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Proposed emergency natural resources rules

This table lists proposed emergency administrative rules which are currently being developed by the DNR, or which have been adopted by the Natural Resources Board (NRB) and are pending publication. Once published, emergency rules are effective for 180 days. The DNR can request an extension to this timeframe from the Legislature.

  • The table is organized alphabetically by NRB order number. The first two letters are an abbreviation for the lead DNR bureau/program name. The middle number is a sequential number. The last number is the year. Hover your mouse over each NRB order number to see more information.
  • The DNR sometimes creates separate webpages as an additional resource for proposed rules of particular significance or interest. Where a separate webpage has been created, the text in the "Subject" column is linked to it.
  • The "Rules Status" column describes where the rule is in the rulemaking process and links to NRB meeting agendas, public hearings announcements or other documents for more information.
NRB Order Number Subject Affected Wis. Adm. Code Chapters Rule Status Expiration Date DNR Contact
CS-05-17(E) Update recreational license products issued through the statewide automated system NR 10, 20 Effective June 17, 2017 [exit DNR] July 1, 2018 Eric Lobner
CS-04-16(E) Automated system for delivering recreational license products NR 8, 10, 12, 20, 23 NRB meeting for adoption
(Oct. 2017)
July 1, 2018 Linda Olver
FH-15-18(E) Taking catfish and rough fish by hand or with a bow and arrow or crossbow NR 20-23, 25

Public hearing Jan. 29, 2019 [PDF]

  Meredith Penthorn
FH-07-18(E) Aquaculture and fish farms NR 1, 19, 20, 40 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (May 2018)   Todd Kalish
FH-05-18(E) Lake trout harvest and season in Lake Michigan NR 20 Effective March 17, 2018 [exit DNR] Aug. 13, 2018 Brad Eggold
FH-01-18(E) Harvest management regulations in the Lake Superior fishery NR 20, 25 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (April 2018) Todd Kalish
FH-17-17(E) Lake trout harvest limits in Lake Superior NR 20, 25 Effective Feb. 6, 2018 [exit DNR] July 5, 2018 Scott Loomans
RR-11-17(E) Assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments, eligibility for the Voluntary Party Liability Exemption, and other subjects within the NR 700 rule series that require updates to stay current or revisions to maintain consistency NR 700-754, 756, 758 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Jan. 2019) Jenna Soyer
WM-25-18(E) Establishing the 2019 migratory bird hunting seasons NR 10 NRB meeting for adoption (April 2019) Scott Karel
WM-22-18(E) Wildlife harvest management regulations NR 10 Public hearing March 4, 2019 [PDF] Scott Karel
WM-13-18(E) Establishing an early close to the 2018 ruffed grouse season NR 10 NRB meeting for adoption (Sept. 2018) Scott Karel
WM-11-18(E) Deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing, and chronic wasting disease NR 10, 16

Public hearing Nov. 5, 2018

February 27, 2019
(Sections 1 to 4 suspended Oct. 1, 2018 [exit DNR])
Scott Karel
WM-03-18(E) Wildlife harvest management regulations NR 10 Public hearing May 9, 2018 [PDF] Aug. 26, 2018 Eric Lobner
WM-18-17(E) 2018 migratory bird hunting season framework and regulations NR 10 Public hearing Sept. 24, 2018 [PDF] Taylor Finger
WM-07-17(E) Revising white-tailed deer 3-year population objectives and deer management unit boundaries NR 10 NRB meeting for adoption
(Dec. 2017)
Scott Loomans
WM-16-12(E) Coyote Hunting during the Firearm Deer Season NR 10 Effective Oct. 1, 2012 [exit DNR] The date on which the permanent rules take effect, as provided in 2011 Wisconsin Act 169, section 21 Scott Loomans
Last revised: Friday April 19 2019