Volunteer firefighters deal in North Carolina: Half priced lifetime hunting & fishing license

  • Source: WLOS-TV ABC 13
  • Published: 10/01/2019 12:00 AM

Starting today, volunteer firefighters in North Carolina who have served for five consecutive years will be eligible to purchase a lifetime hunting and fishing license from the Wildlife Resources Commission for only half of the full cost. House Bill 597 passed the General Assembly in mid-August and was signed into law later that month. Over the past few years, volunteer fire departments have seen declining membership around the state and the hope is that the opportunity to receive a lifetime license at such a steep discount will be an important recruiting tool for departments around the state. "This decline in volunteer fire department membership that we have seen over the past few years is a serious issue, especially in rural communities like ours where most of the fire departments are volunteer," Senators Warren Daniel (R-Burke), Danny Britt (R-Robeson), and Ted Alexander (R-Cleveland) said in a joint statement.



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