NR 13.04 Note
Note: Section NR 19.07 was repealed eff. 11-1-03.
NR 13.04(5)(a)(a) Equipment use.
Treaty rights participants may not share fishing, trapping, hunting or spearing gear with nontribal members and may not permit nontribal members to tend their gear.
No person other than treaty rights participants may assist with or otherwise tend the fishing, trapping, hunting or spearing gear of treaty rights participants.
(c) Tag and permit use.
Tags and permits issued or authorized by the department for use by treaty rights participants may not be transferred to or possessed by nontreaty rights participants unless specifically authorized by this chapter.
(d) Off-reservation land.
Treaty rights participants may not hunt on the following public lands:
School forests, landfills and gravel pits where deer hunting is prohibited and where notice of the prohibition is clearly posted;
Land within incorporated areas except at the time and in the manner that hunting is allowed by the appropriate unit of government;
Any state park except those parks where deer gun or archery is permitted, subject to the provisions of s. NR 13.38
Any other public land on which hunting or shooting is prohibited for public safety purposes.
NR 13.04 History
Cr. Register, February, 1990, No. 410
, eff. 3-1-90; corrections in (1) (a) 16. to 26., 28. to 43., 44. to 60., (2) (a) 8. to 15., (3) (g) to (o), and (4) (a) 2. to 33. made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2001 No. 551
; corrections in (1) (a) 50. and 54., (b) 2. and (4) (a) 12. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register May 2011 No. 665
Exceptions and modifications to s. NR 13.04. NR 13.05(1)(1)
Seasons and bag limits.
Whenever a regulatory provision incorporated by this chapter in s. NR 13.04
refers to a season, possession limit or bag limit, the season, possession limit or bag limit of this chapter supersedes any other administrative code.
The transportation restrictions in s. 29.357 (1)
, Stats., shall apply only to fresh fish. In s. 29.047
, Stats., a tribal identification card may be substituted for a license.
(3) Closed seasons.
For the purpose of s. 29.071
, Stats., and s. NR 19.12
, the state's general closed season is applicable to the removal of fish and game from the reservation on which it has been harvested.
(a) Public nuisances.
, Stats., is applicable only to the extent the articles are possessed or used in violation of this chapter.
(b) Approval necessary.
The restrictions of s. 29.354 (1)
, Stats., are not applicable to treaty rights participants with appropriate tribal identification.
The department may, at its discretion or by agreement with the bands, refer prosecutions of treaty rights participants to the appropriate tribal court. If this is done, tribal penalties shall apply.
(a) Tagging abbreviations.
Whenever any provision of this chapter requires that an item be tagged (except when the tag is furnished by the department), the tag shall include the name, address and tribal affiliation of the treaty rights participant. Members of the Chippewa bands shall use the following initials to indicate tribal affiliation:
(b) Tagging game animals.
In addition to the provisions of s. 29.071
, Stats., and s. NR 19.12
, the following species shall at all times be tagged prior to removal from the reservation:
(7) Tribal government participation.
The department may enter into agreements with the Chippewa bands to establish procedures for the issuance of tags and permits and the registration of animals by the bands, provided:
The department determines that the tribal procedures would be in substantial compliance with this chapter;
The bands agree to record all necessary information as requested by the department; and
The bands agree that all information recorded under par. (b)
shall be available to the department upon request.
(8) Incidental or illegal take.
Any animal taken in violation of this chapter may be turned over to the appropriate Chippewa band. The animal may not be returned to the violator, his or her immediate family or other members of the hunting party.
(9) Admission fees.
Admission fees to department properties are not required of treaty rights participants who are solely involved in hunting, fishing or gathering activities authorized by this chapter.
The department may not charge a fee for issuance of written permission under this chapter. All other charges for approvals, including campground fees, shall be applicable to the treaty rights participant.
(a) Intra-tribal transactions.
The requirements of ss. 29.501
, Stats., are not applicable to legally taken fish and game so long as the transactions involve only treaty rights participants.
(b) Transactions involving nontreaty rights participants.
Treaty rights participants may sell or barter fish and game otherwise subject to s. 29.539
, Stats., only under the following conditions:
All treaty rights participants selling or bartering fish and game shall have a license authorizing sale issued by their respective band. Written records of all individuals who are licensed to sell or barter shall be made available to the department upon request.
All treaty rights participants involved in sale or barter shall keep records of all transactions subject to the following requirements:
The records shall be open to inspection by the department at the place they are retained.
Inspection may take place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. or whenever the business is open.
The records shall be subject to inspection by state and local health officials.
All sellers or barterers shall provide buyers with a bill containing the name of the treaty rights participant and buyer, the date, amount and type of fish or game and the treaty rights participant's tribal sale or barter license number.
The bill shall be a 4-part form furnished by the department. Copies shall be given to the buyer, band and department. The treaty rights participant's copy of the form shall be a record open to inspection.
All carcasses or part thereof shall be tagged, stamped or labeled by the seller or barterer prior to sale or barter indicating the band origin. Whole fish shall be tagged with tags furnished by the department. Fish tags shall remain with the fish until it is consumed, smoked or fileted. Smoked or fileted fish shall be stamped or labeled in the manner provided for smoked lake trout by s. NR 25.16 (2)
Treaty rights participants serving fish or game to nontribal member shall obtain a tribal serving permit and maintain records indicating the source of the fish or game, any tags used on the animal and the ultimate disposition. These records shall be open to the department inspection.
NR 13.05 History
Cr. Register, February, 1990, No. 410
, eff. 3-1-90; corrections made in (2) to (4) (b), (6) (b), and (11) (a), (b) (intro.), and 8. made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2001 No. 551
Subject to the modifications and exceptions of this subchapter, the following provisions are applicable to treaty rights participants:
Section NR 19.06 (1)
pertaining to taking fish from or interfering with any fish net or trap placed or authorized by the department.