SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Saturday, September 24 is National Hunting and Fishing Day. Recognized annually on the fourth Saturday of September, the 2022 occasion will be the 50th celebration of the nation’s rich sporting heritage and abundant natural resources, along with a mission to recruit new hunters and anglers.
Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL – South St. Paul), chair of the Minnesota House Environment and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement:
“Tomorrow marks a special occasion for my family and me, and as a hunter and angler, I want to congratulate all Minnesotans who also participate in these cherished traditions. Coinciding with the state waterfowl opener and Take a Kid Hunting Weekend, I encourage people of all ages and abilities to get outside and enjoy the robust hunting and fishing opportunities our great state offers throughout the year. It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby or develop a new passion, and the Minnesota DNR and other organizations offer numerous resources to help folks get started in the field or on the water. This occasion also gives us all the opportunity to renew our commitment to conservation, environmental stewardship, and safety. Let’s all do our part to tackle threats like Chronic Wasting Disease, aquatic invasive species, and impairments to waters and habitat so future generations can enjoy these activities and create special memories outdoors.”