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Free License Eligibility card available to Minnesota’s disabled veterans

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Free License Eligibility card available to Minnesota’s disabled veterans
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By David Anderson

Minnesota resident veterans with 100 percent service-connected permanent disability can apply for a free eli-gibility card that allows them to re-ceive a free small game and either-sex deer hunting license each year.

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“Disabled veterans will no longer have to bring their paperwork to the license agent every year,” said Steve Michaels, licensing program director for the Minnesota Department of Nat-ural Resources (DNR).

“They’ll need their paperwork to apply but once the card is issued, dis-abled veterans can simply present the eligibility card to receive a license.”

Obtaining the free eligibility card is optional. Veterans may still use their paperwork to obtain the free licenses. DNR has mailed letters and applica-tions to veterans who have previously obtained a free small game or either-sex deer license. Other Minnesota res-ident military veterans with 100 per-cent service-connected permanent dis-ability, as defined by the U.S. Veter-ans Administration, may obtain an application online at www.mndnr.gov/licenses/military or call toll free 1-877-348-0498.

As always please see your local County Veterans Service Officer if you have any questions. You can con-tact your local VSO at (218) 631-7617 or by email at

david.anderson@co.wadena.mn.us and as always have a great week.

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