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Special Subscription Offers

Conservationist magazine offers a number of special promotional offers tailored to anglers, hunters, and wildlife enthusiasts. Please see below for more details. For any questions about these offers, you can call 518-402-8047 or email magazine@dec.ny.gov.

Each issue of Conservationist magazine is chock full of beautiful photography and interesting articles that celebrate New York's outdoors and natural history.

Here's a sampling of recent articles:

  • Identifying animal tracks
  • New York's fall foliage
  • Species Spotlights
  • Tree stand safety
  • Fire towers of the Adirondacks and Catskills
  • Cooking wild game
  • Worm fishing for trout

Special Offer for Anglers

Subscribe to the Conservationist and get your FREE fish tape. Seven issues for only $12! Anglers will love the FREE fish tape they receive with their paid subscription. The colorful, handy, weather-resistant tape lets you quickly get an approximate weight for many popular fish species by simply measuring their lengths. Weigh your fish with a ruler. It's a great addition to your tackle box. Give this offer as a gift.

Special Offer for Hunters

Subscribe to the Conservationist and get your FREE deer tape. Seven issues for only $12! Hunters will love the FREE deer tape they receive with their paid subscription. The colorful, handy, weather-resistant tape lets you quickly determine live weight, field-dressed weight and edible meat weight for your deer by simply measuring the animal's chest. Give this offer as a gift.

Special Offer for Wildlife Enthusiasts

Subscribe to the Conservationist and get your FREE critter guide. Seven issues for only $12! You'll love the FREE critter guide. The handy, 128-page, attractive, pocket-sized guide contains profiles of 50 of New York's most common mammal, bird, amphibian and reptile species. There are full-color photos and important information for each species. Give this offer as a gift.

Special Offer for Watchable Wildlife Enthusiasts

Subscribe to the Conservationist and get your FREE New York Wildlife Viewing Guide. A $14.95 value, the guide comes free with your paid subscription of $15 for 10 amazing issues of the magazine. You'll love the FREE New York Wildlife Viewing Guide. With its 248 pages of beautiful color photos and tips on viewing and photography, you'll be anxious to visit many of the more than 100 great viewing sites featured in the book. Give this offer as a gift. **Please note, due to the cost of mailing the New York Wildlife Viewing Guide, this offer is different from the other offers on this page.