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169.19 169.19 Bird hunting preserve licenses.
169.19(1)(1)Issuance. The department shall issue a Class A or a Class B bird hunting preserve license to any person who files a proper application and who pays the applicable fee.
169.19(2) (2) Authorization.
169.19(2)(a)(a) A Class A or a Class B bird hunting preserve license authorizes all of the following:
169.19(2)(a)1. 1. Possessing, stocking, propagating, releasing into the wild, selling, and purchasing of live wild birds of the species authorized under par. (b) by the holder of the license.
169.19(2)(a)2. 2. Hunting or taking of released wild birds of those species that have been stocked in the preserve by the holder of the license and other persons authorized by the holder.
169.19(2)(b) (b) The department may authorize any of the following species of live wild birds under a Class A or a Class B bird hunting preserve license:
169.19(2)(b)1. 1. Pheasants of the species Phasianus colchicus or the species Syrmaticus reevesii.
169.19(2)(b)2. 2. Quail that are of the subfamily Odontophorinae.
169.19(2)(b)3. 3. Gray partridge.
169.19(2)(b)4. 4. Chukar partridge.
169.19(2)(b)5. 5. Red-legged partridge.
169.19(2)(b)6. 6. Mallard ducks that are bred in captivity.
169.19(2)(b)7. 7. Wild turkeys, if the wild turkeys are located outside a wild turkey hunting zone established under s. 29.164.
169.19(2)(c) (c) The department shall specify on the license the species of wild birds that the department authorizes under the license.
169.19(3) (3) Regulation of number of birds.
169.19(3)(a) (a) A person holding a bird hunting preserve license may not allow the number of wild birds of a given species in the preserve that are killed or taken in a given year to exceed the number of captive wild birds of that species that have been stocked in the preserve for that license year.
169.19(3)(b) (b) A Class A bird hunting preserve license authorizes the person holding the license to possess any number of the species specified in sub. (2) (b) 2. to 7. and requires the person to stock at least 1,001 adult pheasants in the preserve during the license year.
169.19(3)(c) (c) A Class B bird hunting preserve license authorizes the person holding the license to possess any number of the species specified in sub. (2) (b) 2. to 7. and prohibits the person from stocking more than 1,000 adult pheasants in the preserve. A holder of a Class B bird hunting preserve license possessing pheasants under the license shall stock a minimum of one adult pheasant per 4 acres that are within the boundaries of the licensed preserve during the license year.
169.19(3)(d) (d) A municipality or county may not limit the number of wild birds that are released into the wild under the authority of a bird hunting preserve license.
169.19(4) (4) Requirements for mallard ducks. A person possessing mallard ducks under the authority of a bird hunting preserve license may possess only mallard ducks that are bred in captivity and shall identify them as required under 50 CFR 21.13 (b). The person shall house the mallard ducks in pens that are covered and maintained to prevent free-roaming wild waterfowl from being attracted to the pens with the mallard ducks that are being bred.
169.19(4m) (4m) Restrictions on hen pheasants. A person holding a Class B bird hunting preserve license may not allow the hunting or taking of hen pheasants beginning on December 15 of each year and ending on the following March 31 within the boundaries of the licensed preserve if the preserve is located totally or partially within a pheasant management zone, as established by the department, for purposes of s. 29.191.
169.19(5) (5) Exemption from hunting restrictions.
169.19(5)(a) (a) A person hunting or taking wild birds on a bird hunting preserve that have been stocked on the preserve is exempt from having any approval issued under ch. 29.
169.19(5)(b) (b) Except as provided in par. (c), a person hunting or taking wild birds on a bird hunting preserve that have been stocked on the preserve is exempt from any closed season restrictions, bag limits, or other conditions or restrictions established by the department under s. 29.014 (1) or 29.192.
169.19(5)(c) (c) A person hunting mallard ducks shall comply with rules promulgated by the department under ss. 29.014 and 29.192 governing the hunting of waterfowl.
169.19(6) (6) Rules. The department may promulgate rules to establish additional standards, limitations, and requirements for bird hunting preserve licenses and for bird hunting preserves.
