The Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday that Cheney received a Wyoming fishing license hundreds of days earlier than state law allows. The Wyoming Game & Fish Department website notes that a person must live in Wyoming for one full year before receiving a license.
According to the Star-Tribune, Cheney's application was processed 72 days after buying a home. It also contained incorrect information that listed her as a state resident for a decade -- a discrepancy which she denied being responsible for.
“The clerk must have made a mistake,” she told the Star-Tribune. “I never claimed to be a 10-year resident.”
Cheney's fishing controversy comes one week after records showed she was late paying property taxes on her $1.6 million home in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Associated Press reported last Wednesday that the error was due to a misunderstanding surrounding the purchase, and the tax paid as soon as she learned of the issue.
Cheney announced in mid-July that she was mounting a 2014 challenge against incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.). In an interview last week with the Cody (Wyo.) Enterprise, Cheney voiced big plans for her campaign.
“The special thing about Wyoming is how much democracy here depends on people-to-people interaction,” Cheney told the Enterprise. “During the next 15 months I’m going to be in every town in the state."