FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2011
Make the Season Merry for the Outdoor Enthusiast in Your Life With a Gift Certificate or Wildlife Legacy Stamp
Gift certificates must be bought and redeemed online only
COLUMBUS, OH – Are you fishing for the perfect holiday gift? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife suggests two gift ideas for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Gift certificates, purchased and redeemable online only, are available at wildohio.com for fishing and hunting licenses, turkey or deer hunting permits, Ohio Wetland Habitat Stamps, and Wildlife Legacy Stamps. Gift certificates can be purchased for any amount and are valid one year from the date of purchase. Gift certificates can only be purchased and redeemed using the Internet.
A diversity of exciting fishing and hunting opportunities exist throughout the state. Anglers can try their luck on hundreds of inland lakes and rivers, 451 miles of the Ohio River, or travel north to Lake Erie, acclaimed as one of the nation’s best fishing destinations.
Hunters have a healthy population of white-tailed deer to pursue--including many trophy bucks--as well as quality hunting for wild turkeys, waterfowl, and many types of small game.
Funds generated from the sale of Ohio fishing and hunting licenses go toward conserving and restoring wildlife habitat, enforcing fishing and hunting regulations, stocking fish in public waters, and enhancing wildlife research and educational opportunities.
The Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp is also available for purchase online, by mail or at any Division of Wildlife District Office. The 2011 edition depicts the Eastern amberwing dragonfly, submitted by wildlife photographer Sharon Cummings.
Proceeds from the sale of the Wildlife Legacy Stamp help support a range of wildlife diversity projects including management of endangered and threatened wildlife species and their habitats; habitat restoration, land purchases and conservation easements; and development of educational products for students and wildlife enthusiasts.
Fourteen dollars of every $15 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp sold is invested in the state’s Wildlife Diversity Fund.
Those who purchase a stamp will receive a colorful magnet, a distinctive commemorative card suitable for framing and buyers can also personalize and print a commemorative certificate to accompany the gift stamp at wildohiostamp.com.
Through the years, Ohio’s conservation efforts have been funded largely by hunters, anglers, and trappers through the required purchase of licenses and permits. The legacy stamp provides an additional funding opportunity to support conservation especially for and among wildlife watchers, photographers, campers, hikers, and others who support wildlife causes.
The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.
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For more information, contact:
Susie Vance, ODNR Division of Wildlife
614. 265. 6335
Kendra Wecker, ODNR Division of Wildlife
614. 265. 7043