Maryland to Host National Hunting and Fishing Day
Family Friendly Event Set for Sept. 24
Anglers, conservationists, hunters and others interested in the great outdoors are invited to take part in the 10th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration, hosted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
This free, family friendly event will take place Sept. 24, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore in Marriottsville (11518 Marriottsville Road).
Featuring exhibits from over 30 sportsman clubs, conservation organizations and small businesses, participants and visitors will enjoy interactive activities and programming, including spin-casting, waterfowl calling, hunting dog demonstrations, as well as instructor-led archery and target shooting.
“This event is designed for young people excited to explore the great outdoors as well as seasoned anglers, hunters and shooters interested in speaking with department personnel or other like-minded individuals or vendors,” Wildlife and Heritage Hunter Recruitment and Retention Specialist Chris Markin said. “It is also a great opportunity to educate and engage citizens about the important role that hunting and fishing play in natural resource conservation and management.”
Formalized by Congress in 1972, 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 generate nearly $800 million annually for state and local economies, supporting countless job opportunities, boosting local economies and helping fund public resources.