Members of national, state guard can qualify for free hunting licenses

Members of the Washington National Guard and the Washington State Guard who meet state residency and other requirements can qualify for free hunting licenses under a new law that took effect in June.

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Members of the Washington National Guard and the Washington State Guard who meet state residency and other requirements can qualify for free hunting licenses under a new law that took effect in June.

A free license package is now available to active, full-time members of the National and State Guard, and to those who participate in drill training with these military units on a part-time basis.

Sponsored by Rep. Brian Blake of Aberdeen, the special licensing offer won unanimous approval by state Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Inslee earlier this year.

Those interested in receiving the free licensing package must submit a printed application to WDFW along with: Verification of military service; a copy of their driver’s license; and a copy of their hunter education certificate. Full information is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/national_guard/index.html.




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