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Press Release

Hunting For The Perfect Gift? Give The Gift Of Hunting!

December 07, 2004

Introduce someone to hunting in Outdoor Alabama …and you could both be winners!

Searching for the ideal gift that will be remembered long after the holidays are over? Give of your time and expertise to introduce someone to the thrill of hunting. During the holidays is a perfect time to get outdoors and take someone hunting with you. Whether friends or family, they’ll welcome the chance to learn about hunting from an experienced teacher.

Your gift may bring a reward your way! Along with the satisfaction of introducing another person to the hunting experience, participants who complete the “Hunt Outdoor Alabama – Share the Wonder” program will become eligible for prizes and awards – like NASCAR tickets for Talladega’s spring 2005 races, a three-day guided hunting trip, a lifetime hunting license, or other wonderful prizes.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has launched an exciting new mentoring campaign – “Hunt Outdoor Alabama – Share the Wonder” – designed to involve current hunters and open the doors of opportunity to future hunters of all ages. Sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through a grant from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Hunt Outdoor Alabama Campaign is supported by numerous hunting organizations.

Hunt Outdoor Alabama challenges you to pass along Alabama’s rich hunting heritage. Mentors can be winners just by sharing their love of hunting with a newcomer. Prize winners will be selected by random drawing from eligible participants on February 14, 2005. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email.

There is no cost involved, and on-line registration makes it easy.  Hunters register at www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/huntoutdooralabama by filling out and submitting the brief mentor registration questionnaire before January 31, 2005. Each hunter is then sent an email with an assigned Mentor ID number, guest registration instructions and a link to the guidelines of the Hunt Outdoor Alabama campaign.

Alabama’s hunting season is now in full swing, with generous bag limits and abundant game. Looking for a place to hunt? Check out the Wildlife Management Areas – public hunting areas throughout the state that are available for a nominal fee.

After the hunting trip, the guest goes online with the mentor’s ID number, and submits his guest registration, which includes personal and survey information as requested by the on-screen questionnaire. The guest will also be asked to share details of the hunting experience. Guest registration must be completed by Friday, February 4, 2005. The mentor will receive notification when the guest has completed the registration.

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