29.177(7)(a)3. 3. On furlough or leave within the state.
29.177(7)(b) (b) The department may not impose any deadline or other restriction on the timing for permit applications or issuing permits under this subsection. If a permit under this subsection is issued during the applicable hunting season, the permit shall authorize hunting beginning on the date of issuance.
29.177 History History: 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 274, 353, 399; 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 39; 1997 a. 27; 1997 a. 248 ss. 241 to 247; Stats. 1997 s. 29.177; 1997 a. 249 s. 27; 2005 a. 286; 2007 a. 24; 2013 a. 61.
29.179 29.179 Transfer of approvals to minors and disabled persons.
29.179(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
29.179(1)(a) (a) “Approval" means any of the following that the department issues to a resident or a nonresident under a random or preference selection system:
29.179(1)(a)1. 1. A hunter's choice deer hunting permit.
29.179(1)(a)2. 2. A bonus deer hunting permit.
29.179(1)(a)3. 3. A bobcat hunting and trapping permit.
29.179(1)(a)4. 4. An otter trapping permit.
29.179(1)(a)5. 5. A fisher trapping permit.
29.179(1)(a)6. 6. A Canada goose hunting permit.
29.179(1)(a)7. 7. A wild turkey hunting license.
29.179(1)(a)8. 8. A sharp-tailed grouse hunting permit.
29.179(1)(a)9. 9. A Class A bear license.
29.179(1)(a)10. 10. An elk hunting license.
29.179(1)(a)10m. 10m. Wolf harvesting license.
29.179(1)(a)11. 11. A sturgeon spearing license.
29.179(1)(am) (am) “Disabled person" means a person who holds a Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D permit issued under s. 29.193.
29.179(1)(b) (b) “Minor" means a person who is under 18 years of age.
29.179(1)(c) (c) “Service member" means a person who is serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces.
29.179(2) (2)Application; generally. Upon application by a holder of an approval to transfer the approval to a minor or a disabled person, and upon the payment of any fee required under sub. (3), the department shall transfer the approval to the minor or the disabled person if the application is made no later than the 15 days immediately preceding the first day of the applicable open season and if the minor or the disabled person has not been previously transferred that type of approval under this section and if the minor or disabled person is otherwise eligible to use the approval. The department may transfer a sturgeon spearing license under this subsection only during the period beginning on the October 1st of each year and ending on the day that is the 15th day preceding the first day of the open season for the spearing of lake sturgeon that follows that October 1st.
29.179(2m) (2m)Application; Class A bear license. Upon application by a holder of a Class A bear license to transfer the license to a person awarded the Purple Heart or to a service member, and upon the payment of any fee required under sub. (3), the department shall transfer the license to the person awarded the Purple Heart or the service member if the application is made no later than 15 days immediately preceding the open season for the hunting of bear to which the license applies and if the person awarded the Purple Heart or the service member has not been previously transferred a Class A bear license under this section.
29.179(3) (3)Payment of fee.
29.179(3)(a) (a) If the holder of an approval applies to transfer the approval and if there is a fee for the approval, the transferee shall pay the fee for the approval.
29.179(3)(b) (b) A holder of an approval being transferred under this section may not receive any consideration for the transfer of the approval.
29.179(4) (4)Retention of preference points. Notwithstanding ss. 29.164 (3) (cr), 29.177 (5) (b), 29.184 (6) (b), and 29.192 (4), a person who is transferred an approval under this section shall retain all preference points that he or she has previously accumulated for that type of approval.
29.179(5) (5)Applicability. This section does not apply to transfers of approvals to minors that are subject to s. 29.180 (3).
29.179 History History: 2007 a. 65 ss. 2 to 5, 10 to 13; 2009 a. 180; 2011 a. 169; 2013 a. 64; 2015 a. 89, 98.
29.180 29.180 Transfers of approvals upon death.
29.180(1)(1)In this section:
29.180(1)(a) (a) “Approval" means any of the following approvals that the department issues to the resident or nonresident under a random or preference selection system:
29.180(1)(a)1. 1. Hunter's choice deer hunting permit.
