2003 WISCONSIN ACT 59
An Act to renumber and amend 29.184 (1); to amend 29.024 (2) (d) and 29.184 (1) (title); and to create 29.184 (1) (intro.), 29.184 (1) (b) and 29.184 (6m) of the statutes; relating to: bear hunting by certain minors.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
29.024 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.024 (2) (d) Except as provided under s. 29.182 (4), 29.184 (6m), or 29.519 (2) (d) or by rule, no person may transfer his or her approval or permit the use of any approval by any other person.
29.184 (1) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.184 (1) (title) Definition
29.184 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is created to read:
29.184 (1) (intro.) In this section:
29.184 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 29.184 (1) (a) and amended to read:
29.184 (1) (a) Notwithstanding s. 29.001 (42), in this section "hunt bear" means to shoot, shoot at, take, catch, or kill a bear or pursue, with or without the use of dogs, a bear for the purpose of shooting, shooting at, taking, catching, or killing the bear.
29.184 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
29.184 (1) (b) "Minor" means a person who is at least 12 years of age but under 18 years of age.
29.184 (6m) of the statutes is created to read:
29.184 (6m) Transfer. (a) Upon application by a holder of a Class A bear license to transfer the license to a minor, and upon the payment of any fee required under par. (b), the department shall transfer the license to the minor if the application is made no later than the August 1st immediately preceding the open season for the hunting of bear to which the license applies and if the minor has not been previously transferred a license under this subsection.
(b) If the holder of a Class A bear license is a resident and the holder applies to transfer the license to a nonresident, the holder shall pay, at the time of application, the difference between the fee for a Class A license to a resident and the fee for a Class A license to a nonresident.
(c) A holder of a Class A bear license may not receive any consideration for the transfer of the license.
(d) Notwithstanding sub. (6) (b), a minor who is transferred a Class A bear license under this subsection shall retain all preference points that he or she has previously accumulated.