2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
October 29, 2015 - Introduced by Senator Risser, cosponsored by Representatives
Sinicki, Berceau and Pope. Referred to Committee on Sporting Heritage,
Mining, and Forestry.
1An Act to repeal
29.089 (1m); to amend
29.089 (title); and to create
29.089 (1r) 2
of the statutes; relating to: prohibiting hunting in state parks.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, with certain exceptions, state parks are open to hunting by
persons who hold the appropriate license, permit, or other approval from the
Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR may prohibit hunting in a state park
or a portion of a state park if the prohibition applies within 100 yards of a designated
use area or if DNR determines that the prohibition is necessary to protect public
safety or a unique animal or plant community.
This bill prohibits all hunting in state parks.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
29.089 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(title) Hunting, fishing, and trapping on land in state parks and
5state fish hatcheries.
29.089 (1m) of the statutes is repealed.
29.089 (1r) of the statutes is created to read:
No person may hunt on land located in state parks.