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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.
NR 10.08(6m)(c)4. 4. The target game matches the type of animal specified on the harvest authorization or tag.
NR 10.08(6m)(c)5. 5. The harvest method is permitted by the harvest authorization or tag.
NR 10.08(6m)(c)6. 6. The harvest authorization or tag is not expired.
NR 10.08(7) (7)Carcass tags. No person may:
NR 10.08(7)(a) (a) Hunt or trap any of the species enumerated in s. NR 10.085 (1) unless in possession of a valid, unique carcass tag that has not already been used to harvest an animal. A tag is not valid when hunting or trapping in a zone, management unit, or land type that is not authorized by the tag, or if the tag is expired. A tag is not valid when hunting with a weapon that is not authorized for use with the tag.
NR 10.08(7)(b) (b) Upon harvesting any of the species enumerated in s. NR 10.085 (1), fail to immediately validate the carcass tag that authorized the harvest.
NR 10.08(7)(c) (c) Possess or transport the carcass of any of the species enumerated in s. NR 10.085 (1) unless also in possession of the validated carcass tag that authorized the harvest.
NR 10.08(7)(d) (d) Fail to keep a validated carcass tag in good, legible condition so as to permit meaningful inspection by the department. Carcass tags shall remain intact except that part of a tag may be separated as designated by the department on the tag as a means of validation.
NR 10.08(7)(e) (e) Transport or possess an unskinned bobcat, fisher, otter, or wolf carcass, or a raw pelt of these species unless it has been tagged in accordance with s. NR 10.085.
NR 10.08(7)(f) (f) While afield, possess or transport the carcass of any of the species enumerated in s. NR 10.085 (1) that is tagged with or possessed under the authority of a validated carcass tag of another person unless accompanied by the person issued the carcass tag. After the animal is registered it may be transported by vehicle on a public roadway or possessed at a dwelling or business establishment by a person who is not hunting without the need to be accompanied by the person who tagged and registered it. A dwelling for the purposes of this subsection includes permanent residences as well as temporary residences, such as an established hunting cabin or camp site.
NR 10.08(7)(g) (g) While afield, hunting, or trapping, possess a validated carcass tag, or any copy of a unique carcass tag already used to harvest an animal, for any of the species enumerated in s. NR 10.085 (1) unless the person is also in possession of the legally killed animal corresponding to that carcass tag.
NR 10.08(7)(h) (h) Validate or attach a carcass tag to an animal trapped, killed, or harvested by another.
NR 10.08(7)(i) (i) Possess more than one copy of a unique carcass tag while afield or hunting or trapping.
NR 10.08(7)(j) (j) Possess a raw bobcat, fisher, otter or wolf pelt after the 5th day of the month following closure of the open season for each species and the respective opening date of the next trapping or hunting season without a registration tag attached and locked to the head of the animal.
NR 10.08(7)(k) (k) Transfer, give, trade, sell, or purchase a raw pelt or unskinned carcass of any bobcat, fisher, otter, or wolf without a registration tag being attached and locked to the head portion of the pelt by the department in accordance with s. NR 10.085 (6) (c).
NR 10.08(7)(L) (L) Transport or possess a bobcat, fisher, otter or wolf pelt without a registration tag being attached and locked to the head portion of the pelt by the department in accordance with s. NR 10.085 (6) (c). This paragraph does not apply to the authorized harvester of the animal.
NR 10.08 Note Note: Additional requirements for the transportation of deer species from chronic wasting disease affected areas in this state and from other states and countries where CWD has been identified are established in s. NR 10.105.
NR 10.08 Note Note: The department lacks authority to issue wolf carcass tags while the wolf is listed on the federal endangered list or the state endangered list. See s. 29.185, Stats.
NR 10.08 History History: 1-2-56; r. (2), Register, August, 1956, No. 8, eff. 9-1-56; r. and recr. (3), Register, August, 1968, No. 152, eff. 9-1-68; renum. to be NR 10.21; am. (3) (a) and (b), Register, June, 1970, No. 174, eff. 7-1-70; am. (3) (a), Register, August, 1973, No. 212, eff. 9-1-73; r. and recr. (3), Register, August, 1978, No. 272, eff. 9-1-78; renum. from NR 10.21, Register, September, 1983, No. 333, eff. 10-1-83; r. and recr. Register, September, 1985, No. 357, eff. 10-1-85; am. (2), Register, October, 1990, No. 418, eff. 11-1-90; CR 13-021: cr. (6) Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13; EmR1613: emerg. am. (title.), cr. (7), eff. 3-12-16; EmR1712: emerg. am. (7) (d), eff. 6-17-17; CR 17-061: am. (title), (6), cr. (7) Register February 2018 No. 746, eff. 3-1-18; EmR1902: emerg. r. and recr. (2), (3), cr. (6m), am. (7) (h) eff. 1-18-19; CR 19-005: r. and recr. (2), (3), cr. (6m), am. (7) (h) Register September 2019 No. 765, eff. 10-1-19; (2) (b) (title), (3) (a) (title) created under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., Stats., and correction in numbering in (6m) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., and correction in (6m) (b) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register September 2019 No. 765.
NR 10.085 NR 10.085Tagging and registration of game. Requirements for the tagging and registration of game in this section apply to the species listed in sub (1), except that subs. (6), (6m), (7), and (8) also apply to deer and subs. (6), (6m), and (8) also apply to turkey:
NR 10.085(1) (1)Species.
NR 10.085(1)(a) (a) Bear.
NR 10.085(1)(b) (b) Elk.
NR 10.085(1)(c) (c) Sharp-tailed grouse.
NR 10.085(1)(e) (e) Bobcat.
NR 10.085(1)(f) (f) Fisher.
NR 10.085(1)(g) (g) Otter.
NR 10.085(1)(h) (h) Wolf.
NR 10.085 Note Note: The department lacks authority to issue wolf carcass tags while the wolf is listed on the federal endangered list or the state endangered list. See s. 29.185, Stats.
NR 10.085(2) (2)Validation. Any person who kills any of the species identified in this section shall immediately validate the carcass tag by separating a designated portion of the tag or by marking it as designated by the department on the tag. Failure to completely validate the carcass tag renders possession of the animal illegal and the carcass tag invalid.
NR 10.085(3) (3)Display. No person may refuse or fail to display a validated carcass tag or registration verification number to the department or its wardens upon request.
NR 10.085(4) (4)Attachment.
NR 10.085(4)(a) (a) No person who kills any of the species identified in this section may leave the carcass unless the tag has been attached to the carcass.
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