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NR 10.12(3)(e) (e) Disability provision. If the boat, blind, or similar device is occupied by at least one individual engaged in hunting who holds a Class A or B disabled permit that authorizes hunting from a stationary vehicle and which has been issued for more than 1 year, and is substantially in compliance with par. (f) considering necessary additional distance to maintain the minimum depth of water for operation of the boat, blind, or similar device used.
NR 10.12(3)(f) (f) Other water bodies. If any of the following apply:
NR 10.12(3)(f)1. 1. A part of the boat, blind, or similar device is located within 3 feet of any shoreline including islands.
NR 10.12(3)(f)2. 2. A part of the boat, blind, or similar device is located within 3 feet of a naturally occurring, un-manipulated growth of vegetation rooted to the navigable waterway's bed or shoreline and of sufficient height and density to conceal at least 50% of the hunter and the boat, blind, or similar device when viewed from at least one direction beyond the vegetation providing the concealment. For determining if the vegetation provides the minimum 50% concealment, the viewing shall occur from a height approximately the same as height of the boat, blind or similar device being used by the hunter.
NR 10.12(3)(g) (g) Normal jump shooting activities. From a non-motorized boat, canoe, or raft, which is not anchored, on streams where shooting shore to shore is possible.
NR 10.12(4) (4)Special blind restrictions. The department may restrict hunters to certain blind locations within the Collins, Eldorado, Grand River, Pine Island and Theresa state wildlife areas by posted notice. If posted, maps shall be provided by the department indicating where blind sites are located. Downed game birds may be retrieved outside blinds with the aid of guns and dogs or by hand.
NR 10.12(5) (5)Taking methods. No person shall hunt any migratory bird:
NR 10.12(5)(a) (a) Guns and devices. With a trap, snare, cable restraint, net, rifle, pistol, crossbow other than as authorized in ss. 29.014 (1m), 29.172, and 29.217, Stats., swivel gun, punt gun, battery gun, machine gun, fishhook, poison, drug, explosive, stupefying substance, shotgun chambered for a shell that is larger than a no. 10 gauge, or while in possession of a shell that is larger than no. 10 gauge.
NR 10.12 Note Note: The cross-references in this paragraph previously linked to exceptions that allowed the use of crossbows by holders of disable permits and senior citizens. Under 2013 Wis. Act 61, the use of crossbows is no longer limited in those ways and any person who is legally authorized to hunt may use crossbows for hunting migratory birds.
NR 10.12(5)(b) (b) Shotgun capabilities. With any automatic-loading or hand-operated repeating shotgun capable of holding more than 3 shells the magazine of which has not been cut off or plugged with a one-piece filler incapable of removal without disassembling the gun so as to reduce the capacity of said gun to not more than 3 shells at one time in the magazine and chamber combined.
NR 10.12(5)(c) (c) Legal means. By any means other than a shotgun fired from the shoulder, bow and arrow, crossbow, or by falconry.
NR 10.12(5)(d) (d) Non-toxic shot requirements. While hunting waterfowl, snipe, rails, moorhens and coot within any areas of the state, or mourning doves on lands which are under the management, supervision and control of the department, no person may:
NR 10.12(5)(d)1. 1. Take, catch, kill or pursue waterfowl, mourning doves, snipe, rails, moorhens, and coot with any shot, either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzle-loading, other than non-toxic shot.
NR 10.12(5)(d)2. 2. Possess any shotshell or muzzle-loading firearm loaded with any material other than non-toxic shot.
NR 10.12(6) (6)Tagging. No person may give, put or leave migratory game birds at any place, other than at that person's permanent abode, or in the custody of another person unless the birds are tagged individually or collectively with tags bearing the following information:
NR 10.12(6)(a) (a) The hunter's signature,
NR 10.12(6)(b) (b) The hunter's address,
NR 10.12(6)(c) (c) The total number of birds tagged, by species, and
NR 10.12(6)(d) (d) The dates the birds were killed.
NR 10.12 Note Note: Tagging is required if the birds are being transported by another person for the hunter, or if the birds have been left for cleaning, storage (including temporary storage), shipment, or taxidermy services.
NR 10.12(8) (8)Shipment. No person may ship migratory game birds unless the package is marked on the outside with:
NR 10.12(8)(a) (a) The name and address of the person sending the birds,
NR 10.12(8)(b) (b) The name and address of the person to whom the birds are being sent, and
NR 10.12(8)(c) (c) The number of birds, by species, contained in the package.
