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Vermont woman wins lifetime hunting, fishing license

January 20, 2020 GMT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is entitled to hunt and fish for free for the rest of her life.

Elizabeth Grady, 42, of Underhill, won the 2019 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announced.

More than 13,000 tickets were purchased for the annual drawing. Sales of the $2 tickets brought in more than $26,000 that can be leveraged with federal funds to produce more than $104,000 to support the department’s mission to conserve fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats, the department said.

“These funds help us to manage the state’s sportfish and game animals, protect threatened and endangered species and conserve important habitat for wildlife,” Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter said in a statement.