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Ill. House Approves Low-Cost Hunting Bills for Seniors

Ill. House Approves Low-Cost Hunting Bills for Seniors

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A proposal that would lower the cost of fishing and hunting licenses for seniors is moving through the Illinois Legislature.

The House passed a measure on Friday that would lower the cost of licenses by $1 for those 75 and older. Those hoping to save a little money must also be enrolled in the Benefits Access Program with the Illinois Department on Aging.

The proposal also eliminates the fee to receive pheasant, furbearer, and habitat or migratory fowl stamps for hunters. For fishermen, the fees for inland trout and salmon stamps are eliminated.

State Rep. Jack Franks is sponsoring the legislation that he says will ensure seniors can enjoy the state’s outdoors.

The proposal now moves to the Senate for consideration.

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