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NR 10.07 Note Note: Section 169.25, Stats., states: Scientific research license. (1) Issuance. (a) The department shall issue a scientific research license to any person who is engaged in a study or in research that the department determines will lead to increased, useful scientific knowledge and who files a proper application and who pays the applicable fee.
NR 10.07(2)(a)2. 2. No person may hunt or train dogs over bait or a feeding site that is in violation of s. 29.336 (4), Stats., this section, or in violation of the feeding prohibitions of s. NR 19.60, unless the feeding site is completely free of bait or feed material for at least 10 consecutive days prior to hunting, pursuing animals or dog training.
NR 10.07 Note Note: Section 29.336 (4), Stats., states that a person may feed deer for hunting purposes in counties not included in the rules promulgated under sub. (2) during any season open for hunting deer if all of the following apply:
NR 10.07 Note (a) Not more than 2 gallons of material are at the feeding site.
NR 10.07 Note (b) No feeding site is closer than 100 yards of another feeding site.
NR 10.07 Note (c) The person does not place more than 2 gallons of material in any area comprising 40 acres or less.
NR 10.07 Note (d) The material used to feed deer does not contain any animal part or animal byproduct.
NR 10.07 Note Note: Removal of unlawfully placed bait or feed material does not preclude the issuance of a citation for the original placement of the unlawful baiting or feeding material.
NR 10.07(2)(b) (b) General exceptions. A person may place, use or hunt over bait or feed as follows:
NR 10.07(2)(b)1. 1. For the purpose of hunting bear and bear dog training in compliance with sub. (2m).
NR 10.07(2)(b)2. 2. For the purpose of hunting deer in compliance with sub. (2m).
NR 10.07(2)(b)3. 3. Scent may be used for hunting game and, except as allowed under subd. 4., the scent may not be placed or deposited in a manner in which it is accessible for consumption by deer or elk, and scents shall be removed daily at the end of shooting hours for deer established in s. NR 10.06 (5).
NR 10.07(2)(b)4. 4. Two ounces or less of scent may be placed, used or deposited in any manner for hunting game and does not need to be removed daily at the end of shooting hours.
NR 10.07(2)(b)5. 5. With the aid of material deposited by natural vegetation or material found solely as a result of normal agricultural or gardening practices.
NR 10.07(2)(b)6. 6. With the aid of crops planted and left standing as wildlife food plots.
NR 10.07(2)(b)7. 7. With the aid of feed material placed in a bird feeding structure or device if the hunting is authorized under s. 29.337, Stats.
NR 10.07(2)(b)8. 8. For the purpose of hunting coyote, fox, raccoon and unprotected species over bait or feed placed in compliance with this section or s. NR 19.60, if the hunting involves the release and use of trailing hounds.
NR 10.07(2)(b)9. 9. Bait placed for trapping as specified in s. NR 10.13.
NR 10.07(2)(b)10. 10. Feed or bait material placed or used for fish, reptiles, amphibians or arthropods, provided the material is not accessible to bear, deer or elk.
NR 10.07 Note Note: 29.337 Hunting and trapping by landowners and occupants. (1) The owner or occupant of any land, and any member of his or her family, may hunt or trap beaver, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, woodchucks, rabbits, and squirrels on the land without a license issued under this chapter or ch. 169 at any time, except as follows:
NR 10.07 Note (a) An owner or occupant may not hunt any of these wild animals during the period of 24 hours before the time for commencement of the deer hunting season in any area where an open season for hunting deer with firearms is established.
NR 10.07 Note (b) Such persons may not hunt coyotes during an open season for hunting deer with firearms in an area that is closed by the department by rule to coyote hunting.
NR 10.07 Note Note: Placing or using bait for purposes of trapping is regulated by ss. NR 10.13 (1) (b), 19.27, 19.275 and not this subsection. Baiting for migratory birds is regulated by s. NR 10.12 (1) (h) and not this subsection. This subsection does not prohibit hunting with the use of decoys except as already prohibited under ss. NR 10.12 (1) (f) and (g) and 10.25 (4) (d).
NR 10.07(2m) (2m)Bear and deer baiting regulations.
NR 10.07(2m)(a)(a) Affected area. This section applies to deer and bear hunting statewide, except for baiting deer in the areas described in par. (b) where baiting for deer is prohibited.
NR 10.07(2m)(b) (b) Excluded area. Deer baiting and feeding is prohibited in entire counties where any of the following criteria apply:
NR 10.07(2m)(b)1. 1. A CWD affected area has been established in the county or a portion of the county.
