Disabled veterans in Mississippi will soon be able to hunt and fish for free at certain venues.
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant wrote a bill to eliminate the requirement for hunting or fishing licenses for events that enable combat veterans with disabilities to fish and hunt in the state. Senate Bill 2271 will apply for honorably discharged veterans resident to Mississippi as well as from out of state.
Mississippi already had a law in place that waived hunting and fishing fees for totally disabled veterans, and now this bill expands the pool of veterans who can qualify.
This new senate bill takes another step in recognizing and supporting veterans who faithfully served the nation in conflict and war.