Conservation NOW: July 17, 2017


Oppose AB 411: Undermining Wildlife Protection

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to oppose AB 411, which is before the Assembly Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage Committee on Wednesday.

Wisconsin’s wildlife belongs to all citizens of our state. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wardens are charged with ensuring these shared resources are protected. A long established “Open Field Doctrine” allows law enforcement to look for and enforce the law in open areas on private land, which is a different privacy standard than citizens can expect in their homes and buildings. AB 411 would prohibit DNR wardens from enforcing penalties for violations against a public resource.


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