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November 9, 2001

DIVISION OFFERS A VARIETY OF HOLIDAY GIFTS

For more information contact:
Carol Nash at 609-292-9450

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife has a selection of gifts perfect for the outdoors-person in your life. Order through the mail, or where applicable, save postage by purchasing items in person at three convenient office locations in Mercer, Warren and Camden counties.

"I would like to thank the many individuals who have purchased Division-inspired holiday gifts over the years," said Division Director Bob McDowell. "A portion of the proceeds from a number of items is used for the protection and enhancement of New Jersey's fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. Conservation-themed gifts such as these are a thoughtful way to remember loved ones while benefiting wildlife."

When ordering by mail (for items directly shipped from the Division), simply enclose a check or money order made payable to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife and mail to: NJDF&W, P.O. Box 400, Trenton, NJ 08625-0400. Selected items may be purchased in person at the Division's Trenton office on 501 East State Street (3rd floor); the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center on Route 46 in Oxford; or the Southern Region Office on 220 New Brooklyn Road in Sicklerville. Artificial Reef items may be purchased at the Trenton Office and Nacote Creek Research Station on Route 9 in Port Republic, Atlantic County where noted.

Following is a list of items available. Please note that most of the products may be viewed on the Division's website by clicking on the "Products" link on the left-hand side of the screen.

2002 NJ Hunting & Fishing Licenses

This holiday season why not treat the outdoor enthusiast in your life to a 2002 hunting or fishing license? The Division offers a variety of licenses for both residents and non-residents who enjoy freshwater fishing, archery and/or firearm hunting. For that hard-to-buy for sportsperson who has every piece of hunting and fishing equipment under the sun, a license makes the perfect gift and one they’re sure to use all year long! Call 609-292-2965 for details.

        Pick-Up Mail-In
NJ Wildlife Viewing Guide       $10.95 $14.90

The full-color, 160-page guide is a cornerstone of the Division’s Wildlife Diversity Tours/Watchable Wildlife Program and showcases 87 sites throughout New Jersey where people can observe and learn about our state’s incredible array of wildlife and the variety of habitats that support it. Viewing sites are as diverse as the wildlife present and include wildlife management areas, state parks and forests, national wildlife refuges and recreation areas, county and municipal parks and conservation organization lands. For the purpose of the guide, the state has been divided into eight regions: Ridge and Valley, Highland, Metro, Piedmont, Lower Delaware River, Pinelands, Shore and Delaware Bay/Cape May Peninsula. Sites are organized by region, each accompanied by directions, an ecological description, wildlife viewing opportunities and facility/amenity information.

        Pick-Up Mail-In
NJ Wild Places & Open Spaces Map       $3.00 $4.00

This publication, designed similar to a road map, offers the outdoors-person a wealth of information on locating and exploring New Jersey's open spaces in a compact and easy-to-read format. Originally developed as an updated version of the familiar Guide to Wildlife Management Areas, the publication not only contains valuable information on Division wildlife management areas and the variety of wildlife present, but includes state parks, forests and much more! Showcasing a full-color map of New Jersey, more than 700,000 acres of public open space are highlighted with an accompanying wildlife activity grid.

        Pick-Up Mail-In
NJ Wildlife Profiles       *$23.95 *$28.00

Full-color, 112-page, hard cover book. Includes more than 50 reproductions of artwork by renowned wildlife artist Carol Decker. Each painting depicts a different wildlife species found in New Jersey and is accompanied by a detailed written summary and statewide distribution map. A wonderful gift for students, educators and wildlife enthusiasts of any age.

* Holiday Special - Buy one book and get the second copy free, now until December 31. Order now – quantity is limited.

        Pick-Up Mail-In
Commemorative Deer Classic Poster       $2.50 $5.50

This is a limited edition poster commemorating the Division’s First Annual Garden State Deer Classic. Entitled "Legend Maker," this award-winning portrayal of a white-tailed buck was donated by New Jersey resident and renowned wildlife artist Carol Decker. Full color poster measures 28 x 22 inches. A natural for any outdoor enthusiast on your list.

        Mail-In ONLY
NJ Conservation Officer's Edition Knife       $34.95 (does not include S&H and applicable NJ sales tax)

Wear the knife issued to New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers and Deputy Conservation Officers. Schrade knife features a dual edge, etched blade, lockback design and sure-grip handle. Funds derived from the sale of this item will benefit the wildlife enforcement efforts of the New Jersey Conservation Officer Association. Comes with a nylon sheath and limited lifetime warranty. Call 908-654-5159 to place an order.

New Jersey Waterfowl Stamps

Available at Trenton Office ONLY or by mail.

$5.00 Resident Stamp
$10.00 Non-Resident Stamp

New Jersey Waterfowl Print "Tundra Swans at Barnegat Bay"

$180.00 Unframed Print with Both Stamps (includes S&H) By Mail ONLY
$245.00 Framed Print with Both Stamps (includes S&H) By Mail ONLY

The 2001-02 design is second in the Habitat 2000 Landmark Series; the first collectible series of state duck stamp prints depicting waterfowl and public landmarks in the Garden State. The selected sites are representative of public open lands where visitors can observe the species depicted in the print. The series continues with New Jersey's 18th waterfowl stamp and print set created by Bob Hautman and features tundra swans near the Division's historic Sedge House in Barnegat Bay.

