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Hunting and Fishing Day

Fall is the perfect time in Nebraska to combo-up some hunting and fishing.

And now it is official!

Governor proclaims Sept. 23 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska

Gov. Jim Pillen on Friday proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 23, as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska.

“Hunting and fishing continue to be an integral part of the good life outdoors in Nebraska,” Pillen said. “Over recent years, hunting and fishing have offered a growing number of participants a chance to connect with nature, create memories with friends, and experience both mental and physical health benefits.

“The economic impact hunting and fishing has on our state is tremendous,” he said.

More than 450,000 hunters and anglers support the state’s economy through their spending, contributing to the $2.6 billion spent on outdoor activities in Nebraska in a single year.

Joining Pillen in promoting hunting and fishing was John T. Heaston, executive director of the Nebraska Sportsmen’s Foundation.

“Thank you to Nebraska’s sportsmen and women, who fund conservation of our natural resources in our state,” Heaston said. “Each time a person purchases a hunting or fishing license, they are supporting the conservation efforts of state fish and wildlife agencies.”

National Hunting and Fishing Day, held the fourth Saturday of each September, celebrates hunting and fishing while emphasizing conservation. It was first established by President Nixon in 1972 and is marked by outdoor events held throughout the country.

For more information about hunting and fishing in Nebraska, visit OutdoorNebraska.gov.

There ya go.  You better spend some time on the water or in the field this weekend.  Do both!  The governor told you to!

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Gov. Jim Pillen on Friday proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 23, as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska. He presented the proclamation to John T. Heaston, executive director of the Nebraska Sportsmen’s Foundation. Also present were Dustin Allemann, Nebraska Sportsmen’s Foundation board chairman, third from right, and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Tony Barada, left, T.J. Walker, second from left, Jeff Rawlinson, second from right, and Dean Rosenthal, right. (Nebraska Game and Parks Commission)

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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