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#1 TimothyHD

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:21 PM

I'm new to the Native Fish side of things and am exploring.  I was excited about the idea of local collecting, but noticed that WI has a lot of rules due to VHS.  Anyone in SE WI have any tips?  I live in Menomonee Falls, just NE of Milwaukee. Thanks.



#2 mattknepley

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:28 AM

Welcome! I'm not familiar with WI legalities but am under the impression they can be stringent. You are wise, and responsible, to ask for clarification; and for that you are to be commended. Hopefully those with more concrete intel will chime in soon, but til then, once again, "Welcome aboard, glad to have ya!"
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#3 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:34 AM

Agree with Matt. And I don't have any experience up there either. But there's lots of information listed out by state in under Regulations & Laws sub-forum
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#4 sunny17

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:23 AM

Basically, due to VHS rules you cannot remove fish alive and in water from any body of water in Wisconsin.  You can keep native fish in a tank as long as you obtain them from a VHS certified free source and keep the receipt of sale. Definitely good info on Wisconsin regs. in the Regulations and Laws sub-forum!



#5 TimothyHD

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:36 AM

I've communicated with the WI DNR fish guy. With a bait dealer permit and a wild harvest application, I will be able to collect from non-VHS infected waters.  Permit app is in the mail!



#6 Rebecca8

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:13 PM

I also search some useful tips.



#7 riverman1

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:29 PM

I am a Wisconsin resident and just wanted to follow this post. Thanks!



#8 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:22 PM

Contact this guy. I really don't know Brian, but he surely knows the rules inside and out. I know for sure that he has done everything he can to do his thing and break no laws. http://www.btdarters.com/


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#9 riverman1

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:41 PM

Contact this guy. I really don't know Brian, but he surely knows the rules inside and out. I know for sure that he has done everything he can to do his thing and break no laws. http://www.btdarters.com/

Thank You!



#10 TimothyHD

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:21 AM

Joe Bevington is my main contact at the State DNR.  I haven't talked to him this year as I don't plan on collecting.  He set me up with a Bait dealer permit and wild harvest permit.  However, this only applies to bait fish.  Rough fish and Game fish currently can only be harvested and live transported with commercial fishing permit and then another permit for live transport.  I've talked with him about some sort of Hobbiest permit and he was interested, but nothing much has happened.  

 

his email is Joseph.Bevington@wisconsin.gov 

Phone 608-264-9257

 

Very personable guy and interested in what we do.





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