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Veterans May Now Fish Trout Waters For Free


Last updated 10/13/2021 at 11:25am

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission established the Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program in 2008 to promote trout fishing as a heritage tourism activity on trout waters that run through 17 mountain communities in western North Carolina.

Typically, anglers 16 and older must purchase a three-day license or use any valid inland fishing license to fish these waters. However, the North Carolina General Assembly recently passed legislation that, as of Oct. 1, veterans are now allowed to fish these waters for free.

The legislation states that a resident or nonresident who served as a membe...

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