2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
January 16, 2001 - Introduced by Representatives Gunderson, Johnsrud, Suder,
Ladwig, Musser, Gronemus, Kedzie, Berceau, Hundertmark, Freese,
Jeskewitz, Krawczyk, Huebsch, Plale, Powers, Owens, Wade, Skindrud and
Stone, cosponsored by Senators Grobschmidt, Schultz, Welch, Farrow,
Huelsman and A. Lasee. Referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
1An Act to amend
29.164 (3) (b) 2. of the statutes; relating to: the issuance of
2wild turkey hunting licenses to qualified resident landowners.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the department of natural resources (DNR) issues wild
turkey hunting licenses to applicants according to a preference system. Under that
system, qualified resident landowners receive first preference in obtaining a wild
turkey hunting license. Under current law, an applicant is a qualified resident
landowner if the applicant owns at least 50 acres in one parcel in an established wild
turkey hunting zone and if the applicant agrees to allow other persons to hunt wild
turkeys on that land, if they obtain the applicant's permission to do so.
This bill eliminates the requirement that a person, in order to obtain a wild
turkey hunting license as a qualified resident landowner, must agree to allow other
persons to hunt wild turkey on the land.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB30, s. 1
29.164 (3) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 2. For purposes of subd. 1., a qualified resident landowner is a 5
resident who owns at least 50 acres in one parcel in an established wild turkey
hunting zone and who agrees to allow other persons to hunt wild turkeys on that land
2if those persons first obtain permission to hunt from the landowner
. If more than one 3
individual is the landowner of a single parcel of land, only one individual may be 4
considered a qualified resident landowner.
(1) This act first applies to wild turkey hunting licenses issued on the effective 7
date of this subsection.