RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 22, 2011) – Gov. Beverly Perdue has proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 as Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina, recognizing both the economic and conservation contributions of sportsmen. “Whereas, the State of North Carolina recognizes that hunters and anglers were the first conservationists, and they support and promote conservation, which benefits all natural resources and habitats, through volunteer efforts and financial support; while their activities are an economic engine that supports upwards of 29,000 jobs and $818 million in paychecks in the state,” the proclamation states. Read the entire proclamation.
National Hunting and Fishing Day was created by Congress to celebrate the conservation achievements of hunters and anglers that benefit everyone who appreciates wildlife and the outdoors.
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