Purpose and applicability.
Firearms and hunting.
KB 1.01 Purpose and applicability.
The purpose of this chapter is to govern the conduct of visitors to the reserve and to provide for the protection of natural and cultural resources in the reserve. This chapter applies to all lands, structures and property owned, under easement, leased or administered by the state of Wisconsin and under the management of the board.
KB 1.01 History
Cr. Register, May, 2000, No. 533
, eff. 6-1-00.
KB 1.02 Definitions.
Except where the context clearly requires otherwise, in this chapter:
“Backpack campsite" means an area designated for camping that has no vehicle access to or near the area, to which all supplies are carried by foot, and that may be occupied by one camping party.
“Bicycle" means a device propelled by the feet acting upon pedals and having one or more wheels.
“Camping" means the use of a shelter such as a tent, trailer, motor vehicle, tarpaulin, bedroll or sleeping bag for temporary residence or sleeping purposes.
“Camping party" means the occupants of a backpack campsite, a campsite, or a group campsite consisting of members of a family or a group of 10 or fewer persons.
“Campsite" means an area, other than a backpack campsite, designated for camping with a posted group size limit of 10 or fewer persons.
“Dog or field trial" means any organized competitive field event involving sporting dog breeds which is sanctioned, licensed or recognized by a local, state, regional or national dog organization.
“Dog training" means the activity of teaching a dog to retrieve, point, flush, or track game for the purpose of hunting or dog trial competition.
“Education group" means any group visiting the reserve for educational purposes that is sponsored by a school, college, university or other educational institution or organization.
“Family" means a parent or parents with their unemancipated children and not more than 2 guests.
“Firearm season" means an open season for hunting with any of the following firearms loaded with a single slug or ball: rifle, muzzle-loader, shotgun or handgun for deer or bear hunting described in s. NR 10.09 (1) (c) 1. c.
“Group campsite" means an area designated for camping by more than one camping party.
“Immediate family" means a parent or parents, their unemancipated children and not more than 2 guests.
“Primitive camping" means camping with no services provided including drinking water, electricity, or manmade structures of any kind.
“Property manager" means the executive director of the board or the director's designee.
“Reserve" means the Kickapoo valley reserve created pursuant to s. 41.41 (2)
“River access site" means any tract of land designated for access to the Kickapoo river or its tributaries within the reserve.
“State trail" means a recreational trail designated by the department of natural resources under s. NR 51.73
KB 1.02 History
Cr. Register, May, 2000, No. 533
, eff. 6-1-00; CR 16-031: am. (1), (5), (6), cr. (9m), am. (12) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17.
No person may destroy, molest, deface, remove or attempt to remove any natural growth, rocks, minerals, fossils or a natural or archaeological feature except as follows:
Edible fruits, nuts, wild mushrooms, dogwood and willow limbs, and wild asparagus may be removed without a permit for non-commercial use.
Dead downed wood may be collected and used for campfires at designated campsites unless prohibited by posted notice.
Tenants on lands covered by agriculture lease agreements may utilize the leased land as provided under the terms of the applicable lease.
Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation may obtain special permits to harvest plants for ceremonial, medicinal, or religious purposes if approved by the traditional court or clan elders and the department of natural resources.
The board may close, by posted notice, any land, structure or property on the reserve. No person may enter or be in any building, installation or area on the reserve that may be locked or closed to public use or contrary to posted notice without a written permit from the property manager.
A group may reserve an area for an event through application to the property manager. Reservations are restricted to groups of 11 or more individuals. The property manager may deny permits to groups hosting activities that do not meet the objective of the reserve identified in s. 41.41
, Stats., or this chapter.
Approved recreational uses include archery events, bicycling on designated trails, bird watching, non motorized boating, camping, canoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, dog training, dog trials, falconry, fishing, foot racing, hiking, horseback riding on designated trails, hunting, in line skating on paved trails, inner tubing, kayaking, nature study, photography, arts and crafts, sleigh riding on designated trails, snowmobiling on designated trails, ski-joring on designated trails, trapping and other recreation activities as approved by the board.
(2) Hours of operation.
The board may designate and post hours of operation for buildings and areas within the reserve.
No person may engage in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct, or conduct which tends to cause or provoke a disturbance or create a breach of the peace.
