National Hunting and Fishing Day – Saturday, September 22!
Did you know the 4th Saturday in September is National Hunting and Fishing Day?
It was first proclaimed in 1972 by President Richard Nixon to celebrate the roll hunters and anglers play in wildlife conservation. Here at Artemis, it’s a pretty important day. We are going to honor it with some solid action to protect our public lands and our hunting and angling heritage. Here’s what you can do:
- If you live in these states, add your name to their letter. Then forward it to another sportswoman. Arizona; California; Colorado; Florida; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; Pennsylvania; Wyoming
- Call your congressional representative: Find them here or your senator: Find them here. Tell them why LWCF is important to you and ask them to support permanent re-authorization and full funding. Need a spoonful of courage? Watch this Quick and Dirty Conservation Tip about talking with decision maker: https://youtu.be/lYsyPw0eRiQ
- Be informed. If you are unclear about the Land and Water Conservation Fund (what it is, how it impacts hunters and anglers), check out this report: https://www.nwf.org/Home/Educational-Resources/Reports/2018/09-17-2018-LWCF-Fish-and-Game. If you still have questions, email Artemis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing info on social media is important. Donating to organizations doing good work is important. Attending events to raise awareness is important.
BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO IS TELL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WHAT YOU WANT. It takes time. It takes effort. It matters. Thank you for caring enough to do this!
Now go hunting or fishing and enjoy this amazing day.