Resident archer hunting license. 29.171(1)
A resident archer hunting license shall be issued subject to ss. 29.024
and 54.25 (2) (c) 1. d.
by the department to any resident applying for this license.
A resident archer hunting license authorizes the hunting of all game, except bear, elk, and wild turkey, during the open seasons for hunting that game with bow and arrow established by the department. This license authorizes hunting with a bow and arrow only, unless hunting with a crossbow is authorized by a Class A, Class B, or Class C permit issued under s. 29.193 (2)
or a permit issued under sub. (4)
Notwithstanding sub. (2)
, a resident archer hunting license authorizes hunting with a bow and arrow or with a crossbow if the licensee is a resident senior citizen. A resident senior citizen is not required to hold a permit from the department to hunt with a crossbow if the resident senior citizen holds a license under this section.
The department shall issue to each person who is issued a resident archer hunting license a deer tag and a back tag.
After proper application, the department shall issue to any person a crossbow permit to hunt with a crossbow meeting the specifications of par. (b)
if the person is unable to use a bow and arrow and if the person meets any of the following:
Has an amputation or other loss of one or more arms above the wrist.
Has an amputation or other loss of the index or middle finger on the draw and release hand.
Has a permanent substantial loss of function in one or both arms or one or both hands and fails to meet the minimum standards of any one of the following standard tests, administered under the direction of a licensed physician or a licensed chiropractor:
Has a permanent substantial loss of function in one or both shoulders and fails to meet the minimum standards of the standard shoulder strength tests, administered under the direction of a licensed physician or a licensed chiropractor.
Except as provided in par. (bc)
, no person may use a crossbow in hunting as authorized by any license or permit issued under this [29.185 (6),] chapter unless the crossbow meets all of the following specifications:
Par. (b) is shown as affected by 2011 Wis. Acts 169
and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i). The language in brackets was inserted by Act 169 but rendered surplusage by the treatment by Act 252. Corrective legislation is pending.
Shall be used with bolts or arrows of not less than 14 inches in length with a broadhead.
A compound bow equipped with a device that holds the bow at full draw but that is not constructed with a stock and designed to be shot from the shoulder with one hand is exempt from the specification under par. (b) 2.
The department may issue a crossbow permit to an applicant who is ineligible for a permit under par. (a)
or who is denied a permit under par. (a)
if, upon review and after considering the physical condition of the applicant and the recommendation of a licensed physician or licensed chiropractor selected by the applicant from a list of licensed physicians and licensed chiropractors compiled by the department, the department finds that issuance of a permit complies with the intent of this subsection. The use of this review procedure is discretionary with the department and all costs of the review procedure shall be paid by the applicant.
Resident deer hunting license. 29.173(1)
A resident deer hunting license shall be issued subject to ss. 29.024
and 54.25 (2) (c) 1. d.
by the department to any resident applying for this license.
A resident deer hunting license authorizes the hunting of deer with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
A qualified service member holding a current resident deer hunting license may hunt deer of either sex during any season open to hunting of deer with firearms that is established by the department. For purposes of this paragraph, a qualified service member is a member of the armed forces who exhibits proof that he or she is in active service with the armed forces outside this state and proof of one of the following:
That he or she is a resident who is on furlough or leave.
That he or she was a resident at the time he or she entered active service and that he or she is on furlough or leave.
(3) Deer tag and back tag.
The department shall issue to each person who is issued a resident deer hunting license a deer tag and a back tag.
See also ch. NR 10
, Wis. adm. code.
Special deer hunting permits. 29.177(1)
The department may issue a hunter's choice deer hunting permit, a deer hunting party permit or other special deer hunting permit to a person with a valid deer hunting license who applies for the permit and to a person who is exempt from obtaining a deer hunting license under s. 29.063 (5)
who applies for a permit.
A hunter's choice deer hunting permit may authorize or require the permit holder to take deer of a sex or type not authorized by a regular deer hunting license. A deer hunting party permit may authorize members of a deer hunting party to take additional deer not authorized by a regular deer hunting license. Except as authorized by rule, a person may not apply for or be issued more than one special deer hunting permit in a single season.
