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Liz Cheney On Wyoming Fishing License Snafu: 'It Was My Mistake'

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2010, file photo, Liz Cheney addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Ch
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2010, file photo, Liz Cheney addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Cheney announced Tuesday, July 16, 2013, she will run against Wyoming's senior U.S. senator Mike Enzi in next year's Republican primary. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

While a $220 fine is in the rear-view mirror, Liz Cheney's fishing license fiasco is far from finished.

Set to appear in court next Tuesday, The Jackson Hole Daily reports that Cheney weighed in Wednesday on what went wrong.

“It was my mistake not to realize there was a 365-day requirement to hold a resident license,” she said in a statement obtained by the paper. “The clerk did not ask how long I had lived in Wyoming."

Wyoming Game & Fish Department rules expressly state that a full year of residency is required to obtain a fishing license. Two weeks ago, Cheney made a similar remark to the Casper Star-Tribune on the clerk side of the miscue.

“The clerk must have made a mistake,” Cheney told the Star-Tribune. “I never claimed to be a 10-year resident."

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