7 vacation reward concepts for the outside fanatic


Are you doing Christmas shopping for someone who loves the outdoors? Find what you’re looking for with these seven gift ideas from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission:

Annual state park permits

Give the gift of experiences – year-long access to over 70 scenic state parks from one end of the state to the other. With opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing, or just enjoying the natural beauty, Nebraska’s state parks offer something for everyone.

2023 Nebraskaland calendar

Enjoy beautiful Nebraska scenes year round with the Nebraskaland 2023 Calendar. Each month features a spectacular Nebraska image taken by a Nebraskaland photographer, along with plenty of room for notes. It’s great for home and office.

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Game and parks “bucks”

Let someone choose their own gift from nature with Game and Park’s “Bucks” that work like a gift card. They can be used for everything from permits and magazine subscriptions to camping, shooting range fees and more.

Nebraskaland Holiday Special

Save up to 75% on a Nebraskaland Magazine subscription and receive the award-winning 2023 Nebraskaland Calendar. Deals start at just $24 for a one-year subscription. Nebraskaland is great for outdoor enthusiasts, filled with scenic imagery and compelling stories about outdoor recreation, wildlife, parks and people.

Annual hunting or fishing permit

If you know someone who enjoys fishing or hunting, make gift-giving easy and get them a permit that will allow them to enjoy these activities year-round. This could also make a good gift for someone who would appreciate a nudge to try a new hobby or get back into an old one.

This new option provides an alternative to carrying a paper permit in the field. If you purchase a permit, you can add a wallet-sized hard card to your purchase for just $6—complete with beautiful artwork of a walleye or pheasant. It displays your current permits and hunter ID, and withstands water and repeated trips in and out of pockets and tackle boxes.

Lifetime permits and stamps

Give someone special a gift that will last a lifetime—a lifetime permit in Nebraska. It is the ultimate gift for any hunter or angler and an investment in the future.

Learn more and purchase these items at OutdoorNebraska.org/GiftGuide.

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