Discounted Hunting Licenses Available for Military Personnel

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State Department of Natural Resources officials announced discounted hunting and fishing licenses available Oct. 1 at DNR Operations Service Centers and more than 1,700 retail outlets statewide, for active U.S. Military personnel on leave.

The military license discounts are designed to offer a break to Michigan residents who are active military personnel, stationed abroad but home on leave. Those individuals can purchase a fishing license or any hunting license that does not require a separate application, for $1.

The program has been in place since 1997, but was offered only at DNR Operations Service Centers. In light of increasing troop deployment, the DNR has improved access to the discounts by including retail outlets.

To qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:

• Active duty personnel

• Currently a Michigan resident and a resident at the time of enlistment

• Stationed outside Michigan

Applicants must present proof of military status and leave papers when applying for the discounted licenses.