Michigan to Offer Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Disabled Veterans

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced Friday that disabled veterans can obtain free hunting and fishing licenses beginning in March.

Governor Rick Snyder signed the bill into law last week, allowing disabled veterans to secure resident hunting and fishing licenses free of charge. The law doesn’t include lottery-based licenses, and disability rulings made by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determine eligibility.

“Providing free licenses for disabled veterans is just a small token of our deep gratitude for their sacrifice for all of us,” said Denise Gruben, manager of licensing and reservations for the DNR. “We want veterans to be full participants in outdoor sports.”

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Nice work Michigan, let’s hope more states follow your lead.