NR 10.12(9) (9)Importation.
NR 10.12(9)(a) (a) One fully-feathered wing shall remain attached to all migratory game birds being transported between the port of entry and the possessor's permanent abode or to a preservation facility.
NR 10.12(9)(b) (b) No person may import migratory game birds belonging to another person.
NR 10.12(10) (10)Waterfowl stamp. No person 16 years of age and older may hunt for waterfowl without a valid state waterfowl stamp approval unless the person is carrying a valid conservation patron license, senior citizen recreation card, free military small game license or first-year hunter education certificate.
NR 10.12 Note Note: Violation of state migratory game bird regulations is also a violation of federal regulations. Importation restrictions do not prohibit the importation of legally taken, fully feathered migratory game birds for mounting purposes by a taxidermist holding a valid federal permit and licensed by the U.S. department of agriculture to decontaminate birds.
NR 10.12(11) (11)Harvest information program. Before hunting any migratory game birds each year, hunters shall register with the department by supplying their names, addresses, date of birth and other necessary information requested by the department in a manner prescribed by the department. No individual may hunt any species of migratory game bird until registered with the department and all hunters must have in their possession proof of registration while hunting migratory game birds.
NR 10.12(12) (12)Waterfowl blind identification. No person may maintain, occupy or use a blind situated on state-owned property for hunting waterfowl unless the owner's name, address and customer identification number, in the English language and in lettering one-inch square or larger, is affixed permanently to the blind. The name and address shall be readily visible on the blind and shall be kept legible at all times.
NR 10.12 History History: 1-2-56; am. (2) (c), (3) (a), (4), (5) (c), Register, August, 1956, No. 8, eff. 9-1-56; am. (1) (e) and (2) (c) and r. (5) (b), Register, August, 1958, No. 32, eff. 9-1-58; am. (1) (b); r. and recr. (1) (d); cr. (1) (f) and (g); am. (5) (a), Register, September, 1960, No. 57, eff. 10-1-60; r. and recr. (1) (f), Register, August, 1961, No. 68. eff. 9-1-61; r. and recr. (1) (f), Register, September, 1963, No. 93, eff. 10-1-63; r. (5) (c) Register, August, 1965, No. 116, eff. 9-1-65; am. (5) (a), Register, September, 1965, No. 117, eff. 10-1-65; am. (1) (f), Register, September, 1966, No. 129, eff. 10-1-66; am. (2) (b); cr. (2) (d), (e) and (f), Register, August, 1967, No. 140, eff. 9-1-67; emerg. am. (1) (f), eff. 9-1-67; am. (2) (b) and (e), Register, August, 1968, No. 152, eff. 9-1-68; emerg. am. (1) (f), eff. 9-30-68; emerg. am. (2) (c), eff. 10-11-68, emerg. am. (1) (f) and (2) (c), eff. 8-30-69; am. (1) (f) and (2) (c), Register, November, 1969, No. 167, eff. 12-1-69; renum. to be NR 10.12, Register, June, 1970, No. 174, eff. 7-1-70; am. (2) (d) and (e), and r. (f), Register September 1970, No. 177, eff. 10-1-70; am. (2) (b), Register, September, 1971, No. 189, eff. 10-1-71; emerg. am. (1) (f) eff. 10-10-72; emerg. am. (2) (a), eff. 9-24-75; am. (2) (a), Register, June, 1976, No. 246, eff. 7-1-76; am. (2), Register, January, 1977, No. 253, eff. 2-1-77; am. (5), Register, December, 1977, No. 264, eff. 1-1-78; r. (2) (a), r. and recr. (2) (c), and cr. (5) (b), Register, February, 1978, No. 266, eff. 3-1-78; r. and recr. (1) to (4) and (5) (a), cr. (5) (intro.), renum. (5) (b) to be (5) (d), Register, May, 1978, No. 269, eff. 6-1-78; r. and recr. (3) (d) and (5) (d) 2., Register, December, 1978, No. 276, eff. 1-1-79; r. and recr. (1) (g), Register, August, 1979, No. 284, eff. 9-1-79; r. and recr. (3) (b), Register, April, 1980, No. 292, eff. 5-1-80; am. (3) (d) 1. and 2., Register, June, 1981, No. 306, eff. 7-1-81; emerg. r. and recr. (5) (d), eff. 9-12-81; r. and recr. (5) (d), Register, March, 1982, No. 315, eff. 4-1-82; am. (3) (d) (intro.), Register, April, 1982, No. 316, eff. 5-1-82; am. (5) (d) 2. b., Register, June, 1984, No. 342, eff. 7-1-84; am. (3) (b), cr. (3) (e) and r. and recr. (4) (a) 1., Register, April, 1985, No. 352, eff. 5-1-85; am. (1) (b), (f) and (h) 1., (5) (d) 2. c. and d., r. and recr. (5) (a), cr. (6) to (9), Register, September, 1985, No. 357, eff. 10-1-85; renum. (2) (d) 2. d. to be 2. e. and cr. (2) (d) 2. d., Register, January, 1986, No. 361, eff. 3-1-86; emerg. r. and recr. (5) (a) 2. d., eff. 9-12-86; r. and recr. (5) (d), Register, January, 1987, No. 373, eff. 2-1-87; r. and recr. (3), Register, December, 1987, No. 384, eff. 1-1-88; r. and recr. (4), Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; emerg. am. (1) (c) and (4) (a), r. and recr. (1) (h), eff. 9-15-89; am. (1) (c) and (4) (a), r. and recr. (1) (h), Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; emerg. am. (4) (a), eff. 9-15-90; am. (4) (a), Register, March, 1991, No. 423, eff. 4-1-91; emerg. am. (3) (b), eff. 9-16-91; cr. (10), Register, October, 1991, No. 430, eff. 11-1-91; am. (3) (b), Register, April, 1992, No. 436, eff. 5-1-92; am. (4) (intro.), Register, August, 1992, No. 440, eff. 9-1-92; emerg. am. (10), eff. 9-1-93; am. (10), Register, January, 1994, No. 457, eff. 2-1-94; r. and recr. (1) (g), am. (4) (a), Register, August, 1994, No. 464, eff. 9-1-94; am. (4) (a), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 3-1-98; cr. (11), Register, December, 1997, No. 504, eff. 1-1-98; emerg. am. (1) (h) (intro.), eff. 9-10-99; am. (1) (h) (intro.), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00; cr. (12), Register, September, 2000, No. 537 eff. 3-1-01; r. and recr. (1) (h) and am. (5) (d), Register, December, 2000, No. 540, eff. 1-1-01; CR 02-018: am. (10) Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; CR 03-018: am. (5) (a) Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 1-1-04; CR 04-046: am. (3) (intro.), (5) (a) and (7) Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; emerg. am. (4) eff. 8-31-06; CR 06-074: am. (4) Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 1-1-07; CR 06-012: am. (1) (e) Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 2-1-07; emerg. am. (5) (d), eff. 8-30-07; CR 07-055: am. (5) (d) Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08; CR 09-024: am. (1) (h) Register May 2010 No. 653, eff. 6-1-10; CR 11-030: am. (5) (a) Register February 2012 No. 674, eff. 3-1-12; CR 11-032: am. (4) Register August 2012 No. 680, eff. 9-1-12; EmR1313: emerg. r. and recr. (3) (c), cr. (3) (e), eff. 9-6-13; CR 13-052: r. and recr. (3) (c), cr. (3) (e) Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 4-1-14; correction in (5) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register March 2014 No. 699; CR 13-071: am. (5) (c) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; CR 15-024: am. (3) (intro.), cr. (f), (g) Register November 2015 No. 719, eff. 2-1-16; CR 15-052: am. (3) (a), r. and recr. (3) (e) Register January 2016 No. 721, eff. 2-1-16; correction in (3) (a) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register January 2016 No. 721; CR 16-028: am. (3) (d) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17; CR 17-061: r. (7) Register February 2018 No. 746, eff. 3-1-18.
NR 10.125 NR 10.125 Canada goose hunting.
NR 10.125(1)(1)Permit requirements.
NR 10.125(1)(a)(a) Permit possession required. No person may hunt Canada geese in any area of the state without having on his or her person a valid Canada goose hunting permit.
NR 10.125(1)(b) (b) Maximum allowable harvest. The total number of Canada goose permits and carcass tags issued by the department annually under this section and under s. NR 19.84 shall be based upon the maximum allowable harvest assigned by the U.S. fish and wildlife service. The assigned harvest shall be distributed within established zones and by time periods based upon historical data on the distribution of geese within the state and hunter success rates.
NR 10.125(1)(c) (c) Validity. All permits are valid only in the zones and for the time periods specified on the permit during the open season established for Canada geese. The department shall use the following procedure when specifying the permit zones:
NR 10.125(1)(c)1. 1. If the maximum allowable harvest is 160,000 birds or less, all permits shall be restricted to one zone.
NR 10.125(1)(c)2. 2. If the maximum allowable harvest is between 160,000 and 210,000 birds, the department may:
NR 10.125(1)(c)2.a. a. Issue Horicon zone permits that are also valid for the exterior zone during a time period specified by the department.
NR 10.125(1)(c)2.b. b. Issue exterior zone permits that are also valid for the Horicon zone during a time period specified by the department.
NR 10.125(1)(c)2.c. c. Establish a permit processing deadline for exterior zone permits receiving the 2 zone authorization described under subd. 2. b.
NR 10.125(1)(c)3. 3. If the maximum allowable harvest exceeds 210,000 birds, all permits shall be valid in any zone.
NR 10.125(2) (2)Application and issuance requirements.
NR 10.125(2)(a)(a) Forms. Applications shall be on forms supplied by the department.
NR 10.125(2)(b) (b) Deadlines.
NR 10.125(2)(b)1.1. All applications for the Horicon and Exterior zones shall be postmarked no later than the deadline dates indicated on the forms or received by a department service center location on that date to be considered for selection. The annual application deadlines may not be sooner than July 1.
NR 10.125 Note Note: The department conducts extensive publicity on the application deadlines beginning several months prior to any deadline. Application deadline dates are published in news releases, the department web site at http://dnr.wi.gov, license outlet handouts, and pertinent regulation pamphlets. Department service center hours may vary by location.
NR 10.125(2)(b)2. 2. Exterior zone and early goose hunt subzone permits may be obtained at a license vendor or department service center location throughout the open season.
NR 10.125 Note Note: Department service center office hours may vary by location.
NR 10.125(2)(b)3. 3. Horicon zone permits may be obtained at a license vendor or department service center location throughout the open season unless the department has determined that the special requirements established in sub. (3) are necessary to restrict the harvest of Canada geese.
NR 10.125(2)(c) (c) Application limitations.
NR 10.125(2)(c)1.1. No person may submit more than one application per year except that:
NR 10.125(2)(c)1.a. a. Persons who submitted an invalid permit application for the Horicon zone may reapply, provided the goose season is open, for an Exterior zone permit.
NR 10.125(2)(c)1.b. b. Persons applying for an early goose hunt subzone permit may also apply for a Horicon or Exterior zone permit.
NR 10.125(2)(c)2. 2. If 2 or more persons wish to hunt together in the Horicon zone, each applicant shall complete and submit an application form. A group application shall be considered one application.
NR 10.125(2)(d) (d) Selection preference. When applications exceed the number of permits available, successful applicants shall be randomly selected with first preference given to persons who unsuccessfully applied for a permit during the previous year.
NR 10.125(2)(e) (e) Undersubscribed zones. If the number of permit applications is less than the number of permits available for any time period, the department may issue the remaining permits to successful applicants by random selection.
NR 10.125(4) (4)Season reports. The department may require any permit holder to provide the department a goose hunting report. The selected hunter shall be required to complete the report and mail it within 48 hours of receipt.
NR 10.125 Note Note: The hunting report forms will be mailed to certain hunters only.
NR 10.125(5) (5)Bag and possession limits.
NR 10.125(5)(a) (a) Bag limit. The aggregate daily bag limit for persons hunting in both the exterior zone and a subzone within the exterior zone in the same day is equal to the larger of the respective daily bag limits established in s. NR 10.01 (1) (g).
NR 10.125(5)(b) (b) Daily possession limit. No person may possess or transport more than the daily bag limit or aggregate daily limit, whichever applies, of migratory game birds, tagged or not tagged, at or between the place where taken and either the person's permanent abode or temporary or transient place of lodging; or a commercial preservation facility.
NR 10.125(6) (6)Season closure. The secretary of the department may close a portion or all of any Canada goose season established in s. NR 10.01 (1) (g) upon a finding by the department that the harvest for that season will exceed the level authorized by U.S. fish and wildlife service. Closure shall become effective upon issuance of an order and publication in the official state newspaper.
NR 10.125 History History: Cr. (1) to (5), (6) renum. from NR 10.01 (1) (h), Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; emerg. am. (1) (c), eff. 9-21-88; am. (1) (c), Register, January, 1989, No. 397 eff. 2-1-89; am. (5) (a) 2., Register, July, 1989, No. 403, eff. 8-1-89; emerg. renum. (1) (c) to be (1) (c) 1., cr. (1) (c) 2. and 3., r. and recr. (1) (d) 5. intro., r. (1) (d) 5. a. and (5) (a) 1., am. (1) (e) and (5) (a) (intro.) and (b), eff. 9-15-89; renum. (1) (c) to (1) (c) 1., cr. (1) (c) 2. and 3., r. and recr. (1) (d) 5. intro., r. (1) (d) 5. a. and (5) (a) 1., am. (1) (e) and (5) (a) (intro.) and (b), Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; r. and recr. (1) (b), (d) to (e), am. (5) (a) (intro.), r. (5) (a) 2., renum. (5) (b) to be (5) (b) 1., cr. (1) (f) to (h) and (5) (b) 2., Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90; emerg. am. (1) (e) 1., cr. (7), eff. 9-15-90; am. (1) (e) 1., cr. (7), Register, March, 1991, No. 423, eff. 4-1-91; r. (3) and (4), renum. (5) to (7) to be (3) to (5), Register, April, 1992, No. 436, eff. 5-1-92; r. and recr. Register, August, 1992, No. 440, eff. 9-1-92; emerg. am. (4) (a), eff. 9-1-95; am. (4) (a), Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; am. (2) (b) 1., 2. and (4) (a) 1., r. (4) (a) 2., Register, December, 1997, No. 504, eff. 1-1-98; am. (3) (a) 1., Register, December, 2000, No. 540, eff. 1-1-01; CR 02-018: am. (2) (c) 2. Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; CR 05-031: am. (2) (b) 1. and 2. Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 11-1-05; CR 10-066: am. (1) (c) 2. a., (2) (b) 1., (c), (3) (intro.), (a) (intro.), r. (2) (f) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 2-1-11; CR 13-052: cr. (2) (b) 3., am. (3) (intro.), (4) (a) Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 4-1-14; EmR1613: emerg. am. (1) (d), (3) (intro.), r. (3) (a) to (c), eff. 3-12-16; EmR1712: emerg. r. (1) (d), eff. 6-17-17; CR 17-061: r. (1) (d), renum. (3) (intro.) to (3) and am., r. (3) (a) to (c) Register February 2018 No. 746, eff. 3-1-18; correction in (3) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register February 2018 No. 746; EmR1902: emerg. r. (3), (4) (a) eff. 1-18-19; CR 19-005: r. (3), (4) (a) Register September 2019 No. 765, eff. 10-1-19; correction in numbering and (title) of (4) and (title) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., 2. Register September 2019 No. 765.
NR 10.13 NR 10.13 Furbearing animals.
NR 10.13(1)(1)Prohibited methods. No person may:
NR 10.13(1)(a) (a) Hunting. Hunt any beaver, fisher, mink, muskrat, or otter with the aid of any spear, gun or dog except that:
NR 10.13(1)(a)1. 1. The owner or occupant of any land and members of their families may shoot or trap beaver on their respective lands without license as established in s. 29.337, Stats.
NR 10.13(1)(a)2. 2. Agents or employees possessing written authorization from the landowner, land lessee or responsible governmental body may use firearms to shoot beaver under s. NR 12.10.
NR 10.13(1)(b) (b) Trapping.
NR 10.13(1)(b)1.1. `Traps.' Set out or place traps, snares or cable restraints, whether set or sprung, during the closed season.
NR 10.13(1)(b)2. 2. `Bait or scent.' Set out or place any bait or scent for attracting furbearing animals during the closed season. During the open season, no person may use sight exposed bait consisting of feathers, animal flesh, fur, hide or entrails within 25 feet of any trap, snare or cable restraint.
