Give a unique outdoor gift to family and friends

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December 7th, 2009

This holiday season treat your family and friends to those special outdoor recreation-related items they might not purchase for themselves.

Does mom or dad love to fish Arizona’s many lakes and streams? Purchase a lifetime or super conservation license.

Does grandma love to read? Give her a gift that lasts all year with a subscription to Arizona Wildlife Views magazine.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department offers many other unique and must-have gifts for the outdoor adventurers and wildlife lovers in your life.

“This holiday season give a gift that your loved ones are sure to remember. Half the fun is knowing you’ve treated your recipients to something truly special,” says Assistant Director Ty Gray. “We’ve come up with a list of gift ideas we’re sure will wow young and old alike.”

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s holiday gift picks include:

  • Arizona Lifetime Fishing and Hunting Licenses – As a lifetime license recipient, you are entitled to fish and hunt in Arizona for your lifetime, even if you move out of state. No longer will you worry about last-minute license purchases, expiration deadlines, license fee increases or residency requirements. Privileges are retained for life. License holders are responsible for purchasing either resident or nonresident big game tags, permits or stamps as required by law. License fees vary. For more information, visit and click on the lifetime license link.
  • Super Conservation Licenses for 2010 – 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 for $163 at any department office. For a listing of all licenses, visit
  • Arizona Wildlife Viewing Guide” – Arizona provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the nation, with more than 900 animal species and 50 million public acres of natural land to explore. This guide takes you on a magnificent journey through 128 unique sites and the wildlife found at them, accompanied by beautiful photographs of the sites and animals. Readers will enjoy tips for wildlife watching, a tiered rating system that highlights “can’t miss” locations, site features and driving directions. The book can be purchased for $14.95 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s seven offices statewide and through the department’s Web site at
  • Arizona Wildlife Views magazine – Published bimonthly by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the magazine offers a variety of articles on hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing and conservation in our state, as well as “Focus Wild” children’s articles. Subscriptions are $8.50 per year. Order at
  • 2010 Arizona Wildlife calendar – With spectacular photos of Arizona’s wildlife, the calendar will provide daily enjoyment, as well as note key wildlife events and approved hunting and fishing season dates. Purchase calendars for $3 at any department office or at
  • 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. Contributors of $100 or more will receive an annual Turtles Project newsletter, and contributors of $200 or more will receive a detailed account of a specific tortoise in the department’s desert tortoise radio-telemetry project for that year. Visit for more information.

For more information on purchasing these gifts that are sure to please, visit the department’s Web site at

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