26. - Waive or discount entrance fees for federal hunting lands for veterans and active duty military personnel

Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 28

Policymakers who address this issue anew will need to find a rationale for favoring military personnel for applying these benefits to military personnel and not others. Subject to that, this idea could:

  • Work with veterans’, conservation, and sportsmen’s organizations to identify opportunities to expand and enhance hunting on DOD bases by active duty military personnel, provided that hunting would not have a negative impact on Defense’s mission; hunting should also provide beneficial recreational opportunities and be a wildlife management tool.
  • Develop a Wounded Warrior Hunting and Fishing Program to provide opportunities for injured and disabled veterans and soldiers to hunt.
  • Expand opportunities on USDA, USDA Forest Service, BLM, and USFWS lands for disabled veterans to hunt.

Assessment of Status: Complete

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series is available free of charge to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members.

Supporting documentation and findings

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