Wisconsin Wildlife Federation

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation is comprised of over 190 hunting, fishing, trapping, forestry and other related conservation organizations with a combined membership of over 100,000 members

Lobbying Interests:
hunting, fishing, trapping and other outdoor recreational pursuits; protection of fish and wildlife habitat; environmental protection; access to public lands and waters; conservation and environmental education; Second Amendment rights.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
GEM
George E. Meyer
1540 W. James Street, Suite 500
Columbus, WI 53925
(608) 516-5545
georgemeyer@tds.net
http://www.wiwf.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
George E Meyer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 14
Assembly Bill 14
Relating to: the regulation of raffles. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 6

For
Notification Date
2/2/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation represents 195 sporting clubs, the majority of which run raffles. Current raffle regulation are ambiguous and counterproductive to conservation funding in Wisconsin
Assembly Bill 15
Assembly Bill 15
Relating to: the manufacture and acceptance for sale of products containing microbeads. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation represents anglers throughout the state. Microbeads are an unnecessary contaminant affecting waterways, fish and ultimately the ingestion by anglers and their families.
Assembly Bill 44
Assembly Bill 44
Relating to: transfer of certain fish and game approvals to persons with disabilities and the transfer of Class A bear licenses to persons awarded the Purple Heart or serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 49
Assembly Bill 49
Relating to: waiting period for handgun purchases.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 71
Assembly Bill 71
Relating to: aid payments on, and city, village, town, and county approval of, certain lands purchased by the Department of Natural Resources and restrictions on the purchase of land by the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
In effect this bill will end the purchase of public lands under the Stewardship program. The state should pay aid in lieu of taxes at the same level as local tax payers.
Assembly Bill 105
Assembly Bill 105
Relating to: groundwater management, approval of high capacity wells, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Groundwater protections is integral to protecting Wisconsin's streams and lakes and the fish and wildlife habitat that is critical to sportsmen and women.
Assembly Bill 107
Assembly Bill 107
Relating to: authorizing reimbursement to counties for the costs incurred in processing and donating certain wild turkeys. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 31

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 112
Assembly Bill 112
Relating to: the authority of physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers regarding testing and information required for making disability determinations under certain hunting and fishing approvals issued by the Department of Natural Resou...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 97

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 157
Assembly Bill 157
Relating to: an exemption from civil liability related to the placement of buoys or other markers in waterways.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Support with amendments to assure proper, non-negligent placement
Assembly Bill 168
Assembly Bill 168
Relating to: rules that prohibit feeding deer in certain counties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Time frame and amount of testing insufficient to establish that CWD not present in wild deer herd in the area.
Assembly Bill 187
Assembly Bill 187
Relating to: an exemption for disabled veterans and recipients of the purple heart medal from the cumulative preference system for issuing wild turkey hunting licenses and tags.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 225
Assembly Bill 225
Relating to: unattended decoys left in water.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 243
Assembly Bill 243
Relating to: restrictions on hunting antlerless deer by members of a group hunting party.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 100

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Adults should not take advantage of a youth's antlerless tag. Let the young man or woman have their opportunity to harvest their first deer.
Assembly Bill 323
Assembly Bill 323
Relating to: prohibiting certain mining and drilling activities that cause the destruction or filling in of a lake bed, reservoir, or flowage or that cause the withdrawal of water from a reservoir or flowage.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Protects streams, lakes and wetlands which are valuable fish and wildlife habitat
Assembly Bill 334
Assembly Bill 334
Relating to: designating the monarch butterfly as the state butterfly.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Monarch butterflies are important pollinators which are very important to maintain and restore grassland habitat for wildlife
Assembly Bill 411
Assembly Bill 411
Relating to: eliminating age requirements for participating in the hunting mentorship program and hunting devices authorized to be used under the hunting mentorship program.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
One firearm between the mentor and student are important to assure strong mentoring of youth. Secondly, most children under ten are not physically and emotionally capable to hunt big game.
Assembly Bill 433
Assembly Bill 433
Relating to: interfering with hunting, fishing, and trapping and providing criminal penalties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Serious problems are developing from interference with hunting in Wisconsin
Assembly Bill 436
Assembly Bill 436
Relating to: the regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Important to protect lakes, streams and wetlands which are critical for fish and wildlife habitat
Assembly Bill 471
Assembly Bill 471
Relating to: wild animal protection surcharges for game fish and a higher wild animal protection surcharge for certain animals of a larger size. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Provides greater deterrence for more valuable wildlife.
Assembly Bill 477
Assembly Bill 477
Relating to: approvals for high capacity wells, designation of sensitive resource areas, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will cause even more damage to lakes and streams than is not being caused by current high capacity wells. This is destroying fish and wildlife habitat important to hunters, anglers and trappers.
Assembly Bill 526
Assembly Bill 526
Relating to: the open season for hunting raccoon.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Opposed by WI Sporting Dog Association, WI Coon Hunters Association and the Wisconsin Trappers Association, all member affiliate clubs of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.
Assembly Bill 527
Assembly Bill 527
Relating to: authorizing a person to shoot to kill an animal wounded by certain hunters.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 225

