All special turkey hunts shall be conducted during season dates established in s. NR 10.01 (2) (f) 3.
Turkey hunting at Loew Lake unit (Kettle Moraine state forest) shall be conducted during dates established in s. NR 10.01 (2) (f) 1.
(f) Regulation compliance.
All disabled hunters and their assistants shall comply with all hunting rules and laws applicable to the regular spring turkey season specified under s. NR 10.01 (2) (f) 1.
unless otherwise exempted through written authorization by the department.
(g) Authorizations to assistants.
The designated assistant of the special spring turkey hunt participant shall possess a valid hunting license for hunting of any species and may use the participant's firearm in compliance with s. NR 10.09 (1)
while retrieving a turkey shot by a participant.
If requested by the department, the applicant shall complete a special spring turkey hunt report on forms supplied by the department.
(5) Disabled turkey hunts on private lands. NR 10.40(5)(a)1.1.
All applications to conduct a disabled turkey hunt on private land shall be on department forms and be submitted between September 10 to December 10 of the year prior to the hunt to the department office designated on the application form for the county within which the hunt shall be conducted.
The written authorization of the host landowner to conduct a disabled turkey hunt; and
The turkey management zone and a legal description of the lands on which the hunt is to be conducted, including government lot or quarter-quarter section, section, township, range and county; and
A list of the names, addresses and Class A permit, valid Class B permit which authorizes hunting from a stationary vehicle that is issued for more than one year, or C permit numbers of all participating hunters and the names of their designated assistants.
NR 10.40 Note
Note: Applications may be obtained from department regional offices and the department license section. The department license section address is 101 South Webster St., P.O. Box 7924, Madison, WI 53707.
(b) Participation limits.
No person may hunt in more than one disabled turkey hunt in the same calendar year and all special hunt permit applicants shall possess a valid turkey hunting license and stamp and either a Class A permit, valid Class B permit which authorizes hunting from a stationary vehicle that is issued for more than one year, or C permit as defined in s. 29.193
, Stats., that was issued on or after August 9, 1989. Participants may hunt only on the land described in the application and only during the time period described in the application. A person who is on the list of participating hunters for a disabled turkey hunt may not apply for a permit through the regular spring turkey hunting drawing in that year.
(c) Participation selection.
No person may be refused participation based on their age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, creed, sexual orientation or national origin.
Each disabled turkey hunt shall be conducted during any one of the 5 day time periods listed in s. NR 10.01 (2) (f) 1.
The dates of the disabled turkey hunt shall be listed on the application.
(e) Hunter participation limits.
The department may not authorize disabled turkey hunts once the number of participating hunters exceeds a total of 1,000 statewide in a calendar year. The department shall approve applications in the sequence in which they are received.
(f) Rule compliance.
Unless otherwise provided by the department in a written condition of the application approval, all disabled hunters and designated assistants shall comply with all hunting rules and laws applicable to the regular spring turkey season specified under s. NR 10.01 (2) (f) 1.
(g) Authorizations to assistant.
The designated assistants of a disabled turkey hunt participant shall possess a valid hunting license for hunting of any species and may use the participant's firearm in compliance with s. NR 10.09 (1)
while retrieving a turkey shot by a participant hunter.
(h) Other hunting prohibited.
No person other than the disabled turkey hunt participant may hunt on the lands described on the application during the disabled turkey hunt.
If requested by the department, applicants shall complete a turkey hunt report on forms supplied by the department.
(k) No fees.
The landowner or applicants shall not charge any form of a fee to a person participating in a disabled turkey hunt.
