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    Whare can I find the DNR laws that apply to hunting and fishing regulations.

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    There are State Statutes and there is State Administrative Code which apply to hunting.

    Statutes are section 29: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0029.pdf

    Code is NR 10.... http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/nr/nr010.pdf


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    This is a link to the DNR web site. Has all current hunting, fishing, ATV, and snow mobile regulations.

    http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/cs/regulations.html





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    That is only a brief summary. The little "rule" book is only a guideline.....

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    Interceptor_Knight wrote:
    There are State Statutes and there is State Administrative Code which apply to hunting.

    Statutes are section 29: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0029.pdf

    Code is NR 10.... http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/nr/nr010.pdf
    Do you know of anything simular to the second one NR 10 but for fishing. I have looked at section 29 in the past and it seems to be missing sevral things.

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    Hillmann wrote:
    Interceptor_Knight wrote:
    There are State Statutes and there is State Administrative Code which apply to hunting.

    Statutes are section 29: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0029.pdf

    Code is NR 10.... http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/nr/nr010.pdf
    Do you know of anything simular to the second one NR 10 but for fishing. I have looked at section 29 in the past and it seems to be missing sevral things.
    Table of contents for the first 100 NRs

    http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/nr/nr1.html

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    Hillmann wrote:
    Interceptor_Knight wrote:
    There are State Statutes and there is State Administrative Code which apply to hunting.

    Statutes are section 29: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0029.pdf

    Code is NR 10.... http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/nr/nr010.pdf
    Do you know of anything simular to the second one NR 10 but for fishing. I have looked at section 29 in the past and it seems to be missing sevral things.
    Table of contents for the first 100 NRs

    http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/nr/nr1.html
    I think that may be what I am looking for, thank you.

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    Doug do you know of any other DNR regulations simular to what you linked to . It seems that eather there should be more or Wisconsin's hunting and fishing laws were not thought out very well.

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    Here is the Table of Contents to the entire Administrative Code. That URL was to the first hundred NRs. They go up to NR Chapter EIGHT HUNDRED!

    http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/codtoc.html

    There is no shortage of Wisconsin laws and especially from the Department of Never-ending Regulations.

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    Here is the Table of Contents to the entire Administrative Code. That URL was to the first hundred NRs. They go up to NR Chapter EIGHT HUNDRED!

    http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/codtoc.html

    There is no shortage of Wisconsin laws and especially from the Department of Never-ending Regulations.
    After looking through that I can see why a game warden is never able to answer my questions evan after looking it up in the law books. I also noticed several differances between what the code says and what the pamphlets that the dnr hands out when you get your lisence. And those differences could lead to large fines or loss of privlages.

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    Hillmann wrote:
    After looking through that I can see why a game warden is never able to answer my questions evan after looking it up in the law books. I also noticed several differances between what the code says and what the pamphlets that the dnr hands out when you get your lisence. And those differences could lead to large fines or loss of privlages.
    The little paper "rule" books do an adequate job of keeping most people out of trouble. Do you have some examples of that differences you are referring to?

    I am on the opposite end in that many things stated as generally not allowed are actually legal when the law is followed. For an example, you may hunt with a rifle in the "shotgun only" deer hunting areas so long as it is not during deer season. You may use a short barrel rifle to hunt in WI so long as you have the $200 tax stamp for it. You may lean an unloaded firearm against a motor vehicle.

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    Interceptor_Knight wrote:
    Hillmann wrote:
    After looking through that I can see why a game warden is never able to answer my questions evan after looking it up in the law books. I also noticed several differances between what the code says and what the pamphlets that the dnr hands out when you get your lisence. And those differences could lead to large fines or loss of privlages.
    The little paper "rule" books do an adequate job of keeping most people out of trouble. Do you have some examples of that differences you are referring to?

    I am on the opposite end in that many things stated as generally not allowed are actually legal when the law is followed. For an example, you may hunt with a rifle in the "shotgun only" deer hunting areas so long as it is not during deer season. You may use a short barrel rifle to hunt in WI so long as you have the $200 tax stamp for it. You may lean an unloaded firearm against a motor vehicle.
    here is an exapmle

    The last line on page seven of the spearing an netting regulations says

    Northern pike may be speared through

    the ice in Lake Superior.

    http://dnr.wi.gov/fish/regulations/2...rnet_pages.pdf



    Whare as in the codes which I spent sevral hours looking for something simular to that the clossest thing I can find is

    NR 20.11(2)
    (2) No person may cut, use or maintain a hole larger than 12 inches in diameter or square for the taking of fish in any manner through the ice except for spearing fish in Lake Superior, sturgeon spearing, taking fish with dip nets, taking minnows with minnow traps or skin or scuba diving.


    The only other places whare I can find spearing info in the codes invlove panfish, rough fish or indians. I can find no whare in the code that says it is legla to spear northerns in lake superior through the ice.

    Although you are right there are many that work the other way whare the pamphlets say something is illegal tha is not.


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    Hillmann wrote:
    here is an exapmle

    The last line on page seven of the spearing an netting regulations says


    Northern pike may be speared through


    the ice in Lake Superior.
    That is an example which will stand on its own. So long as it is open season for Northern Pike, you may spear them through the ice on Lake Superior. The little paper "rule" book says so, and this will keep you out of trouble.

    You may not be able to find it in the Code because it is not prohibited by the code. It is legal because it is not illegal. Perhaps they felt no need to add code which allowed it so they merely stated that it is not prohibited in the rule book.

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    Interceptor_Knight wrote:
    Hillmann wrote:
    here is an exapmle

    The last line on page seven of the spearing an netting regulations says



    Northern pike may be speared through



    the ice in Lake Superior.
    That is an example which will stand on its own. So long as it is open season for Northern Pike, you may spear them through the ice on Lake Superior. The little paper "rule" book says so, and this will keep you out of trouble.

    You may not be able to find it in the Code because it is not prohibited by the code. It is legal because it is not illegal. Perhaps they felt no need to add code which allowed it so they merely stated that it is not prohibited in the rule book.

    Above this code it said

    No person may

    NR 20.09(3)





    (3) Spear any game fish except that white bass, yellow bass, rock bass, panfish and bullheads may be speared while skin diving or scuba diving during the open season for rough fish spearing on waters specified in
    $xhitlist_md=target-id=0-0-0-263441] s. NR 20.20, provided that the season for white bass, yellow bass, rock bass, panfish and bullheads is also open on the same water. Daily bag limits and size restrictions specified in $xhitlist_md=target-id=0-0-0-263441]s. NR 20.20 for white bass, yellow bass, rock bass, panfish and bullheads also apply.



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    Found it after about five hours of searching

    way at the bottom of the page sub section 73 http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gat...=ch.%20nr%2020

    I re did the chart and posted it here but try finding it without knowing whare to look.



    COUNTY ANDMINIMUM
    SPECIES WATERS AUTHORIZED METHODS OPEN SEASON BAG LIMIT LENGTH
    (both dates inclusive) (inches )
    (i) Northern pike
    3. Lake Superiorb. Spearing Through the ice 2 26


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