NR 10.13(1)(b)4. 4. `Watersets.' Take, capture or kill, or attempt to take, capture, or kill any furbearing animals at any time by means of watersets except during that period when and in those areas where there is an open season for trapping muskrat, beaver, or otter or when using a commercially manufactured, enclosed trigger trap. In addition, persons removing beaver under s. NR 12.10 may use watersets.
NR 10.13(1)(b)5. 5. `Trap, snare, and cable restraint placement.' Set any traps, snares, colony traps or cable restraints at any time within 15 feet of any beaver dam, except when trapping under the landowner authority established by s. 29.337, Stats., or with a commercially manufactured, enclosed trigger trap.
NR 10.13 Note Note: The rule exception allows trapping on beaver dams by landowners.
NR 10.13(1)(b)6. 6. `Trap, snare, and cable restraint use.' Set, place, operate or possess while trapping, any trap other than a steel jawed trap, enclosed trigger trap, cage or box trap, body gripping trap, colony trap, snare or cable restraint for the purpose of taking, capturing, or killing furbearing animals. Cage or box traps shall be constructed so that after an animal has been captured, no additional animals may enter the trap until the captured animal is removed and the trap is reset.
NR 10.13(1)(b)7. 7. `Artificial structures.' Construct or place on the ice of any of the waters of this state any artificial house or den for the purpose of taking, catching, or killing any fur-bearing animals, or place or set therein any trap or traps of any kind which might take, catch, or kill fur-bearing animals.
NR 10.13(1)(b)8. 8. `Body-gripping type traps.'
NR 10.13(1)(b)8.a.a. Set, place, or operate any body-gripping type trap greater than 75 square inches measured from the maximum outside points on the width and height of the jaws of a trap that has not been set, unless one-half of the set trap is located underwater at all times.
NR 10.13(1)(b)8.b. b. Set, place or operate any body-gripping type traps greater than 60 square inches or less than 75 square inches measured from the maximum outside points on the width and height of the jaws of a trap that has not been set: as a water set unless one-half of the trap is located underwater at all times; as an elevated set unless the trap is placed at least 5 feet above the surface; as a baited and/or scented set in or on the ground unless the trap trigger is within an enclosure that provides openings no greater than 50 square inches for a 7 inch minimum recess or an 8 inch height x 10 inch width opening with a 10 inch minimum recess from the enclosure openings; as an unbaited and/or unscented trail set in or on the ground unless the trap is within an enclosure that provides openings no greater than 10 inches in height and 10 inches in width and is recessed a minimum of 15 inches from the enclosure openings; or as a bottom entry enclosure set unless the entire opening of the enclosure is no more than 7 inches above the surface. The measurement to the surface is the distance to the first surface beneath the trap or opening, where the surface is ground, ice, crusted or packed snow or any other hard material. For the purposes of this paragraph, an enclosure means any device that creates a barrier to the trap allowing entry only through designated openings.
NR 10.13(1)(b)8.c. c. Set, place, or operate any body-gripping type trap less than or equal to 60 square inches with a vertical measurement of greater than 7 1/2 inches when set. The vertical measurement is taken between the widest vertical points on the trap in the set position.
NR 10.13(1)(b)9. 9. `Steel jawed traps.' Set, place, or operate any steel jaw trap with a spread width of more than 8 inches.
NR 10.13(1)(b)10. 10. `Toothed traps.' Set, place, or operate any steel jawed trap with teeth unless it is located completely underwater at all times.
NR 10.13(1)(b)11. 11. `Minimum waterset.' Except when the muskrat or mink season is open, set, place or operate any waterset smaller than 5 1/2 inches jaw spread for steel jaw traps or less than or equal to 60 square inches measured from the maximum outside points on the width and height of the jaws of a trap that has not been set, for body-gripping type traps.
NR 10.13(1)(b)12. 12. `Trap placement.' Set, place or operate any body-gripping type trap greater than 60 square inches measured from the maximum outside points on the width and height of the jaws of a trap that has not been set, or any snare or cable restraint regardless of the size of the noose, in the following locations:
NR 10.13(1)(b)12.a. a. Within 3 feet of any federal, state, or county road rights-of-way culvert unless completely submerged in water.
NR 10.13(1)(b)12.b. b. Within 3 feet of any woven or welded wire mesh type fence.
NR 10.13(1)(b)12.c. c. Within 100 yards of any building devoted to human occupancy without the owner's consent.
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