Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 23

Morrow County Conservation Club will be sponsoring a National Hunting and Fishing Day event on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Mount Gilead State Park from 1-5 p.m. Activities include casting practice, archery, shooting range, snaring demonstration, straw scramble, “pack the pack”, nature crafts, Dutch oven cooking and “fish printing”.

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 Sept. 23 with NASCAR legend Richard Childress serving as honorary chairman.

NHF Day’s official home is at the Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, Mo. Both entities share the goal of strengthening the image of hunting, shooting and fishing. NHF Day is one of the most effective grassroots campaigns to promote hunters, anglers and the conservation of wildlife and habitat. Each year, thousands of people participate in NHF Day events across the country to commemorate the foundation of conservation through fishing and hunting.

Morrow County Conservation Club has been sponsoring this annual event since 1977 when there was an issue on Ohio’s ballot to eliminate trapping in Ohio. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

Information received from Shirley Fissell.