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NR 10.275(2) (2) Shooting hours.
NR 10.275(2)(a)(a) Except as provided under pars. (b) and (c), the shooting hours for pursuing small game at Governor Dodge, Mill Bluff and Mirror Lake state parks shall be the same as the hours established in s. NR 10.06 (5) except that shooting hours will close at 12:00 noon daily at times when the Natural Resources Board has made a determination to generally prohibit hunting at other state parks under s. 29.089 (1m) (b) 2., Stats. Hunting is allowed under the specific season frameworks for these parks established in s. NR 10.01.
NR 10.275(2)(b) (b) The shooting hours for pursuing migratory game birds at Governor Dodge and Mill Bluff state parks shall be the same as the hours established in s. NR 10.06 (5) except that shooting hours shall close at 12:00 noon daily at times when the Natural Resources Board has made a determination to generally prohibit hunting under s. 29.089 (1m) (b) 2., Stats. Hunting is allowed under the specific season frameworks for these parks established in s. NR 10.01.
NR 10.275(2)(c) (c) The shooting hours for pursuing migratory game birds at Mirror Lake state park shall be the same as the hours established in s. NR 10.06 (5).
NR 10.275(5) (5) Trapping.
NR 10.275(5)(a)(a) Purpose. Section 29.089 (1m) (a), Stats., establishes that trapping is generally allowed in state parks. This subsection is created because prohibiting trapping by certain methods and in certain locations is necessary to protect public safety.
NR 10.275(5)(b) (b) Applicability. The provisions of this subsection apply to state parks and state park trails as established in ss. 23.17 (2), 23.175 (2) (a), 23.293 (1) (c), 27.01, and 29.089, Stats., when the property is owned by the department. When traversing another type of department property established under s. 23.09 (2), Stats., portions of state trails and other state park related properties are subject to the hunting and trapping rules of that property type unless otherwise posted.
NR 10.275(5)(c) (c) Upland trapping. No person may place any trap that is not completely submerged under water on the state owned portions of state parks except if the trap is an enclosed trigger trap.
NR 10.275 History History: CR 02-089: cr. Register February 2003 No. 566, eff. 3-1-03; CR 04-046: am (1) (b) 1. and (2) (b) Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; CR 05-102: am. (1) (a), (b) 1., (2) (c) and (3) (a) Register June 2006 No. 606, eff. 7-1-06; CR 07-035: am. (1) (b) 1., (2) (b) 1. and 2. Register April 2008 No. 628, eff. 5-1-08; CR 08-022: cr. (4) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; cr. (4) (c) (title), (d) (title) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., Stats., Register December 2010 No. 660; correction in (4) (c), (d) 1. under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register August 2012 No. 680; CR 13-108: am. (title), (intro.), (1) (b) 1., r. (2) (title), (a), r. (2) (c), renum. (2) 1. to 3. to (a) to (c), r. (3), (4), cr. (5) Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; correction in (2) (title) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., correction in numbering in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 16-028: am. (2) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17.
NR 10.28 NR 10.28 Deer population management units. Deer population management units are established as designated on the following maps:
NR 10.28(1) (1) Statewide deer management units.
NR 10.28(2) (2) Metropolitan deer management units.
NR 10.28(2)(a) (a) La Crosse area.
NR 10.28(2)(b) (b) Madison area.
NR 10.28(2)(c) (c) Milwaukee area.
NR 10.28(2)(d) (d) Hudson area.
NR 10.28(2)(e) (e) Green Bay area.
NR 10.28(2)(f) (f) Superior area.
NR 10.28(2)(g) (g) Eau Claire Area.   - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 10.28(2)(h) (h) Rock area.
NR 10.28(4) (4) Deer management zones.
NR 10.28 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1964. No. 104, eff. 9-1-64; am. map. Register, August, 1968, No. 152, eff. 9-1-68; r. and recr. Register, August, 1969, No. 164, eff. 9-1-69; renum. to be NR 10.24; am. (1), Register, June, 1970. No. 174. eff. 7-1-70; am. (1), and map Register, August, 1971. No. 188, eff. 9-1-71; am. (1). Register, September, 1972. No. 201, eff. 10-1-72; am. (1), Register, September, 1973, No. 213, eff. 10-1-73; am. (1), Register, May, 1976, No. 245, eff. 8-15-76; am. (1), Register, November, 1976, No. 251, eff. 12-1-76; am. Register, October, 1977, No. 262, eff. 11-1-77; renum. from NR 10.24 and am., Register, September, 1979, No. 285, eff. 10-1-79; r. and recr., Register, October, 1981, No. 310, eff. 11-1-81; emerg. am. eff. 9-9-82; r. and recr. Register, October, 1983, No. 334, eff. 11-1-83; r. and recr. Register, October, 1984, No. 346, eff. 11-1-84; r. and recr. Register, July, 1985, No. 355, eff. 8-1-85; r. and recr. October, 1985, No. 358, eff. 11-1-85; r. and recr. October, 1986, No. 370, eff. 11-1-86; r. and recr. October, 1989, No. 406, eff. 11-1-89; am. map, Register, September, 1990, No. 417, eff. 10-1-90; r. and recr. Register August, 1992, No. 440, eff. 9-1-92; r. and recr. (intro.), Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96; r. and recr. (1), cr. (2) (d) and (e), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97; r. and recr. (1) map, Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98; r. and recr. (1), Register, June, 1999, No. 522, eff. 7-1-99; r. and recr. (1), Register, May, 2000, No. 533, eff. 6-1-00; r. and recr. (1) and (2) (c), Register, March, 2001, No. 543, eff. 4-1-01; emerg. cr. (3), eff. 7-3-02; r. and recr. (1), Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. 8-1-02; CR 02-018: cr. (2) (f) Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; CR 03-016: cr. (3) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03l; CR 04-020: r. and recr. (3) Register August 2004 No. 584, eff. 9-1-04; CR 04-091: r. and recr. (1) Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 05-016: r. and recr. (3) Register August 2005 No. 596, eff. 9-1-05; CR 05-017: r. and recr. (1) Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 2-1-06; CR 05-086: r. and recr. (1), cr. (4) Register June 2006 No. 606, eff. 7-1-06; CR 06-012: r. and recr. (1) Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 2-1-07; CR 07-015: r. and recr. (1) Register September 2007 No. 621, eff. 2-1-08; CR 08-013: r. and recr. (3) Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-08; CR 13-071: r. and recr. (1), (2), r. (3), r. and recr. (4) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; CR 17-077: r. and recr. (1), (2) (a) to (c), cr. (2) (g), (h), r. and recr. (4) Register June 2018 No. 750, eff. 7-1-18; CR 18-005: am. (2) (a), (g) Register September 2018 No. 753, eff. 10-1-18.
NR 10.285 NR 10.285Game management units.
NR 10.285 Note Note: Prior to 2015 the game management zones in this section were also used by the department as deer management units. These game management zones continue to serve as the basis for fisher, sharp-tailed grouse, and bear management zones.
NR 10.285 History History: CR 13-071: cr. Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; CR 16-037: am. (title) Register April 2017 No. 736, eff. 5-1-17; correction in (title) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register April 2017 No. 736.
NR 10.29 NR 10.29Wild turkey hunting zones.
NR 10.29 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1982, No. 323, eff. 12-1-82; r. and recr. Register, March, 1984, No. 339, eff. 4-1-84; r. and recr. Register, March, 1985, No. 351, eff. 4-1-85; r. and recr. Register, October, 1985, No. 358, eff. 11-1-85; r. and recr., Register, October, 1987, No. 382, eff. 11-1-87; r. and recr. Register, January, 1988, No. 385, eff. 2-1-88; r. and recr. Register, March, 1989, No. 399, eff. 4-1-89; r. and recr. Register, January, 1990, No. 409, eff. 2-1-90; r. and recr. Register, January, 1991, No. 421, eff. 2-1-91; r. and recr. Register, June, 1991, No. 426, eff. 7-1-91; r. and recr., Register, June, 1992, No. 438, eff. 7-1-92; r. and recr., Register, July, 1995, No. 475, eff. 8-1-95; r. and recr. Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96; r. and recr. Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 12-1-97; r. and recr. Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 1-1-98; CR 01-008: r. (1), r. and recr. (2), Register October 2001 No. 550 eff. 4-1-02; CR 04-011: r. and recr. (2) Register September 2004 No 585, eff. 4-1-05; CR 05-102: r. and recr. Register June 2006 No. 606, eff. 7-1-06; CR 06-037: r. and recr. Register June 2007 No. 618, eff. 7-1-07; CR 07-015: r. and recr. Register September 2007 No. 621, eff. 6-1-08; CR 10-020: r. and recr. Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 2-1-11; CR 13-108: r. and recr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 16-037: r. and recr. Register April 2017 No. 736, eff. 5-1-17; CR 18-005: am. Register September 2018 No. 753, eff. 10-1-18.
