Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said Monday they have wrapped up their investigation into how Senate candidate Liz Cheney improperly received a resident fishing license last year and don’t believe she intentionally misled.
“Wyoming Game and Fish considers the case closed,” spokesman Alan Dubberley said in a statement provided to The Daily Caller.
The Star Tribune newspaper in Wyoming first reported the violation earlier this month, pointing out that Cheney received a license only 72 days after buying a Wyoming home, instead of the required 365 days under the law.
“Following an investigation by Wyoming Game and Fish officials, Liz Cheney was issued a citation on Aug. 14, 2013 for failing to meet in-state residency requirements when purchasing a fishing license in August of 2012,” Dubberley said.
“Ms. Cheney was very cooperative during the investigation and paid the $220 fine immediately upon receiving the citation,” he added. “By forfeiting the bond amount, Ms. Cheney is not required to appear in court. The investigation did not reveal any intent to provide false or misleading information.”
Cheney purchased a $24 resident license when she was only eligible for a $92 nonresident license.
She responded to the Star-Tribune by saying, “The clerk must have made a mistake.”
Cheney is challenging Sen. Mike Enzi in the Republican primary for one of the state’s Senate seats.