Donations Needed for Disabled Veterans’ Hunting and Fishing Licenses

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)

Pratt, KS -(AmmoLand.com)- Our disabled veterans made enormous sacrifices ensuring our freedom and way of life and as a small token of our appreciation, the Kansas Legislature annually appropriates funding to provide them free hunting and fishing licenses.

Any Kansas resident who is a military veteran with at least 30 percent disability qualifies, and they must apply each year for the licenses. However, as interest in the program has grown, the number of applications has increased annually and appropriated funds have been exhausted the last two years. Funding appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016 ran out in February.

To supplement funding for the veterans’ licenses, The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) established a donation fund, allowing anyone purchasing a hunting or fishing license online to check a box and donate. And the department has a WildTrust account that accepts donations for these licenses, as well. Unfortunately, both of those sources have been spent, and there are still more than 200 applications waiting to be filled.

But you can help by checking the box when you buy a license online at www.ksoutdoors.com or calling 620-672-5911 and asking for the WildTrust coordinator to learn more. Donations, designated for the Disabled Veterans License Account can be sent to KDWPT, c/o WildTrust, 512 SE 25th Ave., Pratt, KS 67124.

Learn more about WildTrust at ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Donate/WildTrust.

About the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism:

As a public steward of the Kansas natural resources, the mission of the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is to: Conserve and enhance Kansas natural heritage, its wildlife and its habitats–to assure future generations the benefits of the state’s diverse, living resources; Provide the public with opportunities for the use and appreciation of the natural resources of Kansas, consistent with the conservation of those resources; Inform the public of the status of the natural resources of Kansas to promote understanding and gain assistance in achieving this mission.

For more information on KDWPT, please visit www.kdwpt.state.ks.us.

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5WarVeteran
5WarVeteran
5 years ago

I do not see any comments here when following the link from my Email soo
“Now as far as a disabled veteran have to pay for hunting licenses it was my understanding that that was a freebie for any disabled vet?”
No that is a state by state thing.

Gregory Romeu
Gregory Romeu
5 years ago

Disabled veterans can go to any national parks office and apply for a free Nationwide access card at Aldi National and many state park systems. It’s a simple go to the office show them disabled veterans ID sign up and get your free pass.

Now as far as a disabled veteran have to pay for hunting licenses it was my understanding that that was a freebie for any disabled vet?

SHARKHUNTER
SHARKHUNTER
5 years ago

THEY SHOULD DO LIKE MANY DO ISUUE A ONE TIME LICENSE FOR LIFE IT WOULD STOP ALL OF THE SPENDING THEY SUPPOSEDLY DO ON CREATING A LICENSE I KNOW VA DOES THAT AND FLORIDA BUT YOU HAVE TO BE 100% DISABLED SEEMS LIKE A RIPOFF TO ME I AM 100% DISABLED AND KNOW THAT FOR A FACT THESE STATES SHOULD ALSO HOLD SPECIAL HUNTS AND AREA S THAT ARE FOR DISABLED VETS ONLY

5WarVeteran
5WarVeteran
5 years ago

Whenever I see a post or a blog about “Helping Veterans” I am usually disgusted. Because I am a disabled veteran 240% VA rated service connected and in the 29 years of being so I have never received any “assistance” from the hundreds of organizations supposedly helping veterans out there. I even TRIED to get on their LISTS for assistance. The wounded warrior project denied me because I was disabled before the last gulf war. WTF? Now they are picking and choosing which veterans to assist? If I had a dollar for every time I AS A DISABLED VETERAN was… Read more »