Saturday, September 23, is National Hunting and Fishing Day. Take a new shooter or angler afield and introduce them to the outdoors sports.
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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan reintroduction of S.733, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2017 and the quick action to favorably report it out of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Any body of water has the possibility of housing fish. Without a firearm or bulky gear to make a trap,
Today, celebrate you! Shooters, hunters, anglers, and archers don’t have a national holiday, but the National Hunting and Fishing Day
There are certain things that men do better—like kill bugs, change tires and fix electronics. However, I will do
One of the reasons I love shooting so much is the visible and tangible reward of seeing my shooting improve. Other outdoor pursuits such as boating, hiking and camping offer mental rewards, but you have nothing to show for it besides a smile afterward. If you’re itching to find a hobby that offers the same documentable achievement as shooting while you ration your ammo, why don’t you give archery, fishing or air guns a try? All three offer enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment similar to shooting and hunting.
Summer is just around the corner. As soon as the turkey woods start to cool, and Tommy Three Toes loses interest in the ladies, the weather should just be getting ripe for bowfishing. Never tried it before? Who cares? You get to shoot fish!
H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on April 17, 2012 by a vote of 276 to 146. This Act protects the usage of lead ammunition for hunting, allows the importation of polar bears legally harvested, and continues the protection of hunting, shooting, and fishing on all Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management land. Co-chairs of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Democratic Senator Jon Tester from Montana and Republican Senator John Thune from South Dakota have now introduced a more extensive bill, Senate Amendment 2232 the Sportsmen’s Act Amendment into the 2012 Farm Bill S. 3240. Currently, the 2012 Farm Bill has reached a stalemate in the Senate because the Senators have not reached a consensus on how many amendments to add to the Bill.
I read that there is an estimated 38 million people who fish. My bet is that number is higher in reality, due to the many people who do not purchase a fishing license, or who fish on their own private property. With that many people out on the water and in boats, accidents are bound to happen. Knowing how to remove a fishhook from skin, recognize and treat sunstroke, heat stroke, hypothermia, and perform CPR could mean the difference between life and death.
National Hunting and Fishing Day is September 24, 2011. It is the perfect opportunity to get the whole family involved in your favorite sport. It is also an excellent day to teach someone who has never experienced hunting, fishing, or shooting what a fun sport any of those can be. National Hunting and Fishing Day, always the 4th Saturday in September, has been a “holiday.” as declared by Congress since 1972. From the National Hunting and Fishing Day’s website (http://www.nhfday.org/Page/Home.aspx)
With determined prompting from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the concept soon emerged on the floor of the U.S. Senate. In June 1971, Sen. Thomas McIntyre, N.H., introduced Joint Resolution 117 authorizing National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday of every September. Rep. Bob Sikes, Fla., introduced an identical measure in the House. In early 1972, Congress unanimously passed both bills.
On May 2, 1972, President Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, writing, “I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations.”
What you can do:
- Pass down the sport to youth
- Bond with the family
- Learn safety
- Enjoy the outdoors
- Chance to talk and bond
- Learn patience
- Have fun
- Cook-out after
- Have fun
- Dispel myths
- Gain confidence
- Perfect for any age
- Improves concentration, focus, and physical fitness
Here are some other things you can do to celebrate:
- Learn the basics of hunting calls
- Teach the kids about tracking game
- Build a blind with the kids
- Go camping
- Nature hike
- Train or work with your hunting dog
- Go to the zoo, aquarium, or wildlife refuge
- Become a mentor at Pass It On Outdoor Mentors (http://www.outdoormentors.org/)
Whatever you choose, get the kids off the computer games and go do something outside! What are you going to do?