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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

It's getting close to that time of year again, and here's an idea for anyone who is looking for a gift that's always in style, never the wrong size or color, and useable every day of the year.

Go to any Idaho Department of Fish and Game regional office around the state and buy them a gift certificate for a 2012 hunting and fishing license. They make good stocking stuffers.

A gift certificate is the best way to get them their hunting and fishing license for Christmas. Adult residents age 18 and over have to buy their own license because they need to show proof of residency.

Idaho Fish and Game gift certificates can be redeemed only at Fish and Game regional offices.

Several options and price ranges are available. Lifetime licenses cost from $276.75 to $1,113.00, depending on the age of the recipient. Seasonal resident licenses sell from $7.25 for junior hunting to $117.25 for the Sportsman's Package. A resident hunting license costs $12.75, and a fishing license costs $25.75.

The Sportsman's Package includes a hunting and fishing license, tags for deer, elk, bear, mountain lion, turkey, salmon and steelhead as well as archery and muzzleloader permits. That is a savings of nearly $70 over buying the items separately.

If playing a game of chance is more your style, the Idaho Fish and Game also offers tickets for Super Hunt drawings for individual deer, elk, pronghorn or moose hunts, and Super Hunt Combos for deer, elk, pronghorn and moose. The money raised from the purchase of these tickets goes to the Access Yes! program. The tickets can be purchased at any license vendor.

Super Hunt entries cost $6 for the first one, and $4 for each additional entry purchased during the same transaction. Super Hunt Combo tickets cost $20 for the first one, and $16 for each additional entry purchased during the same transaction.

The drawings for the all Super Hunts will be in June and August 2012.

For more information, or to purchase gift certificates, stop by any Fish and Game regional office or headquarters in Boise.