A work session this afternoon by the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee disposed of a bunch of bills, all of which had public hearings last week. Four of the five bills on today’s work session agenda involved giving deer hunting. But the most interesting exchange came on a bear bill. Here’s what happened.
LD 63, sponsored by Rep. Larry Dunphy, would allow “veterans with lower limb loss to obtain any-deer permits.” DIF&W’s Director of Licensing, Bill Swan, answered questions and expressed his support for the bill, with a suggested amendment. The committee unanimously voted the bill “ought-to-pass” with the amendment that would require these veterans to possess a disabled veteran hunting license.