Date of enactment: November 11, 2017
2017 Assembly Bill 323   Date of publication*: November 12, 2017
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. “Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
An Act to amend 29.001 (30), 29.001 (36) and 29.337 (2); and to create 29.192 (6) of the statutes; relating to: requiring an open season for woodchucks.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
64,1 Section 1. 29.001 (30) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.001 (30) “Fur-bearing animals animal" includes otter, beaver, mink, muskrat, woodchuck, marten, fisher, skunk, raccoon, fox, weasel, opossum, badger, wolf, coyote, bobcat, cougar, and lynx.
64,2 Section 2. 29.001 (36) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.001 (36) “Game animals animal" includes deer, moose, elk, bear, rabbits, squirrels, rabbit, squirrel, woodchuck, fox, and raccoon.
64,3 Section 3. 29.192 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
29.192 (6) The department shall establish a year-round open season for hunting and trapping woodchucks. The department may not impose a bag or possession limit for this season.
64,3m Section 3m. 29.337 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.337 (2) The owner or occupant of any land and, any member of his or her the owner or occupant's family, and any individual with the owner or occupant's consent may take beaver, rabbits, raccoons, woodchucks, and squirrels on the land at any time by means of live trapping with box traps in areas where the discharge of a firearm is illegal.