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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.
169.25(6) (6)Rules. The department may promulgate rules to establish additional standards, limitations, and requirements for scientific research licenses.
169.25 History History: 2001 a. 56.
169.26 169.26 Nonprofit educational exhibiting license.
169.26(1)(1)Issuance. The department shall issue a nonprofit educational exhibiting license to any nature center, aquarium, or educational institution if the center, aquarium, or institution is a nonstock, nonprofit corporation described under section 501 (c) (3) or (4) of the Internal Revenue Code and exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code and if the center, aquarium, or institution files a proper application and pays the applicable fee.
169.26(2) (2)Authorization. A nonprofit educational exhibiting license authorizes the person holding the license to do all of the following:
169.26(2)(a) (a) Possess and exhibit live wild animals.
169.26(2)(b) (b) Purchase and propagate live wild animals subject to sub. (3) (a) for the purpose of exhibiting only.
169.26(3) (3)Authorization: restriction; trading.
169.26(3)(a)(a) A person holding a nonprofit educational exhibiting license may purchase or propagate only those species of wild animals that the department specifically authorizes on the license.
169.26(3)(b) (b) If a person holding a nonprofit educational exhibiting license determines that the person possesses more live wild animals than are necessary for exhibiting purposes, the person may sell the excess wild animals to another person who is not prohibited under this chapter from possessing the wild animals.
169.26(4) (4)Rules. The department may promulgate rules establishing standards, limitations, and requirements for nonprofit educational exhibiting licenses.
169.26 History History: 2001 a. 56.
169.27 169.27 Nonresident temporary exhibiting license.
169.27(1)(1)Issuance. The department shall issue a nonresident temporary exhibiting license to any individual who is a nonresident or to any business organization that is not organized under the laws of this state, if the individual or organization meets the requirement under sub. (2), files a proper application, and pays the applicable fee.
169.27(2) (2)Federal requirement. An applicant for a nonresident temporary exhibiting license shall hold any license or permit that may be required under 7 USC 2131 to 2159 at the time the department issues the applicant the license.
169.27(3) (3)Authorization. A person holding a nonresident temporary exhibiting license may do all of the following:
169.27(3)(a) (a) Possess and exhibit live wild animals at locations designated by the department under the license for the production of motion pictures or television programs or as parts of theatrical acts, carnivals, or other animal attractions or displays.
169.27(3)(b) (b) Move live wild animals in mobile facilities that do not meet the rules for housing under s. 169.39.
169.27(4) (4)Rules. The department may promulgate rules to establish additional standards, limitations, and requirements for nonresident temporary exhibiting licenses.
169.27 History History: 2001 a. 56.
169.29 169.29 Validation licenses.
169.29(1)(1)Eligibility.
169.29(1)(a)(a) Initial validation license. A person to whom all of the following conditions apply is eligible for an initial validation license:
169.29(1)(a)1. 1. The person has a license or permit under s. 29.863, 1999 stats., s. 29.865, 1999 stats., s. 29.867, 1999 stats., s. 29.869, 1999 stats., or s. 29.877, 1999 stats., on April 18, 2002.
169.29(1)(a)2. 2. The licenses available under ss. 169.15 to 169.27 do not permit the continuation of an activity that was allowed under the license or permit under s. 29.863, 1999 stats., s. 29.865, 1999 stats., s. 29.867, 1999 stats., s. 29.869, 1999 stats., or s. 29.877, 1999 stats., on April 18, 2002, at the location where the activity is being conducted on April 18, 2002.
169.29(1)(a)3. 3. The person obtains a license under this chapter for any activity that was allowed under the license or permit under s. 29.863, 1999 stats., s. 29.865, 1999 stats., s. 29.867, 1999 stats., s. 29.869, 1999 stats., or s. 29.877, 1999 stats., on April 18, 2002, and for which a license under ss. 169.15 to 169.27 is available.
169.29(1)(b) (b) Subsequent validation license. A person who meets all of the following conditions is eligible for a subsequent validation license:
169.29(1)(b)1. 1. The person had a license or permit under s. 29.863, 1999 stats., s. 29.865, 1999 stats., s. 29.867, 1999 stats., s. 29.869, 1999 stats., or s. 29.877, 1999 stats., on April 18, 2002.
