Sacramento, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- National Hunting and Fishing Day will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 26.
In conjunction with this annual observance, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds Californians of the plentiful opportunities to enjoy hunting and fishing in the state and commends them for their commitment to conservation.
“California’s anglers and hunters play a crucial role in the conservation of California’s natural resources,” said CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham. “On behalf of CDFW, I thank them for their invaluable contribution.”
President Richard Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day in 1972. It is annually held on the fourth Saturday in September to promote outdoor sports and conservation.
California is the third-largest state in the nation and approximately half of its land is publicly owned. That translates into millions of acres of huntable public property on which CDFW offers varied hunting opportunities.
In 2014, 284,761 licensed hunters contributed approximately $25,181,595 toward wildlife management and conservation activities in the state. Wildlife management and conservation activities have resulted in numerous success stories over the years in California. For example: