Wisconsin Legislature OKs Outdoor Discounts for Vets

By: AP
By: AP

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Legislature has approved a bipartisan bill that would offer wounded veterans discounts on hunting and fishing licenses.

Non-state residents with Purple Hearts would be able to buy a gun deer license for the resident price of $24 rather than the $160 non-resident fee. They also would pay the $20 resident fee for a fishing license rather than the $50 non-resident fee.

Conservation patron licenses, which are combination hunting, fishing and trapping permits, would cost in-state Purple Heart winners $10 rather than $165 and non-resident Purple Heart winners $161 rather than $600.

Both the Senate and Assembly passed the bill on voice votes Tuesday. The measure now heads to Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration.

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