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Active Duty Military

Fish and Game Code Section 70 defines “Resident” as any person who has resided continuously in the State of California for six months or more immediately prior to the date of their application for a license or permit, any person on active military duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or auxiliary branch thereof, or any person enrolled in the Job Corps established pursuant to Section 2883 of Title 29 of the United States Code.

Disabled Veterans

If you are a disabled veteran, you may be eligible for a reduced-fee hunting license, which is available only at DFG License Sales Offices for your initial application. After you have been approved and your profile has been updated, you may purchase your disabled veteran hunting license at any license agent, DFG license sales office or online. To qualify for this license, you must submit BOTH of the following: A letter from the Veterans Administration verifying that you have a 50 percent or greater service connected disability and were honorably discharged from the United States armed forces (Fish and Game Code, Section 3033); and Evidence of meeting California hunter education requirements (Fish and Game Code, Section 3050); or a previous year Disabled Veteran License.

Disabled Veteran Reduced Fee Hunting License

Available to any resident or nonresident honorably discharged disabled veteran with a 50 percent or greater service-connected disability who takes birds or mammals. Certification from the United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs is required at the time of application or a copy of a previous year’s California Disabled Veteran’s Hunting License. The first license must be purchased from a DFG License Sales Office. Subsequent licenses may be purchased from any license agent or online.

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(Licenses and validations only. Duplicate report cards or tags must be purchased from a CDFW license sales office.)

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