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29.045 29.045 Interstate license privileges.
29.045(1)(1)Fishing privileges. If the state of Michigan, Minnesota or Iowa confers upon the fishing licensees of this state reciprocal rights, privileges and immunities, a fishing license issued by the other state entitles the licensee to the rights, privileges and immunities, in and upon the boundary waters between the states, of the holder of an equivalent license issued by this state, but subject to the duties, responsibilities and liabilities imposed on its own licensees by this state.
29.045(2) (2) Commercial clamming privileges. If the state of Michigan, Minnesota or Iowa confers upon the commercial clamming licensees of this state reciprocal rights, privileges and immunities, any commercial clamming license issued by the other state entitles the licensee to the rights, privileges and immunities, in and upon the boundary waters between Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa and this state, of the holder of an equivalent license issued by this state, but subject to the duties, responsibilities and liabilities imposed on licensees by this state.
29.045 History History: 1985 a. 289; 1997 a. 248 s. 377; Stats. 1997 s. 29.045.
29.045 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. NR 21, 22, and 23 and ss. NR 20.38 and 24.05, Wis. adm. code.
29.047 29.047 Interstate transportation of game.
29.047(1)(1)
29.047(1)(a) (a) In this section:
29.047(1)(a)2. 2. “Game" means any wild animal, wild bird or game fish.
29.047(1)(a)3. 3. “Indian land" means all land within the exterior boundaries of an Indian reservation in this state and all other land in this state that is held in trust for an Indian tribe or for a member of an Indian tribe.
29.047(1)(a)4. 4. “Indian tribe" means a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band.
29.047(1)(a)5. 5. “Transport" includes to cause to be transported, to deliver or offer to deliver for transportation and to receive or offer to receive for transportation.
29.047(1)(b)1.1. No person in this state may transport into or through this state any game, or its carcass, from any other state in violation of any law of the other state.
29.047(1)(b)2. 2. No member of an Indian tribe may transport into or through this state any game, or its carcass, from the Indian land of that Indian tribe in violation of the law of that Indian tribe.
29.047(1)(c) (c) No person in this state may transport, possess or control in this state any game, or its carcass, that was taken in another state in violation of any restriction on open and closed seasons established under this chapter or of any bag, possession or size limit established under this chapter unless all of the following apply:
29.047(1)(c)1. 1. The game was lawfully taken in and lawfully transported from the other state.
29.047(1)(c)2. 2. The person holds a license issued by the other state that authorized the person to transport, possess or control the game or its carcass.
29.047(1)(c)3. 3. If the game is a cervid the person transports, possesses, delivers, receives, or controls the carcass of the cervid in compliance with rules promulgated by the department.
29.047(1)(c)4. 4. If the game is a member of a species that the department requires a person holding an approval under this chapter to tag before transporting, the game bears a tag on which is printed, in a manner that cannot be modified or erased, the name of the department or, if the tag was issued by another state, the name of the other state's agency that issued the tag. A tag issued under this subdivision by another state is not valid unless the other state, at the time of issuance, recorded the name and address of the person to whom the tag was issued.
29.047(1)(d) (d) No member of an Indian tribe may transport, possess, or control off of the Indian land of that Indian tribe any game, or its carcass, that was taken on that Indian land in violation of any restriction on open and closed seasons established under this chapter or of any bag, possession, or size limit established under this chapter unless all of the following apply:
29.047(1)(d)1. 1. The game was taken on and transported from the Indian land in accordance with the laws of the Indian tribe.
29.047(1)(d)1m. 1m. The member of the Indian tribe holds a license, permit, or other authorization issued by the member's Indian tribe that allows the Indian tribe member to transport, possess, or control the game or its carcass on the Indian land of the member's Indian tribe or holds a tribal membership card or other document that demonstrates proof of membership in that Indian tribe.
29.047(1)(d)2. 2. If the game is a member of a species that the department requires a person holding an approval under this chapter to tag before transporting, the game bears a tag on which is printed, in a manner that cannot be modified or erased, the name of the department or, if the tag was issued by an Indian tribe, the name of the Indian tribe. A tag issued under this paragraph by an Indian tribe is not valid unless the Indian tribe, at the time of issuance, recorded the name and address of the person to whom the tag was issued.
29.047(1k) (1k)
29.047(1k)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), no person may remove a required tag attached under sub. (1) (c) 4. or (d) 2. from a carcass until the time of butchering, but the person who killed or obtained the game shall retain all required tags until the meat is consumed.
29.047(1k)(b) (b) No person may remove a required tag attached under sub. (1) (c) 4. or (d) 2. from the carcass of a fur-bearing animal until the carcass is prepared for preservation, mounting, or tanning.
29.047(1k)(c) (c) A person who retains a tag under par. (a) or (b) may give the carcass or any part of the carcass to another person. The person who receives the gift of the carcass or part of the carcass is not required to possess a tag.