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Deals with a difficult situation with a potentially traumatized youth, an adult who does not want to violate the law and a seriously wounded animal. This bill solves the problem.
Assembly Bill 544
Assembly Bill 544
Relating to: requiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a special wild turkey hunting program for certain disabled veterans. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This supports disabled hunters in Wisconsin
Assembly Bill 561
Assembly Bill 561
Relating to: taxes on managed forest lands, eligibility for the managed forest land program, management plans for managed forest land, sale or transfer of managed forest land, productivity of managed forest land, closed managed forest land, forest producti...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This is an important bill for several affiliate clubs in the WWF.
Assembly Bill 579
Assembly Bill 579
Relating to: the sale, purchase, or possession of wild game bird feathers.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 600
Assembly Bill 600
Relating to: the regulation of navigable waters and wetlands. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will cause substantial damage to lake and wetland fish and wildlife habitat which are important to hunters, anglers and trappers.
Assembly Bill 631
Assembly Bill 631
Relating to: the maximum height of pole traps.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will cause predation of hawks, owls and other protected birds. Bill can be crafted narrower to protect pheasant farms and WWF would support.
Assembly Bill 637
Assembly Bill 637
Relating to: control of nonpoint source water pollution in certain areas with carbonate bedrock and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Placing waste on thin and porous Karst land formations leads to significant pollution of ground and surface waters damaging to human health and fish and wildlife
Assembly Bill 640
Assembly Bill 640
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Causes damage to valuable streams and wetlands important for hunting, fishing and trapping.
Assembly Bill 700
Assembly Bill 700
Relating to: the date on which the annual open season for hunting and trapping wolves begins. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 285

For
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Changes season to better reflect the primacy of the fur.
Assembly Bill 719
Assembly Bill 719
Relating to: shining wild animals.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Updates hunting method to match change of lighting equipment
Assembly Bill 735
Assembly Bill 735
Relating to: the review of water quality standards and variances to water quality standards by the Department of Natural Resources and exempting certain actions of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Administration from the requiremen...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Updates Wisconsin water quality laws to match Federal standards.
Assembly Bill 823
Assembly Bill 823
Relating to: an exemption from permit requirements for certain riparian owners who remove material from the bed of a navigable water.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will cause major water quality problems and severely harm fish and wildlife habitat which is important to hunters, anglers and trappers
Assembly Bill 825
Assembly Bill 825
Relating to: a study to implement methods to reduce the amount of nutrients introduced into the Wisconsin River and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will help improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in the Wisconsin River which is important to hunters, anglers and trappers.
Assembly Bill 874
Assembly Bill 874
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will prevent effective restoration of lakes, streams and wetlands which have been severely damaged by the pumping from high capacity wells.
Assembly Bill 876
Assembly Bill 876
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The change in the railroad trespass crossing law from 2005 which is now being enforced deprives hunters, anglers and trappers from using 128 Mississippi River locations and causes trespass issues on 121 DNR wildlife, fishery and state park areas.
Senate Bill 8
Senate Bill 8
Relating to: the regulation of raffles. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation represents 195 sporting clubs, the majority of which run raffles. Current raffle regulation are ambiguous and counterproductive to conservation funding in Wisconsin
Senate Bill 15
Senate Bill 15
Relating to: the manufacture and acceptance for sale of products containing microbeads. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 43

For
Notification Date
2/2/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation represents anglers throughout the state. Microbeads are an unnecessary contaminant affecting waterways, fish and ultimately the ingestion by anglers and their families.
Senate Bill 20
Senate Bill 20
Relating to: transfer of certain fish and game approvals to persons with disabilities and the transfer of Class A bear licenses to persons awarded the Purple Heart or serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 98

