Good news for some, figured I'd pass it along. Bought mine years ago.

HB597 Wildlife Resources Commission Amends enacted on 8/27/2019:
FEE REDUCTION OF LIFETIME HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES ISSUABLE TO A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER WHO HAS SERVED FOR AT LEAST FIVE YEARS SECTION 12. G.S. 113-276 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: "
(o) An eligible member of a volunteer fire department for five consecutive fiscal years, including the prior fiscal year, may be issued any adult resident lifetime license issued and administered by the Wildlife Resources Commission for fifty percent (50%) of the applicable license fee amount. For purposes of this subsection, the term "eligible member" means an individual appearing on the certified roster of eligible firefighters submitted to the North Carolina State Firefighters' Association under G.S. 58-86-25."
This fee reduction becomes effective on October 1, 2019.