2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
February 2, 2004 - Introduced by Representatives Johnsrud, Gunderson, Miller,
Boyle, Ladwig, Musser, Owens, Freese, Hines, Ainsworth
and Townsend,
cosponsored by Senators Schultz, Roessler and Lassa. Referred to
Committee on Natural Resources.
AB788,1,2 1An Act to amend 29.011 (2) of the statutes; relating to: the legal title to wild
2animals illegally killed or possessed.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the legal title to a wild animal or carcass taken or possessed
in violation of the provisions regarding hunting, fishing, or trapping remains with
the state. The legal title to a wild animal or carcass legally taken or possessed
belongs to the person who has the wild animal or carcass unless he or she later
violates a provision related to the possession, use, sale, or transportation of the wild
animal or carcass.
This bill adds that the legal title to a wild animal or carcass remains with the
state if the wild animal or carcass is taken while violating the provisions regulating
the use and transportation of firearms and bows or while trespassing on land.
For further information see the state 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:
AB788, s. 1 3Section 1. 29.011 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB788,2,44 29.011 (2) The legal title to a wild animal or carcass, taken or reduced to
5possession in violation of this chapter, or while violating s. 167.31 or 943.13, remains

1in the state. The title to a wild animal or carcass, lawfully acquired, is subject to the
2condition that upon the violation of this chapter relating to the possession, use,
3giving, sale, barter or transportation of a wild animal or carcass by the owner, the
4ownership shall revert, as a result of the violation, to the state.
AB788, s. 2 5Section 2. Initial applicability.
AB788,2,76 (1) This act first applies to violations committed on the effective date of this
AB788,2,88 (End)