You should probably stay in AZ. We are all jealous of your freedom down there! But to be serious: you do not need to own a permit to have guns or to Open Carry in WI. there are 5 general rules about carrying and transporting 1.firearms must be unloaded and enclosed in a carrying case when you are in any vehicle(car,truck,golfcart,snowmobile,whatever) 2. No firearms in places that serve alcohol for consumption(bars,taverns,a lot of restaurants, UNLESS you have permission from the owner but even then its a gray area. 3. when you are in 1000ft of a school zone your gun must be unloaded and encased. 4. No guns in government owned buildings. 5. your gun must be in plain view and not concealed in any way. I hope this helps you. I may have forgot something because its late, and in that case Im sure ill get the 5th degree on here haha. There are also numerous other threads that cover each of these topics in depth if you just look around. Just curious, what is bringing you to the glorious state of Wisconsin and where do you plan to live?