Free hunting licenses planned for disabled vets
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says new, free hunting and fishing licenses will be available for disabled veterans beginning in March.
The agency says a law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder earlier this month allows a disabled veteran to obtain any resident hunting or fishing license for which a lottery is not required, free of charge.
The law in part defines a disabled veteran as a resident who has been determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans' benefits at the 100 percent rate, for a disability other than blindness.
The law also defines a disabled veteran as one rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as individually unemployable.