WI bans hunting by Internet By Kevin Doberstein Copyright 2005
Wisconsin State Assembly passed Bill 179. This bill reads “relating to: being physically in possession of a firearm, bow, or crossbow while hunting captive deer or other captive wild animals. This bill is intended to stop surge of Internet hunting in Wisconsin.
A Texas businessman owns a web site that allows people to shoot game animals on his ranch. This is done with specially mounted cameras on rifles. The “hunter” can view entire process online and tell person holding rifle to shoot live game on his ranch. He claims site was intended for disabled people so that they can also enjoy hunting and target shooting.
Generally in Wisconsin, disabled persons are given opportunity to hunt and enjoy outdoor experience. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources objective is to provide a variety of hunting, fishing, and recreational use permits designed to help people with disabilities enjoy state’s natural resources.
Wisconsin’s Disabled Advisory Council for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has 4 main objectives.
To advise Department of Natural Resources on matters pertaining to accessibility of all department programs and services by physically challenged persons. To identify and evaluate needs of physically challenged persons and communicate them to Department. To advance research and design, policy and legislative changes to improve accessibility of agency programs and properties. To communicate with individuals and other organizations and agencies with similar purposes in a collaborative process to improve accessibility