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National Hunting and Fishing Day Saturday

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 08:36am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be celebrating 2019 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on Saturday, Sept. 28.

NHFD was established by the U.S. Congress in 1972 and recognizes hunters and anglers for their contributions to wildlife conservation. The NHFD is an event celebrated in all 50 states annually on the fourth Saturday in September.

Together with federal aid programs, wildlife conservation efforts are funded mainly by the money sportsmen and women spend on their license fees, as well as the taxes they pay on certain types of outdoor recreational equipment that includes firearms, ammunition, and fishing gear. These funds support conservation programs, habitat acquisitions, and outdoor recreation opportunities in Tennessee and throughout the nation.

Country music’s Luke Bryan and Chris Janson are serving as this year’s NHFD honorary co-chairs. Craig Morgan, country music entertainer, award winning television host and former soldier from Dickson County, has previously served as honorary chairman for NFHD.