Montana gives military veterans, Montana residents and non-residents, who have been awarded a Purple Heart and/or a Legion of Valor Medal special privileges if they are interested in fishing and hunting in Montana.
According to the 2012 Montana Fishing Regulations, if a veteran has earned a purple heart, they are able to do the following:
“• Residents who have been awarded a Purple Heart, regardless of age, may fish
and hunt upland game birds with a conservation license issued by the Department.
• Nonresidents who have been awarded a Purple Heart, regardless of age, may fish and hunt
upland game birds with a conservation license issued by the Department during expeditions
arranged by a nonprofit organization that uses fishing and hunting as part of rehabilitation.
• Verification of Purple Heart and DD 214 Form required to qualify. Residents only
available at FWP offices. Nonresidents only available at FWP Headquarters in Helena.”
The Montana Fishing Regulations also state that all people who possess a Legion of Valor membership card, and can present it to FWP for verification, are able to fish with just a conservation license. This applies to, both, residents and non-residents, regardless of age. This privilege is only redeemable by going into a FWP office.
For more information on Montana Hunting and Fishing regulations, contact your local FWP office.