Any person who has been a prisoner of war, was honorably discharged from the military
forces and is a resident of this state may take, or catch by angling, fish of the
kind lawfully permitted to be taken or caught and may hunt or trap wild birds or wild
quadrupeds lawfully permitted to be hunted or trapped without procuring a fishing
license, hunting license or trapping permit. The person, while taking or catching fish or hunting or trapping wild birds or wild
quadrupeds for which he would otherwise be required to have a fishing license, hunting
license or trapping permit, shall carry written evidence in the form of a record of
separation, a letter from one of the military forces of the United States, or such
other evidence as the director of the department of natural resources requires by
rule that satisfies the eligibility criteria established by this section.
For purposes of this section, the term “prisoner of war” means any member of the armed
forces of the United States, including the United States coast guard and national
guard, who was held by any hostile force with which the United States was actually
engaged in armed conflict during any period of the incarceration; or any person,
military or civilian, assigned to duty on the U.S.S. Pueblo who was captured by the
military forces of North Korea on the twenty-third of January, one thousand nine hundred
sixty-eight, and thereafter held prisoner. Notwithstanding any provision of this section, a prisoner of war shall not include
any person who, at any time, voluntarily, knowingly and without duress, gave aid to
or collaborated with or in any manner served any such hostile force.
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