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Purple Heart medal recipients eligible for combination hunt and fish license discount 

Posted September 26, 2022


PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is proud to announce a special benefit for Arizona veterans who have received the Purple Heart medal.

Effective Sept. 26, 2022, a Purple Heart recipient who has been an Arizona resident for at least one full year will be eligible to purchase a state combination hunt and fish license for 50 percent off the standard price.  

A Purple Heart recipient will be required to complete an application and provide proof to the department that the person is a bona fide Purple Heart Medal recipient and has been a domiciled resident of Arizona for one or more years immediately before applying for the license. Note: This benefit is not available for nonresidents. 

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The Purple Heart medal is presented to service members who have been wounded or killed as a result of enemy action while serving in the U.S. military. A Purple Heart is a solemn distinction and means a service member has greatly sacrificed themselves, or paid the ultimate price, while in the line of duty.