or approval holder is liable for delinquent taxes under s. 73.0301
The department may not deny an application under subd. 1.
for the reason that the applicant failed to provide his or her social security number, if the applicant is an individual who submitted a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation as required under par. (am)
(3) Form of application.
The application for an approval shall be on the form and contain the information required by the department and no approval may be issued until the applicant complies with these requirements.
Each approval issued under this chapter shall state for what period the approval is effective and the date of expiration.
Name; description; signature.
Each license or permit issued shall contain the name and address of the holder, a description of the holder and other information required by the department. Each license or permit shall, if required by the department under sub. (5) (a) 1.
, bear upon its face the signature of the holder and the date of issuance and shall be signed by the issuing agent. Each stamp shall, if required by the department under sub. (5) (a) 1.
, bear upon its face the signature of the holder. The department may apply any of the requirements of this subsection to other forms or approvals.
The department shall promulgate rules regulating the issuance of approvals. The rules shall include all of the following:
The signature requirements, if any, for each type of approval.
The conditions, if any, under which a person may be issued an approval for another person.
The authorized forms for stamps, which may include facsimiles, and the methods of attaching stamps to or imprinting stamps on other approvals issued under this chapter.
The department shall prepare, procure the printing of and supply all necessary blanks for applications and approvals issued under this chapter and related applications for approvals.
(6) Issuance of approvals by department and by agents. 29.024(6)(a)(a)
In issuing approvals under this section, the department may do any of the following for each type of approval:
Appoint, as an agent of the department, the clerk of one or more counties to issue the approvals.
Appoint persons who are not employees of the department to issue the approvals as agents of the department.
Contract with persons who are not employees of the department to operate a statewide automated system for issuing approvals.
In reserving deer hunting back tag numbers, the department may do any of the following:
Appoint, as an agent of the department, the clerk of one or more counties to reserve the numbers.
Appoint, as agents of the department, persons who are not employees of the department to reserve the numbers.
The department shall promulgate rules for each type of approval under this chapter that specify which persons appointed under par. (a)
shall issue that type of approval.
If any license, permit, certificate or card is lost, the person to whom the license, permit, certificate or card was issued may apply to the department for a duplicate by submitting an affidavit proving loss. The department may accept information in a form other than an affidavit. The department shall make an inquiry and investigation as it considers necessary. If the department is satisfied that the loss has been proven, the department may issue a duplicate license, permit, certificate or card to the applicant. Back tags and other tags issued with a license, permit, certificate or card are parts of the license, permit, certificate or card and loss of any part is considered to be loss of the entire license, permit, certificate or card. Upon applying for a duplicate license, permit, certificate or card, the applicant shall surrender all parts of the original remaining in his or her possession to the department. No duplicate stamp may be issued and if a stamp is lost, the person to whom it was issued is required to apply and pay the regular fee in order to receive a new stamp.
(8) Record of approvals issued.
The department shall keep a complete record of all approvals issued.
The department shall provide all tags required under this chapter and shall specify their form and numbering.
(10) Stamps; artwork.
The department may design and produce waterfowl hunting stamps, pheasant hunting stamps, wild turkey hunting stamps, inland waters trout stamps and Great Lakes trout and salmon stamps. The department may select artwork for stamps through a contest or otherwise may acquire original artwork for stamps.
History: 1997 a. 248
; 1997 a. 249
; 1999 a. 9
Report of department.
On or before March 15 of each even-numbered year, the department shall submit to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3)
, to the governor and to the Wisconsin conservation congress a report identifying the accomplishments of the department under this chapter that relate to fish and wildlife in the previous biennium and identifying the department's use and expenditure of all fishing, hunting and trapping approval fees collected under this chapter in the previous biennium.
History: 1997 a. 248
Fish and wildlife restoration.
This state assents to the provisions of the acts of congress entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife-restoration projects, and for other purposes," approved September 2, 1937 (Public Law No. 415, 75th Congress), and "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration management projects, and for other purposes," approved August 9, 1950 (Public Law No. 681, 81st Congress). The department is authorized and directed to perform any acts necessary to establish cooperative-wildlife restoration and cooperative fish restoration projects, as defined in the acts of congress, in compliance with the acts and with regulations promulgated by the secretary of the interior. No funds accruing to this state from license fees paid by hunters and from sport and recreation fishing license fees may be diverted for any other purpose than those provided by the department.
History: 1997 a. 248
Local regulation of wild animals. 29.038(1)(b)
"Political subdivision" means a city, village, town or county.
No local governmental unit may enact any ordinance or adopt any regulation, resolution or other restriction for the purpose of regulating the hunting, fishing, trapping or management of wild animals, except as follows:
A local governmental unit may enact an ordinance or adopt any regulation, resolution or other restriction that is authorized under this chapter.
A local governmental unit may enact an ordinance or adopt any regulation, resolution or other restriction that restricts or prohibits access for hunting, fishing or trapping in any portion of land that it owns or leases.
