Register February 2018 No. 746
Chapter NR 15
GAME REFUGES
NR 15.01   Year round game refuge.
NR 15.015   Waterfowl production areas.
NR 15.02   No entry wildlife refuge (Sept. 1-Dec. 31).
NR 15.022   No entry wildlife refuge except gun deer and muzzleloader deer (Sept. 1-Dec. 31).
NR 15.024   No entry wildlife refuge (Sept. 1-Dec. 31); gun deer and muzzleloader deer hunting permitted.
NR 15.026   No entry wildlife refuge (September 1 – November 30); gun deer and muzzleloader deer hunting permitted.
NR 15.03   No entry wildlife refuge, rookeries and special areas.
NR 15.04   Seasonal game refuge.
NR 15.10   Horicon marsh wildlife refuge.
NR 15.11   Horicon marsh fur farm.
NR 15.12   University arboretum.
NR 15.13   University bay and the university of Wisconsin arboretum.
NR 15.14   Ferry bluff state natural area.
NR 15.01 NR 15.01Year round game refuge. A game refuge is created in the following areas as posted with department signs and no person may hunt or trap upon such areas or have in possession or under control any gun or rifle unless the same are unloaded and enclosed within a carrying case, crossbow unless it is unloaded and enclosed within a carrying case, or any bow unless it is unstrung or enclosed within a carrying case. The loaded uncased firearm restriction of this section does not apply to a handgun possessed by a person who is authorized by law to possess a concealed handgun in Wisconsin.
NR 15.01(1) (1)Brown county.
NR 15.01(1)(a)(a) Bay Beach. Township 24 north, range 21 east, city of Green Bay. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(1)(b) (b) Suamico. Township 25 north, range 20 east, town of Suamico. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(2) (2)Burnett county.
NR 15.01(2)(a)(a) Crex Meadows. Township 39 north, range 18 west, town of West Marshland.
NR 15.01(3) (3)Chippewa county.
NR 15.01(3)(a)(a) Wissota. Township 29 north, range 7 west and township 29 north, range 8 west, town of Anson. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(5) (5)Dane county.
NR 15.01(5)(a)(a) Brandenburg. Township 8 north, range 8 east, town of Springfield. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(5)(d) (d) Madison School Forest. Township 6 north, range 8 east, town of Verona.
NR 15.01(5)(e) (e) University Bay. Township 7 north, range 9 east, town of Madison.
NR 15.01(6) (6)Dodge county.
NR 15.01(6)(a)(a) Astico Park. Township 10 north, range 13 east town of Elba. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(6)(b) (b) Horicon Ledge Park. Township 12 north, range 16 east, town of Williamstown.
NR 15.01(6)(c) (c) Horicon Public Schools. Township 11 north, range 16 east, town of  Hubbard.
NR 15.01(7) (7)Fond du lac county.
NR 15.01(7)(a)(a) Cedar Lake Youth Camp. Township 14 north, range 19 east, town of  Osceola.
NR 15.01(7)(b) (b) Mauthe Lake. Township 13 north, range 19 east, town of Auburn. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(7)(c) (c) South Woods Park. Township 16 north, range 14 east, town of Ripon.
NR 15.01(7)(d) (d) Eldorado Outdoor Education Center. Township 16 north, range 16 east, town of Eldorado.
NR 15.01(8) (8)Green lake county.
NR 15.01(8)(a)(a) Berlin. Township 17 north, range 12 east, town of Seneca.
NR 15.01(8)(b) (b) Maude R. Card estate. Township 14 north, range 13 east, town of Mackford.
NR 15.01(11) (11)La crosse county.
NR 15.01(11)(a)(a) Camp Decorah. Township 18 north, range 8 east, town of Holland.
NR 15.01(11)(b) (b) Camp Ehawee. Township 18 north, range 6 west, town of Farmington. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(12) (12)Manitowoc county.
