2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 7, 2018 - Introduced by Senators Risser, Miller and Johnson,
cosponsored by Representatives
Berceau, Sinicki, Pope, Subeck, Crowley,
Tusler and C. Taylor. Referred to Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining
1An Act to amend
29.089 (1m) (a); and to create
29.089 (1m) (c) of the statutes; 2relating to: prohibiting the use of certain trapping devices in state parks.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits persons from setting, operating, or otherwise using a
steel-jawed trap, a body-gripping trap, or a snare to trap an animal in a state park.
Under current law, with certain exceptions, state parks are open to trapping by
persons who hold the appropriate license, permit, or other approval from the
Department of Natural Resources. DNR may prohibit trapping 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.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
29.089 (1m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in par. pars.
(b) and (c)
, state parks shall 5
be open to hunting, fishing, and trapping by persons who hold the appropriate 6
approvals required under this chapter.
29.089 (1m) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) No person may trap an animal in a state park by setting, 3
operating, or otherwise using a steel-jawed trap, a body-gripping trap, or a snare.