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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wildlife-themed gifts perfect for outdoors types

Order a subscription to Arizona Wildlife Views magazine now and you’ll receive seven issues of Arizona’s award-winning wildlife magazine (including the current issue containing the 2011 wildlife calendar) over the coming year for only $7!

The beautiful wall calendar includes the best wildlife photos from this year’s contest entries, as well as bonus materials to help you and your family plan an exciting year in the great outdoors. Plus, you’ll get six more issues of the bimonthly magazine, including next year’s calendar issue.
The calendar issue is a great way to introduce friends and family to all that Arizona’s wildlife and wild lands have to offer. If you know someone who enjoys the outdoors, consider giving Views as a gift, for the same low price!

To order Arizona Wildlife Views at this special price, call (800) 777-0015 or visit www.azgfd.gov/magazine (or go directly to the order form at https://w1.buysub.com/servlet/ConvertibleGateway?cds_mag_code=AZW). Quantities of this year’s calendar issue are limited, so please act soon!

Wildlife-themed gift ideas the whole family can enjoy

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has a variety of holiday gift ideas that are affordable, unique, and definitely more enticing to your outdoor enthusiast family members and friends than the traditional fruit cake or tie.

For starters, how about giving a subscription to Arizona Wildlife Views magazine, now available at a special low price? (See article above). Other great gift ideas include:

“Arizona Wildlife Viewing Guide” – Arizona provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the nation. More than 900 animal species and 50 million public acres of natural land are open to explore. In this guide you’ll be treated to beautiful photographs of wildlife viewing sites and the magnificent animals that you can see at some 128 unique places across the state. Readers always enjoy tips for wildlife watching, the rating system that highlights “can’t miss” locations, site descriptions and driving directions. The book can be purchased for $14.95 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s seven statewide offices and online at the department’s website www.azgfd.gov/publications.

Arizona Lifetime Fishing and Hunting Licenses – As a lifetime license holder, you are entitled to fish and hunt in Arizona for your lifetime, even if you move out of Arizona. No more worrying about last-minute license purchases, expiration deadlines, license fee increases or residency requirements. Privileges are retained for life. License holders are still responsible for purchasing either resident or nonresident big game tags, permits or stamps as required by law. For more information, visit www.azgfd.gov/eservices/licenses.shtml and click on the lifetime license link. License fees may vary.

Sponsor-a-Turtle Program – Support Arizona’s turtle conservation by sponsoring a turtle in the name of a friend or loved one. There are several suggested contribution levels that provide support for varying types of research. All sponsors will receive a Turtles Project sponsor kit, which includes a personalized sponsorship certificate and a photo of a turtle in the chosen sponsorship level. Visit www.azgfd.gov/turtles for more information.

Donations to the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center – The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s rehabilitation center treats more than 1,000 sick and injured animals annually and provides wildlife education to local schools. For more information on making tax-deductible donations to support wildlife rehabilitation, visit www.azwildlifecenter.net or call (623) 582-9806.

Super Conservation Licenses for 2011 – These super package deals combine multiple licenses, stamps and tags to create outstanding values for avid anglers and hunters. For example, the Super Conservation Combination Hunt and Fish license includes a General Fish license, Urban Fish license, trout stamp, General Hunt license, Unit 12A (North Kaibab) Habitat stamp, state waterfowl stamp, state migratory bird stamp, nonpermit-tags for archery deer, archery turkey, bear and mountain lion. The Super Conservation Combination Hunt and Fish license is available to residents only, and may be purchased at any department office. For more information about licenses, visit www.azgfd.gov/eservices/licenses.shtml.

This holiday season give a gift that your loved ones are sure to remember. For more information visit the department’s website at www.azgfd.gov.

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