NR 10.40 History
Cr. Register, July, 1990, No. 415
, eff. 8-1-90; cr. (4), Register, June, 1991, No. 426
, eff. 7-1-91; am. (3) (e), Register, May, 1993, No. 449
, eff. 6-1-93; am. (3) (d), Register, August, 1996, No. 488
, eff. 9-1-96; am. (4) (a), (d) and (e), Register, October, 1997, No. 502
, eff. 1-1-98; cr. (5), Register, August, 1999, No. 524
, eff. 9-1-99; am. (3) (f), Register, September, 2000, No. 536
, eff. 10-1-00; correction in (3) (f) was made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2002, No. 553
, eff. 2-1-02; CR 05-017
: am. (3) (b) and (f), r. (3) (h) Register October 2005 No. 598
, eff. 2-1-06; 05-031: am. (4) (b) 1. Register October 2005 No. 598
, eff. 11-1-05; CR 05-086
: am. (3) (f) Register June 2006 No. 606
, eff. 7-1-06; correction in (3) (f) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635
; CR 09-015
: am. (4) (a), (b) 2., (5) (a) 2. c. and (b) Register October 2009 No. 646
, eff. 11-1-09; CR 09-024
: am. (5) (e) Register May 2010 No. 653
, eff. 6-1-10; CR 10-051
: am. (3) (f), (g), (4) (g) Register December 2010 No. 660
, eff. 1-1-11.
Wildlife disease management. NR 10.41(1)(a)(a)
Pursuant to s. 29.063 (1)
, Stats., the natural resources board establishes this section to provide guidelines for the department to manage chronic disease in wild cervids in this state.
Provisions established for deer population management under s. NR 10.104 (4)
do not apply to units incorporated in a CWD management zone under s. NR 10.28 (3)
. Units in CWD management zones shall be managed in accordance with the provisions outlined in this section on disease management.
(2) State parks and other closed areas.
State parks, refuges and closed areas identified in chs. NR 11
may be opened to deer hunting to assist in the control of CWD.
The department may establish CWD management zones around the location of known positive cases of CWD. Units or portions of units located within the boundaries of the CWD management zone established in s. NR 10.28 (3)
will be managed at the following overwinter population goals which may be adjusted based on epidemiological research.
Management Unit Deer Goal
54B CWD 20
70 CWD 20
70E CWD 24
70G CWD 24
71 CWD 20
73B CWD 16
73E CWD 18
75A CWD 16
75C CWD 16
75D CWD 16
76 CWD 16
76A CWD 20
76M CWD 10
77A CWD 16
After the 2009 season, the department shall evaluate the goals established in subd. 1.
to determine if they need to be adjusted to control the spread of CWD in deer.
CWD management zones shall be identified by readily identifiable features of the landscape such as roads and rivers. When road boundaries are used, the department shall give priority to use of numbered and lettered highways.
The department shall annually calculate an estimate of the overwinter deer population for the CWD management zones with information obtained by surveys which may include registration data and aerial surveys.
Pursuant to s. NR 12.06
, the department may issue free deer hunting permits or tags to hunters or landowners, lessees, occupants or their duly authorized agents of a single parcel of land at least 5 acres in size, all within the CWD management zone, which authorizes the individual to hunt deer in the CWD management zone or a portion of the CWD management zone.
The department may include additional deer management units in the CWD management zone where and when additional CWD positive deer are found.
Management zone expansion under this subsection shall become effective upon issuance of an order by the secretary of the department and publication in the official state newspaper. In addition, a notice of the order shall be provided to newspapers, legislators and hunting license outlets in the area affected.
NR 10.41 History
History: CR 03-016
: cr. Register August 2003 No. 572
, eff. 9-1-03; CR 04-020
: r. and recr. Register August 2004 No. 584
, eff. 9-1-04; correction in (3) (e) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register September 2004 No. 585
; CR 08-013
: am. (1) (b) and (3), cr. (3) (b) and (f), r. (4) Register August 2008 No. 632
, eff. 9-1-08; CR 09-024
: am. (3) (b) 1. Register May 2010 No. 653
, eff. 6-1-10.
Official state duties.
Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit or hinder the department and its employees, duly authorized agents, or contractors from performing their official duties relating to control of disease in deer and elk.
NR 10.42 History
Emerg. cr. eff. 7-3-02; CR 03-016
: cr. Register August 2003 No. 572
, eff. 9-1-03.