NR 10.07(2m)(b)2. 2. A CWD or bovine tuberculosis positive captive or free-roaming, domestic or wild animal has been confirmed after December 31, 1997 from the county.
NR 10.07(2m)(b)3. 3. The county or portion of the county is within a 10 mile radius of a captive or free-roaming, domestic or wild animal that has been tested and confirmed to be positive for CWD or bovine tuberculosis after December 31, 1997.
NR 10.07(2m)(c) (c) Inclusion of additional counties.
NR 10.07(2m)(c)1.1. The department may add additional counties under par. (b) if they meet the criteria established in par. (b) 1., 2. or 3.
NR 10.07(2m)(c)2. 2. The prohibitions and exemptions in 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 10.07(2m)(d) (d) Bear hunting and bear dog training. Bait or feed may be placed and used for the purpose of hunting bear or training bear dogs, except no person may place, use or hunt over bait or feed:
NR 10.07(2m)(d)1. 1. Beginning the day after the bear season closes and continuing through the following April 14.
NR 10.07(2m)(d)2. 2. In excess of 10 gallons of bait or feed at any feeding site.
NR 10.07(2m)(d)3. 3. That is not totally enclosed in a hollow log, a hole in the ground or stump which is capped with logs, rocks or other naturally occurring and unprocessed substances which prevents deer from accessing the material. Liquid scent used for hunting of bear or training bear dogs does not need to be enclosed.
NR 10.07(2m)(d)4. 4. Unless, when the bait or feeding site is checked or re-baited, all bait that has been uncovered is again enclosed and made inaccessible to deer in accordance with subd. 3.
NR 10.07(2m)(e) (e) Deer hunting. Bait or feed may be placed and used for hunting deer outside of the counties described in par. (b), except no person may place, use or hunt over bait or feed:
NR 10.07(2m)(e)1. 1. During the closed season for hunting deer. For the purpose of this paragraph, the open season for hunting of deer includes the 24-hour period prior to the deer seasons established in s. NR 10.01 (3).
NR 10.07 Note Note: The 24-hour period refers to the period from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm on the day immediately before the season.
NR 10.07(2m)(e)2. 2. In excess of 2 gallons of bait or feed at any feeding site.
NR 10.07(2m)(e)3. 3. In excess of 2 gallons of bait or feed on each contiguous area of land under the same ownership that is 40 acres or less, or for each full 40 acres that make up a contiguous area of land under the same ownership.
NR 10.07(2m)(e)4. 4. At any feeding site that is located within 100 yards of any other feeding site located on the same contiguous area of land under the same ownership.
NR 10.07 Note Note: A person may place bait or feed for another person and may hunt over another person's bait or feed site if the person placing the bait is in compliance with s. NR 10.07 (2) and (2m).
NR 10.07(2m)(f) (f) Additional prohibitions. For bear hunting and bear dog training and for deer hunting outside of the counties described in par. (b), no person may place, use or hunt over bait or feed that:
NR 10.07(2m)(f)1. 1. Contains or is contained within metal, paper, plastic, glass, wood or other similar processed materials. This subdivision does not apply to bait or feed placed in hollow logs or stumps or to scent materials.
NR 10.07(2m)(f)2. 2. Contains any animal part or animal byproduct.
NR 10.07(2m)(f)3. 3. Is located within 50 yards of any trail, road or campsite used by the public, or within 100 yards from a roadway, as defined in s. 340.01 (54), Stats., having a posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour or more.
NR 10.07(2m)(f)4. 4. Except as authorized under s. NR 19.60 (3) (a) 1., is in a feeder designed to deposit or replenish the feed automatically, mechanically or by gravity.
NR 10.07 Note Note: Section 340.01 (54), Stats., “Roadway" means that portion of a highway between the regularly established curb lines or that portion which is improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, excluding the berm or shoulder. In a divided highway, the term “roadway" refers to each roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively.
NR 10.07(2m)(g) (g) Valid approval required. Unless hunting pursuant to s. NR 10.07 (2) (b) 8., no person may hunt over bait or feed material placed for:
NR 10.07(2m)(g)1. 1. Bear without possessing a valid unused class A bear license and carcass tag.
NR 10.07(2m)(g)2. 2. Deer without possessing an appropriate valid archer, crossbow, or gun deer license and valid, unused harvest authorization.
NR 10.07 Note Note: Removal of unlawfully placed bait or feed material does not preclude the issuance of a citation for the original placement of the unlawful baiting or feeding material.
NR 10.07 History History: 1-2-56; am. (2), Register, August, 1957, No. 20, eff. 9-1-57; am. (5), Register, August, 1958, No. 32, eff. 9-1-58; r. and recr. (1) and (3), Register, August, 1960, No. 56, eff. 9-1-60; cr. (8), Register, September, 1961, No. 69, eff. 10-1-61; am. (1), Register, September, 1965, No. 117, eff. 10-1-65; r. (6), am. (7) (a), Register, August, 1966, No. 128, eff. 9-1-66; r. and recr. (2), Register, August, 1968, No. 152, eff. 9-1-68; renum. to be NR 10.07; am. (1), Register, June, 1970, No. 174, eff. 7-1-70; am. (2) (a), r. and recr. (3) and cr. (9) (a) and (b), Register, July, 1971, No. 187, eff. 8-1-71; am. (3) (a) and (b) and (9) (b), Register, August, 1971, No. 188, eff. 9-1-71; am. (1), (2) (b), and (9) (a), Register, August, 1972, No. 200, eff. 9-1-72; am. (9) (b), Register, August, 1973, No. 212, eff. 9-1-73; emerg. r. and recr. (9), eff. 8-2-74; r. and recr. (9), Register, December, 1974, No. 228, eff. 1-1-75; am. (3) (a), Register, January, 1975, No. 229, eff. 2-1-75; am. (7) (a), Register, October, 1975, No. 238, eff. 11-1-75; cr. (10), Register, May, 1976, No. 245, eff. 8-15-76; renum. (1) to be (1) (a), cr. (1) (b), r. (3) (a) to (c), renum. (3) (d) to be (3) and am. (9), Register, November, 1976, No. 251, eff. 12-1-76; renum. (1) (b) to be (1) (c) and am., am. (3) and r. and recr. (10), Register, May, 1977, No. 257, eff. 6-1-77; am. (1) (a), Register, December, 1977, No. 264, eff. 1-1-78; r. and recr. (10), Register, May, 1978, No. 269, eff. 6-1-78, renum. (1) (c) to be 10.001 (8) and (9) am. (8), Register, August, 1978, No. 272, eff. 9-1-78; r. and recr. Register, August, 1979, No. 284, eff. 9-1-79; r. and recr. (1) (g), Register, April, 1980, No. 292, eff. 5-1-80; r. (1) (c), Register, April, 1981, No. 304, eff. 5-1-81; r. and recr. (1) (g) 2., Register, April, 1982, No. 316, eff. 5-1-82; cr. (1) (i), Register, October, 1987, No. 382, eff. 11-1-87; emerg. am. (2) (d), eff. 9-25-87; am. (2) (d), Register, December, 1987, No. 384, eff. 1-1-88; r. and recr. (1) (g), r. (1) (h), Register, September, 1990, No. 417, eff. 10-1-90; cr. (1) (b) 3. Register, October, 1991, No. 430, eff. 3-1-92; cr. (1) (g) 7., Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; am. (1) (g) 2. and r. and recr. (1) (g) 5., Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 3-1-98; correction in (1) (g) 7. was made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register August 2001 No. 548; emerg. am. (1) (a), r. (1) (g), cr. (2) and (3), eff. 7-3-02; emerg. r. and recr. (2), eff. 1-11-03; CR 03-016: r. and recr. (1) (a), cr. (3) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; correction in (1) (a) 2. e. made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register August 2003 No. 572; CR 03-018: am. (1) (b) 2. Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 1-1-04; CR 04-020: r. and recr. (1) (a), am. (3) Register August 2004 No. 584, eff. 9-1-04; CR 04-078: r. (1) (g), cr. (2) and (2m) Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 05-017: cr. (1) (k) Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 11-1-05; CR 08-013: r. (1) (a) 2., am. (2m) (b) 1. Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-08; CR 09-024: am. (2m) (e) 1. Register May 2010 No. 653, eff. 6-1-10; EmR1405: emerg. r. (3), eff. 2-25-14; EmR1420: emerg. am. (1) (b) 3., (2m) (g) 2., eff. 9-12-14; CR 13-071: am. (1) (b) 3., (2m) (b) 1., (g) 2., r. (3) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; correction in (2m) (b) 1., 2. made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; CR 16-037: am. (1) (k) Register April 2017 No. 736, eff. 5-1-17; CR 16-028: am. (2) (b) 3., 4. Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17; EmR1902: emerg. am. (1) (b) 3., (2m) (g) 2. eff. 1-18-19; CR 19-005: am. (1) (b) 3., (2m) (g) 2. Register September 2019 No. 765, eff. 10-1-19.
