Michigan's military members can now obtain fishing or hunting licenses free of charge.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced on Monday that active-duty military members that are Michigan residents may obtain an all-species fishing license or any hunting license that doesn't require a lottery. Applicants must present proof of military status when applying for a free license.
Previously, members of the military paid one dollar for an all-species fishing license or hunting license not requiring a lottery. This changed when Public Act 21 of 2013 was signed by Governor Rick Snyder.
Non-resident active-duty military members officially stationed in Michigan may purchase all hunting and fishing licenses at Michigan resident rates.