Tuesday, August 20, 2019

National Hunting and Fishing Day - NHF Day 2019

This year on September 28th, outdoorsmen will celebrate the 48th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day.).

Recognized on the fourth Saturday of every September, National Hunting and Fishing Day serves as a reminder to the American public that wildlife and wild places exist today thanks to the ongoing leadership and funding from hunters, anglers, and shooters.

Together, more than 34 million outdoorsmen and women keep the unique American conservation system strong by raising $100,000 every 30 minutes through self-imposed fees and excise taxes.

This groundbreaking model of conservation funding is recognized as the foundation that allows every American access to abundant wildlife and wild places to enjoy.

National Hunting and Fishing Day was formalized by Congress in 1971 to convey the message that conservation in America succeeds because of hunters and anglers.

In 1972, Richard Nixon signed the first ever Presidential proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, writing, "I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations.".

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium serves as the officially recognized home of National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Located in Springfield, Missouri, within a day’s drive of more than half of all Americans, the not-for-profit institution celebrates those who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water.

National Hunting and Fishing Day is made possible through the sponsorship and generous support of the conservation organizations Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Izaak Walton League, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Wonders of Wildlife.

For additional information about this year’s festivities or to get involved, visit www.NHFDay.org.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Moose Icons

The moose is one of the world's most iconic big game animals. Moose are known for their large antlers, unpredictable behavior, and ungainly appearance.

Always popular, moose are often depicted as icons. The following are examples of moose iconography:

Moose Facts

Moose occur in northern regions around the world.
In North America, moose are found throughout Canada and in several northern states of the USA.
The moose is the largest member of the deer family in North America.
Male moose are known as 'bulls' or 'bull moose'.
Females are known as 'cows'.
The plural form of moose is moose.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

North Carolina Waterfowl Hunting Seminars

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and Ducks Unlimited are offering seven waterfowl hunting seminars this fall.

The free seminars, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., are designed for new and experienced hunters. Topics will include waterfowl identification, hunting methods, decoys and calling, firearms and ammunition selection, specialty clothing, and bird cleaning and cooking.

Additional hunting information not covered in the seminar also will be available. Pre-registration is required and participants must register online. 

Seminars will be held in several North Carolina locations in October and November.

This is the first time the Commission has partnered with Ducks Unlimited to provide free waterfowl hunting seminars.

The seminars also provide a forum for Ducks Unlimited to promote its Sportsmen for Tomorrow program, according to Justin Aycock, the N.C. youth and education coordinator for the North Carolina chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

“Sportsmen for Tomorrow’s goal is to promote youth involvement in the outdoors and conservation,” said Aycock. “These seminars will engage a new generation of sportsmen, so that we can pass on the waterfowl hunting and conservation tradition.”

For more information on Ducks Unlimited, visit www.ducks.org.

For more information on the seminars, visit www.ncwildlife.org.

source:  North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

2016-17 USA Game Bird Hunting Seasons

In December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced it is proposing continued liberal game bird season lengths and bag limits for the 2016-17 hunting seasons.

Each year, USFWS works in partnership with states from four Flyway Councils (Pacific, Central, Mississippi and Atlantic) to establish regulatory frameworks for hunting season lengths, dates and bag limits. States select their individual seasons from within the federal frameworks.

The announcement can be viewed at http://www.fws.gov/home/feature/2015/pdfs/Proposed-frameworks-2016.pdf.

USFWS publishes migratory game bird regulations each year in the Federal Register.

source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Delaware Hunting Photo Contest

Photos of hunters pursuing their favorite quarry will be showcased in the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2015/16 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest.

The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2016/2017 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide to be published next year.

A judging panel will be looking for photos that best portray this year’s contest theme, “Hunters in Action.” Judges also will look at technical criteria including resolution, clarity and composition.

The contest is open to Delaware residents of all ages, with a maximum of three entries per person. To be eligible, photographs must have been taken in Delaware.

For more information, please visit the Fish & Wildlife photo contest page on the DNREC website.

source: Delaware - DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife