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Senate Bill 249

Relating To: Relating to: requiring an open season for woodchucks.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Alliance for Animals Notified Date 5/28/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/28/2017

Humane Society of the United States, The Notified Date 5/15/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/15/2017

Comments
No scientific evidence to indicate a hunt will reduce conflict with woodchucks , the authors’ stated goal. Bill is unnecessary: homeowners and occupants already have the right to hunt and trap woodchucks and others can get a permit from the DNR.
Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter Notified Date 5/30/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/30/2017

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Notified Date 5/31/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/31/2017

Comments
Woodchucks are plentiful in Wisconsin but often cause damage to structures by their burrowing. Making the animal a game species will allow an impacted landowner to have a hunter or trapper harvest the nuisance animal. Woodchucks are very edible.

Lobbying Efforts

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2017
January - June
27.00
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 27.00
Humane Society of the United States, The 2017
January - June
24.00
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 24.00
Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter 2017
January - June
3.00
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3.00