NR 15.01(12)(a)(a) Point Beach state forest. Township 20 north, range 25 east, town of Two Rivers.
NR 15.01(13) (13)Ozaukee county.
NR 15.01(13)(a)(a) Riveredge. Township 11 north, range 21 east, town of Saukville. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(16) (16)Sheboygan county.
NR 15.01(16)(a)(a) Cedar Grove. Township 13 north, range 23 east, town of Holland. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(16)(b) (b) Forest preserve. Township 14 north, range 23 east, town of Wilson. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(17) (17)Walworth county.
NR 15.01(17)(a)(a) Peterkin Pond. Township 1 north, range 18 east, town of Bloomfield. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(18) (18)Waukesha county.
NR 15.01(18)(a)(a) Old World Wisconsin. Township 5 north, range 17 east, town of Eagle. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(18)(b) (b) Scuppernong Springs Nature Area. Township 6 north, range 17 east, town of Ottawa. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 15.01(19) (19)Winnebago county.
NR 15.01(19)(a)(a) U.W.—Oshkosh. Township 17 north, range 16 east, town of Black Wolf.
NR 15.01(19)(b) (b) Winnebago State Hospital. Township 19 north, range 17 east, town of Oshkosh.
NR 15.01 History History: 1-2-56; am. (18) (a), (29) (a), (59) (d), (64), Register, July, 1956, No.7. eff. 9-1-56; am. Register, August, 1957, No. 20. eff. 9-1-57; r. (53) (g), (68) (a), am. (5) (d), (11) (a), (69) (b), cr. (9) (b), (14) (c), (d), (44) (c), (48) (a), Register, August, 1958, No. 32, eff. 9-1-58; am. (5) (b), cr. (7), r. (131), am. (28) (a), cr. (32) (b), am. (45) (a). r. (67) (e), (70) (a), cr. (70) (d), Register, August, 1959, No. 44. eff. 9-1-59; cr. (28) (e), Register, October, 1959, No. 46, eff. 11-1-59; r. (14) (b), (22), (27), cr. (49) (b), r. and recr. (59) (f), r. (59) (g), cr. (67) (e), am. (69) (a), cr. (69) (d), Register, August, 1960, No. 56, eff. 9-1-60, r. and recr. (13) (f), r. (45) (b), am. (51) (d), r. and recr. (59) (f); cr. (64) (d), r. (67) (a), am. (67) (e), (69) (a), Register, August, 1961, No. 68, eff. 9-1-61; cr. (5) (e), r. (10), (11) (b), cr. (11)(d), (24) (b), r. (37), cr. (38), (43), r. (64) (c), Register, August, 1962, No. 80, eff. 9-1-62; r. (5) (d), r. and recr. (5) (e), r. (41), cr. (69) (e), (70) (e), (f), Register, August, 1963, No. 92, eff. 9-1-63; am. (69) (a), (e), Register, September, 1963, No. 93, eff. 10-1-63; r. (13) (d), (h), (j): cr. (20) (d), am. (28) (e), cr. (30) (c), (43) (b), (49) (c), (59) (g), (h), r. (67) (b), (c), cr. (68), (69) (f), Register, August, 1964, No. 104, eff. 9-1-64; r. (35), am. (69) (e). Register, September, 1964, No. 105, eff. 10-1-64: am. (20) (d), (49) (c), Register, August, 1965, No. 116, eff. 9-1-65: r. (59) (b), (c), (e), Register, August, 1966, No. 128, eff. 9-1-66; am. (5) (a), r. (5) (e), (13) (b), (c), (g), (L), cr. (14) (e); r. (26), (33); am. (45) (a), (48) (a); r. (66) (b), cr. (70) (g), Register, August, 1967, No. 140, eff. 9-1-67; r. (11) (c), (14) (a), (44) (a), (53) (a), (c), (L), (68), (70) (b), (d); renum. WCD 11.04 (13) to be WCD 15.01 (13) (m); am. (14) (c), (d), (49) (b), (69) (a), Register, August, 1968, No. 152. eff. 9-1-68; r. (23), (29) (b), am. (64) (a), Register, August, 1969, No. 164, eff. 9-1-69; emerg. cr. (53) (a), eff. 8-30-69; cr. (53) (a), Register, November, 1969, No. 167, eff. 12-1-69; am. (5) (a), (7) (a), cr. (45) (b), (c), (d), r. (47) (a), Register, June, 1970, No. 174 eff. 7-1-70; cr. (43) (c), Register, September, 1970, No. 177, eff. 10-l-70; renum. WCD 15.01 to be NR 15.01. and am. (intro.), Register, April, 1971, No. 184, eff. 5-1-71; cr. (67) (a), Register, July, 1971, No. 187, eff. 8-1-71; am. (5) (b), r. (5) (c), (18) (b), (34) (a); am. (45) (b), r. (49) (a), am. (59) (f), cr. (66) (b), (67) (b), Register, August, 1972, No. 200, eff. 9-1-72; cr. (67) (c), Register, August, 1973, No. 212, eff. 9-1-73.; emerg. r. (53) (d) (e), (f), (h), (56), eff. 9-24-75; r. (48) (b) (c), (69) (b) (c) (d), (f), cr. (49) (a), (b), (c), Register, October, 1975, No. 238, eff. 11-1-75; r. (53) (d), (e), (f), (h), (56), Register, June, 1976, No. 246, eff. 7-1-76; cr. (7) (b), Register, April, 1978, No. 268, eff. 5-1-78; r. (28) (a) to (d), (48) (a), (51) (e), Register, September, 1978, No. 273, eff. 10-1-78; r. and recr. (69), Register, December, 1978, No. 276, eff. 1-1-79; r. (59) (f), Register, March, 1979, No. 279, eff. 4-1-79; renum. (7) (b) to be NR 15.02 (80), Register, September, 1979, No. 285, eff. 10-1-79; r. (43) (a), (c), (51), Register, April, 1980, No. 212, eff. 5-1-80; r. and recr. Register, October, 1982, No. 322, eff. 11-1-82; r. (5) (b), (c), (9), (15), (18), cr. (7) (d), Register, September, 1984, No. 345, eff. 10-1-84; r. (14), Register, July, 1987, No. 379, eff. 8-1-87; r. (10), Register, September, 1990, No. 417, eff. 10-1-90; r. (20) (a), Register, March, 1991, No. 423, eff. 4-1-91; renum. (17) to be (18), cr. (17), Register, October, 1991, No. 430, eff. 3-1-92; corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, December, 1996, No. 492; reprinted to replace dropped maps in (5) (d), (6) (c), (7) (c), (8), (19) (a), Register January 2003 No. 565; EmR1420: emerg. am. (intro.), eff. 9-12-14; CR 13-071: am. (intro.) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; CR 16-037: r. (4) Register April 2017 No. 736, eff. 5-1-17.
NR 15.015 NR 15.015Waterfowl production areas. A wildlife refuge is established in the following areas as posted with U.S. fish and wildlife service signs. No person may hunt or trap or have in his or her possession or under control within such area any firearm unless it is unloaded and completely enclosed within a carrying case, crossbow unless it is unloaded and completely enclosed within a carrying case, or any bow unless it is unstrung or completely enclosed within a carrying case, without authorization from the U.S. fish and wildlife service. The loaded uncased firearm restriction of this section does not apply to a handgun possessed by a person who is authorized by law to possess a concealed handgun in Wisconsin.
NR 15.015(1) (1)Waushara County.
NR 15.015(1)(a)(a) Wilcox Lake waterfowl production area. Township 18 north, range 10 east, section 14, town of Dakota.
NR 15.015 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97; EmR1420: emerg. am. (intro.), eff. 9-12-14; CR 13-071: am. (intro.) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15.
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