ID: Reduced fees available to nonresident disabled vets

A new state law that took effect July 1 extends reduced license
and tag fees to nonresident disabled American veterans
participating in a hunt in association with a qualified
organization.

Before July 1, reduced license and tag fees were available only
for resident disabled veterans.

Under the new law, nonresident disabled veterans meeting the
conditions defined by the statute may be eligible for reduced fees,
which are: a hunting license $5; deer tag $10.75; elk tag $16.50;
bear tag $6.75; and turkey tag $10.75. These reduced fees are
consistent with fees paid by resident disabled veterans.

To qualify for reduced license and tag fees, nonresident
disabled veterans must meet the definition and provide
documentation listed below to an Idaho Department of Fish and Game
office in person or by mail to: License Supervisor, P.O. Box 25,
Boise, Idaho 83707.

A letter from the Veterans Affairs office verifying a
service-connected disability rating of forty percent or more. Such
documentation can bear any date prior to license application.

A current letter from a qualified organization documenting that
shows the license applicant is participating in a hunt in
association with the organization.

Documentation that the organization is qualified to offer
opportunities, experiences, and assistance to disabled veterans or
the qualified organization is a government agency with a mission to
offer opportunities, experiences, and assistance to disabled
veterans.

Qualified organizations include governmental agencies that
assist veterans and nonprofits qualified under section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code and that provide opportunities,
experiences and assistance to disabled veterans.

 

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