Reduced Hunting & Fishing License Prices for Veterans

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Jacobs (D-Moline)

that will reduce the price of hunting and fishing licenses has been

signed into law by Governor Quinn.

"This law will give a break to our veterans who have served our state

and country overseas," stated Senator Jacobs, a member of the Senate

Commerce Committee.  

House Bill 3274 will allow a resident veteran to purchase hunting and/or

fishing license at a reduced fee. The resident veteran returning from

service must provide verification of service at one of the Department of

Natural Resource's five regional offices. The Department is responsible

for establishing what is to be considered suitable verification.

Under the previous law a person buying a fishing license between the

ages of 16 and 64 must pay $14.50 for a license.  Those 65 and older pay

half of that fee. A hunting license for all species is currently $12 for

persons under the age of 65 and half price for those 65 years or above.