Wisconsin Wildlife Federation

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation is comprised of over 200 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. dogs, conservation funding, conservation land acquisition and management.

Contact
MAL
Mark A. LaBarbera
213 N, Main, Suite 100, P.O. Box 460
Poynette, WI 53955
(520) 730-9252
MLaBarbera57@icloud.com
http://www.wiwf.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 13
Assembly Bill 13
Relating to: fire fighting foam containing PFAS and the partial suspension of a rule of the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 30
Assembly Bill 30
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to the use of wood to contain bear bait or feed in logs or stumps.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2021
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: the wildlife damage abatement program and the wildlife damage claim program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 53
Assembly Bill 53
Relating to: shot shell restrictions and the hunting of fur-bearing animals.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 61
Assembly Bill 61
Relating to: the use of proceeds from the sale of state-owned properties controlled by the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 85
Assembly Bill 85
Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 99
Assembly Bill 99
Relating to: sediment removed from Lake Michigan or Lake Superior.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 93

Against
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 140
Assembly Bill 140
Relating to: expanding the clean sweep program to include collection of certain fire fighting foams and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 151
Assembly Bill 151
Relating to: disposal of deer carcasses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 161
Assembly Bill 161
Relating to: the disability rating at which veterans qualify for certain hunting and fishing authorizations and exemptions from state park and trail admission fees. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 163
Assembly Bill 163
Relating to: the authority to shoot a beaver or muskrat causing damage to a highway.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 62

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 165
Assembly Bill 165
Relating to: combining the archer and crossbow hunting licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 171
Assembly Bill 171
Relating to: paddlewheel raffles. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 248
Assembly Bill 248
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/27/2021
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 is critically important to hunters, anglers and trappers and their use of public lands in Wisconsin
Assembly Bill 269
Assembly Bill 269
Relating to: waiver of fees for admission to state parks on Earth Day. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 285
Assembly Bill 285
Relating to: veteran boat launch permits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 293
Assembly Bill 293
Relating to: restrictions on enforcing federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition, the use of public resources to confiscate firearms, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 298
Assembly Bill 298
Relating to: license fee waivers for veterans' spouses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 326
Assembly Bill 326
Relating to: the procedure for promulgating a proposed rule relating to fish or wildlife that is considered at the joint annual spring hearing of the Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 341
Assembly Bill 341
Relating to: captive wildlife in facilities holding a U.S. Department of Agriculture exhibitor license. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 343
Assembly Bill 343
Relating to: grants to map, control, eradicate, monitor, and minimize the spread of wild parsnip; funding for the Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 346
Assembly Bill 346
Relating to: a fishing license for a child with a disability. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/24/2021
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 419
Assembly Bill 419
Relating to: regulating and addressing PFAS, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 598
Assembly Bill 598
Relating to: farm-raised game bovids. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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 614
Assembly Bill 614
Relating to: bargaining over wages, hours, and conditions of employment for public employees. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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 615
Assembly Bill 615
Relating to: the state civil service system. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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 658
Assembly Bill 658
Relating to: Department of Natural Resources report on partnering with the private aquaculture industry. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Needs analysis of benefits & cost, plus address bio-risk of introducing certain species into the wild
Assembly Bill 658
Assembly Bill 658
Relating to: Department of Natural Resources report on partnering with the private aquaculture industry. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Needs analysis of benefits & cost, plus address bio-risk of introducing certain species into the wild
Assembly Bill 659
Assembly Bill 659
Relating to: report on reducing the number of hunting, fishing, and trapping approvals required by the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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 660
Assembly Bill 660
Relating to: Department of Natural Resources habitat work plan. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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 661
Assembly Bill 661
Relating to: electronic issuance of dog training licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Needs more analysis and input to assure it is necessary and well done.
Assembly Bill 667
Assembly Bill 667
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Science is sound.
Assembly Bill 670
Assembly Bill 670
Relating to: satisfying the hunter education field testing requirement with a mentored hunt.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Safety concerns. “Mentor”could be anyone. In-person training by qualified instructors is key. Most current “Learn to Hunt” or “mentored” hunts have been safe because those “mentors” were qualified instructors!
Assembly Bill 671
Assembly Bill 671
Relating to: administrative rules relating to hunting wild turkeys. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Safety concerns. Landowner concerns. Surveys show high hunter satisfaction with current framework
Assembly Bill 672
Assembly Bill 672
Relating to: report on access to public lands owned or managed by the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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 673
Assembly Bill 673
Relating to: stocking brook trout in Lake Michigan.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Unlikely that a natural population will be established, diverting funds from successful programs without any guidelines or requirements to monitor the program’s success or failure does not benefit the resource.
Assembly Bill 676
Assembly Bill 676
Relating to: requiring the repeal of hunting, trapping, and fishing administrative rules in conjunction with promulgation of new rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Too broad. Most rules were vetted through stakeholders and then passed by legislators. No guidelines on which rules would be removed.
Assembly Bill 677
Assembly Bill 677
Relating to: stocking pheasants for hunting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
No new funding offered. Risks diverting funds from priority habitat work. Rooster-only put & take does not help natural reproduction.
Assembly Bill 781
Assembly Bill 781
Relating to: green jobs training program grants, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 783
Assembly Bill 783
Relating to: model academic standards related to climate change; grants to develop climate change curriculum resources; funding for the University of Wisconsin System and special education; and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 784
Assembly Bill 784
Relating to: creating the Wisconsin Climate Corps program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 785
Assembly Bill 785
Relating to: climate change scholarships, funding for special education aid, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 788
Assembly Bill 788
Relating to: grants for regional biodigesters, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 789
Assembly Bill 789
Relating to: consideration of climate change in certain local plans and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 791
Assembly Bill 791
Relating to: county conservation staff for climate change resiliency purposes and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 793
Assembly Bill 793
Relating to: funding of the Focus on Energy program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 794
Assembly Bill 794
Relating to: funding for certain research positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and special education aid and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 795
Assembly Bill 795
Relating to: on-bill financing of energy improvements and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 797
Assembly Bill 797
Relating to: creating a grant program for farmers who use certain sustainable practices, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 798
Assembly Bill 798
Relating to: an energy efficiency grant program for school districts, funding for the University of Wisconsin System, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 799
Assembly Bill 799
Relating to: grants for planting trees to address urban heat islands, eligible recipients for urban forestry grants, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 849
Assembly Bill 849
Relating to: use of fill in commercial waterways and establishing shorelines of Great Lakes waters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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 34
Senate Bill 34
Relating to: fire fighting foam containing PFAS and the partial suspension of a rule of the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 45
Senate Bill 45
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to the use of wood to contain bear bait or feed in logs or stumps.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 14

For
Notification Date
2/1/2021
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 54
Senate Bill 54
Relating to: shot shell restrictions and the hunting of fur-bearing animals.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 16

For
Notification Date
2/1/2021
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 63
Senate Bill 63
Relating to: the wildlife damage abatement program and the wildlife damage claim program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 64
Senate Bill 64
Relating to: the use of proceeds from the sale of state-owned properties controlled by the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 27

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 91
Senate Bill 91
Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 77

