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story.lead_photo.caption Gov. Asa Hutchinson is shown in this file photo.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 397 to create an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission resident disabled veterans license that includes a lifetime combination hunting and fishing license, a lifetime Arkansas duck stamp and an Arkansas trout stamp.

"It's one way to recognize and honor the service of disabled veterans in this state," Hutchinson said

Pat Fitts, Game and Fish Commission director, said the license will be available to more than 14,000 disabled veterans.

"It also lowers the threshold from 100 percent disable to 70 percent disabled," Fitts said. "We did work very closely with the Veterans Affairs office on this bill and while we can never fully repay our disabled veterans for what they have given this country, we can say thank you by offering this lifetime license."

The cost of the license will be $52.50 and will be available 90 days after the current legislative session officially adjourns. The new license is an option to the current $1.50 resident disabled military veteran lifetime fishing license and the $1.50 resident disabled military veteran lifetime hunting license.

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