2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
October 6, 2003 - Introduced by Representatives Boyle, Johnsrud, Freese,
Musser, Gronemus, Hines, Staskunas, Ward, Ziegelbauer, Hahn, Shilling,
Albers, Krawczyk, Bies and Loeffelholz, cosponsored by Senator Schultz.
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
1An Act to repeal
29.889 (7m) (am) and 29.889 (7m) (b) 2.; and to amend
(7m) (a) and 29.889 (7m) (b) 3. of the statutes; relating to: wildlife damage
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, if a person who owns, leases, or controls land where wildlife
damage occurs, that person may apply with the county for a wildlife damage claim
payment and for assistance with wildlife damage abatement. Currently, if the
person receives a wildlife damage claim payment and wildlife damage abatement
assistance, the person must permit hunting on the property where the wildlife
damage occurred. The only exception to this requirement to allow hunting is if the
person who receives the payment of assistance does not have authority to control
entry onto the land where the wildlife damage occurred.
This bill continues to require a person who receives any wildlife damage claim
payments to open the land involved in the wildlife damage to hunters but allows a
person who receives only wildlife damage abatement assistance and no payments to
not open the property involved in the wildlife damage to hunting.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB566, s. 1
29.889 (7m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
A person who receives wildlife damage
3abatement assistance or
wildlife damage claim payments and any other person who 4
owns, leases or controls the land where the wildlife damage occurred
for which the
5wildlife damage claim payment was made
shall permit hunting of the type of wild 6
animals causing the wildlife damage on that land and on contiguous land under the 7
same ownership, lease or control, subject to par. (ae). In order to satisfy the 8
requirement to permit hunting under this subsection, the land shall be open to 9
hunting during the appropriate open season. The county, with the assistance of the 10
department, shall determine the acreage of land suitable for hunting.
AB566, s. 2
29.889 (7m) (am) of the statutes is repealed.
AB566, s. 3
29.889 (7m) (b) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
AB566, s. 4
29.889 (7m) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 3. Payment of the costs for reviewing and approving the wildlife 15
damage claim or wildlife damage abatement assistance
and the costs of investigating 16
the failure to permit hunting on the land.
(1) This act first applies to wildlife damage abatement assistance provided on 19
the effective date of this subsection.