VT Disabled Veterans' Hunting and Fishing Benefits Improve

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/20 2014 04:09PM

Updated 05/20 2014 04:20PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont's disabled veterans have more hunting and fishing benefits. 

According to the Department of Fish & Wildlife Department, a Vermont resident who is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and is 60 percent disabled as a result of a service-connected disability may be eligible to receive a free fishing, hunting, or a combination hunting and fishing license. 

The changes come from legislation that was signed into law by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. 

“Vermont’s veterans deserve our thanks for all they have given to their state and their country,” said Gov. Shumlin.  “Making more disabled Vermonters eligible for free hunting and fishing licenses is one way to offer them the recognition they deserve.”

The legislation also has a reciprocity provision for veterans from other states.  

Fish & Wildlife urges people to call their licensing office for more information (802)-828-1190.  

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