Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2015 National Hunting and Fishing Day - Sept. 26

2016 will be the 45th NHFD!!
It’s late September and folks are beginning to notice that the live oaks are beginning to drop their acorns ahead of winter. It seems that a recent cool snap also reminded outdoors enthusiasts that it is prime time to hunt and fish. Wetting a line in the saltwater trumps everything else for those who fish in the fall, while others know that hunting season is short and the time to act is now.  The annual National Hunting and Fishing Day is this Saturday, September 26 and it’s a welcome excuse for making a return to the outdoors part of your routine.
Yamaha sponsors NHFD annually
It seems each state is on their own to set up a formal event for National Hunting and Fishing Day, and South Carolina leaves much room for improvement heading into the 2016 calendar year. Only a couple of events are planned for this weekend, and despite the football schedule being in full swing, we should have many more outdoor options for the general public to choose from. Utilizing both public and private resources towards this endeavor should be the future goal.

In the Lowcountry, there will be a youth fishing rodeo at the Mount Pleasant fishing pier. This pier is owned by Charleston County Parks and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring this free day of fishing, and they will even provide the fishing tackle for those who need it. For an event near Seneca in the upstate click on the SCDNR link.

To view a document explaining how hunting and fishing generates funds for wildlife click here.

To view the entire article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries about National Hunting and Fishing Day click 20142013 - 2011

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