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29.194(1)(d)1.1. In this paragraph, “ terminally ill” means that an individual has been certified by a physician as having an illness or physical condition that can reasonably be expected to result in death.
29.194(1)(d)2. 2. The department shall treat an individual as a resident for purposes of determining the person's eligibility for a hunting or fishing approval under this chapter, except for a conservation patron license issued under s. 29.235 (3m), if the individual presents proof that he or she is terminally ill and is participating in a hunting-related or fishing-related event sponsored by a charitable organization that is described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that is exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
29.194(1)(d)3. 3. An individual under subd. 2. or a resident who presents the same proof as required under subd. 2. is not required to pay any fee imposed for a hunting or fishing approval, including any issuing, handling, or processing fee or any wildlife damage surcharge.
29.194(2) (2) Resident armed forces fishing license. An annual fishing license shall be issued by the department to any member of the U.S. armed forces applying for this license who exhibits proof that he or she is in active service with the armed forces and that he or she is a resident on furlough or leave.
29.194(3) (3) Resident armed forces small game hunting license. A small game hunting license shall be issued by the department to any member of the U.S. armed forces applying for this license who exhibits proof that he or she is in active service with the armed forces and that he or she is a resident on furlough or leave.
29.194 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. NR 19.001, Wis. adm. code.
29.1945 29.1945 Approvals for veterans and military members.
29.1945(1)(1)In this section, “war period" means any of the following:
29.1945(1)(a) (a) A period between September 11, 2001, and the ending date of Operation Enduring Freedom or an operation that is a successor to Operation Enduring Freedom, as established by the department of veterans affairs by rule.
29.1945(1)(b) (b) A period between March 19, 2003, and the ending date of Operation Iraqi Freedom or an operation that is a successor to Operation Iraqi Freedom, as established by the department of veterans affairs by rule.
29.1945(2) (2)The department of veterans affairs shall issue a voucher for a hunting or fishing license to each person who applies for the voucher and who is a qualified veteran. The voucher entitles a qualified veteran receiving the voucher to the waiver of the fee, including the issuing fee, and any applicable surcharge imposed under s. 29.563 (13) (a) for a single hunting or fishing license. The license may be a resident small game hunting license, a resident deer hunting license, a resident archer hunting license, or a resident annual fishing license. To qualify for the fee waiver, the qualified veteran must submit the voucher to the department of natural resources within 365 days after the date on which the qualified veteran is discharged or released. A voucher may not be presented to a person who is subject to an appointment or a contract as authorized under s. 29.024 (6) (a) 2. to 4. but must be submitted directly to the department of natural resources. Upon receiving the voucher, the department of natural resources shall waive the fees and any applicable surcharge and issue the license. On an annual basis, the department of veterans affairs shall pay to the department of natural resources an amount that equals the total of fees and surcharges that have been waived by the department of natural resources under this subsection.
29.1945(3) (3)
29.1945(3)(a)(a) For purposes of this section, a qualified veteran is a resident who is one of the following:
29.1945(3)(a)1. 1. A veteran, as defined in s. 45.01 (12) (a) to (f), who served in a war period.
29.1945(3)(a)2. 2. A member of a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces or of the national guard, as defined in 32 USC 101 (3), who has served in a war period and who has served under honorable conditions for at least one year beginning on the member's date of enlistment in a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces or in the national guard.
29.1945(3)(a)3. 3. A person who served in a war period who was discharged from a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces or from the national guard, as defined in 32 USC 101 (3), if that discharge was an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.
29.1945(3)(b) (b) For purposes of this section, the department of veterans affairs shall establish a procedure for determining who qualifies as a veteran. Before issuing a license, the department of natural resources shall request the department of veterans affairs to verify whether the applicant is a qualified veteran. If the department of veterans affairs verifies that the applicant for a license is a qualified veteran, the department of natural resources shall issue the license without charging a fee.
29.1945 History History: 2013 a. 20.
29.195 29.195 Disabled veterans, Great Lakes Naval Hospital. Notwithstanding any other statute, any disabled veteran who is a patient at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Illinois, may hunt pheasant in this state in Columbia County on any one day in November in each year, the day to be specified by the administrator of the hospital to the department, without obtaining a resident or nonresident hunting license under this chapter.
29.195 History History: 1971 c. 127; 1973 c. 243 s. 81; 1997 a. 248 s. 281; Stats. 1997 s. 29.195.
29.197 29.197 Waivers of certain approvals.
29.197(1)(1)Definition. In this section “recreational activity" means hunting, fishing or trapping for sport.
29.197(2) (2) Waiver. For a special event or program that involves a recreational activity and that is sponsored or approved by the department, the department may waive the requirement that persons have approvals required under this chapter, and pay the applicable fees, for the recreational activity if the department finds that all of the following apply:
29.197(2)(a) (a) The special event or program will provide education in or appreciation of the recreational activity.
29.197(2)(b) (b) The waiver of the approval requirement will not result in a substantial loss of revenue to the department as determined by rule by the department.
