National Hunting and Fishing Day


IWLA chapters around the nation will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 28.


National Hunting and Fishing Day events provide opportunities for people across the country to learn more about outdoor skills and conservation, frequently through hands-on activities related to hunting, shooting, fishing, and archery.

National Hunting and Fishing Day

The Izaak Walton League of America is a proud national sponsor of National Hunting and Fishing Day.


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Indiana


Griffith Chapter – Celebrate the Outdoors with Kids – Sunday September 29

Offering opportunities for youth to go fishing and to shoot archery. Archery and fishing gear and bait provided. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. 1532 East Main Street, Griffith, IN 46319-0033. Free. More information

Iowa


Des Moines Chapter – Annual Iowa Outdoor Expo –Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29

Iowa’s premier outdoor event for the whole family. Featuring hands-on activities including archery, bow fishing, camping, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, kid’s activities, outdoor cooking, shooting sports, and wildlife. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day. Des Moines Water Works Park, adjacent to Des Moines Chapter, 4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50321. Free. More information

Maryland


Rockville Chapter – Fun Family Day– Saturday September 28

Try your skills at lots of fun outdoor activities, such as archery, kayaking, canoeing, BB gun and muzzleloader rifle shooting, tomahawk tossing, building wood duck nesting boxes, fly rod casting, hands-on-nature table, kid’s lake fishing, and nature trail hiking. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 18301 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD 20875. Free. More information

Ohio


Tiffin-Seneca County Chapter – Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day – Saturday September 28

Offering opportunities to go fishing, learn to shoot rifles, and receive archery instruction. Lunch provided. Gates open 9:00 am. 3570 North County Road 33, Tiffin, OH 44883. Free.



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About National Hunting and Fishing Day


National Hunting and Fishing Day is an annual event that brings recognition to the value of hunting and fishing and educates the public about the role of these activities in conservation. This grassroots campaign promotes the traditions of hunting and angling and the many conservation benefits they provide for all Americans.

National Hunting and Fishing Day events provide opportunities for people across the country to learn more about outdoor skills and conservation, frequently through hands-on activities related to hunting, shooting, fishing, and archery. This year, some Izaak Walton League chapters will present informative, educational exhibits for their communities, while others will host events introducing youth and families to hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. These events help Americans understand the tremendous contributions that hunters and anglers make to our economy and fish and wildlife management through hunting and fishing license sales and excise taxes on firearms, archery gear, ammunition, and boating and fishing supplies.

Congress established National Hunting and Fishing Day to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in fish and wildlife conservation. Since 1971, the fourth Saturday in September has been set aside to celebrate and share the rich traditions of hunting and fishing.

The Izaak Walton League of America is continuing our longtime support for National Hunting and Fishing Day by returning as a national sponsor for 2019. Learn more at www.nhfday.org.


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