From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources
-- A new way of gift giving is available to please the hunter, trapper, angler or general lover of the outdoors in recognition of birthday, holidays or any other appropriate occasion with the DNR's new option of purchasing gift certificates for hunting, trapping for fishing licenses for others. Making donations to various outdoor funds while buying such licenses is also a new convenient option.
Gift certificates have a number of advantages. People will be able to purchase or redeem a gift certificate only online (www.IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov) or at a DNR property that sells hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses.
The gift certificates are for fishing, hunting, or trapping licenses only and can be obtained while purchasing a hunting, fishing or trapping license online or at a DNR property, and adding a gift certificate as an option. The instructions on how to purchase only a gift certificate are located at www.IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov by clicking on the gift certificate link
Gift certificates do not expire and cannot be redeemed as cash.
The amount of the gift certificate can be in dollars and cents, and the balance remaining on the gift certificate will be tracked so the remaining balance can be used for future license purchases. When redeeming the gift certificate online, the user will be shown the current balance of the gift certificate. Gift certificates can be used to make a donation to the DNR, and a gift certificate cannot be used to purchase another gift certificate.
Also, Indiana residents purchasing a fishing, hunting or trapping license have the option of donating to four different funds, including the Indiana Conservation Funding (Natural Resources Foundation) which helps buy land and restore habitat to be used for recreation; the Sportsman's Benevolence Fund which helps provide meals to Indiana's less fortunate. The Non-game Fund helps Indiana's endangered and nongame wildlife, while TIP (Turn in a Poacher Fund) help fight poaching and environmental crimes in the state.
The receipt will show the donation fund and amount. The amount of the donation can be in dollars and cents. If someone wants to do a donation only and not purchase a license see that at http://www.in.gov/dnr/5766.htm.
For additional information, contact Kevin Hoffman, Division of Fish and Wildlife information specialist at (317)234-5904 or send an e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.