December 6, 2012

Make the outdoor-lover on your list happy this year

PRATT – If you’re looking for a special gift for the outdoor persons on your list, look no further than the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). It can be a easy as going to www.ksoutdoors.com and shopping online, or you can visit one of KDWPT’s regional or state parks offices.

Perennial favorites include subscriptions to Kansas Wildlife & Parks and KANSAS! magazines. Kansas Wildlife & Parks is a bimonthly publication packed with the latest information on fishing, hunting, state parks, and wildlife watching, all highlighted by spectacular color photographs. A one-year subscription is $10 and may be purchased at KDWPT offices, online at www.ksoutdoors.com or by phoning toll-free 800-999-9718.

Award-winning KANSAS! magazine is published quarterly, and each issue tells a story through inspiring words and exceptional photography that captures the beauty and essence of the state. Features and photo galleries showcase a variety of topics—from the people and communities to the food and the striking scenery and unique landscapes that make Kansas a special place to live and visit. Purchasing a subscription for that someone on your list who loves Kansas is as easy as going to www.kansasmag.com or phoning toll-free 800-678-6424. A one-year subscription to KANSAS! magazine is $18.

Another popular shopping spot is the KDWPT Outdoor Store. Visit the KDWPT website (www.ksoutdoors.com click "Other Services/Outdoor Store") to download the Outdoor Store order form. Using this form, shoppers can choose from a selection of 30 wildlife books, DVDs, T-shirts, hats, and other miscellaneous items.

The 2013 licenses and permits go on sale Dec. 14, and are valid for the remainder of 2012 and all of 2013, adding more than two weeks to their value. Most licenses and permits can be purchased online and will make your gift recipient happy all year.

For more information, go to the KDWPT website or phone 620-672-5911. Make this Christmas a special one for the outdoorsman or woman on your list.