The board may expel any person or persons from the reserve for violations of any state law, administrative rule or posted rules or regulations. The period of time for which a person may be expelled is 48 hours, or for the period of his or her camping permit, whichever is longer. No expelled person may return to the property before the eviction period has elapsed. Persons expelled are not eligible for unused camping or user fees. People charged with violent, assaultive or disorderly conduct may be expelled until after the case is adjudicated in court.
No person may dispose of any debris, waste or recyclable material except by placing the material in receptacles provided for those purposes.
No person may dispose of any waste or recyclable materials in any waste or recyclable receptacles or at any location if the waste or recyclable material is generated from a permanent or seasonal residence or a business or other commercial operation.
No person may operate any sound track, loud speaker, generator, chainsaw, air-conditioner or other device that produces excessive, loud or unusual noises without first obtaining a written permit from the property manager.
No person may peddle, solicit business of any nature, distribute handbills or other advertising matter, or post unauthorized signs on any lands, structures or property on the reserve, or use such lands, structures or property for commercial operations, for soliciting or conducting business, peddling or providing services within or without such lands, structures or property unless first authorized in writing by contractual agreement with the board.
Destruction of property.
No person may destroy, molest, attempt to remove or remove the property of others.
The use of metal detectors is prohibited except by written permit issued by the property manager.
No person may hike or snowshoe on designated cross-country ski trails when the trails are snow covered.
The board may establish quiet zones by posted notice. Within a quiet zone no person may operate a generator, radio, boombox, musical instrument, tape player or similar noise producing device, unless the noise is confined to the person through the use of a headset.
KB 1.03 History
Cr. Register, May, 2000, No. 533
, eff. 6-1-00; CR 16-031: am. (1) (c) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17.
No person may operate or park any vehicle as defined in s. 340.01 (74)
, Stats., which is required to be registered by law on the reserve except:
As otherwise specifically authorized by law or administrative rule.
No person may park, stop or leave standing, whether attended or unattended, any vehicle or watercraft in any of the following situations:
In any manner as to block, obstruct or limit the use of any road, trail, waterway or winter sport facility.
Outside of any area provided for such purposes when it is practical to use such areas.
The board may cause any vehicle or watercraft in violation of par. (b)
to be towed off the property and stored at the owner's expense.
No person may operate a motor vehicle as defined in s. 340.01 (35)
, Stats., off highways and parking lots while under the influence of an intoxicant or a controlled substance or without a valid driver's license issued by this or another state or province.
(2) Abandoned vehicles.
No person may leave any vehicle unattended without prior board approval for more than 48 hours under such circumstances as to cause the vehicle to reasonably appear to have been abandoned. An abandoned vehicle shall constitute a public nuisance and be towed at owners' expense.
No vehicle may be operated on lands and no watercraft on waters under the supervision, management or control of the board unless its use is specifically authorized by posted notice.
No person may conduct or engage in snowmobile races on any lands under the supervision, management or control of the board.
The board may authorize by permit persons with physical disabilities to use a motorized vehicle on the reserve as a mode of personal conveyance.
KB 1.04 History
Cr. Register, May, 2000, No. 533
, eff. 6-1-00.
No person may allow a dog, cat or other pet in any building under management of the board. No person may allow his or her dog, cat or other pet to interfere in any manner with the enjoyment of the area by others.
Nothing in this section shall prohibit or restrict the use of dogs for hunting purposes in any area which is open to hunting, except during the bird-nesting season, April 15 through July 31. The use of dogs for dog trials and dog training may be restricted to areas designated by the property manager through the event permit procedure.
No person may allow his or her dog, cat or other animal on any cross-country ski trail during that period of the year when those trails are covered with snow.
Dogs, cats and other pets shall be under control by leash during the bird nesting season, April 15 through July 31, and at all other times by leash, voice command, including whistles, or other physical control such as kennel or mechanical collar
Persons bringing or allowing pets, horses or mules in high use areas such as trailheads, parking lots and campsites shall be responsible for proper removal and disposal of any waste produced by their animals.
No person shall abandon pets or previously captive animals on the reserve except approved pheasant and trout stocking by the department of natural resources, or while engaged in dog trials and training under board permit and ss. NR 17.01
Horses are prohibited on reserve lands except public highways and areas or trails posted for their use or by permit in field trial areas.
No person may ride a horse in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger the life, property or persons of others on the reserve.