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NR 10.25(4)(b) (b) Trends in hunter success rates;
NR 10.25(4)(c) (c) Hunter distribution and density; and
NR 10.25(4)(d) (d) Zone size and forested acreage.
NR 10.25 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1966, No. 123, eff. 4-1-66; r. and recr. Register, March, 1967, No. 135, eff. 4-1-67; am. (3), (5) and (7) (a), Register, March, 1968, No. 147, eff. 4-1-68; renum. to be NR 10.25, Register, June, 1970, No. 174, eff. 7-1-70; r. and recr., Register, November, 1982, No. 323, eff. 12-1-82; am. (1) (c) 2. and (3), Register, March, 1985, No. 351, eff. 4-1-85; r. and recr. (1) (c), Register, August, 1986, No. 368, eff. 9-1-86; am. (1) (a), (2) (a) (intro.), (b) and (3), Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; r. and recr. (1) (c) 2. and 3. and (3), cr. (1) (c) 4., Register, October, 1988, No. 394, eff. 1-1-89; am. (1) (a), r. and recr. (1) (c) (intro.), cr. (1) (e) 3., Register, March, 1989, No. 399, eff. 4-1-89; cr. (4) (e), Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90; am. (1) (c) 2. and 3., Register, January, 1991, No. 421, eff. 2-1-91; cr. (5) Register, June, 1991, No. 426, eff. 7-1-91; am. (1) (c) (intro.), Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; r. and recr. Register, June, 1992, No. 438, eff. 7-1-92; am. (1) (c) 3. and (3) (a), Register, August, 1994, No. 464, eff. 9-1-94; am. (3) (a), r. and recr. (4) (e), Register, September, 1998, No. 513, eff. 10-1-98; CR 02-018: r. (1) (a) 3., am. (1) (c) 3. Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; CR 04-046: am (2) (a) 1. and 2., cr. (4) (f) Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; CR 05-017: am. (4) (d) Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 2-1-06; CR 05-031: am. (1) (c) 2., r. and recr. (2) (b), and r. (4) (e) Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 11-1-05; CR 06-012: am. (1) (d), (e), (f) 2. (intro.), (g) 1. and 3., r. (1) (f) 2. a. to c., r. and recr. (4) (b) Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 2-1-07; CR 07-015: am. (4) (c) Register September 2007 No. 621, eff. 10-1-07; CR 08-011: am. (4) (c) Register September 2008 No. 633, eff. 2-1-09; CR 09-015: am. (1) (f) 2., (3) (intro.), (4) (b) and (c) Register October 2009 No. 646, eff. 11-1-09, except (4) (c), eff. 2-1-10; CR 10-051: r. (4) (f) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; CR 13-071: am. (4) (a) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; CR 16-037: am. (1) (c) 3., (4) (b) Register April 2017 No. 736, eff. 5-1-17; CR 17-013: am. (1) (c) (intro.), (e), Register February 2018 No. 746 eff. 3-1-18; EmR1613: emerg. am. (2) (a) 1., r. and recr. (2), r. (3), renum. (4) and (5) to (3) and (4), eff. 3-12-16; EmR1712: emerg. am. (2) (a) 1., eff. 6-17-17; CR 17-061: r. and recr. (2), r. (3), renum. (4), (5) to (3), (4) Register February 2018 No. 746, eff. 3-1-18; EmR1902: emerg. am. (1) (a) 1., (f), (g), (4) (intro.) eff. 1-18-19; CR 19-005: am. (1) (a) 1., (f), (g), (4) (intro.) Register September 2019 No. 765, eff. 10-1-19.
NR 10.26 NR 10.26 Sharp-tailed grouse hunting.
NR 10.26(1)(1)Permits and carcass tags.
NR 10.26(1)(a) (a) Authorization to hunt. No person may hunt sharp-tailed grouse unless he or she possesses a valid sharp-tailed grouse hunting permit and carcass tag issued by the department, in addition to an approval authorizing small game hunting.
NR 10.26(1)(b) (b) Permit application procedures. Persons applying to hunt sharp-tailed grouse shall apply for a sharp-tailed grouse hunting permit as follows:
NR 10.26(1)(b)1. 1. Application for a sharp-tailed grouse hunting permit shall be made on an application form provided by the department.
