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NR 10.104(10) (10)Bag limit. The bag limit is equal to the number of valid deer carcass tags a person is issued.
NR 10.104(12) (12)Special diseased deer replacement permits. The department may provide a free replacement tag issued under s. 29.177, Stats., to hunters who harvest deer that are suspected of being diseased, provided that the entire deer is surrendered to the department or is disposed of as directed by the department. Each special permit shall be all of the following:
NR 10.104(12)(a) (a) Issued by a department employee or a designated agent.
NR 10.104(12)(b) (b) Issued to the hunter harvesting and tagging the suspect deer.
NR 10.104(12)(c) (c) Issued for the type of deer authorized on the approval used to harvest and tag the suspect deer.
NR 10.104(14) (14)Deer carcass tag replacement permits. The department may provide free replacement tags issued under s. 29.177, Stats., to hunters who legally harvest deer and validate and place the incorrect tag on the deer in any season or hunt established in s. NR 10.01 (3), provided the hunter is in possession of the correct tag for the type of deer harvested. The incorrectly used tag shall be turned over to the department employee or agent issuing the replacement tag. Each replacement tag shall be:
NR 10.104(14)(a) (a) Issued by a department employee or a designated agent.
NR 10.104(14)(b) (b) Issued to the hunter harvesting and tagging the deer with an incorrect tag.
NR 10.104(14)(c) (c) Issued for the type of deer authorized on the approval used to harvest and tag the incorrect deer.
NR 10.104(15) (15)Apostle islands. The following carcass tags are valid for the taking and tagging of deer in islands of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore:
NR 10.104(15)(a) (a) Archery buck deer carcass tag.
NR 10.104(15)(b) (b) Archery antlerless deer carcass tag.
NR 10.104(15)(d) (d) Special permits for the islands of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore deer permit. These special permits shall be issued free of charge at a rate of up to 2 permits per day per hunter. Each tag may be used to tag any of the following:
NR 10.104(15)(d)1. 1. An antlerless deer.
NR 10.104(15)(d)2. 2. A buck deer if the hunter possesses an antlerless deer registration verification earned in the federally owned portion of the Apostle Islands in the previous year or in the current year.
NR 10.104(15)(d)3. 3. A buck deer if the hunter possesses an antlerless deer that has been legally harvested in the federally owned portion of the Apostle Islands and is tagged prior to the harvest of the buck deer and the antlerless deer accompanies the buck deer until each is registered.
NR 10.104 Note Note: All of the land in this unit is owned and managed by the National Park Service's Apostle Island National Lakeshore. The National Park Service may require an access permit for the purposes of deer hunting which may limit the dates an individual may hunt and the island or islands on which hunting may occur.
NR 10.104 History History: 11-1-57; am. (4) (b), Register, June, 1999, No. 522, eff. 7-1-99; emerg. cr. (11) eff. 8-4-00; am. (4) (b), renum. (5) (b) to be (5) (b) 1. and am., cr. (5) (b) 2., Register, March, 2001, No. 543, eff. 4-1-01; CR 00-118: am. (4) (b), Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 1-1-02; CR 00-154: am. (10) (b), Register January 2002 No. 553, eff. 2-1-02; emerg. am. (4) (b), cr. (11) and (12), eff. 7-3-02; CR 02-018: am. (7) (b) Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; CR 03-016: cr. (11) to (13) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; CR 04-020: am. (11) (intro.), (a) (intro.) and (b) (intro.) and (13) (intro.) Register August 2004 No. 584, eff. 9-1-04; CR 04-091: am. (4) (b), renum. (5) (b) 1. to be (5) (b) and am., r. (5) (b) 2. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 05-016: r. and recr. (11), r. (13) Register August 2005 No. 596, eff. 9-1-05; CR 05-031: am. (7) (a) and (9), cr. (14) Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 11-1-05; CR 05-086: r. and recr. (7), am. (8) (intro.), (10) (intro.) and (11) (a), r. (8) (a) to (c) and (10) (a) and (b), renum. (8) (d) and (e) to be (8) (a) and (b) and am., Register June 2006 No. 606, eff. 7-1-06; CR 06-013: am. (11) (b) 3. a. to c. Register August 2006 No. 608, eff. 9-1-06; CR 07-015: cr. (15) Register September 2007 No. 621, eff. 2-1-08; CR 08-013: am. (11) (intro.), (b) (intro.) and 3. b. Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-08; corrections in (7) and (11) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635; EmR1010: emerg. am. (4) (b), eff. 4-3-10; CR 09-053: am. (4) (b) Register May 2010 No. 653, eff. 6-1-10; EmR1028: emerg. am. (7) (a), eff. 7-8-10; CR 10-052: am. (7) (a) Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10; CR 10-020: am. (7) (b) Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 2-1-11; CR 10-051: am. (11) (b) 3. b., c. Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; EmR1405: emerg. r. and recr., eff. 2-25-14; EmR1420: emerg. am. (7) (a), cr. (7) (c), am. (9r), eff. 9-12-14; CR 13-071: r. and recr. Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; correction in (2) (intro.), (7) (a) 1. to 3., (b) 2. to 3., (c) 2. to 3., (8) (c) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; correction in (9m) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2015 No. 719; EmR1613: emerg. am. (7) (a) 2., r. (7) (a) 2m., am. (7) (b) 2., r. (7) (b) 2m., am. (7) (c) 2., r. (7) (c) 2m., am. (9), eff. 3-12-16; CR 17-061: am. (7) (a) 2., r. (7) (a) 2m., am. (7) (b) 2., r. (7) (b) 2m., am. (7) (c) 2., r. (7) (c) 2m., am. (9), (9m) (intro.), (a), renum. (9m) (c) to (9m) (c) 1., cr. (9m) (c) 2. Register February 2018 No. 746, eff. 3-1-18; corection in (7) (a) 2., (b) 2., (c) 2. made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register August 2018 No. 746, eff. 3-1-18; CR 17-077: am. (2) (intro.) Register June 2018 No. 750, eff. 7-1-18.
NR 10.105 NR 10.105 Transportation of bear, deer, and other members of the cervid family.
NR 10.105(2) (2) Carcass condition and transportation. No person may possess a deer, bear, or elk carcass that is not completely intact while in the field or during transportation from the field, except that:
NR 10.105(2)(a) (a) The entrails may be removed and disposed of while afield by field dressing.
NR 10.105(2)(b) (b) Deer, bear, and elk may be skinned, and the lower legs of a deer from the hooves up to the tarsus joint on the hind legs and from the hooves up to the carpus joint on the front legs may be removed. All parts must be removed from the field. If in-person registration is required, the hide and lower legs must accompany the deer, bear, or elk until the time of registration. After in-person or electronic registration has been completed, and the deer, bear, or elk has been removed from the field, all parts not retained shall be disposed of in a manner in compliance with s. 287.81 (2), Stats.
NR 10.105(2)(c) (c) A deer, bear, or elk may be divided into not more than 5 parts, not including the hide and the lower legs, only to facilitate removal from the field. The head and neck shall remain attached to one of the other parts of the animal, not including the hide. A person who divides a deer, bear, or elk while afield:
NR 10.105(2)(c)1. 1. May not allow the deer, bear, or elk to be stored or transported with any other deer or bear that has been divided while afield.
NR 10.105(2)(c)2. 2. May not divide any bear in a manner that does not keep one part of the bear intact to allow it to be measured in a straight line from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail, to determine it was an adult bear of 42 inches or greater.
NR 10.105(2)(c)3. 3. Must remove all parts from the field.
NR 10.105(2)(c)4. 4. Shall exhibit all parts at the time of registration when in-person registration is required by the department.
NR 10.105(2)(c)5. 5. Must dispose of all parts not retained in a manner that is in compliance with s. 287.81 (2), Stats., but such disposal may only occur after in-person or electronic registration has been completed, and the deer, bear, or elk has been removed from the field.
NR 10.105 Note Note: Common terms for the tarsus or second major joint on the rear legs up from the hoof include “hock" and “ankle" and common terms for the carpus or second major joint on the front legs up from the hoof include “knee" and “wrist".
NR 10.105(3) (3)Disease sampling. Notwithstanding s. 29.347, Stats., any part of any animal harvested under s. NR 10.01 (3) may be collected or sampled by the department for disease testing purposes prior to registration. No person may refuse to allow a sample to be taken during registration.
NR 10.105(4) (4)Transportation of cervid animals from a chronic wasting disease affected area. Unless otherwise authorized by the department, the carcasses of deer harvested in a chronic wasting disease identified by the department may not be transported outside of that area except for any of the following, or as provided under sub. (7):
NR 10.105(4)(a) (a) Carcasses transported into deer management units adjacent to the chronic wasting disease affected area.
