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National Hunting & Fishing Day Celebration
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National Hunting & Fishing Day Celebration

 

Germantown, MD -- The members of the Izaak Walton League of America-Rockville Chapter will be sponsoring a Celebration of National Hunting & Fishing Day, Saturday, September 24, 2011. Open to the public, this FREE event will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the IWLA-Rockville Chapter located at 18301 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD 20874.

A few of the fun and challenging hands on activities you can try will be archery, trap shooting, fly-fishing, canoeing and kayaking.  There will also be opportunities to learn about many conservation efforts such as wood duck nest boxes, Save Our Streams monitoring, deer management, hunter safety and recycling at home and in the community.  Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland National Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery County Government Department of Solid Waste, Maryland Deer Management Association, Trout Unlimited and other sportsman’s and conservation groups will also have exhibits. There will be displays of hunting and fishing equipment and demonstrations of outdoor skills. Kids, don’t forget to check out the junior archery, fishing derby, BB and black powder demonstrations. For more information about the event planned for Germantown, contact Theresa Daly, NH&F Day Coordinator, 301-972-1645.

As the official home to National Hunting and Fishing Day, Wonders of Wildlife is the only hunting and fishing-focused facility that’s both affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.

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 have 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.

The above information is provided by: Theresa Daly.           

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