NR 10.26(1)(b)2. 2. All applications shall be postmarked no later than the deadline dates indicated on the application form or received by a department service center location on those dates to be considered for selection.
NR 10.26 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, hunting license outlet handouts, and pertinent hunting regulation pamphlets. Department service center hours may vary by location.
NR 10.26(1)(b)3. 3. If a maximum of 4 persons wish to hunt together, each shall complete an application form for individual permits and submit them together in a single envelope clearly marked “group application" on the outside. The group application shall be treated as one application for purpose of random selection or consideration for a permit. If a group contains persons who unsuccessfully applied for sharp-tailed grouse hunting permits in the previous year, and persons who successfully applied or did not apply for sharp-tailed grouse permits the previous year, the group will be placed in the preference category of those who successfully applied in the previous year.
NR 10.26(1)(c) (c) Permittee selection procedures for oversubscribed units. If the number of applications for permits for a management unit exceeds the number of available permits in that unit, successful applicants shall be randomly selected according to the preference system established in s. 29.192 (2), Stats.
NR 10.26(1)(d) (d) Carcass tag issuance.
NR 10.26(1)(d)1.1. `Oversubscribed units.' Each successful applicant for a sharp-tailed grouse hunting permit shall be issued a carcass tag by the department.
NR 10.26(1)(d)2. 2. `Undersubscribed units.' If the number of applications is less than the available permits for a management unit, the department may:
NR 10.26(1)(d)2.a. a. Randomly issue successful applicants additional carcass tags; or
NR 10.26(1)(d)2.b. b. Make available to any person the remaining permits for the unit on a first-come, first-serve basis; or
NR 10.26(1)(d)2.c. c. Use both procedures described in subd. 2. a. and b.
NR 10.26(1)(e) (e) Permit and carcass tag restrictions.
NR 10.26(1)(e)1.1. Permits and carcass tags issued under this section are only valid for the unit indicated on the permit during the open season established for sharp-tailed grouse.
NR 10.26(1)(e)2. 2. Permits or carcass tags issued under this section may not be transferred to or used by any person other than the permittee.
NR 10.26(2) (2)Tagging procedure. No person may possess a sharp-tailed grouse in violation of the requirements for possession and transportation established under s. NR 10.08 (7) and for tagging established under s. NR 10.085.
NR 10.26(3) (3)Harvest quota. The number of sharp-tailed grouse hunting permits or carcass tags issued annually for units described in s. NR 10.28 shall be based on the annual sharp-tailed grouse harvest quotas established for these units. The department shall base its determination of the annual harvest quota for each unit upon:
NR 10.26(3)(a) (a) The estimated size and distribution of sharp-tailed grouse populations.
NR 10.26(3)(b) (b) Trends in sharp-tailed grouse hunter numbers and hunter success rates.
NR 10.26(3)(c) (c) A maximum allowable harvest of no more than 25% of the projected fall population.
NR 10.26 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1997, No. 498, eff. 7-1-97; CR 05-031: am. (1) (b) 2. Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 11-1-05; EmR1613: emerg. r. and recr. (2), eff. 3-12-16; CR 17-061: r. and recr. (2) Register February 2018 No. 746, eff. 3-1-18.
NR 10.275 NR 10.275State park trapping, small game and migratory game bird hunting. No person may hunt game species listed in s. NR 10.01 (1), (2) (a), (c), (e), (g), (3) (a), (bt), (c), (f) or (h) on the state owned or managed portions of Governor Dodge, Mill Bluff, or Mirror Lake state parks except as provided in this section and as established under s. 29.089 (1m), Stats.. No person may trap on the state owned portions of state parks except as provided in this section and as established under s. 29.089 (1m), Stats. Portions of the properties listed may be posted closed to trapping and, small game and migratory bird hunting.
NR 10.275(1) (1)Small game and migratory game bird hunting seasons.
NR 10.275(1)(a)(a) Small game. Hunting is allowed for small game in Governor Dodge, Mill Bluff, and Mirror Lake state parks during the seasons specified in s. NR 10.01 (2) (a), (c), (e), (g), (3) (a), (bt), (c), (f) and (h).
NR 10.275(1)(b) (b) Migratory game birds.
