Hunting in the Grand River experimental hunting area shall be from blinds as may be located on the area by the department. The department may further limit the number of blinds to be occupied each day.
Permit and tag requirement.
In order to hunt Canada geese pursuant to this section, the applicant must comply with s. NR 10.01 (1) (L)
and possess a special goose blind permit issued by the department.
A goose blind application shall be completed and submitted by the applicant on a 3 x 5 inch postcard bearing the name, address and current year hunting license number of each applicant.
Applications must be received by the department no later than September 10 of each year.
No more than 2 persons may apply on a single application card.
It shall be unlawful for any person to submit more than one application per year or an application containing false information.
Each permit issued shall be validated by the department registration station located on the area prior to occupying any blind.
Registration station hours shall begin one hour before the start of shooting hours. Hunters shall report to such station immediately after the close of shooting hours each day as established in sub. (6)
All blinds will be assigned by one-half hour prior to shooting hours. Permittees numbered 1-20 who do not report prior to this time period shall be assigned blinds as they become available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The department shall assign blinds by random selection at the registration station.
Permits shall be returned to the registration station immediately upon completion of the permittee's hunt and all Canada geese bagged shall be presented for registration.
Goose blind permits shall be valid for a single, specified date and entitle each permittee to the daily bag limit of Canada geese.
It shall be unlawful to hunt from any blind except those assigned to the hunter by the department.
Goose blind permits are not transferable or replaceable and shall not be reused, altered or defaced.
Permits and numbers assigned to such permits shall be issued on a random basis with priority of use as follows:
Permits numbered 1-20 shall be validated first each day pursuant to sub. (4)
Permits numbered 21-30 shall be validated as blinds become available.
The open season for hunting Canada geese shall begin October 2 and continue through November 16.
The commencement of the daily shooting hours shall conform to those in s. NR 10.06
except that shooting hours shall terminate at noon each day unless otherwise indicated by signs posted at the registration station.
Dogs are not permitted on the experimental hunting area described in sub. (1)
NR 10.23 History
Cr. Register, December, 1978, No. 276
, eff. 1-1-79; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, August, 1999, No. 524
; correction in (1) was made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register August 2001 No. 548
: emerg. am. (2) (a), eff. 9-12-14; CR 13-071
: am. (2) (a) Register July 2015 No. 715
, eff. 8-1-15; CR 16-028
: am. (4) (b), (6) (title), (b) Register July 2017 No. 739
, eff. 8-1-17.
Bong state recreation area hunting zone. NR 10.24(2)(a)(a) General prohibition.
No person may take, catch, kill, hunt, trap or pursue any species of wild animal at any time, or have in possession or under control any firearm unless it is unloaded and enclosed within a carrying case, crossbow unless it is unloaded and enclosed within a carrying case, or any bow unless it is unstrung or enclosed within a carrying case in the hunting zone except as provided in this section. The loaded uncased firearm restriction of this paragraph does not apply to a handgun possessed by a person who is authorized by law to possess a concealed handgun in Wisconsin.
(c) Other hunting methods.
Methods of hunting shall comply with those established in this chapter.
NR 10.24(3)(a)(a) General prohibition.
No person may hunt or trap within the hunting zone without first obtaining a permit issued by the department.
Permits and associated carcass tags and harvest authorizations are not transferable or replaceable and are valid only for the date and area specified on the permit or harvest authorization.
Daily hunting permits shall be issued as follows:
During the first 2 days of the pheasant season, the number of daily hunting permits issued to individuals may not exceed 300.
Beginning with the 3rd day of the pheasant season, the number of daily hunting permits issued to individuals may not exceed 300 until 11:30 a.m. After 11:30 a.m., additional hunting permits may be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
During the pheasant season, a maximum of 250 permits may be reserved for pheasant hunting.
Until the pheasant season opens, no more than 16 waterfowl permits may be issued each day for the area north of state highway 142.
The number of seasonal trapping permits may not exceed 10.
(f) Legal game.
Permits are only valid for hunting or trapping the species specified on the permit.
NR 10.24(4)(a)(a) Application period.
Hunting and trapping permit reservations may be obtained by applying on department forms between August 1 and August 31 each year.
(b) Application limit.
No one may submit more than one application for a single date.
(c) Random selection.
If the number of applications exceeds the number of permits available, a random drawing shall select successful applicants.
(d) Application after deadline.
Applications received after August 31 shall be approved on a first-come, first-served basis if permits are available. Applications may be made in person, by mail or by telephone a minimum of 2 days prior to the desired hunting date.
(e) Reservation limit.
No person may receive more than 5 waterfowl and 5 pheasant hunting reservations per season.
(f) Check-in deadline.
Any person who obtains a hunting permit reservation and arrives at the department's check-in station after the opening of shooting hours shall forfeit such reservation. Any person with a waterfowl hunting permit reservation shall report at the department's check-in station no later than one-half hour before the opening of shooting hours or forfeit the reservation. Any person may obtain a daily permit on a first-come, first-served basis provided a permit is available.
(g) Other standards.
All hunting permits are reservable and nontransferable.
The department may require that armbands or other means of identification issued with permits be worn on the outermost garment at all times and be returned to a department check-out station immediately upon termination of hunting.
NR 10.24(6)(a)(a) General restrictions.
The open season and limits for hunting and trapping are established in s. NR 10.01
, except the pheasant limits which shall be:
Daily bag — one, either sex for the first 2 days; 2, either sex, thereafter.
Possession — one the first day and double the daily bag limit thereafter.
(b) Waterfowl and deer hours.
The daily opening of shooting hours for waterfowl and deer are established in s. NR 10.06
(c) Pheasant season exception.
The daily opening of shooting hours shall be in accordance with ss. NR 10.01
except during the pheasant season. During the pheasant season the daily opening of shooting hours shall be as follows:
Pheasant hunting and all other species except waterfowl and deer hunting:
The Sunday nearest October 17 and continuing through the end of the pheasant season as established in s. NR 10.01 (2) (c)
— 9:00 a.m.
(d) Special closure.
The daily closing of shooting hours for all species is established in s. NR 10.06
except during pheasant season when all shooting except for waterfowl south of state highway 142 and archery deer shall end at 2:00 p.m. after the Saturday nearest October 17.
NR 10.24(7)(a)(a) Permit validation.
When a pheasant is killed and before it is carried by hand or transported in any manner, the hunter shall validate their daily pheasant hunting permit by slitting, tearing, or punching holes according to instructions on the permit. Failure to properly validate the permit renders any pheasant in the person's possession illegal.
(b) Permit information.
No person may hunt pheasants unless they are in possession of a permit which bears the customer information number of the holder and the date of permit issuance.
Waterfowl hunting south of state highway 142. NR 10.24(8)(a)
(a) Blind requirement.
Hunting shall be restricted to blinds or locations assigned by the department except for the retrieval of crippled waterfowl. In assigned locations without a department blind, the hunter may assemble a blind using existing natural vegetation at the assigned site or use a portable blind. Individuals are required to hunt within 20 feet of the blind. All portable blinds shall be removed at the end of the day.
(b) Blind limitation.
No more than 2 persons may hunt from any blind or location assigned by the department.
NR 10.24(9)(a)(a) Permit duration.
Trapping permits are valid for the entire season.
(b) Other limitations.
Areas shall be determined by the department and no more than one permittee or helper may trap in any one area.
Special use zone hunting post requirement.
Hunting shall be restricted to locations assigned by the department in a 300 acre area in the southeast part of the special use zone. In assigned locations, the hunter may assemble a blind using existing natural vegetation at the assigned site or use a portable blind. Individuals are required to hunt within 25 feet of the assigned location. All portable blinds shall be removed at the end of the day.
No more than 4 people may hunt from any location assigned by the department.
NR 10.24 History
Cr. Register, August, 1981, No. 308
, eff. 9-1-81; r. and recr. (3) (c), (4) (g) and (6) (a) and (b), am. (3) (g), (4) (a), (d), (e) and (f), renum. (6) (c) to (6) (e), cr. (6) (c) and (d), Register, August, 1984, No. 344
, eff. 9-1-84; am. (3) (c) 2. and (6) (c) 2. b., r. (6) (c) 3., Register, June, 1987, No. 378
, eff. 7-1-87; am. (4) (f), Register, July, 1989, No. 403
, eff. 8-1-89; am. (1), Register, September, 1991, No. 429
, eff. 10-1-91; am. (6) (b) 2. b. and (d), r. (6) (b) 2. c., Register, August, 1994, No. 464
, eff. 1-1-95; am. (8) (a) and (b), Register, September, 1999, No. 525
, eff. 10-1-99; CR 02-018
: am. (3) (c) 1., 2. and (6) (a) 1. Register September 2002 No. 561
, eff. 10-1-02; CR 05-031
: am. (8) (a) Register October 2005 No. 598
, eff. 11-1-05; CR 13-021
: am. (5), cr. (10) Register October 2013 No. 694
, eff. 11-1-13; EmR1420
: emerg. am. (2) (a), r. (2) (b), eff. 9-12-14; CR 13-071
: am. (2) (a), r. (2) (b), am. (2) (c) Register July 2015 No. 715
, eff. 8-1-15; CR 16-037
: r. (3) (g), am. (7) (a), r. and recr. (7) (b), am. (10) Register April 2017 No. 736
, eff. 5-1-17; CR 16-028
: am. (4) (f), (6) (b), (c) (intro.), (d) Register July 2017
, eff. 8-1-17; EmR1902
: emerg. am. (3) (b) eff. 1-18-19; CR 19-005
: am. (3) (b) Register September 2019 No. 765
, eff. 10-1-19; (3) (c) (title) created under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., Stats., Register January 2020 No. 769.
Except as provided under subd. 2.
, no person may hunt wild turkey unless he or she possesses a wild turkey hunting license and stamp issued by the department and turkey harvest authorization issued by the department or Ft. McCoy military reservation. All licenses, stamps, and harvest authorizations shall be valid for the current hunting season.
Persons possessing a senior citizen recreation card issued prior to January 1, 1992 do not need to possess a turkey hunting license or stamp.
(b) Landowner preference.
Qualified Wisconsin resident landowners or persons assigned eligibility under s. 29.164
, Stats., may request first preference when applying for authorization to hunt wild turkeys provided the zone applied for:
Contains at least 50 acres in one parcel owned by the Wisconsin resident applicant.
(c) License application procedures.
Persons applying to hunt wild turkeys on the Ft. McCoy military reservation shall apply to that facility. During a fall season when the department will issue at least one license to all applicants, it is not necessary to apply for authorization to purchase a fall turkey hunting license. All other applicants shall apply for an authorization to purchase a turkey hunting license as follows:
Application for authorization to purchase a turkey hunting license shall be made on forms provided by the department.
All fall and spring hunting season applications shall be postmarked no later than the deadline dates indicated on the form or received by a department service center location on those dates to be considered for selection. The annual deadlines may not be sooner than July 1.
NR 10.25 Note
Note: The department conducts extensive publicity on the application deadlines beginning several months prior to any deadline. Application deadline dates are published in news releases, the department web site at http://dnr.wi.gov, license outlet handouts, and pertinent regulation pamphlets. Department service center hours may vary by location.
If a maximum of 10 persons wish to hunt together, each shall complete an application form for individual licenses. The group application shall be treated as one application for purposes of random selection or consideration for a license. Landowner preference may be requested by group applicants provided all individuals are eligible under par. (b)
(d) Licensee selection procedures.
If the number of applications for licenses for a wild turkey hunting zone and time period exceeds the available quota of licenses, successful applicants shall be randomly selected in accordance with any statutorily established landowner preference system.