29.197(3) (3) Weekend events. In addition to any special event or program sponsored under sub. (2), the department shall, by rule, designate 2 special event weekends per year during which it shall waive the requirement that persons be issued fishing licenses and pay the applicable fees in order to fish in the waters of this state. The department shall designate the 3rd full weekend in January as one of the special event weekends. The department shall, by rule, designate to which inland or outlying waters these waivers shall apply.
29.197(4) (4) Publicizing. The department shall, in cooperation with and with the assistance of the department of tourism, publicize the special events and programs sponsored or approved under this section.
29.197(5) (5) Conditions; limitations. For a recreational activity that is the subject of the special event or program under this section, the department may waive conditions, limitations or restrictions required under this chapter or may establish reasonable conditions, limitations or restrictions that are in addition to those required under this chapter.
29.197(6) (6) Limitations on participants.
29.197(6)(a) (a) Persons who fish, hunt or trap in events or programs under this section may not sell, trade or barter the wild animals taken during the event or program. These persons are subject to all other conditions, limitations and restrictions required under this chapter except those waived.
29.197(6)(b) (b) Persons who help or assist in conducting a special event or program, who are not employees of the department, and who are engaged in the recreational activity, are not exempt from possessing the approvals required under this chapter for the recreational activity.
29.197(7) (7) Exclusion. No person who holds a commercial fishing license issued under s. 29.519 may fish in an event or program under this section.
29.197(8) (8) Requests for waivers. Any person conducting a special event or program that involves a recreational activity for which an approval is required under this chapter may request a waiver of the approval requirement from the department. A denial of a waiver request is not subject to review under ch. 227.
29.197 History History: 1985 a. 326; 1993 a. 182, 217, 491; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 195; 1997 a. 248 ss. 368 to 374; Stats. 1997 s. 29.197; 1999 a. 32; 2011 a. 168.
29.197 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s.s NR 19.025 and 20.25, Wis. adm. code.
29.199 29.199 Authorizations for certain patients and institutionalized persons to fish. The department shall issue an authorization without charge to a county hospital, state or federal mental hospital, state correctional institution or nonprofit institution located in this state for rehabilitation purposes upon request of the superintendent of the institution. The authorization permits a resident of the hospital or institution who is supervised by an employee of the hospital or institution to fish for fish subject to all other provisions of law.
29.199 History History: 1993 a. 16; 1997 a. 248 s. 375; Stats. 1997 s. 29.199.
29.201 29.201 Waiver of fishing license requirement for groups of disabled persons. The department may exempt from the requirement of having fishing licenses groups of persons who are developmentally or physically disabled and who are participating in fishing excursions conducted by nonprofit organizations. The department need not promulgate as rules under ch. 227, the exemptions authorized under this section.
29.201 History History: 1993 a. 324; 1995 a. 225; 1997 a. 248 s. 376; Stats. 1997 s. 29.201.
29.204 29.204 Nonresident annual small game hunting license.
29.204(1)(1)A nonresident annual small game hunting license shall be issued subject to s. 29.024 by the department to any nonresident applying for this license. The nonresident annual small game hunting license authorizes the hunting of small game during the appropriate open season but does not authorize the hunting of deer, elk, bear, wild turkey, or fur-bearing animals.
29.204(2) (2)A nonresident annual small game hunting license authorizes hunting with a firearm, airgun, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
29.204 History History: 1983 a. 27; 1991 a. 39; 1997 a. 27; 1997 a. 248 s. 270; Stats. 1997 s. 29.204; 2001 a. 109; 2009 a. 119; 2011 a. 252.
29.204 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. NR 10.12 and 10.125, Wis. adm. code.
29.207 29.207 Nonresident 5-day small game hunting license.
29.207(1)(1)A nonresident 5-day small game hunting license shall be issued subject to s. 29.024 by the department to any nonresident applying for this license. The nonresident 5-day small game hunting license authorizes the hunting of small game for which there is an open season during the 5-day period for which it is issued but does not authorize the hunting of deer, elk, bear, wild turkey, or fur-bearing animals.
29.207(2) (2)A nonresident 5-day small game hunting license authorizes hunting with a firearm, airgun, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
29.207 History History: 1983 a. 27; 1991 a. 39; 1997 a. 27; 1997 a. 248 s. 271; Stats. 1997 s. 29.207; 2001 a. 109; 2009 a. 119; 2011 a. 252.
29.211 29.211 Nonresident deer hunting license.
29.211(1)(1)Issuance. A nonresident deer hunting license shall be issued subject to s. 29.024 by the department to any nonresident applying for this license.
29.211(2) (2) Authorization. A nonresident deer hunting license authorizes the hunting of deer with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
29.211 History History: 1983 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 1997 a. 248 ss. 272 to 275; Stats. 1997 s. 29.211; 2011 a. 252; 2015 a. 89, 222; 2017 a. 59.
29.211 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 10, Wis. adm. code.
29.213 29.213 Nonresident fur-bearing animal hunting license.
