Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Leaders Gather to Kick Off National Hunting and Fishing Day

18 Sep

WETUMPKA, Ala. — The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Wildlife Federation, Congressional Sportsmen Foundation and others are coming together to promote National Hunting and Fishing Day, which will be observed this year on Sept. 23.

A press conference will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club at 4758 Lower Wetumpka Road in Montgomery.

To celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day, outdoor retailers, shooting ranges, private and public lakes, state parks and other parks across Alabama are offering discounts on various services or waiving admission fees. For a list of national and state participants, please visit: http://alabamablackbeltadventures.org/events-calendar/national-hunting-fishing-day/. Additional participants will be added in the coming days.

WHO:            

Chris Blankenship, Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

William Crawford, Outdoor Scholars Program Director at the University of Montevallo

Bee Frederick, Southeastern States Director, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Tim Gothard, Alabama Wildlife Federation Executive Director

Pam Swanner, Alabama Black Belt Adventures Project Manager

Chuck Sykes, Director of Wildlife at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

WHAT:           Press conference kicking off National Hunting and Fishing Day

WHEN:           Sept. 19, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:         Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club, 4758 Lower Wetumpka Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36110          

Congress established National Hunting and Fishing Day to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in fish and wildlife conservation. Since launching in 1971, each fourth Saturday in September is set aside as NHF Day. This year’s NHF Day is set for September 23 with NASCAR legend Richard Childress serving as honorary chairman.

For more information please visit www.nhfday.org