29.088(2m) (2m) It is unlawful to take, capture or kill or attempt to take, capture or kill any bird by setting or operating any trap or device designed, built or used to capture birds on a pole, post, tree stump or any other elevated perch more than 3 feet above the ground.
29.088(3) (3) Nothing in this chapter prevents the department or a person authorized under s. 29.885 from using an explosive or having an explosive near a beaver house or a beaver dam for the purpose of removing a beaver dam or a vacated beaver house when the beavers are causing damage to property.
29.088 History History: 1973 c. 317; 1975 c. 52, 365; 1979 c. 34; 1981 c. 20; 1987 a. 27; 1989 a. 31; 1997 a. 27; 1997 a. 248 ss. 670 to 672; Stats. 1997 s. 29.088.
29.088 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. NR 19.01, Wis. adm. code.
29.089 29.089 Hunting, fishing, and trapping on land in state parks and state fish hatcheries.
29.089(1) (1) No person may hunt or trap on land located in state fish hatcheries.
29.089(1m) (1m)
29.089(1m)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), state parks shall be open to hunting, fishing, and trapping by persons who hold the appropriate approvals required under this chapter.
29.089(1m)(b) (b) The department may prohibit hunting, fishing, or trapping in a state park or a portion of a state park if any of the following applies:
29.089(1m)(b)1. 1. The department prohibits hunting, fishing, or trapping within 100 yards of a designated use area.
29.089(1m)(b)2. 2. The natural resources board determines that prohibiting hunting, fishing, or trapping is necessary to protect public safety or to protect a unique animal or plant community. A determination to prohibit hunting, fishing, or trapping in a state park or a portion of a state park under this subdivision requires 4 or more members of the natural resources board to concur in that determination.
29.089(2) (2) No person may have in his or her possession or under his or her control a firearm on land located in state fish hatcheries unless the firearm is unloaded and enclosed within a carrying case. This subsection does not apply to any of the following:
29.089(2)(a) (a) A person who is employed in this state by a public agency as a law enforcement officer and to whom s. 941.23 (1) (g) 2. to 5. and (2) (b) 1. to 3. applies.
29.089(2)(b) (b) A qualified out-of-state law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 941.23 (1) (g), to whom s. 941.23 (2) (b) 1. to 3. applies.
29.089(2)(c) (c) A former officer, as defined in s. 941.23 (1) (c), to whom s. 941.23 (2) (c) 1. to 7. applies.
29.089(2)(d) (d) A licensee, as defined in s. 175.60 (1) (d), or an out-of-state licensee, as defined in s. 175.60 (1) (g), if the firearm is a handgun, as defined in s. 175.60 (1) (bm).
29.089 History History: 1989 a. 214; 1997 a. 237; 1997 a. 248 s. 599; Stats. 1997 s. 29.089; 2001 a. 109; 2005 a. 286; 2011 a. 35, 168.
29.089 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. NR 10.001 and 10.28, Wis. adm. code.
29.091 29.091 Hunting or trapping in wildlife refuge.
29.091(1) (1) No person may hunt or trap within any wildlife refuge established under s. 23.09 (2) (b) or 29.621 (1), or, except as provided in sub. (2), have possession or control of any gun, firearm, bow or crossbow unless the gun or firearm is unloaded, the bow or crossbow is unstrung and the gun, firearm, bow or crossbow is enclosed within a carrying case. The taking of predatory game birds and animals shall be done as the department directs. All state wildlife refuge boundary lines shall be marked by posts placed at intervals of not over 500 feet and bearing signs with the words “Wisconsin Wildlife Refuge".
29.091(2) (2) The prohibition in sub. (1), as it relates to the possession or control of a loaded or unencased gun or firearm within a refuge established under s. 23.09 (2) (b), does not apply to any of the following:
29.091(2)(a) (a) A person who is employed in this state by a public agency as a law enforcement officer and to whom s. 941.23 (1) (g) 2. to 5. and (2) (b) 1. to 3. applies.