29.180(1)(a)2. 2. Bonus deer hunting permit.
29.180(1)(a)3. 3. Bobcat hunting and trapping permit.
29.180(1)(a)4. 4. Otter trapping permit.
29.180(1)(a)5. 5. Fisher trapping permit.
29.180(1)(a)6. 6. Canada goose hunting permit.
29.180(1)(a)7. 7. Wild turkey hunting license.
29.180(1)(a)8. 8. Sharp-tailed grouse hunting permit.
29.180(1)(a)9. 9. Class A bear license.
29.180(1)(a)10. 10. Elk hunting license.
29.180(1)(a)10m. 10m. Wolf harvesting license.
29.180(1)(a)11. 11. Sturgeon spearing license.
29.180(1)(b) (b) “Designee" means the decedent's surviving spouse, personal representative, guardian, or trustee that the decedent has designated to transfer his or her preference points, preference categories, or approval to a minor.
29.180(1)(c) (c) “Minor" means a person who is eligible to receive an approval or permit and is under 18 years of age.
29.180(2) (2)
29.180(2)(a)(a) When a person dies, the designee may apply to the department to transfer any preference points or preference category related to an approval to a minor. A request to transfer any preference points or preference category authorized under this section shall be submitted on a form provided by the department that contains all of the information requested by the department, including the signatures of both the designee and the minor.
29.180(2)(b) (b) An application to transfer preference points or preference category of a deceased person must be submitted within one year of the person's death.
29.180(2)(c) (c) A minor shall submit an application for an approval by the established application deadline date for that approval.
29.180(3) (3)
29.180(3)(a)(a) If a person who has been awarded an approval dies before the first day of the season to which the approval is valid, the designee may apply to the department for the transfer of the approval to a minor. A request to transfer an approval authorized under this section shall be submitted on a form provided by the department that contains all of the information requested by the department, including the signatures of both the designee and the minor.
29.180(3)(b) (b) If the decedent was a resident at the time of death and the designated minor applying for the transfer of an approval is a nonresident, the designated minor shall pay, at the time of application, the difference between the fee paid by the decedent and the fee required for a nonresident minor.
29.180(3)(c) (c) A minor who is transferred an approval retains all preference points or preference categories that he or she has previously accumulated.
29.180(4) (4)A designee may not receive any consideration for the transfer of preference points, preference category, or approvals.
29.180(5) (5)The department may promulgate any rules necessary for the administration of this section.
29.180 History History: 2005 a. 88; 2007 a. 65, 66; 2011 a. 169.
29.181 29.181 Bonus deer hunting permits.
29.181(1b)(1b)Definitions. In this section:
29.181(1b)(a) (a) “Agricultural purpose" means beekeeping, dairying, egg production, feedlots, grazing, arboriculture, horticulture, floriculture, plant nurseries and green houses, raising of livestock, raising of poultry, aquaculture, fur farming or growing of vegetables, fruits, nuts, berries, grains, grass, sod, mint or seed crops.
29.181(1b)(b) (b) “Farm" means land that is used on a commercial basis for an agricultural purpose during the year during which the bonus deer hunting permit is valid. “Farm" does not include land that is enrolled in the conservation reserve program under 16 USC 3831 to 3836.
29.181(1m) (1m)Issuance. Subject to s. 29.177 (3) and (3m), the department may issue a bonus deer hunting permit to a person who has a hunting license that authorizes the hunting of deer and who applies for the bonus deer hunting permit.
29.181(2) (2)Authorization.
29.181(2)(a) (a) A bonus deer hunting permit shall authorize the holder of the bonus deer hunting permit to do any of the following:
29.181(2)(a)1. 1. Take an additional deer of the sex or type specified by the department on the permit.
29.181(2)(a)2. 2. Take an additional deer in a county or deer management area in which the department has confirmed that a deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
29.181(2)(c) (c) Except as authorized by rule or as provided under par. (d), a person may not apply for or be issued more than one bonus deer hunting permit in a single season.
29.181(2)(d) (d) A person may be issued more than one bonus deer hunting permit in a single season if each bonus deer hunting permit authorizes the person to take deer only in a county or deer management area in which a deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
29.181(2m) (2m)Resident farm owner. If the department determines that for a deer management area the number of available bonus deer hunting permits for a single season will exceed the number of applications submitted, the department may authorize by rule the issuance of one or more bonus deer hunting permits to a resident without the resident having to pay any fee, including any processing or issuing fee, if the resident meets all of the following requirements:
29.181(2m)(a) (a) The resident is an owner of record or a vendee under a contract of a farm that is located in whole or in part in the deer management area or in whole or in part in an adjacent deer management area.
29.181(2m)(b) (b) The resident has been issued one bonus deer hunting permit for that season and for that deer management area for which the resident has paid the fee specified under s. 29.563 (2) (c) 1. or 1m.
29.181(3) (3)Use of money from fees. From the moneys received from the sale of bonus deer hunting permits issued that authorize the taking of deer as provided under sub. (2) (a) 2., the department shall credit an amount equal to $5 times the number of those bonus deer hunting permits issued to the appropriation under s. 20.370 (1) (hx).
29.181(4) (4)Rules. The department may promulgate a rule that establishes a fee for a bonus deer hunting permit issued under sub. (2) (a) 2. that is higher than the fee specified in s. 29.563 (2) (c) 1m. or (d) 2.
29.181 History History: 1991 a. 39; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 1; 1997 a. 248 ss. 248 to 254; Stats. 1997 s. 29.181; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 108; 2013 a. 20.
29.181 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. NR 10.001, Wis. adm. code.
29.182 29.182 Elk hunting licenses.
29.182(1)(1)Department authority. The department may issue elk hunting licenses and may limit the number of elk hunters and elk harvested in any area of the state. The department may establish by rule closed zones where elk hunting is prohibited.
29.182(1m) (1m)Open season requirement. The department may not establish an open season for hunting elk that begins earlier than the Saturday nearest October 15.
29.182(2) (2)Application. A person who applies for an elk hunting license under this section shall pay the processing fee under s. 29.553 at the time of application.
29.182(3) (3)Authorization.
29.182(3)(a) (a) A resident elk hunting license authorizes a resident of this state to hunt elk with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
29.182(3)(b) (b) A nonresident elk hunting license authorizes a nonresident of this state to hunt elk with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
29.182(4) (4)Issuance.
29.182(4)(a) (a) Except as provided in pars. (c) and (d) and sub. (4m), if the department issues elk hunting licenses, the department shall issue a resident or nonresident elk hunting license to any person who applies for such a license, and who pays the fees required for the license.
29.182(4)(b) (b) In issuing resident elk hunting licenses and nonresident elk hunting licenses under this section, the department shall determine the number of licenses it will issue in a given elk hunting season and shall allocate the licenses to residents and nonresidents in the following manner:
29.182(4)(b)1. 1. If the total number of licenses to be issued is 100 licenses or less, the licenses shall be allocated for issuance only as resident elk hunting licenses.
29.182(4)(b)2. 2. If the number of licenses to be issued is more than 100 licenses, the first 100 licenses and 95 percent of the amount over 100 shall be allocated for issuance as resident elk hunting licenses and the remaining licenses shall be allocated for issuance as nonresident elk hunting licenses.
29.182(4)(c) (c) If the number of applicants for resident elk hunting licenses exceeds the number of resident elk hunting licenses that are available under par. (b), the department shall select at random the residents to be issued the licenses. If the number of applicants for resident elk hunting licenses is less than the number of resident elk hunting licenses available under par. (b), the department shall reallocate the unissued licenses to be issued as nonresident elk hunting licenses under par. (d).
29.182(4)(d) (d) If the number of applicants for nonresident elk hunting licenses exceeds the number of nonresident elk hunting licenses that are available under par. (b), the department shall select at random the nonresidents to be issued the licenses. If the number of applicants for nonresident elk hunting licenses is less than the number of nonresident elk hunting licenses available under par. (b), the department shall reallocate the unissued licenses to be issued as resident elk hunting licenses.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 20 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 11, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 11, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-11-19)