SB411, s. 10
29.337 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) Such persons may hunt wolves only during the month of February 2
and only on land that is located in a wolf harvesting zone that is not closed to hunting 3
under s. 29.185 (4) (c). Such persons shall register the carcass of any wolf killed with 4
the department on a telephone registration system or through an electronic 5
notification system established by the department.
SB411, s. 11
29.553 (1) (hr) of the statutes is created to read:
(hr) Wolf harvesting license.
SB411, s. 12
29.563 (4) (a) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 3. Wolf harvesting: $99.25.
SB411, s. 13
29.563 (4) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 3. Wolf harvesting: $499.25.
SB411, s. 14
29.563 (14) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 3. The processing fee for applications for elk hunting licenses 14and wolf harvesting licenses
SB411, s. 15
29.563 (14) (c) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) 3. Each application for a hunter's choice permit, bonus deer 17
hunting permit, elk hunting license, wild turkey hunting license,
Canada goose hunting permit, sharp-tailed grouse hunting permit, bobcat 19
hunting and trapping permit, otter trapping permit, fisher trapping permit, or 20
sturgeon fishing permit: 25 cents.
SB411, s. 16
29.888 of the statutes is created to read:
2229.888 Wolf depredation program. (1)
The department shall administer 23
a wolf depredation program under which payments may be made to persons who 24
apply for reimbursement for death or injury caused by wolves to livestock, to hunting 25
dogs other than those being actively used in the hunting of wolves, and to pets and
for management and control activities conducted by the department for the purpose 2
of reducing such damage caused by wolves.
The department shall establish maximum amounts that will be paid under 4
sub. (1) depending on the type of animal that suffered the death or injury. If the 5
department determines that the total of the amount allocated for expenditure for 6
such payments from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (1) (fs) and the amount 7
available for such payments under the appropriation under s. 20.370 (5) (fv) is 8
insufficient in a given fiscal year for making all of these payments, the department 9
shall make the payments on a prorated basis.
If, after making the payments under sub. (2), there are moneys remaining 11
in the appropriation under s. 20.370 (5) (fv) for a given fiscal year, the department 12
may use all or part of the remaining moneys in the following fiscal year for 13
management and control of the wolf population activities conducted by the 14
If there are any moneys remaining at the end of a given fiscal year after 16
making the payments under sub. (2) and paying for activities authorized under sub 17
(3), these moneys shall lapse into the conservation fund, notwithstanding s. 20.001 18
SB411, s. 17
29.977 (1) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) Any bobcat, fox, wolf,
or otter, $87.50.
SB411, s. 18
29.983 (1) (b) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 4. For any bobcat, fox, wolf,
or otter, $87.50.
SB411, s. 19
167.31 (4) (e) of the statutes is renumbered 167.31 (4) (e) (intro.) 24
and amended to read:
(e) (intro.) Subsection (2) (d) does not apply to a if the highway or
2roadway is surfaced with some material other than concrete or blacktop and if any
3of the following applies:
is legally hunting small game with a muzzle-loading firearm 5
or with a shotgun loaded with shotshell or chilled shot number BB or smaller, if the
6surface of the highway or roadway is anything other than concrete or blacktop
SB411, s. 20
167.31 (4) (e) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
(e) 2. The person is legally hunting wolves.
(a) The department of natural resources shall submit in proposed form any 12
rules that are necessary to implement or interpret sections 29.185 and 29.888 of the 13
statutes, as created by this act, to the legislative council staff under section 227.15 14
(1) of the statutes no later than the first day of the 4th month beginning after the 15
effective date of this paragraph.
(b) Using the procedure under section 227.24 of the statutes, the department 17
of natural resources shall promulgate any rules necessary to implement or interpret 18
sections 29.185 and 29.888 of the statutes, as created by this act, for the period before 19
the effective date of the permanent rules that are submitted under subsection (1). 20
Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (c) and (2) of the statutes, emergency rules 21
promulgated under this paragraph remain in effect until the date on which the 22
permanent rules take effect. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a), (2) (b), and (3) 23
of the statutes, the department of natural resources is not required to provide 24
evidence that promulgating rules under this paragraph as emergency rules is 25
necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety, or welfare and is
not required to provide a finding of emergency for rules promulgated under this 2