Village of Balsam Lake, WI
Polk County
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]Adopted 8-7-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-01]
The harvesting of wild animals shall be permitted when it has been determined by the Village Board that such harvesting is necessary for proper game management or to protect persons, parks or other property and would not pose a threat to health and safety in the area where such harvesting shall take place. The allowance of such harvest shall constitute an exercise of the Village’s police powers. Such harvesting may only take place at such time, place and manner as the Village Board may direct and shall be in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. The Village Board will draft special rules to be followed for the duration of any animal harvest within the Village of Balsam Lake. Harvesting of animals will only be allowed within the Village of Balsam Lake by a permit issued and approved by the Village Board. Harvesting of animals will be allowed on public lands, and private land with permission of the landowner, with a valid Village of Balsam Lake issued permit.