29.091(2)(b) (b) A qualified out-of-state law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 941.23 (1) (g), to whom s. 941.23 (2) (b) 1. to 3. applies.
29.091(2)(c) (c) A former officer, as defined in s. 941.23 (1) (c), to whom s. 941.23 (2) (c) 1. to 7. applies.
29.091(2)(d) (d) A licensee, as defined in s. 175.60 (1) (d), or an out-of-state licensee, as defined in s. 175.60 (1) (g), if the gun or firearm is a handgun, as defined in s. 175.60 (1) (bm).
29.091 History History: 1991 a. 316; 1997 a. 248 s. 600; Stats. 1997 s. 29.091; 2011 a. 35.
29.091 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. NR 10.001, Wis. adm. code.
29.095 29.095 Hunting on land in a school forest. If a school board decides under s. 120.13 (38) that hunting may be allowed in its school forest, as defined in s. 26.39 (1) (a), the department shall establish and maintain open and closed seasons for game located in that school forest that are consistent with the open and closed seasons for game located on the lands adjacent to the school forest.
29.095 History History: 2005 a. 290.
subch. III of ch. 29 SUBCHAPTER III
HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FISHING APPROVALS
29.161 29.161 Resident small game hunting license.
29.161(1) (1) A resident small game hunting license shall be issued subject to ss. 29.024 and 54.25 (2) (c) 1. d. by the department to any resident applying for this license. The resident small game hunting license does not authorize the hunting of bear, deer, elk, or wild turkey.
29.161(2) (2) A resident small game hunting license authorizes hunting with a firearm, airgun, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
29.161 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. NR 10.12, 10.125, and 10.26, Wis. adm. code.
29.164 29.164 Wild turkey hunting approvals.
29.164(1) (1)Definitions. As used in this section:
29.164(1)(a) (a) “Family member" means a person who is related to another person as a parent, child, spouse or sibling.
29.164(1)(b) (b) “Landowner" means the owner of record of a parcel of land or the purchaser of land under a land contract who has the right to occupy and the right to use the land.
29.164(1)(c) (c) “Operator" means a resident who is residing on a parcel of land under a rental agreement, lease, agreement or contract and who is engaged in farm activities or other operations on the land.
29.164(1)(d) (d) “Resident applicant" includes a qualified resident landowner who applies for a wild turkey hunting license.
29.164(2) (2)Authorization; restrictions.
29.164(2)(a)(a) Department authority. The department may regulate and limit the hunting of wild turkeys by issuing licenses under this section.
29.164(2)(b) (b) Type of hunting authorized. A license issued under this section authorizes hunting with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
29.164(2)(c) (c) Requirements.
29.164(2)(c)1.1. No person may hunt wild turkey unless he or she has a valid wild turkey hunting license and a valid wild turkey hunting stamp attached to or imprinted on the person's wild turkey hunting license in the manner required by the rule promulgated under s. 29.024 (5) (a) 3.
29.164(2)(c)2. 2. If the department establishes a wild turkey hunting zone where or a season time period during which wild turkey hunting is permitted, no person may hunt wild turkeys in that wild turkey hunting zone or during that season time period unless the person has a wild turkey hunting license and a valid wild turkey hunting stamp as required under subd. 1. and unless the person has a wild turkey hunting tag that is valid for that zone and that time period.
29.164(2)(d) (d) Exception. Any person holding a senior citizen recreation card or a conservation patron license is exempt from the requirements under par. (c) if the person has received a notice of approval under sub. (3) (e) and the person is exempt from paying the fee for the wild turkey hunting license.
29.164(3) (3)Wild turkey hunting licenses.
29.164(3)(a)(a) Cumulative preference system.
29.164(3)(a)1.1. If the department requires wild turkey hunting licenses under sub. (2) (a) and the number of applications for wild turkey hunting tags for a given wild turkey hunting zone or a given wild turkey hunting season time period exceeds the number of available wild turkey hunting tags allocated by the department for that zone or that season time period, the department shall issue wild turkey hunting licenses and tags for that zone or that season time period according to the cumulative preference system under this subsection.