NR 10.275(1)(b)1.1. Migratory game bird hunting with firearms for the species specified in s. NR 10.01 (1) is allowed in Governor Dodge and Mill Bluff state parks from November 1 through December 15 or until the seasons established in s. NR 10.01 (1) conclude, whichever occurs first.
NR 10.275(1)(b)2. 2. Migratory game bird hunting is allowed in Mirror Lake state park during the seasons specified in s. NR 10.01 (1).
NR 10.275(2) (2)Shooting hours.
NR 10.275(2)(a) (a) Except as provided under pars. (b) and (c), the shooting hours for pursuing small game at Governor Dodge, Mill Bluff and Mirror Lake state parks shall be the same as the hours established in s. NR 10.06 (5) except that shooting hours will close at 12:00 noon daily at times when the Natural Resources Board has made a determination to generally prohibit hunting at other state parks under s. 29.089 (1m) (b) 2., Stats. Hunting is allowed under the specific season frameworks for these parks established in s. NR 10.01.
NR 10.275(2)(b) (b) The shooting hours for pursuing migratory game birds at Governor Dodge and Mill Bluff state parks shall be the same as the hours established in s. NR 10.06 (5) except that shooting hours shall close at 12:00 noon daily at times when the Natural Resources Board has made a determination to generally prohibit hunting under s. 29.089 (1m) (b) 2., Stats. Hunting is allowed under the specific season frameworks for these parks established in s. NR 10.01.
NR 10.275(2)(c) (c) The shooting hours for pursuing migratory game birds at Mirror Lake state park shall be the same as the hours established in s. NR 10.06 (5).
NR 10.275(5) (5)Trapping.
NR 10.275(5)(a) (a) Purpose. Section 29.089 (1m) (a), Stats., establishes that trapping is generally allowed in state parks. This subsection is created because prohibiting trapping by certain methods and in certain locations is necessary to protect public safety.
NR 10.275(5)(b) (b) Applicability. The provisions of this subsection apply to state parks and state park trails as established in ss. 23.17 (2), 23.175 (2) (a), 23.293 (1) (c), 27.01, and 29.089, Stats., when the property is owned by the department. When traversing another type of department property established under s. 23.09 (2), Stats., portions of state trails and other state park related properties are subject to the hunting and trapping rules of that property type unless otherwise posted.
NR 10.275(5)(c) (c) Upland trapping. No person may place any trap that is not completely submerged under water on the state owned portions of state parks except if the trap is an enclosed trigger trap.
NR 10.275 History History: CR 02-089: cr. Register February 2003 No. 566, eff. 3-1-03; CR 04-046: am (1) (b) 1. and (2) (b) Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; CR 05-102: am. (1) (a), (b) 1., (2) (c) and (3) (a) Register June 2006 No. 606, eff. 7-1-06; CR 07-035: am. (1) (b) 1., (2) (b) 1. and 2. Register April 2008 No. 628, eff. 5-1-08; CR 08-022: cr. (4) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; cr. (4) (c) (title), (d) (title) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., Stats., Register December 2010 No. 660; correction in (4) (c), (d) 1. under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register August 2012 No. 680; CR 13-108: am. (title), (intro.), (1) (b) 1., r. (2) (title), (a), r. (2) (c), renum. (2) 1. to 3. to (a) to (c), r. (3), (4), cr. (5) Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; correction in (2) (title) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., correction in numbering in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 16-028: am. (2) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17.
NR 10.28 NR 10.28 Deer population management units. Deer population management units are established as designated on the following maps:
NR 10.28(1) (1)Statewide deer management units.
NR 10.28(2) (2)Metropolitan deer management units.
NR 10.28(2)(a)(a) La Crosse area.
NR 10.28(2)(b) (b) Madison area.
NR 10.28(2)(c) (c) Milwaukee area.
NR 10.28(2)(d) (d) Hudson area.
NR 10.28(2)(e) (e) Green Bay area.
NR 10.28(2)(f) (f) Superior area.
NR 10.28(2)(g) (g) Eau Claire Area.   - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 10.28(2)(h) (h) Rock area.
NR 10.28(4) (4)Deer management zones.