The department may issue permits authorized under this section and s. 29.181
only in those years in which the department finds that the size or characteristics of the deer population of this state require additional or special types of deer to be taken for proper game management.
(3m) Deer management rules.
For the purposes of permits issued under this section and s. 29.181
, the department shall specify by rule the type and number of deer which may be taken, the deer management areas where these permits are valid, the number of permits to be issued and other restrictions and conditions concerning these permits.
(4) Cumulative preference system.
If the number of qualified applicants for a type of special deer hunting permit in a deer management area exceeds the number of such available special permits, the department shall issue those special permits for that deer management area according to the cumulative preference system.
The department shall create a first preference category for applicants who are qualified landowners, but not more than 30% of the available special permits for a deer management area for one season may be issued under this preference category.
The department shall create a 2nd preference category for resident applicants who applied for but were not issued special permits for a given deer management area for the previous season. Within this preference category, the department shall give a preference point to each applicant for each previous season in which the person applied for but was not issued a special permit for that deer management area. The department shall create subcategories for each point total and place each applicant in the applicable subcategory. The department shall rank the subcategories according to the number of points received, giving higher priority to those subcategories with more points than those with fewer points. Applicants who fail to apply at least once during any 3 consecutive years shall lose all previously accumulated preference points.
The department shall create a 3rd preference category for those persons who are not eligible under the 1st or 2nd preference categories.
If the number of applicants within a preference category or a subcategory under this subsection exceeds the number of special deer hunting permits available in the category or subcategory, the department shall select at random within the category or subcategory the applicants to be issued the permits.
(6) Qualified landowner.
In order to apply for a special deer hunting permit as a qualified landowner a person is required to be a resident and the owner of record or a vendee under a land contract of at least 50 acres in one parcel located in whole or in part in the deer management area for which the special permit is valid. No more than one person may apply as a qualified landowner for one parcel of land in one season and if the parcel of land is located in more than one deer management area, the owner or vendee may apply as a qualified landowner in only one of the deer management areas in which the parcel of land is located in one season.
(7) Exemption from cumulative preference system. 29.177(7)(a)(a)
Notwithstanding sub. (4)
, the department may issue special deer hunting permits without requiring that the permits be issued pursuant to the cumulative preference system under sub. (4)
to members of the U.S. armed forces who are all of the following:
In active service with the U.S. armed forces outside this state.
The department may not impose any deadline or other restriction on the timing for permit applications or issuing permits under this subsection. If a permit under this subsection is issued during the applicable hunting season, the permit shall authorize hunting beginning on the date of issuance.
Transfer of approvals to minors. 29.179(1)(a)
"Approval" means any of the following that the department issues to a resident or a nonresident under a random or preference selection system:
"Minor" means a person who is under 18 years of age.
Upon application by a holder of an approval to transfer the approval to a minor, and upon the payment of any fee required under sub. (3)
, the department shall transfer the approval to the minor if the application is made no later than the 15 days immediately preceding the first day of the applicable open season and if the minor has not been previously transferred that type of approval under this section and if the minor is otherwise eligible to use the approval. The department may transfer a sturgeon spearing license under this subsection only during the period beginning on the November 1st of each year and ending on the day that is the 15th day preceding the first day of the open season for the spearing of lake sturgeon that follows that November 1st.
If the holder of an approval is a resident and the holder applies to transfer the approval to a nonresident and if there is a fee for the issuance of the approval, the holder shall pay, at the time of application, any difference between the fee for issuing the approval to a resident and the fee for the approval to a nonresident.
A holder of an approval being transferred under this section may not receive any consideration for the transfer of the approval.
This section does not apply to transfers of approvals to minors that are subject to s. 29.180 (3)
History: 2007 a. 65
; 2009 a. 180
; 2011 a. 169
Transfers of approvals upon death. 29.180(1)(a)
"Approval" means any of the following approvals that the department issues to the resident or nonresident under a random or preference selection system: