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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.
29.228 29.228 Nonresident fishing licenses.
29.228(1)(1)Fishing license requirement; exceptions.
29.228(1)(a) (a) Requirement. Except as otherwise specifically provided under this chapter, no nonresident may fish in the waters of this state unless the person has a nonresident fishing license.
29.228(1)(b) (b) Exception; nonresidents under 16 years of age. No fishing license is required for a nonresident under the age of 16 years to fish with a hook and line or a rod and reel for fish of any variety, subject to all other conditions, limitations and restrictions prescribed in this chapter.
29.228(1)(c) (c) Exception; nonresident obtaining bait. No separate or other fishing license is required for a nonresident who is issued a valid nonresident fishing license to take minnows for bait or smelt for food under the same conditions and rules governing residents but minnows or smelt taken by a nonresident may not be sold, traded or bartered in any manner.
29.228(1)(d) (d) Exception; fishing in private ponds. No fishing license is required for a nonresident 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 nonresident to fish in the pond.
29.228(2) (2) Annual fishing license.
29.228(2)(a)(a) The department shall issue a nonresident annual fishing license, subject to s. 29.024, to any nonresident who applies for this license.
29.228(2)(b) (b) A nonresident annual fishing license issued to any nonresident who holds a one-day fishing license under sub. (4m) that is valid during the same year for which the nonresident applies for a nonresident annual fishing license shall be issued at the reduced fee under s. 29.563 (3r).
29.228(3) (3) Fifteen-day license. The department shall issue a nonresident 15-day fishing license, subject to s. 29.024, to any nonresident who applies for this license.
29.228(4) (4) Four-day fishing license. The department shall issue a nonresident 4-day fishing license, subject to s. 29.024, to any nonresident who applies for this license.
29.228(4m) (4m) One-day fishing license. The department shall issue a nonresident one-day fishing license, subject to s. 29.024, to any nonresident who applies for this license.
29.228(5) (5) Annual family fishing license. The department shall issue a nonresident annual family fishing license, subject to s. 29.024, to any nonresident who applies for this license. This license entitles the husband, wife and any minor children to fish under this license.
29.228(6) (6) Fifteen-day family fishing license. The department shall issue a nonresident 15-day family fishing license, subject to s. 29.024, to any nonresident who applies for this license. This license entitles the husband, wife and any minor children to fish under this license.
29.228(7) (7) Two-day sports fishing license.
29.228(7)(a) (a) Issuance. The department shall issue a nonresident 2-day sports fishing license, subject to s. 29.024, to any nonresident who applies for this license.
29.228(7)(b) (b) Authorization. Unless otherwise specifically prohibited, a nonresident 2-day sports fishing license only authorizes fishing in outlying trout and salmon waters, as defined in s. 29.2285 (2) (a).
29.228(7)(c) (c) Use of fees. The department shall deposit receipts from the sale of nonresident 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).
29.2285 29.2285 Fishing stamps and tags.
29.2285(1)(1)Inland waters trout stamps.
29.2285(1)(a)(a) Definition. In this subsection, “inland trout waters" means inland waters but this term excludes all of the following:
29.2285(1)(a)1. 1. Any harbor on Lake Michigan or Lake Superior.
29.2285(1)(a)2. 2. Any river or stream tributary of Lake Michigan or Green Bay, except the Kewaunee River, from its mouth upstream to the first dam or lake.
29.2285(1)(a)3. 3. Any other river or stream tributary of Lake Michigan or Green Bay that is designated 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)