A local governmental unit may enact an ordinance or adopt a regulation, resolution or other restriction that has an incidental effect on hunting, fishing or trapping, but only if the primary purpose is to further public health or safety.
If the department determines that an ordinance, regulation, resolution or other restriction enacted or adopted by a local governmental unit exceeds the authority granted to local governmental units in this section, the department may issue a notice to the local governmental unit of the department's intent to issue an order under this subsection. The department shall hold an informal hearing on the matter if a hearing is requested by the local governmental unit within 30 days after it receives the notice. The informal hearing is not a contested case under ch. 227
. Following the hearing or following the failure of the local governmental unit to request a hearing within 30 days after it receives the notice, the department may issue an order declaring the ordinance, regulation, resolution or other restriction void.
History: 1997 a. 170
; 1999 a. 32
; Stats. 1997 s. 29.038.
Nongame species. 29.039(1)(1)
The department may conduct investigations of nongame species to develop scientific information relating to population, distribution, habitat needs, and other biological data to determine necessary conservation measures. The department may develop conservation programs to ensure the perpetuation of nongame species. The department may require harvest information and may establish limitations relating to taking, possession, transportation, processing and sale or offer for sale, of nongame species.
Any rules promulgated or programs developed under this section may not impede, hinder or prohibit the utilization of lands for the construction, operation or maintenance of utility facilities otherwise authorized or permitted.
History: 1977 c. 370
; 1979 c. 154
; 1985 a. 332
s. 251 (1)
; 1997 a. 248
; Stats. 1997 s. 29.039.
Department to regulate hunting and fishing in interstate waters.
The department may regulate hunting and fishing on and in all interstate boundary waters, and outlying waters.
History: 1983 a. 27
s. 2202 (38)
; 1997 a. 248
; Stats. 1997 s. 29.041.
Agreements to retire licenses. 29.042(1)
Beginning on January 1, 1998, the department may not enter into any agreement to make payments to persons holding approvals issued under s. 29.501
in exchange for the retirement of the approval or for the temporary or permanent cessation of any activity authorized under the approval.
Notwithstanding sub. (1)
, an agreement entered into by the department before October 14, 1997, to make payments to persons holding commercial fishing licenses in exchange for the retirement of the licenses or for the permanent or temporary cessation of commercial fishing shall remain valid except that no moneys may be expended from the conservation fund to make payments under the agreement.
History: 1997 a. 27
; 1997 a. 248
; Stats. 1997 s. 29.042.
Interstate comity. 29.043(1)(1)
Whenever any other state confers upon the officers of this state reciprocal powers, any officer of the other state, who is authorized to enforce the laws of that state relating to the protection of wild animals, is designated an agent of that state within this state. The officer may follow any wild animal or carcass unlawfully shipped or taken from the officer's state into this state, and seize and convey it back to the officer's state. The laws of the state concerning the wild animal or carcass from which the wild animal or carcass was brought into this state are adopted as the laws of this state. Transportation companies shall deliver to the officer, upon submission of proper proof of the officer's official capacity, any wild animal or carcass that is seized by the officer. The officer may dispose of a wild animal or carcass within this state, in accordance with the laws of the officer's state, under the supervision of the department. Expenses for the department's assistance shall be a lien upon the wild animal or carcass, or proceeds of the sale.
Except as provided in sub. (1)
, the department may seize, hold and dispose, according to the laws of this state, of any wild animal or carcass brought or shipped into or through this state, or attempted to be carried through this state, in violation of the laws of any other state.
The officers of every other state charged with enforcing the laws of another state relating to wild animals are designated agents of this state for the taking possession, seizing, holding and disposing, within the other state, of any wild animal or carcass protected by the laws of this state.
If any other state confers upon the officers of this state reciprocal powers, the department may appoint persons who are charged with enforcing the laws of the other state relating to wild animals to act as wardens of this state, but without compensation from this state.
History: 1971 c. 164
; 1991 a. 316
; 1997 a. 248
; Stats. 1997 s. 29.043.
Interstate license privileges. 29.045(1)
If the state of Michigan, Minnesota or Iowa confers upon the fishing licensees of this state reciprocal rights, privileges and immunities, a fishing license issued by the other state entitles the licensee to the rights, privileges and immunities, in and upon the boundary waters between the states, of the holder of an equivalent license issued by this state, but subject to the duties, responsibilities and liabilities imposed on its own licensees by this state.
(2) Commercial clamming privileges.
If the state of Michigan, Minnesota or Iowa confers upon the commercial clamming licensees of this state reciprocal rights, privileges and immunities, any commercial clamming license issued by the other state entitles the licensee to the rights, privileges and immunities, in and upon the boundary waters between Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa and this state, of the holder of an equivalent license issued by this state, but subject to the duties, responsibilities and liabilities imposed on licensees by this state.
History: 1985 a. 289
; 1997 a. 248
; Stats. 1997 s. 29.045.
Interstate transportation of game.