Here is Liz Cheney’s statement statement regarding the fine she paid to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department:
“On August 3, 2012, I spent the day on the Snake River with a group of wounded warriors and the Rivers of Recovery organization. Rivers of Recovery provides therapy and treatment to wounded veterans through fly fishing. I had arranged for Sean Hannity to film the group for a special he later ran on Fox News to draw attention to and help support the group and the warriors. I didn’t know whether I would fish that day, but wanted to have a license just in case. When I went in to purchase a license, the clerk asked if I was a resident. I said yes because I was living in Wyoming. It was my mistake not to realize there was a 365-day requirement to hold a resident license. The clerk did not ask how long I had lived in Wyoming. August 3, 2012 was, unfortunately, the only day I had the opportunity to fish in Wyoming last year.
When I realized that I had not fulfilled the residency requirement, I met with officials from Game and Fish in Jackson and I paid the requisite fine on August 14. I would like to praise the professionalism and dedication of the officers at the Department of Game and Fish.”