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      Free fishing and hunting licenses available to military members

      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.