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.
29.182(4)(e) (e) In addition to any other elk hunting license that the department issues under this subsection, the department shall issue one resident elk hunting license in an elk hunting season to an organization known as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation if the organization applies for the license for that season and pays the required fees for the license. The organization may apply for the license only during the first 5 elk hunting seasons for which licenses are issued under this section.
29.182(4)(f) (f) The organization known as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation shall award the license that is issued under par. (e) as a prize in a raffle conducted by a subunit of the organization that is licensed to conduct raffles under ch. 563.
29.182(4)(g) (g) The organization known as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation shall transfer the license awarded under par. (f) only to a person who is qualified to receive a resident elk hunting license and shall transfer to that person the carcass tag that was issued by the department to the organization under sub. (6).
29.182(4)(h) (h) If the organization known as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fails to transfer the license under par. (g), the license shall become invalid, and the department may issue another resident elk hunting license under this subsection.
29.182(4)(i) (i) The organization known as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation shall use the proceeds from the raffle under par. (f) in this state to promote elk management, to promote the reintroduction of eastern elk, or to further elk research.
29.182(4m) (4m)Limitation of one license. A person may be issued, or transferred under sub. (4) (g), only one resident elk hunting license in his or her lifetime, and the resident elk hunting license shall be valid for only one elk hunting season. The issuance, or transfer under sub. (4) (g), of the license to the person is subject to ss. 29.024 and 54.25 (2) (c) 1. d.
29.182(5) (5)Fees. Fees received from the issuance of licenses under this section shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (1) (hq).
29.182(6) (6)Carcass tag. The department shall issue an elk carcass tag to each person and organization who is issued an elk hunting license under this section.
29.183 29.183 Deferral of certain approvals.
29.183(1)(1)The department shall defer as provided in sub. (4), upon request from a person who meets the requirements under sub. (2) and who submits a request under sub. (3), any of the following approvals that the department issues to the person under a random or preference selection system:
29.183(1)(a) (a) Hunter's choice deer hunting permit.
29.183(1)(b) (b) Bonus deer hunting permit.
29.183(1)(c) (c) Bobcat hunting and trapping permit.
29.183(1)(d) (d) Otter trapping permit.
29.183(1)(e) (e) Fisher trapping permit.
29.183(1)(f) (f) Canada goose hunting permit.
29.183(1)(g) (g) Wild turkey hunting license.
29.183(1)(h) (h) Sharp-tailed grouse hunting permit.
29.183(1)(i) (i) Class A bear license.
29.183(1)(j) (j) Elk hunting license.
29.183(1)(k) (k) Sturgeon spearing license.
29.183(2) (2)A person shall meet all of the following requirements to be eligible for the deferral of an approval under sub. (1):
29.183(2)(a) (a) Be selected under a random or preference selection system for the issuance of any of the approvals listed in sub. (1).
29.183(2)(b) (b) Be serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces or national guard.
29.183(2)(c) (c) Be unable to exercise his or her privilege to fish, hunt, or trap as permitted by that approval due to his or her service on active duty in the U. S. armed forces or national guard.
29.183(3) (3)A person who meets the requirements under sub. (2) may request, or have a request made on his or her behalf, that the department defer the person's approval.
29.183(4) (4)If the department receives a request for a deferral of an approval under sub. (3) and any approval and tags that have already been issued before the day prior to the beginning of that hunting or trapping season, the department shall defer the person's approval.
29.183(5) (5)The department shall notify the person whose approval was deferred under sub. (4) that he or she may receive that deferred approval after his or her active duty ends without applying under the random or preference selection system. A person whose approval was deferred under sub. (4) may apply for that approval during the calendar year that the person ceased serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces or national guard, during the calendar year following the calendar year that the person ceased serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces or national guard, or earlier if he or she is able to exercise his or her privilege to fish, hunt, or trap. Upon receipt of the appropriate fees and the application form prescribed by the department, the department shall issue the person his or her approval that was deferred.
29.183 History History: 2005 a. 53; 2007 a. 66.
29.184 29.184 Bear licenses.
29.184(1)(1)Definition. In this section, notwithstanding s. 29.001 (42), “hunt bear" means to shoot, shoot at, take, catch, or kill a bear or pursue, with or without the use of dogs, a bear for the purpose of shooting, shooting at, taking, catching, or killing the bear.
29.184(2) (2)Department authority. The department may regulate and limit the number of bear hunters and bear harvested in any area of the state.
29.184(3) (3)Licenses; prohibitions; authorization.
29.184(3)(a)(a) Prohibition. Except as authorized under par. (br), no person may hunt bear unless the person has been issued a Class A bear license under this section.
29.184(3)(am) (am) Evidence of bear hunting. The fact that a person is observing a bear while possessing a firearm is not sufficient evidence to prove that the person holding the firearm is hunting bear.
29.184(3)(br) (br) Authorization to conduct other activities. No license is required for a person to do any of the following:
29.184(3)(br)1. 1. Assist a holder of a Class A bear license in hunting bear by tracking bear, trailing bear or otherwise engaging in an activity that contributes to locating bear and that is authorized by rule by the department.
29.184(3)(br)1m. 1m. Pursue a bear, provided that the person does not shoot, shoot at, capture, take, or kill the bear, except as provided under subd. 4.
29.184(3)(br)2. 2. Bait bear.
29.184(3)(br)3. 3. Train a dog to track bear, to trail bear or to otherwise engage in an activity that contributes to locating bear and that is authorized by rule by the department.
29.184(3)(br)4. 4. Shoot, for the purpose of killing, a bear that was shot, but not killed, by a Class A bear license holder if the person shooting the bear was hunting in the same hunting party as the Class A bear license holder at the point of kill, if the Class A bear license holder possesses a current unused bear carcass tag that is authorized for use on the bear killed, and if killing the bear is necessary to protect the safety of the members of the hunting party or others.
29.184(3)(c) (c) Type of hunting authorized. A Class A bear license authorizes hunting with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
29.184(3m) (3m)Open season requirements. If the department establishes an open season that includes a period during which a Class A bear license holder is allowed to hunt bear with the use of a dog, the department shall allow a person to engage in the activities specified in sub. (3) (br) 3. during that period.
29.184(4) (4)Use of dogs.
29.184(4)(a) (a) Except at facilities and specified property locations where prohibited by s. NR 45.06, Wis. Adm. Code, a person may engage in the training of a dog as authorized under sub. (3) (br) without keeping it on a leash during the period from July 1st through August 31st if all of the following apply:
29.184(4)(a)1. 1. The dog is uniquely tattooed or wears a collar with the owner's name and address attached.
29.184(4)(a)2. 2. The person holds a Class A bear license issued under this section or is authorized under sub. (3) (br) to engage in the training of a dog without holding a license.
29.184(4)(a)3. 3. The dog is being trained in a single pack of dogs that complies with the size requirement under par. (c).
29.184(4)(c) (c) No more than 6 dogs may be in a single pack regardless of the number of individuals involved in the training and regardless of whether there is more than one owner of the dogs.
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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)