NR 10.30 NR 10.30 Black bear hunting zones. Black bear hunting zones are established as designated on the following map:
NR 10.30 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1987, No. 379, eff. 8-1-87; r. and recr. map, Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; r. and recr. Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96; CR 06-037: r. and recr. Register June 2007 No. 618, eff. 7-1-07; CR 07-015: r. and recr. Register September 2007 No. 621, eff. 11-1-07; CR 08-021: r. and recr. Register November 2008 No. 635, eff. 12-1-08.
NR 10.31 NR 10.31 Canada goose management zones. Canada goose management zones are established by the following maps:
NR 10.31(1) (1) Exterior zone. The exterior goose management zone is defined in s. NR 10.001 (9w) and includes the following subzones:
NR 10.31(1)(c) (c) Mississippi river subzone.
NR 10.31(3) (3) Horicon zone.
NR 10.31(3)(a)(a) Horicon zone boundaries. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 10.31 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; emerg. renum. (1) to (6) to be (1) (a), (b), (2), (3) (a), (3) (b) and (1) (c), cr. (1) (intro.), eff. 9-15-89; r. and recr. (7), Register, October, 1989, No. 406, eff. 11-1-89; renum. (1) to (10) to be (1) (a), (b), (2), (3) (a), (3) (b), (1) (c) and (d), (4), (1) (e) and (5), cr. (1) (intro.) and (3) (intro.), Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; r. and recr. (3) (a), Register, June, 1990, No. 414, eff. 7-1-90; cr. (11), Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90; am. (2) and (3) (a), Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; r. and recr. (3), r. (4) and (5), Register, August, 1992, No. 440, eff. 9-1-92; r. and recr. (1) (b), (2) and (11), cr. (3) (b), Register, August, 1994, No. 464, eff. 9-1-94, except (11), eff. 1-1-95; r. and recr. (11), Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96; emerg. r. and recr. (1), eff. 9-10-99; r. and recr. (11), Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 3-1-00; r. and recr. (1) (c), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00; r. (1) (d), r. and recr. (3) (a), Register, September, 2000, No. 537, eff. 5-1-01; corrections in (1) (intro.) and (3) (intro.) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register April 2005 No. 592; emerg. r. (11) eff. 8-31-06; CR 06-074: r. (11) Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 1-1-07; CR 09-042: am. (3) (intro.), r. (3) (b) Register June 2010 No. 654, eff. 7-1-10; CR 10-020: r. (1) (b) and (e) Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10; CR 10-066: r. (2) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 2-1-11; CR 13-052: r. (1) (a), r. and recr. (3) (a) Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 4-1-14.
NR 10.32 NR 10.32 Migratory game bird hunting zones.
NR 10.32 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 9-21-88; cr., Register, January, 1989, No. 397, eff. 2-1-89; r. and recr. May, 1996, No. 485, eff. 6-1-96; emerg. r. and recr. eff. 8-31-06; CR 06-074: r. and recr. Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 1-1-07; CR 09-042: r. and recr. Register June 2010 No. 654, eff. 7-1-10; CR 11-032: r. and recr. Register August 2012 No. 680, eff. 9-1-12.
NR 10.33 NR 10.33 Ruffed grouse management zones.
NR 10.33 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1990, No. 418, eff. 11-1-90; CR 06-012: r. and recr. Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 2-1-07.