29.047(1m) (1m)Unless prohibited by the laws of an adjoining state or a rule promulgated by the department under s. 29.063 (3) or (4), any person who has lawfully killed a cervid in this state may take the cervid or its carcass into the adjoining state and ship the cervid or carcass from any point in the adjoining state to any point in this state.
29.047(2) (2)Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following:
29.047(2)(a) (a) A person who has a valid taxidermist permit and who, in compliance with rules promulgated by the department under s. 29.063 (3) or (4), possesses, transports, causes to be transported, delivers or receives, or offers to deliver or receive, a wild animal carcass in connection with his or her business.
29.047(2)(b) (b) The possession, transportation, delivery or receipt of farm-raised deer, farm-raised game birds, farm-raised fish, or wild animals that are subject to regulation under ch. 169.
29.047 History History: 1985 a. 29; 1991 a. 269, 316; 1995 a. 79; 1997 a. 27; 1997 a. 248 ss. 95, 96, 518 to 521; Stats. 1997 s. 29.047; 2001 a. 56, 109; 2005 a. 286; 2013 a. 85.
29.053 29.053 Specific open and closed seasons.
29.053(1)(1)All fishing seasons on inland waters shall open on a Saturday.
29.053(2) (2)The department may exercise its authority under s. 29.014 with reference to the state as a whole, or for any specified county or part of a county, or for any lake or stream or part of a lake or stream.
29.053(2)(a) (a) The department may establish a fishing season on specified bodies of water in certain urban areas, as determined by rule by the department, that allows fishing only by persons who are under 16 years old or who are disabled and can produce the evidence specified in s. 29.193 (3) (a), (b) or (c), subject to all of the following conditions:
29.053(2)(a)1. 1. The department may not designate a body of water under this subsection that is 25 acres or greater in area.
29.053(2)(a)2. 2. The department may not designate a body of water under this subsection without the written agreement of each private owner of shoreline and of each city, village, town, county, federal agency or other state agency that owns shoreline.
29.053(2)(a)3. 3. The department shall post notice of the restricted fishing season at each designated body of water.
29.053(2)(b) (b) Section 227.16 (2) (e) does not apply to a rule promulgated under this subsection and, when the department proposes to add a body of water to or delete a body of water from a rule under this subsection, the department shall hold a hearing, as required under s. 227.16 (1), either in the county in which the body of water is located or within 50 miles of the body of water.
29.053(3) (3)The department may modify any requirement of this chapter or rules promulgated under it, establish special seasons, authorize the use of special equipment or take any other action in order to provide additional hunting and fishing opportunities for persons who are physically disabled or visually handicapped. The department may limit the number of persons involved, except that if the department establishes a special season for hunting deer with firearms for persons who are physically disabled, the season shall be open to persons who have been issued a Class D permit under s. 29.193 (2).
29.053 History History: 1997 a. 248 ss. 112, 384, 388 to 392; 1999 a. 32; 2011 a. 168.
29.053 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. NR 10.01, 10.40, 19.01, and 20.33, Wis. adm. code.
29.055 29.055 Wild animals; possession in closed season or in excess of bag limit. Except as expressly provided in this chapter, no person may have in the person's possession or under the person's control, or have in storage, any wild animal or carcass that was taken during the closed season for that wild animal or that is in excess of the bag or possession limit or contrary to the size limits for that wild animal. The open and closed seasons and the bag, possession and size limits of the state, province or country in which a wild animal was taken shall apply to the wild animal or the carcass if it was lawfully killed outside of this state. This section does not apply to farm-raised deer, farm-raised fish, farm-raised game birds, or wild animals that are subject to regulation under ch. 169.
29.055 History History: 1975 c. 360, 421; 1993 a. 410; 1997 a. 248 s. 502; Stats. 1997 s. 29.055; 2001 a. 56.
29.057 29.057 Wild animals; possession in open season. It is unlawful to possess or control at any time a protected wild animal or the carcass of any protected wild animal showing that it was taken during the closed season for the protected wild animal. This section does not apply to farm-raised deer, farm-raised fish, farm-raised game birds, or wild animals that are subject to regulation under ch. 169.
29.057 History History: 1997 a. 248 s. 503; Stats. 1997 s. 29.057; 2001 a. 56.
29.059 29.059 Reports of hunters. Each person to whom a hunting or trapping license has been issued shall, upon request by the department, report to the department, on forms furnished by it, the number of the person's license, the number and kind of each animal taken by the licensee and other information that the department requires.
29.059 History History: 1991 a. 316; 1997 a. 248 s. 282; Stats. 1997 s. 29.059.
29.063 29.063 Management of chronic wasting disease.
29.063(1)(1)The department may manage, and provide funding to conduct testing for, chronic wasting disease in cervids.
29.063(2) (2)If the department designates an area as a chronic wasting disease eradication zone, the department shall provide notice and information to the public that is adequate to inform the public prior to the commencement of hunting that hunting of cervids to control the spread of the disease will occur in that zone.
