Gov. Walker OKs Outdoor Discounts for Vets

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that offers wounded veterans discounts on hunting and fishing licenses.

The bipartisan measure allows non-state residents with Purple Hearts to buy a gun deer license for the resident price of $24 rather than the $160 non-resident fee. They also will pay the $20 resident fee for a fishing license rather than the $50 non-resident fee.

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

Walker signed the bill Friday after a Veterans Day ceremony in the state Capitol's rotunda.

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