169.04(4)(a)1. 1. Arthropods.
169.04(4)(a)2. 2. Chipmunks.
169.04(4)(a)3. 3. Pocket gophers.
169.04(4)(a)4. 4. Mice.
169.04(4)(a)5. 5. Moles.
169.04(4)(a)6. 6. Mollusks.
169.04(4)(a)7. 7. Opossums.
169.04(4)(a)8. 8. Pigeons.
169.04(4)(a)9. 9. Porcupines.
169.04(4)(a)10. 10. Rats.
169.04(4)(a)11. 11. Shrews.
169.04(4)(a)12. 12. English sparrows.
169.04(4)(a)13. 13. Starlings.
169.04(4)(a)14. 14. Ground squirrels.
169.04(4)(a)15. 15. Red squirrels.
169.04(4)(a)16. 16. Voles.
169.04(4)(a)17. 17. Weasels.
169.04(4)(b) (b) A person is exempt from holding a license or other approval as required under this chapter to possess live nonnative wild animals that are not endangered or threatened species, except for any of the following:
169.04(4)(b)1. 1. Pheasants of the species Phasianus colchicus or Syrmaticus reevesii, chukar partridge, gray partridge, or red-legged partridge that are possessed for use under a bird hunting preserve license, a dog training license, a hound training license, a dog club training license, a dog trial license, or a hound trial license.
169.04(4)(b)2. 2. Nonnative wild birds of the family anatidae that are migratory birds.
169.04(4)(b)3. 3. Nonnative wild animals that are harmful wild animals.
169.04(5) (5)Exemption for certain persons and institutions.
169.04(5)(a)(a) Each of the following is exempt from holding a license or other approval as required under this chapter to possess any wild animal:
169.04(5)(a)1. 1. A veterinarian, for the purpose of providing medical treatment to wild animals.
169.04(5)(a)2. 2. A public zoo or aquarium.
169.04(5)(a)3. 3. A circus or the Circus World Museum located in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
169.04(5)(a)4. 4. The department.
169.04(5)(a)5. 5. A person who is licensed under s. 95.68 or 95.71 and who is possessing the wild animal under the authority of the license.
169.04(5)(a)6. 6. A person who is licensed under s. 95.69 and who possesses wild animals for 10 days or less and solely for the purpose of resale or slaughter.
169.04(5)(b) (b) For purposes of par. (a) 1., “medical treatment" does not include rehabilitation.
169.04(5m) (5m)Exemption for certain deer.
169.04(5m)(a) (a) A person holding a rehabilitation license who is rehabilitating white-tailed deer in Walworth County may possess these white-tailed deer after they have been rehabilitated without holding any other license or approval as required under this chapter and without being registered under s. 95.55 if all of the following conditions apply:
169.04(5m)(a)1. 1. The deer were taken from the wild before August 1, 2003.
169.04(5m)(a)2. 2. The license holder keeps the deer within a fenced area that has a double perimeter fence around the area and that complies with all of the requirements under the rules promulgated under s. 90.21 (6).
169.04(5m)(a)3. 3. The license holder identifies the deer by tagging or by other means as required by the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
169.04(5m)(a)4. 4. The license holder does not propagate the deer or otherwise allow the deer to reproduce.
169.04(5m)(a)5. 5. The license holder does not remove, or authorize the removal of, the deer from the facilities and premises that are approved for use under the rehabilitation license.
169.04(5m)(a)6. 6. The license holder notifies the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection of any illness found in any of the deer.
169.04(5m)(a)7. 7. If any of the deer dies, the license holder shall have the carcass tested for chronic wasting disease and shall have the test results submitted to the department of natural resources and the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
169.04(5m)(a)8. 8. If any of the deer is found, as a result of testing, to have chronic wasting disease, the license holder shall have all of the deer destroyed.
169.04(5m)(b) (b) Legal title to the white-tailed deer subject to par. (a) remains with the state.
169.04(5m)(c) (c) The holder of the rehabilitation license who possesses the white-tailed deer as authorized under par. (a) shall immediately notify the department if any of the deer are not fenced as required under par. (a) 2., are not identified as required under par. (a) 3., reproduce, or are removed from the facilities and premises that are approved for use under the rehabilitation license.
169.04(5m)(d) (d) Upon notification under par. (c), or if the department determines that any of the conditions under par. (a) are not met, the holder of the rehabilitation license shall no longer be authorized to possess the white-tailed deer.
169.04(5m)(e) (e) If any of the deer escape from the facilities or premises that are approved for use under the rehabilitation license, the license holder shall notify the department immediately.
169.04(5m)(f) (f) The holder of the rehabilitation license may not release any of the deer subject to par. (a) into the wild without the prior approval of the department.
169.04(6) (6)Inapplicability to certain wild animals.
169.04(6)(a)(a) This section does not authorize the possession of harmful wild animals.
169.04(6)(b) (b) The possession of native wild reptiles and native wild amphibians is subject to s. 169.12 and not to this section.
169.04 History History: 2001 a. 56 ss. 75, 224; 2003 a. 179.
169.05 169.05 Taking of wild animals.
169.05(1)(1)Requirement. No person may take any wild animal from the wild except as authorized under a bird hunting preserve license, a wild fur farm license, a rehabilitation license, or a scientific research license or under s. 29.319.