NR 10.28 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1964. No. 104, eff. 9-1-64; am. map. Register, August, 1968, No. 152, eff. 9-1-68; r. and recr. Register, August, 1969, No. 164, eff. 9-1-69; renum. to be NR 10.24; am. (1), Register, June, 1970. No. 174. eff. 7-1-70; am. (1), and map Register, August, 1971. No. 188, eff. 9-1-71; am. (1). Register, September, 1972. No. 201, eff. 10-1-72; am. (1), Register, September, 1973, No. 213, eff. 10-1-73; am. (1), Register, May, 1976, No. 245, eff. 8-15-76; am. (1), Register, November, 1976, No. 251, eff. 12-1-76; am. Register, October, 1977, No. 262, eff. 11-1-77; renum. from NR 10.24 and am., Register, September, 1979, No. 285, eff. 10-1-79; r. and recr., Register, October, 1981, No. 310, eff. 11-1-81; emerg. am. eff. 9-9-82; r. and recr. Register, October, 1983, No. 334, eff. 11-1-83; r. and recr. Register, October, 1984, No. 346, eff. 11-1-84; r. and recr. Register, July, 1985, No. 355, eff. 8-1-85; r. and recr. October, 1985, No. 358, eff. 11-1-85; r. and recr. October, 1986, No. 370, eff. 11-1-86; r. and recr. October, 1989, No. 406, eff. 11-1-89; am. map, Register, September, 1990, No. 417, eff. 10-1-90; r. and recr. Register August, 1992, No. 440, eff. 9-1-92; r. and recr. (intro.), Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96; r. and recr. (1), cr. (2) (d) and (e), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97; r. and recr. (1) map, Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98; r. and recr. (1), Register, June, 1999, No. 522, eff. 7-1-99; r. and recr. (1), Register, May, 2000, No. 533, eff. 6-1-00; r. and recr. (1) and (2) (c), Register, March, 2001, No. 543, eff. 4-1-01; emerg. cr. (3), eff. 7-3-02; r. and recr. (1), Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. 8-1-02; CR 02-018: cr. (2) (f) Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; CR 03-016: cr. (3) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03l; CR 04-020: r. and recr. (3) Register August 2004 No. 584, eff. 9-1-04; CR 04-091: r. and recr. (1) Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 05-016: r. and recr. (3) Register August 2005 No. 596, eff. 9-1-05; CR 05-017: r. and recr. (1) Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 2-1-06; CR 05-086: r. and recr. (1), cr. (4) Register June 2006 No. 606, eff. 7-1-06; CR 06-012: r. and recr. (1) Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 2-1-07; CR 07-015: r. and recr. (1) Register September 2007 No. 621, eff. 2-1-08; CR 08-013: r. and recr. (3) Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-08; CR 13-071: r. and recr. (1), (2), r. (3), r. and recr. (4) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; CR 17-077: r. and recr. (1), (2) (a) to (c), cr. (2) (g), (h), r. and recr. (4) Register June 2018 No. 750, eff. 7-1-18; CR 18-005: am. (2) (a), (g) Register September 2018 No. 753, eff. 10-1-18.
NR 10.285 NR 10.285Game management units.
NR 10.285 Note Note: Prior to 2015 the game management zones in this section were also used by the department as deer management units. These game management zones continue to serve as the basis for fisher, sharp-tailed grouse, and bear management zones.
NR 10.285 History History: CR 13-071: cr. Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; CR 16-037: am. (title) Register April 2017 No. 736, eff. 5-1-17; correction in (title) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register April 2017 No. 736.
NR 10.29 NR 10.29Wild turkey hunting zones.