29.164(3)(a)2. 2. If the department requires wild turkey hunting licenses under sub. (2) (a) and the number of applications for wild turkey hunting tags for a given wild turkey hunting zone or a given wild turkey hunting season time period does not exceed the number of available wild turkey hunting tags allocated by the department for that zone or that season time period, the department shall issue a wild turkey hunting license and tag to each applicant.
29.164(3)(b) (b) Qualified resident landowners.
29.164(3)(b)1.1. The department shall create a first preference category in the issuance of wild turkey hunting licenses to applicants who are qualified resident landowners. The number of licenses issued under this paragraph for a season for an established wild turkey hunting zone may not exceed 30 percent of all licenses issued for that season for that zone.
29.164(3)(b)2. 2. For purposes of subd. 1., a qualified resident landowner is a resident who owns at least 50 acres in one parcel in an established wild turkey hunting zone. If more than one individual is the landowner of a single parcel of land, only one individual may be considered a qualified resident landowner.
29.164(3)(b)3. 3. A qualified resident landowner may assign his or her eligibility to apply for a wild turkey hunting license under this paragraph as a qualified resident landowner to a family member, to an operator, to a family member of the operator, or to a minor. A qualified resident landowner may not receive any consideration for the assignment of his or her eligibility under this subdivision. The department may specify the procedures and forms which are required to be followed and completed to effect this assignment. After this assignment, the assignee may apply for a wild turkey hunting license under this paragraph as a qualified resident landowner and the qualified resident landowner who assigned his or her eligibility may not so apply.
29.164(3)(c) (c) Second preference. The department shall create a 2nd preference category in issuing wild turkey hunting licenses to resident applicants who in a previous season applied for but were not issued wild turkey hunting licenses:
29.164(3)(c)1. 1. For the previous season if the department establishes one open season per year; or
29.164(3)(c)2. 2. For the previous corresponding season if the department establishes more than one open season per year.
29.164(3)(cg) (cg) Third preference. The department shall create a 3rd preference category in issuing wild turkey hunting licenses to all other resident applicants.
29.164(3)(ci) (ci) Fourth preference. The department shall create a 4th preference category in issuing wild turkey hunting licenses to applicants who are qualified nonresident landowners. For purposes of this paragraph, a qualified nonresident landowner is a person who is not a resident and who owns at least 50 acres in one parcel in an established wild turkey hunting zone and who agrees to allow other persons to hunt wild turkeys on that land if those persons first obtain permission to hunt from the landowner. If more than one individual is the landowner of a single parcel of land, only one individual may be considered a qualified nonresident landowner.
29.164(3)(cm) (cm) Fifth preference. The department shall create a 5th preference category in issuing wild turkey hunting licenses to all other nonresident applicants.
29.164(3)(cr) (cr) Cumulative preference.
29.164(3)(cr)1.1. In issuing licenses under the 2nd preference category under this subsection, the department shall give, within that preference category, a preference point to each applicant for each previous corresponding season for which the person applied but was not issued a wild turkey hunting license. The department shall create subcategories for each point total and place each applicant in the applicable subcategory. The department shall rank the subcategories according to the number of preference points received, giving higher priority to those subcategories with more points than those with fewer points. Applicants who fail to apply at least once during any 3 consecutive years shall lose all previously accumulated preference points.
29.164(3)(cr)2. 2. If the number of applicants within a preference category or a subcategory under this subsection exceeds the number of wild turkey hunting licenses available in the category or subcategory, the department shall select at random within the category or subcategory the applicants to be issued the licenses.
29.164(3)(d) (d) License limitation. No person may apply for or receive more than one wild turkey hunting license during one season.
