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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)(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)(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
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.
29.553(1)(hm) (hm) Elk hunting license.
29.553(1)(hr) (hr) Wolf harvesting license.
29.553(1)(i) (i) Sturgeon fishing permit.
29.553(2) (2)If a person applies jointly for a hunter's choice deer hunting permit and a bonus deer hunting permit, the person shall pay a single processing fee. A person who applies for a bonus deer hunting permit is exempt from paying an additional processing fee if the person has already applied for a hunter's choice deer hunting permit for the same season. If the department authorizes the issuing of more than one bonus deer hunting permit to a person in a single season under s. 29.181 (2) or (2m), the person is exempt from paying an additional processing fee for an application for the 2nd or subsequent bonus deer hunting permit.
29.553(3) (3)The department may waive the processing fee for the approvals specified in sub. (1) (a), (am) and (c) to (g) for persons who apply for or are holders of resident conservation patron licenses and nonresident conservation patron licenses.
29.553 History History: 1997 a. 248 ss. 143 to 149; 2001 a. 109; 2011 a. 169.
29.555 29.555 Reprint fee. The department may and an agent appointed under s. 29.024 (6) (a) 2. or 3. who issues a reprint of an approval shall collect a fee for the reprint.
29.555 History History: 2015 a. 89.
29.556 29.556 Handling fee.
29.556(1b)(1b)In this section:
29.556(1b)(a) (a) “In-person credit transaction costs" means the costs associated with issuing approvals that are applied for and issued in person and that are paid for by using a credit card.
29.556(1b)(b) (b) “Long-distance handling costs" means the costs associated with paying for approvals that are requested by mail, telephone or electronic means and includes credit transaction fees, mailing costs and personnel costs that are necessary to process a credit transaction.
29.556(1m) (1m)In addition to any other fee imposed under s. 29.563, the department may collect a handling fee to cover long-distance handling costs and in-person credit transaction costs incurred in issuing approvals.
29.556(2) (2)
29.556(2)(a)(a) If the department collects a handling fee under sub. (1m), it shall promulgate rules to do all of the following:
29.556(2)(a)1. 1. Designate the approvals to which the fee applies.
29.556(2)(a)2. 2. Establish the amount of the fee.
29.556(2)(b)1.1. The department may collect long-distance handling costs and in-person credit transaction costs for the approvals that the department itself issues.
29.556(2)(b)2. 2. The department may allow a person with whom it has contracted under s. 29.024 (6) (a) 4. to collect handling fees that cover long-distance handling costs. The department may allow the person to retain all or a portion of each handling fee.
29.556(2)(b)3. 3. The department may allow an agent who is appointed under s. 29.024 (6) (a) 2. or 3. to collect handling fees that cover in-person credit transaction costs. The department may allow the agent to retain all or a portion of each handling fee.
29.556(2)(c) (c) A handling fee may not be more than the amounts necessary to cover the long-distance handling costs or the in-person credit transaction costs of issuing the approvals.
29.556(3) (3)Any fees collected under this section by the department shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (9) (hu).
29.556 History History: 1997 a. 248 ss. 150, 151; 1999 a. 9.
29.559 29.559 Issuing fee.
29.559(1)(1)Collection of issuing fee.
29.559(1)(a) (a) Any person, including the department, who issues any license or stamp under this chapter or a conservation card under s. 23.47 (2) shall collect, in addition to the statutory license, stamp, or conservation card fee, an issuing fee for each license, each stamp, and each conservation card the person issued. Except as provided in pars. (b), and (bm), a person appointed under s. 29.024 (6) (a) 2., 3., or 4. may retain 50 cents of each issuing fee for each license and for each reprint and 15 cents of each issuing fee for each stamp to compensate for services in issuing the license or stamp.
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)