29.179 (title) and (1) of the statutes are created to read:
29.179 (title) Transfer of approvals to minors. (1) Definitions. In this section:
(a) "Approval" means any of the following that the department issues to a resident or a nonresident under a random or preference selection system:
1. A hunter's choice deer hunting permit.
2. A bonus deer hunting permit.
3. A bobcat hunting and trapping permit.
4. An otter trapping permit.
5. A fisher trapping permit.
6. A Canada goose hunting permit.
7. A wild turkey hunting license.
8. A sharp-tailed grouse hunting permit.
9. A Class A bear license.
10. An elk hunting license.
11. A sturgeon spearing license.
(b) "Minor" means a person who is under 18 years of age.
29.179 (3) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
29.179 (3) (title) Payment of fee.
29.179 (4) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
29.179 (4) (title) Retention of preference points.
29.179 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
29.179 (5) Applicability. This section does not apply to transfers of approvals to minors that are subject to s. 29.180 (3).
29.180 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.180 (title) Transfers of approvals upon death.
29.184 (1) (intro.) and (a) of the statutes are consolidated, renumbered 29.184 (1) and amended to read:
29.184 (1) Definitions Definition. (intro.) In this section: (a) Notwithstanding, notwithstanding s. 29.001 (42), "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29.184 (1) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
29.184 (6m) (title) of the statutes is repealed.
29.184 (6m) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 29.179 (2) and amended to read:
29.179 (2) Application. Upon application by a holder of a Class A bear license an approval to transfer the license approval to a minor, and upon the payment of any fee required under par. (b) sub. (3), the department shall transfer the license approval to the minor if the application is made no later than the August 1st
15 days immediately preceding the first day of the applicable open season for the hunting of bear to which the license applies and if the minor has not been previously transferred a license that type of approval under this subsection section and if the minor is otherwise eligible to use the approval. The department may transfer a sturgeon spearing license under this subsection only during the period beginning on the November 1st of each year and ending on the day that is the 15th day preceding the first day of the open season for the spearing of lake sturgeon that follows that November 1st.
29.184 (6m) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 29.179 (3) (a) and amended to read:
29.179 (3) (a) If the holder of a Class A bear license an approval is a resident and the holder applies to transfer the license approval to a nonresident
and if there is a fee for the issuance of the approval, the holder shall pay, at the time of application, the any difference between the fee for a Class A license issuing the approval to a resident and the fee for a Class A license the approval to a nonresident.
29.184 (6m) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 29.179 (3) (b) and amended to read:
29.179 (3) (b) A holder of a Class A bear license an approval being transferred under this section may not receive any consideration for the transfer of the license approval.
29.184 (6m) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 29.179 (4) and amended to read:
29.179 (4) Notwithstanding sub. ss. 29.164 (3) (cr), 29.177 (5) (b), 29.184 (6) (b), 29.192 (4) a minor who is transferred a Class A bear license an approval under this subsection section shall retain all preference points that he or she has previously accumulated for that type of approval.