For
Notification Date
2/18/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 35
Senate Bill 35
Relating to: waiting period for handgun purchases.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 22

For
Notification Date
2/18/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 48
Senate Bill 48
Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Would restore professional management of Natural Resources in Wisconsin. Ninety percent of Wisconsin sportsmen and women support!
Senate Bill 72
Senate Bill 72
Relating to: groundwater management, approval of high capacity wells, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The protection of Wisconsin groundwater is critical to protect fish and wildlife habitat in lakes and streams. This is important for hunters, anglers and trappers.
Senate Bill 79
Senate Bill 79
Relating to: authorizing reimbursement to counties for the costs incurred in processing and donating certain wild turkeys. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 88
Senate Bill 88
Relating to: the authority of physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers regarding testing and information required for making disability determinations under certain hunting and fishing approvals issued by the Department of Natural Resou...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 115
Senate Bill 115
Relating to: an exemption for disabled veterans and recipients of the purple heart medal from the cumulative preference system for issuing wild turkey hunting licenses and tags.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 147
Senate Bill 147
Relating to: unattended decoys left in water.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 150
Senate Bill 150
Relating to: restrictions on hunting antlerless deer by members of a group hunting party.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Adults should not take advantage of a youth's antlerless tag. Let the young man or woman have their opportunity to harvest their first deer.
Senate Bill 239
Senate Bill 239
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This bill would worsen damage being done to lakes, streams and wetlands in certain parts of the state. High capacity wells in those areas are already doing serious damage to fish and wildlife habitat important to hunters, anglers and trappers.
Senate Bill 291
Senate Bill 291
Relating to: approvals for high capacity wells, designation of sensitive resource areas, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will cause even more damage to lakes and streams than is not being caused by current high capacity wells. This is destroying fish and wildlife habitat important to hunters, anglers and trappers.
Senate Bill 301
Senate Bill 301
Relating to: eliminating age requirements for participating in the hunting mentorship program and hunting devices authorized to be used under the hunting mentorship program.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
One firearm between the mentor and student are important to assure strong mentoring of youth. Secondly, most children under ten are not physically and emotionally capable to hunt big game. The WI Hunter Ed Instructors also oppose.
Senate Bill 338
Senate Bill 338
Relating to: interfering with hunting, fishing, and trapping and providing criminal penalties.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 346

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Serious problems are developing from interference with hunting in Wisconsin
Senate Bill 394
Senate Bill 394
Relating to: requiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a special wild turkey hunting program for certain disabled veterans. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This supports disabled hunters in Wisconsin
Senate Bill 434
Senate Bill 434
Relating to: taxes on managed forest lands, eligibility for the managed forest land program, management plans for managed forest land, sale or transfer of managed forest land, productivity of managed forest land, closed managed forest land, forest producti...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 358

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This is an important bill for several affiliate clubs in the WWF.
Senate Bill 435
Senate Bill 435
Relating to: the sale, purchase, or possession of wild game bird feathers.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 248

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 444
Senate Bill 444
Relating to: authorizing a person to shoot to kill an animal wounded by certain hunters.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Deals with a difficult situation with a potentially traumatized youth, an adult who does not want to violate the law and a seriously wounded animal. This bill solves the problem.
Senate Bill 459
Senate Bill 459
Relating to: the regulation of navigable waters and wetlands. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 387

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will cause substantial damage to lake and wetland fish and wildlife habitat which is important to hunters, anglers and trappers
Senate Bill 469
Senate Bill 469
Relating to: control of nonpoint source water pollution in certain areas with carbonate bedrock and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Placing waste on thin and porous Karst land formations leads to significant pollution of ground and surface waters damaging to human health and fish and wildlife
Senate Bill 493
Senate Bill 493
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Causes damage to valuable streams and wetlands important for hunting, fishing and trapping.
Senate Bill 542
Senate Bill 542
Relating to: the date on which the annual open season for hunting and trapping wolves begins. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Changes season to better reflect the primacy of the fur.
Senate Bill 567
Senate Bill 567
Relating to: the review of water quality standards and variances to water quality standards by the Department of Natural Resources and exempting certain actions of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Administration from the requiremen...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 205

