Meijer is giving free Michigan junior deer hunting licenses to youth ages 16 and under this week. The licenses are valued at $20 each.

Meijer told us the free junior deer hunting licenses will be available at all Meijer stores in Michigan this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 - 15.

Meijer has offered the free youth hunting licenses since 2008. In a change, no coupon is required this year.

Youths must be accompanied by an adult to acquire the free license and should visit the sporting goods desk or customer service for assistance.

Those who hunt in Michigan also must purchase a base license, which costs $6 for youth, ages 10-16. The base license allows hunters to hunt small game and purchase additional hunting licenses. The mentored youth hunting license, valid only for hunters under the age of 10, includes a base license and does not require separate purchase of the base license.

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