169.29(1)(b)2. 2. The person obtained a license under ss. 169.15 to 169.27 for an activity that was allowed under the license or permit under s. 29.863, 1999 stats., s. 29.865, 1999 stats., s. 29.867, 1999 stats., s. 29.869, 1999 stats., or s. 29.877, 1999 stats., on April 18, 2002.
169.29(1)(b)3. 3. Rules applicable to licenses available under ss. 169.15 to 169.27 are promulgated so as not to permit the continuation of an activity that was allowed under the license or permit under s. 29.863, 1999 stats., s. 29.865, 1999 stats., s. 29.867, 1999 stats., s. 29.869, 1999 stats., or s. 29.877, 1999 stats., on April 18, 2002, at the location where the activity was conducted on April 18, 2002.
169.29(2) (2)Application.
169.29(2)(a) (a) Initial validation license. An eligible person may apply for an initial validation license no later than December 31, 2003.
169.29(2)(b) (b) Subsequent validation license. An eligible person may apply for a subsequent license no later than 6 months after the promulgation of rules described under sub. (1) (b) 3.
169.29(3) (3)Issuance. The department shall issue a single validation license to any eligible person who files a proper application for the license. The validation license shall apply to all activities described under sub. (4) (a). The department shall specify on the validation license the activities that are permitted under the license. The department shall combine a subsequent validation license with an initial validation license that has been previously issued to the same person.
169.29(4) (4)Authorization; limitations.
169.29(4)(a) (a) Except as provided in pars. (c) to (e) and sub. (5), a validation license authorizes the continuation of all activities that the holder of the validation license is authorized to conduct on April 18, 2002, under a license or permit issued under s. 29.863, 1999 stats., s. 29.865, 1999 stats., s. 29.867, 1999 stats., s. 29.869, 1999 stats., or s. 29.877, 1999 stats., if the holder is actually engaged in those activities on April 18, 2002.
169.29(4)(b) (b) The authorization under par. (a) applies even though the activity is prohibited or limited under this chapter or under the rules promulgated under this chapter.
169.29(4)(c) (c) A validation license does not authorize the rehabilitation of wild animals.
169.29(4)(d) (d) A validation license does not authorize the hunting of pheasants in excess of the number of pheasants stocked.
169.29(4)(e) (e) Unless the holder of a validation license also holds a Class A bird hunting preserve license, a validation license does not authorize 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 a pheasant and quail farm licensed under s. 29.865, 1999 stats., that is located totally or partially within a pheasant management zone that is established by the department for purposes of s. 29.191.
169.29(5) (5)Conditions.
169.29(5)(a) (a) The department shall impose all of the conditions, restrictions and regulations on the validation license that were applicable to the same activity under s. 29.863, 1999 stats., s. 29.865, 1999 stats., s. 29.867, 1999 stats., s. 29.869, 1999 stats., or s. 29.877, 1999 stats., and under any rules promulgated under those sections that were in effect on April 18, 2002.
169.29(5)(b) (b) A validation license is subject to ss. 169.06 (3m), 169.09, 169.11, 169.30, 169.33, 169.34, 169.35, 169.36, 169.37, 169.39, 169.40, 169.42, 169.43, 169.45, and 169.46 and to any applicable provisions under chs. 93 and 95.
169.29(6) (6)Renewal; transferability.
169.29(6)(a) (a) The department shall renew or transfer a validation license upon the same conditions as the original validation license.
169.29(6)(b) (b) The department shall transfer a validation license, or any portion of a validation license, to any person who does all of the following:
169.29(6)(b)1. 1. Acquires the land that is subject to the validation license.
169.29(6)(b)2. 2. Meets the requirements of this section.
169.29(6)(b)3. 3. Applies to the department for transfer of the validation license, or any portion of the validation license, within 3 months after acquiring the land.
169.29(6)(c) (c) If the holder of a validation license fails to renew the license within 45 days after the license's expiration date, the license expires and may never be renewed.
169.29(6)(d) (d) If the land subject to a validation license is transferred and the validation license is not transferred as provided in par. (b), the license expires and may never be renewed.
169.29 History History: 2001 a. 56.
169.30 169.30 Endangered or threatened species. No person may take from the wild, introduce, stock, release into the wild, exhibit, propagate, rehabilitate, hunt, sell, purchase, transfer, or engage in any other activity related to a live wild animal that is an endangered or threatened species unless the person is in compliance with this chapter, the rules promulgated under this chapter, and s. 29.604.
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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 October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)