For
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Updates Wisconsin water quality laws to match Federal standards.
Senate Bill 605
Senate Bill 605
Relating to: shining wild animals.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 249

For
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Updates hunting method to match change of lighting equipment
Senate Bill 660
Senate Bill 660
Relating to: an exemption from permit requirements for certain riparian owners who remove material from the bed of a navigable water.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Will cause major water quality problems and severely harm fish and wildlife habitat which is important to hunters, anglers and trappers
Senate Bill 734
Senate Bill 734
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/25/2016
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The change in the railroad trespass crossing law from 2005 which is now being enforced deprives hunters, anglers and trappers from using 128 Mississippi River locations and causes trespass issues on 121 DNR wildlife, fishery and state park areas.

Budget Bill Subjects

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Natural Resources: Environmental Quality
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Environmental Quality

Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation

Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Natural Resources: Parks and Forestry
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Parks and Forestry

Notification Date
6/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Fish, Game, etc., Chs. NR 1— Revises Chapters NR 20 and 25, relating to lake trout harvest limits in Lake Superior. SS 097-14
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Fish, Game, etc., Chs. NR 1— Revises Chapters NR 20 and 25, relating to lake trout harvest limits in Lake Superior. SS 097-14

Register Number: 706 (10/15/2014)
Other
Notification Date
2/2/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Issuance of antlerless permits through the Deer Management Assistance Program and implementation of the 2012 White-tailed Deer Trustee's Report.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Issuance of antlerless permits through the Deer Management Assistance Program and implementation of the 2012 White-tailed Deer Trustee's Report.

Register Number: 702 (6/15/2014)
None
Notification Date
2/2/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Lake trout harvest limits in Lake Superior.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Lake trout harvest limits in Lake Superior.

Register Number: 692 (9/1/2013)
None
Notification Date
2/2/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revises Chapters NR 10 to 12, relating to the 2015 wildlife management spring hearing rule related to hunting, trapping, refuges and closed areas, and wildlife nuisance control. SS 113-14
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Revises Chapters NR 10 to 12, relating to the 2015 wildlife management spring hearing rule related to hunting, trapping, refuges and closed areas, and wildlife nuisance control. SS 113-14

Register Number: 707 (11/15/2014)
Other
Notification Date
2/2/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revises Chapters NR 20 to 23 and 26, relating to fishing regulations on inland, outlying, and boundary waters that will be proposed at the 2015 Fish and Wildlife Spring Hearings. SS 114-14
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Revises Chapters NR 20 to 23 and 26, relating to fishing regulations on inland, outlying, and boundary waters that will be proposed at the 2015 Fish and Wildlife Spring Hearings. SS 114-14

Register Number: 707 (11/15/2014)
Other
Notification Date
2/2/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$8,786.80
2015
July - December
$14,915.40
2016
January - June
$8,425.50
2016
July - December
$9,282.06
Total $41,409.76
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
164.00
2015
July - December
153.00
2016
January - June
123.00
2016
July - December
56.00
Total 496.00
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
283.00
2015
July - December
275.00
2016
January - June
216.00
2016
July - December
205.00
Total 979.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the regulation of raffles. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: interfering with hunting, fishing, and trapping and providing criminal penalties.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the authority of physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers regarding testing and information required for making disability determinations under certain hunting and fishing approvals issued by the Department of Natural Resources.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: restrictions on hunting antlerless deer by members of a group hunting party.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: interfering with hunting, fishing, and trapping and providing criminal penalties.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: eliminating age requirements for participating in the hunting mentorship program and hunting devices authorized to be used under the hunting mentorship program.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: taxes on managed forest lands, eligibility for the managed forest land program, management plans for managed forest land, sale or transfer of managed forest land, productivity of managed forest land, closed managed forest land, forest production areas, natural heritage inventory, wildlife action plans, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: groundwater management, approval of high capacity wells, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: approvals for high capacity wells, designation of sensitive resource areas, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: eliminating age requirements for participating in the hunting mentorship program and hunting devices authorized to be used under the hunting mentorship program.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: taxes on managed forest lands, eligibility for the managed forest land program, management plans for managed forest land, sale or transfer of managed forest land, productivity of managed forest land, closed managed forest land, forest production areas, natural heritage inventory, wildlife action plans, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the regulation of navigable waters and wetlands. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
30 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 9 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
90 %
Total 25 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures