Hunter Nation Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Conservation, land use, and hunting policies.

Lobbying Interests:
The Organization may attempt to influence conservation, land use, and hunting policies during the legislative session.

Contact
LH
Luke Hilgemann
1001 N Central Avenue, Suite 203
Marshfield, WI 54449
(608) 345-7627
luke@hunternation.org
https://hunternation.org/

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Scott Meyer Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 7/7/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Thomas Fonfara Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 7/7/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 572
Assembly Bill 572
Relating to: limiting civil liability for firearm, firearm accessory, and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, importers, trade associations, sellers, and dealers.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/6/2021
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

For
Notification Date
11/3/2021
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 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
11/3/2021
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
11/3/2021
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

For
Notification Date
11/3/2021
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 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
11/3/2021
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 669
Assembly Bill 669
Relating to: right to carry a weapon in this state. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/3/2021
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 670
Assembly Bill 670
Relating to: satisfying the hunter education field testing requirement with a mentored hunt.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/3/2021
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 671
Assembly Bill 671
Relating to: administrative rules relating to hunting wild turkeys. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/3/2021
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 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
11/3/2021
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

For
Notification Date
11/3/2021
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 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

For
Notification Date
11/3/2021
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 677
Assembly Bill 677
Relating to: stocking pheasants for hunting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/3/2021
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 912
Assembly Bill 912
Relating to: emergency power to regulate businesses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/1/2022
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 516
Senate Bill 516
Relating to: reciprocity for out-of-state licenses to carry a concealed weapon.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/27/2021
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.
Senate Bill 570
Senate Bill 570
Relating to: limiting civil liability for firearm, firearm accessory, and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, importers, trade associations, sellers, and dealers.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/6/2021
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

For
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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 610
Senate Bill 610
Relating to: administrative rules relating to hunting wild turkeys. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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 611
Senate Bill 611
Relating to: satisfying the hunter education field testing requirement with a mentored hunt.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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 612
Senate Bill 612
Relating to: stocking brook trout in Lake Michigan.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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 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
10/15/2021
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 614
Senate Bill 614
Relating to: Department of Natural Resources habitat work plan. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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 615
Senate Bill 615
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
10/15/2021
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 616
Senate Bill 616
Relating to: electronic issuance of dog training licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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

For
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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 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

For
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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 619
Senate Bill 619
Relating to: right to carry a weapon in this state. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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 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
10/15/2021
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 886
Senate Bill 886
Relating to: emergency power to regulate businesses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/1/2022
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 894
Senate Bill 894
Relating to: peer review of administrative rules, comments to proposed statements of scope, and review of proposed groundwater enforcement standards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2022
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Legislation relating to encouraging greater participation in Wisconsin’s sporting heritage, including hunting and fishing in Wisconsin.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation relating to encouraging greater participation in Wisconsin’s sporting heritage, including hunting and fishing in Wisconsin.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/24/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
July - December
$35,332.50
2022
January - June
$20,000.00
Total $55,332.50
Total Hours Communicating 2021
July - December
54.00
2022
January - June
13.00
Total 67.00
Total Hours Other 2021
July - December
170.60
2022
January - June
39.80
Total 210.40

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: report on reducing the number of hunting, fishing, and trapping approvals required by the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: Department of Natural Resources habitat work plan. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: report on access to public lands owned or managed by the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: electronic issuance of dog training licenses. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: Department of Natural Resources report on partnering with the private aquaculture industry. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: requiring the repeal of hunting, trapping, and fishing administrative rules in conjunction with promulgation of new rules. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: right to carry a weapon in this state. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: limiting civil liability for firearm, firearm accessory, and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, importers, trade associations, sellers, and dealers.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: Department of Natural Resources report on partnering with the private aquaculture industry. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: report on reducing the number of hunting, fishing, and trapping approvals required by the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: Department of Natural Resources habitat work plan. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: electronic issuance of dog training licenses. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: right to carry a weapon in this state. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: satisfying the hunter education field testing requirement with a mentored hunt.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: administrative rules relating to hunting wild turkeys. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: report on access to public lands owned or managed by the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: stocking brook trout in Lake Michigan.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: requiring the repeal of hunting, trapping, and fishing administrative rules in conjunction with promulgation of new rules. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: stocking pheasants for hunting. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: reciprocity for out-of-state licenses to carry a concealed weapon.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: limiting civil liability for firearm, firearm accessory, and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, importers, trade associations, sellers, and dealers.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: stocking pheasants for hunting. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
22 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: administrative rules relating to hunting wild turkeys. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: satisfying the hunter education field testing requirement with a mentored hunt.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: stocking brook trout in Lake Michigan.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
22 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: emergency power to regulate businesses.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: emergency power to regulate businesses.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: peer review of administrative rules, comments to proposed statements of scope, and review of proposed groundwater enforcement standards. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures