Hunting License Suspensions Increase Child Support Compliance

Hunting License Suspensions Increase Child Support Compliance

Eight years ago, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department partnered with the Department of Family Services to provide extra incentive for obligated parents to make their child support payments. A media release from the G&F reports more than $52 million have been delivered to their rightful recipients solely because hunters and fishermen risk losing the licenses if they skip the legally mandated payments. Information officer, Al Langston, says the department rarely has to follow through after issuing a written warning. Once they hear their licences are in jeopardy, offenders pay up.

Langston reports since the Game and Fish began to cross-reference hunting licensces with child support payment neglectors, more than 1,700 people were notified of possible license revocation. 134 licenses have actually been suspended due to non-payment.

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