National Hunting and Fishing Day - September
Sat, Sep 23, 2023

National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day is held every year on the fourth Saturday in September. The holiday is dedicated to the two most common hobbies – hunting and fishing. The mission of the holiday is not just to popularize these types of recreation, but also to talk about the need to preserve nature. The holiday was first established in 1972 by US President Nixon, and the laws governing the hunting of wild animals were adopted by Theodore Roosevelt in the 19th century.


In order to preserve nature and wild animals in 1880, thematic clubs were founded – the Audubon Society and the League of American Athletes. In 1937, in order to restore and protect wildlife, an Act was enacted that taxed hunting equipment. And in 2000, the US budget allocated $50 million to protect fish and wildlife.

Facts confirming the popularity of hunting and fishing

  • About 38 million Americans regularly fish and hunt.
  • Sales of fishing and hunting equipment are second only to sales of golf equipment.
  • Every year, Americans buy about a billion rounds of ammunition for hunting.
  • Today, girls are more actively involved in sports shooting than before.

How to take part

Pack your gear, snacks, and drinks in your car and spend the weekend by the lake or in the woods enjoying nature. If you want to improve your fishing or hunting skills, attend a master class. You will be taught humane treatment of aquatic and wild animals. Join any organization that works to protect nature, donate money, or become a volunteer.

When is National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrated in 2023?

National Hunting and Fishing Day is observed on the fourth Saturday of September each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 23 2023
Saturday September 28 2024
Saturday September 27 2025
Saturday September 26 2026

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