169.19 History History: 2001 a. 56; 2011 a. 32.
169.20 169.20 Dog training licenses.
169.20(1)(1)Bird dog training license.
169.20(1)(a)(a) The department shall issue a bird dog training license to any individual who is at least 10 years of age who files a proper application and pays the applicable fee. If the department issues a bird dog training license to an individual who is under 12 years of age, the individual is subject to the restrictions specified under s. 29.592.
169.20(1)(b) (b) Except as provided in par. (c), a bird dog training license authorizes the holder of the license to purchase, possess, release into the wild, and hunt any of the live captive wild birds specified in s. 169.19 (2) (b) 1. to 6. solely for the purposes of training a dog to retrieve, point, flush, and track game.
169.20(1)(c) (c) The department may restrict the possessing, releasing, and hunting of a species of wild birds specified in par. (b) by persons holding dog training licenses in zones or areas for which the department has by rule imposed special hunting restrictions for that species.
169.20(1)(d) (d) A person training a bird dog in a bird hunting preserve for which the hunting of pheasant, quail, mallard ducks bred in captivity, or partridge has been authorized under a bird hunting preserve license is exempt from holding a bird dog training license to possess, release into the wild, and hunt live captive wild birds for the purposes of training the dog to retrieve, point, flush, and track wild birds.
169.20(2) (2) Hound dog training license.
169.20(2)(a) (a) The department shall issue a hound dog training license to any individual who is at least 10 years of age who files a proper application and pays the applicable fee. If the department issues a hound dog training license to an individual who is under 12 years of age, the individual is subject to the restrictions specified under s. 29.592.
169.20(2)(b) (b) A hound dog training license authorizes the holder of the license to purchase, possess, release into the wild, and hunt any of the following wild animals for the purpose of teaching hound dogs to track game:
169.20(2)(b)1. 1. Live captive rabbit purchased or otherwise acquired from a person holding a captive wild animal farm license.
169.20(2)(b)2. 2. Live captive raccoon.
169.20(2)(b)3. 3. Live captive bear of the species Ursus americanus.
169.20(2)(b)4. 4. Live captive fox.
169.20(2)(b)5. 5. Live captive coyote.
169.20(2)(b)6. 6. Live captive bobcat.
169.20(3) (3) Dog club training license.
169.20(3)(a) (a) The department may issue a dog club training license to an organization that meets the conditions established by the department by rule for dog club training licenses, that files a proper application and that pays the applicable fee.
169.20(3)(b) (b) A dog club training license authorizes the club or its members to purchase, possess, release into the wild, and hunt species of live captive wild animals that are authorized by the department on property owned or leased by the club for the purpose of teaching a bird dog or hound dog to retrieve, point, flush, or track game.
169.20(4) (4) Rules. The department may promulgate rules to establish additional standards, limitations, and requirements for licenses issued under this section. The rules may include standards that provide adequate protection for the wild animals that are authorized under a dog training license. The department shall issue a license to an applicant based on the rules in effect under this subsection on the date of the application and may not delay the issuance of a license pending promulgation of additional, modified, or new rules.
169.20(5) (5) Restrictions.
169.20(5)(a)(a) No person may sell wild animals under a license issued under this section, but a person holding a bird dog training license who has been contracted to train a dog may charge for the wild birds used in the training.
169.20(5)(b) (b) A license under this section does not authorize organized competitive field events.
169.20 History History: 2001 a. 56; 2003 a. 239; 2009 a. 39.
169.20 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 17, Wis. adm. code.
169.21 169.21 Dog trial licenses.
169.21(1)(1)Bird dog trial license.
169.21(1)(a) (a) The department shall issue a bird dog trial license to any person who files a proper application and who pays the applicable fee.
169.21(1)(b) (b) A bird dog trial license authorizes the holder of the license to purchase, possess, release into the wild, and hunt any live captive wild bird for any organized competitive field event that involves sporting dog breeds and that is sanctioned, licensed, or recognized by a local, state, regional, or national dog organization.
169.21(2) (2) Hound dog trial license.
169.21(2)(a)(a) The department shall issue a hound dog trial license to any person who files a proper application and who pays the applicable fee.
