National Hunting and Fishing Day: September 22

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The League continued our longtime support for National Hunting and Fishing Day by returning as a sponsor for 2018. National Hunting and Fishing Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting.

“The Izaak Walton League is proud to support National Hunting and Fishing Day,” says Executive Director Scott Kovarovics. “League chapters across the country host events to introduce youth and families to hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. These events help Americans understand the essential role hunters and anglers play in supporting – and funding – conservation and outdoor recreation opportunities nationwide.” Read the League’s press release for more details. You can also download a sample press release for chapter use. Need help finding press contacts locally? Email

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

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