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National Hunting & Fishing Day
Join us in celebrating National Hunting & Fishing Day — September 22, 2012
Create lasting memories by taking your family hunting or fishing in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 22nd. Hunting and fishing is important for millions of Americans—including thousands of Alaskans—and brings them outdoors and in touch with nature. The more than 38 million people across the country that enjoy hunting and fishing also contribute to wildlife conservation and management through the purchase of licenses and gear. National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrates the programs that ensure that hunting and fishing continue for future generations.
This year also marks the 75th Anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, the most successful effort to conserve fish and wildlife in America. In 1937, hunters lobbied Congress to pass a law taxing firearms and ammunition in order to provide money for wildlife management, research, habitat protection and public education. The Wildlife Restoration Act or Pittman-Robertson Act was passed by Congress that same year. The Sport Fish Restoration Program (Dingell-Johnson Act) was created to restore and better manage America's declining fishery resources and was modeled after the successful Wildlife Restoration Program. These federal funds combine with proceeds from the sale of state hunting and fishing licenses and tags contribute millions annually to manage and research Alaska’s wildlife and fisheries. Check out the activities, programs and resources available to you. Remember Alaska…life’s better outdoors!
Check out these activities to share with your children
- National Hunting & Fishing Day activity ideas (PDF 448 kB)
- Critter Trivia (PDF 141 kB)
- Word Hunter (PDF 53 kB)
- Shopping Spree (PDF 69 kB)
- Clues & Critters (PDF 229 kB)
ADF&G education programs & other resources:
Drop by your local ADF&G area office to pick up hunting & fishing information and publications including: Small Game Hunting in Alaska: A Guide for New Hunters; Grouse & Ptarmigan of Alaska - booklet and poster; Mountain Goat Identification Quiz; Alaska’s Wild Salmon and more.