When shopping for friends and family this holiday season, why not give the gift of the great outdoors? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is ready to help with ideas for the entire family, especially if they love the great outdoors. Best of all, these gifts can be purchased from your laptop or device, so there’s no need to fight holiday shoppers at the stores.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Ensure that your friends, children, and grandchildren have years of access to hunting and fishing in Ohio with multiyear and lifetime hunting and fishing licenses — unique gifts that will be appreciated for years to come.

Ohio resident license buyers can choose from 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and lifetime hunting or fishing licenses. All money generated from the sale of multiyear and lifetime licenses is deposited into the Wildlife Fund, where it will be used to protect and enhance Ohio’s wildlife populations.

Licenses can be purchased online at Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state.

Ohio State Parks Gift Cards and Gift Certificates

An Ohio State Parks gift card or gift certificate makes a perfect present for anyone who appreciates the great outdoors right here in the Buckeye State. Gift cards or gift certificates can be used at Ohio State Parks for overnight stays, allowing the recipient to enjoy a favorite state park or visit a new one! Gift cards or gift certificates may be redeemed for camping, getaway rentals, cabin rentals, and at most Ohio state park lodges. Gift certificates and gift cards may also be used at state operated retail stores or for boat rentals at many state park marinas. Available in any denomination and with no expiration date, gift cards and gift certificates may be purchased online here. Note that physical gift cards may not be delivered by Christmas if sent via mail.

Wild Ohio Magazine

The Wild Ohio Magazine provides readers an entertaining look into Ohio’s wildlife and conservation activities. The magazine is delivered six times per year, one of which is a calendar edition. The cost is $5 per year for individuals who purchase at a license vendor or online through the Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System.

Wildlife Gift Certificates

Gift certificates can be purchased through Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System. Recipients can use the certificates to purchase licenses, permits, the Wild Ohio Magazine and wetland and legacy stamps. Gift certificates can be purchased for any amount and are valid one year from the date of purchase. Wildlife gift certificates can only be purchased and redeemed online.

These gifts are an easy way to bring some of the outdoors into your holiday celebrations, and also support the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Happy holidays!

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