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For Release: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DEC Offers Outdoor Gift Package Bargain for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Purchase a $50 New York State Camping Gift Card and Get a Bonus $25 Camping Gift Card, Wildlife Viewing Guide and Conservationist Magazine Subscription

Save Money and Give the Gift of the Great Outdoors

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering a two-day "Wilderness Bundle" outdoor gift package, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. On both Black Friday, November 28, and Cyber Monday, December 1, anyone who purchases a $50 DEC camping gift card will receive a bonus additional $25 camping gift card, a one-year subscription to the New York State Conservationist magazine, and a copy of the New York Wildlife Viewing Guide.

"The DEC Wilderness Bundle is a great gift for friends and family who love the outdoors and will be available at a special savings on just these two popular shopping days," said Commissioner Martens. "Our DEC campgrounds are an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors or just to get away from it all to relax and recharge. A DEC gift card is also great holiday gift option because there's no guessing about what equipment or size clothing to buy. The free $25 bonus card included in the bundle makes it even better!"

Special pricing on the Wilderness Bundle will only be available by calling 518-457-2500 on November 28 and December 1.

Also included in the Bundle is a free, one-year subscription to DEC's flagship publication, Conservationist magazine. Through beautiful photography, captivating artwork and interesting feature articles, the award-winning Conservationist informs and entertains readers about the Empire State's fish, wildlife and outdoor recreation opportunities.

"For close to 70 years, Conservationist magazine has highlighted all that makes New York's outdoors great," said Commissioner Martens. "Our diverse ecosystem, incredible natural resources and world-class outdoor destinations give millions of residents and tourists a unique opportunity to experience the great outdoors at its best."

As a special bonus, the Wilderness Bundle includes a copy of the New York State Wildlife Viewing Guide with its 248 pages of beautiful color photos and tips on viewing and wildlife photography, readers will be anxious to visit many of the more than 100 great viewing sites featured in the book.

More information on DEC Campgrounds and the Camping Gift Card can be found on DEC's website.

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