NR 10.08 NR 10.08 Possession and transportation of game.
NR 10.08(1)(1)Opening day limits. On the first day of the open season, no person may possess or control more than one daily bag limit of any game species for which a bag limit is established.
NR 10.08(2) (2) Daily bag limit.
NR 10.08(2)(a)(a) Generally.
NR 10.08(2)(a)1.1. Daily bag limits are established on a per-hunter basis, are not transferable, and cannot be shared, except as provided in s. 29.324, Stats. No person may take, or attempt to take, any game for another person, unless in compliance with s. 29.324, Stats.
NR 10.08(2)(a)2. 2. If an animal is required to be registered under s. NR 10.085, no person may gift game to any person until after it has been registered under s. NR 10.085.
NR 10.08(2)(a)3. 3. No person may gift game to any person while afield. All gifted game remain counted toward the daily bag limit of the original harvester.
NR 10.08(2)(b) (b) Exceeding daily bag limit. No person may:
NR 10.08(2)(b)1. 1. Take, or attempt to take, any game for which a daily bag limit is established and restricted to an issued harvest authorization or tag without holding the proper valid harvest authorization or tag.
NR 10.08(2)(b)2. 2. Take, or attempt to take, any game in excess of one daily bag limit in any one day.
NR 10.08(3) (3) Possession and possession limit.
NR 10.08(3)(a)(a) Generally. No person may:
NR 10.08(3)(a)1. 1. Exceed an established possession limit unless otherwise authorized by the department.
NR 10.08(3)(a)2. 2. Possess game killed by unlawful or unknown means, unless otherwise authorized by the department.
NR 10.08(3)(a)3. 3. Except when in compliance with subds. 4. and 5., possess game without also possessing all required approvals for that game.
NR 10.08(3)(a)4. 4. While afield, possess game taken by another unless accompanied by the original harvester.
NR 10.08(3)(a)5. 5. Possess game taken by another unless the person provides the registration confirmation number, or name and address or customer ID number of the source, to a warden upon demand.
NR 10.08(3)(b) (b) Specific possession limits. Except where otherwise provided in s. NR 10.01, the following possession limits are established:
NR 10.08(3)(b)1. 1. Turkey. The possession limit corresponds to the number of harvest authorizations issued.
NR 10.08(3)(b)2. 2. Deer. The possession limit corresponds to the number of harvest authorizations issued.
NR 10.08(3)(b)3. 3. Bobcat. The possession limit corresponds to the number of pelt tags issued.
NR 10.08(3)(b)4. 4. All other game which have a daily bag limit established. The possession limit is 3 times the established daily bag limit.
NR 10.08(4) (4)Field possession limit. No person may possess more than one daily bag limit while at or between the place killed and the place to which the bag limit is taken.
NR 10.08 Note Note: This rule does not authorize a person to take more than one daily bag limit. Further, it does not prohibit possession of double the daily bag limit when transporting game between a person's temporary abode and his or her permanent abode.
NR 10.08(5) (5)Killing requirements. Except as otherwise provided, no person may possess any live game. All game taken during the open season shall be killed immediately and made part of the daily bag.
NR 10.08(6) (6)Field dressing. No person may completely dress any game bird while in the field or during transportation from the field. The head or one fully feathered wing, shall remain attached to all game birds while in the field or during transportation from the field to the person's permanent abode or a preservation facility.
NR 10.08 Note Note: Pigeons are considered domestic animals by the department and therefore are not subject to this chapter or ch. 29, Stats.
NR 10.08(6m) (6m) Harvest authorizations and tags.
NR 10.08(6m)(a)(a) Every harvest authorization and tag is identified by a unique number, which represents a singular game harvest approval issued to the person, regardless of the number of reprints generated, or duplicates issued.
NR 10.08(6m)(b) (b) Only the person who has been issued the harvest authorization and tag may exercise its privilege, except as provided in s. 29.324, Stats.
NR 10.08(6m)(c) (c) A harvest authorization or tag is valid only when all of the following apply:
NR 10.08(6m)(c)1. 1. Game has not already been harvested under the authority of the harvest authorization or tag.
NR 10.08(6m)(c)2. 2. The person and game are both located in the zone, unit, and land type specified on the harvest authorization or tag, when such restrictions are designated.
NR 10.08(6m)(c)3. 3. The season is open, and no time period restrictions are in effect.
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