NR 10.105(4)(b) (b) Meat that is cut and wrapped, either commercially or privately.
NR 10.105(4)(c) (c) Quarters or other portions of meat to which no part of the spinal column is attached.
NR 10.105(4)(d) (d) Meat that has been deboned.
NR 10.105(4)(e) (e) Hides with no head attached.
NR 10.105(4)(f) (f) Finished taxidermy heads.
NR 10.105(4)(g) (g) Antlers with no tissue attached except for velvet on antlers when possession of the velvet antlers is authorized pursuant to s. 29.347 (3) (b), Stats.
NR 10.105 Note Note: Section 29.347 (3) (b), Stats., was repealed by 2015 Wis. Act 89.
NR 10.105(4)(h) (h) Skulls with or without antlers attached which have no brain or lymphoid tissue attached.
NR 10.105(4)(i) (i) Upper canine teeth.
NR 10.105(4)(j) (j) Deer carcasses transported by a licensed solid waste transporter regulated under s. NR 502.06 or by a person who is under contract with the department to transport deer killed by vehicles for disposal in a landfill.
NR 10.105(5) (5) Transportation of members of the family cervidae from areas in other states and countries where CWD has not been identified. Hunters transporting carcasses into Wisconsin from other states or countries shall possess, and exhibit to agents of the department upon request, registration or other materials showing which state, province of Canada or other country the carcass was harvested in.
NR 10.105(6) (6) Transportation of members of the family cervidae from other states and countries where CWD has been identified. Unless otherwise authorized by the department, the carcasses of cervid species harvested in a state, province of Canada or other country where CWD has been verified by a government agency in that state, province or country, may not be transported into this state except for the following, or as provided under sub. (7).
NR 10.105(6)(a) (a) Meat that is cut and wrapped, either commercially or privately.
NR 10.105(6)(b) (b) Quarters or other portions of meat to which no part of the spinal column is attached.
NR 10.105(6)(c) (c) Meat that has been deboned.
NR 10.105(6)(d) (d) Hides with no head attached.
NR 10.105(6)(e) (e) Finished taxidermy heads.
NR 10.105(6)(f) (f) Antlers with no tissue attached except for velvet on antlers when possession of the velvet antlers is authorized pursuant to s. 29.347 (3) (b), Stats.
NR 10.105 Note Note: Section 29.347 (3) (b), Stats., was repealed by 2015 Wis. Act 89.
NR 10.105(6)(g) (g) Skulls with or without antlers attached which have no brain or lymphoid tissue attached.
NR 10.105(6)(h) (h) Upper canine teeth.
NR 10.105(7) (7)Cervid carcasses with any portion of the spinal column or head attached. Notwithstanding sub. (4) or (6), carcasses which have any part of the spinal column or head attached may be transported from the chronic wasting disease affected area to other parts of this state, or into this state if such carcass is submitted to a meat processor licensed under s. 97.42 (2) (a), Stats., or a taxidermist permitted under s. 29.506 (2), Stats., for processing and the person who possesses the carcass complies with the following:
NR 10.105(7)(a) (a) That part of the carcass which includes the head and spinal column shall be submitted to a licensed meat processor or permitted taxidermist within 72 hours of entering this state if the carcass originated from out of state, or within 72 hours from the time of registration if the carcass originated from the chronic wasting disease affected area in this state.
NR 10.105(7)(b) (b) The person submitting a carcass to a licensed meat processor or permitted taxidermist as required under this subsection shall inform the meat processor or taxidermist that the carcass originated from the chronic wasting disease affected area or from another state, province or country where CWD has been verified to be present.
NR 10.105(7)(c) (c) Licensed meat processors and permitted taxidermists receiving a cervid carcass under this subsection shall dispose of all inedible parts not exempted under subs. (4) (a) to (i) and (6) (a) to (h), and all parts of the spinal column, brain and lymphoid tissues in a properly permitted landfill or with a renderer licensed under s. ATCP 57.10.
NR 10.105 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1960, No. 56, eff. 9-1-60; renum. to be NR 10.19, Register, June, 1970, No. 174, eff. 7-1-70; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., renum. to be NR 10.103, Register, September, 1984, No. 345, eff. 10-1-84; renum. from NR 10.103 and am. Register, June, 1986, No. 366, eff. 7-1-86; renum. to be (1) and am., cr. (2), Register, October, 1988, No. 394, eff. 11-1-88; emerg. cr. (3), eff. 8-12-96; CR 01-008, r. (1), renum. (2) to be NR 10.105; Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 4-1-02; CR 00-154: renum. s. NR 10.105 to be sub. (1) and cr. (2), Register January 2002 No. 553, eff. 2-1-02; emerg. cr. (3) and (4), eff. 7-3-02; CR 03-016: cr. (3) and (4) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; CR 04-020: am. (3) and (4) Register August 2004 No. 584, eff. 9-1-04; CR 05-016: am. (2), r. (3), renum. (4) to be (3) Register August 2005 No. 596, eff. 9-1-05; CR 05-086: am. (2) Register June 2006 No. 606, eff. 7-1-06; CR 06-013: am. (2) Register August 2006 No. 608 eff. 9-1-06; CR 08-013: am. (title), cr. (4) to (6) Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-09, except (title) eff. 9-1-08; correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635; CR 10-020: am. (4), (5) and (6), cr. (7) Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10; CR 10-051: am. (2) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; CR 13-071: cr. (1) (title), am. (1), cr. (2) (title), am. (4) (title), (intro.), (a), (7) (intro.), (a), (b) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; CR 16-035: cr. (4) (j) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17; correction in (4) (j) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register July 2017 No. 739; EmR1613: emerg. r. and recr. (1), r. (2), renum. (2) from NR 10.106 (1), eff. 3-12-16; CR 17-061: r. (1), r. and recr. (2) Register February 2018 No. 746, eff. 3-1-18.
NR 10.106 NR 10.106 Registration. Each person who has killed a deer or if s. 29.324, Stats., related to group deer hunting applies, the person who has tagged the deer shall comply with the requirements for registration established under s. NR 10.085.
NR 10.106 Note Note: The carcass tag attached to the animal contains a number corresponding to the registrant's hunting license and backtag.
NR 10.106 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1986, No. 366, eff. 7-1-86; am. (2) (intro.), r. and recr. (2) (d), Register, July, 1989, No. 403, eff. 8-1-89; am. (1) and (2) (d), r. and recr. (3), Register, August, 1990, No. 416, eff. 9-1-90; r. and recr. (2) (d), Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; am. (3) (intro.), Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; r. and recr. (2) (d) 3., Register, August 1992, No. 440, eff. 9-1-92; correction in (3) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, February, 1996, No. 482; emerg. am. (1) and (2) (b), eff. 8-12-96; am. (2) (b), Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96; am. (2) (b), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97; correction in (2) (intro.) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, August, 1999, No. 524; am. (1), Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 00-154: am. (2) (a) and (b), r. (2) (d) 2. and renum. and am. (2) (d) 3. to be (2) (d) 2., Register January 2002 No. 553, eff. 2-1-02; emerg. cr. (2) (e), eff. 7-3-02; CR 00-154: am. (2) (a), Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. 8-1-02; CR 02-017: am. (2) (d) 1. Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 1-5-03; CR 03-016: cr. (2) (f) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; CR 04-020: am. (2) (f) Register August 2004 No. 584, eff. 9-1-04; CR 04-011: am (1) Register September 2004 No 585, eff. 4-1-05; CR 04-046: am. (3) Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; CR 05-016: cr. (2) (g) Register August 2005 No. 596, eff. 9-1-05; CR 06-013: am. (2) (g) Register August 2006 No. 608, eff. 9-1-06; CR 07-035: am. (2) (e) Register April 2008 No. 628, eff. 5-1-08; CR 08-013: am. (2) (f) Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-08; correction in (2) (g) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635; CR 10-020: r. and recr. (1) Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10; CR 11-007: cr. (2) (e) 2. Register October 2011 No. 670, eff. 11-1-11; correction to numbering of (2) (e) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register October 2011 No. 670; CR 11-030: am. (2) (f) Register February 2012 No. 674, eff. 3-1-12; EmR1405: emerg. r. and recr. (2), eff. 2-25-14; CR 13-071: am. (1) (intro.), (a), (b), (c) (intro.), 1., 3., cr. (1) (c) 4., r. and recr. (2) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; EmR1613: emerg. renum. (1) and (2) (intro.) to NR 10.015 (2) and NR 10.106, r. (2) (a) to (c), (3), eff. 3-12-16; CR 17-061: r. (1), renum. (2) (intro.) to s. 10.106 and am., r. (2) (a) to (c), (3) Register February 2018 No. 746, eff. 3-1-18.
NR 10.11 NR 10.11 Elk hunting.
NR 10.11(1)(1) Prohibited methods. No person may hunt elk by any of the following methods:
NR 10.11(1)(b) (b) Dogs. With the aid of dogs.
NR 10.11(1)(c) (c) Ammunition. With ammunition loaded with full metal jacket, nonexpanding type bullets.
NR 10.11(1)(d) (d) Shotguns. With a shotgun that is .410 bore shotgun or smaller and does not fire a single slug.
NR 10.11(1)(e) (e) Rifles. With any .22 rim-fire, 5 mm rim-fire rifle, .17 caliber center-fire rifle, or with ammunition loaded with full metal jacket, nonexpanding type bullets.
NR 10.11(1)(f) (f) Handguns. With a handgun that is loaded with a .410 shotgun shell loaded with a single slug or projectile, a centerfire cartridge .22 caliber or smaller or has a minimum barrel length that is less than 5 1/2 inches measured from the muzzle to the firing pin with the action closed.
NR 10.11(1)(g) (g) Muzzleloaders. With a muzzleloader that is less than .45 caliber or a muzzle-loading handgun.
NR 10.11(1)(h) (h) Bows. With a bow that has a draw weight less than 30 pounds.
NR 10.11(1)(i) (i) Arrow standards.
NR 10.11(1)(i)1.1. Use, possess or have under control while elk hunting, any arrow with a metal broad-head blade less than seven-eights of an inch in width. Broad-head blades shall be well-sharpened.
NR 10.11(1)(i)2. 2. Use, possess or have under control while hunting, any poisoned or drugged arrow, arrow with explosive tips or any crossbow, unless authorized to use a crossbow under ss. 29.014 (1m), 29.172, and 29.217, Stats., which authorize the use of a crossbow.
NR 10.11(2) (2)Tags. A carcass tag shall be issued with each hunting license.
NR 10.11 History History: CR 03-018: cr. Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 1-1-04; CR 04-078: r. (1) (a) Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 10-020: am. (4) and (5) (a) Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10; CR 10-051: am. (1) (f) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; CR 11-007: r. (7) Register October 2011 No. 670, eff. 11-1-11; correction in (1) (i) 2. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register March 2014 No. 699; EmR1420: emerg. am. (5) (a), eff. 9-12-14; CR 13-071: am. (5) (a) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; CR 16-028: r. (6) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17; EmR1613: emerg. am. (2), r. (3), (4) (intro.), (a), renum. (4) (b) to (4), r. (5), (6), eff. 3-12-16; CR 17-061: am. (2), r. (3) to (5) Register February 2018 No. 746, eff. 3-1-18.
NR 10.111 NR 10.111 Elk population management.
NR 10.111(1) (1) Elk management systems.
NR 10.111(1)(a)(a) The department shall manage the state elk population by:
NR 10.111(1)(a)1. 1. Establishing elk management zone boundaries within the state.
NR 10.111(1)(a)2. 2. Establishing elk population goals for each elk management zone.
NR 10.111(1)(a)3. 3. Monitoring the performance of the elk population within each elk management zone.
NR 10.111(1)(a)4. 4. Establishing elk hunting seasons and annual harvest quotas with the objective of maintaining elk populations at the established elk population goals for each elk management zone.
NR 10.111(1)(b) (b) In addition to the management objectives listed under par. (a), the department may trap and relocate elk within the state to establish new elk herds and management zones.
NR 10.111(2) (2)Elk management units. The elk management zone boundaries are described in s. NR 10.37. Unit boundaries shall be 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.
NR 10.111(3) (3)Elk population goals.
NR 10.111(3)(a)(a) The overwinter elk population goal for elk management zones described in s. NR 10.37 shall be expressed as the total number of elk per zone as follows: - See PDF for table PDF
NR 10.111(3)(b) (b) The department shall manage the elk population in Zone X, as described in s. NR 10.37, at a population level of zero elk. If the department determines that elk are causing agricultural damage, are a nuisance or are frequenting an area in Zone X, the department shall remove the elk in a manner determined by the department, in accordance with the procedures outlined ss. NR 12.10 and 12.15 and may include trapping and relocating, hazing, hunting or shooting.
NR 10.111(3)(c) (c) If the department determines that hunting is an appropriate removal method for elk subject to par. (b), the department may designate any elk tag as being valid on specified properties in Zone X, during the elk season.
NR 10.111(4) (4)Annual antlerless elk kill quotas.
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