29.336(3)(c) (c) Not more than 2 gallons of material are at the feeding site.
29.336(3)(d) (d) The material used to feed deer does not contain any animal part or animal byproduct.
29.336(4) (4)A person may feed deer for hunting purposes in counties not included in the rules promulgated under sub. (2) during any season open for hunting deer if all of the following apply:
29.336(4)(a) (a) Not more than 2 gallons of material are at the feeding site.
29.336(4)(b) (b) No feeding site is closer than 100 yards of another feeding site.
29.336(4)(c) (c) The person does not place more than 2 gallons of material in any area comprising 40 acres or less.
29.336(4)(d) (d) The material used to feed deer does not contain any animal part or animal byproduct.
29.336 History History: 2003 a. 240; 2017 a. 41.
29.337 29.337 Hunting and trapping by landowners and occupants.
29.337(1)(1)The owner or occupant of any land, and any member of his or her family, may hunt or trap beaver, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, woodchucks, rabbits, and squirrels on the land without a license issued under this chapter or ch. 169 at any time, except as follows:
29.337(1)(a) (a) An owner or occupant may not hunt any of these wild animals during the period of 24 hours before the time for commencement of the deer hunting season in any area where an open season for hunting deer with firearms is established.
29.337(1)(b) (b) Such persons may not hunt coyotes during an open season for hunting deer with firearms in an area that is closed by the department by rule to coyote hunting.
29.337(2) (2)The owner or occupant of any land, any member of the owner or occupant's family, and any individual with the owner or occupant's consent may take beaver, rabbits, raccoons, woodchucks, and squirrels on the land at any time by means of live trapping with box traps in areas where the discharge of a firearm is illegal.
29.337 History History: 1979 c. 142; 1987 a. 27; 1993 a. 246; 1997 a. 27; 1997 a. 248 ss. 433 to 436; Stats. 1997 s. 29.337; 2001 a. 56, 105; 2017 a. 64.
29.337 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 12 and ss. NR 10.13 and 10.145, Wis. adm. code.
29.341 29.341 Duties on accidental shooting.
29.341(1)(1)Any person who, while hunting any wild animal or bird, discharges a firearm or arrow, and by that discharge injures or kills another person, shall immediately give his or her name and address to the injured person, render assistance to the injured person and obtain immediate medical or hospital care for the injured person, and immediately report the injury or death to the sheriff or police of the locality in which the shooting took place.
29.341(2) (2)Any person intentionally failing to comply with sub. (1) shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than one year, or both. Any person who neglects to comply with sub. (1) shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than 9 months or both.
29.341 History History: 1975 c. 365; 1991 a. 316; 1997 a. 248 s. 413; Stats. 1997 s. 29.341.
29.345 29.345 Hunting, fishing or trapping accident; failure to report.
29.345(1)(1)Every person who has caused or been involved in an accident in which a person has been injured by discharge of a firearm or arrow while hunting, fishing or trapping, or inflicted an injury upon himself or herself with a firearm or with an arrow while hunting, fishing or trapping, shall render a report to the department at any of its field offices within 10 days after the injury unless the person is physically incapable of making the required report, in which event the person or persons involved in the accident shall designate an agent to file the report within the specified time.
29.345(2) (2)Any person who is involved in an accident with firearm or arrow while hunting, fishing or trapping, and who fails to submit the report required by this section, shall forfeit not more than $50. In addition, the court may revoke any license issued to the person under this chapter and may further provide that no license shall be issued to the person under this chapter for a fixed period of time specified by the court.
29.345 History History: 1975 c. 365; 1991 a. 316; 1997 a. 248 s. 414; Stats. 1997 s. 29.345.
29.346 29.346 Registration information. If the department requires a person who kills an animal to register that animal with the department, the department shall, at the time of registration, make a record of the type of weapon that was used to kill the animal.
29.346 History History: 2013 a. 61.
29.347 29.347 Possession of deer and elk; heads and skins.
29.347(2)(2)Elk carcass tags; deer and elk registration. Any person who kills an elk shall immediately validate an elk carcass tag. Except as provided under sub. (2m), no person may possess, control, store, transport, transfer, or dispose of an elk carcass unless an elk carcass tag has been validated in the manner required by the department. A person who kills a deer or an elk shall register the deer or elk in the manner required by the department. No person may possess, control, store, transport, transfer, or dispose of a deer or elk carcass unless in compliance with rules promulgated by the department under s. 29.063 (3).
29.347(2m) (2m)Removal and retention of tags.
29.347(2m)(a) (a) The person who killed or obtained an animal shall ensure that the validated carcass tag under sub. (2) and a registration tag or confirmation number issued by the department accompany the carcass until the time of butchering. After butchering, the person who killed or obtained the animal shall retain all tags and the confirmation number until the meat is consumed.
29.347(2m)(b) (b) Subject to sub. (6), any person who retains a tag under par. (a) or who complies with s. 29.349 (2) (bm), if applicable, may give deer or elk meat to another person. The person who receives a gift of elk meat is not required to possess a tag.
29.347(3) (3)Heads and skins. Except as provided in sub. (6), the control or possession of the head or skin of any deer or elk lawfully killed, when severed from the rest of the carcass, are not subject to this chapter.
29.347(4) (4)Antlers removed or broken. Any deer from which the antlers have been removed, broken, shed, or altered so as to make determination of the legality of the deer impossible is an illegal deer if the deer is taken during an open season for hunting only antlered deer or during an open season for hunting only antlerless deer. Any elk from which the antlers have been removed, broken, shed, or altered so as to make determination of the legality of the elk impossible is an illegal elk if the elk is taken during an open season for hunting only antlered elk or during an open season for hunting antlerless elk.
29.347(6) (6)Control of carcasses. No person may transport, possess, store, butcher, or control the carcass of a cervid in violation of rules promulgated by the department under s. 29.063 (3) or (4).
29.347 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. NR 10.001 and 19.13, Wis. adm. code.
29.347 Annotation Only the tag of the person who kills the deer may be attached under sub. (2). State v. Skow, 141 Wis. 2d 49, 413 N.W.2d 650 (Ct. App. 1987).
29.349 29.349 Animals killed by motor vehicles.
29.349(1)(1)In this section, “law enforcement officer" means a warden or any other law enforcement officer authorized by the department to issue tags for an animal killed by a vehicle.
29.349(2) (2)
29.349(2)(a)(a) Subject to s. 29.347 (6), any person who while operating a motor vehicle on a highway accidentally collides with and kills a bear, deer, or wild turkey may take possession of the carcass. Subject to s. 29.347 (6), if the motor vehicle operator does not want to take the carcass, the carcass may be taken by any other person who is present at the scene of the accident at the time the collision occurs or at any time after the collision occurs.
29.349(2)(b) (b) No person may take possession of the carcass of a bear killed in the manner specified in par. (a) and remove the carcass from the scene of the accident unless one of the following applies:
29.349(2)(b)1. 1. The person has the carcass tagged by a law enforcement officer.
29.349(2)(b)2. 2. The person contacts a law enforcement officer and gives his or her name, the location of the carcass and the date and the time, and the law enforcement officer approves the removal and gives the person the instructions and location for having the carcass tagged at a later time.
29.349(2)(bm) (bm) No person may take possession of the carcass of a deer killed in the manner specified in par. (a) and remove the carcass from the scene of the accident unless the person has complied with rules promulgated by the department under s. 29.063 (3) and has, prior to taking possession of the carcass, notified the department in a manner prescribed by the department of the name and address of the person taking possession of the carcass and the location of the carcass.
29.349(2)(c) (c) The person removing the carcass under the procedure specified in par. (b) 2. shall have the carcass tagged within 24 hours after receiving the instructions under par. (b) 2.
29.349(2)(d) (d) No fee may be charged for a tag issued under this subsection.
29.349(3) (3)
29.349(3)(a)(a) Except as provided under par. (b) or as authorized under s. 29.614, no person may take possession of the carcass of a small game animal killed by a person who accidentally collides with the small game animal while operating a motor vehicle on a highway unless all of the following apply:
29.349(3)(a)1. 1. The small game animal is killed during the open season for hunting or trapping that animal.
29.349(3)(a)2. 2. The small game animal is not a bobcat, fisher, or otter.
29.349(3)(a)3. 3. The person possesses an approval issued under this chapter that authorizes the hunting or trapping of the kind of small game animal killed.
29.349(3)(a)4. 4. The person is the operator of the motor vehicle.
29.349(3)(b) (b) If an operator of a motor vehicle who is authorized under par. (a) to take possession of the carcass of a small game animal does not want to take possession of the carcass, any other person may take possession of the carcass and remove it from the scene of the accident if the person possesses an approval issued under this chapter that authorizes the hunting or trapping of the kind of small game animal killed by the operator of the motor vehicle and the person takes the carcass during the open season for that animal.
29.349(3)(c) (c) The department may not charge a person a fee to take possession of the carcass of a small game animal if the person is authorized to possess the carcass under this subsection.
29.349 History History: 2011 a. 251 ss. 4, 10 to 15; 2015 a. 55; 2017 a. 59.
29.351 29.351 Skins of fur-bearing animals.
29.351(1g)(1g)No person may possess or control the skin of any mink, muskrat, fisher, pine marten, or otter showing that the animal was shot.
29.351(1m) (1m)
29.351(1m)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), or unless otherwise authorized by the department, no person may possess or control the green skin of any fur-bearing animal from the 5th day after the beginning of the closed season for that animal until the end of that closed season.
29.351(1m)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to any of the following:
29.351(1m)(b)1. 1. A fur-bearing animal that was lawfully taken and that has a valid registration tag attached to it by the department.
29.351(1m)(b)2. 2. A fur-bearing animal that is taken as authorized under s. 29.337.
29.351(1m)(b)3. 3. A fur-bearing animal that was lawfully taken for which an open season is established by rule and for which no bag or possession limit is imposed by rule.
29.351(1r) (1r)No person may possess the raw skin of any muskrat, mink, otter, fisher, or pine marten at any time unless the person is the holder of a valid scientific collector permit, fur dealer license, trapping license, mentored trapping license, or resident conservation patron license. No license is required for a person breeding, raising, and producing domestic fur-bearing animals in captivity, as defined in s. 29.627, or for a person authorized to take muskrats on a cranberry marsh under a permit issued to the person by the department.
29.351(2m) (2m)Subsections (1g) to (1r) do not apply to the skins of fur-bearing animals that are subject to regulation under ch. 169.
29.351 History History: 1983 a. 27; 1987 a. 27; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 248 s. 507; Stats. 1997 s. 29.351; 2001 a. 56; 2009 a. 38; 2017 a. 343.
29.354 29.354 Possession of game birds and animals.
29.354(1)(1)Approval necessary. No person may possess or have under his or her control any game bird or game animal or the carcass of any game bird or game animal unless the person has a valid hunting license, sports license, conservation patron license, taxidermist permit, or scientific collector permit. This subsection does not apply to a person who takes possession of a bear, deer, or wild turkey under s. 29.349 (2) (a) and who complies with the requirements under s. 29.349 (2) (b) or (bm), as applicable.
29.354(2) (2)Nests and eggs.
29.354(2)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), no person may take, needlessly destroy or possess or have under his or her control the nest or eggs of any wild bird for which a closed season is prescribed under this chapter.
29.354(2)(b) (b) A person who has a valid scientific collector permit may take or possess or have under his or her control the nest of a wild bird and may destroy the nest if necessary for a scientific purpose.
29.354(3) (3)Mounted collections. This section does not permit seizure of or prohibit possession or sale of lawfully obtained wild birds and animals which are mounted or in the process of being mounted for a private collection.
29.354(5) (5)Captive wild animals. This section does not apply to farm-raised deer, farm-raised fish, fish produced in a municipal fish hatchery, farm-raised game birds, or wild animals that are subject to regulation under ch. 169.
29.354 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. NR 19.001, Wis. adm. code.
29.357 29.357 Transportation; general provisions.
29.357(1)(1)During closed season. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this chapter, no person may transport or cause to be transported, or deliver or receive or offer to deliver or receive for transportation, any game or game fish or carcass at any time other than during the open season for the game or game fish and 3 days thereafter. Whenever any game or game fish or carcass is offered to any person for transportation at any time other than during the open season therefor and 3 days thereafter, the person shall immediately notify the department or its wardens of the offer and by whom made.
29.357(2) (2)Trunks; valises. No person may carry or control in any trunk, valise, or other package or enclosure, at any time on any common carrier, any game or game fish, or carcass.
29.357(3) (3)Transportation employees. No employee of any railroad, express or other transportation company, and no steward, porter or other employee of any dining, parlor or sleeping car may have possession or control of, at any time while on duty, any game or game fish, or carcass.
29.357(4) (4)Labeling game shipments. No person shall transport or cause to be transported, or deliver or receive for transportation, any package or parcel containing any wild animal or carcass, unless the package or parcel is labeled in plain letters on the address side of the package or parcel with the name and address of the consignor, the name and address of the consignee, and the number of pounds of each kind of fish or the number of each variety of other wild animals; or carcasses contained in the package or parcel; and unless the consignor is the owner of the shipment and delivers to the common carrier with the package or parcel, either personally, or by agent, a writing signed by the consignor personally, stating that the consignor is the owner of the shipment.
29.357(4m) (4m)Control of cervid carcasses. No person may transport, cause to be transported, deliver, receive, offer to deliver or receive, or control the carcass of a cervid in violation of rules promulgated by the department under s. 29.063 (3) or (4).
29.357(5) (5)Exemptions.
29.357(5)(a) (a) Subsections (1) to (4) do not apply to a person who has a valid taxidermist permit and who possesses, transports, causes to be transported, delivers or receives, or offers to deliver or receive, a wild animal carcass in connection with his or her business.
29.357(5)(b) (b) Subsections (1) to (4m) do not apply to the possession, transportation, delivery, or receipt of farm-raised deer, farm-raised fish, fish produced in a municipal fish hatchery, farm-raised game birds, or wild animals that are subject to regulation under ch. 169.
29.357 History History: 1985 a. 29; 1991 a. 269, 316; 1995 a. 79; 1997 a. 27; 1997 a. 248 ss. 516, 517; Stats. 1997 s. 29.357; 2001 a. 56; 2005 a. 286; 2013 a. 20.
29.361 29.361 Transportation of deer or elk.
29.361(1)(1)No common carrier may receive for transportation or transport or attempt to transport any deer or elk or the carcass of any deer or elk except as provided in this section.
29.361(2m) (2m)Any person may transport an antlerless deer killed under the authority of his or her hunter's choice, bonus, or other deer hunting permit on any highway, as defined s. 340.01 (22), in order to register the deer in the deer management area where the deer was killed or in an adjoining management area.
29.361(3) (3)The place of delivery of any shipment authorized under this section by a resident shall be within the state and by a nonresident shall be either within the state or at his or her residence outside the state.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)