Give the Gift of Nature This Holiday Season

Let the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) make your holiday shopping easier and more convenient. Whether it’s gifts for hunters, anglers, nature lovers, or folks who just love the outdoors, ADCNR has conservation-related for purchase online or by phone.

The Outdoor Alabama Nature Shop, online at, provides a variety of gift items with an outdoors theme. Hats and t-shirts embroidered with the Outdoor Alabama logo are available along with Christmas ornaments, wildlife pins and several wildlife books for both the kids and adults on your list.

Avid hunters are sure to love the gift of a lifetime hunting or fishing license. Lifetime licenses are available to Alabama residents starting at $150 for freshwater fishing, $250 for saltwater fishing and $300 for hunting. Various combination licenses are also available. Call 334-242-3832 for an application or information; or easier still, order securely online with a credit card at

For a gift they will receive all year, consider a subscription to Outdoor Alabama magazine, the official publication of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. It’s the best way to find out about Alabama’s wildlife, natural diversity, outdoor adventures and state parks. For only $8, this gift is delivered five times per year and includes a calendar issue. Two-year subscriptions are available for $14 and three years for $20. Purchase online at or call 877-339-0508.

For people who enjoy traveling, why not give them a trip to one of Alabama’s 22 state parks? You can purchase an Alabama State Parks gift card for any amount and it can be redeemed by the recipient for most services offered including lodging, food and golf. Contact 1-800-ALA-PARK, 334-242-3154, or visit

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.