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August 21, 2013

Maryland to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

by Martha
A young angler learning how to cast a line at last year's event

A young angler learning how to cast a line at last year’s event

When: Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, 11518 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville
Who: Open to the Public
Contact: 410-260-8537
Cost: Free
 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites anglers, hunters and anyone interested in the great outdoors to take part in the State’s 7th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration. Featuring exhibits from more than 30 sportsman clubs, conservation organizations and local businesses, visitors will enjoy exciting interactive activities including spin-casting, waterfowl calling, hunting dog demonstrations, as well as instructor-led archery and target shooting.

“The event offers fun, no-cost, hands-on activities for Marylanders of all ages to enjoy,” DNR’s National Hunting & Fishing Day Coordinator, Patricia Handy. “The venue and activities provide a focused opportunity to introduce young people and newcomers to outdoor sports while distilling the important role that hunting and fishing play in Maryland’s wildlife conservation and management.”

Formalized by Congress in 1971, National Hunting and Fishing Day was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate the conservation successes of America’s hunters and anglers. Sportsmen and women generate more than $1.7 billion for the nation annually, which benefits everyone who appreciates wildlife and wild places.

Local sponsors of this year’s event include the National Wild Turkey Federation, Maryland Chapter; National Wildlife Federation; Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; Safari Club International, Chesapeake Chapter; Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association; Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore; and the Maryland Bowhunters Society.

Citizens who would like more information, or those who are interested in becoming a vendor, may call 410-260-8537 or click here.

Keep up to date with DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service on Facebook and Twitter @MDDNRWildlife.

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