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Register August 2020 No. 776
Chapter NR 11
WILDLIFE REFUGES AND CLOSED AREAS
Subchapter I- General Regulations
NR 11.01   Exceptions to closed areas and refuges.
Subchapter II- Game Refuges
NR 11.02   Year-round game refuge.
NR 11.03   Year-round no entry wildlife refuge.
NR 11.04   No entry wildlife refuge (September 1-December 31).
NR 11.05   No entry wildlife refuge except gun deer and muzzleloader deer (September 1-December 31).
NR 11.06   No entry wildlife refuge except trapping, gun deer and muzzleloader deer (September 1-December 31).
NR 11.07   No entry wildlife refuge except gun deer and muzzleloader deer (September 1-November 30).
NR 11.08   No entry wildlife refuge, rookeries and special areas (April 1- August 24).
NR 11.09   Horicon Marsh Fur Farm.
NR 11.10   Ferry bluff state natural area (December 1-March 31).
Subchapter III- Closed Areas
NR 11.11   Waterfowl closed area; trapping and deer hunting permitted.
NR 11.12   Early waterfowl hunting season closed area.
NR 11.13   Mississippi river closed area.
NR 11.14   Waterfowl closed area; retrieving permitted.
NR 11.15   Beaver/ otter closed area (year-round).
NR 11.16   Marten protection area.
NR 11.17   Public lands closed area.
Ch. NR 11 Note Note: Chapter NR 11 as it existed on October 31, 1982 was repealed and a new chapter NR 11 was created effective November 1, 1982. Chapter NR 11 as it existed on August 31, 2020, was repealed and a new chapter NR 11 was created effective September 1, 2020.
subch. I of ch. NR 11 Subchapter I- General Regulations
NR 11.01 NR 11.01 Exceptions to closed areas and refuges.
NR 11.01(1)(1)Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the department or its fully authorized agents, the armed forces of the national guard or of the United States, or any peace officers or any person summoned by a peace officer to assist the officer in making an arrest or in preserving the peace from entering and being on any of the below described refuges or closed areas in the performance of official duties.
NR 11.01(2) (2) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit or hinder the department and its employees, duly authorized agents, or contractors from entering and being on any of the below described refuges or closed areas in the performance of their official duties relating to wildlife management.
NR 11.01(3) (3) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit individuals who are participating in a department-approved learn to hunt from hunting within the boundaries of properties identified as a closed area or refuge.
NR 11.01 History History: CR 19-090: cr. Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20.
subch. II of ch. NR 11 Subchapter II- Game Refuges
NR 11.02 NR 11.02 Year-round game refuge. A year-round game refuge is created in the following areas. No person may hunt or trap upon such areas or have in possession or under control any firearm as defined in s. 167.31 (1) (c), Stats., unless the firearm is unloaded and enclosed within a carrying case, crossbow unless it is unloaded and enclosed within a carrying case, or any bow unless it is unstrung or enclosed within a carrying case. This restriction does not apply to a handgun possessed by a person who is authorized by law to possess a concealed handgun in Wisconsin.
NR 11.02(1) (1)Fond Du Lac County.
NR 11.02(1)(a) (a) Mauthe Lake.
NR 11.02(2) (2)Green Lake County.
NR 11.02(2)(a) (a) Rogers Memorial.
NR 11.02(3) (3)Manitowoc County.
NR 11.02(3)(a) (a) Point Beach.
NR 11.02(4) (4)Sheboygan County.
NR 11.02(4)(a) (a) Cedar Grove.
NR 11.02(5) (5)Walworth County.
NR 11.02(5)(a) (a) Peterkin Pond.
NR 11.02(6) (6)Waukesha County.
NR 11.02(6)(a) (a) Scuppernong Springs Nature Area.
NR 11.02(7) (7)Winnebago County.
NR 11.02(7)(a)(a) Picnic Point.
NR 11.02 History History: CR 19-090: cr. Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20; correetion in (intro.) made under s. 35.17, Stats., correction in numbering in (1) to (7) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., and correction in (1) (title), (2) (title), (3) (title), (4) (title), (5) (title), (6) (title), and (7) (title) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., Stats., Register August 2020 No. 776.
NR 11.03 NR 11.03 Year-round no entry wildlife refuge. A year-round wildlife refuge is established in the following areas. No person may enter such areas for any reason except for the retrieval of legally killed or crippled game in posted retrieval zones.
NR 11.03 Note Note: Public entry to waters within the boundary of a refuge is not prohibited when such waters may be accessed without entry on to the refuge land.
NR 11.03(1) (1)Burnett County.
NR 11.03(1)(a) (a) Crex Meadows.
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