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29.537(3)(a)1. 1. The person is a natural person and has been issued a commercial clam sheller license by the department.
29.537(3)(a)2. 2. The person is a licensed clam helper engaged in commercial clam shelling while aboard a boat with the licensed commercial clam sheller whom the clam helper is assisting.
29.537(3)(a)3. 3. The person has not attained the age of 16 years, and the value of the clams taken, killed, collected or removed by that person does not exceed $1,000 per year. The department may, by rule, require persons under this subdivision to obtain a commercial clam shelling permit, at no charge, with the requirements for the permit to be determined by the department by rule.
29.537(3)(b) (b) No person may engage in clam helping unless the person is a resident and a natural person and has been issued a clam helper license by the department.
29.537(3)(c)1.1. No natural person may engage in clam buying unless he or she is a resident and has been issued by the department a clam buyer license or an assistant clam buyer license.
29.537(3)(c)2. 2. No corporation, partnership or other business association may engage in clam buying unless it has been organized under the laws of this state and has been issued by the department a clam buyer license.
29.537(3)(d) (d) The department may limit the number of licenses and permits issued under this section.
29.537(4) (4) Assistant clam buyers.
29.537(4)(a)(a) A licensed clam buyer may employ or authorize assistant clam buyers to buy clams. Upon proper application, the department shall issue no more than 10 assistant clam buyer licenses with a clam buyer license. Each assistant clam buyer license shall have printed on it the number of the clam buyer license for which it is issued.
29.537(4)(b) (b) A natural person may be issued an assistant clam buyer license for each licensed clam buyer who employs or authorizes the natural person to buy clams.
29.537(4)(c) (c) A licensed clam buyer is responsible for all acts relating to clamming performed by the assistant clam buyers engaged in clam buying activities for the clam buyer. A clam buyer may be charged with and penalized for a violation of this section committed by the assistant clam buyer while the assistant clam buyer is engaged in clam buying activities for the clam buyer.
29.537(4)(d) (d) Upon revocation of a clam buyer license, all assistant clam buyer licenses issued under the clam buyer license shall also be revoked.
29.537(5) (5) Clam helpers.
29.537(5)(a)(a) A licensed commercial clam sheller or a licensed clam buyer may employ or authorize a clam helper to assist him or her in activities related to commercial clam shelling or clam buying, but no clam helper may buy, barter or obtain clams from commercial clam shellers or others for resale as clams. Upon proper application, the department shall issue no more than 10 clam helper licenses with each commercial clam sheller license or with each clam buyer license. Each clam helper license shall have printed on it the number of the commercial clam sheller license or clam buyer license for which it is issued.
29.537(5)(b) (b) A natural person may be issued a clam helper license for each licensed commercial clam sheller or licensed clam buyer who employs or authorizes the natural person to engage in clam helping.
29.537(5)(c) (c) A licensed commercial clam sheller or licensed clam buyer is responsible for all acts relating to clamming performed by the clam helpers engaged in clam helping for the commercial clam sheller or clam buyer. A commercial clam sheller or clam buyer may be charged with and penalized for a violation of this section committed by the clam helper while the clam helper is engaged in clam helping for the commercial clam sheller or clam buyer.
29.537(5)(d) (d) Upon revocation of a commercial clam sheller license or clam buyer license, all clam helper licenses issued under the commercial clam sheller license or the clam buyer license shall also be revoked.
29.537(6) (6) Inspection; access to records.
29.537(6)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (d), for purposes of enforcement of this section, wardens or department employees authorized and designated by the secretary, upon presenting appropriate credentials to the licensee or agent in charge, are authorized to do all of the following:
29.537(6)(a)1. 1. Enter any place, building or structure, excluding a dwelling place, in which clams or clamming equipment are stored, processed, packed or held and enter any boat or vehicle being used to transport clams or clamming equipment when the licensee or agent in charge is present or upon 8 hours' notice at other times.
29.537(6)(a)2. 2. Inspect places, buildings, structures, boats or vehicles, all pertinent equipment used or stored in the places to be inspected and any clams stored, processed, packed or held in the places to be inspected.
29.537(6)(b) (b) No licensee, operator of a vehicle or boat for the licensee, or employee acting on behalf of the licensee may prohibit entry or prohibit an inspection from being conducted as authorized under par. (a).
29.537(6)(c) (c) The department may examine any records relating to clamming or to commercial clamming.
