2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
Hunting in state parks
Preliminary Draft - Not Ready For Introduction
February 7, 2018 - Introduced by Senators Risser, Miller and Johnson,
cosponsored by Representatives
Berceau, Hebl, Kolste, Sinicki, Pope,
Subeck and Crowley. Referred to Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining
1An Act to repeal
29.089 (1m); to amend
29.089 (title); and to create
29.089 (1r) 2
of the statutes; relating to: prohibiting hunting in state parks.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits all hunting in state parks.
Under current law, with certain exceptions, state parks are open to hunting by
persons who hold the appropriate license, permit, or other approval from the
Department of Natural Resources. DNR may prohibit hunting in a state park or a
portion of a state park if the prohibition applies within 100 yards of a designated use
area or if DNR determines that the prohibition is necessary to protect public safety
or a unique animal or plant community.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
29.089 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(title) Hunting, fishing, and trapping on land in state parks and
2state fish hatcheries.
29.089 (1m) of the statutes is repealed.
29.089 (1r) of the statutes is created to read:
No person may hunt on land located in state parks.