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NR 10.104 Note (3) A person who kills a deer under sub. (2) shall ensure that a member of their group deer hunting party without delay attaches a current validated deer carcass tag to the deer in the manner specified under s. 29.347 (2). The person who kills the deer may not leave the deer unattended until after it is tagged.
NR 10.104(9m) (9m)Bonus tags under the deer management assistance program. The department may issue antlerless tags to level 2 and level 3 participants in the deer management assistance program established under Subchapter II. All of the following apply to the issuance and use of bonus tags under this section:
NR 10.104(9m)(a) (a) Issuance. Permits shall be issued in the number prescribed by the department or its agents following evaluation and harvest recommendations under s. NR 10.72 (2) (b).
NR 10.104(9m)(b) (b) Fee. The fee for bonus tags issued under this subsection shall be $6.00.
NR 10.104(9m)(c) (c) Bonus tag distribution. A landowner or his or her authorized representative for an individually enrolled property may distribute the carcass tags to persons who are authorized to hunt on the enrolled property or portion of the property or may retain the carcass tags for their own use. The primary contact or authorized representative for a cooperative or an individually enrolled property with multiple owners may distribute the carcass tags to persons who are authorized to hunt on the enrolled property or portion of the property and may retain a portion of the allotted carcass tags for their own use. No person may charge any form of a fee for bonus tags issued under the deer management assistance program except that the primary contact or authorized representative under subchapter II who is transferring a bonus tag to other hunters for use on an enrolled property may collect no more than $6.00 for each tag in order to recover actual cost of the tags and when there is no monetary benefit to the transferrer.
NR 10.104(9m)(d) (d) Locations and times when valid. Tags are valid for use only on the property or group of properties authorized by the department during any firearm, archery, or crossbow deer season.
NR 10.104(9m)(e) (e) Carcass tag reporting. Every landowner, primary contact, or authorized representative who receives or distributes carcass tags issued under this subsection shall keep a current, correct and complete record of all such bonus carcass tags as required by the department on electronic or paper forms made available by the department. Records of bonus tag distribution shall be provided to the department by required deadlines or upon request. A violation of this paragraph shall be treated as a violation of s. 29.961 (2), Stats.
NR 10.104 Note Note: The number of carcass tags distributed will be determined by the department following a site visit by a wildlife biologist and a forester. Bonus antlerless deer carcass tags issued under this subsection are available only to level 2 and level 3 participants in the Deer Management Assistance Program established in s. NR 10.72. Deer Management Assistance Program enrollees are exempt from the restriction against purchasing no more than one bonus permit daily on a first-come-first-served basis that is established in s. NR 10.104 (8) (a).
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.
NR 10.105 NR 10.105Transportation of bear, deer, and other members of the cervid family.
NR 10.105(1) (1)Possession. While afield, no person may possess or transport a carcass of a deer or bear 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 a deer or bear 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 the deer or bear. 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 10.105(2) (2)Transportation. No person may transport deer outside of the unit of kill or adjoining unit unless they have been registered in compliance with s. NR 10.106 (2).
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.
NR 10.106 NR 10.106Recording deer and bear.
NR 10.106(1) (1)Carcass condition and transportation. Deer and bear shall be intact and may not be removed from the area specified in this section unless the harvest has been reported in the manner required by the department and a registration tag has been affixed by the department or its agents, or the validated deer carcass tag displays the harvest registration verification number provided by the department and the number is legible and discernible on the tag except that:
NR 10.106(1)(a) (a) The entrails may be removed and disposed of while afield by field dressing.
NR 10.106(1)(b) (b) Deer and bear 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. The hide and lower legs must be removed from the field along with the deer and exhibited at the time of registration when in-person registration is required, and disposed of in a manner in compliance with s. 287.81 (2), Stats., after the deer or bear is registered.
NR 10.106(1)(c) (c) A deer or bear may be divided into not more than 5 parts, not including the hide and the lower legs of a deer, 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 or bear while afield prior to or after registration:
NR 10.106(1)(c)1. 1. May not allow the deer or bear to be stored or transported with any other deer or bear that has been divided prior to registration or while afield.
