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10 ways to celebrate the National Fishing and Hunting Day

With National Fishing and Hunting Day coming up this month, you might be looking for ideas on how to social distance yourself outdoors or learn a new fishing skill while celebrating the occasion. Established by Congress in 1971, NFHD recognizes anglers and hunters for their role in conservation.

You might have celebrated National Fishing Day 2020 or National Fishing Day as early as June, but National Fishing and Hunting Day is a good reason to add an autumn fishing trip to your plan in September.

Here are 10 special fishing opportunities to celebrate National Fishing and Hunting Day 2020 on Saturday 26th September:

  1. Find a new fishing spot near you using the Fishing and Boating Places map.
  2. Invite a friend or family member new to the sport to go fishing with you on Saturday the 26th (per CDC social distancing guidelines).
  3. Invest in a lifetime fishing license if your government agency offers one. You save money in the long term, do not have to worry about an annual renewal and the fees contribute to the conservation of wild animals and fishery resources over a longer period of time.
  4. Use National Fishing and Hunting Day 2020 as the perfect time to pursue a species of fish you’d like to cross off your bucket list.
  5. Plan a fall camping and fishing trip in a state or national park near where you live.
  6. Learn how to tie a new fishing knot or practice setting up a new fishing tackle.
  7. Plan a fishing trip on National Fishing and Hunting Day, bring a pair of gloves, and at the end of your trip, allow half an hour to collect litter (with gloves on) from your fishing spot. Then, properly dispose of your gloves in the trash so they don’t end up in our waterways or ecosystems.
  8. If the fish you catch meets state regulations, celebrate by trying a new fish recipe and preparing your catch for a family dinner.
  9. Make a playlist of your favorite fishing songs and bring a waterproof bluetooth speaker so you can sing along on the water.
  10. Listen to a fishing podcast or watch an instructional video to learn about different types of fishing techniques.

Now that you know how to celebrate National Fishing and Hunting Day from a fishing perspective, check out the September 26 weather forecast and start planning to hit the water!

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