Group Donates Hunting, Fishing Licenses to Veterans in Need

Mar 28, 2016


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A New Hampshire foundation aims to donate hunting and fishing licenses to veterans facing financial struggles.

WMUR-TV reports that Deerfield state Rep. James Spillane started the foundation to ensure veterans can still afford to enjoy their outdoor sports.

The first recipient of a combined hunting and fishing license — Joe Brandl of Henniker — says he thinks it's a great idea and hopes it takes off.

Brandl, who served in the Navy from 1968 to 1972, says he gave up hunting and fishing last year to save money.

Spillane said he formed the foundation after failing to come up with a legislative solution to provide licenses to vets. He said the Fish and Game Department doesn't have the resources to cover the state's large population of veterans.