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Military Deer License

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Have you military guys seen the change this year in the MN deer regs? From the DNR HSOforum -

Military deer license. Residents discharged from active military service may receive a free deer hunting license that is valid for either-sex deer. The license is also valid for either-sex deer in lottery and youth only antlerless areas.

It doesn't specify if "when" you were discharged makes a difference in getting this license. I emailed the DNR and tried calling but no luck yet. Anybody know if it matters when you were dischaged?

Thx.

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I never heard of such a thing but it would be nice. Are you sure it is not for guys who are home on leave... and i know 100% disability gets a free license but far as i know i dont think jsut a regular guy discharged from the military qualifies. Maybe I am wrong?

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I think you only read page 3, which is just the "what's new" section. The full military deer license info is on page 19. The answer is within 24 months. Take a look at the page and post any follow up questions.

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nice gesture on the state's part. Here, a military member stationed outside of the state can walk into any GF&P office and buy his choice of tags and unit. No lottery invovled.

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It goes 2 years from the date of discharge on your DD214. When I came back from Iraq, I got to hunt for two years without having to buy a license. Just take your DD214 to any license agent and they will issue you a free deer license. Works the same for fishing. You get to fish for free for 2 years. Don't even need to get a license. Just have a copy of your DD214 in the boat with you and that is your license. Very nice part on the state to do this for its vets.

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nice gesture on the state's part.

I agree, it is great that the state does this. It happens in most states across the nation. I deer hunt in Iowa and my cousins husband is a active Air Force officer. When he gets in town to hunt with us all he has to do is sight in his gun. He does not even have to have a paper license. When he harvests a deer all he does is call the local CO. The CO shows up and looks at his leave papers and then tags his deer for him. Very Cool!

Disclaimer: This is Iowa's laws. This might not be the same in Minnesota.

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