Wisconsin Considers Broad Exemptions for Hunting Certain Captive Animals

Wisconsin S.B. 563 would exempt farm-raised bovids (e.g., bison, buffalo, sheep, goats, antelope) from wildlife hunting restriction. The bill proposes to allow hunting of farm-raised bovids without a hunting license and would establish the same regulatory framework that is currently applicable to hunting farm-raised deer. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Sporting, Heritage, Small Business, and Rural Issues.