2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO 2009 SENATE BILL 222
February 3, 2010 - Offered by Senator Decker.
1An Act to repeal
29.324 (2) (a); to consolidate, renumber and amend
(2) (intro.) and (b); to amend
29.324 (3); and to create
167.31 (4) (bh), 167.31 3
(4) (bj) and 167.31 (4) (bk) of the statutes; relating to: group deer hunting
4requirements and restrictions on placing, possessing, or transporting a
5firearm, bow, or crossbow in or on a vehicle.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB222-SSA1, s. 1
29.324 (2) (intro.) and (b) of the statutes are consolidated, 7
renumbered 29.324 (2) and amended to read:
Any member of a group deer hunting party may kill a deer for 9
another member of the group deer hunting party if both of the following conditions
10exist: (b) The the
person for whom the deer is killed possesses a current unused deer 11
carcass tag which is authorized for use on the deer killed.
A person who kills a deer under sub. (2) shall ensure that a inform
member of his or her group deer hunting party without delay attaches a for whom
4the deer was killed of the kill. The member of the group deer hunting party for whom
5the deer was killed shall attach his or her
current validated deer carcass tag to the 6
deer in the manner specified under s. 29.347 (2). The person who kills the deer may
7not leave the deer unattended until after it is tagged within one hour after the deer
SB222-SSA1, s. 4
167.31 (4) (bh) of the statutes is created to read:
(bh) Subsection (2) (b) does not prohibit a person who is legally 11
hunting from placing or possessing in or on a stationary vehicle a firearm, bow, or 12
crossbow that is not encased if all of the following apply:
1. If the person is hunting with a firearm, the firearm is unloaded.
2. If the person is hunting with a bow, the bow is unstrung.
3. If the person is hunting with a crossbow, the person holds a permit under s. 16
29.171 (4) or the person has attained the age of 65 and holds a resident or nonresident 17
archer hunting license.
SB222-SSA1, s. 5
167.31 (4) (bj) of the statutes is created to read:
(bj) Subsection (2) (b) does not prohibit a person who is legally 20
hunting from possessing or transporting in or on a moving vehicle any of the 21
following during the hunting hours established by the department for the regular fall 22
firearm deer hunting season:
1. An unloaded firearm that is not encased if the overall length of the firearm 24
is 26 inches or longer.
2. A crossbow that is not encased, if the person holds a Class A or a Class B 2
permit under s. 29.193 (2) that authorizes hunting with a crossbow.
SB222-SSA1, s. 6
167.31 (4) (bk) of the statutes is created to read:
(bk) 1. Subsection (2) (b) does not prohibit a person who is legally 5
hunting during a hunting season other than the regular fall firearm deer hunting 6
season from possessing or transporting in or on a moving vehicle in the manner 7
specified in subd. 2., any of the following during the hunting hours established by the 8
department for that hunting season:
a. An unloaded firearm that is not encased if the overall length of the firearm 10
is 26 inches or longer.
b. A bow that is unstrung and that is not encased.
c. A crossbow that is not encased, if the person is authorized to hunt with a 13
crossbow under s. 29.171 (2m) or (4), under a Class A or a Class B permit issued under 14
s. 29.193 (2), or under s. 29.216 (2m).
2. A person may place, possess, or transport a firearm, bow, or crossbow in the 16
manner provided under this paragraph only if the firearm, bow, or crossbow is 17
placed, possessed, or transported in the bed of a pickup truck that contains no 18
passengers, in the closed trunk of a vehicle, or if the vehicle does not have a trunk, 19
in the rearmost area of a vehicle that is not used, or intended to be used, for seating.