29.063(3) (3)To control chronic wasting disease, the department may promulgate rules regulating the transportation, possession, control, storage, or disposal of the carcass of a cervid in this state, except that the rules may not apply to any of the following:
29.063(3)(a) (a) Meat that is cut and wrapped, either commercially or privately.
29.063(3)(b) (b) Quarters or other portions of meat to which no part of the spinal column or head is attached.
29.063(3)(c) (c) Meat that has been deboned.
29.063(3)(d) (d) Hides with no heads attached.
29.063(3)(e) (e) Finished taxidermy heads.
29.063(3)(f) (f) Antlers with no meat or tissue attached.
29.063(3)(g) (g) Skulls with antlers attached and with no meat or tissue attached.
29.063(3)(h) (h) Upper canine teeth.
29.063(4) (4)The department may promulgate rules prohibiting the transportation of the carcass of a cervid from another state or country in which chronic wasting disease has been confirmed in a cervid, except that the rules may not apply to any of the following:
29.063(4)(a) (a) Meat that is cut and wrapped, either commercially or privately.
29.063(4)(b) (b) Quarters or other portions of meat to which no part of the spinal column or head is attached.
29.063(4)(c) (c) Meat that has been deboned.
29.063(4)(d) (d) Hides with no heads attached.
29.063(4)(e) (e) Finished taxidermy heads.
29.063(4)(f) (f) Antlers with no meat or tissue attached.
29.063(4)(g) (g) Skulls with antlers attached and with no meat or tissue attached.
29.063(4)(h) (h) Upper canine teeth.
29.063(5) (5)The department may exempt deer hunters from obtaining a license under this chapter for the hunting of deer in an area that the department has designated by rule as a chronic wasting disease control zone. Deer hunters that are exempted under this subsection shall be at least 10 years of age, except that a person born on or after January 1, 1973, may not hunt deer under this subsection unless he or she complies with ss. 29.304 and 29.593. A deer hunter exempted under this subsection who is under 12 years of age is subject to the restrictions specified under s. 29.592. The department shall by rule establish eligibility criteria and application procedures for receipt of an exemption under this subsection, including a method for obtaining a permit to hunt deer without a license under this subsection.
29.063(6) (6)
29.063(6)(a)(a) In this subsection:
29.063(6)(a)1. 1. “Landfill" means a solid waste facility, as defined in s. 289.01 (35), for solid waste disposal, as defined in s. 289.01 (34), licensed under s. 289.31.
29.063(6)(a)2. 2. “Meat processing facility" means a plant or premises where animals are slaughtered for human consumption, or where meat or meat products are processed, but does not include rendering plants.
29.063(6)(a)3. 3. “Wastewater treatment facility" means a plant or premises used to treat industrial wastewater or domestic wastewater or any combination of industrial wastewater and domestic wastewater and permitted pursuant to ch. 283.
29.063(6)(b) (b) Subject to par. (c), the department or the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection may enter into agreements with persons who own or operate landfills, meat processing facilities, or wastewater treatment facilities in which this state agrees to indemnify those persons and their employees, officers, and agents against liability for damage to persons, property, or the environment resulting from the processing or disposal of carcasses of cervids and farm-raised deer that have chronic wasting disease.
29.063(6)(c) (c) The department or the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection may enter into an agreement under par. (b) only if all of the following apply:
29.063(6)(c)1. 1. The governor approves the agreement.
29.063(6)(c)2. 2. The agreement specifies a method for determining whether the landfill, meat processing facility, or wastewater treatment facility is liable for damage described in par. (b).
29.063(6)(c)3. 3. The agreement requires the landfill, meat processing facility, or wastewater treatment facility to notify the department that entered into the agreement and the attorney general when a claim or lawsuit to which the agreement may apply is filed.
29.063(6)(c)4. 4. The agreement authorizes the attorney general to intervene on behalf of the landfill, meat processing facility, or wastewater treatment facility and this state in any lawsuit to which the agreement may apply.
29.063(6)(c)5. 5. The agreement requires the owner or operator of the landfill, meat processing facility, or wastewater treatment facility to minimize risks related to processing or disposal of carcasses of cervids and farm-raised deer that have chronic wasting disease.
29.063(6)(c)6. 6. The agreement authorizes the department that entered into the agreement to require the owner or operator of the landfill, meat processing facility, or wastewater treatment facility to operate in a manner specified in writing by that department to minimize risks related to processing or disposal of carcasses of cervids and farm-raised deer that have chronic wasting disease.
29.063(6)(d) (d) This subsection and any agreement entered into under par. (b) may not be construed as consent to sue this state.
29.063(6)(e) (e) If a claim is filed under an agreement under par. (b), the department that entered into the agreement shall review the claim to determine whether it is valid. A valid claim shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (1) (hc).
29.063 History History: 2001 a. 108; 2005 a. 286; 2009 a. 39.
29.071 29.071 Wildlife on Indian reservations protected. No person may remove or take from any Indian reservation the carcass of any protected wild animal during the closed season for the wild animal except as authorized by the department under this chapter or ch. 169.
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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)