NR 10.29 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1982, No. 323, eff. 12-1-82; r. and recr. Register, March, 1984, No. 339, eff. 4-1-84; r. and recr. Register, March, 1985, No. 351, eff. 4-1-85; r. and recr. Register, October, 1985, No. 358, eff. 11-1-85; r. and recr., Register, October, 1987, No. 382, eff. 11-1-87; r. and recr. Register, January, 1988, No. 385, eff. 2-1-88; r. and recr. Register, March, 1989, No. 399, eff. 4-1-89; r. and recr. Register, January, 1990, No. 409, eff. 2-1-90; r. and recr. Register, January, 1991, No. 421, eff. 2-1-91; r. and recr. Register, June, 1991, No. 426, eff. 7-1-91; r. and recr., Register, June, 1992, No. 438, eff. 7-1-92; r. and recr., Register, July, 1995, No. 475, eff. 8-1-95; r. and recr. Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96; r. and recr. Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 12-1-97; r. and recr. Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 1-1-98; CR 01-008: r. (1), r. and recr. (2), Register October 2001 No. 550 eff. 4-1-02; CR 04-011: r. and recr. (2) Register September 2004 No 585, eff. 4-1-05; CR 05-102: r. and recr. Register June 2006 No. 606, eff. 7-1-06; CR 06-037: r. and recr. Register June 2007 No. 618, eff. 7-1-07; CR 07-015: r. and recr. Register September 2007 No. 621, eff. 6-1-08; CR 10-020: r. and recr. Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 2-1-11; CR 13-108: r. and recr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 16-037: r. and recr. Register April 2017 No. 736, eff. 5-1-17; CR 18-005: am. Register September 2018 No. 753, eff. 10-1-18.
NR 10.30 NR 10.30 Black bear hunting zones. Black bear hunting zones are established as designated on the following map:
NR 10.30 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1987, No. 379, eff. 8-1-87; r. and recr. map, Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; r. and recr. Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96; CR 06-037: r. and recr. Register June 2007 No. 618, eff. 7-1-07; CR 07-015: r. and recr. Register September 2007 No. 621, eff. 11-1-07; CR 08-021: r. and recr. Register November 2008 No. 635, eff. 12-1-08.
NR 10.31 NR 10.31 Canada goose management zones. Canada goose management zones are established by the following maps:
NR 10.31(1) (1)Exterior zone. The exterior goose management zone is defined in s. NR 10.001 (9w) and includes the following subzones:
NR 10.31(1)(c) (c) Mississippi river subzone.
NR 10.31(3) (3)Horicon zone.
NR 10.31(3)(a) (a) Horicon zone boundaries. - See PDF for diagram PDF
NR 10.31 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; emerg. renum. (1) to (6) to be (1) (a), (b), (2), (3) (a), (3) (b) and (1) (c), cr. (1) (intro.), eff. 9-15-89; r. and recr. (7), Register, October, 1989, No. 406, eff. 11-1-89; renum. (1) to (10) to be (1) (a), (b), (2), (3) (a), (3) (b), (1) (c) and (d), (4), (1) (e) and (5), cr. (1) (intro.) and (3) (intro.), Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; r. and recr. (3) (a), Register, June, 1990, No. 414, eff. 7-1-90; cr. (11), Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90; am. (2) and (3) (a), Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; r. and recr. (3), r. (4) and (5), Register, August, 1992, No. 440, eff. 9-1-92; r. and recr. (1) (b), (2) and (11), cr. (3) (b), Register, August, 1994, No. 464, eff. 9-1-94, except (11), eff. 1-1-95; r. and recr. (11), Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96; emerg. r. and recr. (1), eff. 9-10-99; r. and recr. (11), Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 3-1-00; r. and recr. (1) (c), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00; r. (1) (d), r. and recr. (3) (a), Register, September, 2000, No. 537, eff. 5-1-01; corrections in (1) (intro.) and (3) (intro.) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register April 2005 No. 592; emerg. r. (11) eff. 8-31-06; CR 06-074: r. (11) Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 1-1-07; CR 09-042: am. (3) (intro.), r. (3) (b) Register June 2010 No. 654, eff. 7-1-10; CR 10-020: r. (1) (b) and (e) Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10; CR 10-066: r. (2) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 2-1-11; CR 13-052: r. (1) (a), r. and recr. (3) (a) Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 4-1-14.
NR 10.32 NR 10.32 Migratory game bird hunting zones.
NR 10.32 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 9-21-88; cr., Register, January, 1989, No. 397, eff. 2-1-89; r. and recr. May, 1996, No. 485, eff. 6-1-96; emerg. r. and recr. eff. 8-31-06; CR 06-074: r. and recr. Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 1-1-07; CR 09-042: r. and recr. Register June 2010 No. 654, eff. 7-1-10; CR 11-032: r. and recr. Register August 2012 No. 680, eff. 9-1-12.
NR 10.33 NR 10.33 Ruffed grouse management zones.
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