Report: Liz Cheney Received State Fishing License Based On Inaccurate Residency Claim

AP

Republican Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney improperly obtained a state resident fishing license based on inaccurate information in her Game and Fish Department application, the Star-Tribune reported Monday.

Records show that the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney received a license 72 days after closing on her Wyoming house in May 2012, having just relocated from Virginia. State law requires that residents live in the state 365 consecutive days before they are eligible to receive a resident hunting or fishing license, which are cheaper than out-of-state licenses, according to the Star-Tribune.

The Senate candidate, who is mounting a primary bid against Sen. Mike Enzi (R), claims that the application erroneously recorded her as a 10-year resident of the state.

“The clerk must have made a mistake,” she told the Star-Tribune. “I never claimed to be a 10-year resident.”

Store clerks are required to ask applicants a list of questions, which include proof of address, birth date and length of residency. The employee who interviewed Cheney is no longer employed at the store where she obtained it, however, and officials aren’t sure how the discrepency occurred, the Star-Tribune reported.

Cheney may also be charged a fine if officials determine that she submitted inaccurate information.

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