29.537(6)(d) (d) The department may not conduct an inspection or examine a person's records under this section if such action has been lawfully enjoined by a court order.
29.537(7) (7) Possession, transportation and sale. No person may possess or transport more than 50 pounds of clams or sell or barter any clams unless at least one of the following applies:
29.537(7)(a) (a) The person has been issued a commercial clam sheller, clam helper, clam buyer or assistant clam buyer license by the department or the person is exempt under sub. (3) (a) 3., and the clams are of a species open to commercial clam shelling and are of the minimum size or larger for commercial clam shelling.
29.537(7)(b) (b) The person demonstrates that the clams are being transported through the state in interstate commerce by a reasonably direct route.
29.537(8) (8) Rules. The department may promulgate rules governing clamming and the clamming practices of commercial clam shellers, clam helpers, clam buyers and assistant clam buyers and other related matters, including but not limited to all of the following:
29.537(8)(a) (a) Open and closed seasons and size and possession limits for different clam species.
29.537(8)(b) (b) The methods of clamming and commercial clam shelling.
29.537(8)(c) (c) Equipment specifications and requirements.
29.537(8)(d) (d) Record-keeping and reporting requirements.
29.537(8)(e) (e) Waters and portions of waters open and closed to clamming or commercial clam shelling.
29.537(8)(f) (f) Transportation, possession, purchase, sale and barter of clams.
29.537(8)(g) (g) Issuance and duration of permits for commercial clam shellers who are exempt under sub. (3) (a) 3. from the license requirement.
29.537(8)(h) (h) Harvest limits, allocating the harvest limits among the commercial clam shellers and criteria for allocation.
29.537(9) (9) Confidentiality. Upon request in writing by a person who is required by department rule to keep a record or submit a report, the department shall keep confidential any information on the record or report relating to the value or weight of clams bought, sold or bartered by the person or relating to the specific location where the clams were taken, killed, collected or removed, except that the information may be disclosed in statistical summaries or reports which do not identify the person by name or license number and in any enforcement action under s. 29.971 (1m).
29.537 History History: 1985 a. 289, 332; 1987 a. 399; 1989 a. 336; 1993 a. 213; 1997 a. 248 s. 501; Stats. 1997 s. 29.537.
29.537 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 24, Wis. adm. code.
29.537 Annotation All illegal clamming violations are punishable by forfeiture under s. 29.99 (1m) (a) [now s. 29.971 (11m) (a)] except violations of the possession provisions of this section. State v. Ahrling, 191 Wis. 2d 398, 528 N.W.2d 431 (1995).
29.539 29.539 Sale of wild animals.
29.539(1)(1)
29.539(1)(a) (a) Except as otherwise expressly provided under this chapter, no person may sell, purchase, barter, or trade, or offer to sell, purchase, barter, or trade or have in possession or under control for the purpose of sale, barter, or trade any of the following:
29.539(1)(a)1. 1. Any deer, elk, squirrel, game bird, game fish, or the carcass of any such wild animal at any time.
29.539(1)(a)1m. 1m. Any bear or any carcass of a bear at any time, including any head of a bear, bear claws, or bear teeth.
29.539(1)(a)2. 2. Any other wild animal or its carcass during the closed season for that wild animal.
29.539(1)(b) (b) This subsection applies whether a wild animal listed under par. (a) was lawfully or unlawfully taken within or without the state.
29.539(1m) (1m)Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following:
29.539(1m)(a) (a) A lawfully taken wild animal that is not listed in sub. (1) (a) 1. or 1m. for which an open season is established by rule and for which there is no bag or possession limit imposed by rule, or the carcass of such a wild animal.
29.539(1m)(b) (b) A fur-bearing animal, or the carcass of a fur-bearing animal, that was lawfully taken and that has a valid registration tag attached by the department.
29.539(1m)(c) (c) Liquid scent made from the carcass of a lawfully taken wild animal, other than the gallbladder of a bear.
29.539(1m)(d) (d) A farm-raised deer, a farm-raised fish, fish produced in a municipal fish hatchery, a farm-raised game bird, or a wild animal that is subject to regulation under ch. 169 or the carcass of such a wild animal.
29.539(1m)(e) (e) The tail or skull of any deer or elk that is lawfully taken, the antlers of any deer or elk that are lawfully taken and that are not in the velvet, and the skin of any deer or elk that is lawfully taken and that is not in the spotted coat.