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 93
Senate Bill 93
Relating to: sediment removed from Lake Michigan or Lake Superior.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 156
Senate Bill 156
Relating to: expanding the clean sweep program to include collection of certain fire fighting foams and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 166
Senate Bill 166
Relating to: disposal of deer carcasses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 170
Senate Bill 170
Relating to: paddlewheel raffles. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 176
Senate Bill 176
Relating to: the disability rating at which veterans qualify for certain hunting and fishing authorizations and exemptions from state park and trail admission fees. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 191
Senate Bill 191
Relating to: the authority to shoot a beaver or muskrat causing damage to a highway.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 192
Senate Bill 192
Relating to: combining the archer and crossbow hunting licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 287
Senate Bill 287
Relating to: waiver of fees for admission to state parks on Earth Day. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 310
Senate Bill 310
Relating to: license fee waivers for veterans' spouses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 324
Senate Bill 324
Relating to: veteran boat launch permits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 328
Senate Bill 328
Relating to: the procedure for promulgating a proposed rule relating to fish or wildlife that is considered at the joint annual spring hearing of the Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 347
Senate Bill 347
Relating to: captive wildlife in facilities holding a U.S. Department of Agriculture exhibitor license. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 394
Senate Bill 394
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 397
Senate Bill 397
Relating to: a fishing license for a child with a disability. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 563
Senate Bill 563
Relating to: farm-raised game bovids. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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 609
Senate Bill 609
Relating to: stocking pheasants for hunting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
No new funding offered. Risks diverting funds from priority habitat work. Rooster-only put & take does not help natural reproduction.
Senate Bill 610
Senate Bill 610
Relating to: administrative rules relating to hunting wild turkeys. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Safety concerns. Landowner concerns. Surveys show high hunter satisfaction with current framework.
Senate Bill 611
Senate Bill 611
Relating to: satisfying the hunter education field testing requirement with a mentored hunt.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Safety concerns. “Mentor”could be anyone. In-person training by qualified instructors is key. Most current “Learn to Hunt” or “mentored” hunts have been safe because those “mentors” were qualified instructors!
Senate Bill 612
Senate Bill 612
Relating to: stocking brook trout in Lake Michigan.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Unlikely that a natural population will be established, diverting funds from successful programs without any guidelines or requirements to monitor the program’s success or failure does not benefit the resource.
Senate Bill 613
Senate Bill 613
Relating to: report on reducing the number of hunting, fishing, and trapping approvals required by the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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 617
Senate Bill 617
Relating to: Department of Natural Resources report on partnering with the private aquaculture industry. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Needs analysis of benefits & cost, plus address bio-risk of introducing certain species into the wild
Senate Bill 618
Senate Bill 618
Relating to: requiring the repeal of hunting, trapping, and fishing administrative rules in conjunction with promulgation of new rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Too broad. Most rules were vetted through stakeholders and then passed by legislators. No guidelines on which rules would be removed.
Senate Bill 620
Senate Bill 620
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
Science is sound.
Senate Bill 900
Senate Bill 900
Relating to: use of fill in commercial waterways and establishing shorelines of Great Lakes waters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/9/2022
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

Gray wolf harvest regulations
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Gray wolf harvest regulations
Scope Statement
SS 045_21
Other
Notification Date
6/24/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Sandhill Crane Hunting Season in Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sandhill Crane Hunting Season in Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/18/2022
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.

Funding for Chronic Wasting Disease
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for Chronic Wasting Disease

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/18/2022
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.

Increase of certain hunting,fishing and trapping licenses and stamps
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increase of certain hunting,fishing and trapping licenses and stamps

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/18/2022
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.

regulation of hunting contests
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of hunting contests

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/18/2022
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.

Water quality and drinking water aspects being discussed by the Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water quality and drinking water aspects being discussed by the Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/18/2022
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.

Reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/18/2022
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.

State management of Sandhill Cranes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State management of Sandhill Cranes

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/24/2021
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.

Wolf Management
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wolf Management

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.

Deer Management
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Deer Management

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.

Commercial and Sport Fishing in Lake Superior
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Commercial and Sport Fishing in Lake Superior

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.

Whitefish Management in Green Bay and Lake Michigan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Whitefish Management in Green Bay and Lake Michigan

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.

Restrictions on Use of Buckshot for Furbearers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Restrictions on Use of Buckshot for Furbearers

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.

Crossing Railroad Tracks
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Crossing Railroad Tracks

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.

Sandhill Crane Management
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sandhill Crane Management

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.

Waterfowl Stamp Increase
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Waterfowl Stamp Increase

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.

Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2021
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

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$7,125.00
2021
July - December
$4,816.00
2022
January - June
$2,816.00
Total $14,757.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
103.00
2021
July - December
6.25
2022
January - June
0.00
Total 109.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
222.00
2021
July - December
147.00
2022
January - June
184.50
Total 553.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: shot shell restrictions and the hunting of fur-bearing animals.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 11 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 12 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
100 %
2022
July - December
Total 28 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures