"On August 3, 2012, I spent the day on the Snake River with a group of wounded warriors and the Rivers of Recovery organization. Rivers of Recovery provides therapy and treatment to wounded veterans through fly fishing. I had arranged for Sean Hannity to film the group for a special he later ran on Fox News to draw attention to and help support the group and the warriors. I didn't know whether I would fish that day, but wanted to have a license just in case. When I went in to purchase a license, the clerk asked if I was a resident. I said yes because I was living in Wyoming. It was my mistake not to realize there was a 365-day requirement to hold a resident license. The clerk did not ask how long I had lived in Wyoming. August 3, 2012 was, unfortunately, the only day I had the opportunity to fish in Wyoming last year.When I realized that I had not fulfilled the residency requirement, I met with officials from Game and Fish in Jackson and I paid the requisite fine on August 14. I would like to praise the professionalism and dedication of the officers at the Department of Game and Fish."
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Liz Cheney Cited For Lying About Residence On Wyoming Fishing License Application
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, posted a $220 bond after being cited by Wyoming Game and Fish officials for lying on a fishing license application about the length of her residence. Cheney had recently moved to her father's former home state to run in the Republican primary against Sen. Mike Enzi (R) in next year's Senate race. Cheney applied for a fishing license 72 days after she purchased a home in the state. The license application asks an in-state applicant, who pays a lower $24 fee compared to the $92 fee paid by nonresidents, to declare how long she has lived in the state. In-state applicants must reside in the state for at least one year before obtaining a license. Cheney blamed the clerk who issued her the license for the mistake. Cheney posted a $220 bond on the misdemeanor charge, which is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and imprisonment of up to one year. Cheney released the following statement according to the Jackson Hole Daily: