Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I Must be Dreaming...

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From the "I can't believe I am really reading this" file:

Imagine my surprise when I was informed that President Barack Obama has recognized the conservation spirit of hunters and anglers and officially proclaiming Saturday, Sept. 26, as National Hunting and Fishing Day in America.

"Following in the centuries-old footsteps of the pioneers who walked before them, hunters and anglers have played a key role in the conservation and restoration of numerous species and their natural habitats. They not only understand their pivotal role as stewards of the land, but also seek to pass on this honored tradition to future generations.

As everyone knows, Congress formally created National Hunting and Fishing Day in 1972. Every U.S. President since Richard M. Nixon has issued a proclamation commemorating the contributions of the millions of sportsmen and women. Obama’s proclamation will be archived at Wonders of Wildlife museum in Springfield, Mo., the official home of National Hunting and Fishing Day. I'll be putting a post together on that in the near future.

Here is the full text of the Obama proclamation, now posted at The White House NHFD Proclamation

National Hunting and Fishing Day

For more information, visit

Related posts on The National Hunting and Fishing Day:

National Hunting and Fishing Day
Three Big Reasons
Hunting Facts and Figures
Hunter's Contributions Exceed 5 Billion Dollars

Albert A Rasch
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
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NorCal Cazadora said...

You heard about how he killed that fly, right? I'm just sure he's a hunter at heart! :-)

hodgeman said...

Not that I'm a big Obama fan or supporter he did give a good interview last year to Field and Stream. He talked about spearfishing in Hawaii when he was younger- for those that've tried, its closer to hunting than fishing... just sayin.

Michael Spinelli said...

He is the "Anointed One," isn't he?

Mike S

Josh said...

He also signed the law about guns in the National Parks System.

Really, I have no idea why folks thought he'd be harsh on guns, hunting, etc. Look who he picked for DOI and USDA.

If the hunting community doesn't reach out to him in a positive way, he'll soon get the message that nothing he does will get him any support or at least slack, and he'll turn back to the base that will give him support.

Albert, I'm glad you put this up here.