29.539(1m)(f) (f) The hide of any bear that is lawfully taken and that includes the claws, head, and teeth of the bear.
29.539(1m)(g) (g) Any claws, head, or teeth that are part of the hide of a bear that is lawfully taken.
29.539(1m)(h) (h) A rabbit, or the carcass of a rabbit, that is taken as authorized under s. 29.337 or 29.885.
29.539(1m)(i) (i) The tail, claws, skull, or skin of any squirrel that is lawfully taken and that is severed from the rest of the carcass.
29.539(1m)(j) (j) The feathers of a lawfully taken grouse, partridge, pheasant, quail, or wild turkey.
29.539(1m)(k) (k) The naturally shed feathers of a partridge, pheasant, quail, or wild turkey.
29.539(1m)(L) (L) The naturally shed feathers of a grouse that is not listed as endangered or threatened under s. 29.604 (3) and that is not a sharp-tailed grouse.
29.539(1m)(m) (m) The naturally shed feathers of a sharp-tailed grouse collected from an area where there is an open season for hunting sharp-tailed grouse.
29.539(2) (2)Except as provided in subs. (3) and (3m), no fish taken by hook and line from outlying waters, except rough fish, may be sold, bartered or traded in any manner.
29.539(3) (3)The eggs from trout and salmon that are not farm-raised fish and that are lawfully taken and possessed under this chapter are exempted from this section if removed from the fish as provided under sub. (3m).
29.539(3m) (3m)The eggs from trout and salmon that are not farm-raised fish may not be sold or purchased unless the eggs are first removed from the whole fish in the presence of the buyer. The fish carcass shall be legally disposed of. Eggs that are removed in accordance with this subsection may subsequently be sold or purchased without the fish subject to any licensing requirement under s. 29.503.
29.539(6) (6)The sale and purchase of a species of fish specified under s. 29.506 (7m) (b) or of the carcass of any of these fish is exempt under this section if the sale and purchase are authorized by a permit issued under s. 29.506 (7m).
29.541 29.541 Serving of game to guests.
29.541(1)(1)Prohibition.
29.541(1)(a)(a) Except as authorized under s. 29.934 (2) or 97.305, no innkeeper, manager or steward of any restaurant, club, hotel, boarding house, tavern, logging camp or mining camp may sell, barter, serve or give, or cause to be sold, bartered, served or given, to its guests or boarders any of the following:
29.541(1)(a)1. 1. The meat of any deer, elk, bear, squirrel, game bird, or game fish taken from inland waters at any time.
29.541(1)(a)2. 2. The meat of any wild animal not listed in subd. 1., during the closed season for the wild animal, whether the meat is of a wild animal lawfully or unlawfully taken within or without the state.
29.541(1)(b) (b) The department may issue permits authorizing the serving of lawfully taken and possessed wild animals at any time.
29.541(2) (2) Free lunch. The giving, offering, or affording opportunity to take free lunch in any of the places named in sub. (1) is embraced within the prohibitions of sub. (1).
29.541(3) (3) Exemption. This section does not apply to the meat from farm-raised deer, farm-raised fish, or farm-raised game birds or to meat that is subject to regulation under s. 169.14.
29.541 History History: 1975 c. 360; 1991 a. 269; 1995 a. 79; 1997 a. 27; 1997 a. 248 ss. 546 to 553; Stats. 1997 s. 29.541; 2001 a. 56, 109; 2005 a. 394; 2007 a. 20; 2015 a. 55.
subch. VII of ch. 29 SUBCHAPTER VII
APPROVAL FEES AND EFFECTIVE PERIODS
29.553 29.553 Processing fee.
29.553(1)(1)Except as provided in sub. (3), if the department issues any of the following approvals, a nonrefundable processing fee, in addition to any other fee imposed under s. 29.563, shall be collected for each approval:
29.553(1)(a) (a) Hunter's choice deer hunting permit.
29.553(1)(am) (am) Bonus deer hunting permit.
29.553(1)(b) (b) Bobcat hunting and trapping permit.
29.553(1)(c) (c) Otter trapping permit.
29.553(1)(d) (d) Fisher trapping permit.
29.553(1)(e) (e) Canada goose hunting permit.
29.553(1)(f) (f) Wild turkey hunting license.
29.553(1)(g) (g) Sharp-tailed grouse hunting permit.
29.553(1)(h) (h) Class A bear license.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 267 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on June 29, 2022. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 29, 2022, are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-29-22)