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Military members to hunt, fish for free

April 03, 2008 at 08:27 PM

SPRINGFIELD - Members of the military who return home after serving abroad would be able to hunt, fish and camp for free in Illinois as long as they keep living here under legislation the Illinois House approved Thursday.

The House voted 108-0 for House Bill 5860, sponsored by Rep. Raymond Poe, R-Springfield. The measure advances to the Senate. Before it can become law, it still must be approved in the Senate and signed by the governor.

Existing state law already waives those fees for returning veterans, but only for a limited period of time, depending on the duration of an individual’s military tour abroad.

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What about non-residence GI’S?Do they need license?They may be stationed here and residence out of state.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/04 at 07:38 AM

Most states that I was stationed in required Non-residence to purchase a state residents license.  Seems logical that since they are stationed here they should be included. Thats my opinion.  That is the least we can do for these guys and girls who are out laying it on the line for us.  Im sure Flyboy Rod wants his fair share on money on this though.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/04 at 09:05 AM

Going forward, it is great to support troops. But where will we draw the line? Are the WWII and Vietnam vets going to get this too? They did their duty. How about those of us that served in Desert Storm? Is this just for fulltimers or will the reservist(the majority in IRAQ)get it too? If reservist get it, how will they prove the “abroad” service. My orders only stated the place to report to, they did not say I would be in Turkey one day, saudi the next,Aviano Italy the next.

Mark my words, this will be up to the CPO to determine in the field…and all interpet the regs different.

PJStar needs to report more details and accurate info.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/05 at 09:37 PM

“After returning from service abroad or mobilization by
21 the President of the United States as an active duty member of
22 the United States Armed Forces, the Illinois National Guard, or
23 the Reserves of the United States Armed Forces, an Illinois
24 resident may”.....


“The applicant shall provide verification of
11 service or mobilization to the Department at the Department’s
12 office in Springfield. “

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