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Running out of ideas for those last-minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers? Here are some suggestions for the wildlife enthusiast in your family:
Arizona Wildlife Viewing Guide – Describes 128 unique viewing sites in Arizona and the wildlife found at them, accompanied by beautiful photographs. Available for $14.95 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s seven offices statewide and through the department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/publications.
Arizona Wildlife Views magazine subscription – Published bimonthly by the Game and Fish Department, the magazine offers a variety of articles on hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing and conservation in Arizona, as well as “Focus Wild” children’s articles. Subscriptions are $8.50 per year. Order at www.azgfd.gov/magazine.
2009 Arizona Wildlife Calendar – Spectacular photos of Arizona’s wildlife, along with notes on key wildlife events and approved hunting and fishing season dates. A perfect stocking stuffer at only $3 each. Purchase at any Game and Fish office or at www.azgfd.gov/artman/publish/article_978.shtml.
2009 hunting or fishing license. Purchase a license for a family member of friend at any department office or license dealer. Prices start at $18.50 for an urban fishing license. A resident combination hunt and fish license is $54. For that special gift, consider a lifetime license. A complete description of license products is at www.azgfd.gov/eservices/licenses.shtml.
Discount pass at Ben Avery Shooting Facility and gift certificates at Ben Avery Clay Target Center – The Ben Avery Shooting Facility offers an 11-visit “shooter’s pass” for $70 (normal fee for an all-day visit to the range is $7, so you get one day for free). The Ben Avery Clay Target Center offers gift certificates in any amount for trap, skeet and sporting clays shooting.
Donation to 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.org or call (623) 587-0139.