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      Disabled Veterans Eligible for Free Hunting Licenses

      Posted on October 09, 2013 at 11:31 AM

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      Minnesota resident military veterans with service-connected permanent disability, as defined by the U.S. Veterans Administration, may obtain an application online at www.mndnr.gov/military

       

       

      Our veterans have made great sacrifices to secure our freedoms – including the freedom to enjoy the great outdoors. Minnesota’s disabled veterans have long been able to hunt for free. 

      This spring, Governor Mark Dayton signed a new law to make even easier for disabled veterans to hunt. In the future, disabled veterans will be eligible for permanent card that allows them to receive a small game or deer hunting license without filling out paperwork every year. 

      Obtaining the free permanent card is optional and disabled veterans may still fill out annual paperwork to obtain the free licenses.

      Recently, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources mailed letters and applications to 2,294 disabled veterans who have previously obtained a free small game or either-sex deer license. 

      Other Minnesota resident military veterans with service-connected permanent disability, as defined by the U.S. Veterans Administration, may obtain an application online at www.mndnr.gov/military or call toll-free at 877-348-0498.