Saturday, September 22 is National Hunting & Fishing Day! The Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) would like to encourage everyone to join us in celebrating the outdoors as part of National Hunting and Fishing Day. This is a great way to introduce youth and newcomers to outdoor sports while teaching them about the important role that hunting and fishing play in Idaho’s wildlife conservation programs. “ It’s a perfect opportunity to create a better public understanding of hunting and fishing and to create a better public awareness of the important role that hunters and anglers have played in conservation and improving our natural resources,” said Gregg Losinski, Regional Conservation Educator for IDFG.

IDFG will be hosting a mentored youth waterfowl outing on the 22nd to celebrate the day and a similar youth pheasant hunting event is planned for October 6th. Anyone who knows of youth that might be interested in taking part in this introductory hunts should call 208-525-7290.

National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate conservation successes of hunters and anglers. From shopping center exhibits to statewide expos, millions of citizens learned to appreciate America’s sportsman-based system of conservation funding. That system now generates more than $1.7 billion per year, benefiting all who appreciate wildlife and wild places.

National Hunting and Fishing Day is observed on the fourth Saturday of every September.

Logo courtesy Idaho Department of Fish and Game

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