169.05(2) (2)Exemption for certain wild animals. A person is exempt from the requirement under sub. (1) if the wild animal that the person takes from the wild is a native wild animal that is exempt under s. 169.04 (4) (a).
169.05(3) (3)Exemption for certain persons and institutions.
169.05(3)(a)(a) Each of the following is exempt from the requirement under sub. (1):
169.05(3)(a)1. 1. A veterinarian, for the purpose of providing medical treatment to wild animals.
169.05(3)(a)2. 2. The department.
169.05(3)(b) (b) For purposes of par. (a) 1., “medical treatment" does not include rehabilitation.
169.05(4) (4)Inapplicability to certain wild animals.
169.05(4)(a)(a) This section does not authorize the taking of harmful wild animals.
169.05(4)(b) (b) The taking of native wild reptiles and native wild amphibians is subject to s. 169.12 and not to this section.
169.05 History History: 2001 a. 56.
169.06 169.06 Introduction, stocking, and release of wild animals.
169.06(1)(1)Requirement; persons other than the department.
169.06(1)(a)(a) No person may introduce, stock, or release into the wild, or import into this state to introduce, stock, or release into the wild, any wild animal except as authorized under a bird hunting preserve license, a bird dog training license, a hound dog training license, a dog club training license, a bird dog trial license, a hound dog trial license, a stocking license, a rehabilitation license, or a scientific research license or under s. 29.319.
169.06(1)(b) (b) No person may introduce, stock, or release into the wild, or import into this state for introducing, stocking, or releasing into the wild, any wild animal unless the department has given its authorization under par. (c) and the person has complied with the requirements under par. (d).
169.06(1)(c) (c) The department may authorize the introducing, stocking, releasing into the wild, or importing of a species of wild animal only if the department has determined that the wild animal will not be detrimental in any manner to the conservation of the natural resources of this state.
169.06(1)(d) (d) Introducing, stocking, or releasing a wild animal under this section is subject to all of the following requirements:
169.06(1)(d)1. 1. If a wild animal has been exposed to or infected with any contagious or infectious disease, as defined under rules promulgated by the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection under s. 95.001 (2), the person introducing, stocking, or releasing the wild animal shall ensure that a veterinarian files a copy of a valid certificate of veterinary inspection with the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection certifying that the wild animal is free of any such diseases before the introducing, stocking, or release.
169.06(1)(d)2. 2. A person introducing, stocking, or releasing wild birds under the authority of a stocking license, a bird hunting preserve license, a bird dog training license, or a bird dog trial license may only introduce, stock, or release wild birds that meet all of the following requirements:
169.06(1)(d)2.a. a. The wild birds originate from a flock of a person participating in the national poultry improvement plan under 9 CFR part 145 and any other captive wild birds with which they have had contact originate from such a flock.
169.06(1)(d)2.b. b. Within 30 days before the introducing, stocking, or release, the wild birds meet the requirements of any rules promulgated by the department under sub. (3m).
169.06(2) (2)Reports. At the request of a municipality in an area in which wild animals are introduced, stocked, or released under sub. (1), the department shall require a person who introduced, stocked, or released those wild animals to report to the municipality the number and species of wild animals introduced, stocked, or released and the location at which the animals were introduced, stocked, or released.
169.06(3) (3)By the department. The department may import into this state to introduce, stock, or release into the wild, may introduce, stock, or release into the wild, or may authorize introducing, stocking, or releasing into the wild, a wild animal without holding a license as required under sub. (1) (a).
169.06(3m) (3m)Introduction requirements.
169.06(3m)(a) (a) The department may promulgate rules to establish the following:
169.06(3m)(a)1. 1. Additional requirements that wild animals shall meet before they enter this state.
169.06(3m)(a)2. 2. Additional requirements that any animals shall meet before they may be introduced, stocked, or released into the wild.
169.06(3m)(b) (b) The requirements under par. (a) may include mandatory testing of the animals for disease.
169.06(4) (4)Exemption. Subsections (1) to (3m) do not apply to wild animals that are released into the wild after being accidentally trapped or confined.
169.06 History History: 2001 a. 56.
169.07 169.07 Exhibition of live wild animals.
169.07(1)(1)Requirement.
169.07(1)(a)(a) No person may exhibit any captive live native wild animal or any captive live nonnative wild animal of the family ursidae except as authorized under a captive wild animal farm license, a rehabilitation license, a nonprofit educational exhibiting license, or a nonresident temporary exhibiting license or under s. 29.319.
169.07(1)(b) (b) If a person exhibits a wild animal subject to par. (a) under the authority of a captive wild animal farm license or a rehabilitation license, the person may exhibit only those species of wild animals that are specified by the department on the license.
169.07(2) (2)Exemption for certain wild animals. A person is exempt from the requirements under sub. (1) if the wild animal that the person exhibits is a wild animal that is exempt under s. 169.04 (4) (a) or (b).
169.07(3) (3)Exemption for certain institutions. Each of the following is exempt from the requirements under sub. (1):
169.07(3)(a) (a) A public zoo or aquarium.
169.07(3)(b) (b) A circus or the Circus World Museum located in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
169.07(3)(c) (c) The department.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)