29.213(1)(1)A nonresident fur-bearing animal hunting license shall be issued subject to s. 29.024 by the department to any nonresident applying for this license. The nonresident fur-bearing animal hunting license authorizes the hunting of skunk, raccoon, fox, weasel, opossum, coyote, bobcat and cougar during the appropriate open season but does not authorize the hunting of other fur-bearing animals, other small game, deer, elk, or bear.
29.213(2) (2)A nonresident fur-bearing animal hunting license authorizes hunting with a firearm, airgun, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
29.213 History History: 1983 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 1997 a. 248 s. 276; Stats. 1997 s. 29.213; 2001 a. 109; 2009 a. 119; 2011 a. 252.
29.216 29.216 Nonresident archer hunting license.
29.216(1)(1)Issuance. A nonresident archer hunting license shall be issued subject to s. 29.024 by the department to any nonresident applying for this license.
29.216(2) (2) Authorization. The nonresident archer hunting license authorizes the hunting of all game, except bear, elk, wild turkey, and fur-bearing animals, during the open season for the hunting of that game with a bow and arrow.
29.217 29.217 Nonresident crossbow hunting license.
29.217(1)(1)Issuance. A nonresident crossbow hunting license shall be issued subject to s. 29.024 by the department to any nonresident applying for this license.
29.217(2) (2) Authorization. The nonresident crossbow hunting license authorizes the hunting of all game, except bear, elk, wild turkey, and fur-bearing animals, during the open season for the hunting of that game with a crossbow.
29.217 History History: 2013 a. 61; 2015 a. 89; 2015 a. 222; 2017 a. 59.
29.219 29.219 Resident fishing licenses.
29.219(1)(1)Fishing license requirement; exceptions.
29.219(1)(a) (a) Requirement. Except as specifically provided otherwise by another section of this chapter, no resident may fish in the waters of this state unless the person has a valid resident fishing license or unless the person has a valid approval which authorizes fishing or entitles the holder to the rights and privileges of a fishing license.
29.219(1)(b) (b) Exception; residents under 16 years of age and certain senior citizens.
29.219(1)(b)1.1. No fishing license is required for any resident under the age of 16 years to fish for fish subject to all other provisions of law.
29.219(1)(b)2. 2. No fishing license is required for any resident born before January 1, 1927, to fish subject to all other provisions of law.
29.219(1)(c) (c) Exception; residents using nets for nongame fish. No fishing license is required for any resident to set, place or use any landing net, dip net, minnow seine or minnow dip net in order to fish for fish other than game fish.
29.219(1)(d) (d) Exception; fishing in private ponds. No fishing license is required for a resident to fish in a pond that is a self-contained body of water and that is located entirely on private property owned by a person who gives permission to the resident to fish in the pond.
29.219(2) (2) Annual fishing license.
29.219(2)(a)(a) The department shall issue a resident annual fishing license, subject to s. 29.024, to any resident who applies for this license.
29.219(2)(b) (b) A resident annual fishing license issued to any resident who is 16 or 17 years of age shall be issued at the reduced fee under s. 29.563 (3) (a) 4.
29.219(2)(c) (c) A resident annual fishing license issued to any resident who is a member of a Wisconsin veterans home under s. 45.50 shall be issued at no charge.
29.219(2)(d) (d) A resident annual fishing license issued to any resident who holds a one-day fishing license under sub. (2m) that is valid during the same year for which the resident applies for a resident annual fishing license shall be issued at the reduced fee under s. 29.563 (3r).
29.219(2m) (2m) One-day fishing license. The department shall issue a resident one-day fishing license, subject to s. 29.024, to any resident who applies for this license.
29.219(3) (3) Two-day sports fishing license.
29.219(3)(a) (a) Issuance. The department shall issue a resident 2-day sports fishing license, subject to s. 29.024, to any resident who applies for this license.
29.219(3)(b) (b) Authorization. Unless otherwise specifically prohibited, a resident 2-day sports fishing license only authorizes fishing in outlying trout and salmon waters, as defined in s. 29.2285 (2) (a).
29.219(3)(c) (c) Use of fees. The department shall deposit receipts from the sale of resident 2-day sports fishing licenses under this subsection in the conservation fund. The department shall credit 50 percent of these receipts to the appropriation under s. 20.370 (1) (ku).
29.219(3m) (3m) Two-day inland lake trout fishing license.
29.219(3m)(a) (a) Issuance. The department shall issue a 2-day inland lake trout fishing license, subject to s. 29.024, to any resident who applies for this license.
29.219(3m)(b) (b) Authorization. Unless otherwise specifically prohibited, a 2-day inland lake trout fishing license only authorizes fishing for lake trout in inland lakes.
29.219(3m)(c) (c) Use of fees. The department shall deposit receipts from the sale of 2-day inland lake trout fishing licenses under this subsection in the conservation fund. The department shall credit 50 percent of these receipts to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (1) (kv).
29.219(4) (4) Husband and wife resident licenses. A combined husband and wife resident fishing license shall be issued subject to s. 29.024 by the department to residents applying for this license. This license confers upon both husband and wife the privileges of resident fishing licenses.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 5 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on April 21, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-1-19)