Sportsmen Veterans in Michigan: Operation Freedom Outdoors

Sportsmen vets in Michigan: check these opportunities out

According to The Detroit Free Press, Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources is partnering with sporting groups and a recreational center for veterans with disabilities. Veterans in Jackson and Washtenaw counties will be able to participate in “Operation Freedom Outdoors”. They’ll have the opportunity for hunting, fishing, target shooting, bird watching and other wildlife-related activities. The activities are open to all ability levels. Additionally, veterans and their families can lodge at Camp Liberty during Operation Freedom Outdoors.

Furthermore, veteran residents of Michigan who have been determined by the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled (for a disability other than blindness) is eligible to purchase senior hunting and trapping licenses from any license agent.

Such vets with 100% disability or who are rated as individually unemployable by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs may participate in the Youth Firearm and 100 Percent Disabled Veteran Firearm Deer Hunting Days, Sept. 22-23, 2012on all lands in Michigan. Keep VA documentation with you while hunting! Eligible hunters with a firearm or combination license may take an antlered or antlerless deer during this special two-day season. All hunters participating in this season must wear hunter orange.


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