A new law sponsored by State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) cuts certain fees to $1 or completely eliminates them for Illinois seniors 75 or older on hunting and fishing licenses.
“After a lifetime of buying licenses and stamps, we are making it easier for seniors to afford hunting and fishing. Every senior should be able to enjoy the outdoors regardless if they’re on a fixed income,” Forby said.
The law reduces the fees on sports fishing licenses and all-species hunting licenses to $1 and completely waives the cost of salmon, inland trout, migratory water fowl, pheasant and habitat stamps.
The law, House Bill 4329, takes effect immediately.