29.164(3)(e) (e) Notification; issuance; payment. The department shall issue a notice of approval to those qualified applicants selected to receive a wild turkey hunting license and tag under par. (a). A person who receives a notice of approval and who pays the license fee in the manner required by the department shall be issued a wild turkey hunting license, subject to ss. 29.024 and 54.25 (2) (c) 1. d., and a tag. The department may not charge a fee for a tag that is issued under this paragraph.
29.164(3m) (3m)Wild turkey hunting licenses issued to members of armed forces, disabled veterans, and recipients of the purple heart medal.
29.164(3m)(a)(a) Notwithstanding sub. (3), the department may issue wild turkey hunting licenses and tags without requiring that the licenses and tags be issued pursuant to the cumulative preference system under sub. (3) to members of the U.S. armed forces who are all of the following:
29.164(3m)(a)1. 1. Residents.
29.164(3m)(a)2. 2. In active service with the U.S. armed forces outside this state.
29.164(3m)(a)3. 3. On furlough or leave within the state.
29.164(3m)(am) (am) Notwithstanding sub. (3), the department shall issue to disabled veterans and to qualified recipients of the purple heart medal wild turkey hunting licenses and tags without requiring that the licenses and tags be issued pursuant to the cumulative preference system under sub. (3). A disabled veteran is a resident who produces evidence that shows that he or she is a veteran, as defined in 38 USC 101, and is receiving disability compensation benefits under 38 USC 1101 to 1163 for disabilities that result in a disability rating that is 50 percent or greater under 38 USC 1114 or 1134, or is receiving disability compensation benefits due to being individually unemployable under 38 CFR 4.16 as authorized under 38 USC 501. The department shall recognize an annual disabled veteran recreation card issued under s. 29.236 as sufficient evidence that a person is a disabled veteran. A qualified recipient of the purple heart medal is a person who exhibits proof that he or she has received the medal.
29.164(3m)(b) (b) The department may not impose any deadline or other restriction on the timing for applications or issuing licenses or tags under this subsection. If a license and tag under this subsection are issued during the applicable hunting season, the license and tag shall authorize hunting beginning on the date of issuance.
29.164(3m)(c) (c) An applicant for a wild turkey hunting license under this subsection shall be eligible for the same number of wild turkey hunting tags for each applicable season time period as an applicant who is issued tags under the cumulative preference system under sub. (3).
29.164(4) (4)Wild turkey hunting stamps; additional tags.
29.164(4)(a)(a) Issuance. The wild turkey hunting stamp shall be issued by the department subject to s. 29.024.
29.164(4)(b) (b) Additional tags. The department may issue the wild turkey hunting tags that were allocated for a given wild turkey hunting zone or season time period under sub. (3) (a) 2. but that were not issued. The department shall charge the fee specified in s. 29.563 (2) (f) or (g) for each of these additional tags. The issuance of a tag under this paragraph does not affect the priority that the person receiving the tag may have under the cumulative preference system.
29.164(5) (5)Use of moneys from fees. The fees collected from the sale of wild turkey hunting stamps shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (1) (ht).
29.164 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. NR 10.25 and 10.29, Wis. adm. code.
29.171 29.171 Resident archer hunting license.
29.171(1) (1) A resident archer hunting license shall be issued subject to ss. 29.024 and 54.25 (2) (c) 1. d. by the department to any resident applying for this license.
29.171(2) (2) A resident archer hunting license authorizes the hunting of all game, except bear, elk, and wild turkey, during the open seasons established by the department for hunting that game with bow and arrow.
29.171(3) (3)
29.171(3)(a)(a) Except as provided under par. (b), the department shall issue to each person who is issued a resident archer hunting license a deer carcass tag.
29.171(3)(b) (b) The department may not issue a deer carcass tag to a person who is issued a resident archer hunting license at the reduced fee under s. 29.563 (2g).
29.171 Note NOTE: Sub. (3) is shown as affected by 2015 Wis. Acts 89 and 222 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i).
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 58 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before September 20, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after September 20, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-20-17)