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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1958
(1958)

The state government: administrative branch,   pp. [323]-484 PDF (46.9 MB)


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WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
     b. Develops interdivisional and interagency cooperation and
        cooperative programs.
     c. Informs the public relating to the wildlife programs.
2. Specific Functions:
     a. Recommends to the Conservation    Commission proposed
        hunting and trapping regulations based on scientific field
        investigations and surveys.
     b. Develops a state-wide system   of leased and owned public
        hunting grounds.
     c. Conducts a game habitat improvement program   on state-
        owned and leased lands, on other public lands by cooperative
        agreement with other state and federal agencies, and on
        private lands by extension services given to schools, con-
        servation clubs, farmers and by cooperation with the U. S.
        Soil Conservation Service county agents, and the agricul-
        tural conservation program.
     d. Conducts wildlife research programs involving game survey
        and census, forest game, wetland game, farm game and
        wildlife pathology.
     e. Operates the State Experimental Game and Fur Farm   at
        Poynette, involving the propagation of native and exotic
        species of birds; research concerning habits and foods of
        birds and animals; prevention and control of disease; assist-
        ance to commercial game and fur breeders of the state; and
        maintenance of bird and animal exhibits.
     f. Conducts a winter bird feeding program and cooperates with
        participating groups and interested individuals in this pro-
        gram.
    g. Maintains records of game harvests showing quantity and
        location of game animals, upland birds, waterfowl and boun-
        tied animal yields; and maintains complete historical sum-
        maries showing kill trends and seasons.
     h. Administers the licensed shooting preserves program.
     i. Supervises the bird and animal farm and fur farm program.
     j. Issues bird banding permits, scientific collection permits and
        miscellaneous permits for animals held in captivity for non-
        commercial purposes.
                    Fish Management Division
  The first state governmental bureau dealing with the fisheries
resources was the Fish Commission. Formed in 1874 it was pri-
marily concerned with administering a fish propagation program.
The modern fish management division, with comprehensive respon-
sibility for the management of all fishing resources, dates back to
1933 when the Conservation Commission was given the power to
establish seasons, size, bag and possession limits on fish. Soon
after, the division embarked on rough fish control operations, and
initiated survey and research projects to provide better guidance to
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