New Jersey duck stamps are required for hunting waterfowl in the state, but the beautiful designs are sought after by stamp and print collectors nationwide. Since 1984, proceeds from the sale of New Jersey waterfowl stamps and artist-signed limited edition prints have raised more than $3.8 million for the acquisition, protection and improvement of waterfowl habitat and associated wetlands. To date, more than 12,000 acres have been purchased and/or donated to the program. Each full color print is signed and numbered with a resident and non-resident stamp - a piece to display with pride in knowing you've contributed to the future of New Jersey's wetlands.

        Mail-In ONLY
Limited Edition Waterfowl Stamp Collector's Knife       $94.00 (includes S&H)

Made by Imperial Schrade. Comes in a laser engraved wooden box with a pewter medallion featuring the 2000 stamp design inside the lid. Each knife is numbered on the bolster (the part where the blade hinges) and is limited to an edition of 500.

Limited Edition Habitat 2001 Waterfowl Stamp Artist Souvenir Card

$114.50 Framed with *Three Stamps (includes S&H) By Mail ONLY
$53.50 Unframed with *Three Stamps (includes S&H) By Mail ONLY

Limited edition of 500. Front of full color card features a photo of the three Hautman brothers, artists of the landmark series of waterfowl stamps and includes a place for each stamp to be affixed for display. Back of card offers a history of the Waterfowl Stamp Program and the artists. Card comes with a numbered 2000 and 2001artist-signed stamps.

*Matching numbered, signed 2002 stamp will be shipped during the fall free of charge.

Wildlife Conservation License Plates
See Below for Prices

Choose from two attractive Conserve Wildlife license plates -- the original colorful reproduction of New Jersey's threatened red-headed woodpecker or a magnificent bald eagle in flight. Eighty-percent of the tax deductible purchase price is used to restore endangered species, protect critical wildlife habitat and expand wildlife recreational opportunities through the Watchable Wildlife Project. Conserve Wildlife license plates are available at all Division of Motor Vehicle agencies (regardless of when a current registration expires), at any New Jersey automobile dealer when purchasing or leasing a car, or through the mail by calling 1-888-486-3339. Prices are $50 for a standard wildlife plate; $100 for a personalized wildlife plate.

        Mail-In ONLY Pine Barrens Treefrog Sculpture       $325.00 (includes S&H)

Help support the Division's Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) by purchasing a limited edition bronze sculpture of the Pine Barrens Treefrog. This finely crafted sculpture, produced by nationally renowned Turner Sculpture in Olney, Virginia, sells for $325, of which $130 is deposited in the Wildlife Conservation Fund to support the work of the ENSP. Each sculpture includes a certificate of origin, a display card containing natural history notes and a letter acknowledging your contribution to the fund. For more information call 609-292-1276.

      Pick-Up Mail-In
Limited Edition Marine Life Prints     $60.00 $65.00

Available at Trenton & Nacote Offices ONLY or by mail from the Artificial Reef Association, P.O. Box 16, Oceanville, NJ 08231. Make check or money order payable to "ARA.."

Choice of four beautiful, full-color underwater scenes. Each print is a limited edition of 500, numbered and signed by the artist. Printed on acid-free, archive-quality stock. Choose from "New Jersey Reef" by Kathy Johnston, "Stripers on the Rocks" by Diane Peebles, "Blues on the Beach," also by Ms. Peebles or "Yellowfins in the Canyon" by William Hopkins.

        Pick-Up Mail-In
New Jersey Reef T-Shirts       $14.-$16.00 Not Available by Mail

Available at Trenton & Nacote Offices in person ONLY.

Choice of four full-color T-shirt designs by Kathy Johnston; "New Jersey Blue Claw Crabs", "New Jersey Reefs", "Weakfish School" or "Flounder Family." High quality shirt is made in America of 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Sizes S-XXL. Variety of colors available.

        Pick-Up Mail-In
A Guide to Fishing & Diving New Jersey Reefs       $15.00 $20.00

Available at Trenton & Nacote Offices ONLY or by mail from the Artificial Reef Association.

The ultimate reef book is now available! This 8 x 11-inch spiral bound book is made up of 64 durable, waterproof/tearproof plastic pages designed for use in bad weather and at sea. Offers a complete directory of New Jersey's 14 ocean reef sites, encompassing more than 1,200 reefs. Features LORAN and DGPS charts of all 14 sites, plus coordinates for every named reef. Don't leave the dock without it!

Adopt-A-Reef Habitat     Prices Vary

New Jersey's marine life - sea bass, blackfish, lobsters, crabs and others need a place to live. You can help by sponsoring the placement of a concrete reef habitat on a New Jersey ocean reef. Why not surprise the angler or diver in your life or memorialize a lost loved one by adopting one of these habitats in their honor? It's simple. Make a tax deductible donation (adoption costs vary by quantity) to help pay for the fabrication and transportation of your habitat(s) to the reef site and you will receive the name of your choice on a nameplate that will be attached to a habitat placed on a New Jersey ocean reef, a New Jersey Reef T-shirt, certificate describing the location of your habitat and your name listed as a sponsor in the annual publication of "Reef News." Call 609-748-2020 for more information.