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Wis. Assembly OKs outdoor discounts for vets

Wis. Assembly OKs outdoor discounts for vets

By The Associated Press. CREATED Oct 15, 2013
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly 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.
   
The Assembly passed the bill on a voice vote Tuesday. The Senate approved the measure in June but the Assembly tweaked the language, which means the Senate must take it up again.