169.21(2)(b) (b) A hound dog trial license authorizes the holder of the license to purchase, possess, release into the wild, and hunt live captive raccoon, live captive rabbit, live captive fox, live captive coyote, live captive bobcat, and live captive bear of the species Ursus americanus for any organized competitive field event that involves sporting dog breeds and that is sanctioned, licensed, or recognized by a local, state, regional, or national dog organization.
169.21(3) (3) Rules. The department may promulgate rules to establish additional standards, limitations, and requirements for licenses issued under this section. The rules may include standards that provide adequate protection for the wild animals that are authorized under a dog trial license. The department shall issue a license to an applicant based on the rules in effect under this subsection on the date of the application and may not delay the issuance of a license pending promulgation of additional, modified, or new rules.
169.21 History History: 2001 a. 56; 2003 a. 239.
169.21 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 17, Wis. adm. code.
169.23 169.23 Stocking license.
169.23(1)(1)Issuance. The department may issue stocking licenses. If the department issues stocking licenses, it shall issue a stocking license to any person who files a proper application and who pays the applicable fee.
169.23(2) (2) Authorization. A stocking license authorizes the holder of the license to purchase, possess, introduce, or stock wild animals.
169.23(3) (3) Rules. The department may promulgate rules to establish additional standards, limitations, and requirements for stocking licenses. The rules may include the species of wild animals that may be introduced or stocked and the locations at which those species of wild animals may be introduced or stocked.
169.23 History History: 2001 a. 56.
169.24 169.24 Rehabilitation license.
169.24(1)(1)Issuance. The department shall issue a rehabilitation license to rehabilitate wild animals to any individual who is at least 18 years of age, who meets the qualifications under rules promulgated under sub. (2), and who files a proper application.
169.24(2) (2) Qualifications; rules. The department shall promulgate rules to establish the qualifications required to obtain a rehabilitation license, the types of activities authorized by a rehabilitation license and the standards, limitations, and requirements for rehabilitation licenses. The department may promulgate rules to establish standards for exempting an individual from any of these rules or from any provisions under this chapter.
169.24 History History: 2001 a. 56.
169.25 169.25 Scientific research license.
169.25(1)(1)Issuance.
169.25(1)(a)(a) The department shall issue a scientific research license to any person who is engaged in a study or in research that the department determines will lead to increased, useful scientific knowledge and who files a proper application and who pays the applicable fee.
169.25(1)(b) (b) The department may also require the person to submit with the license application a copy of any of the following:
169.25(1)(b)1. 1. The person's study plan or research proposal.
169.25(1)(b)2. 2. An approval received by the person under 9 CFR 2.31.
169.25(2) (2) Authorization. A scientific research license authorizes the holder of the license to take from the wild, possess, kill, or propagate the species of native wild animals that the department authorizes under the license.
169.25(3) (3) Scope of license; contents. A scientific research license shall contain the holder's name and address, the date of issuance, and all of the following conditions or limitations:
169.25(3)(a) (a) The specific purposes for which it is issued.
169.25(3)(b) (b) The species of wild animals and the number of each species to be studied.
169.25(3)(c) (c) The locations from where the wild animals will be taken.
169.25(3)(d) (d) The locations at which the wild animals will be kept and studied.
169.25(3)(e) (e) The periods of time in which the wild animals may be studied.
169.25(3)(f) (f) Any other conditions or limitations that the department considers reasonable.
169.25(4) (4) Equipment. A scientific research license may authorize the use of net guns, tranquilizer guns and other equipment or supplies for activities related to scientific research or study.
169.25(5) (5) Title to; transfer and disposal of wild animals.
169.25(5)(a) (a) A person holding a scientific research license may not transfer any wild animal or its carcass held under the authority of the license unless the purpose of the transfer is to trade the wild animals for other animals for scientific research or classroom demonstrations and the transfer is specifically authorized by the department at the time of the transfer.
169.25(5)(b) (b) A person holding a scientific research license shall release or dispose of a live wild animal possessed under the authority of the license, or its carcass, only in the manner specifically authorized by the department.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on August 19, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 19, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-19-19)