Time to celebrate! Each year, National Hunting and Fishing Day is on the fourth Saturday of September. So, on Sept. 28, plan to attend any of the FREEscheduled events, encourages the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
“National Hunting and Fishing Day events are a great way to introduce youth and newcomers to outdoor activities, while also helping them learn about the important role that hunting and fishing plays in conservation,” said Rusty Garrison, WRD Director. “These events are family-oriented and fun, with educational hands-on activities that everyone will enjoy.”
What is National Hunting and Fishing Day? The U.S. Congress and President Richard Nixon established this day in 1973 to recognize generations of hunters and anglers for the time and money they donate to wildlife conservation programs.
Events offered in Georgia include kids’ fishing events and Outdoor Adventure Days. Activities will differ at each event – but some highlights include archery and air rifle shooting, trout fishing, snake shows, wildlife programs, exhibits and more. These events are spread out across the whole state – meaning that one is probably near you!
In addition to these events, a FREEfishing day is offered to all Georgia residents on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. On this day, residents do NOT need a fishing license or a trout license to fish on any public waters in the state including lakes, streams, ponds and public fishing areas.
This local event will also include organized kayaking and archery as well as free hotdogs and drinks!