Haslam goes hunting
Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam bought the wrong license thus violating state law:
As it turns out, he did not buy the most appropriate license of all under state law – the basic Tennessee hunting and fishing license that costs $27 – though he did purchase other permits that he did not need, according to Haslam’s account and TWRA records reviewed by the agency’s assistant commissioner, Nat Johnson.
After being contacted by a reporter, Haslam said he went back online to the TWRA website late Thursday and purchased the $27 basic license.
Given the apparent situation, Johnson said that – in accordance with normal TWRA procedure – the agency would “absolutely not” make any attempt to penalize Haslam with a fine.
Honest mistake, really. When I went dove hunting, I just went to the guy at the counter and said I was hunting dove and he printed off the two items I needed. Because there was no way I would have known which of the eleventy billion pieces of paper I needed. I hope Haslam takes away from this that gun owners and hunters in this state are unduly burdened with bureaucracy. And, if elected, me might do something about that.