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Reduced active duty military licenses now available from any PA agent

From the Pennsylvania Game Commission

-- Beginning Sept. 6, reduced-fee hunting licenses will be available from any Game Commission issuing agent for Pennsylvania residents who are active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guards or Reserved components. License cost will be $2.70.

Prior to the change, qualifying active-duty military personnel could only purchase these reduced-fee licenses from a county treasurerís office or a Game Commission office.

To qualify for the reduced-fee military personnel hunting license, including U.S. Coast Guard members, applicants must be a resident of Pennsylvania on active and full-time duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. They also must be assigned currently to a facility outside of Pennsylvania, and be on temporary leave in Pennsylvania.† All applicants must provide documentation of Pennsylvania as their home of record, military status, official orders showing that they are stationed outside this Commonwealth and leave papers.

To qualify for the reduced-fee resident Pennsylvania National Guard (Army or Air National Guard) hunting license or resident Reserves hunting license, applicants must be a qualified resident who, within the previous 24 months, has been deployed overseas as a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard or Air National Guard on active federal service, or a reserve component of the armed forces for a period of 180 consecutive days or more, or was released early from such service because of injury or disease incurred in the line of duty.

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