Minnesota Vets With 100 Percent Disability Can Get Permanent Hunting Card

Minnesota resident veterans with 100 percent service-connected permanent disability can apply for a free permanent card that allows them to receive a free small game and either-sex deer hunting license each year.

“Prior to 2014, disabled veterans needed to bring their paperwork to the license agent every year,” said Steve Michaels, licensing program director for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Now, they’ll need their paperwork to apply one time. Once the card is issued, disabled veterans can simply present the permanent card to receive a license.”

Obtaining the free permanent card is optional. Veterans may still use their paperwork to obtain the free licenses. Minnesota resident military veterans with 100 percent service-connected permanent disability, as defined by the U.S. Veterans Administration, may obtain an application online here or call toll free (877) 348-0498.