NR 10.34 NR 10.34 Bobcat hunting and trapping zones.
NR 10.34 History History: CR 13-067: cr. August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
NR 10.35 NR 10.35 Beaver management zones. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 10.35 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1991, No. 425, eff. 6-1-91; r. and recr. Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 5-1-98.
NR 10.36 NR 10.36Otter zones. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 10.36 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1994, No. 464, eff. 1-1-95; CR 17-013: am., Register March 2018 No. 747, eff. 4-1-18.
NR 10.37 NR 10.37 Elk management zones.
NR 10.37(1)(1)Clam Lake:
NR 10.37(2) (2) Black River Falls:
NR 10.37(3) (3) Zone X. Elk management zone X includes the entire state except areas which are part of the Clam Lake and Black River Falls elk management zones.
NR 10.37 History History: CR 03-018: cr. Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 1-1-04; CR 13-067: r. and recr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
NR 10.38 NR 10.38 Fisher zones. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 10.38 History History: CR 17-013: cr. Register February 2018 No. 746 eff. 3-1-18.
NR 10.40 NR 10.40 Disabled hunters; special hunt authorizations.
NR 10.40(1)(1)Purpose. Pursuant to s. 29.053 (3), Stats., the natural resources board establishes this section to provide additional recreational hunting opportunities to the citizens of Wisconsin and to establish procedures for conducting special hunts that will encourage greater hunting participation by persons with physical and visual disabilities.
NR 10.40(2) (2) Definition. “Special gun deer hunt" means a department authorized local firearm season for deer conducted outside the regular gun deer hunting seasons established under s. NR 10.01 (3) (e).
NR 10.40(3) (3) Special gun deer hunts.
NR 10.40(3)(a) (a) Application requirements.
NR 10.40(3)(a)1.1. All applications to conduct a special gun deer hunt shall be on department forms and be submitted to the designated department office for the county within which the hunt will be conducted by the date established by the department on the form.
NR 10.40(3)(a)2. 2. All applications shall include:
NR 10.40(3)(a)2.a. a. The authorization of the host landowner to conduct a special gun deer hunt; and
NR 10.40(3)(a)2.b. b. A legal description of the lands on which the hunt is to be conducted.
NR 10.40(3)(a)3. 3. The applicant shall provide a final list of the names, addresses and Class A or C permit numbers of all participating hunters and the names of their designated assistants to the department by September 1.
NR 10.40 Note Note: Application forms may be obtained at department region and service center offices.
NR 10.40(3)(b) (b) Participation limits. No person may participate in more than one special gun deer hunt in the same calendar year and all participants must possess a valid gun deer license and either a valid Class A permit, valid Class B permit which authorizes hunting from a vehicle that is issued for more than one year, or valid Class C permit issued pursuant to s. 29.193 (2), Stats., that was issued on or after August 9, 1989.
NR 10.40(3)(c) (c) Participant selection. No person may be refused participation based on their age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, development disability, creed, sexual orientation or national origin.
NR 10.40(3)(d) (d) Dates. All special gun deer hunts shall be conducted during the 9 consecutive day period that begins on the first Saturday of October.
NR 10.40(3)(e) (e) Hunter participation limits. The department may not authorize a special gun deer hunt if the number of participating hunters is less than 3.
NR 10.40(3)(f) (f) Rule compliance. Unless otherwise provided by the department, all disabled hunters and accompanying persons shall comply with all hunting rules and laws applicable to the regular gun deer season specified under s. NR 10.01 (3) (e). The bag limit is one buck deer per valid gun buck deer carcass tag and additional antlerless deer per current valid antlerless deer permit. An antlerless deer permit that is issued under s. NR 10.104 (7) may be used by a participant in this special hunt in any unit statewide on both public access land or private land. Other hunters, hunting on the lands described on the application during the special gun deer hunt, shall comply with the blaze orange clothing requirements in s. 29.301 (2), Stats., except waterfowl hunters.
NR 10.40 Note Note: Blaze orange clothing meeting the requirements of s. 29.301 (2), Stats., must be worn by all disabled hunters and accompanying persons. Participants must use their regular gun deer season license and carcass tag.
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