Free hunting, fishing for life for Vermont Abenaki - St. Albans Messenger

A bill signed into law Tuesday gives Vermont Abenaki the right to apply for free, permanent hunting and fishing licenses.

"According to an announcement from Gov. Phil Scott’s office, the bill, H.716, was one of several signed into law by the governor Tuesday. As written, H.716 would allow citizens of state-recognized Native American Indian tribes to receive a permanent fishing license or, in cases where the individual qualifies for a hunting license, a free combination hunting or fishing license pending submission of a tribal identification card."

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