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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 Approved by the Governor on April 6, 2017;
Effective June 17, 2017 [exit DNR]
Nov. 13, 2017 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-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

Public hearing April 17, 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

Public hearing March 13, 2018

Scott Loomans
WM-03-18(E) Wildlife harvest management regulations NR 10 Public hearing May 9, 2018 [PDF] Eric Lobner
WM-18-17(E) 2018 migratory bird hunting season framework and regulations NR 10 NRB meetingfor adoption
(April 2018)
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-01-17(E) Establishing the 2017 migratory bird hunting seasons NR 10 Public hearing Sept. 22, 2017 [PDF] Jan. 15, 2018 Taylor Finger
WM-16-12(E) Coyote Hunting during the Firearm Deer Season NR 10 Approved by the Governor on Aug. 30, 2012;
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: Monday May 14 2018