NR 10.106(1)(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 10.106(1)(c)3. 3. Must remove all parts from the field except the entrails and dispose of all parts not retained in a manner that is in compliance with s. 287.81 (2), Stats.
NR 10.106(1)(c)4. 4. Shall exhibit all parts except the entrails at the time of registration when in-person registration is required by the department.
NR 10.106 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 10.106(2) (2)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 during the open seasons for hunting deer with a firearm, or who has killed a bear during the open seasons for hunting bear shall register that kill using a telephone, internet, or other harvest registration system established by the department as follows:
NR 10.106(2)(a) (a) Deer and bear.
NR 10.106(2)(a)1.1. `Time line.' Each deer or bear killed during the open season for hunting deer or bear shall be registered before being transported from the deer management unit of kill or an adjoining unit no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day after the animal is recovered.
NR 10.106(2)(a)2. 2. `Registration verification.' At the time a deer or bear is registered as required under this section, the person who tagged and registered it shall legibly print the registration verification number provided by the department or its agents on the validated carcass tag. The carcass tag shall then accompany the carcass at all times while the carcass is afield, while being transported, and when left unattended by the person who the validated carcass tag was issued to. The validated carcass tag shall be retained by the person who possesses the carcass until it is consumed.
NR 10.106(2)(a)3. 3. `Tags; display.' No person may possess or transport the carcass of a deer or bear unless in possession of the originally validated carcass tag and registration verification number particular to the carcass. 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 10.106(2)(a)4. 4. `Research.' Any part of a harvested deer or bear may be collected or sampled by the department for research purposes. No person may refuse to allow a part to be collected or a sample to be taken prior to or during registration.
NR 10.106(2)(a)5. 5. `Transportation.' No person may possess a deer while afield outside the deer management unit or subunit of kill or adjoining unit or subunit, except that deer that are lawfully killed, tagged and registered may be possessed on a public highway for purposes of transportation to and possession at the person's residence or a business establishment located outside the unit or subunit of kill.
NR 10.106(2)(b) (b) Disease sampling and research. The department may require that any deer or bear harvested in an area affected by CWD, tuberculosis, or where there are other serious infections disease threats, or area where samples are needed for department research purposes, shall be exhibited and registered at registration stations designated by the department no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day after it was killed, or by 5:00 p.m. on the day after the close of the season during which it was killed, as described in s. NR 10.01 (3), whichever is earlier, unless otherwise authorized by the department.
NR 10.106(2)(c) (c) Exhibition. No person shall fail to exhibit the carcass of a deer or bear at a registration location specified by the department when required under this paragraph.
NR 10.106 Note Note: Section 29.324, Stats., Group deer hunting. (1) In this section:
NR 10.106 Note (a) “Contact" means visual or voice contact without the aid of any mechanical or electronic amplifying device other than a hearing aid.
NR 10.106 Note (b) “Group deer hunting party" means 2 or more hunters hunting in a group all using firearms, each of whom holds an individual license to hunt deer.
NR 10.106 Note (2) Any member of a group deer hunting party may kill a deer for another member of the group deer hunting party if both of the following conditions exist:
NR 10.106 Note (a) At the time and place of the kill, the person who kills the deer is in contact with the person for whom the deer is killed.
NR 10.106 Note (b) The person for whom the deer is killed possesses a current unused deer carcass tag which is authorized for use on the deer killed.
NR 10.106 Note (3) A person who kills a deer under sub. (2) shall ensure that a member of his or her group deer hunting party without delay attaches a current validated deer carcass tag to the deer in the manner specified under s. 29.347 (2). Stats. The person who kills the deer may not leave the deer unattended until after it is tagged.
NR 10.106(3) (3)Registration tagging. Upon verification of license and deer hunting permit information, the station operator shall do all of the following:
NR 10.106(3)(a) (a) Complete and retain the registration stub.
NR 10.106(3)(b) (b) Lock a registration tag to the carcass or part of the deer or bear.
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.
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