Recreation

Through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the state provides benefits and privileges​ to veterans in recreation-related activities, including hunting, fishing, park admission, and professional licensing. 

Learn more about the benefits and programs available to veterans, or call 1-888-936-7463, to determine what documentation is required when purchasing the license at a DNR or County Clerk’s office.​
 
Please obtain your voucher prior to visiting your nearest DNR Service Center. You can apply online or via form WDVA 2240, ​Eligibility Application – For WisDNR Returning Service Member​​​​. 

Hunting & Fishing Licenses for Wisconsin Veterans

Wisconsin disabled veterans with a combined service-connected disability rating by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of 70% or greater are eligible for a disabled veteran reduced-fee fishing license.  The fishing license must be renewed annually, and does not exempt the holder from the need to purchase required fishing stamps.