2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
May 27, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Bernier,
Berceau, T. Larson,
Milroy, Mursau, A. Ott and Swearingen, cosponsored by Senators Moulton,
Bewley, Harsdorf and Olsen. Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
and Sporting Heritage.
1An Act to amend
29.324 (2) (intro.); and to create
29.324 (1) (c) and (d) and 2
29.324 (4) of the statutes; relating to: restrictions on hunting antlerless deer
3by members of a group hunting party.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current rules promulgated by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
provide that with each license that DNR issues to a person who is under 18 years of
age that authorizes deer hunting with a firearm, DNR must also issue a carcass tag
that authorizes the taking of one antlerless deer in specified locations in this state
(youth carcass tag). Current law also authorizes a person who is a member of a group
hunting party to kill a deer for another member of the party if the person who kills
the deer is in contact with the person for whom the deer is killed and the person for
whom the deer is killed possess a current unused deer carcass tag.
This bill prohibits a member of a group deer hunting party from using a youth
carcass tag issued to another member of the party in order to kill an antlerless deer
for the member of the party holding the youth carcass tag.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
29.324 (1) (c) and (d) of the statutes are created to read:
(c) "Youth deer license" means a license that is issued by the 2
department to a person who is under the age of 18 and that authorizes the hunting 3
of deer with a firearm.
(d) "Youth deer tag" means a carcass tag that authorizes the taking of one 5
antlerless deer and that is issued by the department with a youth deer license.
29.324 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(intro.) Any Except as provided in sub. (4), any
member of a group 8
deer hunting party may kill a deer for another member of the group deer hunting 9
party if both of the following conditions exist:
29.324 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
If the department issues youth deer tags, no member of a group deer 12
hunting party may use a youth deer tag issued to another member of the group deer 13
hunting party to kill an antlerless deer for that other member.